Our organization name is Diamond Tread Chapter, Model A Ford Club of America.
Thank you for visiting our Internet site.
Greetings and welcome to our site. We hope that you and yours are staying safe
Welcome to the new normal! It was not
that long ago that when I saw someone wearing a mask that I either thought 1)
that person must be susceptible to air born illness 2) they were sick and careful not to spread
their condition. Now if I see someone
WITHOUT a mask I wonder why they are not taking their own and everyone else's
safety into consideration. The Mayo
Clinic states that asking everyone to wear cloth masks can help reduce the
spread of COVID-19 by people who have the disease but don't realize it. And
countries that required face masks, testing, isolation and social distancing
early in the pandemic seem to have had some success slowing the disease's spread.
Some may wonder what does the
COVID-19 virus have to do with Model A's... well even MAFCA is announcing the
cancellation of events due to the unknowns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic,
risks of air travel, and health of their members. In fact MAFCA noted that the post office was
running a little slow during the corona slow down and there may be a little
delay in distribution of the Restorer.
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. * Practice physical distancing – stay 6 feet
away from people. * Wear a cloth face mask if you leave home. * Wash hands with soap and water for at
least 20 seconds. * Clean and disinfect frequently touched
surfaces daily. If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap
and water prior to disinfection. * Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth. * Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or
your elbow or a tissue. Wash hands afterwards.
We care about you and want to see
you on the road again soon! Keep your
distance and Stay Safe!
We recently heard some updates from an old member, Eleanor Flores. Personally I was saddened to hear the Richard Flores passed away in 2017. Their Model A Woody is still in the family and Eleanor said don't be surprised if one of her sons drops in for a visit when the meetings resume. There was also an interest in some Henry's Helpers assistance.
Please take a look at the June
newsletter for details on: Cancellation of club
activities until further notice (see the Dates/Events page), some club members have ventured out to participate in tours with other clubs, coping with Covid-19 advice, What's Happening section (lots of updates there!)
and some jokes to brighten your day.
If you are a club member that
would like their car posted in the "Our Cars" section, please send a
jpg file to WebMaster@diamondtread.com. Accompany that picture with year
and model style. If you have any comments or corrections, please also
forward those to WebMaster@diamondtread.com
The Diamond Tread Newsletter is sent electronically in a .pdf format, to everyone that wants a copy. If you are interested, please send your name and eMail address where the pdf can be sent to both the Editor and Webmaster entries below. This will allow us to cross check that all requests have been satisfied. Just to bring everything full circle, that eMail broadcast will have a link to the Diamond Tread Web Site.
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Look forward to seeing you at the next meeting... happy driving.
The purpose of our club is to:
Enjoy, Preserve and Protect the Model A Ford
Serve as a medium in the exchange of ideas, information and parts
Aid in efforts to restore Model A's to their original likeness
Help members to become better acquainted, encourage and maintain the spirit of good fellowship, sociality and fair play through sponsored activities, including the use of the Model A Ford and family participation
Be non-commercial, non-sectarian and non-partisan. As a non-profit organization
General Membership Meetings
Second Wednesday of Month Gallatin Elementary School
9513 S. Brookshire Ave Downey, CA 90241 7:00 PM <== Please note new General Meeting start time
Mail Address P.O. Box 4563 Downey, CA 90241
If you are not familiar with our organization and your first contact with us is online: We would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are, we will be more than happy to help.