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President's Message - May 2017
 

Wow, it is hard to believe that it is May already. These days, weeks, months, and years are flying by. I recall in my younger days a week was an eternity!

This weekend was outstanding. We had another meeting with the Hilton Hotel staff on Friday and the Judging Workshop on Saturday. The Hilton is really prepared for our arrival. We are discussed every week in their staff meetings and they are bending over to please us and handle all of our requests. Everyone is going to be very pleased with this hotel.

The judges' workshop was well attended with approximately 28 attendees. We had members from the Carolinas, Virginia, Maryland, and a few from the VFR Region as well. Even the veteran members stated that they were glad they came as they learned much and thoroughly enjoyed their day.

Our first dealer show was held at Cadillac of Turnersville (show results) on Saturday, April 22. We had a very light attendance. It seems that everyone had prior commitments or were afraid of the showers. However, all attending had a wonderful time and enjoyed seeing the cars and visiting with friends.

Our second dealer show will be held on Saturday, May 6. We will be returning to Delaware Cadillac in Wilmington, Delaware (map and directions). The weather forecast is predicting late afternoon showers, so I hope you will not be unable to attend. We need everyone to support our shows and bring their cars. I hope to see many members this Saturday.

In April, I invited Toni Rothman to attend our monthly meeting to discuss the relationship opportunity with VFR and the AACA Museum regarding membership. I believe everyone's questions were answered and since I had the Board's approval, I submitted our VFR (no cost) membership form to the museum. Now, any VFR member can join the museum with a deeply discounted rate. I will be posting this information to our website and sending to the Editor of this publication for next month's issue for your reading pleasure.

Our Grand National is less than 90 days and we are rapidly finalizing support and arrangements. Registrations are continuing to pour in and a couple of tours are sold out. The Westin is continuing to get rooms booked and the Hilton is still sold out. We are still working on a few surprises that we hope to announce within the next few weeks. I hope that if you have not registered, that you will not procrastinate any longer and mail in today. The show field is 68% sold out, the outdoor flea market/car corral is sold out and very few places are left inside for the flea market. We are getting registrations from most every state in the US and have 6 or 7 countries overseas represented as well. We have a 1903, a 1916 and many, many cars from the 20s and 30s registered. This is going to be outstanding.

Don't forget our monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 16. And I hope to see everyone at Delaware Cadillac (map and directions) on Saturday, 6 May.

Ron

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