President’s Message

President Ira Shapiro

September 2020

Can you imagine! The last time we were all physically together was back in March, half a year ago, at our Rubinstein Law Antique Car and Motorcycle Show of Coral Gables. A long time has passed without being able to talk to each other face to face. To fix that, we held our first virtual general meeting last month. Thank you, Cheryl Mullininx, for the use of your commercial Zoom account. I look forward to seeing more of our members at this month’s Zoom general meeting.

The whole year is not completely lost to COVID-19. September is the month our club’s nominating committee is established to put the slate together for our 2021 officers and board. In October, the committee presents the slate and opens the floor to additional nominations. Finally, we have elections in November.

Vice President Rudy Rodriguez is working with Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation to make a reservation at one of the park locations to hold our club picnic. He is also working on finding a location that will allow us to gather for a holiday party. Unfortunately, everything is being controlled by how well our community can control the spread of the coronavirus.

Just a reminder; in addition to our award-winning Sidelights, edited by Jean Hawa, there are ways for us to remain together. Our award-winning club website, edited by Bob Squier, is a great way to reminisce with pictures of our past events along with each other’s cars. Do you remember the variety of cars at our National Winter Meet or the cars that came out a week later for the Rubinstein Law Coral Gables show? If you don’t or you just want to relive those events, check out the Club Website https://aacasouthflorida.club/. For fun stuff, log into our club Facebook page. There you will find a variety of fun and interesting things posted by your fellow hobbyist. The following link will get you into the Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/ 539149980121328. Be sure to join our page so you can be an active member of our club’s Group Facebook page. I encourage you to post pictures of your favorite cars, past car events, or fun and interesting car facts.  By actively following and sharing your love for the car hobby, we will be much closer together.

Do not forget to help Jean Hawa fill the pages of Sidelights. Submit your article and pictures to Jean for Sidelights.

Enjoy our club newsletter, website, and Facebook page. Stay safe by maintaining social distance, wear a mask in public, and wash your hands often.  Friends, we are all stronger than the pandemic. I look forward to being together soon.

Ira Shapiro, President 2020