Message From the President
February 6th, 2017
Fellow LH Owners and Enthusiasts,
Here we are, working our way through the winter months. The groundhogs have made their predictions and regardless to what they saw or didn’t see, every day we’re getting closer to spring and that means car season! While we’ve had a rather mild winter so far in New England, there’s still plenty of time to dump snow on us and sometimes February and March are the worst months. Regardless, I hope I’m not alone in itching to modify, work on the car, and get out to car shows. As usual, the piles of things to be installed in the car are mounting and my mental wheels are turning on how they will all work.
I’m overjoyed to share a major accomplishment for the club – our club website and forum are now 100% integrated! While this may not seem like a big deal to many, and most of you won’t notice any difference (which is a great thing), its substantial progress for the Board of Directors and the general administration of the club. What does this mean you ask? Well, login credentials are now linked between the two systems and users will easily be able to maneuver between the two systems. Club Memberships are now automated meaning the second an individual joins the club, they instantly have access to the forum. In the past, this was a manual process and required a director to apply paying member status to their profile, giving them access to the restricted, members only sections. As the club ages, it’s important to invest in automated processes which perpetuate membership and continued success. This is a big success and one that will ensure a more minimalistic approach to administering the club and potentially entice others to participate in the BOD.
In the transition of the 2016 BOD to the 2017 BOD, the January ROM was slightly delayed. The contest is active, be sure to check it out. February will follow our first winner of 2017 to be sure you cast your vote! As I’ve referenced few times, there are likely changes to this year’s ROM contest. The BOD will be discussing the topic at their annual meeting and be sure to share the exciting changes with the membership as soon as they’re able. Our goal is to continue to keep it fresh and engaging for all.
One thing that will get us through these last few winter months are thoughts of Carlisle. The hotel contract is in process and will be posted as soon as it’s negotiated and signed. Never been? Check out some of the archived posts about our annual meet. It’s a wonderful family friendly event! Be sure to make your vacation/PTO requests from work now so you ensure your availability to attend and keep an eye out for hotel details. Much more to come on this!
I would like to share a final thank you to the 2016 Board of Directors and again welcome the 2017 Board of Directors. Without this group of volunteers, this club would not exist the way in which it does. There’s plenty that goes on behind the scenes that keeps this going and I’m excited for the 2017 BOD to tackle another year. We have our annual meeting planned for early March and will have a lot to share from that time together. If you have thoughts, questions, or suggestions, please post them for us to add to our meeting agenda. We’re in store for another great year and I’m looking forward to it!
Consider this you’re Club Service Announcement: as a paying member of the club, one of the many perks you receive is free photo storage. Why? We’re selfishly interested in seeing pictures of your car – the good parts, the bad parts, the ugly parts, and the custom parts! We’re always looking for cars/topics to highlight on our social media profiles and often use entries from this storage. It never gets old to see your car highlighted on a public social media post! These pictures also are used during the Ride of the Month contests if you’re a participant and help make forum posts come to life. Please consider saving your car pictures with the club – it’s as easy and sending them by email to your personal folder. Get details here.
February is a short month so hopefully it feels that way and we’re looking at spring quickly. Keep those dormant months’ projects on track, post pictures, vote in ROM, and get posting on the forum!
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