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Here's my 2 cents! (Why not?!)
Hurrah for Josh.  You're a good guy and I hope the wolves don't eat you.
Clubs are fun.  (or they CAN be fun. . .)
They are not necessary, but can give people a sense of belonging and  
purpose in this blink-of-a-moment life.  Clubs can help organize  
useful data or preserve artifacts perceived as 'Important' to the  
community.  Clubs can enhance members lives with gatherings.  Maybe  
even fund raise for a charity and help cure a disease or two.
I'd join if dues were cheaper, and more than paid for itself in  
discounts and other benefits.  Nothing wrong with that.
I'd strongly suggest, like others have, to start by changing the  
name.  DOA  as MOST people recognize it: 'Dead On Arrival', is an ugly  
insult to the DeLorean automobile), plus it has that delightful stigma  
of the club's history.
It's also not all-inclusive.  ('OWNERS only need apply.')  Also, now  
with John's passing, it's inappropriateness is refreshed.
Just change the operating title, or the 'DBA'  if you don't want to do  
a lot of work changing the red tape stuff in the bylaws, etc. (Insert  
whatever excuse you can think of here.)
I know changing the outside doesn't change the inside, but it looks  
like the guts are on the mend too, so why not start anew.
End of an era.  You can still boast '25 year Anniversary', etc., even  
if you've changed your name.
Let's see how this 'bold' notion of change is deeply resisted (or  
readily embraced) by the board.
Have fun,
Oliver Holler


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