Annual Car Show Sept 13, 2015.

The Vintage Automobile Club of Ocean County, NJ welcomes you.

Hi, Everyone,
This is the month weíve all been waiting for. September. Itís a month that means different things to different people. When we were young, September meant it was time to go back to school, which I hated. Some kids actually look forward to going back to school, and to those kids I say, ďWhatís a matter you?Ē When we had kids of our own, we couldnít wait for September to arrive and school to begin, because at least the kids were out of the house for several hours, giving us a little quiet time. And during that quiet time you could reflect on how much money you just spent on new clothes, backpacks, pens, notebooks, and the latest hair style.

Itís been a long time since my kids were young, but in their early school years, I used to cover their books with brown paper bags from the supermarket. My mother had five children and that meant a lot of paper bags each September, plus there was the drudgery of covering ten thousand books. So to lighten her load, I learned to cover my own books. Of course, half my books said ACME on the front, but at least they were clean. Then by the end of the school year, your paper covered book had so many doodles on it, it looked like a New York subway car.

September also means Summer is over, and you wonder where the time went. Instead of taking advantage of the warm weather and going to the beach, you stayed home preparing three meals a day, food shopping, driving the kids everywhere, washing the dog, and digging the TV remote out of the couch cushions. And even though the weather is still pleasant, the only thing on your mind is the holidays that are three months away, and you still havenít picked out the appropriate greeting cards.

But now we all have a good reason to greet September; itís Show Time! By the time you read this, our annual car show will be only days away. And if there is nothing else in this newsletter that you read, please read this carefully. We need help. Our show is a huge undertaking which needs the attention from all of our members. We have the usual crew, tried and true, but there are a lot of members who have never experienced the sheer overpowering joy and sense of accomplishment of immersing oneself into the scope and depth of merrymaking that has no equal! (cue the Angelic choral)

So, if you have never helped at your Clubís Show, perhaps this can be the year. Help is needed in all areas, and here they are: table and tent set up, registration, parking, kitchen staff, judging, but especiallyóES-SPESH-O-LEE óin the kitchen. Itís the one area that we never seem to have enough people. Itís an area where too much broth spoils the cook. Even on a cool day, a spatula can get very heavy after a couple of hours. I would hate to see one of our staff members collapse to the ground. For one thing, weíll constantly be stepping over that person, and that slows down the serving process. So to avoid that, try to help out under the kitchen tent for one hour, two hours, and give the hardest working crew a short respite. If you canít stay all day, donít feel guilty about leaving. All help is appreciated.
And remember, the salary for all staff members has increased for 2015. We will pay you twice what you were paid last year.

Don't forget to check for information about local shows & events in our area.

John Mahoney

John Mahoney - President
Gary Stabile - Vice President
Denny Derion - Secretary
Everett Ross - Treasurer
Marge Kurtz-Cusack - Sunshine
Denny Derion - Membership
Bill Bottorff - Editor
Rob Mahoney - WebMaster


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