August OVAHC Meeting Minutes
We had thirty-one members attend the Wolfer picnic on Saturday, August 25 near Alexandria, Ky. At 2:00 PM, President Jeff Porada called the meeting to order. He thanked our host Donna and Chris Wolfer. (applause) Jeff then introduced two new members. They are Ken and Rosalee Campbell. They have a 1964 square body Sprite. (applause)
(Jeff ran the meeting in a new manner because he had other obligations) President Jeff said the current officers have all accepted their positions for 2019. He asked if anyone wants nominate someone, if if anybody wanted to step up and take a position, and no one spoke up. Meetings for 2019 were made available. Secretary Dale asked that we skip the January meeting since we usually have nothing to discuss and the weather is generally bad. February – Jackson, March- Wallace, April- Klein, May Grabow, June- Bacon / Porada, July- Cox, August – Wolfer picnic, September – Loos, October- Parrott bonfire, November- Jake & Joyce Jacobs, December to be determined. We want to see how the civic center idea works out.
Old business: Chairman Dale gave a September Roundup under 30 day update. He asked everyone to register because we only have thirty total so far. We will need volunteers to pull it off. Get your OVAHC $99 Doubletree rooms fast. The club block for Doubletree is going away in a week. Hollywood Casino rooms are $220 per night.
Cindy passed around a sign-up sheet for Pompilios dinner following her September 15 meeting. Bring silent auction items for Skip to gather for our September Roundup show. Cindy has OVAHC business cards to hand out.
Bob Duffey has old timing equipment and the PA from our previous autocross system available. If anyone wants to make a donation to the OVAHC, they can have it. He brought photos of it. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
New business: President John Jacobs passed out papers concerning a concept that he wanted to present to the OVAHC. He read the full-page information sheet. After much discussion, the proposal for our club to lead a group of regional AHC clubs in an effort to hold the 2020 Conclave near us was put to a paper ballot secret vote. The results were: 18 yes, 11 no, one abstain , and baby Ella did not vote = 31. John, Jake, and Don will present this to the regional clubs. Then, if feasible, it will be offered to the AHCA at the November delegates meeting.
More New business: Dale is holding a wine tasting event after the meeting for the Fine Wines by Denny Lindauer. Details about Denny’s terrible accident were sent out in an email. He had to be airlifted to a hospital a week ago with 13 face fractures. Denny said to tell you “thanks for your prayers”. Our club members took care of the 24 bottles and Denny received his money the same day. His wife Jo, on behalf of Denny, said "thanks" to everybody.
(Now, back to officers’ reports) Vice President Lauren Wallace, Tech Director Tim, and AA Skip Jackson were away. Presidents John and Jeff, Secretary Dale, Vice President John Wallace, Business Manager Jake, and editor Mary Ann Grabow all had no report.
Treasurer Cindy gave her report. Credits from 8/5 Drivers’ training and sixteen more September Roundup registrations came in. New members Ken and Rosalee dues deposited. She paid AHCA, Don for drivers’ training supplies, Cox for the July meeting, and Bob Merten for Newsleak publishing expenses. So, debts paid, dues deposited, and our balance is good.
Bernie stepped in for Tech Director Tim. Bernie reported we had three sessions. John Wallace had two sessions. Crank nut was tightened. The radiator, water pump, and motor mounts were addressed. John thanked those hard workers. Nate Fuson had one to try to fix the oil leak. A new plan is being hatched. Request Healey help via phone or email Tim at Hugcrv@fuse.net because we want these Healeys back on the road!
Historian John Parrott asked anyone with old photos of club events to please donate to our history files. He will accept printed or electronic items. Membership Sandy reported that we have 68 members now that the Campbells have joined.
Delegate Don had a Conclave delegate report about Top Tier Gas. He passed around a list of the “good gas” stations with the proper additives. On the web site, Don added an “s” to the http so now we have a secure web site.
President John (having taken over the meeting) thanked our hosts, Chris and Donna. (applause) The next meeting is Saturday, September 15 at the Loos home in Fort Thomas, KY overlooking the Ohio River. Dinner at Pompilios will follow that OVAHC meeting. Please bring your silent auction items for Skip to take to September Roundup for the benefit of OVAHC. All details will be posted.
Submitted by OVAHC Secretary,
Dale Ballinger "at your service.