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  Chicagoland MG Club:Club Info

2/15/99 Meeting Report

Maynard Hirsch, Diana Gonzales, Steven Selan and Sharon Anderson called the meeting to order at 8:10P.M with 36 members in attendance.


Business Meeting:
The Annual Business Meeting and Awards Banquet conducted on February 7, 1999 was well attended. A State of the Club presentation was made by the Club President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, following which drivers' awards were presented.


Driving School:
Reinout Vogt will run the Driving School at Utica, Illinois on April 11, 1999. Look for further information in the Driveline or on the website. It is rumored that the Club will be attempting to rent a high-tech sports car for use by the members on the track.

Tune Up Party:
The Annual Tune Up Party will be conducted on April 18, 1999 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 P.M. at Mark’s Goodyear in Darien, Illinois. Check the Driveline for exact location. Following the Tune Up Party there will be a pizza fest at Pappa Passaro between 2:00 P.M. and 4 PM. The restaurant is located on Cass Avenue in Darien. Be sure to check the Driveline for the exact location.

Swap Meet:
On February 28, 1999 the all-British car Swap Meet and Jumble will be conducted at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, Illinois. The event will run between 8:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. We expect a major turnout, and Jim Evans is still looking for help in running the event.

Summer Party:
John Twist's Annual Summer Party, run through University Motors in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is now scheduled between August 20 and August 22, 1999. Diana Gonzales is seeking a picnic committee to arrange for food and drink for Club members at this event. In the absence of volunteers, we will not have any facilities available at the event. Please contact Diana if you wish to participate.

Christmas Party:
Diana has also announced that we will need a Christmas Party committee to run and arrange this year's Christmas Party now scheduled for December 4, 1999. Likewise, if there are no volunteers, the Club will have no party this year. Please contact Diana as soon as possible since reservations have to be booked within the next 60 days.

Curt Bork has indicated that the Club will be ordering enamel grill badges at a projected cost of $22 each. The minimum order necessary is 50 badges, but we anticipate ordering between 75 and 100. Please contact Curt if you are interested in ordering a badge. Currently we have commitments from approximately 30 members.

British Car Union:
Dave Bralich, Club rep to the BCU, has announced that there will be an increase to $15.00 this year for attendance at the Sept 12, 1999 Car Festival in Des Plaines, Illinois. The Club has committed to providing volunteers for traffic control. Please contact Dave if you are available. Please note that the event this year falls on the Jewish High Holiday so your Club Secretary Steve Selan will not be attending. We need a volunteer to work the booth to sign up new members. Normally we pick up at least 15 new members at this event, so it is important that we have someone there all day.

Land's End Rally:
Tom Josefek announced that the Land's End Rally will be scheduled to run June 12 through 13, 1999. It will be a longer rally of 240 miles. Registration will start in March for a fee of $35.00 per car that will include two meals for two people. The event will terminate at the Don Q Motel in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Reservations for rooms should be made promptly, and more information will be available in the next issue of the Driveline.

Club dues are due by April 1, 1999 following which date members who have not paid will be dropped from the roster.

St. Louis Endurance Rally:
Bill Hedrick and Kim Tonry announced that the St. Louis Endurance Rally will be run again this year between March 20 and March 21, 1999. You can contact them for additional information.

Tech Session:
March 6, 1999 a Tech Session will be conducted at Al Piemonte Ford to be run by John MacLean and Dennis Trowbridge. This promises to be an interesting event at which time a four-speed transmission will be rebuilt.

Progressive Dinner:
Pam Hirsch and Deb Mennell are interested in hosting a Progressive Dinner for Club members sometime in September of this year. They anticipate four to five different homes will be visited. If you are interested in being a host, contact either Pam or Deb.

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