By Staff

In my July letter, I mentioned that we were trying to find out
more about liability insurance and the possibility of steam and gas
engine clubs joining an existing group to qualify for group rates,
or of forming one of their own.

We don’t have a lot of additional information, but have been
in touch with an insurer who would be interested in issuing a
policy for such a group. In order to explore the feasibility of
actually forming a group, a club or individual would have to come
forth to put on the hat of ‘organizer’.

Probably a good first step would be to determine whether there
is actually a need for such a group, and whether the support for it
would be forthcoming from a sufficient number of clubs to make a
group policy a viable prospect. We know some of you pay thousands
of dollars for your coverage, but others may not. We are hoping
that we can get a dialogue started, at least. We are not in any way
knowledgeable in matters of insurance, and would like to see an
experienced club leader volunteer to take on the task of organizing
such a group if there seems to be support for it.

Before a formal questionnaire process would begin, it
wouldn’t hurt if club members would give us their thoughts on
the possibility of forming a national group of some kind. There may
actually be numerous ways such an organization could help member
clubs, and we know you’ll have lots of ideas about that! Let me
know what you think, and whether you would be interested in
organizing a group or would recommend someone who would be a good

We’ll report back in future issues things like this take a
good deal of time to gel, but there’s no time like the present
to begin thinking about them! We want to support any efforts to
help engine clubs, if there is a desire and willingness to

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