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Road America Camping
All British Swap Meet
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  Chicagoland MG Club:Driveline
Left hand drive The Steering Column
From your Co-chairmen
Jim Evans
Jim Evans'
Left Hand Drive

February: most of our MG’s are still in storage, but this month holds two activities of interest to club members.
The first is the program at the February meeting. As a State of Illinois nonprofit corporation, we are required to have one annual general membership business meeting every year. This is similar to a stockholder’s meeting for public companies in that “management” presents the results of the last year and fields questions from the floor concerning past and future performance. In our case, the officers will be presenting a financial report for 2006 and some data on club programs. This is your chance as a member to ask questions or make suggestions about club activities and programs. All members are encouraged to attend and all questions and comments are on the table.
Also part of the meeting will be the presentation of annual awards to club members who have contributed to the success of the club over the last year. As a group dedicated to “the preservation and enjoyment of MG automobiles” (as stated in our corporate charter) our awards were designed to reinforce that theme. Makes sense, doesn’t it? After all, bowling leagues give awards to high scoring bowlers and realtors give awards to their most successful agents. So shouldn’t we recognize club members who have contributed to “the preservation and enjoyment of MG automobiles” in the last year? The traditional club awards are:
Safety Fast – awarded for success in competitive driving;
Maintaining the Breed – awarded for commendable efforts in restoration work;
Ambassador at Large – awarded for promoting goodwill towards the club;
New Member of the Year – awarded for an enthusiastic contribution from a new member.
Also now a part of the program is a later addition to the original group:
Cream & Crackers – awarded for a contribution to the MG community
Although other awards have sometimes temporarily popped up for a year or two, only the traditional four and Cream and Crackers will be awarded this year. Hope you can join us!
The second activity of interest this month is the 11th Annual All British Car Swap Meet & Autojumble to be held on February 25. This event is organized and conducted by our club alone although it has the enthusiastic support of all the other British Car clubs in Chicago. Since its’ inception, this event has grown steadily over the years to the point where we now have about 100 vendor spaces occupied when we open the doors to the public. Repeat vendors include well-known firms such as Little British Car Company, British Wiring and Triple-C, and also more specialized vendors such as Spridgitech, Prix Parts, Riverside Motors and more. This event now attracts buyers and sellers alike from a multi-state area. Vendor offerings include parts, tools, regalia and memorabilia items, and more. The Swap Meet has become the major fund raiser for the club. This year, club members can earn “MG Bucks” by helping out – see the info elsewhere in this month’s newsletter. Whether you lend a hand or come as a shopper, don’t miss this fun event in an otherwise dreary month.

Safety Fast!   Jim Evans

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