The Steering Wheel
President’s Message from Mike McNulty, CPA-PCA President
Brrrrrr and ‘oh my aching back’ greetings, Central Pa members, guests and visitors. We are ALL looking forward to somewhat normal weather conditions here in ‘balmy’ central PA. Cold is ok, snow I can tolerate, but the ICE and now boiler plate muck that’s lingering is just a MESS. Lets’ all enjoy slightly longer days, (1 minute every day until day light savings) nicer temps and being able to get our cars out so we can enjoy them as soon as Mother Nature permits. Can you tell I’ve had enough of WINTER!
We have a few important items to address in this month’s column. First after many tireless years of serving the club as its social chairperson, Al Peinhardt has elected to step back and allow another person or committee the opportunity to coordinate and plan this year’s Holiday Party and our annual New York Auto show bus trip in 2015. Thank you Al for your efforts! We all appreciate what you have done in arranging these great events for our club. Now fellow members many of whom I spoke to at this year’s holiday party it’s your opportunity to pitch in and volunteer and bring your suggestions about the party and the bus trip to the club and make them a reality. Remember my ‘theme’ for 2014, ‘MORE THAN THE CORE’. Let’s talk about those ideas, send me your suggestions via email I’d love to hear from you!
Thank you to Rick Geiner, Tim March and our hosts at CBRD in York this past month. It’s nice to have these winter diversions to look forward too. Tim and Rick do a great job or coordinating fun drives and visits to great places during the Cars and Coffees so check the Sprecher and try to get to one of their Sat meets. They meet the 2nd Saturday of every month but sometimes combine their events so check the schedule often for updates as things change quickly.
Eric Wahlberg reminded everyone at last month’s meeting that the annual PCA Tech Tactics in Easton is in early March. To those who have not attended this is a great trip and it fills up fast so look for the registration info and get on the list ASAP if you plan on attending.
Sign-ups are ongoing for the 2014 bus trip—check out the ad in this month’s newsletter and sign up if you plan to attend. If you love cars like we all do and want to see the latest, fastest and greatest things on wheels this is your opportunity.
We are but two short months away from our annual Swap Meet in Hershey. The date is April 19th. Start your WARM or even NICE weather thoughts now. Steve Baun heads up a great team of volunteers every year and makes this a fantastic event for everyone good weather or bad. Look for emails from Rick Geiner to sign up for our volunteer spots. Those emails will be out soon. Speaking of being under the weather our Swap and DE chairman was in for some ‘repairs’ over the winter and we wish him a speedy recovery so he can be out this summer doing his DE events and leading our club on their track days. Check the Sprecher for this year’s track days they fill up fast.
Remember the club meets the 1st Tuesday of every month at the Lancaster Liederkranz. We have our ‘early’ Auto X dates. Look for them in the calendar section of the Sprecher and online. Our Ladies Tech session is on the calendar so ladies sign up ASAP so we can get a head count for this year’s session.
I’d like ask every one of our now over 400 members think about how ‘WE’ as a club can make it stronger than it is currently. Send me your thoughts your ideas either via email or phone. I will listen and reply. I spoke to almost everyone at the holiday party and I’d like to see and hear from many more of you during 2014. We each have a unique insight and it’s ‘our’ club so let’s all contribute and get involved.
Every month I try to find a few words that make me think about what’s really important. First, that you and your family’s wellbeing and heath are strong. Second, that we are kind and helpful to anyone that might need assistance. I look forward to hearing from and seeing you at one of our events in 2014.
Be safe, be well.