Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline November 2015

  Monthly Meeting Minutes
October 19, 2015

Victor Lheureux

30 Members in attendance

Car Projects-
Steve Sparks reported that he installed new thrust washers in his differential to get rid of the irritating ‘clunk’ when shifting into reverse. He is now trying to eliminate a sticky speedometer needle. Based on what was diagnosed the speedo itself may be the culprit.

Club officer nominations – Election of club officers will take place in December. To-date, the following incumbents have received a nomination for an additional term.
Dave Novak – President
Ray Hansen – Vice President
Victor L’Heureux – Secretary/Membership
Phil Wydra – Treasurer
Additional nominations can be presented via email to the or in person at the November club meeting.

Break - President Dave Novak noted that this month is the 39th anniversary of the CMGC and in celebration there is cake and champagne for all attendees.

50/50 Raffle
Jim Compton
won the drawing and allowed the $44 winnings to rollover until next month.

Past Events – (see articles in Driveline newsletter)
· October 11th – Lucas Memorial Rally

Upcoming Driving/Social Event Schedule
· November 1st – Halloween Rally
· November 8th – Fall Tune Down/Chili Party
· November 21st – Oil Change Day


Staff Reports
Finance – Phil Wydra reported funds are stable although low. Full report available from Phil.
Membership – Victor L’Heureux reported membership is up again this month with 5 new members.
Library – Bill Mennell noted there are a few new books in the library. The full list is on the club website.
Regalia – George Pharris noted that the new tee shirts w/pockets are in and will be stenciled with the club logo and available next month.

New Business
2016 Anniversary year – it was noted that next year will be the 40th year for the CMGC and 50th year for the VMGCCC.

Membership Dues – President Dave Novak noted the past few years have been a bit of a struggle for the club, financially. During the past few years, we've been spending a little bit more than we've been taking in. There are a lot of reasons for this imbalance. For example, membership has declined slightly the past few years, the yearly Swap Meet is not drawing nearly the crowds it once did which impacts our revenue, and Driveline postage and printing cost has been continually increasing. We have cut significantly back on the amount spent on printed material; we are giving up on the club locker, trying electronic delivery of the Driveline, and increasing email communications. The current club officers will be reviewing our financial situation again and provide a resolution next month.

No additional new business was presented for discussion. Meeting adjourned

Respectfully submitted,
Victor L’Heureux
CMGC Secretary

Welcome New Members!

The officers and members of the Chicagoland MG Club extend a cordial “MG Welcome” to the new member who has joined our club in recent months. We wish you “Safety Fast” and hope you will avail yourself of as many club activities as you can.

Andrew Mercaldo West Chicago IL MG Midget MkI
Sue Hansen Libertyville IL 1979 red MGB
James Czaplicki Bourbonnais IL 1980 yellow MGB 215 V8, 1973 red MGB, 1979 MGB project
Noel Tetrev Oak Park IL 1964 red MGB
David Potter Bourbonais IL 1974 MGB

Note: To any member whose name does not appear above, your application may have missed our deadline.

If you don’t see your name next month, call our Membership Chair, Victor L’Heureux at (847) 533-3912 to verify

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