[DML] Re: DOA (re-name)
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[DML] Re: DOA (re-name)



Since there appears to be some consideration for a name change,
why not a clever "play-on-abbreviations" and make the change of
DOA to DeLorean Enthusiasts Association (DEA).  I always wanted
to walk around in a jacket with a big DEA logo on the back (LOL).

Most DeLorean owners have been annoyed by cocaine references
and I doubt that will change anytime soon, so why not have a
"DEA" sticker on your DeLorean to help change the subject as
the cocaine references are made.  Just a different "spin".

Later,
Rich W.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Oliver Holler <oholler@...> wrote:
>
> 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
> 10694
>




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