Ozark Section

Ozark Section

Annual Membership Recognition Event

Annual Membership Recognition Event

Ozark
Saturday, September 19, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Bentonville
Arkansas

Thirty members of the Ozark Section gathered for our Annual Membership Recognition event at Orchards Park Pavilion in Bentonville, Arkansas, with beautiful blue skies and temperatures in the 70s. It is such a rewarding time to see so many members who celebrated their milestone years including anniversaries of 30, 15, 10 and 5. Our club sponsored the box lunches from Panera Bread for members and families to enjoy catching up with friends and new members. Lots of items were raffled off from mugs to keychains, wine serving accessories, extra lunches and Mercedes hats. For the protection of the members during this event, we used sanitation of the pavilion, practiced social distancing as much as possible and chose to provide individual box lunches. It has been a challenging time for car clubs to keep their members engaged during the Covid-19 virus; however, we have actually been able to increase our membership with Teresa Poulseen’s membership tools with our dealership, sponsors, car rally events and member contact. We welcomed Tony and Phyllis Black from Fayetteville, two new members of our Section who are interested in participating in our events travelling around the state and making new friends. Certificates and anniversary pins were given to the following members: 30 years-Paul Springmann from Bentonville, 20 years-Robin Retzlaff from Springdale, 15 years-Jan Sweitzer from Fayetteville and Reid Fairchild from Rogers, 10 years-Gary Reusswig from Joplin, 5 years-Bob Poulseen from Bella Vista, Lisa Knapp from Holiday Island, Linda Harrell from Rogers and Becky Vendel from Bella Vista. We also took time to recognize the current Section Leadership for their great support of our Section as volunteers. They spend many extra hours of their time on your behalf and received lots of applause and appreciation at the event: Dennis Anderson-President, Kathy Menold-Past President, Newsletter Editor and Webmaster, Jan Sweitzer-Vice President and Event Coordinator, Ruth Shafer-Treasurer, Bob Poulseen-Secretary, John Miller-Historian and Director, Joel Menold-Advertising and Director, Teresa Poulseen-Membership Chairperson and Diane Paulsen-Hospitality Chairperson. The election for new officers for 2021-2022 was held at the event for five board member positions. Several mail-in ballots had already been received, and the members unanimously approved the new slate of nominees. The following people will take on leadership roles for the next two years in our Section beginning November 1, 2020. We appreciate these leaders for volunteering their time to the club to help us best support our membership across Arkansas and Missouri. President - Dennis Anderson with 15 years membership Vice President - Barb Lowinger with 6 years membership and a prior member of the North Carolina Section Treasurer - Ruth Shafer with 23 years membership Secretary - Bob Poulseen with 5 years membership and a prior member of the Kansas Section Director Position – to be appointed