MEMBERSHIP MEETING MINUTES –
May 5, 2022 (Cinco de Mayo!)
OREGON REGION CLASSIC CAR CLUB OF
PACKARDS OF OREGON
John Imlay, Bill Jabs, Larry and Pat Cox, Chris Cataldo,
Howard Freedman, Sharon and Paul Lawson, Matt Hackney,
Joe Munsch, Monte and Elaine Glud, Bob and Frankie
Douglas, Mona Marsh and Orv Krull
The meeting was called to order
at 7:02PM by Bill Jabs.
Report: A motion was passed to dispense with the
reading of the minutes from the last meeting.
Report: Treasurer’s reports for both clubs were
Howard will send info
Club treasuries are
very close in amount.
Larry indicated that George
Choban was seen upright and eating in a wheelchair, but
is still in rough shape.
Matt related that his brother
had taken his own life recently.
Larry also informed us that
Roy Asbahr’s daughter had passed away recently.
Howard added that she
had been ill for some time.
has sent a card from both clubs to the Asbahrs.
John I. talked about the May
21/22 tour to Eugene.
The departure time may
be adjusted due to the length of the trip.
John will run the
route in advance to make sure we’re good.
All told, about 45
people are signed up from the tour with 16-18 driving
down from Portland.
John also spoke briefly about
the Packard Club Western Regions tour May 18-21 which
Joe Munsch will be attending.
Bill spoke about the
Strawberry Social coming up on June 12th at
Howard and Bob Douglas
will handle the berries and ice cream.
John will confirm with
Dave Charvet whether we need to supply tables and
John spoke some about the
Forest Grove Concours coming up on July 17th.
Matt indicated that
you although they have online registration, you can
register on paper as well.
He also stated there
is no “fee” to register for Forest Grove, but a donation
The website has the
In addition, there is
the tour the day before on the 16th and a
concert on Friday night the 15th at Elk Cove
winery limited to 100 cars.
Both clubs have
donated money and the Packard club will have a corral.
Bill spoke about the Lake
Oswego car show being back on this year.
Registration is open.
We do not know if
there will be a Classic Car focus this year.
Joe added that the
Quinton-Cox tour will be the day before as well.
We may organize
something as far as all going in together.
Howard indicated that sadly,
Richard Petrosino has a conflict and will not be
attending the September tour.
The tour is still
overbooked and Sylvia is working to adjust hotel rooms.
Howard indicated that the
September tour is very overbooked.
We may have to “thin
the herd” since he’s not sure additional accommodations
can be had.
Bill indicated that both the
Hood Release and Oregon Clipper are out and they look
Thanks to Dave Charvet
and Joe Santana!!
Howard stated that 6V Optima
batteries are now very hard to get and the price is now
So, take care of your
batteries to make them last.
Our supplier has 140
on back order.
Herschel McGriff has been
inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
He is currently on a
1,500 mile motorcycle tour at age 94!!
Paul Lawson asked if it was
our practice to send thank you cards after events to
those that hosted them – such as Tom Clarey for example.
Larry indicated that
we are now doing that and he has sent a card to Doug
Pollock of SMS Auto Fabrics on behalf of both clubs.
He will continue to do
so after events.
Bill asked for a volunteer to
do our June program – nobody responded, however, Paul
Lawson volunteered to do July.
Hoard brought a video –
“Packard: An American Classic Car”
It was great, but
there were some technical difficulties.
The meeting was
adjourned at 8:19 pm.