The Vintage Motor Car Club of America

We love to drive our vintage cars!

An update from the Treasurer, Elaine Johnsen

- posted May 1, 2024

I am sure you have heard the saying that the only thing that is constant is change. Some of us look forward to change and on the other hand we may resist it with all of the energy we have. Either way, it is sure to happen, and I think you will notice some changes within VMCCA. With Dennis Holland retiring as editor of the Bulb Horn Magazine we welcome our new editor, Tracy Lesher. Dennis has served faithfully for many years and while we will miss him very much, I also want to wish him well as he has more time to enjoy actually driving and perhaps tinkering with his own vintage auto. Thank you, Dennis, for all you have done to serve VMCCA!

Photo of Elaine Johnson, VMCCA Treasurer

As the last issue went to print and after most of our articles had been submitted, we were saddened to learn of the passing of Bob Edelman. Bob preceded me as treasurer, and he gave me essential guidance and advice. I still hear his voice in my ear from time to time and refer to the many notes left behind. Rest in peace, my friend. You are not forgotten. Sincere condolences to Eileen and the Edelman family.

We say farewell to faithful officers following the Annual Membership meeting onboard the Radiance of the Seas cruise ship. Many thanks to our hardworking Activities VP, Liz Lindig, and Publications VP, Randy Pullen for their years of service. I know they were both actively working on duties right through to the end of their terms. I appreciate all you both contributed to keep our organization moving forward.

It is a joy to welcome our new officers on board! I am excited to have Mark Hamlin join the team as Executive VP, Trisha Copley as Activities VP and Ray Maxfield as Publications VP.

How is it with you? Change happening in your life? I certainly hope the only change you experience is to add a national tour to your fun things to do in 2024. There are wonderful opportunities still available, and you will be glad you decided to take part. In addition, you will find several regional tour opportunities and as I read the chapter newsletters there are many super fun things going on in your neck of the woods too.

As I write this today at the end of January, I am just finishing the reports for our first quarter Board of Governors meeting. These include the 2023 yearend financial reports and the 2024 budget. I hope you were able to attend the meeting in person to hear firsthand how we are doing and where we plan to go fiscally. I will update the rest of you in the next issue!

We want you to stay connected, informed and communicating with us. This is your organization. Enjoy getting your cars ready to rock and roll this spring and summer and I look forward to seeing you down the road somewhere in the beautiful USA.

Elaine Johnsen
VMCCA Treasurer