September OVAHC Meeting Minutes
Twenty-nine members attended the meeting on Sunday, September 22 at the Lindauer home in southern Union, Ky. President Jeff thanked Jo and Denny for hosting. (applause) Treasurer Cindy was away. President John, Vice-Presidents John and Lauren, Historian John Parrott, Business Manager Jake, and Membership Sandy had no report.
President Jeff noted that his Bugeye was the only Healey from our group to make it to the Deadwood Conclave and back, with no troubles. He and Nancy won the rally! Scott Brown took photos and got the OVAHC some credit. (applause)
Secretary Dale used his time to thank Kurt Niemeyer and Laura for a great event at the Bellefontaine Hill Climb weekend in August. (applause) He expressed his confusion as to whether there were awards given for the rally. So, he unofficially handed out 4 awards that Kurt did not authorize or pay for. Dale spared no expense. In fact, they seemed to fall off the old pine tree in his front yard and magically appear. He made these initials from small pinecones, and wrote on the backs:
F.I. for the Jacksons for “Fudge It” darn those directions, I’m following Meriwether Lewis”
A.I. for the Grabows for “Am I still on the right road”. Not artificial intelligence, as in her smart phone.
L.C. For John Parrott and Dale Ballinger for “Lost Cause, why? Because we’re lost AGAIN!”
And the #1 Big Pine-Cone Award for Nancy Bacon and Jeff Porada. Winner winner, pine nut dinner!”
He had kidded them in August that doing the rally was not worth going around for 4 hours and turning around early and often, (even though he did at least 3 times) because the winner gets not much more than a pine cone and second place gets 2 pine cones…………ha ha.
Editor Mary Ann said the Deadwood Conclave report will be a separate issue, and not in the October Newsleak.
Delegate Don said the 2020 Conclave registration is out in the Healey Marque in May 17-21 near Tampa Bay, on Crystal River where you can still swim legally with the manatees. Skip mentioned that there is a third adult registration option add-on for Florida, in case anyone wants to invite Richard, or somebody else.
Treasurer Cindy reported via Jake that we paid for this meeting. Any bills go to her. She is preparing the annual report for the early November delegates meeting. Next month at the bonfire, we will vote to disburse OVAHC funds to various places. Our balance is very good.
Activity Activator Skip reported some members went to the Deadwood Conclave and read parts of a detailed report from Bobbi Ross. Seven vehicles left Harrison, OH on Tuesday 9/3 and came back on Saturday 9/14. Nancy Bacon won the Pat Moss award for the second year in a row. (applause) Skip got 37 MPG and spent as much for gas on the total trip as Jake spent at every gas station, towing Superman with a big truck! Skip thanked Bob Duffey and Richard Pratt for his starter problem fixes. Anyone on I-80 at MM 234 in Iowa, look for Skip’s floppy hat which a big farm truck and very tall haybale trailer blew away. October 19 is the Chatfield College car and craft show. For activity questions, contact Skip.
Tech Director Tim reported there was perfect weather all the way to and during the Deadwood Conclave. Some rain coming back. A long 4 day stay at the Cedar Rapids Dodge dealer on the way home, waiting for a Bosch fuel injector fix for his van. Next tech session is Thursday, September 26, 9:00 AM at Ken Campbell with Richard and Tim and anyone else who can make it. John Wallace was able to utilize what he has learned from the tech team to bail out some unfortunate guy with a big Healey from Colorado at Conclave and a Sprite to get them both back on the road! Call or email Tim if you need to schedule a session.
President John took over for New business: Scott Brown said he had a report of a David Nock roadside repair note from Tim. Scott brought the Wi-Fi OAVHC printer here today. Scott has a Moss Motor discount ticket for who asks first. He also has 2 coupons for free memory sticks from Micro Center. email@example.com He also has a bill from Dropbox. It went up $20 this year. Motion made and passed to pay him. John and Janet Parrott announced the bonfire is Saturday, October 12 at 1:00 PM to begin the festivities. Contact him to say what your food side item or dessert you will be bringing.
Old business: none
President John thanked Denny and Jo for hosting. (applause) The next meeting is the bonfire at the Parrotts. Meeting details will be published in the Newsleak. John then adjourned the meeting.
Submitted by OVAHC Secretary
Dale Ballinger "at your service”.