Message From the President
Fellow LH Owners and Enthusiasts,
Happy New Year! Well, here we are…the club’s 19th year, 2020! As we celebrate the holidays and make the turn to a new year, it’s a good time for reflection and projection (who’s thinking headlights and taillights? – insert corny joke here!!). To think that our cars get another year older as the odometer ticks to another milestone number I continue to be amazed by the platform and this club. I preach to the choir but these cars stand up against those of this decade and in a busy parking lot (there’s plenty in Boston with stupidly expensive cars in them!!) in style and luxury. When well-maintained they seamlessly claim their spot and hold their own. What other 1999-2004 car does this?! But it’s this club’s membership that I continue to be surprised by. Our membership numbers are strong – new memberships and renewals, and activity! Pat yourself on the back…you are a part of keeping these cars going! Keep up the great work and let the countdown to the club’s 20th anniversary begin!
Our year always starts off with an exciting contest – it’s Ride of the Year time!! The contest is made up of all the 2019 Ride of the Month winners and the car selected as Ride of the Year will be the calendar cover for 2021, receive a special award, and join the ranks of a limited cars with such an honor. Please be sure that you vote in the contest!! It’s a hard pick but I trust our membership’s activity to make this a thrilling contest!
Don’t forget to order your 2020 calendar! They’ve been on sale for a few weeks now and many members are already enjoying the month of January. It’s always fun to reminisce about past Ride of the Month winners throughout the year. Wish you were in the calendar – make it happen!! Participate in our 2020 Ride of the Month contest and you too could be part of next year’s calendar.
Speaking of which…it’s time to change the Ride of the Month contest! If you have suggestions as to how we can change it please send ideas to [email protected] After 16 years of running the Ride of the Year contest and the age of our cars, it has become increasingly harder to get monthly participants. Believe it or not, but many members turn away the opportunity to participate so there are limits on contests that can be created monthly. As you think about how we might continue a contest to maintain membership voting participation and production of an annual calendar, please send ideas my way!
We’re keeping a merchandise blow out sale going until it’s all gone – help get it out of my basement and into your hands for use! Stock up on trunk organizers, pint glasses, or key chains!!
Our current Board of Directors will turn over in February so keep an eye out for nominations to be part of the 2020 BOD! I’ll do my first of a few thank you messages to the 2019 Board of Directors. Again, the club was administered with thought and eagerness. I greatly appreciate the contribution of your time and participation for the club. It simply does not exist without the volunteering of our membership to help.
We see it time and time again…maybe it just sticks out more during these winter months, but among others, there so many perils of social media for the club. While our presence there is important, it is not recommended to be a source of information. There are many instances of misinformation and bad posts which can’t be monitored the way they can on the forum. With 18 years of experience and documenting of valuable information, we are THE source for anything you could need.
With the end of the holiday sale run by Carlisle Events, there were many that took advantage of this extra savings to attend the meet in July. Great response so far and heck, why not save money if you know you’re attending?! It’s the planning of this meet that keeps me ticking during these colder months so keep an eye out for many posts on the event. I know the hotel information for Carlisle (and Ocean City too) will be posted soon. We’ll have the usual plans and good times will be had by all. We say it time and time again, if you’re considering attending – do it this year!! Need more of a push – check out the member highlight in last year’s newsletter and see the ‘hooking’ of Ed to the meet. He’s a great example of attending his first meet and the rest being history!
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!
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