09/18/00 MEETING REPORT
Meeting was called to order at 8:05 p.m. by Tom Josefek, Sharon Anderson, Steve Selan and Diana Gonzales along with 45 members being present. Also present for their first meeting were new members Paula Backus, Jim Felbager, William Lee and David LeeOLD BUSINESS
Siemans Autocross: Rienout Vogt ran the autocross on September 3, 2000, where 16 drivers shared 13 cars. Drizzle in the morning produced a slick track, so there was lots of skidding and a good time was had by all. Overall winner was Barney Gaylord, second place went to Scott and Don Anderson. Jerry Goodman and his son won their class. This is the last autocross event of the year, see you next year.NEW BUSINESS
Donald M. Healey Rally: In this new event, which was run in conjunction with the BCU meet, 22 cars competed, of which MG's were the most numerous. While an MG did not win, we did make a good showing. That evening, a social gathering was held at the 44th Aero Squadron Restaurant overlooking Palwaukee Airport in Wheeling, Illinois. Approximately 100 people attended the dinner, of which a good number were from our club.
BCU Meet, DesPlaines, IL: Dave Bralich, our BCU representative, advised that inclement weather kept attendance down to approximately 730 cars at this year's BCU meet. Luckily, it did not rain at the event, which came off flawlessly. The show will be given again next year at the same location, on the same weekend. Steve Selan announced that we signed up 26 new members at the show, a new record for new membership.
Lands End Rally: Tom Josefek announced with great sadness the cancellation of the Lands End Rally scheduled for the weekend of September 22nd through the 24th. After lengthy preparation, with the rally route completed, as well as rally plaques being produced by Jeremy Selan, he was forced to cancel the event due to lack of interest on the part of the membership. Apparently, as of September 18, 2000 only four members had sent in responses for the rally, with an additional six members indicating they would probably also be attending. Due to the financial outlay required, it would not be economically feasible to run the event for only 10 members. The rally will be rescheduled for spring of 2001.
Halloween Rally: The annual Halloween rally is now scheduled for October 29, 2000. Further details will be found elsewhere in this issue of the Driveline. This will be the last driving event of the year.
Progressive Dinner: October 14, 2000 - Bill Mennell advised that this event will be canceled, since there did not appear to be significant interest on the part of the membership.
Indianapolis U.S. Grand Prix: September 23 through September 24, 2000. Bill Mennell advised that 12 members of the club would be attending this year's U.S. Grand Prix in Indianapolis, Indiana. A full report on same will be given at the next meeting.
Election of Officers: At the October 16, 2000 birthday meeting, nominations for club officers for the year 2001 will be taken. Steve Selan, Sharon Anderson and Diana Gonzales announced that they will not be running for re-election. Therefore, those offices will be open, and any interested party is encouraged to submit their name into nomination. Tom Josefek advised that he will be running for re-election but encouraged anyone interested to submit their name to run against him. Cake and champagne will be served at the birthday meeting.
NAMGBR Annual Meeting: Jake Snyder advised that the annual meeting, now scheduled for the weekend of October 28, 2000, will be hosted by our club at the Ramada O'Hare on Mannheim Road. The business meeting will be held on October 28, 2000 between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Ramada. All NAMGBR members are encouraged to attend.
Christmas Party: December 2, 2000 - Patsby's in Chicago Ridge, Illinois. We have a private room. Mark you calendars now. More information to follow.
50/50 Drawing: Won by Kelvin Palmer.
Meeting was adjourned at 10:00 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Sharon Anderson