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by Christopher Kintner
Club President


Well, Cheryl and I just attended our last MGCCWDCC Board meeting as your Club President and Secretary. We were pleased to see that the meeting was very well attended, including some guests. Newlywed members, Mack and Beth Halley joined us! It was a productive meeting discussing Club finances, membership and recent and upcoming Club events. That last discussion included what went right and where we could make improvements with our Hunt Country Classic.

As a reminder, our Board meetings are open to all members. We do ask that you let Mark Hanna, our Activities Director know ahead of time if you would like to attend, so that he can give a head-count to the venue where the meeting will take place. Your input, ideas, suggestions, and company are always welcome!

Speaking of discussions about events, one of the recent events we discussed was Charlie Scott’s annual MGCCWDCC Test Drive. It was a cold and windy morning but eight hardy souls enjoyed some coffee and donuts and the opportunity to experience driving each other’s cars. Once again our friends in the Capital Triumph Register helped make this event more interesting and fun. Check out Charlie’s article about the event a few pages ahead in this issue of the Spark.

Another recent event discussed was Ruth Arnold and Jim Lunson’s mid-week overnight getaway to Luray. They had a great turnout, a fun drive and just a wonderful time by all reports. Please enjoy Joe Dowley’s article about the event elsewhere in this issue of the Spark.

We also discussed an important (and fun) event that’s just around the corner, our annual Turkey Rallye. Steve Boyce has once again planned a fun rallye and a great lunch afterwards at The Old Brogue. Once we’re done with lunch, Steve will present the awards for the rallye and then we’ll get down to a brief bit of business to confirm your new and continuing Club Officers and Board of Directors.

As the holidays approach, it’s time to start thinking (and planning) our Club’s annual holiday events! Joe Dowley will once again be heading up our participation in the Middleburg Christmas Parade. As if the fun of the event isn’t enough of an attraction to participate, Joe’s also got prizes for some of the participants! Don’t miss Joe’s article about the parade in this issue.

Cheryl helped me this month by writing this next bit about our Club’s annual Holiday Party.

Please join Chris and Cheryl Kintner on Saturday, December 15th at 6:30pm for the annual MGCCWDCC Holiday Party at our home in Leesburg, VA. Members are asked to bring an appetizer, side dish, or dessert to share. The Club will be providing main courses and beverages. We will have our traditional Christmas Gift Scramble (some call it a Chinese Auction). If you would like to join in the auction fun, bring one or two wrapped gifts in the $15-20 range.

To make your RSVP easy, please use Sign Up Genius at the link found in the November issue of the Spark.

If you have not used the site before, you will need to create a simple username and password. If you prefer to RSVP by phone please use the number below.

Our address and directions to our home may also be found in your November issue of the Spark.

For questions please contact Cheryl at, or call 703-443-8426.

We look forward to seeing you!

NOTE: We share our home with pets of the feline persuasion. If you are allergic, please take appropriate precautions before arriving. 


Cheers and


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