[DeTomaso] Fun Rally 2018

Effie Richards erichards at zogob.sdcoxmail.com
Sat Dec 16 20:46:20 EST 2017

I’m a Pantera owner, don’t drive it for personal reasons, but as an associate and the one who renews our POCA membership, I dare say, although I don’t know Gerry, I believe he is an awesome guy. However, the guilty party(ies) for this change, are obvious to me, I’m surprised not to the rest of you. Figure it out, I can’t share my one special gift of knowing what’s up, I was born with that gift and has saved me from bad events many of times.
For those who don’t believe me, it’s ok, there are many people with the “gift”, you may know some.
In any case, there are two events this year, one in Vegas (April) and one in Monterey (May).
Chose wisely according to your personal preference. I will go to the one the driver of my Pantera wants to take me and will be joyful either way, even without a trunk for my extra clothes or shoes!
Laurie, as far as your comment about the phone meeting, yes, what’s up with that, you really don’t expect a reply, do you? It’s part of the “secret” thing POCA thrives on.

Sent from Effie's iPad

> On Dec 16, 2017, at 10:52 AM, Laurie Ferrari via DeTomaso <detomaso at server.detomasolist.com> wrote:
>   Well.... in light of all this, of which I honestly am not overly
>   surprised, having been on the Board... but..... I think it would be of
>   interest to know who actually supplied the research behind the post you
>   quote. Doesn't seem like Gerry would mistake facts in such a way.  Kind
>   of leaves little doubt that there is a faction that is attempting to
>   control decisions with little, if any, regard to what the membership
>   has voted upon. All who attended know how actually beautiful the
>   Monterey event was and how excellent, the Hyatt Regency.  Also, if, as
>   you say, Monterey was a much larger revenue producer for the Club, then
>   it's even more difficult to understand the change.  It'd be of interest
>   to know who on our Board is getting pointers from the FBI?
>   I would also like to question WHY the phone number that enables members
>   to listen to meetings as part of the move for transparency... has an
>   access code listed on the POCA Website that was not valid, at last
>   attempt.
>   Yours truly,
>   Laurie
>   __________________________________________________________________
>   The POCA BOD decided to go to Las Vegas because we did not have anyone
>   that could facilitate the event in Monterey. The D'Orazios cannot
>   attend May 16-June 3 and Josette runs the store and is in Charge of
>   membership registration. No-One volunteered to run the event. We were
>   ready to vote on Monterey if anyone volunteered to do so....No-One came
>   forward. ......the alternative was Las Vegas at the Orleans / new
>   Boutique hotel with dates that we all could attend and host. The
>   proposal was voted on that said Las Vegas in 2018 and Monterey in 2019.
>   We are still negotiating with two Las Vegas Hotels.....details shortly.
>   Las Vegas will feature an event at SpeedVegas, Antique Auto Museum tour
>   , Car Show and Banquet Dinner.
>   Respectfully trying to get the word out.
>   Gerry Romack
>   =====
>   I was asked at the banquet at the last Fun Rally if I would do Monterey
>   again, I said yes absolutely, so I was making plans to make an even
>   better event, only to find out that actions were being taken to go to
>   Las Vegas despite all of my efforts to go forward with Monterey. I was
>   elected by the POCA board to be the Fun Rally Committee and as such it
>   was evident to me that Las Vegas would not be a viable option. Despite
>   my disagreement with ever going back to Las Vegas plans were being made
>   without my involvement what so ever. In addition, Monterey was being
>   looked at by John Tomlin of PCNC without my involvement, I also found
>   this out after the fact. It became clear that I was not wanted as the
>   Fun Rally Committee and my opinions did not matter any longer. This is
>   why 1 month ago I stepped down from as Fun Rally Committee Chairman.
>   I was 100% completely ready to do another Monterey, and have always let
>   the board know this. As a matter of fact, the POCA survey that was put
>   out; Monterey was the number 1 choice. The excuses that the SCCA could
>   not give us the track event in writing is hog wash, the SCCA event has
>   been held that same weekend for the last 5 years and my contact at SCCA
>   told me last July that it would be the same weekend in 2018. I told the
>   board this information. Monterey kept getting put off so we lost the
>   big ballroom at the Hyatt, but the hotel gave me an alternate that
>   could have worked, I actually drove up to Monterey 6 weeks ago and had
>   a look. So I was ready to go and things were stalled as Vegas was being
>   planned.
>   So saying that no one stepped forward or volunteered to do Monterey
>   again if completely false.
>   I am wondering why is it that every successful Fun Rally the people
>   that are asked to volunteer their time to do an epic event never want
>   to do it again, hence ask Gil Mares about Phoenix, ask Marshall Smith
>   about San Diego. Gil actually quit POCA and SDP will never do another
>   event.
>   After the board vote to go back to Las Vegas on Dec. 8th, I decided to
>   step down as Public Relations Director from the POCA board and for the
>   sake of the DeTomaso community I was going to do Monterey again in
>   2018. I stepped down because it would have been seen as a conflict
>   of interest  It was not a spiteful act, it is for the further
>   enrichment of the marque and the people that stand behind it, it is why
>   I chose Forza DeTomaso - The Force behind the Marque.
>   I just want to be clear about this because the above statement is
>   really insulting.
>   Kind regards,
>   Ed
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