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« on: February 14, 2016, 06:11:19 PM »

Hello fellow members.

We put a purpose document together for our Windy City Club.  We looked at many club websites, purpose statements, and those of SAAC for guidance and ideas.

This is by no means perfect, but a good start.  

If you could share any thoughts, comments, feedback or ideas, we would be most appreciative.

Thanks.

 Chug a Lug

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Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC) Windy City Region - is a club that is dedicated to the preservation, care, history and enjoyment of:
   Ford-powered vehicles from Shelby American
   Vehicles inspired, influenced or assisted by Carroll Shelby
   Performance vehicles from the Ford Motor Company

(These cars (both classic and newer versions) include, but are not limited to, the AC Cobra, GT350, GT500, GT500KR, Boss, Pantera, Tiger, the Daytona Coupe, the GT40, Ford GT and replicas/tributes)  

The Windy City SAAC Chapter is an enthusiastic group that enjoys:
   the camaraderie of learning from, sharing and helping each other
   the fun of taking our cars for a cruise
   participating in track events that showcase the spirit of racing
   entering car shows so other car enthusiasts can see these rare and historic cars
   showing our pride through the preservation of these vehicles
   educating others on the history of these special cars
   inspiring younger generations via events and meetings

Please Note:  Being a member of our Club does not require ownership, but it does require passion and enthusiasm for these fine automobiles.


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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2016, 09:27:47 PM »

Hello fellow members.

We put a purpose document together for our Windy City Club.  We looked at many club websites, purpose statements, and those of SAAC for guidance and ideas.

This is by no means perfect, but a good start.  

If you could share any thoughts, comments, feedback or ideas, we would be most appreciative.

Thanks.

 Chug a Lug

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Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC) Windy City Region - is a club that is dedicated to the preservation, care, history and enjoyment of:
   Ford-powered vehicles from Shelby American
   Vehicles inspired, influenced or assisted by Carroll Shelby
   Performance vehicles from the Ford Motor Company

(These cars (both classis and newer versions) include, but are not limited to, the AC Cobra, GT350, GT500, GT500KR, Boss, Pantera, Tiger, the Daytona Coupe, the GT40, and replicas)  

The Windy City SAAC Chapter is an enthusiastic group that enjoys:
   the camaraderie of learning from, sharing and helping each other
   the fun of taking our cars for a cruise
   participating in track events that showcase the spirit of racing
   entering car shows so other car enthusiasts can see these rare and historic cars
   showing our pride through the preservation of these vehicles
   educating others on the history of these special cars
   inspiring younger generations via events and meetings

Please Note:  Being a member of our Club does not require ownership, but it does require passion and enthusiasm for these fine automobiles.


I think that's a typo. Probably should be classic (with a "c" on the end instead of an "s").

Other than that, it looks good to me. It sounds like a club I would enjoy participating in. But being the "Windy City Region," I'm guessing that's a bit far to drive from Texas. Ha, ha!

Steve

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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2016, 01:24:07 PM »

I think that's a typo. Probably should be classic (with a "c" on the end instead of an "s").

Other than that, it looks good to me. It sounds like a club I would enjoy participating in. But being the "Windy City Region," I'm guessing that's a bit far to drive from Texas. Ha, ha!

Steve

Thank you Steve.  Yes, that was a typo for sure!  I have corrected it now.

You are always welcome to join us from the Lonestar State Amigo!!

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2016, 05:36:49 PM »

I think that hits all the points...looks good Jose.

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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2016, 05:49:49 PM »

Ford GT

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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2016, 07:20:22 PM »

Ford GT

I'll Add.  Thank you!!



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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2016, 07:20:36 PM »

I think that hits all the points...looks good Jose.

Gracias partner!!



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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2016, 07:23:27 PM »


Quick Q:  What is more appropriate:  replicas, tributes, clones?

We have replicas/tributes on our statement.  Clones seemed to be inappropriate to us in capturing the spirit of what's intended.

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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2016, 07:56:37 PM »

Quick Q:  What is more appropriate:  replicas, tributes, clones?

We have replicas/tributes on our statement.  Clones seemed to be inappropriate to us in capturing the spirit of what's intended.

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There is lots of overlap and no crystal clear definitions for these terms so I would use all 3!  Many times these terms are used interchangeably.

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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2016, 08:12:41 PM »

There is lots of overlap and no crystal clear definitions for these terms so I would use all 3!  Many times these terms are used interchangeably.

Craig R

Thanks Craig.  I looked up all three words out of curiosity to see the definition as done by Dictionary.com:

replica:
noun
1.  a copy or reproduction of a work of art produced by the maker of the original or under his or her supervision.
2.  any close or exact copy or reproduction.

tribute:
noun
1.  a gift, testimonial, compliment, or the like, given as due or in acknowledgment of gratitude or esteem.
2.  a stated sum or other valuable consideration paid by one sovereign or state to another in acknowledgment of subjugation or as the price of peace, security, protection, or the like.
3.  a rent, tax, or the like, as that paid by a subject to a sovereign.
4.  any exacted or enforced payment or contribution.
5.  obligation or liability to make such payment.

clone:
verb (used with object), cloned, cloning.
3.  to produce a copy or imitation of.

My takeaway is that replica and clone are pretty close in terms of definition and intent.   Chug a Lug

tribute seems much more distant in true definition, and should therefore be used lightly or not at all.   Rip

Any further thoughts given these definitions?

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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2016, 02:47:40 AM »

Jose, your second bullet under your first major point, "vehicles inspired, influenced......"   seems to cover all those definitions so I wouldn't worry about
it too much.   Having the enthusiasm is most important.


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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2016, 05:51:09 AM »

I think the most polite way to say it is replica.


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« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2016, 06:00:28 AM »

I think it makes for a great statement and basis for a club to use. One can always tweak and try to specifically classify the cars, so I won't go there. It is much more of a mission statement as you desire, and I think it works. It would be a good idea for all regional groups to at least look it over, and see how it applies to them.

SAAC is suffering through a period of decreased membership compared to the glory years of long past. One of the goals of HQ is to gain membership, so a statement like this shows that there is an open appreciation of all Ford vehicles, a desire to work with many in the automotive community, and show a definite desire to embrace more. The days of keeping such a narrow focus to just SA vehicles from 1962 to 1970 is long past, and I personally like the expanded focus. My regional group operates in this fashion, and it has brought in some great members who own vehicles that do not have a Shelby VIN.

Keep up the great work Jose! I look forwards to finally meeting you at SAAC 41!



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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2016, 02:16:34 PM »

Jose, your second bullet under your first major point, "vehicles inspired, influenced......"   seems to cover all those definitions so I wouldn't worry about
it too much.   Having the enthusiasm is most important.


Good point Greg.  I thought that as well...................however, calling it out gave our group the sense that we have acknowledged a growing group of enthusiasts the would like to be recognized.  I'll keep it under advisement and your comment if greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2016, 02:16:56 PM »

I think the most polite way to say it is replica.


Agreed!!

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