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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 2022:        No Meeting
   February 2022:      Porada / Bacon  
   March 2022:           Wallace               
   April 2022:             Ballinger
   May 2022:              Rettig
   June 2022:             Cox
   July 2022:              Grabow
   August 2022:         Wolfer's
   September 2022:   Roundup
   October 2022:        Lindauer
   November 2022:    Jacobs
   December 2022:    Restaurant TBD
 
                                                                   Activities  Calendar                                            




OVAHC May 2022 Meeting Minutes 
Nineteen members and one guest attended the meeting on Saturday, May 14 at the home of Gary and Patti Rettig in Beavercreek, OH. Vice-President Scott called the meeting to order shortly after 2 PM and thanked our hosts for the goodies in the kitchen, the nice venue, and lovely weather. He introduced Tim‘s younger brother Tom Ross from Colorado. Tom related cute a story about a life lesson Tim once provided. “Keep your cool” was the theme. Seems Tim flipped a lighted cherry bomb towards Tom as he was making his newspaper route on his bicycle. Tim laughed as Tom crashed, dropped, and dove for cover…. it was only a fused dud.  
President Jeff Porada and Business manager/ Delegate Jake Jacobs were away somewhere on Route 66. President John Jacobs, Treasurer Cindy, Web site administrator Don Klein, and Membership Sandy were not present.  

Vice-President Scott and Secretary Dale had no report.  
Treasurer Cindy sent her report. Since the 4-24 meeting hosted by Sandy and Dale Ballinger. Account activity: credit Split-the-Pot $37.50 and debit May meeting hosts: Gary/Patti Rettig $75.00 so our balance is solvent. Tech Team took in $40 for selling a big Healey clutch bleeder kit. Tech Team balance: $2,087.97 for now. 
Activity Activator Skip modeled his new R.P.Diamond.com OVAHC logo “Foreign Legion” wide brim hat and went over future events. Kurt Niemeyer will host the Bellfountain hill climb 8-27. Kurt’s Fall Classic drive is 10-8. Spring Grove Cemetery car show is 10-9. Details to follow. Springthing is May 19-22 in Bardstown, Ky. The OVAHC caravan meets at 11:15 AM on Thursday 5-19 at Murphy's Florence gas station to go south on 127.  
John Wallace has plans for the June overnight drive to Stanton, VA. Tentative dates Thursday, 6-23 returning 6-27. It is over 400 miles each way, stopping in Clarksville, WV overnight. Stanton has wineries, breweries, civil war battlefields, the Shenandoah Valley for sightseeing. The Virginia Quilt Museum is there with seven fabric shops. Much more to see and do. Details to follow.  

The Pocono, PA Enclave has 500 attendees signed up as of now. There was discussion of having some area drive. One to the Dayton Transportation Museum and they have an open house on 5-21. To the Packard Museum in Dayton. The British Bash in Louisville is 6-4. Check the Newsleak and its calendar for details and for all other activity questions, contact Skip.
Tech Director Tim reported the session on Thursday 4-28 at Ken Campbell's home for various Sprite repairs went very well. Skip provided them his “hack” for making it easier to grease the universal joints. It actually included hacking a hole in the tunnel! In addition, covering it with a cropped Coke can to boot. On Thursday 5-10 Skip had Dale and Richard Pratt drop by to do some maintenance on his Happy Sprite for the Springthing weekend trip. Jim Weckenbrock wants help installing his slave cylinder and Big Healey clutch bleeder kit. Tim and Scott put together five clutch slave cylinder bleed kits and they are SOLD out. Tim also stopped by Hall’s on the River Tavern and discovered they have reopened after their big flood catastrophe. Call or email Tim for advice, info on how to help, or to request a session.  
Historian John Parrott was happy our club was in the Healey Marque with a photo from the 1990’s. It was from Natural Bridge S.P. and featured many members in their younger glory. Check it out.
Old business: September Roundup chairwoman, Rosalee Campbell thanked President Jeff for reminding us that the Healey Marque gives a free quarter page ad for car events. She then thanked Chris Wolfer for making a sharp ad for publication in the July issue. The September Roundup committee is selling hats to OVAHC members in advance of the show. So far, 14 are ordered. Call her at 513- 368-6164 for more info. Rosalee said the show registrations forms are finished. Don Klein will post on our web site soon. She will bring 40 copies to Springthing. She asked Dale to send out a JPG copy to OVAHC and to area clubs soon. The goodie bags need items for stuffing. Look for pens, note pads, business cards, or gift card or certificates. Please collect donations and deliver to the committee at a meeting or event or make arrangements. If you find a sponsor for a part of the show, please come forward with the contact information. The show chairpersons will contact the subcommittee heads in the next three weeks and touch base to firm up responsibilities and answer questions.  
John Wallace stepped forward and thanked Dale for designing a route and accepting the Road Rallye hosting job. Ken Campbell said we need silent auction items that are car related. He and John Wallace are accepting items and need the minimum bid suggestion and a description of the item. Mary Ann is collecting filled baskets with donations from members. If you have one ready or have questions her email is bemeem@aol.com and her cell is 513-608-3421.  
New business: John Wallace and Rosalee sold the split-the-pot tickets. John mentioned that Lauren wished she could be here but her doctor said not to ride in a “bumpy” car until she recovers from her latest procedure. Host Patti drew and Jerry Cox won $40 and the club keeps $40.  
The next OVAHC meeting is at the Charlene and Jerry Cox home in Batavia, OH on Saturday, June-18 . It will start at 1:00 PM with tyre kicking and 2:00 PM for the regular meeting. Look for details this Newsleak. Vice-President Scott thanked Patti and Gary for hosting and then adjourned the meeting at 2:51 PM.  
Submitted by OVAHC Secretary, Dale Ballinger


 


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The Golden Age of British Sport Cars
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May Meeting Minutes
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August 28 2021 ............................................................ Bellefontaine Hill Climb revival
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June 15 ............................................................. Retired Old Men Eating Out  1:00  Quaker Steak & Lube Milford
                                                                                                                                590 Chamber Dr.   (  thelube.com  )
September 18-22 ............................................................................................. Austin-Healey Enclave 2022
                                                                                                                         Kalahari Resort, Pocono PA.
                                                                                                                          www.enclave2022.org
June 22 .............................??................................ Healey Hotties Lunchen (  Ladies ) 12:30   Buckhead Mountain Grill
                                                                                                                                                           Bellevue KY

June 18 ........................................................................... Meeting at the Cox's 1:00 kick tires 2:00 meeting
                                                                                                           ( Details in Newsleak )




​September 8 to 11 ....................................................................... 2022 September Roundup  Loveland Ohio
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June 12 ..................................................................................... Cincinnati Concours d'Elegance at Ault Park
​June 23-27 ........................................................................................ Virginia Get away    ( details to follow )

August 27 ........................................................................................................ Bellefontaine Hill Climb revival
​July 23 .......................................................................................................................... Picnic at Wolfer's