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May 2019

The meeting was called to order at 19:03 by Jim Zocchi. After the welcoming the members present, Jim led the group in the reciting of the pledge of allegiance.

Club business: Treasurer’s report: No report was gives as the treasurer was out of town. Club member Ed Klint’s father is doing about the same but cannot walk. The Club wished him well.

Club merchandise report: Club logo stickers (for both inside a vehicle’s glass and outside) are available from Pete Park. Pete reported that he is working with a Graphic artist to complete a T shirt design. A request was made for a long sleeve denim type shirt to be produced.

Meeting topics: Future topics and presenters are always appreciated. At the June meeting Reuel Ipson will do a demonstration on tuning a vehicle with points (He was scheduled for the March meeting, but Vernon Stout did a presentation on the July 4th Military Outpost event.) A newsletter from the North Dakota club was passed around. Fort Douglas Museum report: Beau Burgess gave an in-depth report. Fort Douglas museum will host former museum director Ephraim Dixon. A walking tour will be scheduled during his visit. Beau indicated the military is interviewing as many WW II veterans as can be contacted. They are being interviewed and videotaped to preserve their war experiences. A copy of the record will be given to the family and a copy to the museum.

Events: Club members George Spargen and Doc will be going to the Fruitland, Idaho show in June and will do a report at the June meeting. Beau Burgess, Director of the Fort Douglas Museum, updated the group on the Fort Douglas Day event which will take place on 15 June, Saturday with a campout on the Friday night before. There will be parking for vehicle trailers, and participation by the Utah National Guard. The public will be attending from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The Guard will be bringing vehicles and maybe a climbing wall. Set up for vehicles will be between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM on Saturday. The Benson Sisters will be performing (a vocal group similar to the Andrew Sisters of the 1940s) and re-enactors will set up an encampment. WW2 veterans will be there as well to talk with the public.

Dave Vyke reported that plans are being made for the Friday night campout. There will be a potluck dinner on Friday night. Breakfast and lunch will be served to participants on Saturday at no charge. Please arrive early on Saturday so the vehicles and trailers can be placed.

Beau continued to say that the Museum will have an exhibit of silk articles made from the WW2 Manti parachute factory’s remnants. He also reviewed the calendar of events for both the Museum and the State. He asked that if anyone has additions to calendar to please let him know. Ephraim Dixon, the Museum curator prior to Beau will be in town. He was working for the Army in their Washington DC museum but has taken a new position with the National Park Service as the new Director of the Yosemite National Park. Club member Bruce Morgan asked Beau for information to give a local retirement home on possible museum tours. Bruce also reported that the Legacy House of South Jordan will be having a car show in August and would like to have MVs present. He will find out specific dated and will pass the info on to Pete Park. Bruce also reported that the Elon Bookstore in Salt Lake will be closing and has great deals on books.

Jeep part raffle: Jimmy Zocchi reported that the Club received a donation of new reproduction Jeep parts from Rory Grenier, a representative for Joes Motor Pool out of the UK. The parts will be raffled at Club meetings. Jimmy thanked Rory very much for the parts. A raffle for a Jeep pedal pad followed. All meeting attendees filled out a piece of paper with their name on it. The names were placed in a WW2 helmet and Beau Burgess drew a winner. The winner was Ed Schoenfeld.

Adjournment: Bob Boettcher moved to adjourn the meeting. Van Johnson (Doc) seconded the motion. All were in favor and the meeting was adjourned at 7:58 PM.