Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline February 2015

  Monthly Meeting Minutes
January 19, 2015

Victor Lheureux

37 Members in attendance

Outgoing CMGC president George Phariss opened the meeting at 8:00 pm and asked for the election official Dave Bralich to announce the voting results. He noted that 77 ballots were received prior to the deadline. He further certified that the election was free and fair, and that there were no “hanging chads". New officers moved into their positions.

Guests and new members / Car Projects
Dino Perez and his MGB were ‘in the movies’ – or at least will be soon. Dino & car were filmed driving up and down Wacker Drive for an upcoming film named ‘Cowgirl’. Release date has not been announced so photos of this adventure in the making cannot be shown. Stay tuned.
Fred Baker (returning member) noted that he is currently working on replacing his slave cylinder.
Bill Cole brought in a bag full of MG Midget parts for anyone wanting them.
Jim Evans asked for assistance in determining the compatibility of 14x5J vs 14x5.5JJ wheels for a retrofit project.
Doug Clark replaced his master brake cylinder after a harrowing experience on the highway.
Steve Sparks received at Christmas a new top for his 1965 Midget and is looking for assistance in installing.
Jim Compton will soon replace the head gasket on his 1978 MGB and received some member advice on procedure.
Dave Ransom is getting ready to make one good car out of two he owns. Major project.

Guest Speaker
Longtime member Bob Simon shared a photo journey of his recent trip to the UK and car shows that he visited – primarily the Goodwood Festival of Speed. He enjoyed mingling with the legends of racing with superb food in the informal atmosphere of this exclusive event. He was able to walk around the world famous grounds taking-in views of spectacular new & vintage cars. Entertainment included an Air Show from the world famous Red Arrows.

Break/ 50:50 raffle – winner received $26

Meeting Business
MG Holiday party was critiqued. We will be going to the same facility next year and requested a few modifications to the venue.

Upcoming Driving/Social Event Schedule
January Amtrak trip to Pontiac Illinois, Jan 23-25
Swap Meet March 15, 3rd Sunday in March. Moved to this date so there is no conflict with the ever popular gun show and fewer Easter conflicts. Same location at the Du Page County Fair Grounds. A signup sheet was passed around for volunteers to help with the event.

Staff reports
Finance: Ralph Arata/Phil Wydra – budget is being finalized and will be presented at the February meeting.


Membership: Dave Novak/Victor L'Heureux – Currently at 268 members.
Library: Bill Mennell – a number of new books were donated and are available.
Regalia: George Phariss – no new update.
Driving Coordinator: Reinout Vogt – new Driving Events Calendar in progress and will be available next month.
Web Site: Barney Gaylord – no report
Driveline: Victor L'Heureux – newsletter is averaging 20 pages. New advertisers have been added.
Facebook: Kim Tonry – no report
Tech coordinator: Steve Skegg – no report

Next CMGC Meetings
February 16th - We will have our annual Business Meeting with reports from each of our staff positions telling us of their past accomplishments and their plans for the year 2015. We will also be presenting our club awards for 2014 - Looking forward to this event. The Nuffield Cup will be present and members can see and have their picture taken with this coveted trophy.
March 16th - John Twist of University Motors will be our guest speaker.
April 20th - tentatively set up a tech session with Steve Skegg.

With no further business to discuss, elected president Dave Novak closed the meeting at 9:52 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Victor L’Heureux
CMGC Secretary

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