The Steering Wheel
President’s Message from MIKE McNULTY, CPA-PCA President
Hello, Central Pa members, guests and visitors,
Our summer is well under way and we are moving towards fall… AMAZING. We had a great July meeting and our new members from prior meetings are attending and are actively participating. It’s a great trend and I am hopeful it will continue. We grew again slightly month to month and every little bit helps. PCA national disburses monies quarterly to each region based on the membership head count and we use those funds to provide you with our web site, newsletter etc. etc.
As of the June meeting we have 448 primary members and a total with associates of 735! We will be moving ahead with our new members social as soon as we can pull together all of the details.
We have one our biggest events of the year next month. Our annual crab feast is the highlight of our summer activities. The date is Sunday August 30th! Please sign up early so we can get an accurate head count for the crabs and shrimp. If you would like to help please reach out to myself or Eric Wahlberg.
The charity committee will be meeting in July on the 23rd to begin the selection process for our 2015 donations. Those that are interested in submitting a charity for consideration should contact myself or our Charity Chairman Don Moore
The Markels are recently back from Parade and Jeff gave us a nice overview during the July meeting. Look for a detailed article in the Sprecher about this year’s Parade in the upcoming month’s edition. The 2016 Parade will be held at Jay Peak in Vermont. The initial word is that the event will be heavily attended and might require a lottery process for attendance. More to come as we draw closer to this amazing gathering of enthusiasts and cars.
Our 2016 swap will be held on April 23rd. We will be celebrating the 40th anniversary for the swap. Truly amazing when you think about all the cars and people that have traveled from near and far each year to attend this fantastic event. If you have any ‘swap’ stories please let us know so we can compile them and share them with our membership (photos are always welcome). With the continued success of the swap we are able to support our members and continue to donate to our chosen charities.
The Charity Committee and the Budget committee met before the July general meeting and have begun the process to identify the clubs yearly operating expenses so that we can again determine the amount of monies we can donate in 2015. The charity committee will be meeting in July on the 23rd to begin the selection process for our 2015 donations. Those that are interested in submitting a charity for consideration should contact myself or our Charity Chairman Don Moore ASAP!
We are pursuing one more AX venue for future events is the fall and beyond. Currently we are without dates for the fall but are trying to secure one or possibly two more before the bad weather sets in. We are still working with HERCO to secure more slots on the Giant Center lot. Again check the website as more dates become available. If dates do become available it could be on short notice so check the Sprecher and we will also email blast the dates if we need to react quickly should a date become available.
The summer DE schedule is alive and well. The next new event is August 26-27 at the Pittsburgh race track. Please contact Steve Baun if you have questions or interest in attending a DE event. There are several car related housekeeping items you will need to have checked before you can participate.
Cars and Chocolate in Hershey at the Cocoa Beanery is having their monthly meets. If the weather is nice grab a coffee and go see all the very nice cars that often attend.
Mark your calendars for the Polo Cup being held again this year in Sept. It’s a relaxing time and great time of year to sit and watch the polo ponies! Check the Sprecher for details.
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.
A lot of unique and unprecedented events have occurred since my last editorial. No matter what your thoughts are on these issues it’s a great reminder that we live in an amazing country that is a collective sum of all its parts both good and bad. I like to focus on the things that are goo, but I am always amazed that those who would like to dwell on our short comings. People are never perfect and we all have an opportunity to help each other in both good times and bad.
Be safe, be well.