Sunday, February 10, 2013

President's Report


Calendar update: April 27th - Tech-Session at Wenderski's Garage

Happy New Year to all of our CTCC Members!

Our Holiday Party on 12/01/12 was really wonderful with 69 members attending. I would especially thank Kathy and Ken Smizinski for the fabulous door prizes and oil filters, Marylu Kramer for providing "girly" goodie bags" and Liz & Bill Werth for the beautiful table center pieces and hand-Grafted cookies that were a favor to take home. This personal purchase benefited the food pantry — thank you to Liz and Bill for thinking of this awesome idea and for being so generous — I ate mine before I got home!!

I would also like to thank my son, Steve Kramer, for producing and providing all attending member families with their very own copy of the "Year in Review" DVD. This was shown at the November Meeting and The Holiday Party. If any member who did not attend the Holiday Party, and would like a copy of the DVD, please contact me and we will get you one.

The Year in Review is a pictorial treasure set to appropriate music of all the events and activities of 2012. Keep it in your DVD library along with previous years as "CTCC Family Photo Albums". We had 25 events and activities during 2012 — a record. They included overnight tours, day trips, brunches, plays, social events, car club cruises, car shows and museums, etc. I encourage everyone to attend as many events as possible and experience and share in all the fun and fellowship our club offers.

Your Board is planning the 2013 calendar and needs more activities than indicated in the preliminary calendar included in theBird News. Please consider organizing and hosting an event or give the board ideas -- we're always looking for new events. Remember, it's your club -- get involved. We especially need tour leaders for the 2013 fall tours. Our club will not be hosting the 2014 CTCI InternationaFConvention,
as previously considered.

Our next event is the Dudes and Divas mid-winter romantic dinner at The Palm Court Restaurant in Arlington Heights on Friday, January 18th. Can Ken for reser­vations. Our CTCC annual FREE Pizza Party will again be at Jake's in Mt. Prospect, on Thursday, February Nth (Valentine's Day). Please bring personal care products for donation to the Food Pantry. The regular Spring Meeting will be at Fuddruckers in Schaumburg. The Board members will select a permanent meeting place between me interim meeting places we've attended recently, and it the membership has additional suggestions for meeting places, please contacf me.

Please feel free to contact any board member - or myself, with ideas, thoughts, or concerns. I look forward to a great year T-Birding. Stay healthy and drive carefully.

- Peter Kramer

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