JULY OVAHC ZOOM MEETING MINUTES
The menace of coronavirus struck again, changing our in-person July meeting to be
hosted by Jerry and Charleen Cox, to an electronic one. Jerry regretted cancelling,
but in an abundance of caution, decided self-quarantine the best option. Thirty
members were in virtual attendance. Saturday, Jul 18 at 4:00 pm, President John
Wallace called the meeting to order, thanking Mary Ann Grabow for hosting this
Zoom meeting. He noted it’s great to have the Club expanding with a number of
new members who have recently joined.
Officer Reports: President Lauren, Vice Presidents Jeff and John, Editor Mary
Ann and Historian John had no reports.
Treasurer Cindy: Since the June meeting hosted by Juli and Rob King, Tom Hall,
one credit for one new member dues. Debits included new member’s national
dues payment to AHCA, reimbursements to Ken Kreuter for member name badges,
Hazel Klein for Christmas party, and Don Klein for the 2-year website
costs. Our balance is solvent, along with a substantial Tech Team balance.
Secretary Dale (he’s away): Cindy is acting Secretary. Thank You Cindy!
Membership Sandy is away, but provided a report read by President Lauren:
New members Sam and Lori Smyth joined in June. They own Smyth Imports Auto
and Brake Service in Cincinnati. www.smythimports.com
Dale and Sandy say THANK YOU to all for sending their sympathy with cards,
flowers, and prayers for the June
22 passing of their son Mike Stickley.
Activity Activator Skip: Skip reminded everyone about the Bellefontaine OH
#2 Hill Climb. He suggested arriving the day before the one-day event. Kurt Niemeyer
will provide details. He noted Central Indiana Club’s September RoundUp
information is on our website. (It was posted later that September RoundUp has
been cancelled.) He mentioned the August 1 OVAHC Driver’s Training is undecided
as yet. (As noted, Don Klein announced this session is now cancelled.) Information
about Fall Wind-Up, hosted by the South East Michigan Club in October, is
to be announced. President John suggested offering their Club our assistance locating
a hotel. He would also like us to consider booking a Michigan hotel at least a
week prior to October to enjoy more moderate temperatures.
Kurt said the Bellefontaine OH #2 Hill Climb will be Saturday, August 29. There
will be the hill climb and rallye only (no autocross, social activities, historical session
or car show). There will be no spectators this year, only entrants and volunteers.
First Run groups will go from 9:00-12:00 noon. Each participant will have
three runs up the hill and through the countryside. The entry fee is to be announced.
For those not competing, touring laps will be offered at a reduced entry fee. The mayor requested a display of about 15 cars at the Bellefontaine Bicentennial Celebration. Last
year’s Climb had many Healey entries. He’s looking forward this year to much more Healey fun with the
Hill. He’ll be opening registration at Motorsports.reg.
Delegate/Business Manager Jake: 2020 Summit, hosted by the AH Club of New England has been
rescheduled to next year. The Membership Directory booklet should be received by all this month. Jake
has the shirts (corrected by the printer at no additional charge), and will be mailing them as per the original
order. Don Klein said the final OVAHC Driver’s Training, scheduled for August 1, is cancelled. The
new AHCA insurance company autocross coverage is still under review.
Old Business: The OVAHC Christmas Party dinner has been changed to the British-inspired The Pub
at Rookwood Commons, Cincinnati. More details to follow.
New Business: President John would like to organize a group Healey ride next Saturday, July 25, with
current Covid cautions. He suggested two destination options: To Oxford, either lunch at Hueston
Woods Lodge (or outside) or at the highly rated Steinkeller German beer hall and restaurant. A longer
trip, to begin at Point Pleasant, birthplace of U.S. Grant, touring the home and memorial site. Then to
Ripley, dining at a restaurant there, then visiting the Rankin House. Ending at Georgetown, where U.S.
Grant was raised. John will definitely be doing one of those drives. E-mail him if you’d like to join Lauren
and he. Let him know If anyone has other drive suggestions.
Chris Wolfer expressed concerns about being able to safely host the August Picnic meeting. Other
member meeting hosts had those same concerns. It is likely that there will be no actual meetings, only a
Zoom meeting until the Christmas Party at The Pub Rookwood. At members’ request, Lauren sang her
original song, “The Covid Blues”, performed at SpringThing. Skip, needing no invitation, recited his. Both
humorous and winners, with OVAHC sweeping the SpringThing competition (Lauren 1st Place, Skip 2nd
Place, Dale 3rd Place). We’ll have to wait for Dale’s performance of “TheCovid Blues” (remember to request!).
President John encouraged, in the absence of actual monthly meetings, for members to suggest and/or
organize group drives so we can be “distanced together”. President John again thanked our host Mary
Ann, and adjourned the Zoom meeting.
Submitted by Stand-In OVAHC Secretary Cindy Loos
“Uncertain Times-A-Plenty in 2020”