January Prez Sez
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
It’s 2022 and as the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Take me for example. Pete Walker here, your new CIR President. I’ve met many of you before but there more of you still I’ve yet to shake hands and exchanges pleasantries with. A little about me: I work from home and live in the Carmel area with my beautiful fiancé Tricia. We’re planning on getting married this June. So, between wedding planning and our professional obligations, we are looking forward to seeing you this year!
And by “we”, I of course mean your new CIR Board!
- Pete Walker (Me), President, grateful for the opportunity to serve
- Amanda Brown, VP
- Greg Brown, Treasurer (Year 2 of his two-year term)
- Lisa Krebs, Activities
- Greg Smith, Membership
- Fred Greulich, Secretary
- Pam and Larry Clarino, Newsletter
- Jimmy Arata, Ft. Wayne
- David Weaver, web master
We want to continue the mantra put out by Rob and the previous board, “We’ll try anything as long as it sounds like fun.” So, let’s have some fun! CIR is an ever-growing club, and with that comes activities new and old. From our staples like Saturday morning breakfasts to new events like happy hours in the middle of the week. We continue to host drives, tours, and my personal favorite, DE’s. CIR is proof that it really isn’t about the cars, it’s the people.
So don’t be afraid to say hi when we are gathered together. Have an idea? Great! Please share it with us! We have some great things planned for 2022, and we can’t do it without you.
Club meetings will continue to be held on the first Monday of the month, 7:00-9:00. Feel free to join us! Whether we’re using Zoom or having an in-person meeting, we welcome one and all!
Looking forward to 2022!
For any questions, suggestions or comments please send our president a message on the Contact Us page.
“An Evening with Paul Page, Voice of the Indianapolis 500”
As Race Month arrives in Indy, join us on May 15, 2022, as CIR-PCA spends “An Evening with Paul Page, Voice of the Indianapolis 500”
Paul’s broadcasting career began in local radio, but it hit the accelerator when he moved to WIBC 1070AM in 1968. There, he met the original host of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network, the legendary Sid Collins, who recruited Paul to join his venerable radio team for the Memorial Day classic.
Paul was mentored by Collins, who asked him to join the Indy 500 radio network in 1974. Paul’s rock-solid reporting earned Collins’ respect, making Paul his chosen successor. Paul anchored the Indy 500 radio broadcast from 1977 to 1987.
Based on the quality of his work, Paul was tabbed by ABC Sports to anchor all their Indy car series telecasts starting in late 1987.
It was here, Page’s indelible mark on Indy 500 history was made. Joined by former Indy car veterans Bobby Unser and Sam Posey, the ABC Indy broadcasts became Emmy Award winners as well as fan favorites.
Beyond Indy car racing, Paul’s career has spanned other forms of motorsports, as well, including NASCAR, IROC, NHRA, and others. He was a regular fixture on NBC and ESPN over the years, covering everything from the America’s Cup to the Fourth of July Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Don’t miss this great night of Indy 500 nostalgia and storytelling by this Hoosier broadcasting legend!
“An Evening with Paul Page, Voice of the Indianapolis 500 presented by SONAX”, May 15, 2022, 7:00pm, at the Westfield Playhouse, 220 North Union Street, Westfield, IN 46074.
Cost for this amazing event is $15 per ticket. Limited to 150 tickets.
For more information contact: Larry Clarino at email@example.com.
CIR Board Member Emails
We hope you enjoy the new CIR web site. We’ve spent a lot time and effort to bring this new look to you. We think it’s easier to navigate and simpler to use. One of the features of the new design is the elimination of individual email addresses for each elected member of the board of directors. The previous CIR email addresses will no longer be monitored.
All emails for any board member will now be created on our Contact Us page and directed to the appropriate officer. If you would like to address a specific board member, committee or the newsletter please put the intended recipient in the Subject Line.
Thanks for visiting!
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