October OVAHC Meeting Minutes
We had about forty members and guests attend the bonfire on Saturday, October 13 at the Parrott home near Bethel, Ohio. Secretary note: It was great to see Denny Lindauer and his wife, Jo attend. Denny suffered a horrific mountain bike wreck in August. President John Jacobs thanked Janet and John Parrott for hosting. (applause) Minutes were approved.
President John, Membership Sandy, Vice President John Wallace, Business Manager Jake Jacobs, and Editor Mary Ann Grabow all had no report. Vice President Lauren Wallace and President Jeff were away. Secretary Dale used his time to make a speech. “Thank you for allowing me to be the Chairman for September Roundup. It was a very good show because of all the support from all the committee members and volunteers. You all did a great job. (applause) All of the OVAHC members contributed, even if they did not attend. Their dues enabled us to put on a TOP NOTCH SHOW! Thanks again to everyone, especially my wife, Sandy. I love you and I thank you.” (applause)
Treasurer Cindy gave her report. She anticipates a $700 profit from September Roundup. She paid for the September meeting and all bills. If anyone has outstanding receipts for SRUP, please present them quickly so we can calculate the results. So, debts paid, dues deposited, and our balance is very good. She received a thank you note from Bev Frazier. Bev did the split-the-pot for us. She liked how we took care of her, made her feel at home, and made her a big part of the weekend. Cindy has leftover items from the Lawrenceburg, IN goodie bags to give away now.
Activity Activator Skip said he like the September Roundup Road Rallye that Dale ran. The Southeast Classic in Charleston was good down and back. The ladies discovered Uber! Next year in June, SEC is at Little Switzerland, NC and the hotel is filling up fast. Driving is 380 miles and about 9 hours each way. Only 100 registrations are possible. Skip reported the Dogs and Coneys car show fund-raiser with Dick Sippel is tomorrow. So is the Spring Grove Cemetery car show. Zakaria’s Garage is having an open house because they have new management. If you have any event questions, contact Skip.
Tech Director Tim reported we had three sessions. They went to fix Skip’s MGA twice and found out the water pump was trashed. Eight members showed up to help Bernie Grabow get his BJ8 ready for the 1500 miles drive to SEC and back. Next, Eric Fisher will need help. Call or email Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org because we want these Healeys back on the road!
Historian John Parrott brought thumb drives to exchange if anyone besides Mary Ann has photos to donate. Delegate Don, John and Jake Jacobs are going to the delegates meeting in November. He will take a short OVAHC financial statement with him again for AHCA review. The last drivers’ training session at Live Oaks is Saturday, October 27. Please attend and help out.
Old business: President John Jacobs held a meeting at September Roundup concerning the plans to hold the 2020 Conclave near us. The Bluegrass AHC is in. The other clubs will vote on it. He will present the offer at the delegates meeting.
New business: Scott will open the OVAHC link to Dropbox before the next meeting. Jake gave away Mercedes-Benz books to John Wallace. Jake also had free Car Collector magazines for anyone. Skip is planning the Deadwood caravan. The next meeting is Saturday, November 10 at the Sippel home near Milford. Janet Parrott thanked her son Josh and his wife Jennifer as well as friends Brian and Jen for helping set up the bonfire. President John thanked our hosts, John and Janet for hosting. (applause) He then adjourned the meeting.
Afterwards we enjoyed a delicious dinner, more target practice, bountiful drinks, the wonderful bonfire, and Tim Ross’s fantastic fireworks display. WOW! It was cold and clear. If you were not there, you missed a good one!
Submitted by OVAHC Secretary,
Dale Ballinger "at your service.