Hey there Cruisers,
Well, as the cruising season begins to wind down, its great to look back at all the shows, festivals and fun times that we have all shared together. There have been record numbers at the Pottstown Nights car shows, lots of support for the Veterans Island memorial, great support both with, and for, other local clubs and tons of food & fellowship at our monthly club breakfasts. Our club Vise President Ron Huisenga, and club members Jerry & Lori Keefer, Joe Lebel & Heather Wright all worked extremely hard at the Pottstown Nights hot wheels races for the kids. It’s great to see so many young hot-rodder’s being introduced to the hobby every year. Congrates to all of those members for a job well done. While we have a few more weeks left before the temperatures begin to turn, I would encourage all of you to keep those classics, street rods and treasured antiques in tip top shape before you put them away for the long, cold winter.
Coming up in September, we have a couple of shows at Brookside (on the 15th) & the Norco Fire Company (on the 28th) where we will combine our forces with the wicked effects club once again. Our monthly club breakfast will be held at the breakfast hut in Reading on Saturday, September 18th at 8:30 am. Hopefully you can come join us for this monthly meal. In addition to the Brookside & wicked effects shows in October, we are also going to meet up at Parker Ford Baptist Church for a trunk or treat show for all of the kids on Halloween night. Come on out and decorate the back end of your hot rod and pass out tons of candy for a fun night together. In November we are hoping to put together a wine and cheese run. Please stand by for more information on that one. In December, we will be holding our first ever progressive dinner as we cruise from one members house to the next enjoying another course of the meal as we go along. Not only can we enjoy some great food from all the host homes, but we can check out all of the holiday decorations and maybe even sing a few Christmas carols together. Look for more information on this event as we enter the winter season. I look forward to seeing all of you in the next few months as we share our passion of the hobby together.
Finally, a couple of nights ago I received a phone call from our treasurer Mark Bullard notifying me that our filing for a nonprofit status has finally moved ahead in the bureaucratic system. We now have a case worker assigned to our file and she is hoping to have an approved status for us before the end of September. This has been a long and argues process for Mark and I want to personally thank him for all of his continuous efforts. Once approved, this status will allow us to raise further funds to aid many of the veteran events that we support. I will give you an update as soon as I hear something from Mark.
Keep having fun with your hot rods and hopefully we will see each other at a few more shows. Don’t forget to post all of your favorite photos to the club web page and share those favorite moments & memories with everyone. Thanks again for all of the good times and here’s to keeping the rubber side down and the shiny side up. See ya all at the shows.
Secretary for the Car Club