Greetings and welcome to our site.  We hope that you and yours are staying safe and healthy!

Happy New Year!!!  There is no denying that 2020 will go down in history as a year where everyone in the world was either directly or indirectly impacted and your lives disrupted.  Schools closed and then reopened and now they are operating somewhere in between.  Meetings and outings planned, rescheduled and ultimately cancelled.  Jobs put on hold, some able to be performed remotely and cash flow interrupting normal life.  For many, 2020 was the first time ever not spending Thanksgiving and Christmas together as a family.  I am ready for a change!

This month’s newsletter is provided by our new Editor, Cam Gavis. Cam is the daughter of Chuck and Imelda Mayhew. Cam was an elementary school librarian and is now a home baker of cheesecakes.  She has been around Model A's for approximately 2-3 years, now.  Cam volunteered to accept the Editor position, previously held by our beloved Vicky Bartlett.  Vicky has plans on focusing her time on other interests like genealogy. Welcome aboard Cam! 

A heartfelt Thank You to Vicky Bartlett for her years of support to the club.  For the most part the sun is still shining in California, so when the opportunity presents itself… I hope to see you all on the road soon.

I would like to follow up this month (actually all months since April) hoping that you and yours are healthy and doing well during this world wide pandemic.  This virus seems to have it’s restrictive grip tightly around the individuals that believe COVID-19 is a real threat.  Walking the political tightrope, I hope that you all are wearing your masks (possibly even face shields now), keeping your social distance and washing/sanitizing your hands frequently.  
Everyone has a role to play.   So much of protecting yourself and your family comes down to common sense:
·        Stay home except for essential needs/activities. 
·        Wear a cloth face mask and face-shield if you leave home.
·        Practice physical distancing – stay 6 feet away from people.
·        Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
·        Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
·        Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth.
·        Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow -  Wash hands afterwards. 
We care about you and want to see you on the road again soon!  Stay Safe!   

Please take a look at the January newsletter for details on: The President’s Message, Notice on the 2021 Membership Dues, Notes from the Editor, Automotive History and the Technical Q&A. 

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