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Valley Forge Region

Dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and enjoyment of all Cadillac
and LaSalle automobiles and to fellowship among members - for over forty years!

President's Message - November 2017

Fall is one of my favorite seasons with the vibrant colors and cool temperatures. It is also the time of the year when the collector car hobby winds down all of the fabulous shows and venues. Hopefully, a few will continue into November and finalize the journey on Thanksgiving Day at the Massey House with the Frostbite Run. I hope everyone participated in many and enjoyed visiting with old friends, making new friends, and, of course, admiring our classic automobiles. This was a great season for me having been the Chairman of the Grand National with 350 classic Cadillacs and La Salles in attendance.

We have been discussing our upcoming election of Board of Directors for the Valley Forge Region for 2018 - 2019. Presently, we have nine (9) candidates to fill our nine (9) positions. The nominees are John Barry, Al Cowling, Ronnie Hux, Paul Lang, Michael Stinson, Mike Zimmerman, John Wood, Earl Rutter, and Cliff Woodbury. We will keep the process open until November 10 and close that night. If you want to run for our Board, please submit a one paragraph resume to Mary Conway (maryconway1117@aol.com), our secretary, by the deadline. If we do not get more nominations, then according to Robert's Rules of Order, Mary Conway, our secretary, will send me an email advising that she is casting her vote as secretary for the nine (9) candidates to be elected. This will eliminate the costs and time for mailing ballots and complete the task. I will be calling a Board meeting in early December of existing Board members and newly elected Board members to allow the new Board to elect officers. An announcement will be made at the December meeting and published in the January issue of The Goddess of the newly elected Board and Officers.

I hope everyone enjoyed Hershey and Fall Carlisle this year. I have heard stories from many about the wonderful experiences encountered and the outstanding display of automobiles. Some of our members won great awards at Hershey this year and my congratulations goes out to all.

Cliff Woodbury has once again organized a Holiday Brunch and invited the DVR and VFR to attend. It is Sunday, December 3 at The Desmond Hotel (map). I hope everyone makes plans to attend and enjoy the great meal and visiting with friends. There is also special parking for classic cars of any make and model, weather permitting.

Lastly, our monthly meeting will return to the same room downstairs at the Desmond (map) for November 21. I hope to see everyone there.


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