9.20.99 MEETING REPORT
Steven Selan and Sharon Anderson called the meeting to order at
3:05 p.m. 47 members including three new members being present,
Robert Weir, Paul Ekhart, and Bob Krueger.
Ray Glorioso reported a huge turnout for the final summer party
including 65 members from our club. Everyone spoke nostalgically
about the event. CMGC members took home their fair share of the
trophies at the car show. Everyone appreciated the hard work put
on by the volunteers at the picnic. Club members Bill Hedrick and
Kim Tonry won first place in the Around the Lake Rally.
It was reported that Ed Kaler had only a small turnout with 9 people
attending this rescheduled event over the Labor Day weekend. Ml
who attended had a truly enjoyable day. The club wishes to thank
Ed for his hospitality in the true MG spirit.
David Bralich reported that the September 12th, BCU meet was another
highly successful event with over 780 cars having been registered
that day. The weather held until it rained in the late afternoon.
He thanked all of the volunteers who helped to put on the show with
a special thank you to Bill and Deb Mennell who worked the club
sign up tent, and for convincing 15 new enthusiasts to join our
club. This event will be held at the same location next year.
Curt Bork advised that the 100 defective grill-badges had been returned
and that the replacement badges should be available by the next
meeting on October 18. He is also taking orders for name tags.
Jim Evans advised that 35 couples have already signed up and that
most rooms are already spoken for. This will be our last traditional
Abingdon event since next year it will be combined with the late
Augnst Summer Party as "Abingdon 2000". Jim thanked Barney Gaylord
who will be setting up the autocross in downtown Abingdon. Jim will
be leading the traditional caravan leaving from his shop in Naperville
on Friday, October 1, 1999 at 9:30 a.m.
Reinout Vogt announced that the Autocross is now scheduled to begin
at 10:00 a.m. in the Siemens parking lot on October 17, 1999. The
facility is located North of the I-90 on Barrington Road. There
will be several practice runs followed by timed runs. Trophies will
be presented at the conclusion of the event. This event does count
towards the driver's championship.
David Bralich announced that plans are well underway for this major
event. The committee has been meeting every two weeks. We have already
received over 60 positive responses from the contact cards passed
out at Twists. We are still looking for volunteers to work on the
six committees which will be running the event. These committees
are as follows: (1) car show, (2) events, (3) location/hotel, (4)
registration, (5) Regalia, (6) Public relations & Advertising. Contact
Dave to volunteer.
November 14, 1999 at Jim Evans Merlin Muffler, Naperville, Illinois.
Be there or your car may not start in the Spring!!.
Was won by Steven Selan, who promptly spent all the money on his
Steve Hill graciously agreed to take over the position of newsletter
editor from Kelvin Palmer who will be stepping down. Everyone, especially
Kelvin, expressed relief that our fine publication will be in such
capable hands. The entire Club wishes to thank Kelvin for his fine
work and dedication over the past several years. Steve will have
big shoes to fill.
for New Club Officers:
Diana Gonzales announced that all Club offices will be up for election
in November. Nominations will be made at the Annual October Birthday
Meeting. If you wish to be nominated for an office, contact Club
Secretary, Steve Selan who will place your name in nomination.
Note: cake and
champagne will be served at the next meeting. Try to make it!!