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Members and Guests present:  Robert & Frankie Douglas, Howard & Evelyn Freedman, Rodger & Jan Eddy, John & Georgia Mitchell, Mona Marsh and Orville Crull, Bill & Mary Jabs, Chris Cataldo, Larry Schick, Bob Earls, Matt Hackney and Larry & Pat Cox.


Director Bill Jabs called the meeting to order at 7:20 pm and circulated signup sheets for both the spring and fall tours.


Secretary’s Report:  A motion was passed to dispense with reading last month’s meeting minutes.


Treasurer’s Report:  Treasurer Howard Freedman reported a gross treasury balance of $8,815.65 which when offset by $1,700 going for fall tour payments leaves a net balance of $7115.65.


Sunshine Report:  Evelyn Freedman reported that Ray Dunford is home and doing well but still using a walker.  She said that Bev Smith was not doing well.  Larry Cox reported that he and Pat visited Dennis & JoAnne Gillman.  Howard Freedman reported that Bob Newlands is doing well after his hernia operation.


Activities Report:  Bill Jabs said that the Ladies Tea on May 6th will start at Freedman’s garage where attendees will be chauffeured to the Clockwork Rose Tea Emporium in Beaverton.


Tours Report:  Bill Jabs explained that because of lack of interest, Oregon CCCA would not be joining the Mercedes Benz Club on May 20th – 21st for their Skamania Lodge/Hood River tour.

Bill reported that there are about twenty cars signed up for the April 29th – 30th overnight tour to the Mt Angel Abby, Silverton and the Oregon Gardens.  We will be joined by members of both the Cadillac and Packard clubs.  The tour departs from Willamette Falls Park at 9:00 am on Saturday the 20th.  Our room rate at the Oregon Gardens is $109 + tax which includes entry into the gardens.

Bill and Mary Jabs handed out brochures on Oregon Lavender Destinations and said that their yearly Eagle Creek Lavender Festival will be on June 24th and 25th from 10am to 4pm.

Howard Freedman gave an update on preparations for the Fall Tour and said that there are (21) cars entered.

Howard also reported on the annual CCCA Meeting that he attended in Reno from March 29th thru April 2nd.  He said that it was an action pact few days which included seeing three major car collections.


Newsletter Editor’s Report:  Larry Schick said that the spring edition of the Hood Release will be sent to Bill Jabs for review by the end of next week prior to printing.


Old Business / New Business:  Howard Freedman suggested that we support the Forest Grove Concours by sponsoring a trophy or car class in honor of Jerry Hanauska.  A motion was passed to provide sponsorship in the amount of $300.

Howard also suggested that we donate $500 to national CCCA to help with badly needed office hardware and software upgrades.  Our donation would be subject to a plan of action and time frame that is suitable to us.


Bill Jabs called on Rodger Eddy to tell the story about how he and Jan became owners of the Auburn Hotel in Auburn, Indiana.  Rodger proceeded by giving a fascinating detailed chronology which started in 1958 when they attended the third annual reunion of the ACD (Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg) club and stayed at the Auburn Hotel.  His story had far too many zigs and zags to recount here but Rodger and Jan still own the hotel and make the annual trek to Auburn for the annual ACD meet and fill the hotel rooms with enthusiastic attendees that cherish the yearly tradition.  Rodger says it is a good feeling to know that had they not bought the hotel it would have fallen to the wrecking ball decades ago.


Bill Jabs announced that next month’s meeting program would be “Getting to Know Matt Hackney”.  He adjourned the meeting at 8:40 pm.