Since last month's report five, yep 5 new members joined the club, and as a result our current membership total of 170 is higher at this point in time since 2013 when I assumed duties as the Membership Director (and started writing these updates). Our current membership as reported in the October issue of The Spark was 151 in 2013, 154 in 2014, 159 in 2015, 166 in 2016, 158 in 2017, and 156 in 2018. We're still a ways from our membership high point in the 20-aughts but we're moving in that direction.
Our five new members introduced below bring our new membership total for 2019 to 20 ... and we still have almost half the membership year to go!
Jill and Henry Bruhl have a 1954 MG TD that has been part of the family since 1960 (that's longer than most of our cars have been alive!) They live in Annandale, Virginia and found the club on the Internet. They have a barn find they are looking for help assessing and as soon as I hear what kind of car it is I'll reach out to you.
Charlie Groton also lives in Annandale, Virginia and has a 1951 MG TD he's owned for 47 years (same parenthetical comment as above). He professes to having no expertise to share but could use some help with restoration and selling spare parts from a second (parts car) TD. He too found us on the internet.
Carl and Undine Nash live in Washington DC and have a 1949 MG TC they purchased in the Spring (again with the parenthetical comment with the added caveat regarding how long many of us have been alive). Carl too professes to having no expertise to share but has a specific need he could use some help with -- a driver (RHD) side tan or white side curtain. The Nash's found us; you guessed it, on the internet.
Jeff Bare has a 1971 MG B he's owned for about a year. He lives in Woodbridge, Virginia, has no particular expertise to share, and like all of us is looking for "knowledgeable help with all things MGB." We have Nick and the folks at London Auto for pointing Jeff in our direction.
Keith and Kay Dillon have also owned their 1976 MG B for about a year. They live in Ashburn, Virginia, have no specific expertise to share or any need a member could help with, and found us courtesy of Mr. Google (who one day will be sending us a bill for all the referrals).
Whenever you are out and about keep an eye out for fellow MG enthusiasts and should you happen across one whilst out and about 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.
If you have any questions please let me know.