Message From the President
October 4th, 2016
Fellow LH Owners and Enthusiasts,
Maybe you can tell me how it got to be October – here in New England the leaves are changing and it’s getting cool out. It’s hard to believe that in a few short weeks I will tuck the car away for the winter season and be putting the snow tires and snow brush back on the black M. Needless to say it’s been a fast car season. I’ll chalk that up to it being a great one too. My own car took on some major transformation this year – had a monumental engine issue that was fixed in 13 days – and had many successful shows.
I’m sure you’ve seen the contest that I am currently in for an opportunity to take my 300M to SEMA – the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more. So far participation has been amazing and I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for the support. For the last 4 weeks I have continued to receive enough votes to beat my competitors and continue to the next round. Currently, there are 8 cars left and I am up against some great competition. I very much appreciate your continued support and regular daily voting to keep me in this competition. Please keep voting every 24 hours and share on Facebook if you’re able. I’m the only domestic ride left and would love to represent the Chrysler 300M Enthusiasts Club and Mopar at SEMA. Find out more details of the contest here.
I feel like so many members tell this story and it resonates so significantly to me, I wish I had a more creative or catching way to tell it. The depth of friends in this club is simply amazing! This membership is strong, tight knit, and has extensive depth to it. The vast contributions that each of you brings is awesome. The variety of backgrounds, trades, knowledge base, skills, and personalities – and how well it works as a group – continue to keep me in awe. Whether it’s a new member posting to say hello and the welcoming they receive or a new concern from a long term member and the wide range of suggestions received to help find a solution is something really special. We’ve expanded from an online forum, to regular meets, group vacations, fantasy football leagues, and the best of friends. You don’t find this often and certainly not in an online community. The connections that are made here are like none other and for that I’m appreciative and grateful. You hear so many of us so often refer to this group as family, and in all ways it truly is!
With the turn of the seasons and looking to the last quarter of the year, it’s time to start thinking about the administration of the club. I hope each of you reading this will consider how you can contribute to this group in the next year. Please think about participation in the 2017 Board of Directors. We are looking to draw on these wide sets of skills and get a group together than can lead us into the future. Please reach out to a current BOD member if you’re interested or have questions about the commitment. It’s wonderful to see new people join the group and work their ideas into our future – that’s what keeps this club going! You will see many requests for interest but I wanted to plant the seed early!
The club calendar is around the corner! For winners of the ROM contest this year, get those photos ready because a request is coming soon. A post will be made in early December when it’s ready for purchase so be sure to put it on your holiday gift list and don’t forget to get one for home and the office!
The first club merchandise order was a success. It should be arriving in Massachusetts soon and shipped out to buyers quickly. We can’t wait to see the merchandise and get it out to those that purchased. Sad you missed the opportunity? Another order will be made in March 2017 so be sure not to miss out on that one.
Be sure to give those LHs a nice fall treatment – wash, wax, and detail before the season turns to winter!
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