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President’s Message

President’s Message

The summer continues to roll on and so do the RMTC events. The final June overnighter was the Bird Bath to Canon City/Royal Gorge on June 24th & 25th. I have written a separate article detailing this event which can be found elsewhere in this newsletter. Next year it is the RMTC’s turn to host this event, any ideas? PLEASE call Jim Merritt (303-683-3117) or me(303-589-2232) with your ideas. The annual 4th of July Parade in Highlands Ranch was once again well attended by members of the RMTC. Twenty-two T-Birds carrying 31 members paraded up and down Highlands Ranch Parkway in order of production. Flags were waving, horns were honking and Barb Herbel Hendricks with helper walked the route handing out candy to the huge crowd of onlookers. Afterwards the group reunited at the Highlands Ranch Red Robin for lunch and social time. THANKS to Pat Potter for organizing this event once again and setting up the restaurant for lunch.

July 15th was the 37th Annual RMTC picnic, elections and awards. Sixty-two RMTC members with 3 guests gathered at Pelican Point @ Bear Creek State Park. Sheri Muehlbauer brought it to our attention that a fire ban was in effect, so propane grills had to be trucked in. THANKS to Jim Merritt and Steve Muehlbauer for providing grills and trucks to haul them to the picnic. Jerry Potter, Bob Kimball and Steve Muehlbauer were the cooks that made hot dogs and hamburgers for the masses-THANKS GUYS! After lunch, we had our club meeting to hear reports from club officers and directors, discuss past and upcoming events, and elect the directors for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Greg Akiyama was the only new director added to the board. Certificates of Appreciation were given to Officers and Directors for all of their hard work over the past year. Pat Potter decided to leave the board and was awarded a wooden, engraved plaque thanking her for her 12 years of commitment to the RMTC as Secretary from 2005-2009 and membership director from 2009-2017. THANK-YOU for all you have contributed and for setting up Pelican Point. YOU WILL BE MISSED PAT!! The final recognition went to Sheri Muehlbaurer receiving the RMTC’s highest honor, the coveted John Saylor Award. Sheri joins an elite group of individuals that have received this award since 2001, which is determined by a majority vote of RMTC Officers and Directors. CONGRATULATIONS!!

Upcoming events include the Mecum Auction on July 20-22 at the Colorado Convention Center. This is a major fundraiser for the RMTC and your donation of time and expertise is greatly appreciated. With much sorrow the RMTC has lost two members recently, Don Grosser and Roger Crawford. Roger’s services are scheduled for July 29th in Brighton so the July Mystery Cruise has been cancelled. Both of these great gentlemen will be deeply missed by RMTC members!! The 41st Annual Horsefeathers All Ford Show is on Aug. 5th at Northfield at Stapleton. Please fill out the reservation form and send it in ASAP so the EMC can make space available for our beautiful THUNDERBIRDS. I would really like to see a HUGE showing of cars to represent our great club. Call me if you have questions. The August Mystery Cruise #48 to “who knows where?” is set for the 26th followed by the Frank’s Pizza Car Show on August 27th in Englewood. If you have any questions PLEASE give me a call. The RMTC has many events scheduled for the remainder of 2017 and I would like to see you attend as many events as possible! We miss seeing those of you that have not been to a RMTC event recently. The Officers and Directors of the RMTC work very hard to organize and plan club events that we hope will provide a great time!!

Let’s enjoy the Summer while we can,

Don Reinke II,  RMTC President