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Election

November 5 -30, 2019

The nomination window is now closed for the 2019 election, and voting is now open. This year's election will select four Board of Directors positions for a term of two years and the Chapter President position for a term of one year.

Below are the bios for all nominees. Please review their bios before clicking the link to vote at the bottom of the page.

For President:

Philip Monk
I am running once again for the position as your Club's President. I am anxious to continue the momentum that Erica Dailey has maintained for the past three years and continue to help organize events that help us celebrate our love for the Audi brand. I served previously as president of the chapter between 2012 and 2016, and as Chair Emeritus for the past three years. I am a long time Audi enthusiast, having bought my first Audi, a 4000S, in 1984. Since then my wife and I have owned thirteen Audis, including my current 2016 TTS. I joined the Audi Club in 2000 and have been active in the chapter since 2006. Prior to serving as President, I served on the election committee in 2009 and was a Board member in 2011 and 2012. I have worked on the Quattro de Mayo planning committee since 2011 and on the planning committee for the National Event that the chapter hosted in 2016. I am a retired architect, having served as the president of my firm for 10 years.


For Board of Directors, alphabetically:

Alex Girrbach
Being an Audi fan my entire life, bought my first Audi (A3) back in 1999, and currently own a 2018 RS3. This is my 7th and certainly not the last Audi my wife and I will purchase.

I have joined the Audi club back in 2012 when I heard about HPDE & social events and since 2016 I've been actively involved on the board as Treasurer, also on the events committee for our largest event, Quattro de Mayo for the past 3 years. I've made so many friends through the club so want to keep giving back to the club and provide value to the local chapter.

Being a native of Germany I have relocated to the Atlanta area in 2006 and there is simply no better way of meeting great people as the ones that share the same passion. Currently working as Director of Accounting & Operations at a local Chamber of Commerce. I also enjoy traveling, snowboarding, soccer, mountain biking and car racing.

Looking forward to serving on the board as a brand ambassador and resource to make this the best Audi Club chapter in the US.

Jim Harry
I have been a long-time car enthusiast, starting within the VAG family with my first car: a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle in 1986. In 2014, I bought my first Audi, a 2012 Monsoon Grey S5. From that point on, I knew that I would only want to own Audis. As much as I loved driving that car in Quattro De Mayos, etc., I wasn't able to easily fit my family, so I reluctantly sold the S5 and bought a 2012 A7 Prestige with 100K miles on it. 'Natasha' has been a great daily driver and with a 'few special modifications' holds her own in the twistie-turnies.

My wife, Terri, and I joined the ACNA (and Georgia chapter) late in 2014, although I think I attended my first function in early 2015. I wasn't going to attend QDM 2015 due to my daughter's senior prom that Saturday, but decided to bring my son and attend Thursday night, Friday, and long enough for the group picture on Saturday. We have since made it a tradition, roping my two brothers to join in 2017.

In my real life, Terri and I have just celebrated our 31st anniversary, and have two grown children. I work in Gainesville at Northeast Georgia Health System as Director of IT Field Services. My hobbies include working on the Audi, 3D printing, and other various creative endeavors I start, but most likely not finish.

Susan Monk
I am a long time Audi enthusiast and member of the Audi Club of Georgia. I currently own a 2014 Q5 TDI and a 2001 TT Roadster. Together with my husband Philip's TTS they are the 11th, 12th and 13th Audis we have owned and loved. I have volunteered at many events and been on the organizing committees for several QDMs and Annual Banquets as well as service on Election committees. I was also on the organizing committee for the National Audi Club Event we hosted in 2016, and served as the primary liaison to the host hotel for all of the food.

In 2015 I was honored to be selected by the Board of Directors as the Member of the Year. I would like the opportunity to continue my service to the club by serving on the Board of Directors. My business experience working for AT&T/BellSouth, along with my experience helping plan and execute club events will serve me well as your representative.

John Patterson
As I present myself as available to serve on the Georgia Audi Club board in the coming year let me first say that I simply do this out of a desire to repay my debt for all the good times we have had over the past years enjoying the events that the chapter has put on. Since attending my first event which was an HPDE at Barber Motorsports Park in 2005, Sandy and I have been fortunate enough to make many friends in the club. We always look forward to being together with our Georgia friends. I still enjoy HPDEs and do about two a year. Quattro de Mayo and other social drives are always eagerly anticipated by both of us.

I grew up in rural north Alabama and all my high school friends had American muscle cars. I chose a different path. I had been an avid reader of sports car magazines and books and I showed up in an Opel Rallye. That Opel was followed by an Opel GT then about half a dozen other German cars before we settled on Audis . We've had six now. ( for what it's worth I've never had a BMW ;-) ) Sandy currently drives a TDI Q7 ( her second) and I have a manual transmission B8.5 S5. Not to be overlooked is my 2001 TT Coupe (Snoopy) which is still a beloved car for track events and weekend drives. I've had it since 2003. I have a low mileage 2001 TT roadster too that I found in Texas 2 1/2 years ago. ( Need more garage space. Working on that. ;-) )

Sandy and I have been married for 44 years. We met at Samford University in Birmingham, married our senior years and settled here in Trussville northeast of Birmingham . We have two married children and now have eight grandsons! My business career was spent managing and then owning and managing dry cleaning companies in the Birmingham area. I recently sold my company and the accompanying real estate and finally have time to travel a bit and enjoy other activities. Sandy and I hope to see lots more of you folks in the club in coming years

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