At this year's AGM, the attending members voted to restructure the Club's Board of Directors, which will now be made up of three positions: I, Pauline Cook, was elected President, while Andy Takajian and Tony Dellosso were re-elected to continue on as Secretary and Treasurer, respectively. The newly established Executive Advisory Committee lies in the hands of Steve Hammond (membership coordinator), Tom Harper (member at large) and Bob Walsh (webmaster).
I have been involved with these quirky French cars since 1960. That’s when my father bought a 1959 ID19 (one of the early 'leakers') – and the rest is history: They have been part of my life ever since. Over the decades, I have had more Citroens than you could shake a Pallas hubcap at. I love those cars and cannot see myself without one. Also, I have been an active Club member since 1970. Time flies, and throughout the years I have been president, secretary and treasurer, and I have also organized and managed the Club store.
This Club is a team effort: Hence, I would like to thank Bill Heacox, Jeremiah Mazeau and Zach Taylor for their guidance and contributions in the past, especially for helping to hold the Club together during this last troubled year. A special thank you also goes to Rod Pick who continues to offer invaluable advice.
In the future, in order to increase our appeal to more Citroen lovers, we plan to have additional events throughout all of Southern California. Our newest member, Bob Walsh, is currently reworking our website, which will feature interactive services such as a Trading Post where everybody will be able to list items for sale, or seek parts etc. for purchase. Members will also be able to submit photos for publication. Further, hundreds of official Citroen Tech Bulletins covering models from Tractions to XM's will soon be accessible online. We are also in the process of digitizing past Citroen Car Club Newsletters for member access.
We still need Newsletter articles from our members. Please send them ASAP. You are what this club is all about.
This is not a one-way street, though – on the contrary. We need your input to achieve our goal of a reinvigorated the Club. Therefore, please contact and share with us what is important to you, whether as an owner or enthusiast. Check our updated website (www.socalcitroen.com) for future events. Also, feel free to communicate with others on our Facebook page. Lastly, I encourage especially our newer members to attend our upcoming event, this year's "Rendezvous" in Santa Maria, even if is only for a Saturday day trip. Ownership is not a requirement - but your passion or curiosity is. Come check us out!