Update from National AACA

AACA UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLATIONS & NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS SHUTDOWN

AACA and its affiliates will continue to monitor issues related to the coronavirus, as well as abiding by CDC and other governmental agency recommendations. Our members are our utmost concern, and we will work diligently to keep you informed of changes to scheduled events as they arise. As such, we have two new developments that we would like to notify you of…

The AACA Western Spring Nationals and Founders Tour in April have been canceled. The Phoenix Region will process refunds as soon as possible. AACA, this region, and their volunteers put a lot of effort into this dual event and are deeply disappointed in having to make this decision. As in all our affected events this year, if there is a possibility of finding a safe and suitable new date the club and regions will explore those in the future.

In addition, we are also sad to announce that the AACA Central Spring Nationals in Auburn in May has also been canceled and will not be rescheduled. AACA always enjoys putting on this great event for our members and, along with RM Auctions, deeply regret this turn of events. Registration checks will be returned as soon as possible, and judges’ reimbursement will take place shortly.

As you may or may not be aware, the National AACA staff is working under difficult circumstances at present. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has ordered a statewide shutdown of all non-life sustaining businesses in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, therefore our national headquarters and library are in fact closed. The majority of the staff are doing their best to work from home, so please be patient with our response times to your calls, emails and mailed requests.

We are hopeful that our normal schedule can return beginning in June, but all of that remains to be seen. As stated, your health and that of our nation is the most important factor in all our determinations. We wish you all the best in this very trying time for all of us.

AACA Library Update

A message from Library Director Chris Ritter:

As of 8:00 PM Thursday March 19th, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has ordered a statewide proclamation shutdown of all non-life sustaining businesses in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes the AACA Headquarters and the AACA Library & Research Center. SOME, but not all, staff will be working from home, answering emails and phone calls as best as possible but there may be a significant delay in responding. Our email address is critter@aaca.org

Thank you in advance for your patience during this time. The entire staff at AACA wish you and your families all the best during this difficult time and urge you to take necessary precautions to keep safe and healthy.

Quarantine Update

Hello! 

I hope you all are well. I’m sure most of you are aware that the Gettysburg Region and National AACA are trying to put the health and safety of its members first in the months ahead. Many of our club events have been cancelled or rescheduled. Please make sure you read your newsletters and check the AACA’s website frequently.

So far, we have had to cancel our March Covered Dish Dinner. The Spring Tour is still on for the time being, but we will be sure to keep you updated with any changes.

I know that for some of us cabin fever is already setting in and we’re itching to get our cars out of the garage. Be patient. Stay healthy. Feel free to contact me if you have any quarantine projects going on. This could be a great opportunity to spend some time in the garage and tinker! If you want your story published in the newsletter, give me a call or shoot me an e-mail: amyost20@gmail.com or 240-651-9071.

 

Be well,

Angelica Yost

Webmaster and Newsletter editor

GRAACA Dues!

FINAL NOTICE !!

If you’ve already paid your National & Regional dues for 2019, thank you and disregard this notice. For the rest of you: This will be the last reminder to renew your membership in AACA National and AACA Gettysburg Region.

National dues should have been received by December 31st. You must renew with National to be a Regional member! Regional dues should be paid by January 31st.

National dues are: Regular $40, Student $12, and Junior $10 Make check payable to AACA and mail to: AACA, 501 W. Governor Road, Hershey PA 17033. You can also renew on line www.aaca.org or call them at (717) 534-1910 and renew with a credit card.

Regional dues are: Regular $25, Regular w/1st class mail on newsletter $29, Student $15 Make check payable to Gettysburg Region of AACA and mail to: Ed Rogers, 200 Westview Drive, Mechanicsburg PA 17055

MEMBERS DELINQUENT WITH NATIONAL OR REGIONAL DUES AFTER THE 2 ND OF MARCH WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE ROLES AND BE SUBJECT TO THE $10 “NEW MEMBER” INITIATION FEE!

Sundaes on Sunday- Date Change!

Due to snow, this event has been moved from January 20th to the 27th!!

Beginning at 1:00 pm at Dover Fire Hall, 30 East Canal Road, Dover, PA 17315

This event is always a hit. Come enjoy ice cream, club slideshows, and camaraderie. 

Cost is just $5.00 per person. Deadline to sign-up is January 9th.

Please bring an item for the raffle, and be sure to wear your favorite car shirt.

Contact Roxanne Vandermark Hess: 717-792-0858

New Newsletter Editor

Beginning with the next issue, Angelica Yost will be taking the role of editor of the Gettysburg Region’s newsletter, The Gas Buggy Gazette. She looks forward to continuing in the same format as readers have been seeing, and members’ contributions are always welcomed. She resides in Mount Airy, Maryland and can be reached at (240) 651-9071 or amyost20@gmail.com.

After 10 years in the editor’s chair, current editor John Sayler looks forward to a respite, and to other ways of serving the club. He is confident that Angelica will do an excellent job for all the members.

The deadline for submissions for the July/August issue is July 20th.

Penn College Tour: Deadline Extension

*The following was recently e-mailed to our members from the tour planner Jim Yemzow.

 

 Since the newsletter was so late, and most won’t receive it till later this week, I’m extending the cut-off date for the Penn College tour till Saturday the 28th.

We will meet at the Sheetz in Duncannon (1550 State Road right along Rt. 11/15).  It’s on the right, past a Dollar General.  We’ll leave there at 7:15 and arrive at the Perkin’s Restaurant in Selinsgrove (1394 N. Susquehanna Trail right along Rt. 11/15) for breakfast.  We’ll leave there at 9:30 to arrive at Penn College in Williamsport by 11:00.  Anyone not wishing to eat at the Perkins, can travel there by themselves to meet up with the group by the scheduled departure time.

If you’re interested in going please contact Jim Yemzow (717) 243-5810  yemyak1@embarqmail   or Pat Shaffer (717) 258-4964  ltlcow@comcast.net  
Both phones have voice mail so leave a message and we’ll get back to you or better yet send an email.

Gas Buggy Gazette Goes Digital

Well, it’s official!

The Gas Buggy Gazette, the newsletter of the Gettysburg Region, is now being offered electronically. All our members have the option of receiving their copy either through the post or by e-mail.

Going digital has certain perks. For one, you get your newsletter a lot faster, and it can save you some money if you’re already paying for First Class postage. 

If you think you’d like your newsletter e-mailed, please contact Doug Cline dcline@juno.com. 

AACA Library: New Additions

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If you stop by the AACA Library, you may notice a few changes as you walk through the door. 

Thanks to the generosity of Don and Micky Bohne, the front lobby has become quite full this week. As you can see from the photos, the library now has a beautiful Metz and Brush to grace its collection. They also received a Buick and a Dodge business coupe, but due to lack of space they’ve been sent to storage for the time being.

Drop in and have a look!

Golden Quill Award 2016

A message from our President:

Given out yearly by Old Cars Weekly to publications related to the old car hobby. Hundreds and possibly up to a thousand newsletters apply for recognition with only a handful receiving an award. Entrees consist of AACA, CCCA and marquee clubs and are judged by professional editors, book authors, etc. Criteria for newsletters is based on use of color / or black and white visuals, quality of writing, photographs, creativity, balance of articles (human interest, technical, historical, events, ads, classified, columns, etc). All bases for a quality newsletter are covered.
 
The Gas Buggy Gazette is once again recognized by many in the old car hobby to be one of the best. A successful newsletter can boost a regional club and raise pride of the membership. Congratulations to John Sayler and all the region members who contribute articles to make our newsletter a success.
 
Ron Green