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03/20/00 MEETING REPORT
Tom Josefek, Diana Gonzales, Steven Selan and Sharon Anderson called the meeting to order at 8:10 p.m. with 45 members in attendance; four new members and guests also attended the meeting (John Schroeder, Gary Mills, Steve Merical, and Adam Kappas).
Swap Meet: Jim Evans advised that another successful swap meet was conducted on February 27, 2000 at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, Illinois. 88 vendors filled two buildings at the fairgrounds with 735 paid attendees. We were down approximately 100 attendees from last year, although we had more vendors. After expenses were deducted, the club netted $1,832.00 in profits. Larry Daniels and his wife graciously worked the club table at the swap meet along with Steve Selan, who signed up 13 new members. The event has been scheduled again for next year for the last Sunday in February, 2001.
Missouri Endurance Rally: Barney Gaylord of the club announced that he took fourth place in the annual Missouri Endurance Rally held at St. Louis, Mo.
Technical Session: The tech session scheduled for March 4, 2000 turned out to be a bust when only one member showed up. We are hoping for better attendance at our future seminars.
Spring Tune-up Party: David Bralich, club technical coordinator, advised that the Spring Tune-up Party is now scheduled for April 9, 2000 at Quality Goodyear in Darien, Illinois. The event will run from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 1:00 p.m. Following the event, lunch will be had at a local restaurant. Additional technical seminars will include an April 15, 2000 tech session at the shop of Curt Bork, an April 1, 2000 tech session with a clutch replacement at the home of Larry Daniels. Additional technical sessions are in the works, hopefully, one per month. In addition, Dave announced that he intends to have a monthly presentation before each club meeting where one issue of MGB maintenance or restoration will be addressed. He hopes to begin the presentations one-half hour before the club meeting in April.
Utica Driving School: It was announced that the driving school originally scheduled for April 8, 2000 has now been postponed to April 29, 2000 due to inclement weather. The caravan will leave at 9:00 a.m. from Menards’ parking lot in Bolingbrook, Illinois on the east side of Route 53 just south of I-55. Tuition is $10.00 per car. For further information, contact Reinout Vogt at (847) 342-9804.
Abingdon 2000: David Bralich announced that the first mailing of 1,200 brochures went out to all those prospective people who had returned postcards. Approximately 50 rooms have already been rented at Jumers, so if you plan to attend, you’d better reserve your room now. Additional satellite hotels are also being reserved, however, Jumers will be the center of the event. He is also expecting multiple hospitality suites to be run by each of the participating clubs.
Newsletter: Kelvin Palmer had graciously agreed to resume his duties as interim newsletter editor until a permanent solution could be worked out. We are currently looking for volunteers to work on a newsletter committee. We no longer intend to burden one individual with the preparation of the newsletter and would like to have a staff of at least three people working on it. If you have any interest in working on the newsletter, whether you have past experience or not and whether you are computer literate or not, please contact anyone of the club officers for further information. This is the perfect opportunity for those members who do not normally get involved in the day to day activities of the club to learn a little bit more about the operation of the club and get involved. Without your help, there will be no newsletter, so please consider volunteering now.
Club president, Tom Josefek: Announced a new program to increase attendance at rallies, he intends to institute a program he entitles “Each One Reach One” where he will ask each person who attends a rally to bring one friend who has never attended a rally before and convince them to participate. With just a little bit of effort, we can double the number of people at each event which will make it more enjoyable for all of us.
Regalia: Larry Daniels announced that orders have been placed for new club hats, T-shirts, and car badges. The items are now starting to arrive, and Larry intends to have order forms available over the web site. For further information, contact Larry directly.