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April 2021

Call to order: As Club President Jim Zocchi was out of town attending the MVCC spring swap meet, the meeting was called to order at 1906 hrs. by Club Vice President, Bob Boettcher. After the welcome, he led the group in the reciting of the pledge of allegiance.

Introduction of people present and guests: Bob Boettcher introduced his son who was present.

Treasurer’s report: No report was given.

Events schedule: Bob Boettcher asked if a date has been set for the October Club swap meet and steak fry and coordinated with the Museum. At the May meeting, a date will be discussed for both the steak fry and Christmas party. Bruce Morgan reported that he has been working with the Magna VFW for a possible event. Discussion continued regarding a half-day tour of the historic Wendover Airfield on July 17th.

Richard Tucker shared a story on his recent acquisition of an MV where he traveled to Washington State to pick up a 1950s Jeep. He took his time getting there and spread the trip over the course of two days. On the second day he picked up the vehicle and was so excited he drove straight back home to Provo arriving at 4:00 in the morning. Discussion continued regarding how to correct play in the steering wheel of the Jeep

Dave Vuyk reported that May 13th is World War II day at West Jordan High School. Anyone interested in bringing vehicles to the event should meet at the gym on the North side of the school. The West Jordan High School is located at 8136 South 2700 West in West Jordan. Dave and Mike Hagen will be displaying vehicles. The students especially enjoy seeing the vehicles and learning about the history behind them.

Meeting Topics: Perhaps at the May meeting George Spargen will discuss how to test a coil for correct operation.

The Club attendees will also receive a debriefing on the Military Vehicle Collectors of California Show and Swap Meet. Additionally, Jim Zocchi will report on his visit to Yellowstone National Park and his stop-over at the National Museum of Military Vehicles located in Dubois, WY.

Fort Douglas Museum report: Beau Burgess, Museum Director, reported he and Jim Peterson have discussed dates for events at the Wendover Airfield and Fort Douglas. They will make sure the dates do not overlap. Jim is working on a late August date for the air show. Fort Douglas Day may be also late summer or early fall. Nothing is set for either location. The museum is working on plans to bring attention to the WW2 Heavy Cruiser, USS Salt Lake City (CA-25). The Salt Lake City was decommissioned in 1946 and 2021 marks seventy-five years since it was decommissioned.

Beau continued to say the Fort Douglas Museum has the 3rd largest collection of artifacts in the national museum system.

The old Fort Douglas Annex building will come down in the coming months.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 2030 hrs. by Club Vice President, Bob Boettcher. All were in favor.

Next meeting: The next meeting will be held on 27 May at The Fort Douglas Museum.