The DVC Annual Planning Meeting was held Sunday, November 18th at the Silverdale Borough Park Building. After a dreadful month, the weather was mostly sunny which encouraged a few to drive their vintage automobiles of the club’s marque. Bill Boorse drove the oldest MG to the meetings as he arrived in his MGA. Driving MGBs were Pat and Carmita Alzamora, Dave Schwab, and Bill Webb. Buzz, represented his Mini marque and guided Tom and Jaimee Rippert to the meeting. Also in attendance were Donna Bristol, Pat and Patty Cawthorne, Chuck Denlinger, David Johnston, Walt King, Adam and Eva Ilnicki, Dave and Karen Paul, Jim and Diane Sanders (hosts), Dick and Sandy Suffredini, and Lee Wesner. Good food and beverages were enjoyed by all.
Tom Rippert opened the meeting. It was announced that Club Regalia can now be ordered on the DVC Web Site. This site offers a wide range of apparel which can be ordered with the club’s insignia/logo. Also, the new car club badges have been ordered and will soon be available. A sample is to be displayed at the upcoming Christmas Party. The plan for advertising by our sponsors on the DVC Website was discussed and presented as a service to the membership rather than an effort to raise funds. The goal is to place venders of needed supplies and services in an easily accessible manner on the club’s website. By simply clicking on the vender, one will be redirected the vender’s website (or contact information if a website is not available). The inclusion of a year’s subscription to the British Marque with annual membership was revisited and a proposal to proceed with a one year trial is being considered. Patty Cawthorne shared good news from the club’s treasury and reported that the club’s finances are healthy with a budgetary surplus. The remainder of the meeting was dedicated to determining the 2013 calendar of events.
Also discussed as events of interest to members of the club were a track day at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville (date TBD), the Carlisle Import Show and Swap Meet (May 11-12), and the VSCCA Fall Finale at Lime Rock (October 11-12).