Oct 3rd, 2017 Whidbey Cruzers News

         Next Meeting is Election Night!!

Only paid up members will be allowed to vote for a ticket of  President & Vice-President     Candidates are (1) Fred Benninghoff(P) & John Hawkes (VP)

   Candidates are  (2) Harry Gibson (P) & Jim Croft (VP)

Meeting called to order by President Mike.  39 members in attendance.

Recognized Guest: Tracy Calvert from Coupeville.

New  vehicles:  Cairns – 2017 Honda CRV / Kastler-2017 Subaru / Parhaniemi-2011 Mercedes.

Vice President Linda. Thanked all those involved with the Progressive Dinner. 

The Old Fashion Christmas Party & Officer installation is set for Dec 16th,  At the Nordic Lodge, 63 Jacobs Road, south of Coupeville.  No host cocktails at 5pm & dinner at 6:30pm which will be catered.  Tickets are available now - $25 member & $40 non-member.  Members are requested to bring an ornament for the tree which will be decorated at the event.  Club will supply beer, wine, & mixer.  There will be no bartender so BYOB for hard stuff.  Casual attire OK.  (Not what youse wear to bed!)   Entertainmentprovided. 

Treasurer's Report Gary:  Sept ending balance = $5941.

Secretary Ron & Social Chmn Deanna: No report. 

Membership Chmn Duane:  Currently have 104 members who are paid up for the 2017-2018 year.  Roster book addemdum for the current book was distributed at the meeting.  (One point off for spelling!)

Sunshine Lana: Sent card to Chuck Jaeger who is under the weather.

Upcoming Cruises: Dinner Cruise to Bakerview Restaurant (CPO Club) Oak Harbor Oct 13th 5-7pm.

Monroe Swap Meet Oct 7& 8th.

Update to “Back to the Drive In”.  Due to a discomflaguaration at the Alaska Fed gathering of too many cars,  Pres Mike took action and presented the wayward trophies to Ed Hammond for his 67 Buick and to Herb Terrill for his 32 Roadster. 

Old Business:  The Board has clarified that “a Life Member is the spouse of a deceased CHARTER MEMBER”.

There was no motion to change the by-laws with regards to the idea of suspending or limiting monthly general meetings, business as usual – no change for the upcoming winter months. 

More News:  Fred and Jim are looking for volunteers for the annual Halloween free candy distribution to the local kids on Oct 31st starting at 4pm in the Ace Hardware parking lot. 

Tech Note: Ethanol (E-10 gas) should not be stored more than 30 days in any vehicle or small engine application (chain saw, outboard, etc) as phase separation will occur and the water in the tank will go to the bottom and eventually harm the engine.  Ethanol is hygroscopic (will absorb water), and is an excellent solvent (dissolves materials – such as plastic, rubber fiberglass and more).  Due to ethanol's affinity for water, phase separation and water contamination occurs very quickly.   It is very bad stuff.  

Jim Croft won the 50/50 draw. 

Next Meeting will be Nov 7th atVFW Post 7392, at 3037 North Goldie Road. 

Ron Teker, Secretary,  rteker@comcast.net