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FLMBCA PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE THIRD QUARTER 2020

FLMBCA PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE THIRD QUARTER 2020

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I am sure we all miss seeing each other at our club ‘get-togethers’ and our old state of familiar enjoyment. I know that I do. Of course, club gatherings require us to transport to our events in our Mercedes Benz cars. So, a partial fix these days for me has been a short drive in the Benz and leave in the rearview mirror the state of our world for a few moments. The drive, although fun, is still just a ‘partial’ fix. Our fun section gatherings with each other and our ownership experience is really part of the reason we joined the MBCA FL Section to begin with.

With this in mind, we want to communicate an adjusted 2020 events calendar in a permissible way that allows the chance to enjoy our short summer with an occasion gathering. Please know that your continued health and safety is of primary concern. We are all pleased, I am sure to see NNY, CNY and the Rochester regions deemed appropriate to ‘open up’ in New York State’s Phase 3 and Phase 4 levels of gatherings with social distancing. After talks with our other club officers we have decided to at least schedule our annual club wide favorite event, the annual picnic at Red Kosinski’s home on August 16th. Considering this future date will allow us all the flexibility to be able to see if things are safe as the date approaches. Of course, social distancing and masks will still be required and we assure all that the picnic layout will accommodate our new normal. If the current environment situation in August suddenly changes, we certainly have the option to cancel and communicate such via a short newsletter message.

The hosts of the Sonnenberg Gardens Father’s Day Car Show, scheduled for June 21st has moved the date to September 6th, allowing us another opportunity to gather if our environment allows. Of course, there is always the opportunity to gather again for a short road rally without a visit to a restaurant. This is a subject worth investigating as a fall event or a ‘pop-up’ surprise meet. We will investigate and let you all know about this in the next newsletter or before.

Please take note of club member Dave Tobin’s contribution to this newsletter on Mercedes Metris Weekender Camper Van and welcome Tobin Motor Works as our newest advertising supporter along with Universal Imports and Mercedes Benz of Rochester.

Stay safe and happy driving, Section President Don Klug

Section: 
Finger Lakes
Author: 
Donald Klug
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