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Members and Guests present: John & Georgia Mitchell, Rodger & Jan Eddy, Larry Schick, John Imlay, Chris Cataldo, Bob Douglas, Howard Freedman, Bill Jabs, Dave Walmer, Bob Earls & Lisa Nowak and Larry Cox.


Director Bill Jabs called the meeting to order at 7:10 pm.


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


Treasurer’s Report:  Treasurer Howard Freedman reported a current balance of $9,998.77.  He said that there was still money yet to be paid out for this year’s September tour.  He added that all 2018 membership dues have been paid and the 2018 membership directory is currently at the printer.


 Sunshine Report:  Sunshine reporter Pat Cox was absent however John Imlay reported that George Choban is back to almost 100%.


Activities Reports: No report given


Tours Report:  John Imlay reported that the meeting place for the upcoming May 5th-6th Gilman tour to the Mid-Willamette Valley is at the Oswego Grill which is located at the intersection of I5 and 217 south of Portland.  The meeting time is 7:00 am on Saturday May 5th for a 7:30 departure.


Howard Freedman reported that the tour committee (Freedman, Eddy, Douglas & Potter) had just run the fall tour route to finalize all of the tour details.  He said that, as usual, the tour was over booked but that seems to always work its way out by September.  At present there are (22) cars and about (38) people signed up including the Hunts from Dallas, Texas and the Kosmatka’s from Detroit, Michigan.  Participants should expect the tour fee to be about $1,450 per couple.


Membership Report:  Bill Price was absent so there was no membership report given.


Newsletter Editor’s Report:  Newsletter editor Larry Schick reported that the Hood Release was at the printer and would be mailed out soon.  He said that the next issue will feature an article about Alex Haugland and his ’38 Bentley.

Larry also noted that his ’40 Cadillac will be shown on OPB in front of the Portland Art Museum – date currently unknown.


Old Business/New Business:  Bill Jabs informed us that any of our members who make purchases online from Amazon can elect a charity to receive a 2% donation of the value of each of their purchases.  He has that there is no cost to the purchaser and he has elected the Classic Car Club Museum.

John Imlay informed us that the Forest Grove Concours group has a new online sign up format that is terrible

He also warned against wearing jewelry of any kind while working on a car.  He recently shorted the battery to ground thru a bracelet that he was wearing and was burned badly.  Larry Cox told of another incident where a friend lost a finger because of shorting the battery to ground thru a ring that he was wearing.


Evening Program:  Dave Walmer told us about his 1957 Cadillac Fleetwood that he has been working on for years and expects to give a more detailed report of his progress along with photos at an upcoming meeting.

Dave went on to tell about two cars, a ’27 Chev phaeton and a ’29 Chev roadster that he recently bought at auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Dave also purchased a car hauling trailer someplace in the Midwest and was working at getting it all back to Portland.


Bill Jabs adjourned the meeting at 8:00 pm.