Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline December 2014

    Monthly Meeting Minutes
November 17, 2014

David Novak

At 8:02 George gave the gavel an enthusiastic rap.

New Members: None Present

Car Projects:
Bill Mennell washed his car twice this year! Although he has some floor pan issues, and was looking for advice on fitment.
Dean Hickenlooper is restoring a Triumph, it’s painted and doors are on, and is now moving to the mechanicals. 1970 GT-6! He is having an issue with possibly a dead distributor.

John Kearns withdrew his name from consideration.
Secretary: No new nominations.
Treasurer: No new nominations.
Vice President: No new nominations.
President: No new nominations.

New-ish member Gerry Geraci gave a presentation about his time with his MGA on Wheeler Dealers.

50/50 Raffle: The winner is Gerry Geraci who won $20!

Christmas party: December 6th, in Lisle, at the Wheat Stack. Looks like a very nice venue, for a great evening. Please RSVP ASAP! We’ll be doing driving awards at the party, for both clubs.

Past Driving Events:
Halloween Rally: Last Sunday in November, with 23 cars, through the northern suburbs. Despite a “Courtesy Notice” from the Lake County Forest Preserve, the rally was a large success! Fall tune-down party: About 15 cars showed up, but the local sheriff didn’t show up this year. Despite that, oil changes were successfully done, and there were no “OH my gosh!” issues.
Westmont Car Show: Which included the first-ever Chicagoland MG Club Walking Rally!

Upcoming Events:


Cruise to the Rock, on Thanksgiving morning. The cruise is memory of the first automobile race held in the United States. Folks show up around 9-10 in the morning.
Amtrak trip Jan 23rd-25, 2015
Swap Meet: March 29th, 2015

Staff Reports
Up and running, and Driveline advertisers now have ads on the clubs homepage. It turns out about 80,000 people hit the webpage per month, and on average view about 4 pages each.
Finance: This month we’re at about break-even. Although we’ve had to move money to amongst accounts to keep from having to pay bank charges. New advertisers are coming on board, which help offset the costs of the club, and help prevent an increase in member dues.
Membership: 2 new members joined bringing the total to about 266 members.
Library: A couple of new books about the early races in the United States.
Regalia: Nothing on offer tonight, because Lisa and Dino couldn’t make it tonight.
Driving Events: The club is looking for somebody to organize the Spring Weekend tour, which has been the Secrets of Jo Davies tour. If interested, please contact an officer, or Reinout.
Roving Reporter: Barney is on his way to sunny, and warm, Florida.
Driveline: Articles are due Friday (the 21st)

Next meeting, is January 19th, so NO meeting in December.

No new business.
Meeting ended at 9:11PM.

Yours respectfully,
David Novak

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