Please Join Darlene and Me in welcoming Abram & Christina Scherbekow from Lady Lake , Fl. They joined the Cruisin’ Couples recently and Abram has already shown that they are going to be very active, as they were even before they joined.
Our November 5th car show undoubtedly was one of the best shows in Florida and in spite of the Competing area shows we had a fine turnout and raised Nearly $2000 for Santa’s Christmas Eve Visits to our adopted families. AND: Because of the generosity of Ron & Gordy and Drew & Donna we even found additional toys to be donated to ‘Toys For Tots’ this year. Who else has a six WWII plane flyover, a live concert, and the most unique trophies you’ll ever see anywhere and still gives all the proceeds away?
Not all the Members were there to help with our big annual and only fund raiser and not only did you miss out on a great time with a super concert but also a great prime rib meal afterwards at the 1884 Restaurant.
Our annual club meeting this year is scheduled for January 16th at our home (If our redecorating project is finished by then) at 1340 Spring Lake Road, Fruitland Park, Fl. Melody will fill you in on the details and features this club’s meetings entails.
Again Let me remind you that your 2017 dues must be paid this month as our club Insurance is due the January 7th.
Not everyone will choose to renew their membership this year and we understand that. And in fact although we don’t require that members attend any fix number of events, frankly, I can’t blame you for dropping out if you don’t benefit from our activities. However, I will mention that this year, many of the things that we were very consistent about have fallen thru the cracks and that has to change! Starting in January, the Monthly Newsletter will be E- mailed to every member of the club… and include the current member list but E-mail is not a one way street any longer. If I don’t get a reply (at least “I Got It”) I won’t send emails in to you in the future. Here’s the way it will work in 2017. I will send a President’s message to the secretary and the Cruise leader will send the 6 weeks itinerary to the secretary, Jim and Linda will be suggesting costumes for at least one of the two Monthly club events and we hope to have a Club photographer (ANYONE GOT A CAMERA?) send pictures and touch of humor for publication by her as well. All this before the 1st of the month. Then it will be distributed to all members consistently by the 5th of the month at the latest! We used to do this all the time and were known for this and even found that other clubs even began doing Costumes. Hey this Car Club stuff is about pretending to be young again. The club has been invited to the Hippy fest, the Movie row, and the Parades and 50’s concert events because of the fun we contributed to these events. If you aren’t part of the fun you’re part of the Party Poopers!
Please do what you say!
The newsletter is the responsibility of the secretary and the events is the Cruise directors responsibility and if you take the job and can’t get your job done it’s still your responsibility, none the less, so Get someone else to fill in for you. We all depend on you to keep us straight. Thee annual meeting will amplify the why we do this, and the benefits of being in a car club. The Playground Passes, the Monthly Cruise News, the Newsletter, the annual Trip arrangements, annual Dinner, the after the car show diner are all paid for because of the Car show proceeds. The Club Theme song, and medallion that we used to do will be discussed at the annual Meeting and can again be a part of the club’s benefits. The annual dues is nearly entirely used to pay for the $2,000,000 Liability policy which is due shortly.
The possibility of doing a 2017 show will be a topic of the discussion the 16th, as will the board members/officers. If you are interested in being an officer/director please let me hear from you ASAP.
Let me remind everyone of the Mission Of the Cruisin’ Couples: We are dedicated to the Preservation of these Automotive works of Art and the hobby of car cruising.
It’s not even about raising money for charity, although we do give our money away rather than fight about how much and for what purpose. If it’s not about the hobby and the preservation of the old cars, it’s not our purpose. We do special trophies to recognize those who work so hard and enjoy these old classics and street rods and the social aspect of the hoppy. I hope you have found a friend or two from participating in the Cruisin’ Couples Classic Car Club and had a few laughs along the way.