MINUTES OF MEETING
September 17, 2017
Call to Order: 2:00 PM by Nutmeg Chapter President Jonathan (Jon) Yeomans.
The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by our Club President. A total of 27 members and guests were in attendance. On behalf of the Club, Jon thanked Jack and Shirley Moccio for the invitation to hold the meeting at Jack’s Garage in Southwick. The Moccio’s hospitality was apparent in every aspect of the afternoon, from the autumn-themed mum and gourd table arrangements to the abundance of pizza selections, salads and desserts that they provided. Those present were invited to sign the Moccio’s guest book and to wander amongst the extensive collection of vehicles, RVs and Model T’s and Model A’s as well as to discover a varied array of vintage cars dating from 1912 – 1972. A Museum on the second level was also open to those wishing to browse.
A motion was made to accept the Secretary’s Report of the July 9, 2017 meeting as it appeared in the Newsletter. The motion was seconded and the members voted unanimously to approve the report.
Membership Report: Elizabeth Robertson will present the report at the November 12 Thanks-Giving dinner meeting.
Treasurer Report: Tom Bachand
This report covered the time period from May 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017.
The account balances were reflective of a great Brooklyn Show with good entrance fees and attendance. Also, Tom noted the additional income from payment of membership dues. He reported deposits and expenses and reminded members that the savings account functions as a back-up for the Show Account when the previous year income is negatively impacted by rainouts. The Show Account balance is kept at a set figure and funds above that set figure provide the charitable organization donations that the Nutmeg Chapter makes annually.
Discussion ensued with members’ questions raised about how Club funds could be used to support different Club events and menu options. Jonathan and Tom indicated that this year is the first year that the Club accounts have actually been in the black after expenses. However, all agreed that it is necessary to consider funding different events, encouraging members’ participation and involvement. After the November meeting and expense of the dinner and donations is reported, then further discussion will begin on the Board of Director level to consider several suggestions.
ATHS Nutmeg Chapter Steering Column Newsletter: Editor Don Arnauckas
The deadline for the next Newsletter will be September 28. Don asked that all articles, advertisements and
material be submitted by then. Also, he inquired if the National Dispatch was still being published as he
utilizes its new member listing to send the Nutmeg Chapter Newsletter. Jonathan will follow up.
- The November 12, 2017 Thanks-Giving Dinner at the Haul of Fame Museum, Canterbury CT.
- Matthews Catering is offering the same menu and service by wait staff with a slight increase in cost. A motion was made, seconded and the membership vote was unanimous to have the Club subsidize the dinner. That will keep the cost to members, spouses and guests at $20.00 each ticket.
- Business will include the following:
- Selections of charities. Requests and recommendations are accepted in advance. Call Jon.
- A Nominating Committee will be formed to look at the 2019-2021 Slate of Officer Candidates.
- The Brooklyn 2018 Truck Show featured truck. Nominations accepted in advance and from the floor.
- 2018 Meeting locations and further discussion of the Club covering food costs with the host. Should
something be included in the budget? Also, new ideas for bringing club awareness through social interaction was discussed. Jack gave examples of some other clubs’ activities. It was recommended that the Board of Directors discuss this prior to the November meeting and bring its recommendations to the membership then.
- Jonathan has announced that his final term in office will expire December 2018 and that he will not be available to continue as president of the Club. He will, however, work with keeping the social media aspect of the Club’s profile active online and on Face Book.
- Woodstock Fair: Harold noted that the increased turnout of Nutmeg Chapter trucks during the Fair was a good representation of and presence for the Club and the Fair.
- ATHS: The Wellington, a 1942 FJ Mack truck, long associated with the New England Chapters, has been sold and will be in the Haul of Fame by November. Members questioned the intention of the ATHS regarding use of the money brought in by the sale of the truck. Jonathan will contact ATHS and report back with the response.
- Peter announced that he knows of a 1941 Ford one ton pick up for sale. Parts are available in Peter’s collection if needed by anyone interested in this truck.
- Charlie Dainton has 2001 GMC cab parts, doors and trim, for sale.
50/50 Raffle Winner: Chico Aragi donated the 50/50 Raffle Winnings back to the Nutmeg Chapter.
Reminder: Every truck, every owner has a story waiting to be told ~ share those stories with Don for publication.
Also, all classified car or truck related advertisements are published in the Newsletter at no charge.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 2:45 PM.