President’s Corner February 2014

In a recent Valentine’s Day posting on her fan website, Britney Spears says that – oh never mind” – Amy Poehler SNL

What a whirlwind it has been over the last couple of months. First, I want to recognize and say a very special thanks to Manuel Montoya for all of his hard work and dedication to keeping the old club website updated and alive over the many years. As many of you know I was asked to research a way to limit certain information such as our financials to be only viewed by membership.  It’s been a mad frenzy to find a new webhost, pricing, move existing content, and add the new functionalities requested by the membership to the new website. Changes aren’t always easy and I anticipate that we will be able to transition from the old site to the new host in February. Anticipate receiving a couple of e-mails in regards to your login information. I’m excited for all of the new features that everyone will be able to use. I spent a lot of time researching what *every* Z car club around the country has for their website and we will outshine (even those guys in California and New York) everybody else once this project has been completed as we go live.

And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile…And you may ask yourself – Well – How did I get here?” – Talking Heads “Once in a Lifetime”

So I show up to the meeting last month early to setup my stuff to present the new website to the membership and I’m pulled aside by the board. Ira being Ira asks ‘So Tom, do you want to be club President?’  I said ‘Sure, It’d be an honor’. Ira quipped, ‘You think I’m joking don’t you?’ I was thinking…nope..Ira isn’t joking. So here comes my second recognition and thanks. This goes out to Michelle Plarina. Michelle has asked the board to resign as elected President due to personal reasons.  Thank you for volunteering and running for President this year. Your work that you’ve done already this year has made this transition even smoother for me. Third set of thanks goes out to all of you that have already reached out to Stacey and me in a show of support. I know that Stacey and I haven’t been in the club for years and years however you all have made us feel like we’re at home from the first moment we showed up. We’ve been in several clubs before Porsche, BMW, etc (I know you all feel sorry for us). None of them have the personality of this great group of great people.

In the Spring, I have counted 136 kinds of weather within 24 hours” – Mark Twain

I don’t know about you but I’m itching for spring to be here. I think good ole Mr. Twain must have been in Colorado when he said this. Colorado gives us so many teases of being able to wash the car and then the next day it snows. Every weekend now the Batmobile is calling to me. I think I can get out there and do this and do that only to be disappointed with another snowfall or below zero temps heaven forbid. I’m super excited for all of the already planned events this year from the St Patrick’s Day parade to the Concours to the Holiday party that are already being discussed. Heck you might even see us at a track event this year. Let’s work together to increase our membership, participation, and fun this year. It’s up to you. That’s why we all joined ZCCC in the first place right?


Tom aka Batman