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FLMBCA PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE SECOND QUARTER 2020

FLMBCA PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE SECOND QUARTER 2020

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The sun is shining today, our first day of Day Light Savings in 2020 and I really want to be out driving with the car top down. Must be spring fever or MBCA Finger Lakes Section fever. It is a time of year when I miss seeing all of you. My fix has been the Syracuse Auto Expo in February to ogle the 2020 models waxed up with no snow piled on top. I know some of you most likely meandered over to the Rochester Auto show in early March. The tease of spring is now here and hearts grow fonder with thoughts of driving unencumbered by the winter nasties. Due to the recent facts of life, a short drive appears all that we may be able to do for the immediate future. So, go ahead and leave winter in your rearview mirror with a short drive.

The quickly evolving Novel Coronavirus pandemic has reached our region and it is imperative that we align our club activities along with recent local and regional practices. The health of all our members and families is paramount. As a result, we are unable to hold our annual opening day garage tour at club member Bill Wayman’s home this spring. Bill is sharing a photograph of his recent work elsewhere in our newsletter, so all is not lost.

As of this writing the Lotus-Mercedes-Benz Driving Education Event at Watkins Glen on June 17th and The Sonnenberg Father’s Day Car Show on June 21st in Canandaigua are still on the schedule of our club events. Our annual Picnic at Red Kozinski’s home is July 12th. This is a good time now to place these dates on your calendar.

By popular demand we have scheduled another Seneca Falls Rotary Jazz Festival and Mercedes Benz Car display on September 13th at del Lago Casino, at the Waterloo exit off the NY State Thru Way. In addition, the 2020 schedule also has another road rally scheduled and to be organized by Doug Archer, long time MBCA FL member for early October. More details on these two events will be in our 3rd Quarter Tri-Star.

Ethan Fogg presented an idea at our annual meeting last November, called ‘Pop-Up’ events. A ‘pop-up’ event is a get-together with minimum advance notice at some very localized event that may be enhanced by a group of Mercedes Benz Club cars on display. Our web master’s Oscar and Peggy are able to send out quickly an advertisement in a special edition of Tri-Star, so communicating the event will be a breeze. Possibly such an event may occur in late May or August.

Happy and safe driving, Section President Don Klug

 

 

Section: 
Finger Lakes
Author: 
Donald Klug
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