Message From the President
August 7th, 2016
Fellow LH Owners and Enthusiasts,
These months seem to be going faster than ever with great weather outside, busy weekends, and some strange force making time move faster than ever! The back to school gear is in the stores and fall decorations are edging out the grills and sunscreen at the stores. I still want to squeeze as much into these summer months as possible and with every weekend that I have left. It’s hard to believe that the leaves will soon change and the snow will fly for so many of us. Until then, I’m going to continue to pack my weekends full of car activities and summer fun!
So much buildup for July in this club is the excitement of the Carlisle meet. It’s hard to believe it’s come and gone already. Be sure to check out the official meet write-up for a recap of the weekend events. It’s always a story to tell and this year is no different. Many of you have read and heard of my own car woes that occurred on the trip there. Additionally, there was hot weather, great food, awesome camaraderie, impressive cars, and exciting awards. In addition to the meet awards, the Ride of the Year and the Ride of the Decade awards were handed out. What a cool experience to be a part of and it continues to be an honor to be awarded the Ride of the Decade and I am proud to represent the club in such a way.
I know it’s hard for some to understand outside of the club but the friends that become family over time continue to amaze me. With my engine issues on the way to Carlisle, everyone was there to help! From leaving the meet early for exploratory work to see what happened and what needed to be done, to many therapy sessions about what action to take, to the time, money and parts that club members gave me to rebuild M-Pressive. I so often don’t want these messages to be about me, but this month I can’t help but find great personal pride in being a part of this group which is there to help a fellow member. After a freak issue with M-Pressive, it took 11 days to get it back on the road. 11 days! I’m amazed at the knowledge and ability within this group, humbled by the generosity of this group, and endlessly thankful for all that this group is made of. This car family is a unique thing for sure!
Before, during, and after Carlisle I continue to be impressed by this group’s participation in the car scene. The active level of participation with our members and LHs is so cool to see. We’re a force for sure! Keep up the local car show participation, be sure to post pictures of how great your ride looks, and proudly represent this club across the country! It’s so great to see our rides at these events and being awarded for our member’s hard work and passion. Keep it up!
For August, the Ride of the Month contest will continue to the membership’s vote. Keep an eye out for the contest to be posted. Earlier 2016 winners should start thinking of your calendar pictures. Get a good shot of your car while the weather is nice! 2016 ROM winners will need to provide pictures for the 2017 calendar as we near the end of the year.
Our membership continues to be strong. Many thanks for your continued efforts to tag cars, post on social media, and talk us up! It’s so great to see new memberships and to hear from members renewing even after their cars are gone. We continue to hover right around the 300 active member mark which is really impressive.
Each month I work on many tasks for our club. One of these is contacting the members who have memberships that will expire soon or have expired. Our greatest asset is our membership and I love to see the renewals and new members join us. Be sure to keep up this great part of our club. Tag those LHs that you see out there in parking lots, driving down the road, and along your travels.
It’s been a long time in the making but I’m excited to say that a club merchandise order will be posted soon so keep an eye out for it! We will have the order up for a number of weeks to be sure we give everyone a chance to make their order. Many more details will be posted but there will be a variety of men’s and women’s apparel that’s embroidered with the club logo. A test order has been made to see the quality of the items and we’re happy with them and want to get the opportunity to the membership to make a purchase. We will not be ordering any extra or additional items to keep on hand so if you’re interested in ordering any club merchandise be sure to check it out. We will try to do an order twice a year but this will likely be the only one for 2016.
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 Club President Chrysler 300M Enthusiasts Club