Message From the President
January 9th, 2017
Fellow LH Owners and Enthusiasts,
The holidays are over and all of a sudden it’s 2017. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the end of the year goes. This message will focus on family, friends and reflection as another BOD term comes to a close.
I would be remiss if I didn’t take another moment to remember, honor, and say goodbye to our dear friend and fellow club member, Stan Walker. Our club is not immune to the harsh realities of life. All too often we see a fellow member with an automotive issue, in an accident, or experiencing stress. We’re not immune to great loss and so many of us are feeling this one. While we proudly honor those members who have passed, adding Stan to this list was hard for many. He was a friend to all, a laugh to all in earshot, and a great conversation to all that would listen. He was a constant at club meets, no matter the miles he needed to drive to get there. His outlook on life was remarkable and set a valuable lesson for us all. In so many ways he fathered us – he played pranks with the best of them and always had words of wisdom to share. I’ll always remember him sharing the newest pictures and movies of his granddaughter, how he talked about his Challenger, valued his latest family endeavor of the restaurant, and his laugh! The Board of Directors has decided on a few ways to continue to honor this great member: Carlisle 2017 club shirts will be orange in dedication to his car, the ‘Most Cruisin’ award has been renamed to the Stan Walker Memorial Most Cruisin’ award, and the club is matching all AHA donations made by current members in the month of January. While these are little ways to honor him, we hope that they are lasting happy reminders of our wonderful friend and member.
2017 brings us to the end of a term for the current board and looking for new leaders. I’m asking each and every one of you: are you willing to participate in leading this club for 2017? It’s important to have new involvement, energized leaders, and commitment to the club’s future. Please consider being part of the BOD for 2017 and review the processes and details.
One of my favorite parts of a year ending is reviewing all of the year’s Ride of the Month winners for the Ride of the Year contest. It’s exciting to look back at our winners, reread their stories and select what we each see as the best ride. Please don’t forget to vote for the 2016 Ride of the Year and honor a great car in our club. Order a calendar while you are looking at all the winners from 2016.
While the details will be hashed out, the Ride of the Month contest will be a part of the 2017 plan for the club. There will be a new coordinator for the contest for 2017 and the new board will decide the final edits to the contest. Keep an eye out for more details on how the contest will continue and be sure to get your pictures ready to participate in the contest.
Believe it or not but it’s time to get Carlisle planning in mind!! While the car registration has been going on for a bit now, it’s not too early to submit for your vacation time. Hotel info will be posted in the coming month or so, we’ll be food planning, and mod prepping in no time!! As many of you know it’s a great family fun weekend and we’d all enjoy seeing new members at the event. Things are pretty well planned if you want to go along with the group (traditions die hard with this group so we do very similar things each year) or come and go as you please!
In other events, keep an eye out for more on Moparpalooza in West Virginia. The group will need to decide if they want to attend and get details hashed out. The month of May will be here before you know it!
As my latest term as Club President comes to an end, I want to again thank all of those who helped make this year possible. The 2016 BOD made some great progress for the club this year and I’m confident that our year’s work has set the club up for success. The time that each director contributed toward building, progressing, and boosting our club over the past year is much appreciated.
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!
Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends and all the best for 2017!
Respectfully, Keith Jarvis Club President Chrysler 300M Enthusiasts Club