Minutes – February 8, 2020 – Fort Sumter

The meeting was called to order at the Sumter Swap Meet & Winter Extravaganza by Derwood Thompson at 11:33 a.m. There were 39 members and friends present at the event and 13 Studebakers.

Derwood thanked the Redman family for arranging this event.

There was no old business.

Stephen thanked the Osborn’s again for arranging our weekend at Weeki Wachee in January and mentioned that he is friends with one of the original mermaids. Mary Fletcher was 16 years old when she joined the Weeki Wachee team in 1947 and she is the only remaining mermaid from her team of ten. She still practices real estate in Gainesville.

New Business:

Martha went over the calendar of events for March through June.

Official Events –

March 14: Stephen Allen’s Polebarn in Newberry

April 18: 4th Annual Great Gainesville Car Show

May 16: Orlando (Scarabino’s host)

June: Sarasota Classic Car Museum (Larry McDaniel’s hosts) date TBA

Unofficial Events –

March 21: Hot Rods for Heroes, 3rd Annual Car & Bike Show in Oviedo. This event is to raise money for Honor Flights and to honor our Nation’s Veterans

April 25: Lake Helen Car Show. This is near Deland. There will be food, music, a Farmer’s Market and cash prizes. Last year there were 318 cars. This is the largest car show in central Florida. The cost is $15 for pre-registration or $20 to register on show day. Contact John Meinelt for any questions.

International Meet –

Bill Van Alstyne gave us an update on the International Meet in Chattanooga (August 5 – 6).

Online registration is now open. You can find the registration form at the SDC website or the SDC Forum

Although the meet starts on Wednesday, there is an unofficial event on Tuesday night. “Test & Tune” will take place and participants can drive on the race track.

Vendors will also be allowed to set up and sell parts on Tuesday.

There will be a Banquet this year. It will be on Friday night.

Cash donations and door prizes are still needed.

Wayne reminded everyone that we should wear our white club shirts for all SDC events. If you do not have one, bring a white shirt to any meeting and for $5, Wayne will have the club logo embroidered on the shirt.

Jeff Rice is still working on formatting for the newsletter and will send one out soon.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:50 a.m.

John Meinelt won the 50/50 and $36 was added to the club bank account.