August 2020 RRTC Presidents letter

Welcome to August!  I hope everyone is doing well and staying cool!  The summer hasn’t been crazy hot (yet) which made it easier to go out for drives, walks, and gardening.   It’s all about staying busy and staying active.  I finally got my car inspected (was due in April) so I can mark that off the car list.  The TR6 has a shiny new radiator thanks to TD and seems to be holding a cool temperature.  We’ve taken the cars out a few times to get pictures on the good sunset days or just to drive around the neighborhood.  In July at work, we normally do a big event in Las Vegas and essentially take over the town with the 10’s of thousands of attendees.  This year the event went digital for 4 days running around the clock to cover the time zones.  It was quite a feat to have

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June 2020 Presidents letter

Welcome to June!  Let the summer begin! I hope everyone is doing well and adjusted to the new normal.  It’s hard to believe it’s been 4 months since the COVID-19 changes went into effect for Texas.  It certainly changed many lives as people adjusted.  As a club, we’ve had to cancel all recent events and some other events have canceled throughout the summer, such as the Nationals.  Slowly Texas is starting to open again.  I’m hearing about people getting their haircuts (that’s been a big relief for some), having date night at a restaurant, having family over for dinner and renting a lake cabin for some away time.  We’ve had some pop-up drives that some club members have enjoyed.  Some club members have also gotten together to work on projects together. It’s a personal decision for all. In the last board meeting, we were discussing when should we look at

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March 2020 Presidents letter

Hello Everyone!    As Punxsutawney Phil predicted, it’s an early spring which means more opportunities to get out and drive your Triumph! Also means your annual RRTC dues are due – renew early and save Lois some work.   To take advantage of this early spring, we have 3 great organized events to entice you to drive your Triumph this month – monthly meeting, breakfast club and lunch run.  Plus April is fast approaching which means REGIONALS!!  Have you booked your hotel room and registered yet?  Let’s support our COVTR neighbors of the north as they celebrate “The Mother Road”.   February 10th was National Drive Your Triumph Day in honor of Sir John Black’s birthday.  You can view the posted pictures on the  Shutterfly site.  As you can see, the snow didn’t stop the roadster getting around and a guy in Australia found a fun place to stop.   Also in February, we had the Polar Bear rally in 70 degree weather.  It was a great turnout at the rally with over 35 people attending.  No one got lost and no

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April 2020 Presidents letter

Welcome to April which brings April Showers!  What a strange time we are all experiencing right now.  Seemed small and on the other side of the world at first and quickly changed to something big and right here.   As COVID-19 sweeps through the countries, states and cities, we all adjust to our new normal.  We thank those that are caring for our sick, protecting us, feeding us, delivering what we need and keeping the essentials stocked.  Our thoughts are with those struggling right now.  Please check in with others and help how you can and don’t forget to help those servicing us as we are all in this together.   Being a club built around social activities and our cars, it’s been sad to cancel so many events but it’s the right thing to do. In April, the breakfast club, lunch drive, and autocross are canceled.  May is starting to look the same with no breakfast club or Regionals.  As we can, events will be rescheduled.   The 2020 VTR Southcentral Regionals is something many of us look forward to and work towards.  Dave is leading a discussion with all

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May 2020 Presidents letter

Welcome to May everyone! Is everyone adjusting to the new normal? COVID-19 has changed how I look at things and how I make decisions. When I venture out to a store or restaurant, I notice who’s wearing a mask and who’s not. I think twice about going out – do I really need this or can I order online instead. To those caring for our sick, protecting us, feeding us, delivering what we need and keeping the essentials stocked – THANK YOU! If anyone needs help, please reach out to your RRTC family or your other families. Help is out there. Please check in with others and don’t forget to help those servicing us as we are all in this together. Unfortunately, TD’s breakfast has been canceled in May. I know you are missing his quiche! We’ll decide later this month about the blueberry picking and June club meeting. Maybe

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