The meeting on Jnauary 26th at Kaptain Jimmy's in Agawam was well attended with our President, John Kunasek, Treasurer John Mangino, message board admin Al Gigere, and myself, Steve Manning. The club will press forward into 2013 and continue our cruise involvment with the Pioneer Valley GTO show in June, our show get togethers and cruises, and possibly even hosting our own first cruise night or show in 2013. John Mangino reports our treasury is fully intact and will be expanding for 2013. All members keep your eyes peeled for new opportunities as the club will be seeking to raise money for a worthy charity.

The club welcomes our newest member and the first member for 2013, Joshua Grandfield of the US Army. Josh is the owner of the last of the best, a 2002 Trans Am. Welcome to the club Josh!

Activities for 2013 are diminishing somewhat due to the economy. The 2013 Pioneer Valley GTO show planning is under way but the major shows will not be held this year. The biggest loss is the Saratoga Springs Firebird Show. Firebird Nation, upstate New Yorks premium Firebird club, has been disbanded due to the retirement plans of founder Tom Smith. The Rhode Island Pontiac Celebration will skip a year (as it usually does) but member Rick Digiacomo is planning the show for 2014. The PVFA will continue to sponsor Firebird night at Mark's Cruise for 2013, possibly moving it to an earlier date to encourage more cars to show up.