March 26, 2022 – NCFC SDC Minutes

The meeting was called to order by Derwood Thompson at 11:42 a.m. Derwood thanked the McCullen’s for hosting, especially Don who led a tour of his car collection, and Don & Donna’s daughter and son-in-law for the delicious meal. Thanks also to Donna for many delicious desserts and their grand daughter for all her help. With members and friends, there were over 50 in attendance.

Treasurer’s Report: We currently have $XX.XX in our account.

Martha gave a report on the Zone Meet. She talked to Tom Pinnel, president of the Avanti Club. They will be a happy to assist in any way they can but unfortunately, many of their club members do not come to Florida until October. Hopefully, there will be enough members to judge the Avanti Class. Tom recommended dividing the Avanti Class into 3 groups: 6A will be 1963 & 1964 Avantis, 6B will be 1965 – 1983 (the Newman Altman group with chrome bumpers) and 6C will be 1984 – 2006.  Tom will ask if any members have Avanti memorabilia to display on Friday night and he will give a short talk about Avantis if no one else volunteers.

Colonel Terry Brooks from the South Georgia Chapter contacted me and said they had voted to send $200 to help with costs. Carolyn Crall from the Big Bend Chapter also called and her club will be sending $200 to help with costs.

Danny worked on the Turning Wheels ad, list of Divisions and registration form. Martha received address labels for the South East Zone from Cornerstone. There are 1015 labels for the SE Zone. The ad for Turning Wheels will be in the June edition.

Martha bought 20 black, 1963 model Avantis to use as centerpieces on Friday night.

New Business: Our next meeting will be on April 23rd. Danny, Bussey & Stephen will host a Scavenger Hunt Drive. Their first attempt was scuttled because the drive to Crystal River was too long. Information on the meeting Time and place will be shared closer to the 23rd.

If anyone is interested in having a club shirt, they can give Wayne Tanner a white collared shirt and $10 and he will have the club logo and your name embroidered on the shirt.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:50.

The Redman’s won the 50/50 and $XX was added to our club account.

 



February 19, 2022 – NCFC SDC Minutes

The meeting was called to order by Derwood Thompson at 12:22 at the home of Stephen Cade.

Orva gave the Treasurer’s Report: The bank holding our money has changed names multiple times. It is now known as PNC. Orva ordered a new stamp and new checks to reflect the name change at a cost of $78. The balance in our account is now $XX.XX.

Bill & Cathy Foy invited folks to join them at the Oldies but Goodies Classic Car & Bike Show at the Crossroads Lodge in Lebanon Station on February 12th. It was the first in what is hoped to be an Annual Show. There were around 100 cars and 200 motorcycles. Our club won the trophy for the largest club in attendance with 12 Studebakers and 2 Chevys. 

Wayne Tanner said that if anyone is interested in wearing a club shirt, he will have our logo and your name stitched on a white collared shirt for $10. You provide the shirt.

Martha gave the Zone Meet report. The Meet will be held in Gainesville from September 23rd through September 25th and our theme will be “Celebrating the Sixties”. The meet hotel is Best Western Gateway Grand at 4200 NW 97th Blvd, 32606. The room rates are still $99 per night plus taxes and fees and reservations are open at 352-331-3336 or 877-464-2378. Mention “Studebaker Convention” for the discounted rate.

The banquet prices have gone up and due to inflation, we will be charging more for Registration, Judging and the Banquet. The club voted to charge $25 for Registration and $35 for late registration. Judging for the 1st vehicle will be $10 and $5 for each additional vehicle.

Our meet begins with a James Bond style Cocktail Party & Dinner at the Cade Museum on Friday night. We will have shuttle buses from the hotel to the Museum and back. We will not be able to begin set-up until 4 p.m., so we will need quite a few volunteers in order to be ready by 5:30. The Nick DeCarlis band will play jazz music. Danny, Martha & Bussey will meet with Celebrations and Dos Mamas before deciding who to hire to provide appetizers. Danny, Martha & Bussey will meet with Celebrations and Dos Mamas before deciding who to hire to provide appetizers. The meal will be catered by Cowboyz Bar-b-que. Don McCullen’s black Avanti will be on display and we will ask the Avanti Club if they have Avanti memorabilia to display and if any of their members would be interested in speaking briefly about the Avanti. We will encourage everyone to dress in 60’s cocktail party style.

Judging at the Concours will be on the 400 point system. We hope to have the Avanti Club judge Avantis. We will have 9 Divisions.  We discussed dividing the Avanti class into two groups – 6A 1963-1964 and 6B 1965 on. 

Also on Saturday, a picnic lunch will be served in a tent on the grounds to all who are registered for the meet. We hope to have a 60’s Studebaker station wagon on display. We discussed reducing the number of tables and chairs for the picnic to 10 tables and 100 chairs. At our last meet, we had seating for 190 but lunch will be a come and go as you please event, so seating for 100 should be plenty.

The Banquet will be preceded by Happy Hour. The Impostors will perform Beetles and other 60’s music.

We also decided that folks could visit Stephen Allen’s on Sunday to see the Cade Collection, buy parts and visit. We will provide coffee, orange juice and donuts.

Martha will bring sign up sheets to meetings later this year.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:59.

Donna McCullen won the 50/50 and $XX was added to our club account.