Reprinted from Nines Magazine
It seems that each time I start to write this newsletter in recent times that the information on the sale of Saab is either good or bad. We have all our fingers crossed that Saab will survive. I have been asked several times if the Saab Owners’ Convention (SOC) will go on in 2010 without Saab. I can assure everyone that it will and hopefully the situation will be resolved and it will be with them.
I’d like to take this time to thank Stephan Vapaa for being the Web master for the Saab Club Web site for so many years. Stephan has many irons in the fire and had allowed Aaron Clow to assume the assistant Web master position to help out. Since then, Aaron has moved to another service provider (that has expansion capabilities in line with our plans), established our new Web site and is working hard on the new SOC Web site ― www.saabconvention.com. Aaron has been appointed Web master of the new sites. Thanks again to both of them for their great work!
In more good news, Lester Ewing returned to the Board to fill the vacancy created when he left. Lester is a major contributor to the Club’s successes since and including SOC06. We appreciate his staying involved. Thanks, Lester!
I have received offers of assistance with SOC10 in Aurora, Ohio (see our publicity release in this issue of NINES, page 33). Such offers are welcome as we can always use help with activities on the ground at the SOC. You can contact me;
or other board members if you would like to assist.
Before I close this out I just want to remind the entire Saab world that we are in this together and our future as Saab owners will be far better if we continue supporting all those who sell/service Saabs and help us maintain and improve our cars. My hat is off to them and my prayers are with you all.
Wishing one and all a happy and prosperous New Year!