Pres Message

Hi Happy Oldsmobilers,

Are you ready for some socialization with social distancing, too? We hope so. We have scheduled a get together for Saturday, July 11, 2020, at the picnic pavilion at RE Olds Park in Oldsmar. Because of the different world we live in now, there will be no sharing of food or drink. We will meet for a picnic lunch and some games. I hope members will drive an Oldsmobile, but since it should be hot and some don’t have AC, get there however you can!

What we are doing: Bring your own chairs and your own picnic lunch and your masks! We will sit at the appropriate distances share stories and socialize. I thought it might be a good time for each of us to share information about another one of our hobbies and how we have been filling our time in isolation. I would guess some of you are working on car projects, but others may be filling their time doing other things.

Rick has been very busy taking wonderful care of me. I had partial knee replacement surgery on June 10. Since then my days are filled with rest and lots of physical therapy. Today (16 days out) I was finally given permission to walk without a cane. Bending is getting easier. I hope that by the time we gather that I can move much more quickly and freely.

BOPC is still scheduled for October 24, in Auburndale. The flyers have been ready for a long time. We will have them at the meeting so you can take some and start distributing them. I hope that we get a good turn out. As time draws closer we may need to reevaluate how to space the cars and determine whether a Swap Meet is still “do-able.”

Another discussion we need to have is about the 25-year celebration. Think about where, when, and how we should make a second attempt.

Also, all of you need to start thinking about the future of the club. We need some new leaders. I will be stepping down as Club President after this year. A number of the Officers have been serving for many years and we have been happy to do so. This year, we have been fortunate to have some different people in Office. We thank you for volunteering for this service. We need even more. Please think about what you can do to help out.

Oh, one last thing! Our “stable” is down a vehicle. We were sad to say goodbye to the 1978 Cutlass Supreme Brougham; it was a really great driving, unique vehicle, but it has moved to California. We are still hoping to sell the 1934 and replace it with a 1930’s Oldsmobile with 4-doors. So…if you know of one that would fit, let us know.

Until July 11th in Oldsmar, keep those Oldsmobiles motoring!

Pat Whissel

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