3/15/99 Meeting Report
Hirsch, Diana Gonzales, and Steven Selan
called the meeting to order at 8:10 P.M with 45
members present, including Anders Newell and David Smith.
On a sad note
Diana Gonzales announced the death of the mother of Don Anderson
and grandmother of Scott Anderson. The officers and membership
of the Club extended their condolences to the entire Anderson
family and wished them strength and comfort in their time of sorrow.
Jim Evans announced another highly successful event with attendance
exceeding last year's. We had 834 spectators, 57 vendors taking
77 tables, and net proceeds of approximately $2200. Jim thanked
everyone who assisted in putting on this event and agreed to run
the event again next year. On behalf of the entire Club membership,
Jim was thanked for his efforts.
Club Secretary Steve Selan announced that we had signed up 25
new members at the Swap Meet, an all-time record. He also announced
that Club dues were due no later than April 15, 1999. Members
who do not pay their dues by that date will be dropped from the
roster and will not receive the May newsletter. Due to confusion
on the part of some members as to whether their dues had been
paid, the April newsletter will contain notification to each member
whose dues have not been paid that this is their last issue.
John MacLean announced the successful rebuild
of a transmission at Al Piemonte Ford
on March 6, 1999. Twelve members were present to assist in the
Jake and Ann Snyder announced that five couples attended the annual
Amtrak trip to St. Louis. Everyone who did attend indicated that
they had a thoroughly enjoyable trip. The Snyders also announced
that they attended the Twist's Technical Seminar, which consisted
of the rebuild of the gearbox. Likewise, this was very informative,
and they were glad they attended.
BCU Coordinator Dave Bralich indicated that the BCU is looking
for a new site to conduct the future British Car Festivals. It
appears that Oakton Community College has raised the price for
rental of the site to beyond what it thought to be reasonable.
While the 1999 Festival will be held at OCC, hopefully by the
year 2000 a new location will be found. Anyone having ideas or
location suggestions is free to contact David.
Reinout Vogt announced that the April 11,1999 Utica
Driving School is a must attend for anyone wishing to brush
up on their autocross skills. The Club will be renting a vehicle,
and it should be a totally enjoyable event since we will have
the track to ourselves for the entire day.
Reinout announced that a Pub Crawl
is tentatively scheduled for April 24, 1999. While the club does
not sanction or endorse this event, many members usually attend.
Additional information can be directly obtained from Reinout.
Party and Pizza Party:
This event is scheduled for April 18, 1999 at Mark's Goodyear
Check the Driveline for additional information.
This is scheduled for April 24, 1999 at LaFox. Additional information
will be in this month's issue of the Driveline. This will be a
very entertaining event conducted free of charge by LaFox, a well
known British car parts supplier in northern Illinois.
Curt Bork announced that the Club has now committed to order the
car badges, and we are in the process of doing the final design
work. If anyone in the Club has any background in graphic design,
please contact Curt. Currently a committee of Curt, Kim Tonry,
and Scott Anderson will be working on the design but could use
some additional professional help.
It was won by Tom Dyer and Tom Josefek.
Tom Josefek announced that plans are well under way for the Land's
End Rally. Money is now being accepted, and pre-registration
has started. The fee is $35.00 per car to include two meals for
two people. We are anticipating that this event will also include
members from other clubs, including the Jaguar Club, who have
committed to placing this on their roster. Be sure to book your
room early at the Don Q.
for the evening was conducted by David "Dino" Perez. Dino gave
a very interesting talk on sound systems, sound system upgrades,
and satellite navigation systems for your MG. Anyone interested
in obtaining additional information can contact Dino directly.
Dino is an expert in the installation of sound systems, alarm
systems, and navigation systems. His rates are quite reasonable,
and he does excellent work.