Why It All Matters?

With the recent events of the We Are Many, We Are Saab, some people may reflect on things and wonder, can I make a difference by attending something like that? After receiving an email over the weekend fromย Michel Theriault, I would say yes and that all we do matters. Michel organized the We Are Many event in Montreal, Canada and from that has decided to take things to the next level.

Montreal has not had an active Saab club for some time now and at the urging of some of the participants, Michel has started a webpage with a forum to connect with Saab fan’s and an ultimate goal of restarting the Montreal Saab club. Judging by the photo below, there are plenty of Saab fan’s in Montreal and I am sure the re-launch of the Saab Club will be a success.

Saab clubs are a very cool thing to be a part of and witnessing some of these clubs come together is something in itself. We have a club out here in BC and when they have met at our dealership in the past, it has been like watching family arrive for a celebration. Everyone getting out of their Saab’s with grins on their faces being met by other members happy to see each other again. I don’t think there is a better way to explain it other then a family coming together.

I wish all the success in the world to Michel and the soon to be relaunched Saab Club from Montreal. If you are in the Montreal area, please visit the website link and show your support.

Tilley
Member

As a proud member of the old Saab Club de Montreal, all I can say is ‘At last, and where do I sign up?’ By the way, that’s my son and I standing way, way at the back in the photo ๐Ÿ™‚

Great initiative Michel. Merci/Thank you!

Chris Ivory
Member

The day that Saab is saved, as surely she will be, ought to be marked worldwide, as we all proved it can in the January meets, on an annual basis, IMHO.

barrymabel
Member

See you again in January 2013
Barry and Nilsa (your new york cousins)

mtario
Member

You’re always welcome ! Hopefully there will be some “activities” (listed on the web site) this summer. Stay tuned.
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mtario
Member

Hi “Tilley”, I just added a “Members” section.

ugo93
Member

I was at a meeting 2 weeks ago about relauching the montreal Saab club. A lot of ideas on the table, we just need more people to go forward!!

mtario
Member

And correct me if I’m wrong, you are the one who took this picture !
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-Michel

ugo93
Member

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Turbo9000
Member

That’s great!
Can I become a member of the BC Saabclub, even if I live in Europe? ๐Ÿ˜‰
BC & AB happen to be my favorite summer vacation destinations…

Aerfally
Member

Just FYI, apostrophes are meant for possession, not plurality. =)

Silas
Member

Any tips on how to restart and grow a club? We are trying to renew the Carolina Saab Club down here and we had a great turn out for the Save Saab event but it is spread out over 2 states and we have thrown around the idea of local chapters of the club that meet on a more regular basis (monthly) and then have an overall meeting a couple of times a year. What should we include in our meetings to get people more interested?

E
Member

For the Carolina Saab Club, where do the majority of the members live? If you prefer to message me that info, please do!

Silas
Member

Several of us live in the Raleigh area but there are some towards Greensboro and groups of people in Charlotte NC/Columbia SC area, Greenville SC, and Charleston SC that I know about. We had around 50 people/cars show up for the Save Saab event in January from across both states. We don’t have an official “membership” other than just “liking” the Facebook Page right now.

AEROOTTAWA
Member

Michel/Jason: please keep us up to date on this initiative. I am sure there are some of us in the Ottawa region who would be interested in participating in your events from time to time.

Tilley
Member

There is in fact another car club (very historic brand like Saab) based in the Montreal area, whose area of membership is defined as follows:
Province of Quebec and Southeastern Ontario (includes Ottawa & area east of line between North Bay, and Gananoque).
Could work for a new Montreal based Saab Club also?

mtario
Member

Hi, you have a good idea. You are welcome to go on the “Members” section of our bilingual web site (http://clubsaab.weebly.com) and fill the on-line form to become a member, it’s free! If you wish we can also post a picture of your Saab next to your name (see the Members section). Make sure you visit the “Activities” section. Let us know if you have any activity recommendation.

Thanks to Saabs United, we now have 15 members in just a few days!
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Tilley
Member

Looks like up to 18 now! We had about 25 cars at the ‘We are Many, We are Saab’ event, plus a few that didn’t make it, so should be able to get at least that.

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