Welcome to the EMPA
Eastern Motorsport Press Association
We thank everyone for waiting patiently for their 2014 membership cards. We finally got the new-style cards from the printer and the designer has taught us how to import photos and other information, so they are being printed and will soon be on their way to you. This will complete our lengthy project of developing a new logo, getting new stationery and redesigning the membership cards for a more modern look. We again thank longtime associate member Dan Luginbuhl for financially supporting much of this project with a generous, unsolicited donation to the association.
REMINDERS: You must be a 2014 member to attend the convention and/or receive contest prizes! Please return your ballots with your vote for award winners and the board of directors ASAP. The awards mean a great deal to those nominated and so far, most of the contests are neck and neck with photo finishes in sight. YOURS MAY BE THE DECISIVE VOTE!
Please do not wait until late December to decide on your convention plans. Now is the time to reserve your room, tell us what events you will attend and make arrangements for any guests you would like to bring to the Hall of Fame banquet. We expect record attendance, so please respond ASAP.
We have had two of the printed newsletters/ballots/convention planners returned because the recipient no longer lived at the address. Please update your info if you move, get a new phone, change your e-mail or go into the witness protection program between renewals. Just kidding on the last but the rest is very important to all. Otherwise we would not have your new contact info until you send in your annual renewal.
From EMPA Secretary Carol Houssock: Al Robinson fell in his home a few weeks ago and had to go back to the nursing home for additional rehab. As a result of the fall he sustained a break in his left arm (his weaker arm). He is building up his strength and is now scheduled to return home on December 5th. As he said "I learned a valuable lesson, the hard way, about the importance of wearing my Link to Life device." In the meantime, Al can be reached at: Elderwood Health Care - 37 N. Chemung St. - Waverly, NY 14892 607-565-2861 - He's in Room 108B.
WELCOME to new EMPA members Dan DeMarco, Joyce Standridge, Bobby Chalmers, Renee Carrig, Dave Moody, Ron Hills, Ed Lamberton, Amber Chalmers, Bob James, Jim Liegeot, Ron Fox, Janice Miller, Tracey Berger Carmen and Walter Smith.
Best wishes to all for the holiday season. Ron Hedger, EMPA President
If anyone has a interesting or vintage photo they want to display, email Robin Ervin and I'll display it here.
Please be sure to caption the photo with the photographers By Line along with who the person in the photo is and where the photo was taken.