Secretary - Katie Owens
Club bylaws require review and approval of the meeting minutes from the previous meeting. Please take the time to review the minutes so they can be voted on at the next general meeting.
Date/Time: April 04, 2017, 7 PM
Meeting Location: Mimi’s Café, 2029 Alta Arden Way, Sacramento
President: Pat Galvin 40 Members in Attendance
Roll Call of Officers
New Guest: April Halliday visiting today to see what the Club is about, and to let members know about her 1971 TR6 that she is selling.
New Guest: Steve Hill (past member) here with Tony Martinis
New Members: Mark and Kendall Porco. They have a Sprite, a Midget, and a Spitfire.
Reading of the minutes from the last regular meeting held on: March 07, 2017. Motion to approve minutes: The minutes were approved as posted in the Oilspots.
Treasurer’s Report: Katie Costanzo
The Club saw income from Show registrations this past month, regalia and River Cats tickets. Expenses were for the Show fees, donation to the Auto Museum, and the Farmhaus Breakfast and April Fools Rally events.
There is a strong balance for the Teddy Bear Fund, and in the general checking. Details available to members upon request.
Correspondence: Kim Mercer Kim passed around a flyer from So Cal Triumph, and a letter of thanks from the California Auto Museum for the Club donation of $1000. Dan spoke for the Museum saying that the money will be used for education of students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs learning about engines, and the pinewood derby activity.
Editors Report: Dave and Gretchen Underwood. No report. Not present.
Ongoing Business: ACCC – Carl Agnew. ACCC is monitoring SB1. There was an article in the Bee that the governor has said he will sign it if passed. The vote is this week. There was an amendment with a sliding scale fee structure. Now is the time to let your legislator know your thoughts on this bill.
April Fools’ Rally, Saturday April 1st, (Mike Rapoza and Mike Hash). Mike R reported that there were 20 cars and 38-39 attendees for this event. They drove around Folsom Lake and due to the large crowd, changed the final lunch to the Cliff House. The big winners from the Rally were Bill and Annabelle Pugh.
St. Paddie’s Day Parade, March 18th, (Mike Rapoza). Mike R reported that nine members’ cars were in the parade. We got a low number this year (14) so didn’t wait long to start. We went on to Swabbies for lunch; but a big crowd from two buses arrived which made getting a table and staying together a challenge. Rich Thomas had tables saved for the group but the busses made it so that we had to park down the road with a $ 5 fee for each car, so folks decided to pass on lunch. Poor Bonnie and Rich were left holding tables and wondering where everyone else was!
Car Show Audio System purchase (Ken Montgomery) deferred.
River Cats Game, Saturday April 8th, (Zack). Saturday’s weather is questionable for the event; so we will be rescheduled by the River Cats if we are rained out. If it stays dry we will meet at the Streets of London at 4:40 PM and in the gate at 5:00 PM. BBQ is from 6 to 8 PM. Tickets are still available: see Katie C with your money.
Switcheroo Run, Saturday April 22nd, (Ken Freese). We will leave at McDonalds in El Dorado Hills at 10:00 am. It will be a Le Mans start (Standing and run to your car!). Drivers will have 3x5 cards to write about your car’s special operating quirks, and maybe for comments from other drivers. The Run will be 100 -120 miles.
Good bye party for Ian and Kim, April 23rd (Katie Costanzo). The potluck party will start at 3:00 PM. Sign-up sheet is being passed around to let us know what you are bringing. The main dish will be provided. Soft drinks provided too; BYOB otherwise.
Bridgeport Run, May 7th, (Jerry Costanzo). This drive will go to the covered bridge on the Yuba River. There will be lunch at the end. Meet-up details soon.
Grapes of Wrath, June 10th, (Hashes). Not here to report.
Day Lily Run & Picnic Amador (June 24th, (Beni Feil) This will be a fun route to end up in Jackson at Theresa’s for dinner. If you offered to help Beni with the route, please contact her. Details about the event will be provided closer to that time.
Vice President Nominations (Kim Mercer resignation, fill by special election within 90 days). Steve Rudy has offered to serve. There have been no other nominations. If you have one, please let Pat know. There will be a vote at the next meeting.
Dixon All British Motoring Show: Jerry Costanzo. Show update and important dates:
Only 70 cars have preregistered so far; slightly less than usual for this time of year. Not many members have registered which may explain it. Save money and sign up early!
The trophy backs are not ready yet. Mac Sawhill will let us know. We will need two volunteers to prepare the trophies; let Jerry know if you are interested.
We still need volunteer for the Stuff It night when we prepare the packets for the entrants. It needs to be centrally located and fairly large to handle the work and the crowd. Rich Thomas volunteered their home but then Bonnie said it probably doesn’t have enough room.
On May 20th we will set up the field. We are planning a potluck for those who would like to stay. The meat will be provided; sign up for a side dish, salad or dessert.
Please volunteer to work on the day of the Show - May 21. There are still lots you can do to help.
Regalia: Beni Feil. New light weight polo shirts available for the Show. She has other items, including Club badges, here tonight. Beni has volunteers ready for the Regalia booth at the Show.
Grand Poo Bah: Rich Thomas. The Grand Poo Bah explained The Rules to new members; that the chicken award goes to members who need help from someone outside their car, at a Club event. There was some discussion at the meeting about the lending of tools at the Museum event. The Grand Poo Bah ruled to give this one a pass.
For the Good of the Club
Dan reported that the Museum has a Firemen display with old trucks from the 1920’s.
Beni shared that the Inside publication has an article about the Club Show.
Ian thanked the members, on behalf of himself and Kim, for the fun they have had and for all the friends they have made as members of the Club.
Next Meeting Date/Location: May 02, 2017 at 7 PM at Mimi’s Café, (Alta Arden), Sacramento.
Meeting Adjourned at 7:56 PM
Katie Owens, Secretary