OVAHC April Meeting Minutes
We had thirty-four members attend the Saturday, April 21 meeting at the new home of John and Ashley Jacobs near Loveland, OH. President John called the meeting to order just after noon and thanked our hosts, wife Ashley, and Jake and Joyce Jacobs for assisting. (applause)
Editor Mary Ann, Activities Activator Skip, and Membership Sandy were away. Co-President Jeff Porada, Vice Presidents John and Lauren Wallace, Secretary Dale , and Historian John Parrott all had no report.
Treasurer Cindy gave her report. Three membership dues, 15 rebates from AHCA for online dues paid, and September Roundup shirt payments were deposited. September Roundup shirts invoice paid, meeting allotment for March, AHCA dues forwarded, and membership plus secretary stamps were the expenditures. Our balance is good. We made a $50 donation to the American Heart Association in honor of our friend, Terry Kesserling.
Delegate Don asked how we like the OVAHC web site. He reported the AHCA web site is undergoing updates. Don posted a question for the May meeting. Who is featured on the AHCA- Conclave Regalia web page? ( www. healeyclub.org/conclave ). A cold beer for the correct answer. A new trophy plate sponsored by Jeff Porada and his Winners Circle business, will be awarded to the best lady driver at Conclave. The two events that get points are the road rallye and the gymkhana. Steve Bell is running the new regalia department for the AHCA. Fresh items include Healey logo rings for men and for women. Don and Jake visited Salem Speedway to plan the OVAHC gymkhana portion of the Conclave. We will have a parade lap on the banked oval. See Don if you want to see speedway photos or have questions.
Business Manager Jake secured a 6 lane Hot Wheel track and new cars to run a fund raiser / friendly competition at Conclave and / or September Roundup. This will replace valve cover racing. Cindy suggested we use a closed-circuit video race observation system. Since President Jeff can’t attend the Springthing weekend, he can take orders for parts from the Carlisle, PA mega-parts swap meet. It is on the same weekend. Contact him if you need parts. Phone # is (513) 315-8958. Jake and Cindy reported that we have a 501(c-7) organization number and you may obtain it to avoid paying sales tax for club related purchases. A letter will be available on the web site to give to your vendor. See Jake or Cindy.
Tech Director Tim reported we had several sessions. John Parrott’s son Josh “new” 1969 Square body Sprite needed some attention. John also had the tech team install an aluminum radiator in his Jensen - Healey. Tomorrow will be session #3. The team also returned to Eric Fischer’s home to wrap up the differential seal, steering wheel trafficator, and window regulator work. Sunday May 6 Chris Wolfer has invited the team over for more work. Call Tim to schedule the team for your Healey problems.
Dale stepped in for Activities Activator Skip (who was busy being Merriweather Lewis at Sharon Woods Pioneer days) and tried to fill his shoes. With a floppy hat and an attempt at a low-gravel voice, it was NOT quite the same. April 28 the Louisville club is going to Kentucky Speedway followed by a drive to Elk Creek Winery. Saturday, May 5 we are invited to go with the BCCGC on an Ohio covered bridge drive. We are planning a caravan to Springthing for Thursday, May 17. Leave from the Murphy USA gas station on Rt 42 in Florence, KY about noon. Late lunch 2 ½ hours later in LaGrange, still on 42. On June 24, there is a Joe Nuxhall charity fundraiser at the car show in Hamilton, OH. If you have any questions, contact Skip.
Dale reminded all present that the OVAHC drivers’ training sessions are May 26, June 16, June 30, August 5, and October 27. The 6/30 date is exclusively for our members. You drive for free as long as you work to help set up, etc. Drive whatever you bring. We need more members to participate this year and not only rely on the same small group. This is, after all, a way to improve our OVAHC bottom line.
The Porsche Club invited us to their autocrosses at Kentucky Speedway on June 11, July 28, and August 11. Go to www.ovrpa.org for more info.
New business: Janet Parrott asks that we think about the 2018 Christmas party plans. We have the site, but we need to discuss and decide if we want it catered or if we want the men, or the women to provide the food, drinks, and everything else. It will be a topic of discussion at the May meeting.
Old business: Lauren said the September Roundup shirts are being distributed. Chris Wolfer has new 60th anniversary Sprite tee shirts for sale. He also is selling magnetic Sprite stickers for only $4. Email him at email@example.com or call 859-635-0709 if you are interested.
The Lake Waynoka Car Show is June 2. Joe & Judy Yannone invited us to their lakeside home for BBQ food, fun, and free boat rides during the day. There will be a sign-up sheet for food at the May meeting for the cookout they are planning for the club.
The next meeting is a Saturday in May at the Mary Ann and Bernie Grabow home in southern Covington. The complete details will be in the Newsleak. A big round of applause for the Jacobs fine hosting efforts was sounded. John adjourned the meeting about 1 PM.
Submitted by OVAHC Secretary,
Dale Ballinger "at your service"