Fellow LH Owners and Enthusiasts,
Today marked the first snow of the season for us here in Massachusetts. I swear I saw the M shiver; it was so cold out there today. I know it will get much worse and much, much colder but there's something about the first time of the season that makes the season winter feel all too real. This weather 'issue' coupled with daylight savings time were just a lot to handle in one day!
I wanted to draw additional attention to a recent post made by the Board of Directors. Please take some time to read the official communication by clicking here but I wanted to include a bit of my perspective for you all. First, I commend the Board of Directors for continuing their year of hard work and maintaining their commitment to the club. Our conversations are always well rounded and thought provoking to ensure we are making the best possible decisions. We remain focused on leading the club successfully into the future and leaving it in a better place than we received it in.
That being said, there were two significant decisions that were recently made. Again, please see the forum post to see the background and discussion around both of these topics. Starting in 2015, the winner of the Ride of the Month contest will no longer receive a free year of membership. They will instead receive a club hat. The winner will continue to receive the great honor of their picture being included in the next year's calendar and highlighted on the club webpage. The second decision was not to increase the renewal membership rate to $14.95 but keep it at the current price of $9.95. Additionally, the price of memberships and renewals is to be considered every year by the current Board during the third quarter to ensure that the club remains in strong fiscal health.
As a Board, we thank you for your continued support and commitment to the 300M Enthusiasts Club. Without the membership we could not exist. If there are any questions regarding our recent decision, please reach out to any of the members of the BOD.
Interested in being a larger part of decisions like these and driving the club into the future? Please consider putting your name into the pool of people that will make up the 2015 Board of Directors. This process will take place in the beginning of January. New, fresh, and energetic views are always welcome so please consider expanding your role to giving back to the organization that has given many of us so much.
It's exciting to share an update this month with the club - the new website development is about half way complete and is looking great! The existing site has been broken down into active information that has been transferred to the new site and historical information that will be archived. Major pages have transitioned to the new template and new pages are being created to bring the site up to date. It's been a great experience so far and very interesting to dive so deeply into club information. Most recently I was noticing the significant differences in image technology. The transformation over the years is amazing in how pictures of club cars have been documented and communicated. This process has been both fun and challenging. More random observations to come as I make more progress towards completion over the next month.
With the realistic reminder we received today that the holidays are coming, I am excited to remind you all to add a 2015 club calendar to your wish list! Keep an eye out for a post that they're ready to order and be sure share with your family and friends how much you want one! They should go on sale by mid-December and can be ordered on CafePress just in time for the holidays. If your family or friends would like to purchase this great gift for you, please have them contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will share the members only login information with them.
As 2014 rounds 'turn 11' and enters November I challenge you to each do your part in growing our club and place one club brochure or wiper card onto a LH platform you see while you're out and about. Our membership is strong and we want to maintain strength into 2015.
If you've been reading these messages each month and find yourself continuing to return to the club page and aren't a member yet, please consider joining us! It's easy, inexpensive, and opens up some great resources and benefits to you. Please click here to join us! If you know your current membership will be expiring soon, be sure to renew here. You'll be receiving a reminder just in case you forget to renew!