[DML] Re: DeLorean Owners Association
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[DML] Re: DeLorean Owners Association



Hello Everyone,

I am Mark Shearer, VP of the DOA, and I would just like to inject my 
two cents into this topic.
I have been a DOA Board member for 2 years (and a member since 1998) 
and with that, I have heard some of the past 'issues' that people 
have had with the DOA, while the secret meetings and secret finances 
may have been a reality at some point within the organization, I 
myself was/am not aware of how those things from the past will help 
us move forward to the future.
Here are my thoughts.  All of the things that happened in the past 
are in the past.  I had nothing to do with them, Ken had nothing to 
do with them, Steve had nothing to do with them, Elliot had nothing 
to do with them, and others that may have been on the board during 
those times, I believe, did not set out with mailitous intent to harm 
other groups or the community.  So let's move forward.  A lot has 
been discussed at our meetings and we've had a lot of talks to get 
this thing moving in the right direction again.  We are planning to 
be more 'open' we are planning to be more user friendly and many 
other things BUT we, the new people, can not afford to keep looking 
back!
I was just at DCS '08 this weekend, I came not as a representative of 
the 'Evil Empire' but as a normal, everyday DeLorean owner and 
lover.  And I had a blast!  I saw some friendly faces and met some 
new ones and that is what DeLorean ownership should be about!  I did 
not/do not care what, if any, group someone was a part of... it was 
enough to know we all love the DeLorean and what it's place in 
history is.  As for the DOA, I want to see the DOA begin to grow 
again, not because I want to 'take over' all the other clubs, but 
because I believe (personal opinion) there is a place for a national 
owners club.  BUT while I believe this, it does not mean that I/we 
are going to be activly working to 'kill' other groups, infact just 
the oposite, 'we' would like to begin to work more closely with those 
other groups to forward the DeLorean car and its maker... and if we 
get a couple new members from that, that would be great.
We would indeed like to be more of a presence at future DCS' and we 
want to work hand in hand with Ken K., and other DeLorean groups.
We all have seen and read a lot of posts over the last few weeks 
since 'the revolution' and believe me, we are reading them all and 
taking them all to heart, even the mean ones, but let it be known, we 
the new leaders of the DOA are NOT WORKING AGAINST ANY OTHER GROUP OR 
ORGANIZATION, and we ask that you put aside your past hostilities of 
the DOA and NOT WORK AGAINST US!  We're all new on this board and we 
have nothing to do with the past and we are looking forward to 
getting back to working with the DeLorean community for the benefit 
of the DeLorean and its members.
Sorry for being so long-winded, and thanks for listening.

Mark Shearer
Vice President
DeLorean Owners Association



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, lordshill@... wrote:
>
> Dave,? Right on the money, especially about finances.? A couple of 
years back the DOA sold many of the back issues of the magazine and a 
life membership.? That had to have created a sizable chunk of change 
for the club.? What happened to it?? I have asked about by-laws and 
finances a number of times and have not received the courtisy of an 
answer.
> ???? Magazines have been sparse and few.? The last magazine I have 
is the fall 2007 issue, is this to be the last?? Indeed, the only 
magazines from the DOA last year were the Winter 2007 and the Fall 
2007.? Please be straight with us, is DOA now DOA?
> 
> Roy E Barley
> 00893
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Teitelbaum <jtrealty@...>
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 10:17 pm
> Subject: [DML] Re: DeLorean Owners Association
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> For too many years the DOA was an organ of Delorean One, controlled 
by
> Ed Bernstein mainly to promote his business. It did secondaraly 
become
> the one "official" voice of the Delorean community only because 
there
> was nothing else. This was when the Delorean dealer network 
collapsed
> and people were desperate for any information. The magazine was very
> well produced and D1 also had a very slick catalog. They 
consolidated
> the owners and kept things going for a long time. 
> 
> (moderator snip)
>



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