MEMBERSHIP MEETING MINUTES - March 7, 2019
CLASSIC CLUB OF AMERICA
Members and Guests present:
Howard Freedman, John Imlay, Larry Cox, Bill Price Matt
Hackney, Rodger & Janet Eddy, Bob Earls, Lisa Nowak,
Mona Marsh, Orville Krull, Chris Cataldo, Roy Asbahr,
Ray & Laura Foster, Robert & Franky Douglas, George
The meeting was called to order at 6:27
pm; by Larry Cox. He reminded all that the meeting now
starts a half hour early.
A motion was passed to dispense with reading last
month’s meeting minutes.
Treasurer Howard Freedman reported a gross bank
balance of $12,033.05 of which $2,300.00 is for the 2019
fall tour and roughly $1,250.00 from the Valentine's
Brunch leaving a bet balance of $9,633.05. Some members
have still not yet paid their 2019 dues.
Bill Jabs had eye surgery this week. He's swollen but
doing fine and is planning to be at the tech session on
Larry Cox discussed the Valentine's Brunch held on
February 17th. Where 34 people attended. Weather was
lousy and Bob Douglas was the only person to bring an
old car. Rodger also thanked Roy Asbahr for his
hospitality and the visit to his collection after the
Saturday, March 16th - Tech
session at Howard Freedman's garage presented by Larry
Cox which will focus on the ignition system, how it
works, how to troubleshoot and how to fix. It should
begin between 9:30 and 10AM. Howard also suggested we
videotape the session since it is very well done!
Non-club functions - the annual Portland Swap Meet will
be held at the Expo Center in April 5-8.
Saturday, April 13th - Garage tour. Howard said he would
reach out to Bob Ames to see if we could visit his
collection. Howard will also try to arrange lunch at
May 4-5 will be an overnight tour to Eugene/Springfield
area coordinated by George and Sylvia Potter. Larry read
the info George had sent with details of the tour. All
those who wish to attend should let the Potters know via
email so they can arrange rooms a the tour hotel.
May 11th. - Ladies Tea has been postponed until May 25th
- however that is Memorial Day weekend. Details to come.
Our July meeting will be an outdoor BBQ held at the End
of the Oregon trail Park in Oregon City. Matt Hackney
and Bill Price will be our chefs for the evening.
Details to come.
Larry Schick informed Larry Cox that he could not attend
tonight's meeting because it was his granddaughter's
birthday. The next issue of the Hood Release is about
half done. It will cover Brad Ispen's restoration
projects. Additional articles are always welcome!!
Howard asked that Larry Cox asked Larry Schick to
remember to update the calendar with all the events and
changes. Larry stated that doing the Hood Release was a
very difficult job and we are very lucky to have an
issue of such quality. Bob Douglas chimed in to say that
there's been a long history of others before Larry and
the publications has continually improved.
Howard indicated that the National will start passing on
the 3% that it is loosing by accepting credit cards for
membership dues. He also moved that we raise our
regional dues up from $40 to $45. The motion waas
seconded and passed.
Matt mentioned that next weekend is the Portland Hot Rod
show at the Expo Center.
This weekend is the Fab-Fifties at the WAAAM in Hood
River. He also mentioned Forest Grove this year will be
120 years of Packard, Mini and Bentley as feature
Online registration is now open for Forest Grove.
Roy asked about the National's decision to stop printing
some of its publications in order to save money. This
launched somewhat of a lively discussion about the
health of the club and ways to save it. Reduce printed
publications from 12 per year to 6 per year? Put all
publicationds on line? Raise Dues? Open up the field to
some post - 1948 cars to attract new members? Management
practices and facility issues were also dicussed..
Bob Earls brought a very interesting and entertaining
1936 Jam Handy video, which, while featuring Chevrolet
manufacturing was really about the benefits of the jobs
generated by the U.S. industry, the life they afforded,
and how lucky we are to be Americans.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 pm.