Maureen Aulson was our gracious hostess for the annual meeting of the Myopia Driving Club. Alan was not present, as his company is in Washington, DC painting the Capitol (no mean feat!).
The meeting was well attended by both old and new members. Alice Burnham was welcomed and “pinned” as a new Regular member. Several Provisional members attended Sue Fryer, Valerie Giacalone, Suzanne Mooney, Robyn Royer, Linda and Eric Wilking.
David Smith chaired the meeting in Alan’s absence. He explained the selection process for the new slate of officers. The slate was presented to the membership for a vote. The slate, as presented, was:
President: Margot Clark
VP of Communications: Kate Prestero
VP of Public Relations and Hospitality: Nancy LeBaron-Kiley
VP of Activities: Susan Koso
Secretary: Amy Barton Treasurer: Fred Sullivan
Members-at Large: Kat Tremblay and Pam Biggi.
The new slate of officers was unanimously approved by the members and will officially take office in the new year.
Marc Johnson reported on the past years’ club activities. A discussion regarding member participation ensued. It was decided that earlier notification might improve participation. Marc addressed the difficulties of coordinating activities within the Northeast Region.
When the club’s yearly activities for 2011 are proposed, Susan Koso, in her new role as VP of Activities, will be coordinating with the Regional Director. Our club activity calendar will be available and emailed in early winter for our club members. There was a discussion centered around the use of the Myopia Schooling Field and Polo Arena. The members of the Ex-Comm have high hopes of being able to secure usage on a regular basis for club events such as clinics, informal ADT, lessons, etc. Susan asked for activity ideas from the members. The idea was greeted warmly and several suggestions were made. These included another navigator’s clinic, a clinic on pleasure showing, and a hands-on long-lining clinic.
Updating the MDC website was discussed. Since the meeting, Margot and Kate have gotten together for a conversation regarding this. Kate had already updated the calendar, re-activated the email links to the president and the secretary, and updated the site links. The VP of Communications maintains the website, but is not responsible for generating its content. THEREFORE, we are requesting articles and photos from our general membership. This is your website and we need your contribution. Any and all ideas, volunteers, input are welcome. Please contact Margot.
After the club business, members enjoyed a delicious pot-luck supper. While dining we had the good fortune to watch the professional DVD of the WEG Driving competition. Maureen shared some of the more memorable “insider” WEG moments. It was noted that the old mailing address of the club has been revived. This will hopefully facilitate improved communications.
MYOPIA DRIVING CLUB PO BOX 55 HAMILTON, MA 01982
Please send your $30 membership fee to the above address or save a stamp and bring it with you to our annual Christmas Party. We would appreciate this being submitted in a timely fashion as it helps with our bookkeeping. Thank you!