Meeting Minutes | MG Classics of Jacksonville 

May 29, 2021

Meeting Convened: 11am

Total Attendance: 18

Number of MGs: 9

New Members: Paul & Caroline Hamill (1980 MGB, Russet Brown)

Returning Members: Johny Kirby (1977 MGB)

Guests: None

Location: The May Club meeting was held at Trout Creek Memorial Park & Marina in the open air on Saturday, May 29, 2021. The open air meeting was held to mitigate the potential to transmit the COVID virus.

The weather forecast called for afternoon temperatures of 90 Degrees. However, a cooling breeze wafted through the open sided pavilion and keep us comfortable.

The President welcomed new Members Paul & Caroline Hamill, and gave a mention of the fact that we hadn't had the pleasure of Johny Kirby's company since pre-COVID days.

Old Business

1. Information Update: Go to the MG Classics of Jacksonville Website Events Calendar and the Newsletter for current information updates. Name Badges, Club Patches*, and Club Car Badges may be purchased via the Website using your PayPal account, Credit Card, or a Personal Check. Note: We are unable to ship items so they must be picked up at a Club meeting or event.* New members are entitled to 2 free club patches with their membership.

2. Resource Directory: The Club Resource Directory continues to grow. The Directory lists various organizations and people who may be able to help you keep your MG roadworthy. We have added Bill Easter to the Directory following the recommendation of Jame Ranieri. Bill has resolved electrical issues for Dan Duke, is currently working on Lorraine Puzanskas's 1980 MGB, and scheduled to work on Fred Woller's MGA.

3. Cars and Coffee at Amelia Concours: Another Year has flown by and the delayed Cars & Coffee at Amelia has been and gone. For an overview of MG Classics of Jacksonville's entourage of MGs' at the event a brief article, impressive video, and a Photo Album may be accessed using the link on this Website Home page. The next Club newsletter will major on the event, and the Concours. We encourage more members to register their MG for Cars and Coffee Amelia 2022.

 

4. Club Meeting Locations: We continue to look for suitable alternative sites for future Club meetings as we have been informed that the Pavilion is likely to be removed sometime in the future. All members are requested to identify suitable alternatives that may be used and report them back to a Club Officer.

New Business

1. Event Activity: As we move into summer with its high temperatures and humidity the number of Car-centric events are starting to reduce. A few Cars & Coffee events in St. Augustine and Fleming Island remain on the Calendar. Unless COVID flares as an issue we expect a resurgence of activity in the Fall, including our local British Classic.

2. Event Trophy: Club Member Oscar Petree's 1953 MGTD won a Top Ten Trophy at the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Villages Chapter Car Show in May against tough competition from 90 Antique Cars. Oscar recently acquired his 1953 winning TD, well done.

3. Ice Cream Run: A suggestion was made to organize an Ice Cream run to Brewster's in St. Augustine on Highway 1. Keep your eye on the Events Calendar for details. 

 

4. Club Meeting Time: As ambient temperatures rise over the coming months a Motion was put to the meeting that the Meeting start time is brought forward to 10am. In this way we avoid afternoon temperature highs and potential afternoon thunder storms. The motion was passed unanimously. The June Meeting will start at 10am and run until Noon.

 

5. FCCC Cruisin' to the Creek Car Show: The Club will reserve parking spots so all participating members from MG the Club will be able to park together at the Show. By paying for a block of at least ten spots in advance we can reserve group parking on the Show Field. It was agreed that the Club will purchase ten spots and the participants refund the Club with their entry fee.

6. MG International 2021: Mark Spaulding and Richard and Kathy Gross will soon set out on an adventure to attend MG International 2021 to be held in Atlantic City, NJ from June 14 through 17. Club VP Mark Spaulding outlined the game plan to drive to the event. Mark will drive his 1970 MGB and Richard will trailer his 1971 MGB. The contingency plan; if Mark's B breaks down it will be hauled onto the trailer and Mark will drive Richard's B. Sounds a good plan. If both Bs' breakdown ......! Good luck Mark, Richards, and Kathy.

7. MOSS Open Day: MOSS Motors has cancelled their planned Open Day scheduled for June 5 due to concerns about COVID.

8. A Big Thank You to Jim Bak: Jim Bak gifted the Club a number of MG memorabilia items to raffle and raise money for the Club's reserve fund. Members will remember Jim as both a Club member, and who served three terms as President of the Club. Jim owned a MGC GT that was purchased by its new owner living in Australia. This is the fate of many MG's sold in the United States; shipped out of the US to new foreign owners. A MG is a sought after vehicle for foreign buyers who are willing to offer a higher price than domestic enthusiasts, and also absorb the cost of shipment. A big thanks to JIm who, sad to say, is no longer a MG owner. However, he does stay abreast with Club affairs by accessing the Website and Newsletters.

9. Articles for the Newsletter: Our Newsletter Editor, Fred Groenert, is always looking for stories, articles, tech tips etc. for our newsletter. If you have any such thing, please contact Fred

10. Raffle & 50/50:

  • 50/50 Drawing: Lorraine Puzanskas was the winner of the 50/50 and returned home with the $27 pot. She was so excited she left for home without her collapsible chair!

  • Part at Cost: Neil Nelson and Wayne Snook donated an “at cost” part from Moss Motors. Must be used within 30 days. Good for One item only. Winner - Fred Groenert.

Next Meeting

The June Meeting will be held at 

Trout Creek Memorial Park and Marina

Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021:

Time: 10am to Noon

Meeting adjourned at 1pm although groups hung around kicking tires and talking MGs and Club Stuff.

Submitted:             Approved:

Sybil Bradley         Bruce Sedelmeyer

Secretary               President.