RE: RE: [DML] DeLorean Owners Association??
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RE: RE: [DML] DeLorean Owners Association??

Hi Gary,


I'm sorry to hear about your experience, and as you can see from the recent
flurry of activity on this forum, I'm sorry you weren't the only one
negatively impacted by the DOA's past leadership.  One of the reasons I got
involved was to try and steer things back onto the right track. That would
be the track where the community that cares about the car, company, man and,
most importantly, each other is our first and foremost concern.  The people
that were responsible for acts such as you describe below are no longer with
the organization. We could however, use more people like you, who seem to
have genuinely cared about the welfare of the organization once, and
continue to care about the community as a whole.


The DOA has a long way to go to get back to greatness, I realize, but the
road is impassable if no one is left that's willing to give us a chance.




Josh Haldeman - Vice-President

DeLorean Owners Association




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Hi Josh,

I was a member of the DOA for many years. I even ran and helped run a local
chapter for a while. The local chapters were dissolved because of the tax
and insurance reasons by the DOA, at least that was the excuse given. Funny
thing thought, the previous president of Chapter 35 and myself were never
told of these requirements until the chapters were dissolved. As far as the
chapters were concerned, we got absolutely no benefits.

I was in Scottsdale, AZ, at the DOA's outing in December (I don't remember
the year) and we had a chapter coordinator's meeting. The following January,
we get the notice that all of the chapters are disbanded and that if we want
to be a chapter here is the list of rules to be followed, all of which
favored the DOA including their right to throw out all of the officers if
they didn't like what was going on and to confiscate the treasury of the
chapter. You mean to tell me that the officers didn't know that this was
going to happen in December, I don't think so. This is also when the annual
dues went from $30 to $45 per year.

I stayed on for a number of years after that as an individual, but when dues
went from $45 to $75 a year and you had to join for three years, I just
stopped. I have never received another mailing of any kind from the DOA.

Obviously, I don't have good memories of the DOA from all of the things that
went on because of the click that was running it at that time. 

I know first hand how much effort it takes to run a club and there are never
enough hands to do all of the work. I wish you luck, but you have a hard
road to travel to convince those of us that have past history with the DOA
that things have changed.

Maybe, updates through here, if allowed, with what the current dues are and
what benefits one would receive for joining would be helpful.

Gary Masie
Past President of Chapter 35 of DOA and Tri-State Delorean Owners Club

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