Happy 1999 to you all!
As this newsletter reaches you, I am preparing to attend the FCA National Board of Directors meeting as your Regional Director. On the agenda is a proposal to make the FCA annual dues $115. for all Regions. This will allow $35. per member to be returned to the Region to help with funding regional events. Since the Southwest Region is already at this level of dues, this is not a change for us.
The FCA is strong nationally, with over 4300 members and our Region has over 450 members. As we move into the year 2000, the Club is looking for leadership to take us into the millennium. If you would like to get involved, please let me or let another Board member know.
We have some interesting events coming up in 1999, events that I hope will appeal to all members. One event is the Hearst Castle ride and drive organized by the Pacific Region. We have been invited to participate with their members, which is always a fun event. See the flyer in this issue for sign up information. The 2002 Annual Meet Committee has decided the dates of the event will be the week of Memorial Day weekend in May 2002. The headquarters will be the Century Plaza Hotel and the theme will be Early Ferrari Racing.
Don't forget the 1999 FCA Annual Meet which is in Atlanta at the Chateau Elan Winery and Resort. See the FCA National monthly news bulletin for a sign up form or call (770) 217-2500.