May 12, 2016
To the members and friends of the Chrysler 300 Club, Inc.
We have recently and sadly announced the unexpected passing of two long-time members of our Board of Directors and join their families and friends in grieving over them. We also join in the celebration of the long and rich times lived out by Merle Wolfer and Roger Selby and want to express our appreciation for the many contributions each made to the hobby and our club.
Loss of these two key officers, coupled with the declining health and energy of several others on the Board and long-expired terms of others has created extraordinary challenges and barriers to the operation and management of our club. Accordingly, the chief officers have made the following declaration:
Whereas two key members of the Board of Directors of the Chrysler 300 Club, Inc. have recently passed away, that several of the remaining Board members are battling various health issues, that term limits of all or most officers have been exceeded and that the recent request for nominations to the Board only came up with one candidate for each position. Therefore, the Chief Officers of the club have declared the election to be over, accepted their new positions and appointed an interim Board to serve for the remainder of calendar year 2016.
Nominations for all permanent positions will again be solicited in the following months and an election will be held prior to year-end. Terms of the regularly-elected officers will begin January 1, 2017. The Interim Board appointees are listed below and their terms begin immediately with the date of this notice.
We ask that you continue to grant us your patience, that you support the Interim Board in every way and that you be thinking about nominations for the permanent Board, including yourself if you can bring leadership and technical skills, energy and a great passion for the Members and their Beautiful Brutes of this great old club.
The outgoing officers wish to express our appreciation to all who have served this club so faithfully over the years and to the new members of the Interim Board.
Kermit Eskelsen, Outgoing President
Bruce Toelle, Outgoing Vice President
INTERIM BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CHRYSLER 300 CLUB, INC.
MAY 12, 2016 TO DECEMBER 31, 2016
PRESIDENT: RICHARD BARBER
VICE PRESIDENT: STEVE SIMON
SECRETARY: To be appointed by the Interim Board
TREASURER: SCOTT TOZZI
DIRECTOR: KERMIT ESKELSEN
DIRECTOR: BRUCE TOELLE
DIRECTOR: GEORGE VER BERKMOES