Re: [DML] Dear DMA Members...
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Re: [DML] Dear DMA Members...

"...what has become the most successful regional DeLorean club in the country."
How do you measure that success, exactly?  In the Mid-State club, we don't charge dues, we don't expect anything in return, and we don't fight.  Hell, we don't really even care if the website is that up to date (which reminds me, I better do something about that...).  All we care about is making cars run great, from custom to concours, and having fun driving them.  We have events, and tech days, and time to just hang out as friends, and we accomplish this all with no budget, no club officers, and no bickering.  - Just friendship and fun: now *that* is success!
DMA or DOA, a lot of us don't really have to care.  I've met some of your members, and they all seem like really nice people to me who care about the car and helping others (including Dan, who I think I met in Belfast).  Let that be your success.  If it's damaging your health, you care WAY too much.  If you think the DMA machine itself needs to be saved, ask yourself why, then stay in there and fight back. But the minute your heart rate goes up, it's time to re-examine why you are doing this.  It's just a ridiculous car (that I really like, too).
It doesn't matter what the bylaws say, or who the president is.  The people in your club are your friends, and I'd be willing to bet they will still be your friends even if you don't pay 15 bucks a year...
Jake Kamphoefner
1063 in STL

----- Original Message ----
From: Tiffany Olejnik <bck2thefuture88@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 4:37:50 PM
Subject: [DML] Dear DMA Members...

DMA Members,

I come to you asking for your advice and support. While I realize
most members are not interested in the politics of running a car club,
it is the unfortunate need to have bylaws and order to manage an
organization like the DMA to continue to provide great events and
benefits to us, the members.

For those of you who do not know me well, I have been a DeLorean
fanatic since 2002. With some help from my parents, I purchased my
first car, a DeLorean on which I learned to drive. My passion for the
DeLorean is so strong I have made use of the image for my design
company and even have a DeLorean tattoo on my leg. That passion is in
no small part related to the DeLorean "experience" that comes from the
strong community that has been built around the car. The DMA is a big
part of that.

It was not a giant leap for me to direct much of my energy back in to
the community I love. I have used my art design skills for DCS, the
DMA and other DeLorean related projects. Most of this time has been
donated. The privilege of being a DMA officer seemed like a small
additional responsibility in my already long list of DeLorean related
activities, and I would be serving what has become the most successful
regional DeLorean club in the country. It was an honor to be elected
by the members in 2007, but the responsibility and obligation of doing
what I think is best for the club and it's members has been taking a
very large toll on me. This is why I am asking for some support from
my friends, the members of the DMA.

<big snip>

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