May 2, 2017 Whidbey Cruzers News

Meeting called to order by Pres Mike Harris.  40 members in attendance. Four guests:  Greg Link ('64 Impala and '99 Corvette); Bryan McConchie; Nora and Dan Daniel ('78 Fiat).

Members new vehicles:  '55 Chevy Belair - Pat Covello; '51 Chevy Business Coupe - Don Souza; '59 Ambulance - Barrett Taft.

Treasurer's Report - Gary Nienhuis:  Ended April Balance: $3977.

Membership Report:  Duane Dillard - There are now 105 members.

Sunshine Report:  Lana Dillard - sent Sympathy card to Brenda Ackley in memory of her husband, Bud, who was a Charter Member.  Bud's Celebration of Life will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Wallin Funeral Home. 

Social Report - Deanna Rogers - If you want to cruise, call Deanna and she will put it on the e-mail. 

Cruise Report - Harry and Mary Abbott plan to make the Route 66 Cruise.  Harry built a trailer for the journey.

Unfinished Business:Mike Harris will continue as Club President until year end.  Please pay your dues by the end of June.  The new dues are $30 per person, per year. 

The suggestion was made to suspend formal club meetings from December until April.  There is very poor attendance during the winter and more and more of the members are becoming snow-birds.  Members could still meet at San Remo and Island Pizza - for social time.  We can advise members via email for other events.  

A Nominating Committee will be formed in August with the Election for new officers to be held at the November meeting.  PLEASE CONSIDER BEING AN OFFICER OF THE CLUB.

We could also consider joining with the Rumblers or the Wise Guys.  

Jeremy Souza gave an update on the Cannonball race being held next month.  Military members enjoy the hot rodding.  It is held on back roads, high speed, autocross and is sold out. 

The need to be on Facebook was discussed.  Deanna put us on Facebook 2 months ago.  There are now 11 members on it.   

New Business: We need to start thinking about the Memorial Day parade.  We usually send 6-8 cars to drive dignitaries.  

Vice President Linda Haddon announced the Rendezvous will be August 5th, 2017 at Bruce and Judy Biddle's.  We will cater the event.  Members will pay $5 to attend.  They can bring guests, too. 

The Progressive Dinner is set for September 9th.  It will be held in the north end.  We have two volunteers for hosting already.  

Bring your ride to Bud Ackely's Service.  Meet at Flowers at 10AM to come together to the funeral home.  The same day is the Foothills Show and Shine in Burlington. 

Thursday, May 18th Cruise-In to Burgermaster in Burlington.  Depart Flowers at 5:00 PM.   Harbor Towers will hold it's annual Father's Day BBQ on Saturday, June 17th, from 11:30AM - 1PM. 

Congratulations to Barrett Taft for his Ambulance award in Walk of Honor Car Show during Holland Happening and to Jeremy Souza who won 3rd place.  A big Thank You to those who braved the weather to attend.   

Jeremy and Jeff Souza gave a top notch party at the Top Notch Auto Body for their dad, Don Souza.  

Jim Croft won $46 in the 50/50 raffle. 

Next Meeting will be June 6 at San Remo Restaurant. 

Respectfully submitted:  Linda Haddon for Ron Teker