President’s Column Jan-Feb 2018
At this time, I would like to wish everyone a Happy and most healthy New Year. May all of your endeavors be
safe and prosperous, whether personal or clubrelated, I wish you well.
Our Club elections were held in November and here are the results:
Tom Meyer President
Anna Maria Calianno– Vice-President
Chris Garlitz-Oakland Director
John Calianno-Pontiac Director
All of these positions are three year terms. Since I have been re-elected, that means that as the last Past
President, John Armstrong will remain on the Board in the position of President Emeritus. I look forward to
working with our new officers and directors in order to promote the mission and goals of our region.
Our new treasurer, Marilyn Lewis is wanting to take the membership duties of her position to the next
level and get more involved with recruiting new members and documenting and seeking out info about
current members. She has an extensive background with the AACA and I feel will do a wonderful job for
our club. Thank you to everyone that served for the last three years. As a “rookie”, I needed all the help I could
get. Now it is time to move on and make this the best Oakland-Pontiac club yet!
Our club dues are due now, so please get your checks in the mail so our treasurer does not have to
mail out late notices. Extra notices just cost the club money and we would rather spend that money
elsewhere and keep the dues as low as possible. Lastly, I would like to briefly talk about the next two
tours coming up in 2018. The first is being hosted by Ralph Proscia and is a regional tour in North
Carolina. I am sure he has put a lot of effort into planning this tour and I am hoping he has a great
turnout. Anyone who has been there will agree with me, it is one beautiful state. Our Homecoming
Tour will be in Chattanooga, Tennessee this June. From what I have read and seen, it is also a beautiful
and vibrant city. There are many things to do and see, so plan your trip now. I know, I cannot wait.