7.19.99 MEETING REPORT
Maynard Hirsch, Diana Gonzales, Steven Selan and
Sharon Anderson called the meeting to order at 8:05 p.m. 45 members
and one guest were present. Also present were new members Nick Jacobs, Pam Hanson and H. Green all attending their first meeting.
MG Grand Tour Trophy:
Don Anderson displayed the Chicagoland MG Cup traveling trophy that will be awarded at this year's endurance rally to be run as part of Twist's Summer Party, August 19th through 20th. This award, courtesy of our Club, will be inscribed with the names of the winners past and present and will be handed down in the future when our Club takes over sponsorship of the rally. The trophy was quite handsome and will be sought after by the participants.
Summer Party 2000:
The sub-committee, organized to investigate the possibility of the Club taking over the Twist Summer Party, met and gave its recommendations to the Board of Directors. Jim Evans presented the Committee's position that the Club should attempt to coordinate the Summer Party with the Annual Abingdon Weekend combining both events on the traditional third weekend of August. Maynard Hirsch, Club President announced that the club had authorized $2,500.00 for initial expenses to organize and advertise the year 2000 event. Maynard also advised that several members had voiced concern regarding combining both events and suspending the traditional late fall get together. He has promised to explore an alternative site for that traditional event. We are looking for someone to take over and organize this late Fall get together. If you are interested, please contact Maynard.
Twist's Summer Party, August 20-22:
Diana Gonzales advised that we are still looking for volunteers to help work the picnic at Twist's August 21st. Call Diana if you wish to help. Maynard will organize the car caravans going up to Twistís. Contact him for further info.
Curt Bork advised that 100 grill-badges had been ordered. They will be available by mid August, if you have ordered one and not paid contact Curt immediately. We have extras so if you wish to order a badge they are $22.00 plus postage if you want it mailed.
Road America Camping Trip:
July 23rd- July 25th; Jake & Ann Snyder announced that the camp site was now sold out with over 32 members having paid for spots. Next year we are anticipating a larger crowd and we will attempt to rent a bigger camp site. Plan on attending this annual event if at all possible. Several members at the meeting who had attended in the past conveyed their enthusiasm to the membership as they recalled watching the vintage race cars negotiate the track.
Lucas Night Rally:
Reinout Vogt advised that Dave Tucker has outdone himself in preparing for what promises to be his best Night Rally to date. Now scheduled for August 7th, with drivers meeting call for 6:30 p.m., he is expecting a large turnout. Like last year the Miata Club has been invited. Hopefully, by the end of the night we will have taught them a lesson on how to run a rally.
British Car Union:
David Bralich, club representative to the BCU advised that our Club has volunteered to run traffic control for the September 12th event. We still need volunteers to work with David, please contact him directly at (630) 289-7915. We also need at least two volunteers to work tile club table and sign up new members. Club Secretary, Steven M. Selan will not be available that date. Please contact him at the next meeting if you can work a table. Traditionally, we sign up at least 10 to 15 new members at the BCU event.
Just Brits BBQ and Pool Party:
Ed Kaler graciously announced that the pool party at his house has now been rescheduled for Labor Day weekend on Sunday, September 5th beginning at 12:00 noon and concluding at ?. Ed is providing food and drink as well as use of his facilities, located at 5624 South Washington, Hinsdale, phone number (630)
325-6113. The club officers and members sincerely thank Ed and his wife for their generosity and hospitality. Be sure to attend if you can and bring your swim suits.
Jim Evans advised the members that the last traditional Abingdon event will be conducted on October 1st though die 3rd at the usual location, Jumers Hotel in Galesburg, Illinois. The cost will be $35.00 per person which includes dinner for two nights plus all the beer, wine and soda you can drink. If you have ever wanted to attend this low key get together this could be your last chance. Contact Jim for further info.
NAMGBR Convention, Vancouver:
Shirley Goebbert and Diana Gonzales both spoke highly of the well run North American MGB Register Convention they attended in Vancouver, British Columbia, during the week of June 14th through 18th. There were approximately 170 cars at the meet. The scenery was spectacular, especially the view from Mt. Whisler. The Goebbert's and Gonzales's drove 5,300 miles in total to attend this convention. They deserve the congratulations of all of us for representing us so well at the National event. Next year's event is scheduled for Cleveland, Ohio which is clearly a lot closer so we expect everyone to attend!