Nines 349 – September/October 2017
|President’s Letter – September / October 2017|
|Dear SCNA Members,
As I write this letter, we are making the final preparations for SOC 17 in Pomona, California. Planning for this convention has been an enormous undertaking, and I would like to thank all of the SCNA board members who have helped us despite the long distance for almost every one of us. While all of the board members played their own individual and vital roles, we certainly could not have done this without the help of Ria Levine, our Secretary and currently our only board member living in California. I would also like to take a moment to thank and congratulate Daniel Cahill for volunteering to finish out the term of SCNA Vice President. Daniel has been an active club and board member for the past few years, and he was one who believed strongly that SOC should come to California.
The SCNA board is currently working on developing a more predictable system for determining the locations of future SOC’s, and through this we hope to find properties that better suit both our budget and our desire to host a comprehensive experience that Saab owners’ realize is vital in the longevity of the brand.
One other area of focus is an increased involvement in the many local events that happen throughout the country. There are big events like eEurofest and Saabs@Carlisle, but there are also smaller events sponsored by local clubs and dealers. In early July, I drove out to Rhinebeck, New York for a gathering of Convertibles at Vert Fest. The Milwaukee club recently put on their second annual meet-up, and there is one planned for early August sponsored by a shop in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Right after SOC, we will have Swedish Car Day in the Boston area and I just found out about another event in late September up in Montpelier, Vermont sponsored by Crossway Auto Center.
These are just a few of the events that Saab owners everywhere want and attend, and SCNA hopes to continue the work of supporting local events and continuing to help our members better share ideas, service information, parts support and friendship in order to keep our cars on the road for many years to come.
President, Saab Club of North America