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Meeting Agenda

Date/Time: April 5, 2022; 7:10 PM
Meeting Location:   Brookfields Restaurant, Rancho Cordova
Presiding over Meeting:  Katie Owens                                   24 - Members in Attendance
Roll Call of Officers


President:  Katie Owens Pat Galvin acted as President


Vice-President:  Steve Rudy


Treasurer:  Katie Costanzo


Secretary:  Dave Underwood

New Member:                  None                                     Car:                                                       
Reading of the minutes from the last regular meeting held on March 1, 2022
Motion passed to approve the minutes: _X As posted in the April 2022 Oilspots
___ As posted on Web    ___As Corrected
Roll Call:
Appointed Positions


Editor:  Pat Galvin (and Kim Mercer)


Regalia:  Dale Nichols


Webmaster:  Ken Montgomery


Historian:  Bob Byers


Communications:  Mike Rapoza


Dixon Chair:  Jerry Costanzo


ACCC:  Ken Freese


Grand Pooh-Bah:  Rich Thomas

Parts Masters


Austin-Healey:  Jerry Costanzo


Jaguar:  Zack Rockwell


Morris/Allard:  vacant


Jensen-Healey:  Matthew Schug


MG:  Robert Rinker


Triumph:  Bob Byers


Rootes Group:  Chuck Baker


Morgan:  Tim Waller


Jensen Interceptor:  Ken Freese



Treasurer’s Report:  Katie Costanzo
Current cash status: 
Income and Expenses:  Expenditures were slightly higher than revenues due to the Car Show expenses, but the Club is still in the black!
Correspondence:  Steve Rudy
Ye Old Valve Clatter
Editors Report:  Pat Galvin and Kim Mercer
Still needing articles, please send in anything amusing.
Ongoing Business:

  • ACCC news – Ken Freese  
  • AB220 SMOG Exemption – Bill died.
  • AB2208 Fluorescent lamp: sale and distribution: prohibition – Referred to Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials Committee.
  • AB2350 Vehicle Air Pollution: Zero emission Aftermarket Conversion – Referred to transportation committee.
  • AB2496 Motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program expansion – Referred to Transportation Committee.
  • SB1079 Sound activated enforcement devices – Set for hearing.
  • SB1389 Low level traffic stops – Referred to Safety Committee.
  • Regalia Update – Deferred until next month.
  • Dixon Car Show May 22, 2022 Update – Jerry
    • Stuff it, May 20 at Dale and Carolyn Nichols
    • Set Up May 21 at the field
    • Show May 22 – Volunteer!!
    • Posters were passed out at the meeting.
    • 131 cars have signed up so far.
    • Food venders have signed up.

Old Business:

  • Spring Party on March 12 –Beni Feil reported:
    • Good place
    • Everyone had fun
    • Katie and Jerry Costanzo made a crossword puzzle translating English words to American
    • Zack Rockwell BBQ’d shrimp at Beni’s son’s house nearby.
  • Knights Foundry Tour –March 26 – Ken Freese
    • The weather was perfect
    • 13 British Cars attended
    • The tour was split into two groups due to size
    • Brochures were handed out
    • Ice Cream was enjoyed in Sutter Creek after
  • April Fools Rally – Saturday April 2 – Mike Hash and Mike Rapoza
    • 12 British Cars
    • Wheel of Fortune game, one person won a Mini Cooper (small version)
    • Circled the Town of Lincoln
    • Answer Sheets had much needless math, which turned out to be an April fool’s joke.
    • All had a great time.

New Business  

  • American River College Automotive visit – Wednesday, April 13  Postponed until May 4 at about 11:00am for lunch, then off to ARC.  Additional information will be coming - Pat and Steve R
  • Bridgeport Covered Bridge Drive – Saturday, April 23 – Costanzo’s:  We will meet at the Park and Ride (near the Sunsplash parking lot) on Taylor Road at 9:30am.  The group will leave promptly at 10:00am.  Lunch will be in Nevada City.  Please RSVP to katieinloomis@gmail.com
  • Western Railroad Museum Drive – Saturday May 7 – Rich Thomas:  The group will meet at the Whitey’s Jolly Kone located at 1300 Jefferson Bl in West Sacramento at 9:00am.  Then to the museum and train ride taking the ferry in Rio Vista.
  • Drive -In Movie Night - Wednesday June 8 – The Owens:  Tentative depending on the movie! Further discussion at the May meeting.
  • Old Sacramento Underground Tour – Saturday June 11 – Tony Pantoja:  Further discussion at the June meeting.
  • Story Winery with the MG Club – Saturday June 18 – Beni Feil:  Picnic at the winery followed by a drive.

Grand Poohbah
Mike Hash earned the honor of the Golden Chicken Award for running out of gas.  The Exalted One has extraordinary powers of observation that keep him informed.  In this case, the Grand One overheard a member accidently spill the beans.

For the Good of the Club

  • Beni received an email from Pat Reedy that Dennis is home from the hospital.  She says Pat likes emails and Facebook if you want to lift her spirits.
  • Warren Fox is back from the hospital for back surgery.
  • Beni asked if anyone has notified Mrs. Messinio that the charity is named after her husband Jim.
  • See Dave Underwood before or after the meetings if you ordered a badge and want to pick it up.

Next Meeting Date/Location:  Tuesday May 3, 2022 Brookfields Restaurant, Rancho Cordova, 7:00 PM
Meeting Adjourned at    7:46 PM
Respectfully submitted; Dave Underwood, UBSCC Secretary.


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