President’s Message – Oct 2018

From the OCTOBER 2018 Vair-iety

Corvairs Northwest members:

We are quickly coming to the end of 2018. I know it seems incredible but it has happened. Fortunately we have a couple of great events to participate in before we bid 2018 a fond farewell. The first of these two events is our Fall Tune Up, or maybe we should call it a tune down because many of our members will be putting their Corvairs to bed for the winter. Whatever we call it, it will be a good chance to get together and share some stories, listen to some tech talks, break bread together and help one or two of our Corvair brethren solve a big or small problem with their vehicle.

The Tune Up Day will be held at Kent Sullivan’s shop at 6408, SE. 125th. Ave. Kirkland, WA 98033. We will start at 9 AM and go til 3 PM. We are also going to have a hoist sign up sheet that will allow an hours time per car starting a 9.

The potluck lunch we share is one of the highlights of the day and I am looking forward to this part this year. We would like to make a slight alteration in that we would like to make assignments of foods to bring. We hope this will give us a broad base of food and keep the donuts to a minimum (last year we had 6 dozen donuts). This year the club will provide donuts for the early birds and the food assignments are as follows; last names beginning in A-F bring a main dish, G-O bring a side dish and P-Z bring a desert. If we all follow this process we should have a great meal to share.

The second and last event of the year will be our Christmas Party hosted by Felipe and Joney De La Torre. We will once again be at Griot’s Garage, 3333 S. 38 Street, Tacoma, WA 98409. This year’s event is scheduled for December 9th, from 10 AM – 2 PM. There will be plenty of food and fun to go around and we plan to announce our new Board of Directors members at the party. You will also have the opportunity to walk away with a great basket of gifts if you decide to participate in our Basket Raffle.

Elections are coming up and we already have three candidates. Two of our candidates are from the same family. The three candidates are; Felipe De La Torre, Jonie De La Torre and Adam Grambo. That leaves only one position yet to be filled. Here’s your chance to fill that remaining position. You will need to be a write in candidate at this point as the election ballot is in this month’s Vairiety.

I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at the one or both of our coming events. If you haven’t attended in a while I also look forward to seeing you at our next general membership meeting.  The board has moved up the November meeting so it falls just three days before our Tune Up Day.

See you down the road!

Carl D Jones President