President’s Boot- June 2011
The driving season is well underway, or at least I hear that it is. The only event I have done so far was the Sandwich Memorial Day Parade, a nice event with its solemn moments of remembrance and speeches. It also is a wonderful parade through a very quaint old New England Town here on the Cape. I think we had seven cars in total with some of the usual regulars and some new and recent members participating as well.
Soon after the parade, I went in for neck surgery that has kept me out of the Jag or out of action on almost anything until things begin to heal. I am doing surprisingly well and am anxious to get back into action. I think I will make the June meeting, which is an ice cream run let by one of our members, Les and Cynthia Frank. How can anyone miss an ice cream run? What I did miss was our Vice Presidents Battle Ship Cove Run in Fall River, a new event for our club, the Brits by the Sea in Connecticut and the Hyannis Father’s Day car show on Main St, Hyannis. I certainly plan on enjoying the next upcoming events and for the rest of the season.
Our new web site is up and running and from what I am hearing; most members find it very workable and like the new set up. Charlie Bohm and his team have been resolving the problems that were sure to come up whenever there is such a large change. Now that members can review and edit their own profile, there have been a number of corrections with name spelling, phone numbers and e-mail address. Since phone numbers and e-mail addresses are often changed, this new system helps us to stay current and improve our connection with each one of our members. I think most are appreciating the ease of access to the events and calendar sections, and in time, will learn to use the inter club communication available using “the pit” and other sites on the forum.
Oh yes, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that under the volunteer section our Organizational Chart appears for everyone to look and see if there is something listed that you might want to use your expertise and talent to help with the overall operation of the club. We’re making progress with some fresh new faces volunteering to help, but there is room for more of our members to get involved in the club.
I have listed many of the events here with this “Boot” and will continue to do so for awhile as members get use to using the events listing and Calendar on the web site. Come on out and join in with the upcoming events and get to know your fellow club members.
21 Jun 2011 7:00 PM • BBC Sandwich, MA
Factory Five Tour & Run
25 Jun 2011 – Charlie Bohm
Triumph Car Show
25 Jun 2011 • Faneuil Hall, Boston
Factory 5 Tour - Back Road Drive - Pot Luck Cook Out
25 Jun 2011 9:00 AM • Starting at the Trow Bridge Tavern in Bourne
Larz Anderson - British Car Day
26 Jun 2011 • Brookline, MA
Goodwood Festival of Speed
30 Jun 2011 • Chichester, West Sussex, England
Bourne 4th of July Parade
04 Jul 2011 8:00 AM • Bourne, MA
Larz Anderson - Micro Mini Day
09 Jul 2011 • Brookline, MA
Valley of Sin Run - Kennel Fundraiser
09 Jul 2011 9:30 AM • Starting at the Sears at the Dartmouth Mall
The Marion Classic Antique Auto Show
16 Jul 2011 8:00 AM • Silvershell Beach, Marion
19 Jul 2011 7:00 PM • BBC Sandwich, MA
Morgan's, Mini's & MG's Show
23 Jul 2011 • Faneuil Hall, Boston
See the Calendar for future events in August, September and later in the season.
The British Marque Triathlon will be August 26th, 27th & 28th. Sign up as our club needs your attendance to win!
Our own BLW will be Columbus Day Weekend and will be held at Falmouth Marine Park. We will not switch days as previously announced. The road trip will be on Saturday with the Car Show on Sunday. The Friday night Meet & Greet will be at Green Harbor as usual.
Brian Nickerson will once again be the POC for the November trip and it will be to return to Martha’s Vineyard. Go to the web site to learn details and to sign up early. Car ferry reservations as well as hotel should be made well in advance.