President’s Message – November 2018
Until such time we produce a Club Newsletter more frequent that Quarterly, a monthly President’s Message will be sent via Email and also posted on our Website.
Our Club had a very successful meeting on October 20 with our special guests and co-hosts, Steve Ross – National MBCA VP and our own Lance Taylor-Warren – Regional Director. This hosted luncheon’s cost of $610 was offset by MBCA Regional’s subsidy of $350 resulting in a net cost to our Club of $270.
At the meeting our election of officers was held with the following members elected for 2019:
President – Creighton Fong
Vice President – Michael Proctor
Secretary – Bobbie Wiesner
Treasurer – Pamela Janssen
Additionally three members have volunteered for our Club’s very important positions:
Bill Brandt – Newsletter
Allen Wren – Historian
Anthony Funaro – Roadmaster
With the above positions being filled, the Club still needs volunteers to assume the following areas:
Director of Communications
MBZ Dealer Liaison
(Contact me to volunteer or to obtain more information)
Upcoming Club Dates
Saturday, Nov 10 -First Annual President’s Drive/Lunch (Please see following map and
detailed route directions – these are normal roads and part of either the Placer
County Wine Road and/or Placer Mandarin Orange Trail). This information is also
available on our Website. Again, we meet at Peets Coffee in Granite Bay and conclude
at Kristen’s Biergarten in Rocklin.
Wednesday, Nov 14 -Membership Meeting – This meeting will principally be our Planning Meeting
for 2019. We already got a jumpstart at the October meeting with volunteers
for some driving events, however, we still need to complete our 2019 Schedule
of Driving and other Club Activities/Events including a minimum of two dinner
venues, one for next December’s Holiday Party and another mid-year. Each
Mercedes Club has a Planning Meeting to put together a calendar that must
be submitted to their Regional Director by year end so that the RD can schedule
and plan a Regional Event and advise other clubs in his region of their events.
If you are interested in something to do or somewhere to go – chances are at
least one other member is also interested and we can possibly make this a Club
function! Additionally, we will need to fill out the remainder of our volunteer
positions/committees again, more than one person serving together as a
committee can fill the position – and be more fun! So come to the meeting which will
be held in the conference room at the Mercedes of Rocklin (Von Housen Dealership)
4747 Granite Dr. in Rocklin beginning at 10:30 a.m.
-Board of Directors Meeting. Members of the Board will have a short meeting
after the General Membership Meeting. The Board will be discussing a revision
to our outdated By-Laws that will have our Club conform with other MBCA Sections
which will be brought to a membership vote no later than March 31, 2019.
We will also discuss the distribution of our Newsletter – Capitol Star, planning
additional events for our 50th Anniversary and reviewing our financial position.
Saturday, December 1 -Holiday Gala Dinner at Marriot Hotel in Rancho Cordova. Information on
Website/Newsletter. Again, there will be a no-host bar and corkage, passed
hors d’oeuvrers and hosted wine on the table with your selected entrée. If more
information is needed, please contact Bobbie Wiesner (916) 952-9171.
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Sacramento Mercedes Club Annual President's Drive
November 10, 2018 (Arrive by 9:45 a.m. Drivers' Meet / Start Engines 10:00 a.m.)
Meeting Place - Peet's Coffee @ Quarry Pond Shopping Center, 5550 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay (916) 783-3113
Lunch (approx Noon) - Kathrin's Biergarten 4810 Granite Dr Ste 1A, Rocklin, California, CA 95677
Exit Parking Lot turning right onto Douglas Blvd and get in Left Lane
Turn left onto Barton Rd. (First Stop Light)
Barton Rd. curves to the left, then at Stop Sign make right turn continue on Barton Rd.
At "T" make a slight right onto Brace Rd.
Make a left onto Horsehoe Bar Rd.
Make an immediate left to continue on Horsehoe Bar Rd. and cross over I80
Make right onto Taylor Rd.
At I80 Intersection, make a slight left onto Ophir Rd.
Make a left onto Wise Rd. (Caution - room for 1 car at stop sign to make 320 degree turn)
Make a right onto Baxter Grade Rd.
Make a left at the "T" onto Mt. Vernon Rd.
Make a right onto Mt. Pleasant Rd.
Make a right onto Big Ben Rd.
Make a right at the "T" onto McCourtney Rd.
Make a left onto Camp Far West Rd.
Make a right onto Riosa Rd.
Make a left onto Sheridan-Lincoln Blvd. (Used to be Highway 65 - before the "Bypass")
Make a left onto West Wise Rd.
Make a right onto Garden Bar Rd.
At "T" make a left onto Fruitvale Rd.
Make a right onto Fowler Rd.
At "T" make a right onto Highway 193
At stop sign, make a left onto Sierra College Blvd.
Make a right onto Granite Dr.
Wave to Von Housen MBZ of Rocklin Dealership on the left
Make a right into Parking Lot - Park your MBZ along wall at end of lot - Pictures!!