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June 2019

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

Introduction of People and visitors: Club member Harley Jacobs introduced a future member, Richard Tucker who attended the meeting with his wife. Richard was there to get to know other members and sample what the Club is all about. Harley explained that he met Richard at a Ford Model A club meeting. The model A club is an active organization that meets every third Thursday of the month. Richard shared some of his experiences and currently owns a 1923 Model A roadster. The car was purchased as a finished and restored vehicle ready to cruising in. A few eyebrows were raised as he also owns a 1969 Chevelle. Richard served many years in the Utah National Guard and is very interested in purchasing a Jeep or other MV in the future. He asked all present to let him know if anything comes up for sale. Harley asked to add Mr. Tucker to the Club mailing roster so that he can receive the monthly newsletters. Richard gave his address and email to Dave Vuyk who will pass the info on to Pete Park.

2019 Lincoln Highway Convoy: Discussion continued regarding the 2019 Lincoln Highway military vehicle convoy which starts in Washington DC on August 31st and finishes in San Francisco, CA on September 16th. This year will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Army’s first military motor convoy to cross the United States. Go online to www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org for more information.

Autobahn Highway Problems: Additional information was discussed regarding the German Autobahn highway and the fact that some areas of the road have buckled due to this year’s European high heat.

Conneaut, Ohio Reenactment: Jim Zocchi shared travel information on the 2019 D Day Conneaut, Ohio living history reenactment event to be held August 16th and 17th. The annual WW2 Normandy amphibious reenactment takes place on the shores of Lake Erie and is one of the most realistic events held in the US. It features over 1800 reenactors, Higgins Boats and DUKWs landing on the Conneaut beach. Contact Jim Zocchi for more information.

Provo Freedom Fest July 4th Freedom Fest Parade: For those participating in the July 4Th Provo Freedom Parade please meet at 7:00 AM, 1050 North University Avenue. Be sure to arrive early to avoid the roads being shut down for the Fun Run.

Joe’s Motor Pool Drawing: A drawing was held to raffle off a set of Jeep spark plug wires. Club attendees submitted their names on scraps of paper and one name was drawn. And the winner was….. Jerald Jacobs. All present thanked Rory Grenier, a representative of Joe’s Motor Pool for the equipment donation.

Future Meeting Topics: Future meeting topics are always appreciated. Please contact Jim Zocchi or Pete Park.

Fort Douglas Museum report: Beau Burgess, Director of the Fort Douglas Museum, did not have calendar items for this month. He did ask for input on Fort Douglas Day and asked for suggestions of how to make next year’s event even better. Possibly the use of an air raid siren would spur more interest. Reuel Ipson suggested that a more fluid set up of the different areas would be helpful and evaluate how the public would move from one section to the next. Another suggestion was to have better notice on fire from larger artillery pieces. A discussion continued on the food that was provided by the Club and who was to be included in the Lunch. Dave Vuyk will discus next year’s Fort Douglas Day Lunch with the Club. One thought is to have the Club owned barbeque on site. The BBQ is large and can handle a volume of food. Another idea was to move the cooking area in the parking lot adjacent to the Club camp site. Beau said the food provided by the Club was both enjoyed and appreciated by all reenactors, volunteers and museum staff.

Adjournment: A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

Meeting Presentation: People in attendance moved outside to the front of the museum where Club member Reuel Ipson demonstrated how to tune an engine with a distributor and points. All thanked Reuel for passing his knowledge on to the group.