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April 2018

The meeting was called to order by the Vice President, Mr. Bob Boettcher at 7:05 PM, 26 April, 2018.

Twelve members and guests were present. Our president was absent as he and other Club members were attending the annual swap meet held at Petaluma, California.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Bruce Morgan and a report on member’s health was made.

Future meeting topics were discussed. At the May meeting, Jim Zocchi will try and get his WW2 Veteran to talk about his B17 experiences. At the 28 June meeting, Clyde and Lucy Hinderliter will do a presentation on ID theft.

Upcoming events were discussed.

Greg Brubaker reported that he has not had any response from the Hill AFB Air Show people on their event.

Pete Park will contact Vernon Stout on the July 4th Provo Military Outpost and parade. Last year’s event was well attended and was a lot of fun. Pete will get an article from Vernon for the newsletter.

There will not be a Wendover, NV air show this year, but the event will again take place in 2019.

Discussion continued regarding the Fort Douglas Day event to be held on Saturday, 16 June. Beau Burgess, curator of the Ft. Douglas Museum, reported that on 15 June, Friday night, there will be a camp out prior to the Fort Douglas Day event, and also on the 16th there will be a swap meet. More details to follow.

A sign-up sheet was passed around for people that are interested in bringing vehicles to the event. Four people signed up. The Museum will be providing lunch for those who do bring vehicles.

A WW2 Day event has been scheduled at the West Jordan High School on Saturday, 11 May. Anyone interested in participating can contact Club member Dave Vuyk.

No presentation was scheduled for this meeting however, Bob Boettcher discussed his military career in the US Army and US Air Force. Bob served during the Korean War where he experienced cold weather, frost, dysentery and trench-foot. When the conflict was over, he joined the Air Force and was sent to Germany for four years. He then served in Vietnam and flew Huey UH1s and UHBs (Baby Huey). After Vietnam, Bob went into the reserves at Fort Douglas and retired from the military after thirty-one years of service. He also discussed the VA and the military’s Tri Care insurance programs.

Harley Jacobs reported that he recently attended a Ford Model A club meeting. The group does parades and every Monday gets together to work on club members vehicles. Greg Brubaker moved to adjourn the meeting. Ed Smith seconded the motion and all were in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 8:19 PM.

Informal group discussions followed. The next Club meeting will be held on Thursday, 31 May, 2018 at 7:00 PM.