President’s Message

President of FCA

(August 2017)

I would like to congratulate the Sonoma and River City Chapters for a job well done in hosting our Falcon Club of America 38th National Meet in the very interesting and scenic Sacramento, California area. A heartfelt “Thank You” goes out to all the team members and the volunteers who helped produce this year’s national event.

Thanks to the other chapters who made donations to support this outstanding event as well.

I want to thank all of our membership for their attendance at national and regional events. I have really enjoyed meeting and visiting at these events with as many of our “Falconeers” as possible—both meeting new and renewing old acquaintances. Remember to watch for more convention coverage in December’s National Falcon News.

Next year we will be landing in the middle of the country for our 2018 National Meet. Wichita, Kansas is ready to welcome our group. It’s never too soon to get an early start and plan ahead for your trek to Kansas. If you had to miss this year, hopefully you’ll be able to join us in the Heartland. Don’t forget your sun gear.

Summer is by far the best time of the year for our local chapters to actively be on the lookout for new Falcons and their owners as prospective new members. Be sure to invite the folks you meet to join in your local events. Our great Ford cars, minitrucks and vans are magnets for crowds, plus our friendly atmosphere at gatherings is a great recruiting tool. Take your kids, grandkids or even your neighbor’s kids to local car shows; it can encourage future interest in our collectable Falcons.

FCA always encourages our members to assist others who are interested in restoring or acquiring any type of Falcon. Don’t miss any opportunity to spread the word about our great club and share the incredible resources we have available for our members.

Falconclub.com, our website, continues to be updated and improved. It is easy to join or renew your membership through the site; many like to do it by using Paypal. Now for the first time ever, we have also added the ability to register online for next year’s 39th FCA National and also use Paypal as an option for payment!

Don’t forget to make plans to attend one or all of the regional meets scheduled for this coming fall: August 18–19 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, September 8–9 in Overland Park, Kansas, and September 29–30 in Sevierville, Tennessee.

Take care of one another and remember that “each day is a gift” to be enjoyed and shared with others. May God Bless! Hope your summer has been fun and enjoyable for your entire family. Enjoy taking those birds out flyin’ as you motor safely down America’s highways. I can hardly wait for fall of 2017 when I’ll be going to the great car shows in my area.

—Cliff McKay (FCA #7987) Peck, Kansas