Wisconsin Section

Presidents Message Oct/Nov 2017

Presidents Message Oct/Nov 2017


It’s a busy time for the Wisconsin Section!


Several members exhibited their cars at Show & Glow August 5th. Oktoberfest was celebrated September 9th, and I just returned from our Drive to Dine event at Road America’s Fall Vintage Festival. You can read more about these events elsewhere in this newsletter. Thank you to Frank Geracie, Ghassan Majdalani, Bend Kampe and John Ledbury for organizing and hosting these events.


We visit the Abbey Resort & Marina September 23rd for a Drive to Dine, and Thursday, October 12th Umansky Motor Cars is hosting a tech session.  Make your reservations for both these events now.  And although it’s too late to take advantage of the special hotel rates, you can still join us for the Door County Fall Color Tour scheduled for October 20 - 22. If you want to participate in the Fall Color Tour please contact me ASAP so I can make appropriate arrangements for our group meals!


November 4th is our Pabst Brewery Tour and December 9th our Christmas Party and Annual Meet-ing. And let’s not forget the February 2018 trip to the Chicago Auto Show.

More information on these events can be found elsewhere in this newsletter, and check the Upcoming Events Calendar for future events. I encourage you to put all these events on your calendar NOW and join us for as many upcoming functions as you can.


Newsletter Editor Needed!

Frank Geracie, our longtime newsletter editor, needs to step away from the position due to job demands. Frank has graciously agreed to do the December/January newsletter, but for 2018 we need to find a new editor. If you or someone you know has an interest in filling this very important position please let me know. The newsletter editor does not have to be a board member, or even a club member.


Board Members Needed!

We have 3 board members whose terms expire at the end of 2017. Serving on the Board of Directors is a great way to meet other members and get more involved in our Club activities. The time commitment is small, 2 hours a month for a board meeting. And with the acquisition of our Go-To-Meeting software, individuals can participate in a board meeting from the comfort of their home or office. Board membership is open to any member in good standing. If you are interested in serving as a board member please contact me.


MBCA Club Store Has Moved !  Land’s End is now managing the MBCA Merchandise Store, at https://www.mbca.org/lands-end.  MBCA polo shirts, jackets and more are available through the Merchandise Store. The MBCA Event Equipment Store at https://www.mbca.org/catalog?catalog=All is your source for name badges, note cards, anniversary pins, grille badges, back issues of the Star Magazine, and equipment for section events.


Finally, please join me in welcoming our newest members as of September 17th:

James Holt     John Kapellusch    Chuck McCrimmon    Ron Rothman     Werner Scherr    and a belated welcome to Tim Benson, who joined our Section May 27 but was omitted from our membership list due to technical issues at the MBCA national office.


Bruce Hamilton

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