It's here! 2021! Finally, hindsight is 2020! I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas Holiday and are healthy, happy and ready for the New Year.

So, what will 2021 mean to PCA members? We have great reason for optimism as we can clearly see the light at the end of the tunnel. On December 30th, the NCDHHS revised the COVID vaccination schedule for our state. Here's a link to that info.

Although we are anxious to return to the carefree days of 2019, there is still a need for careful action in the coming months. With COVID cases and hospital bed occupancy hitting peak numbers this week, it would be imprudent at best to hold an indoor event for our members. Therefor, the January 9th Tech Session at Wheelhouse Rim Repair will be rescheduled sometime later in the Spring.

There is much to look forward to for Appalachian Region members in 2021. Within a few months I anticipte that we will be able to firm up plans for a return to our big events - Luft Wasser, Appalachian Adventure and the New Member Picnic. We also plan to reschedule the Charter Anniversary Party that was postponed last March. We are already planning these events and our regular monthly events including Dine & Drives, Ramble Breakfasts and Wednesday Brewery Socials.

I sincerely hope that you share my optimism of a fun year being right around the corner. In the meantime, please keep yourself and your family safe and ready for a better year ahead!

My best, Don Therien - APR President