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I know you think this is going to be another of my fun, witty, information packed Presidents’ messages…and who could blame you…But you would be wrong. There will be none of that here. No. This message will be short, quick, and only loosely organized.
While it was technically a March event, April kicked off with a very nice tour of the CHP maintenance facility and museum in Sacramento led by Nick Verhoek…a retired CHP officer himself. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend due to pesky clients demanding my attention, but everyone told me that it was fabulous, and that Nick did a wonderful job.
The big news of the month is that we are recruiting for our next award-winning newsletter editor. As we know, Jean is facing many challenges these days, between moving (yet again), Bud’s health and her own health and she has let me know that this will be her last newsletter. So, we are on the hunt for a computer savvy, organized and dedicated BATOC’r who wants to spread their creative “Bird Wings” and take over. Jean has a complete, ready-to-go template for you to work with that pretty much allows you to copy and paste the various elements into the template, while adding a few creative elements of your own and…VIOLA – you have a newsletter. The job also comes with a nice, club owned, HP Laser Jet printer that you can use, along with a lifetime supply of ink cartridges. Who could ask for anything more. LOL. Call me or Jean to discuss.
The next item of import…we have finalized our date and location for this years’ 66th Anniversary event. That magic day will happen June 29th at My Hot Cars in San Ramon. Thanks to Nick and his nephew John who is the Sales Manager at My Hot Cars, this year’s event will be similar to last years, and include another tech session and the long-awaited rib cook-off between Guy Cummins and James Gibson. More details will follow but mark it on your calendar and join us for another fun-filled Anniversary. And, BTW, all other area clubs are welcome to join us – put it in your newsletter and let us know.
And a personal note, here’s an update on the “Grey Goose” (as Guy named it), all the body work is complete on my ’64 Roadster and it is headed for its final coat of primer next week, then on to the final block sand before paint by the end of the month….I hope. YEA!!
Also, while it is technically an unofficial event, anyone who would like to join Susan & I, along with the Perry’s, for the Morro Bay car show weekend on May 3,4 & 5 – Please join us. It will be a great weekend and our first time exploring this event. We’ll hook up with the Central Coast TBird club and have a great time. If you would like to join us, give me a call and I’ll give you all the information. But check it out at: https://www.morrobaycarshow.org/
And, of course, check the current event calendar and join any or all of the upcoming fun. Lots of energy going into lots of fun in this fabulous club. A great big thanks to everyone…including Lisa Perry, who has been putting in LOTS & LOTS of energy lately. I think she might be campaigning to be your next President….You Go Girl.
So, trust everything you’ve read above. There is no April Fools prank. It is all valid, verifiable information that you can trust. Have a great month and let’s see you all soon.


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