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August 2021

Call to Order: A dinner was held prior to the meeting at the Other Place Restaurant on 4th South in Salt Lake. The meeting was held in the Fort Douglas Museum’s “Cannon Park” and was called to order by Club Vice President Bob Boettcher at 1907 hrs. Masks were required inside regardless of vaccination and consequently was held outside. The weather was perfect however, very smoky. For the September meeting, everyone should be prepared to wear a mask if held inside. Bob led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Thirteen members were present.

Introduction of People and visitors: Bob asked everyone to introduce themselves and share information about their MVs. Past Club members Jim Corn and Mark Combs introduced themselves. Several years ago, Jim restored two Ferrets for clients and now spends his working hours as a diesel mechanic. Mark reported that he recently moved from the San Diego area back to Salt Lake and plans to be more active in the group. He has a ¾ ton CMP MV as well as other vehicles. All other people in attendance introduced themselves and reported on the vehicles that they own. Several people asked if they should pay Club pay. The policy is anyone joining after six months can pay at the start of the next year.

Treasurer’s report: The Club checking account balance is virtually the same as last month with the exception of a $300.00 deposit that has been paid to the U of U for the rental of the Fort Douglas Commanders House (for the Club Christmas party). The final payment for the facility rental ($100.00) will be due in November. Regarding the Club Steak Fry and Swap Meet, last year twenty-eight stakes were purchased from Smiths (Jimmy Z. bought them and was reimbursed from the Club checking account) at a cost of $204.00. Additional steaks for visitors were charged at $12.00 each.

Events schedule: George Spargen reported that the fall MVCC swap meet scheduled for September 7-11th is still on however, the camping area may be on an evacuation order due to the California fires. All those going should be prepared to relocate if necessary.

The Club Steak Fry and Swap Meet is still scheduled for Saturday, October 16th at the Fort Douglas Museum. If the weather is good, the event will be held outside in “Cannon Park.” As a reminder, everyone attending should bring a side dish (and a mask if held indoors) and something to sell.

Once again, the Club Christmas party will be held at the Fort Douglas Commander’s House on Saturday, December the 4th 6:00 PM to about 9:30 PM. The cost will be somewhere around $43.00 to $45.00 per person. More information will be coming. An RSVP sheet will be handed out at the October Club steak fry. All attendees are requested to bring a gift for the gift exchange. The meal will be catered.

Club business: George Spargen reported that he has some M35 TMs (technical manuals) available for free. He will bring a few to the Club swap meet.

Meeting topics: Pete Park is working on a MVCC Camp Plymouth power-point type slide presentation that was held in April at Camp Plymouth, Plymouth CA. Once finished he will show it at a meeting. Club discussions: Walter Wood talked about his 1942 scripted Jeep project. As per Walter, the Jeep is basically a “Basket Case”, but he believes most of the parts are there. However, he did share information on parts that he is looking for which included a steering wheel and brake/clutch pedals. His intent is to paint the MV in a U.S. Navy scheme. Mike Haggen reported on the Utah Honor Flight program which is open all Veterans. The program includes a round-trip flight from Salt Lake City to Washington DC and tours of national monuments. All expenses for the Vet are paid however, the accompanying person needs to pay for their airfare. Mike will provide more information at a future meeting.

Fort Douglas Museum report: None was given as Beau Burgess was busy in another Museum building.

Adjournment: Fred Bolton moved to adjourn the meeting. Reuel Ipson seconded the motion, and all were in favor. The meeting ended at 2024 hrs.

Next Meeting: The next meeting will be held on Thursday, September 30th, 1900 hrs. at the Fort Douglas Museum. Please be prepared to wear a mask.