Dear GRAACA Members,
This year, Howard and I attended the AACA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Although we’ve been several times before and always had an enjoyable time, this year was particularly memorable and we are both extremely proud of our region.
For starters, honored member and past Gettysburg Region President Don Barlup was inducted as our National AACA President for 2015. Don has worked so hard and done so much over the years for our region and the AACA. He is an exemplary leader deserving of this great opportunity. Howard and I were so happy for him as we witnessed the gavel being passed over. I know we all wish Don and his lovely wife Carol the best for the year ahead.
We also want to congratulate John Sayler for earning the Master Editor Award for all his hard work on The Gas Buggy Gazette. We were sad John couldn’t make it to Philly to receive the award in person, but proud that our newsletter was recognized.
Another great thing happened while at the meeting, and as a grandmother you’ll forgive me for bragging. My granddaughter Angelica Yost received a National Service Award for her volunteer work at the AACA Library, and is now serving on the Library Committee. Angelica is also the manager for our club’s website which won an Award of Distinction for 2014.
Lastly, I have to say I was incredibly pleased to bump into so many region members during that weekend. Vice President Ron Green was there, along with Jerry Black, and Jim Yemzow. I caught up with Bob and Dottie Shultz and Pat Shaffer on Friday night when we all helped out with the auction, which was a great success. I’m glad you all were there representing our club. Thank you, and thank you to anyone I might have missed. It was very busy those two days, and I’m sorry if I forgot to mention you!
Our region members really went above and beyond. Congratulations to all for doing such a fantastic job in 2014. I’m sure 2015 will be even better!
Chris King, wife of GRAACA President Howard King