President’s Message

President Millie Garcia

June – July  2022

Dear Friends,

Incredible to say that half the year has already passed us by. Our season is slowing down thanks to our Florida weather and this is the time to make those long-awaited repairs and tweaks to our cars in anticipation of the upcoming show season and most importantly, the 2023 Winter Nationals. Yes! The Winter Nationals will be back in South Florida by popular demand.

Come end of January of next year, we will be hosting the 2023 Nationals at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum. This will be a 3-day fun filled event weekend. With all that said… we need you! Come join us at the membership meetings on the third Thursday of the month and sign up to volunteer for this wonderful show. It takes a village and you are part of that family. Please check the back page of Sidelights and our website for the meeting location.

I am excited to tell you that we will be having our first (after COVID) annual picnic on June 26th at Larry and Penny Thompson Park. Prepare those side dishes and/or desserts as there will be prizes for the top two “HOMEMADE” desserts and side dishes. I look forward to seeing you all there. Summer is also a time for family and friends. Hope you all enjoy your time whether you stay here or wherever your travels may take you. It’s the time to recharge the batteries (no pun intended) and get some much-needed rest and relaxation. This is also planning time for the Fall. If you have ideas of events, tours, drive-ins that you would like to do, please feel free to reach out to me and share them so that together, we can perhaps, make them happen.

Keep those engines running!

Millie Garcia, President
AACA South Florida Region



A.A.C.A. South Florida Region