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President's Letter - January/February 2011

Reprinted from Nines Magazine

The Saab Club of North America Board is doing the planning and preparations for SOC11, at the Hilton Parsippany, NJ, August 18th – 21st (This will be the 25th Anniversary of the Saab 900 convertible). Folks in the area requested serious consideration to have an SOC in their region and we listened. We are anticipating great participation from them and many more from the Eastern US and Canada.

During the coming months Board members will be reaching out to tentative sponsors. We hope that all who are able to assist in the presentation of this SOC will jump in and do what they can. We already have a commitment from Mike Colleran, Saab Cars of North America. There are some good speakers who are interested in doing seminars and Keynote presentations. These include: Len Lonnegren - Saab’s public relations chief from 1963 until 1989; and, Steven Rossi – marketing manager and engineer who worked with Bob Sinclair in the development of the Saab 900 convertible. We may also have a speaker from a national automobile magazine, schedule permitting. As we solidify plans, the website will be updated.

Just a reminder about the $500 certificate that Saab Cars of North America is offering on new Saabs to you, the Saab Club members. You can learn all about it here.

We will also be looking for new Board members and officers this year. Please let us know if you are interested. There will be an official request in subsequent issues of Nines.

Have a happy and prosperous New Year!

Ian Glenday
President, Saab Club of North America