September 4th Cruzer News Letter

            Sept 4th, 2018,   Whidbey Cruzer News Letter

Meeting called to order by Pres Fred.  All officers present.  42 members attending.  

1 new member, Mark Lucero with a 55 T-Bird.  Jim Jaeger bought a 67 Chevelle.  

VP John reviewed the Rendezvous which was a success and provided preliminary information on the upcoming Christmas Party scheduled for Dec 15th at the VFW.  The dinner will be catered with an open bar.  There will be live music for entertainment. There was discussion about having a Christmas tree which is not resolved as of yet.  

Treasurer Kathy:  Financial report was not available.  

Membership Duane: Reports that all but four members have received their new roster books and membership cards.  We now have 103 members.  Any changes to member info, please email to Duane.

Sunshine Lana: Sent Get Well cards to Ronald McDonald and Bob Cairns who are having some medical issues.  The Cruzers wish them a speedy recovery.  

Social Chmn Deanna: Some Cruzers will be camping at Miller Steelhead Park in Rockport, Sept 12th thru 19th. Everyone is invited to attend a fun day potluck on Saturday the 15th with the campers.  Come anytime, enjoy the park, bring a dish to share, beverages of choice, and an item for the BBQ if you like. It is about a 1 hour drive from Oak Harbor.  Bring chairs.  

Ladies and friends are invited to lunch at Secret Cove in Anacortes on Tuesday, Sept 11th.  It’s to celebrate July, August, & September birthdays – but all are invited.  We will carpool from Liberty Store Park & Ride, north of Oak Harbor at 11:00 am sharp.  

Auto Tech Ron: Informed the club that the first Avanti made is now on display at the LeMay Car Museum in Tacoma. Also talked about a setup for controlling the lock up torque converter on the 700R4 transmission if you do not have a computer ECM.  You can contact him for a diagram and list of parts. 

Pres Fred suggested that the club should visit the LeMay museum by renting a bus later this fall if there are enough interested cruzers to attend.   

Bill Morrow reported the election committee is making progress for a vice president.  

Car Show & Cruze News: Harvest Faire, Sunday, Sept 30th, 12:00 noon to 5pm at Greenbank Farms.  Just a Show & Shine –no awards.  There will be food vendors, art, music, pies, produce, and family fun.  Special roped-off are for your ride.  

Ed Hammond gave a report on the cruze to Leavenworth and on the 59 Diner being rebuilt. He also stated that he is installing a back up camera on his ride.  

Harry Abbott gave a report on the 0430am cruze to the Issaquah  XXX Restaurant where he received a trophy for his 55 Chevy.  Toby’s tire blew out by a tire dealer who did not  have a 15” tire replacement.  Toby was able to get his ride home with help.  

Jim Rairigh won the 50/50raffle.   

Next meeting Oct 2nd, 2018, at Oak Harbor VFW.  

Ron Teker Secy,rteker@comcast.net