After 10 years as President this is my final PM. 2017 will see Ed Owen as President, someone I think
will bring the Section to new levels. Ed is a well qualified, certified Mercedes Benz nut!
In the last 10 years the Section has added new events along with old favorites. We convinced the
National Board to allow us to email the Newsletter saving $6000 per year over printing and mailing.
Nancy's original Website allowed us to keep you informed as well as adding Web Banner Advertising
which was the catalyst for our financial successes. It also led to Sponsorship of our major events. Today
the Treasury balance is 18 times higher than it was in 2006.
The biggest part of being president is the friends I've made over the past 10 years. You, the Members
are the best part! Making friends is what being part of the Mercedes Benz Club is all about.
Anything I may have accomplished in the last 10 years, could not have been done with out my wife Nancy.
She's been at my side the whole time. Thank you Honey.
Thank you all,
John S Piekarczyk
Mercedes Benz Club America, Minuteman Section