35th annual National DeSoto Club Convention
Welcome to the National DeSoto Club! The NDC is THE club for DeSoto owners and has members from all over the United States, as well as many international members. Why join the club? The NDC has many resources for dues-paying members, such as free advertising, 6 magazines per year (including a car/member roster), a full-color calendar every year, access to the club library, data plate decoding services for some years, and of course the ability to attend the annual conventions, which are one of the highlights of the year for club members and really helps highlight the friendliness of the members and what our club is all about! If you are interested in joining, please click on the "membership" tab at the top of the page.
Thank you to everyone who attended the 35th NDC convention in Brookfield, Wisconsin and helped make it a success! Next year's convention will be hosted by the Bodnar family in Altoona, Pennsylvania and will be June 15-19, 2022 at the Altoona Grand Hotel.
Magazine Update 7/15/2021
As a member of the NDC, you are aware that you haven't received any club magazines since our roster issue earlier this year. This has been due to at least three factors:
1. Our Editor, Geoff Overley, had software problems in that the program he uses decided to push an update that resulted in Geoff losing all that he'd written up for the March-April issue. So he had to recreate all that he'd written from scratch.
2. Our Editor has also been having some health problems that results in him not being able to work on the magazine issues, nor on much of anything else.
3. Our Co-editor retired from that position earlier this year, so Geoff has been going at this alone. (Remember, he doesn't get paid to do this - all of his hard work is on a strictly volunteer basis.)
So has this caused some hardships for our members - sure. Will we get through this - absolutely. What can you do to help? Well, for one thing, if you think that you can and are willing to fill the Co-editor position, please let Geoff know. I'm not sure how much experience you need for this task - I'm guessing the more the better. (I don't know, however, just how desperate Geoff is to train a new editor.)
You can also help by submitting articles about your De Sotos - fun that you've had with your car(s), or technical issues and solutions, or its history, etc. - to Geoff via firstname.lastname@example.org. That way, when he does get everything back up and running, he'll have lots of articles to chose from to fill in future magazine issues. If you own a 1946 De Soto, then a write-up about it and you would be especially welcomed since Geoff plans to put together an article about that year De Sotos celebrating their 75th anniversary.