From The Drivers Seat



January brings with it the annual Trees and Trains event, at Bob Spellmire’s home, in Huntington Beach. This event was postponed,
as Bob is adding another room, for another gauge train set. Not wanting to be left with a month without an event, Conrad Diaz and I quickly came up with another event. A visit to the Lyon’s Air Museum, which took place on Saturday, January 20. Thirty-eight members attended this impromptu event. I set up the date with the museum, and found a restaurant to go to afterwards, as well as a convenient start point. Conrad and Laurie Diaz worked out the route to take to get there.
February will have the Super Bowl LII Party, on Sunday, February 4. Location is the Thelander’s home, in Westminster. Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots. The Poolmeister will be there, as well. Garage Tech Sessions will start up again on February 10. Depending on how the weather looks, as well as scheduling, we will either return to Jerry Felper’s, or have an indoor location planned. February is about the only month to factor in weather. Next year should see the club visiting Lew Webb’s car collection, in south Orange County, with lunch somewhere afterwards.
There also has been talk of a beach party, as well as some other possible events, but nothing firmed up at this time. Contact Rick Pullen or Dave Gaston, if you have an idea for an event. They will help you to put one on. (Note: breakfast runs are fun, and easy to set up).  We used to do a lot of breakfast runs. Breakfast runs can be added to a month’s already scheduled event, as not everyone can

make the monthly event date. I t can be a driving tour, or a rally with questions. They are easy to put on. Step up to the plate, and plan on putting one on.
To add to that, every Saturday (just about) at 12:30 p.m., a group of members meet at the Jagerhaus in Anaheim for lunch. A great brain trust, and the greatest topics of discussion. (other restaurant patrons have told us so). Jerry Felper, Carl Cederstrand, Gary Crow, Charles Lusch, and  I generally attend.
And, twice a month, at the Olde Ship in Santa Ana, we get together for dinner, on Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
Volunteerism is the key to an organization’s success! We are not in need of anyone to fill a board position right now. Positions could be available next year. As the Star Trek crew gave way to Star Trek: The Next Generation, the next generation of VMG volunteers needs to come forward. Please consider taking a board position for at least one year. While it looks like we have a lot going on, we can always use club members to volunteer. Positions are opening up on the board, and we would love to see new faces become active there.
Rick Pullen and Dave Gaston have events, that just need someone to host. Kaz and Judy Bielinski are working on a driving event for the year 2018. Rick Pullen and Dave Gaston can help you plan a driving event. Just ask them.

Until next month

John Seim









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