One new member joined the club in early February was counted as the first new member of the 2017 membership year. That brings our current membership to 175, at least until I start using membership transition math as the status of members is changed from current to inactive after the renewal grace period and until they renew.
Ian Peter Crosby has a 1968 MGC/GT that he’s owned for less than a year. He lives in Washington D.C. and professes to have neither expertise to offer nor any need he needs help with, but as we all well know one of both of those will change given some time.
IT’s time to renew your membership. By the time you read this the Club’s 2016 membership year will have ended and it’s 2017 year begun. So far less than 20 of you have already renewed your membership for 2017. You have until the end of March to renew your membership or this issue of The Spark will likely be your last until you do renew. I send the Editor a membership database file every month from which the mailing lists (e- and snail mail) are generated. Your membership status is key because it doesn’t really matter what your Spark delivery preference is if you are tagged as an inactive member so please get your renewal in the mail.
I also want you not only to renew your membership but to bring new members into the club. How you do that is up to you, but if you have a method that works let me know so I can share it with everyone else. Otherwise, whenever you are out and about keep an eye out for fellow MG enthusiasts, and should you happen across one whilst out and about, try to chase them down (safely, of course) and ask them if they are a member of our club. If they aren’t, invite them to join. Please download a current version of the membership application or the “car tagging” application from our web site so you can leave one whenever you seen a stationary MG and can’t identify the owner. If you are able to speak to the owner you can also direct them to our web site at www.mgcarclubdc.com or to me. Whenever or wherever you come across fellow MG enthusiasts don’t be shy, ask them to join the club.
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