President's Message - January 2021

Hello Everybody,

As we enter a new year, I hope that everybody enjoyed a bit of a break during the Christmas holidays even though it was very different from normal, unless you are a Politician. You know the saying - Do as say, not as I do.


The January AMOA meeting will be cancelled as well as the February meeting. We are planning to have a meeting in March, which is tentatively scheduled for Monday March 22, 2021.


Melissa from the Reynolds Museum sent me the following message recently: I have been thinking about all my History Road people this month. I hope you and your family have been keeping safe. We are normally getting all the registration forms ready now to send out after the holidays. However, we have we have made the difficult decision to cancel History Road for 2021.


With vaccinations starting next week, we have a renewed sense of optimism about the New Year but felt that June may still be early to be planning a get together. We are working on a few ideas for smaller events next summer to keep us connected. I will keep in touch, and let you know once we have a few more details!

 

 


Cars & Coffee has been cancelled the past couple of months due to Covid-19 restrictions, hopefully we will be able get this going again in the month of February.


Cars & Coffee is held on the second Saturday of the month. It is held from 10am til noon at the A&W on 149 Street & 111 Avenue. Come have a coffee or breakfast with other AMOA members and any other Ford fans are also welcome to join us. We will continue to have this during the winter months, so come on out and have a coffee or bite to eat and socialize with other club members. Since the weather has changed still come on out, but just bring your daily driver.


Please remember to wear your mask and keep the physical distance of 2 meters.


Please stay safe and healthy


Craig Weir
AMOA President
cweir@nait.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President's Message - December 2020

Hello Everybody,

As we are getting close to the holiday season, even though it will be a lot different than normal, as the previous 9 months have been due to Covid-19. During our November Annual General Meeting we had a discussion about making a few donations to some local charities. After we had these discussions and vote, the AMOA decided to donate $1500.00 to the Edmonton Food Bank and also $1500.00 to the Hope Mission.


Both of these organizations were extremely gratefully for the donations and said that these donations would help out at this busy time of year, especially with the added issues due to Covid-19.


We discussed the upcoming meetings at our November meeting and if we should have the next few meetings or cancel some of them. It was decided to cancel the December meeting and we will look at the meetings after that from month to month and make a decision on them a week or two before the scheduled date and then let everybody know if we will hold the meeting or if it will be cancelled.


With the new AHS rules due to Covid-19 which came out on November 24, 2020 we would have to cancel our December meeting anyway, so we made the correct decision.


Our annual Christmas party which is usually held in the month of December and we discussed this at the November meeting, and it was the decision to cancel it for this year due to Covid-19. Will possibly look at having some sort of get together some time in the new year if restrictions allow it and if we think it will be a good idea.


We held our annual elections during our November Annual General Meeting and most of the positions will remain the same for the next year. Stan Norlander put his name forward and Stan will be our new Social and Cruise Director for the next year. I would like to thank everybody that is on the Executive committee for all the work that they do and I would also like to welcome Stan to the Executive.


I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2021.

 

Hopefully 2021 will be a lot better than this last year of 2020, with all the issues that Covid-19 has caused.


Please stay safe and healthy


Craig Weir
AMOA President
cweir@nait.ca