Halloween is over and November has arrived. The photograph below is from our recent tech-session with special guest John Twist. Flanking Mr. Twist are Jim Spurgeon on the left and Randy Shuck on the right. These two club members originally suggested and then organized Mr. Twist’s visit for both the tech-session at Randy’s home in Chantilly and his participating in our Hunt Country Classic on the following day. That was no small feat and the fact that it all seemed effortless and ran so smoothly is a great example of their talents and dedication to our club and MGs in general. Thank you Jim and Randy! At least they had perfect weather for the tech-session. Please read more about the tech session elsewhere in this issue.
Our drive-to-lunch and nominations meeting went well. John Huber provided us with a wonderful drive through upper Montgomery County with a fun start from the Cars and Coffee gathering at Montgomery Mall. Along the way we visited Damascus Motors where the Velocity Channel’s Junkyard Empire series is filmed. We then had a wonderful lunch and our nominations meeting at the Olney Ale House after passing through Brookville, MD. Brookville was the Nation’s Capitol for a day 1814!
Our nominations meeting was short and quick with the announcements that Jim Spurgeon and Ken Vogel would be stepping down from our Board of Directors. Jim is planning on relocating soon and Ken is just becoming too busy with other things at the moment. Everyone else, including myself and Cheryl are standing for reelection. No party affiliations, except the fun kind! If you’d like to join in on the fun and help run this Club, brainstorm event ideas and help us make them happen let me know. We always enjoy a good meal and great company with fun conversations at our meetings. If you are interested, I’d like to know before our Turkey Rallye and Election Meeting on the 18th of November.
We’ve also got the Alexandria Scottish Walk and the Middleburg Christmas Parade coming up. Joe Dowley is heading up operations for the Middleburg parade and once again, he’ll be doing a drawing for a great gift for one lucky parade participant (and spouse or significant other). Look for Joe’s article a few pages ahead in this issue.
Speaking of the holidays, Mike and Lisa Eaton have agreed to host our Club’s annual Holiday Party again! Whoo-hoo! Two greater hosts you could never find and their home is the perfect mix of cool car stuff and spacious accommodations for a wonderful time. Please see their announcement elsewhere in this issue.