Seasons’ Greetings from the GLC!
Since this is my first article, let me begin by telling you a little bit about myself. I am Jerry Pickett, Jr, and the newly elected President of the Great Lakes Chapter of the American Coach Association. Linda, my wife, and I have been married going on 29 years, and have two young adult boys: Jeremiah III (University of Kentucky alumni), and John Henry (studying at the University of Indianapolis). We joined the ACA and the GLC in 2004, and have never looked back.
We have attended both national and local rallies over the years. Since Linda and I are still working full time, we get in where we fit in. I am an independent over the road truck driver, so keep a look out for this truck and be sure to give me a wave when I pass you by. If we meet, a bologna and cheese sandwich will always be appreciated. J
Since I was elected to President of the GLC in September 2019, I will do all I can to continue to represent the chapter in the fine tradition as our previous President Bev De’Angelis. Bev is going to be a hard act to follow. Thanks for all you have done for the GLC, Bev (her husband Rick too). I hope she doesn’t get tired of my calls and texts over the next few months, as I transition into the role of President.
Now I will introduce those who have stepped up to the plate and help me keep the GLC moving forward.
- Vice President – Mike Wilson
- Secretary – Jennifer Goergen
- Treasurer – Bill DeMille
- Membership Chair – Diane DeMille
Mike is working hard to put our 2020 Rallies together. Currently we have a rally scheduled for May 6th – 10th at Sunnybrook RV Resort in South Haven, MI. We will be able to visit Holland, Michigan, for parades and shopping, as the Tulip Festival will be in full bloom. J Former GLC Presidents, Bob Carani and Scott Kellet will be hosting this rally. Can’t wait to see what these two have up their sleeve.
I always thank God for allowing me to do what I love doing: traveling in the RV, with my family, my current friends, and making new friends. Safe travels to everyone, and treat everyone like you want to be treated.
‘Til the next time,
Jerry Pickett, Jr