Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline June 2015

  Monthly Meeting Minutes
May 18, 2015

Victor Lheureux

30 Members in attendance.

CMGC President Dave Novak opened the meeting at 8:01 pm.

Car Projects- Tom Webb is replacing the rear hubs on his MG Midget. Seth Jones is working on getting the instrument gauges working again on his MG Midget. Dean Hickenlooper is working on a transmission conversion for his MGB.

Guest Speaker – Tech Coordinator, Steve Skegg, gave a presentation on the ins and outs of waking a “Sleeping” MG, after a long, and chilly, winter.

Break & 50:50 raffle – Steve Sparks was the winner of $25.

Past Events
Car Clinic for Seniors -- Jim Vondran noted four CMGC members assisted in visual inspections of 59 cars owned by seniors. No major problems noted.
Spring Tune-Up – A great turnout for this years’ session at Don’s Auto Ade. 25 members changed oil, inspected undercarriage and made minor repairs on 20 MGs.
Spring BrunchReinout noted that 16 British cars participated in this event with good representation from both clubs.

Upcoming Driving/Social Event Schedule


May 31 -  Spring Chicken Rally – CMGC annual event sponsored by George & Jana Phariss.
June 7 - AHC/CMGC Autocross season starts with this event. There will be additional information in the June Driveline and during the weekly email.
June 7 - NAMGBR MG2015 convention in Niagara Falls. A small contingent of CMGC members are attending bringing with them the Nuffield Award trophy.
June 14 -  Land’s End Rally

Staff Reports
Finance - Treasurer Phil Wydra noted the club currently has $7,178 in checking and $9,328 in savings. Our expenses to date have exceeded our income for the past four months and the staff is working on solutions.
Membership – Secretary Victor L’Heureux reported the club membership increased again this month with two new members.

Other Business – There is now available to CMGC members an electronic version of the monthly newsletter Driveline. Members are requested to email their desire to receive in this version to You still will receive the printed copy via mail.

  No new business was presented for discussion. Meeting adjourned at 9:27 pm

Respectfully submitted,
Victor L’Heureux
CMGC Secretary

CMGC Regalia

Another new item has been added to our on line store at Fieldhouse. It is an Ivy League Hat or also known as a Cabby Hat. We also have visors available. Take a look!

If you find that we need to add some items to our own store, just let me know and I will try to get them added. I had a request for antenna flags and I am still working on that one. I hope you are getting your wardrobe ready for this years driving events as they are ready to start.

We also have Grill Badges and License Plate frames for your car and some hats available for your head. See George or Lisa Perez for one of these items.

As a reminder, our store address is You can also get there from our Club's web site, just follow the links.

-- ~~ George Phariss

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