Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline February 2009
Meeting Minutes
Monday, January 16, 2009

Attendance: 29 members

The meeting was called to order at 8:05 pm by President, Jim Evans. Past Events – Jim noted the past events participated by club members.

Cruise the Rock – The annual event was held Thanksgiving morning and was attended by many members of the Chicagoland MG Club.
Holiday Party – Combined holiday party with Vintage MG Car Club members was held on December 6th at Elmcrest Banquets, Elmwood Park, IL. Over 80 members from the two organizations joined in the festivities of the evening. Special thanks were given to Dave Ransom for making the arrangements for our party location. Excellent food and accommodations made for a successful event.
Upcoming Events – See details in the Driveline or on the Website of the many events available for club members in the near future. Below are three upcoming events happening before our next club meeting.
Amtrak trip – The annual Amtrak trip hosted by Jake & Ann Snyder will take place January 23-25 and will include a visit to the Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.
Driving Events meeting – Jim Evans urged members to attend this meeting to formulate our driving events – rallies, tours and shows – for the coming year. Additional details will be posted in the Driveline.
Swap Meet – The 13th Annual All British Car Swap Meet & Autojumble will be held on Sunday February 22, 2009 at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, IL from 8 AM to 3 PM. Since it’s beginning, this event has proven popular with British car enthusiasts from throughout the Midwest. Buyers and sellers alike travel in from a multi-state area in search of parts, services, regalia and memorabilia items. A sign-up sheet was passed around for club members to volunteer some time for the event.
CMGC Staff Election Results – The ballots are in and the officers elected to serve in 2009 are: Jim Evans (President), Dave Peterson (Vice-President), Reinout Vogt (Treasurer) and Victor L’Heureux (Secretary). Thanks to all our candidates and to the members for casting their vote.
Membership report – Membership dues are now due for the 2009 year. Your dues offset the mailing cost s of the newsletter and subsidize some of the club activities.
Tech Session – Dave Bralich demonstrated the adjustment of distributor points and maintenance areas to be aware of in servicing your distributor.
50/50 Raffle – Tony Muzereus went home $15 richer from the raffle. Jon Josefek received a set of wire buffing wheels for his winning ticket.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 pm
Respectfully submitted, -- Victor L’Heureux

New Members

The officers and members of the Chicagoland MG Club extend a cordial “MG Welcome” to these new members who have joined our club in recent months. We wish each and every one of you “Safety Fast” and hope you will avail yourself to as many club activities as you can.

Scott Boyer - Berwyn IL - 1977 brg MGB
Jim Vondran - Naperville IL
Jeffrey Tallis - Glenview IL - 1965 MGB

Note: To any member whose name does not appear above, your application may have missed our deadline. If you don’t see your name next month, call our Secretary, Victor L’Heureux at (847) 516-3592 to verify.

Monthly Garage Keeping

Annual Business Meeting & Club Awards
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 2008 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. 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
13th Annual All British Car Swap Meet & Autojumble
February 22 marks the date for the 13th Annual All British Car Swap Meet & Autojumble. 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. This year, over 1100 postcards were sent to previous attendees and other British car owners in this area. Classified newspaper ads in: Chicago,

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