July 3rd, 2018 Whidbey Cruzers News

July 3, 2018 Whidbey Cruzers Newsletter

Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM by President Fred Benninghoff. Secretary Ron Teker was absent.

There were no changes or corrections to the Minutes.

39 members and spouses were present.  There were no new members.

There were no visitors introduced.

New cars – Jim Palmer has a new ’66 Chevy.  Colleen Parhaniemi has two new vehicles, a 2011 Mercedes and a 1949 Morris Minor convertible, according to Rudy.

Treasurer’s report - Ending bank balance for June was $6,178.64.

Membership report – Tonight is the last chance to pay your dues and get included in the new roster book.  Any members who have changes in their page content must email them to Duane immediately.

As of tonight, we have 90 paid-up members.

Car Show report – Mike reported on three recent car shows:

          (6/30)  Cool Bayview Nights – trophies were won by Cruzers Rollin, Mel and Toby. Hooray for them! (Note: Process of selecting winners was done in a capricious, disorganized fashion. Some folks were disappointed by this.)

          (6/24)  Twin City Idlers/Stanwood – Don Souza, Mel, and Willie won awards.  Hooray for them!

          (6/17)  Harbor Towers – Fathers’ Day show had 16 cars.  HT had not planned food for more than had signed up.  In the future, SIGN UP!

Upcoming car shows include: (contact Mike Harris for details)

          (7/6) San Juan Bowling Lanes, Anacortes; Leave Flowers at 4:30

          (7/14) Careage

          (7/22) Viet Nam Vets show, Bellingham $15 entry. Mike will leave                         Flowers at 8:00 AM to caravan

          (August) Show in La Conner (date?)

          (8/18)       Show in Concrete

          (9/21) Alaska Federal Credit Union, MUST RSVP to participate.

Mike asked if anyone was interested in going to Burgermaster in MV on 7/19 or 7/20; he wanted feedback.  No one spoke up with interest.

Sunshine report – Lana reported that Ron Teker is in a rehab facility in Anacortes being treated for a persistent infection.  He is open to and appreciates calls on his cell phone at 360-320-8857, or visitors.

Social report – Deanna reported no recent parties, except Lloyd Williams’s 80th Birthday Party/Celebration of Life on June 9th, which was very well-attended.  Alma thanked everyone for coming and for bringing all the beautiful rides!

On 7/25 – Bill Morrow will lead a cruise to Nutty’s Junkyard Grill in Arlington. Leave Flowers at 11:00 to cruise for lunch! Contact Bill to sign up or for more information.  This one sounds like fun!

BIRTHDAY PARTY for July babies at Island Pizza at 5:00 PM on 7/27.

RENDEZVOUS on 7/15! – John Hawkes is selling tickets until JULY 7.

The cost is $10 for members, $20 for non-members. The event starts at 12:00 Noon at Rocky Point recreational area.

Menu includes: Memphis pulled port, cherry smoked chicken, BBQ beans, Make-a-Believer Coleslaw, Potato Salad, rolls, butter and BBQ sauce by Double Barrel BBQ. Alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks provided.

 John asked for feedback on type of beer.  No one seemed to be particular about the brand!

John also asked for volunteers for setup and cleanup.

So far, there are 37 tickets sold so there are plenty more available.

New Business (or Old?) – Ed Hammond reported on the resurrection of the 59er Diner, which was destroyed by fire some time ago.  The new diner is in the process of being built in Atlanta, Georgia! It will travel to its home near Leavenworth in pieces, by truck.  The owner wants the Whidbey Cruzers to accompany the new diner at its arrival which will be around 8/1. Cruzer pictures will be on display in the new diner.  The diner is 148 miles from Oak Harbor, so an overnight cruise will be shaping up to welcome the diner when it returns to its home. 

RAFFLE WINNERS tonight included:

          Gary Nienhuis, Don Bierce, Bob Cairns (twice!), Bruce Beamer, Archie Lillis, Rollin Whited, Jim Rairigh, and Mel Rogers, who won MARILYN MONROE! Money winner and next month’s bucket dude is Fred Bronson!!!!