December OVAHC Meeting Minutes
Twenty-nine members attended the Christmas party, meal, and short meeting on Saturday, December 7 in Forest Park. Secretary Dale thanked Don and Hazel Klein for hosting, Pat and Bob Duffey and Barb Pratt for helping. (applause) President Jeff, President John (new baby boy John on 11/25), Vice-Presidents John and Lauren, Business Manager / Delegate Jake, and Treasurer Cindy were away. Secretary Dale, Editor Mary Ann, and Historian John Parrott had no report.
Dale read Membership Sandy ’s report. Forty-four members have paid their 2020 dues. Thank you, good going so far. About two dozen remain. So far AHCA has said only Steve Street paid online. If you paid online, please forward your confirmation email to Sandy so she knows. SLB96riva@yahoo.com Deadline per AHCA is January 15. We want everyone to renew.
Tech Director Tim reported on all the sixteen tech sessions of 2019. This did not include the team’s help in repair, preparation, and selling of our late member Bob Merten’s three convertibles. Big praise went to Bernie Grabow for the posting and selling of the two British cars on Bring-a -trailer. (applause) Tim was wanting to tie up some loose ends from 2019 and rattled off several members names. Who knows the status of “Mike” and his ’63 BJ7 who is a friend of Ken Kreuter? Any info on Tom Swager and his Healey? Who bought Rodger Svobda’s ‘61 Bugeye that was reported for sale for $2000 in Alexandra, KY?
Upcoming 2020 projects include Skip’s MGA crank, Schondelmayer’s big Healey, Lauren Davidson’s bugeye, Tim Lake’s Jamaican-body Healey, and John Parrott’s tranny and big Healey restoration. Call or email Tim if you have questions, want to join in the fun, can update us on your 2019 projects in which we assisted, or need to schedule a session
Dale gave Treasurer Cindy’s report. Since the November 16 OVAHC meeting at Jake and Joyce Jacobs: credits were $1,785 for 31 2020 member dues, debits were $119.30 for Tech Team hardware to Tim Ross, AHCA delegate meeting expenses were $209.40 to Don Klein, payment to AHCA for 2020 member dues was $1,550, Christmas Party Host allowance was $200 to the Kleins for a total of $2,078.70. We received a thank you note from AHCA treasurer Bev Sealand for our donation of $492 to the DMH fund. Our balance is still very good.
Activity Activator Skip passed the mike to Kurt because of all his personally planned activities. “Cabin Fever Beater Trip to the Barber Motorsports Museum and Lane Motor Museum” is Friday-Sunday February 21-23, 2020 and it is a Motorcoach trip. No driving of your personal vehicle through ugly weather, relax and enjoy the ride on a deluxe, climate controlled, 55 passenger Motorcoach with onboard restroom and entertainment.
Two night hotel (Hampton Inn Leeds Alabama, admissions to Barber and Lane Museums, restricted area tours, 2 breakfasts, one lunch included, along with a shop tour of Ross Restorations in Nashville Tn. Fact sheet coming soon, will send to Mary Ann for publication to the club, everyone is welcome to join the fun!
Then to celebrate his friend Laura’s birthday, he has planned a fund-raising visit as a benefit at the Tri-State Warbird Museum on Friday, April 24. Wings, Wheels, Bacon, and Bourbon! The next morning Saturday, April 25 is the Spring Classic Driving Tour. August 28 – 30 is the Bellefontaine, Ohio Hill Climb Revival Two. More details to follow. For all activity questions, contact Skip.
Old business: Skip wants us to register for the Florida 2020 Conclave. The October Southeast Classic is in northern Georgia and he is planning an overnight, two day trip each way.
New business: Dale asked if anyone wanted to see the apparel books and order form he brought. Chris Wolfer took a book home for further inspection. We will place the order for some new shirts and /or baseball caps with an OVAHC logo after the next meeting, which is in February. Contact Dale with any apparel questions.
The next meeting is in February at the Jackson home in Westwood. Details will be published in that Newsleak. Secretary Dale thanked our hosts the Kleins, and her helpers Pat, Bob, and Barb for the wonderful party, (applause) and then adjourned the meeting. The gift exchange and further enjoyment of beverages and snacking followed.
Submitted by OVAHC Secretary
"Fun times-a-plenty, in 2020”