It was great seeing everyone on the 4th of July. What a fantastic turnout! It was wonderful to see folks enjoying themselves and the club reboot with such enthusiasm. Hopefully, the rest of the 4th was just as good for all. Tonya and I had a backyard supper with one of our sons and his girlfriend before heading over to Prairie Meadows for fireworks.
The Board met on July 7 and discussed the next few months for the club. As you’ll see in this Battery Post, most of what was planned has been postponed. However, the consensus was to continue to provide opportunities to have fun together. It was also concluded that the rest of the year will be fluid in regard to planning. We will have to adjust as the environment around us changes. The difficulty this creates is providing all of you an Event Calendar with a lot of detail. We will do our best, but also rely more heavily on email and phone calls to communicate that information out.
As outlined in the Event Calendar, our new activities will take us to the southwest side of town, the northside and then Des Moines itself. Having a tour on the southwest side will allow those that couldn’t make it to the eastside on the 4th an opportunity to get their cars out. And then the Corn Feed in Luther is always a popular event so the Board thought having our own in place of the BBQ would be a good idea. And finally with the Concours being cancelled, a visit to the Art Center would be a fun replacement for that and an added element of diversity in activities.
I had planned to have a story to share for this Battery Post but have used up much of my space already. The story about Barney Christiansen from Gerald (Chris) and Julie continues in this newsletter, so enjoy that. Its always great to hear about things like this, so if you have stories to share, please bring them forward. Something I’ve learned since being in my current role is that this club has a lot of history. I’m currently reading some old AACA magazines Gerald gave me from when the club hosted national meets. While a lot of work, I bet these were much fun. Hearing stories like that or just anything that interests you would be fun. So, don’t be afraid to share.
All the best,