Message From the President
August 10th, 2015
Fellow LH Owners and Enthusiasts,
It seems like just yesterday we returned from Carlisle PA but it has now been more than a month since our club meet. For those that attended and others who followed us on Facebook, Twitter, and forum posts it’s another successful meet in the books. Be sure to check out the meet recap and pictures here if you haven’t already.
Up next Ocean City, Maryland! There’s always tons of excitement and talk about people joining this meet during Carlisle but it historically ends up being small. Consider joining the group for a beach get away before summer is over. There is no official hotel for this year and rooms are booking up quickly so be sure to book today.
If you’ve been on the form lately hopefully you’ve noticed the new banners, thread pictures, and emblems. We’ve been working very hard on these and giving the forum a newer, fresher look. This update brings the forum to a more current theme so be sure you check it out. Many thanks for all who contributed to this recent change. The time you gave and additional effort to manipulate images is greatly appreciated.
Another upgrade that has taken place on the form is a bit less visual but equally important. Recently there was a huge upgrade to the back end of the forum. Both speed and security have been enhanced for our users. Hopefully you are experiencing the benefits of these upgrades and enjoying the investment made in our forum.
An additional project that is currently in the works is a rating system in the knowledgebase for skill level and repair times. These efforts are in hopes that users will be more clearly and easily informed of a job on the how-to page prior to reviewing it. While every member has a varying degree of expertise with car repair and maintenance, these descriptors in the title lines will clue in members before they’re in over their head!
The club continues to experience great success with the new website. In an effort to boost the club’s statistics and optimizability on the web we now have a Google + page. If you have a personal page be sure to follow the club and help grow our network.
We’ve turned the corner to the back half of the calendar year and are in need of Ride of the Month participants. Go ahead put your name in the contest or suggest a theme for a contest. A lot of work goes into coordinating this contest for the year and it takes many moving parts. Be sure to keep the contest going forward with suggesting a participant, putting your name in the contest, or sharing your ideas on a new theme.
Summer tends to be a heavy month for membership renewals and unfortunately we tend to lose our most members during this time as they have moved on from an LH. As a reminder, there’s no need to own a LH platform vehicle to be a member, we’re all enthusiasts and that’s what this is about. Other ways you can help continue the club and grow our membership is through the use of wiper cards. If you’re anything like me, I always get excited about seeing another LH on the road. Be the one to extend the offer to this wealth of knowledge and distribute a wiper card or pamphlet.
As I sit and reflect on all the contributions members have made to this club so far this year, I continue to be more impressed with this thing of ours. Thank you for all that you do to stay involved, promote, and grow our club. Your contributions are priceless and I just wanted to pass along my appreciation for each of your efforts and participation.
If you’ve been reading these messages each month and find yourself continuing to return to the 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