February OVAHC Meeting Minutes
Almost thirty members attended the meeting on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Westwood home of Skip and Joan Jackson. Presidents Jeff and John, Vice-Presidents John and Lauren, and Treasurer Cindy were away. Secretary Dale ran the meeting in their absence. He began by asking for a moment of silence to honor our dearly departed member, Bob Merten.
Dale read an email from Mark and Tammy Neumann that said Mrs. Marion Merten is planning the services on Saturday, February 23. Details will be emailed to the OVAHC as soon as they are known. He thanked Skip and Joan for hosting. (applause)
Treasurer Cindy emailed her report in and Dale read it for her. Since the Christmas party on 12-8, the account activity was credits of 21 2019 member dues of $1,365, one Christmas party reservation of $20 equaling $ 1, 385. Debits were for the Christmas party caterer $1,617.14 and one Christmas party refund of $20, AHCA 2019 dues for 21 members was $1,050, treasurer postage of $11, and February meeting hosts $50.00 equals $ 2,748.14. Therefore, debts paid, dues deposited, and our balance is very good. No reports from secretary, historian, or editor.
Delegate Don announced the OVAHC drivers’ training dates are on the Saturdays of June 21 & 26, July 13 & 20, and August 3. They are posted on the web site. Come out, drive, help, and ladies are welcome. The AHCA leadership meeting is at the Doubletree in Lawrenceburg in early March. Don is asking several OVAHC members to help ferry folks to and from the CVG airport on Saturday March 8 and back on Sunday, March 9. Maybe we can get some Healeys involved for fun. If you have things for Don to bring up at that meeting, contact him soon.
Membership Sandy said we have 69 memberships for 2019. The newest is Gary and Patti Rettig who joined us locally. They are also Miami Valley AHC members and are interested in our activities. Welcome.
Activity Activator Skip passed around the Moss Motors, Feb 15 edition with one of our photos from a tech session. Kurt Niemeyer has his April 27 Spring Classic Driving Tour half page posters to pass out. SpringThing is in the works for May. We will repeat last year’s caravan with the lunch in LaGrange, Ky next to the railroad tracks. S.E. Classic caravan to Little Switzerland, NC in June is in the planning stages. Kurt is also hosting the Bellefontaine Hill Climb Revival weekend on August 23 - 25. Skip and Bobbi are working on the Deadwood Conclave caravan / expedition for September. All events and dates will be in the Newsleak. Any activity questions, contact Skip.
Dale took this opportunity to ask Kurt to introduce his friend, Laura Zappia. Dale then asked newer OVAHC member Daniel Durbin to stand and talk about his car. He has a 1962 3000 4 seater bought from his brother-in-law five years ago. Today he brought his wife, Mariellen Durbin to their first OVAHC meeting. Dale then thanked newer members James (Timothy) Lake, John and Karen Haines, and Ken and Rosalee Campbell for attending today. (applause)
Business Manager Jake announced that the 2020 will be in Crystal River Florida and not here. The newest idea is to pick a destination for a Conclave, and then ask area clubs to step up. The OVAHC thanks the Jacobs for making their presentation in November, thus ramrodding this effort. (applause)
Tech Director Tim reported we had two sessions in January. The first was the 22nd at Richard Pratt’s basement to analyze John Parrott transmission. The next was at Nate’s garage for disassembly of his MGB. Tomorrow they are in Loveland at Ken Campbell’s garage. Tim had a stack of tech team photos showing the value of Bob Merten over the years. Some how tall Bob always got the bad assignment of diving under the dash to fix the wiring. Call or email Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org because we want these Healeys back on the road!
Old business: Ken Kreuter is making another order for OVAHC name badges. As part of your dues, members can get a new one if you need one. E-mail email@example.com or call 513-941-3646. We are asking that everyone please resume wearing them to meetings and events.
New business: Hazel has volunteered to organize the 2019 Christmas party. It will Saturday, December 7 in Forest Park. We will ask that everyone bring a dish and BYOB. Details and a signup sheet will follow this fall. Don gave news about the health of Tom and Nancy Hall up in Hamilton. Call Tom if you have his phone number or find it in the AHCA register to talk and cheer him up.
Tim mentioned that sadly, we need a new publisher for the hard copy Newsleaks. No one immediately volunteered. John Parrott will look into a publisher that his softball team uses.
Next meeting is Saturday, March 23 at the home of John and Lauren Wallace near Newtown. We will publish the meeting details. Secretary Dale thanked Skip and Joan for hosting. (applause) He then adjourned the meeting.
Submitted by OVAHC Secretary,
Dale Ballinger "at your service”.