New DeLorean Owners Association President & Vice-President
Dear Fellow Owners and Enthusiasts,
The Board of Directors for the DeLorean Owners Association met weekend before last for our monthly meeting, and we took a vote to change the leadership of the organization.
As many of you already know, Ken Baker recently took a job with the DeLorean Motor Company of Florida. He felt there was a conflict of interest between doing that job, and continuing as leader of this organization. After much discussion, I was nominated to take over as President, and elected by the Board. At the same meeting, Steve Hirman stepped down as Vice President due to time commitments, and Ron Ferguson stepped up to take his place.
I’ve previously been serving as the webmaster for the organization, and Ron has been serving as a Director-at-Large. Ken and Steve plan as a minimum to stay on as Directors-at-Large until the next issue of DeLorean World is published later this year.
The rest of the Board remains the same, with long time Board members Joan Truscott serving as Treasurer, and James Hales serving as Advertising Director.
The vision I have for leading this, the oldest of DeLorean organizations, into the future is to continue what Ken Baker started by working towards a more unified community. Both Ken Baker and Ken Koncelik have spent considerable time working towards this goal, but there remains much work to be done. Part of the reason I was elected is my experience with DCS. This, combined with the Board Member’s experience, and most importantly, with YOUR input & support will provide better shows and publications for everyone.
First of all, the DOA will restart hosting shows on the West coast, starting in 2011. We plan to emphasize the successful model Ken has proven, and intend to have him serve as an advisor for these efforts. The Association will continue to handle European Expos as well. (The next will be Eurofest 2011 in Belfast)
Secondly, the community can no longer continue to support three separate magazines all covering much of the same material. Since 1983, DeLorean World magazine has been the most recognized source of published information regarding the man, car, company, and community. I intend to work with Ken (and appeal to Stephen Wynne to join us as well) to make sure we don’t lose this resource. DCS Magazine will be published twice more, fulfilling our obligation to our subscribers, before becoming a part of DeLorean World. I have been assistant editor for DCS Magazine since its inception, and plan to continue in that capacity until the two merge. Beginning with the next issue of DeLorean World, I will be responsible for directing the art for that magazine.
The final initiative I will undertake, starting now, is to encourage involvement! If you don’t like the way the Association is run, or what it provides for its members, become involved and make a change! It’s true when they say the world is run by those who show up! This resource for owners and enthusiasts alike is available only through the volunteer efforts of people like you.
I thank you for your membership support, and promise to work as hard as I can to make sure we are an inclusive organization to be proud of! Our next board meeting is on November 15th, 2009. These are always open to all members of the association. Call in information will be e-mailed out to association members the week prior to the meeting.
Thanks for your time and attention. If you have any questions for me, I will be happy to answer them. You can contact me through the DOA website, www.deloreanowners.org, or via the contact information below.
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