Chicagoland MG Club: Driveline December 2015

  Monthly Meeting Minutes
November 16, 2015

Victor Lheureux

39 Members in attendance

President David Novak opened the meeting at 8:02 pm and welcomed new members Pat & Bonnie Guest, owners of a 1974 red MGB from Valparaiso, IN. Also in attendance was Noel Tetrev owner of a 1964 red MGB from Oak Park, IL.

Car Projects
Matt Shemlock
reported that after working on his car at the Fall Tune-down he ran into problems on the way home. He turned on his headlights and the car died. Turns out the electronic ignition system installed in his car requires a certain voltage to operate. By turning on the headlights, the voltage dropped causing the ignition to fail.

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. No additional nominations were received. A ballot will be included in the December issue of Driveline.
Dave Novak – President
Ray Hanson – Vice President
Victor L’Heureux – Secretary/Membership
Phil Wydra – Treasurer

50/50 Raffle
Ann Snyder won the drawing and allowed the $74 winnings to rollover until next month.

Past Events – (see articles in Driveline newsletter)
· November 1st – Halloween Rally
· November 8th – Fall Tune Down/Chili Party

Upcoming Driving/Social Event Schedule
· November 21st – Oil Change Day
· November 26th – Cruise the Rock
· December 5th – Holiday Party


Save the Date
Diana Gonzales
noted that the North American Council of M.G. Registers announced that MG2016 will be held from June 13th-17th, in Louisville, Kentucky. The theme this year is ‘Maintaining the Breed’. Hotels will be announced soon. For more information, visit the website at:

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 2 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 available.

New Business
Membership Dues – President Dave Novak again noted the past few years have been a bit of a struggle for the club, financially. 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. After reviewing our club financial position, a modest increase in Membership dues of $5 will start in 2016. All members will receive the electronic version of the club newsletter eDrivline. For members requesting a printed copy of Driveline be sent via mail an additional $5 will be required to handle postage and publishing costs.

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.

Pat & Bonnie Guest Valparaiso, IN 1974-1/2 red MGB
J J Tapley Montgomery, IL 1974 blue MG Midget
Andrew Clark Chicago, IL 1971 blue MGB-GT

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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