October OVAHC Meeting Minutes
Thirty-three members attended the meeting on Saturday, 10/16 at the home of Jo and Denny Lindauer in Walton, Ky near Union. Vice President John Jacobs called the meeting to order just after 4:00 PM. Presidents John and Lauren Wallace and Vice-President Jeff were away. Vice-President John Jacobs, Secretary Dale, Membership Sandy, Historian John Parrott, and Editor Mary Ann had no report. VP John thanked Jo and Denny for hosting on a real nice day.
Treasurer Cindy’s report: Since the 9/18 John Jacobs meeting, No credits and debits: $90 for Editor Mary Ann to pay for Adobe software to maintain our Newsleaks, a donation of $100 to the DMH Fund in honor of Chuck Anderson. She will reimburse the Lindauers $200 for this bonfire / meeting. Pending is a $97.81 check to Bob Minton for printing and mailing 12 members copies of the monthly Newsleak during the year. Our balance is solvent. Tech Team Balance: $2,174.08.
Activity Activator Skip and went over future events. Bernie and Ben Grabow are going to the huge Newport car show tomorrow. VP Jeff’s drummer invited our OVAHC. You are encouraged to attend the Chatfield College car show / quilt show/ arts and craft show on Saturday, October 23. Meet for breakfast at the Milford Expressway Cracker Barrel at 8:30 AM or so and we will depart at 9:30 AM. Next September we are going to the Pocono Enclave. Our caravan is stopping up and back overnight near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Registration is under $300 for most events. Christmas lunch is Wednesday, December 8.
Past events: Scott Brown drove his Healey over 2,000 miles and represented us at the Texas Healey Roundup in mid September and won the TSD rallye with Bob Thurman. Also in September, Jake and Joyce Jacobs and VP Jeff and Nancy Bacon went to The Summit in Newport, Rhode Island. They took about a week to travel there and back and had some interesting stops. Jake beat Del Border’s modified Healey’s time with Jeff’s Bugeye at the gymkhana! Thursday, 9/30 was the start of the OVAHC caravan to Roundup at Mohican State Park hosted by Mid-Ohio AHC. We had eight cars and Scott Brown and Bob Thurman won the rallye. Saturday, 10/ 9 was Kurt’s deluxe Fall Classic Driving Tour. Jerry and Charlene Cox lead fourteen of us on an exciting trip to Hocking Hills for 2 nights 10/11& 12 driving home 10/13. Check the Newsleak and its calendar for details and for all other activity questions, contact Skip.
Tech team director Tim reported the tech team met while he and Bobbi enjoyed a fiftieth wedding anniversary cross country tour. Can you picture Key West? A small group went to Steve Broughton for his Healey transmission tear down. It took three sessions and then Steve broke out a manual and was able to reunite the overdrive to the tranny. Stay tuned to see how it works. We are looking for old used dummy main shafts for the tech team for alignment tools. Gary Rettig needs a Healey transmission inspection, too. Our goal is to get these cars on the road, again. Call or email Tim for advice and session help.
Delegate/Business Manager Jake will go with VP Jeff to Indianapolis, IN for the AHCA delegates’ meeting in early November. The new system for membership and our new national website will be a top subject. Southern California has been using this company for years. Jake then proposed we maintain six months of the Newsleaks on our web site instead of only one. Seconded and approved.
Old business: Secretary Dale announced that September Roundup Co-chairwomen, Rosalee Campbell and Lauren Wallace have opened the RPDiamond.com OVAHC shop for club gear.
More new business: Secretary Dale discovered that the approved proposal that our club begin accepting “local only” membership dues in 2022 was counter to our bylaws. He made a new proposal to add “not” to a sentence to correct this. After much discussion, it was tabled until the next meeting in order to allow Jake to hear the AHCA’s new proposals for local only members, dues, etc for 2022.
The next OVAHC meeting is at the Jake and Joyce Jacobs home in Fairfield, OH. It will be Saturday, 12/4 and start at 1:00 PM with tyre kicking, and 2:00 PM for the regular meeting. Look for details this Newsleak. VP John thanked Jo and Denny Lindauer for hosting and then adjourned the meeting. The chili consumption, basement winery tour, and bonfire followed.
Submitted by OVAHC Secretary