OVAHC May Meeting Minutes
We had about 30 members attend the Saturday, May 12 meeting at the home of Mary Ann and Bernie Grabow near Independence, KY. Co- President Jeff Porada ran the meeting. He started by thanking our hosts (applause). Jeff noted he was in the Moss Motoring Magazine with a three-page article as well as a four-page article in the North America Classic MG Magazine because he is young and interested in British cars. (applause) Jeff passed out Winners Circle stickers to promote his new business venture. Co President John Jacob and Delegate Don were away. Vice Presidents John and Lauren Wallace, editor Mary Ann, Historian John Parrott, and Secretary Dale all had no report.
Treasurer Cindy gave her report. One more September Roundup registrations came in. Debts paid, dues deposited, and our balance is good. She passed out OVAHC business cards. Membership Sandy reported we gained a new membership: Dana and Bill Owens from Fairfield Township.
Activities Activator Skip passed around a signup sheet for Concours D 'Elegance discount tickets. OVAHC gets a special parking spot, too. The date is Sunday, June 10. Skip and Dale planned a caravan to Springthing for May 17. Saturday, May 26 is OVAHC drivers' training we need helpers. The Lake Waynoka Car Show is Saturday, June 2. Joe & Judy Yannone invited us to their lakeside home for food, fun, and free boat rides afterwards. On Saturday, June 16 is another OVAHC drivers' training, and we will need helpers. Scott Brown announced that a B-17 fly-in is at Grimes Field May 14 and 15 near Urbana, OH. Skip announced the BCCGC car show is Sunday, July 8. If you have any event questions, contact Skip.
Business manager Jake gave some Conclave details concerning the ladies' Tea. They will have 2 sessions, 1PM and 3PM with room for 30 each. It is Thursday, the same day as the rallye, which is under 100 miles. Signup for which one you need, quickly when you get to Conclave.
Tech Director Tim reported we had several sessions. We worked on and finished the two cars in John Parrott's basement garage. We went to Chris Wolfer's and fixed several things. Then off to Dana Owens for a look at her 1958 100-6. The car needs a lot of TLC. She has decisions to make. The engine must be restarted after many years of storage. The Healey needs tires and wheels. It seems that 48 spoke wheels would work, if they were cleaned up and painted. Jeff Porada has a big sand blaster. Call Tim if you have any donations of wheels, tubes, and / or tires for Dana. John Haines needs his Sprite to be checked out. Nate Fuson has a session planned for Sunday, May 27 to troubleshoot wiring, and finish the restoration. To request Healey help via phone or email Tim. We want these Healeys back on the road! (applause)
New business: Jeff Porada and Winners Circle are sponsoring the Ladies Driving Awards for Conclave. It is a pair of special China plates. Ken Kreuter reported a very generous $300 donation to the David Kreuter Memorial Scholarship Fund from an anonymous person on behalf of the OVAHC Tech team. (applause) Ken thanked everyone involved. He expressed deep appreciation for our 13 years of continued support. (applause)
Old business: Dale gave a September Roundup update. He is Chairman. We need hospitality hosts. Thursday we will provide hors d'evours or a meal. Please consider volunteering soon.
The next meeting is at the Porada / Bacon home near Mason. The complete details will be in the Newsleak. Jeff thanked our hosts, Bernie and Mary Ann Grabow and adjourned the meeting. (applause)
Submitted by OVAHC Secretary,
Dale Ballinger "at your service.