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Greetings to all of you, it’s hard to believe St Lac is entering its 69th year. I still feel like a relative newcomer when I think of my history with the club that began in the late 80s when I first attended the club’s slalom events at the Woolco parking lot (the Frontenac Mall) and on the parade square at CFB Kingston.  Looking back it was certainly a more innocent time without cell phones, social media and the perils of global warming ;but what hasn’t changed is the inclusiveness the other club members offered me when I joined the club  and the friendships that followed.  Based on the recent membership survey those same core values are still the reason St Lac is prospering.

Survey Results

For those of you who took the time to complete the recent survey I want to say a personal thank you as we had just under a 50% response rate and your collective feedback is incredibly helpful. The first surprising result was that the majority of  respondents are willing to pay more for 2022’s membership fee. This increase is slightly risky; but it reflects the inflation all of our fixed expenses have undergone over the past 12 months.  So the new membership fee has risen an additional 20.00 bucks to $55.00 for the individual membership with any additional family members remaining at $5.00 more. Our corporate membership fee,however, will remain at 100.00. Continuing with the survey results  I know there were several anxious Subaru owners who are members that are  interested in the $750.00 rebate Subaru Canada offers its customers via our support of their rally efforts; but you can rest easy as the Club will continue its support for RSO ( rally sport Ontario)  and CARS ( Canadian Association of Rally Sport).  It was a very close call though with 52% in favor and 48% against the ongoing support.

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Dan the Man X2

St LAC is proud to announce that Dan Gray has volunteered to replace Dan Wilson as our outgoing President. Traditionally, the membership would be asked to vote the new executive into position but again Covid has scuppered any kind of normalcy with in person meetings to do so. We are likley skirting our constitutional rule book by appointing Dan but in practice the past voting was limited to the small number of members who were present so bending these rules is kind of like speeding in my humble opinion — nobody really gives a $hit.

Guilty party singled out by longtime member

Many of you will recognize from our Picton events he is a natural organizer, energetic, reliable and youthful (sorry folks, but he’s spoken for). Who knows maybe he’ll blow the social media door open as he said to me today he’s looking forward to adding President to his LinkedIn profile.

-DC