President’s Message – July 2020

Summer has started and it’s July already.  But the beginning of this year’s summer season is hardly like those to which we’ve been accustomed.  Our “temporary” normal continues to impact our lives and activities. Many, if not most, of our traditional July 4th celebrations and activities are significantly altered, on hold, will be held virtually, or cancelled.  July 4th 2020 is America’s 244th birthday and continues to be cause for our celebration and appreciation regardless of the current situation and resultant challenges we are facing.  We as Americans are persistent, persevering, and resilient especially in the face of adversity.  So, let’s please take time to remember, celebrate, and appreciate the blessings we enjoy as Americans and those who have and continue to provide service and sacrifice to ensure our country’s freedoms and opportunities.  The United States of America is still the envy of the world.

Last month I mentioned that the CFMC executive committee decided to experiment with the use of “virtual” events.  On Saturday June 13, Gina and Ken Schiess hosted a “virtual” Bitty and Beaus event using the video conferencing tool, Zoom.  Approximately a dozen members participated in the video event.  Participants indicated that future “virtual” Bitty and Beaus events should be scheduled, so we plan to continue these “virtual” gatherings for the near future. Please see the activities calendar for specifics.  It was also suggested that the CFMC look at possible “virtual” social gatherings using video conferencing technologies.  Information will be provided to members as these “virtual” events are scheduled.  In light of the continuing Covid-19 restrictions and the understandable reluctance by many to participate in group events, face-to-face CFMC outings are not scheduled for the near term.  Future Club face-to-face outings and events could be scheduled and held, if and when conditions and members’ willingness and comfort in participating allow.   In the meantime, please consider hosting “virtual” events or suggesting future “in-person” activities as conditions allow. So, stay safe and healthy and please help those individuals and entities that continue to struggle during these trying and uncertain times.  We will get through these challenges.  Social distance in your Miata and remember the CFMC will gather again.  Zoom-Zoom!

Ron Carmichael

Presidents Message – May 2021

As we anticipate the approach of summertime that May harkens, I hope everyone and their families are safe and healthy and that this year’s celebration of Mother’s Day is somewhat more normal than last year’s. Let’s enjoy the remaining days of what has been a spectacular spring before the heat and humidity arrive.  The return…

President’s Message – March 2021

I hope everyone is remaining safe and healthy.  Top-down weather is on its way!  March brings us St. Patrick’s Day, the beginning of spring and hopefully, the opportunity to resume our CFMC events and activities in the near future.  The vaccine availability has created some hope and optimism that we will be able to move…

President’s Message – February 2021

I hope that everyone and their families have experienced a safe and healthy start to 2021. There is certainly encouraging news in that the Covid vaccine is becoming available in our area and vaccination opportunities are ramping up for eligible candidates.  Hopefully, in a few months, anyone desiring to get the vaccine will be able…