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President's Message - October 2017

As I write this message, I cannot believe that Fall has arrived! The seasons are flying by and there is so little time to do so much.

Our annual fall show at Peddler's Village in Lahaska was awesome. When John Wood and I arrived, we found that our usual show field was full of scarecrows for their annual Scarecrow Festival. There were hundreds of people already at the Village. We found out from an employee of the Village that we had been moved to the paved parking lot behind Bank of America. This turned out to be the very best spot we have had for our show. It was paved, had shade, adjacent to restaurants, and, of course, rest rooms were really handy.

The cars at our Fall Show were the best examples we have had in years. We had an original 1956 Eldorado Seville, two (2) 1962 Biarritz convertibles, three (3) La Salles, ten (10) Allant├ęs, and owners from all over New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Long Island. Of particular interest in the other GM cars was Brian Rachlin's outstanding 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado. Another gentleman brought a beautiful Buick Skylark GS 455! This was a very good show and we had many spectators due to the fact of the festival going on in the Village. If we elect to return next year, I highly suggest that we ask for this parking lot for our show and possibly the same weekend as the Scarecrow Festival. The results of the show are posted later in this newsletter.

Fall always brings about so many classic car events and wonderful shows. It is hard to decide which ones to attend and which ones to miss. October brings about two (2) very large events, Fall Carlisle, and of course the AACA Fall Meet in Hershey. Rob Robison will again this year be in charge of the CLC tent at Hershey where you can stop in to rest your tired feet, get a cold beverage and snack, and visit with other members. The CLC tent is always very popular with our club and other classic car guys and gals to come visit. The register always includes many interesting names from the US, Canada, and other overseas countries as well. Be sure to stop in! On Wednesday, Vince Taliano of the Potomac Region will be in the tent selling the remaining items from our 2017 GN. If you missed the event or want additional items, see Vince on Wednesday.

Per the by-laws of our club, I have appointed the election committee to compile names for the ballot for our Board of Directors election. Jack Hotz, Earl Rutter, and Michael Stinson will accept the names and one paragraph biographies until the October meeting. At that time our secretary, Mary Conway, will make the ballot and mail to all members for your vote. The tabulation committee tallies the votes and announces the new Board at our November meeting. Afterwards, a Board meeting is held and new officers are elected. Please remember to vote, and if you would like to be placed on the ballot, contact one of the three mentioned committee members to add your name.

Enjoy the fall weather and see you at the October meeting. THE OCTOBER MEETING WILL BE IN AN UPSTAIRS ROOM AT THE DESMOND DUE TO REMODILING OF THE EXISTING RESTAURANT. Access to the upstairs room is attainable via an elevator.


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