Message from the president: October 2019

This month I am, again, going to begin my comments with some very good news. Last month I commented that Jean Raeke advised that Ray was progressing very well after his recent surgery to insert a pig valve in his heart. Ray and Jean attended the monthly breakfast last week. It was good to see both of them again. Since then, member Ron Hill has had two unexpected hospital 'vacations' to address AFIB issues. As of now, the docs have his condition under control. It was good to see Ron at the breakfast last week also. Please keep Cathy Kelley and me aware of any important news concerning you, or other members, so that we can keep the membership informed.

The annual 'Cherry Festival' at Phyllis and John’s cabin was another great event. It was well attended, as usual, and the weather was great. And so was the food and socialization. This is always a much anticipated and well attended event. Our friends from the Potomac Classic TBird Club joined us again as well. And there was a great showing of TBirds. Many, many thanks to Phyllis and John for their hospitality by continuing to host this event.

Unfortunately, we had to cancel the September event scheduled for the Conowingo Veterans Home. The event for November 10th is still on. Let’s have a strong showing to support these guys. More details will be forthcoming in future newsletters.

This edition of the newsletter includes information regarding a gathering on October 20th sponsored by the North Jersey Thunderbird Association. This looks to be a great event and will be a reunion of sorts for many of us who have not seen old friends for a while. MATC is supporting this event and I hope we have great showing. Please contact Dwight and Marsha Dixon if you plan to attend. Also, let me know if you are attending so that we possibly can plan a caravan as applicable and convenient.

Just a reminder - the annual election of officers is approaching rapidly. Positions available include president, secretary and one Board of Directors slot. The ballot will be included in the November newsletter. Please consider running for office to share your ideas and efforts to support our great club. Remember, without a group of willing, capable and dedicated officers there will be no club.

In case you didn’t know, September 22 is an important day in Thunderbird and automotive history. On that day in 1954, 65 years ago, the iconic Ford Thunderbird went on sale. And the rest is history as they say. Certainly a day to celebrate.

Barb and I look forward to seeing all of you at one of the upcoming events. Enjoy those Birds while the weather is still cooperating.

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