The Steering Wheel
President’s Message from MIKE McNULTY, CPA-PCA President
Hello, Central Pa members, guests and visitors,
Well, only a few more weeks of this crazy weather. Soon very soon this will be a distant winter memory and we will be out enjoying our cars again. We are now just a few weeks away from our annual Swap Meet in Hershey. As I write this I can’t believe it’s here again. It seems like just a few weeks ago I was out and about with all of you walking the lot and being AMAZED at the turnout in 2014. This year we are celebrating the clubs 50th charter year with PCA. When you get to the clubs tent this year stop in for a few moments and look thru some of the ’original’ documents from back in 1965. Allot has changed in 50 years but the binding tie for us all is the appreciation for these cars and our fellow members.
The Swap Meet again this year needs your help to make it another huge success. The only way we are able to do that year in and year out is because of our wonderful volunteers. Look for announcements in the Sprecher and via email for positions for that Sat the 18th. CPA will be hosting the Zone 2 bi annual meeting on Sunday the 19th. We have secured the event location for the zone 2 meeting. This April 19th we will be at the Holiday Inn off of the Grantville exit. Following the swap meet Sat. evening we will be hosting a social for the other zones officers that will be attending. When that site is determined we will send out the location and time in the Specher. You will be able to stop by if you are interested to say hello to our Zone 2 Rep Cheryl Taylor. Many of the other regions in our area will be attending the swap and the Zone 2 meeting.
Again this spring we will be planning a trip to the NYC auto show on April 4th. It’s a great trip coordinated by the club.
Cars and Coffee has an event in the works for the end of May with the Carlisle Import show. We are planning on an early AM meet and drive over to the fairgrounds with a tent for CPA-PCA. Stay tuned for more info as that date draws near.
Again this spring we will be planning a trip to the NYC auto show on April 4th. It’s a great trip coordinated by the club. Bob Gosling is planning this year’s trip. You can contact him either by phone 717-471-3203 or via email email@example.com for details. Online signup is avail thru the clubs website.
The 2015 Autocross calendar is being reviewed by HERCO now and we will have our dates as soon as they release them to the club. Check the Sprecher for our fun cone-cornering events this year. We have asked for more dates this season so keep your fingers crossed. Our 1st date will be the annual Swap Autocross which will be on Sunday April the 18th. As usual we need our core of volunteers to have another great season of Autocross. Sign up, come out and explore how much fun you can have in about 45 to 55 seconds!
Most of the DE events for 2015 are open and you can begin to register now for them. Please if you are thinking about venturing in the world of DE plan on attending the Intro to DE on March 7th. Slots are filling up and this is always a well-attended event. It’s a great way to ask allot of questions and see if this exciting aspect of driving is something you’d like to try.
We formally initiated our finance committee at the February meeting. We have 4 people so far that have volunteered and we can always use a few more folks to help with this important activity going forward. If you are interested in participating please contact me or attend a monthly meeting.
The club meets the 1st Tuesday of every month at the Lancaster Liederkranz. Good food, great beer, great company. Don’t miss an opportunity to see how the club runs. We have an Exec board and directors members meeting each month with the general membership invited.
At our Holiday Party the club was able to give our attending members a 50th anniversary car badge (24k gold plated) and a ladies mirrored compact with the 50th year’s logo on the front. The items were given away in a unique tote bag. All of these items (those that we have remaining) will be available to our members via our web site and at this year’s Swap Meet for a nominal charge. Also this year a 50th anniversary t-shirt will be available along with a matching logo’ed cap. Check in at the club’s tent during the Swap for all of these items. They will be available while the supply lasts. If there is enough interest we have the ability to order more as requested.
As always reach out to me either on my cell 717-580-0355 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have ideas or just want to ask a question.
Be safe, be well.