Volkswagen Alltrack Station Wagon sponsors October's Luncheon at the
Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne.
2017 OFFICERS MADE AT OCTOBER LUNCHEON
members in attendance, a nearly full slate of candidates for each of the
four SAMA Board positions was filled at the October luncheon.
Volkswagen sponsored the event Oct. 20 at the Rusty Pelican. William
Gock, Product Communications Senior Specialist, gave a brief overview of
VW's 2017 Golf Alltrack, a new sport wagon from the company that Gock
described as a "really fun" vehicle for the company's lineup.
Members also were given the opportunity for brief ride-and-drive
opportunities after the luncheon.
Before the luncheon, SAMA Secretary Eduardo Hapke conducting the
nomination process, which featured nominations via email and from
members attending the luncheon.
Pepe Delfino was nominated for reelection as President along with former
President Jaime Florez.
Nominations for Vice President were Paul Borden, who currently serves in
the position, and Tony Lesesne, who once served as SAMA Secretary.
Three nominations were made for Secretary, including present Secretary
Eduardo Hapke. Also nominated were Myles Kornblatt and Woodie Lesesne.
Marcello Serrato was the only nominee for Treasurer and once again will
serve in that position.
As per SAMA Rules and By-Laws, the election of officers will be
conducted at the November meeting which is scheduled for Nov. 17 and
sponsored by Ford. Voting also made be done via email. Ballots will be
emailed to members early next month.
Only one other business item was introduced In addition to the
nomination process. Vice President Paul Borden said that he had received
an email from Bill Adam regarding the cancellation of the annual
Rides-N-Smiles event. Unfortunately for us (but fortunately for the
track), Homestead-Miami Speedway is booked all through next spring and
the facility is not available for the event. Bill will continue to work
with the Speedway to schedule the event at a later date.