OVAHC December Meeting Minutes
We had thirty-four members for the Christmas party on Saturday, December 9 at Jenny and Ben Grabow's home near Eastgate. It had snowed a bit and there must have been a wreck nearby. The power blinked six times, and went out for good in time to give us a candlelight / flashlight old fashioned dinner! Before the meeting it came back on. (applause) Call to order at 7:22 PM by President Dick Sippel. He thanked Jenny and Ben for hosting. (Applause) Jenny thanked us for coming, she loved having us, and joked that when the lights went out, she wondered if maybe we would all leave! ha ha.
President Dick, Business Manager Jake, Secretary Dale, and Editor Mary Ann all had no report. Vice President Jerry, Historian Judy, and Treasurer Cindy could not make it. Jake gave her report. Debits were paid, dues deposited, and our balance is good.
Tech Director Tim reported we had two sessions. One on Nate Fuson's square body A-H Sprite and another for Jim Weckenbrock's big Healey. Three more sessions are scheduled soon. Tuesday 12/12 for the Duffey BJ7 engine exam, Friday 12/15 for the Bugeye rib case transmissions at Jake's, and Sunday 12/17 for Nate. Tim is setting up a regular day of the week (Tuesday) for the Tech Team to go out and provide service to a club member's Healey. Remember: we work not only for pizza and beer, but for the joy of seeing an old Healey drive out of the garage and down the road. Call Tim Ross to request Healey car help via phone or email him.
Delegate Don said the delegates meeting notes were on the first page on the web site. The French Lick, Indiana Conclave in 2018 will be followed by the Black Hills Conclave in 2019, happening in September and probably based in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Membership Sandy mentioned she accepted several OVAHC dues at the Christmas party. The AHCA wants them all paid by 1/15/2018. No form is needed if nothing has changed. Please fill out one if anything is new and send her a check for $65 payable to OVAHC soon.
Activities Activator Skip showed a spread sheet for nineteen proposed 2018 activities. We are invited to the Vinoklet Winery in February to join the BCCGC for a steak dinner. March has the Leprechaun Run and it is limited this year to 75 cars. He is planning for a stop or two for the Southeast Classic in Charleston, South Carolina, 674 miles each way. If you have any suggestions, contact him.
New business: Dale found a MG Midget (like a square body Sprite) with under 40,000 miles for sale in Hebron, Ky. See an ad from Doug Landwehr on Facebook if interested. He is asking $2400 with extra parts, but should take much less. It has anew top, new interior, and a replacement windshield, too.
Old business: Lauren Wallace is taking orders for special OVAHC September Roundup shirts. Five options for men, six for women. These are in addition to the registration form. She will have some to try on at the next meeting. She has an order form. It will include bowling shirts for men. The V-neck tee for women is included. Send money to her.
The next meeting is at the home of Eric &Connie Fischer in Hamilton, OH on Saturday 1/13/2018. The complete details will be in the Newsleak. Dick thanked Jenny and Ben Grabow again for hosting the Christmas party. (applause) Ben had young sons Jack and Tom speak onto the mic and Jack said, " I luv my brada" and Tom said "hello and good night," (applause) A round of applause was also sounded for the excellent job outgoing President Dick did during 2017. Dick adjourned the meeting at 7:42 PM.
Then we did our annual gift exchanges. Tim Ross did a wonderful slide presentation from the overseas trip to the Healey Museum he and Bobbi took. It included the display case with our OVAHC car badge inside. Jake then showed a nice photo presentation and talked about his family's recent trip to Japan. The Healey Club members of Japan were such great hosts, he decided to see if the OVAHC can help them out with rebuilt Sprite transmissions. More snacks, libations, and fun talking followed.
Submitted by OVAHC Secretary,
Dale Ballinger "at your service"