September 3, 2019 Updated Message from the WPC Board of Directors
Our former club president has retired. He forwarded a letter of his intent to retire
just a few days prior to the national meet in Detroit in August. At the national meet, which
Dick did not attend, the board met, elected a new president, (Patrick Opipari) and filled the
remaining board of director seats as needed.
A new editor of the WPC News has been appointed, Frank Pascoe, and is tasked with
bringing the quality of the magazine to that worthy of our organization. Frank is a long time
member and former designer with Chrysler for over 30 years.
A new membership chair has also been appointed, Terry Williams, who will be proactively
managing the membership and renewals with an upgraded system that will automate most of
the management and renewals for the WPC club and will soon offer it to the regions as an
option to help manage the region. This will include a piece for managing the national meets
and each region's meets if they so desire.
There have been multiple banking and financial discrepancies in the national club going back
a few years. There is an active investigation being undertaken by a few interested parties
including the bank and the Kalamazoo county sheriff’s office. The dollar amount in question is
substantial. Until the investigations are complete, we cannot release additional information
regarding it. However, once it is, we will release the pertinent details in the interest of
The club will survive this and live to fight another day. We are in a financial predicament but
we have identified a few viable solutions to get us over the immediate hump and into the
future. Terry Williams, our membership director has graciously offered to sing and dance if
you would be so kind as to take pity on him by putting money in his hat so he'll stop.
Moving forward: The new president and board of directors have taken a very active role in
righting the ship. The present level of participation and communication has not happened for
at least 20 years. We are all committed to having a viable and financially sound WPC national
club back in full swing ASAP. The WPC News will be current as soon as possible and with
excellent and informative content.
- Bill Adams, Vice President, on behalf of the Board of the WPC Club, INC.