Message From the President
Fellow LH Owners and Enthusiasts,
The cold wet snow flying through the air today in New England is no April Fool’s Day joke but I am hoping this is the last of it. I’ve sorted through my parts piles which I’ve accumulated over the winter months and am itching to get into the garage and start working on my car. I hope that you each are as eager as I am for nice weather and car meet season!
I’m excited to share with you all that the club is quickly approaching 2600 members!! While they certainly aren’t still active, over the lifetime of the club – 16 years – we’ve had many contributors, visitors, and members. This is so exciting to see. I often think about the fact that these cars haven’t been produced in 13 years but we continue to be relevant. New people are looking for us, finding us, and joining us. It always makes me happy to see a new member notification come through my club email. It’s truly amazing and a testament to this group. In the month of March we had 15 new members join us – awesome! This is the most we have had in one month since 2013.
You may have noticed that the new ROM Committee ran a great contest in April. It’s so great to have such amazing voting participation and see our rides perform so well. Let’s see if we can keep this high level of competition going all year round. You can help by offering to be a participant. All it takes is some pictures of your car and a brief write up about it. Reach out to any BOD member if you’re interested or the committee may be reaching out to you!
In case you missed it – there’s going to be a club gear order soon! Check out the post for details and be sure you place your order ASAP. This is now the only way to purchase club merchandise – its good quality and so far in the few orders we’ve made we’ve been very happy with the products. Check it out and order your summer gear!!
Carlisle is around the corner and July will be here before you know it. Be sure you register for the event, book your hotel, and sign up for food plan. So far we have a slow signup number – let’s change that! Not sure you should attend? Check out the Carlisle Through the Years page or meet recaps to see what you’ve missed out on. As our biggest ‘family’ gathering, this meet is a wonderful weekend and something many won’t miss. Mopars stretch as far as you can see, great company, tons of laughs, and instant family! Keep an eye out for the club t-shirt thread and other weekend details to be posted in the coming weeks.
I’d like to recap and thank all of those who completed the syncing project by linking their passwords. This was a major undertaking for the club and, after 16 years, linked our website and forum the way it always should have been. By linking these two entities, we become a jointed effort and transition between the information is seamless for you as a user. It was a time consuming process, requited a great deal of manual processing for the BOD, and sets us up for greater user experience. Our traffic is up so it’s great to see those who may have not visited lately back poking around.
One of the decisions that came from the annual BOD meeting was to move our Facebook presence from a page to a group. If you haven’t joined us be sure you do here. The rationale for making this move has already been successful. We’ve seen a lot more activity through people sharing pictures, posts, and content. By driving this participation we’re creating more value to the group instead of only allowing page administrators to post. We are seeing increased conversations, making connections, and generating new members! If you haven’t yet, hop on and say hello – post a picture and join the conversation.
If you’ve been reading these messages each month and find yourself continuing to return to the Chrysler 300M Enthusiasts Club page and aren’t a member yet, please consider joining us! It’s easy, inexpensive, and opens up some great resources and benefits to you. Please click here to join us! If you know your current membership will be expiring soon, be sure to renew here. You’ll be receiving a reminder just in case you forget to renew!
Respectfully, Keith Jarvis President Chrysler 300M Enthusiasts Club