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Ohio Valley Austin Healey Club
  Serving Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky
Monthly Meetings
   Meetings are the 2nd Monday of the Month unless indicated - 7:00 PM 
   Family, friends and guests are always welcome!


   January 2019:       
   February 2019:     Skip & Joan Jackson's  
   March 2019:          Wallace               
   April 2019:             Hall's & King 
   May 2019:              Grabow's
   June 2019:             Porada / Bacon
   July 2019:              Cox
   August 2019:         Picnic at Wolfer's
   September 2019:  The Loos's - Ft. Thomas  Ky
   October 2019:       The Parrots-Bonfire - Bethel OH
   November 2019:   Jacob's
   December 2019:   Klein's @ St Mattias hall
 
                                                       Activities  Calendar                                            





Over twenty-five members attended the meeting on Sunday, June 2 at Jeff and Nancy’s home in Mason. President Jeff thanked himself and Nancy for hosting. (applause) Activity Activator Skip, Membership Sandy, Delegate Don, and Vice President Lauren were away. Vice-President John Wallace, and Historian John Parrott had no report.

Secretary Dale introduced Steve Street back into the OVAHC fold. (applause) He is a member from the late '80s, and has moved to Cincinnati for his summers. He previously joined the Atlanta AHC, but now his Healey is here. He ran the autocross for us at the OVAHC Conclave in 1986. Steve also published the Newsleak way back when. 

President John is selling his Nasty Boy. The Jacobs family is expanding soon, and a 4 door Jag looms in their future, so room must be made in the garage. Contact him if you know of a good Jaguar Mark 2 for sale and / or need a new, exciting Healey 100 V-8. 

Secretary Dale presented President John Jacobs with the # 001 magnetic sticker from the OVAHC 2016 Conclave. He said it was in honor of John's successful Conclave chairmanship and for all the far reaching and future thinking ideas and actions John put forth recently to save the AHCA Conclave for the next thirty years, until we host again. (applause) 

Activity Activator Skip was away so Dale stepped in for him. The S.E. Classic caravan to Little Switzerland, NC in June is planned and those going should have their rooms by now. Skip's email said, "If Kurt is not there announce that I am booked at the Super 8 for the Bellefountaine Hill Climb weekend in August". It starts Friday 8/23. Our club will host the Gymkhana on Sunday, 8/25. If you are not going to SE Classic, please join the OVAHC at Concours in Ault Park. Our club usually gets $10 off discounted tickets, but not this year. But we will still meet for breakfast and have preferred corral parking near the gate. The OVAHC drivers' training dates are Saturdays of 6/15, 6/29, 7/13, 7/20, and 8/3. We need workers for June and beyond. All events and dates will be in the Newsleak. Any activity questions, contact Skip. 

Treasurer Cindy reported no deposits. Debits for June meeting hosts of $50.00. Our balance is very good. See Cindy if you want to see any of these receipts. Mary Ann posted Cindy's Springthing report online, and Cindy recommends that all members put this event on their "to do" list. Editor Mary Ann said the July Newsleak may be late, since she will be off swimming in the Atlantic Ocean. Business Manager Jake said there are some rooms open for the Deadwood Conclave for the next few days. Tech Director Tim reported there was one visit to Greg Garnett’s garage to look at his BJ8. Chris Wolfer is hosting the tech team later this month. Call or email Tim to schedule a session because we want these Healeys back on the road! 

President Jeff has a friend near Batavia with a goat farm with kids being born. Nineteen baby goats, that is..... If we want to visit, we need only to pick a date in July and make final plans. 

New business: Bernie gave an update on the sale of Bob Merten's Austin - Healey. Marion Merten allowed some of OVAHC members to help sell it and post it on the Bring A Trailer web site. It is a good car. The auction closes at Wednesday, 6/5 at 3:35 PM. The next vehicle for sale will be the Jaguar E-type convertible. It is listed now for $75,000 but it may sell for more once it is posted on BAT next month. If you want it, act now. 

Old business: Janet Parrott was not at the May meeting and had questions about the reduction of the OVAHC treasury balance. Much discussion and questions followed. President John explained everything again. We are asking that OVAHC members submit written or email requests to the Presidents for suggestions on how to spend our funds to reduce them by about 4000 dollars by the end of 2019. We can begin deciding at the 2019 August picnic which charities and other places will get the current excess funds over the 2019 five thousand dollar limit. Speak up and contact them if you have an interest, please. They will compile the requests. We hope to decide by the bonfire this October.

John Jacobs 224 Obannon Loveland, OH 45140 john.jacobs@53.com 
Jeff Porada 8759 Meadow Drive Mason, OH 45040 jeffporada@gmail.com

President John thanked Jeff and Nancy for hosting. (applause) The next meeting is Saturday, July 6 at 1:00 PM to greet, and 2:00 to start the meeting at the Cox home in Batavia, Oh. Details will be published in the Newsleak. He then adjourned the meeting.
Submitted by OVAHC Secretary,
Dale Ballinger "at your service”.



 

 


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June Meeting Minutes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST86JM1RPl0&sns=em
​Green BJ8  in " Every one wants to rule the world " 
May 2020 ...................................................................................... Conclave 2020 Crystal River, Florida
                                                                                                                                                                                                     
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September 6-11- 2019 .................................................................. Conclave 2019   Deadwood, South Dakota
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August 3 Saturday ................................................................................... Driver Training at Live Oaks
                                                                                                                        (  Last event of 2019  )



August 23-25 ...................................................................................... Bellefontaine Hill Climb revival
                                                                                                                ( Stay tune for Details )


December  7 ........................................................................................ Christmas Party at St Mattias Hall
August 10 .................................................................................................. Dayton British Car Show


August 11 Sunday ...................................................................................................... Picnic at Wolfer's

July 20 ............................................................................................... Driver Training at Live Oaks
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