Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline December 2010

Business Meeting Minutes
Third Monday, November 15, 2010

Victor L'Heureux Chicagoland MG Club
Monthly Meeting
– November 15, 2010

Attendance: 32 members and guests.

The monthly meeting was called to order at 8:02 pm by CMGC President, Dave Peterson.

Car projects:
Kyle Kruszewski remarked that he was able to correct the speedometer gearing assembly problem during the Tune-down session earlier this month.
Russ Mehaffey noted that he was in the process of overhauling his SU carburetors’ this winter.
Joel-Paul Brossard remarked that he was finishing up a 77 to 68 MGB conversion for his car. The work is almost complete.
Bob Evans noted that he was still working on the restoration project and is in need of a front fender and possibly a front quarter panel.

Past Events:
Halloween Rally – Fourteen cars participated in this annual event in the Barrington Hills area.

Tune-down/Chili Party - Dave Bralich noted that about 14 cars were serviced during this event. Barney Gaylord tested a number of cars’ batteries for voltage and Cold Cranking Amperes (CCA).

Upcoming Events:
See details in the Driveline or on the Website of the many events available for club members.

Community Service Project – 11/20 – Reinout Vogt noted that he is organizing a club event to assist the P.A.D.S. organization with winterizing personal vehicles. The idea is to provide oil change and basic maintenance for homeless folks’ vehicles. More details of this worthy project will be in the Driveline.

Cruise to the Rock – 11/25 – Ann & Jake Snyder are again organizing this annual event.

Holiday Party – 12/4 – Members wanting to participate can bring a $10 grab bag gift. The CMGC will provide a few door prizes.

Amtrak trip – 1/21 - Ann & Jake Snyder are again organizing this annual event. The plan this year is to take the Amtrak ‘Empire Builder’ to Milwaukee and take in the local sites including a tour of the Harley Davidson factory.

Swap Meet – 2/27 – Jim Evans noted that this event is in the planning stages. Vendors are being solicited.


New Business
CMGC storage locker – is being cleared out of unnecessary items. A 3’ x 5’ commercial-grade white dry-erase board/cork board is looking for a new home. Anyone wanting – or know of a group needing this item can contact Jim.
Swap Meet – Jim Evans noted that this event needs volunteers to help put on this event. A sign-up sheet was passed around to solicit help.
CMGC Staff elections – Nominations were made and accepted for the following positions:
President – Bill Reece
Vice President – Dino Perez
Treasurer – Ralph Arata
Secretary – Victor L’Heureux
A motion to close the nominations was made and accepted by voice vote of members present.

Staff Reports:
Regalia –George Phariss presented an overview of the ordering process for the Fieldhouse website. Fieldhouse specializes in soft goods with the CMGC logo. Additional MG novelty items can be purchased via the Triple-C website.
Library – Wilber Mennell noted that starting in January, a list of books and other materials available to members will be used for check-out. The physical library materials will not be displayed at the club meetings going forward.

50/50 Raffle Bill Cooper went home $15 richer after winning tonight’s raffle. A CMGC ball cap was awarded to Bill Reece.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted, Victor L’Heureux, CMGC Secretary

-- Victor L‘Heureux

Monthly Column of Driving Events

Since my last column, we had two more driving events. The Halloween Run was a beautiful day and you can read winners Barney and Teresa's report in this issue. The rally didn't start on time because the Rally Master was too late, yes, that was me. You must have heard people say that they forgot to set their clock as an excuse for being too late, right? Well, we set our clock a week too early. So when I left home for the Halloween Run, in Emma, at about 8:30 AM we had no idea that everybody would be waiting at the Caribou stating point. I have never done a Drivers Meeting, gave instructions to the check points staff, and started the 13 rally teams so quickly in my life. So quickly in fact that I totally forgot to make any photos, and therefore the report and the web site are blank. The next Sunday was also a great fall driving day, brisk but sunny. Cowboy Dave hosted another Fall Tune Down and Chili Party. The tune downs get more and more interesting ranging from bleeding
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