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06/19/00 MEETING REPORT
Meeting was called to order at 8:15 p.m. by Tom Josefek, Diana Gonzales and Steve Selan along with 41 members being present.
Rally 2000: Rally Master, Mike Olson, informed the membership that Paul Urquhart, Rally Master for the event, ran an excellent rally. We had ten teams participating in the event including a Porsche 914 and an Alfa Graduate. Some of the teams did get lost, but everyone made it back to Duke O’Brien’s Pub in plenty of time to partake of free beer that was given out to all of the participants. The winners were as follows: 1st Place - David Lieb and Michaela Lieb; 2nd Place - Kelvin Palmer and Vicki Palmer; and 3rd Place - Amy Evans and Megan Glah.
Need for Speed: Jim Evans was somewhat disappointed that only five members showed up for our family go-cart night, however, all who attended indicated that they had a really good time. He is hopeful to run the event again later this year with a bigger turnout.
Champagne Car Fest: Larry Daniels advised the membership that on May 28, 2000 approximately 140 cars attended the annual Champagne Brittish Car Festival. This year’s theme was Chicago Mobsters with many participants dressing up in their “Godfather” outfits. Numerous Chicago members attended the event which is always a high point of the season.
NAMGBR Convention: Jake and Ann Snyder proudly advised that over 30 Chicagoland members attended this year’s convention which was held in Cleveland, Ohio. The event was highly successful and one of the best organized conventions that this editor has ever attended. There were over 450 MG’s on the field at the car show. Numerous Chicagoland members took home trophies, including Sheri Schwingle, Jeff Powell, Ed Polonus, Roger and Shirley Goebbert, and, in an upset victory, our own Gene Cooper won best of show over all other cars with his 80 LE. If you missed this show, you missed a truly special event.
Road America Camping Trip: Jake and Ann Snyder advised that the annual Road America Camping Trip is scheduled for July 21 through July 23, 2000, with the club having reserved spots at the Plymouth Rock campground. Most of the spots are taken, with room left for four to six adults. Contact Jake or Ann if you are interested in a remaining spot.
Abingdon 2000 Summer Party: David Bralich advised that 93 rooms out of the 125 available have already been reserved at Jumers. 69 registrations have been received for the event. In addition, four hospitality rooms have been reserved and will be run by participating MG Clubs. We are still in need of volunteers to help run the event. Please give of yourselves so we can make this event successful.
Utica Auto Cross: Scheduled for June 25, 2000, will be leaving from Menard’s at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Also, Utica Enduro Cross is scheduled for July 8, 2000. The event will be run by Scott Anderson and will consist of five to ten consecutive laps around the track. This will be our last chance to drive the Utica course before it is turned into a shopping mall at the end of the summer. Let’s all show up and say goodby.
Lucas Night Rally: Saturday, August 5, 2000; Drivers’ Meeting - 6:00 p.m.; 1st car out at 6:30 p.m.; Starting point - Duke’s Drive Inn, 8115 S. Harlem; Ending at Jedi’s Restaurant; 9266 S. Cicero; For information call Susie Tucker at (708) 425-1248.
50/50 Raffle: Won by Shirley and Roger Goebbert.
Program for the Evening: Detective Gary Naydenoff of the DuPage County Auto Theft Task Force gave an informative talk on auto theft prevention and various ways we can prevent our precious little jewels from winding up in a chop shop or worse. The talk was well received and appreciated by the membership.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:15 p.m.