Christine Rozny – Park Ridge, Illinois

Director of Membership and Public Relations

I joined the Illinois Region in 1985 on the day I married my husband, John Rozny. We left the church that October afternoon with five Model A’s transporting our wedding party to the reception. John was very involved in the hobby and when I saw how warm and welcoming the club was, I wanted to be a part of it. John had restored a ’30 Coupe and a ’29 Huckster wagon before he was fifteen years old.

John was guided by men with incredible talent who wanted to see the hobby passed to the next generation. When the babies arrived, I was driven to and returned home with five healthy happy babies, in that same 1931 Slant Window Standard Fordor that we were married in. Our vacations were centered around the MARC National Meets.

I have run events for our club including, pumpkin rally, fall overnighter, banquets, safety inspections, scholarship fundraising dinners and this past year I ran the raffle for the Shipshewana membership meet. In the Illinois Region I was refreshments, Asst. Director and for the past two years was Director. My fourth daughter Amy has been the National Youth advisor for the last two years. Amy and my son John have done refreshment for two years. I am proud to say that my oldest daughter Katie and Amy have both been scholarship recipients.

My husband taught all the kids to drive an A first. Katie & Kelly drove from Chicago to the Texas meet. A few years later Kelly and Amy took their own A to Niagara Falls. My third daughter Mary entered the fashion show at Texas. I have been blessed again this year with a new Grandson. His name is Lincoln.

I work full time with my husband at our independent auto repair shop that his father started in 1945. We maintain and repair modern and classic cars. I do bookkeeping, payroll and rent U-Haul trucks and trailers.

My past leadership roles have included Girl Scout leader for a special needs troop, Girl Scout leader for each of my four daughters and fundraising for my sons Boy Scout troop. I have also been involved in fundraising for the 20th Century Juniors Club. My hobbies include gardening, my dog and I find working with metal fascinating. Mostly, I love to do anything with my family.

I know the dedication and the rewards with this hobby. I know the memories my children have they will be able to pass to their children, just as it was passed down to my family.

Term: 2018-2020