Northwest Legends Club Meeting Minutes
(April 6, 2019)
Meeting called to order at 7:10pm by our Club President, Ted Knapp at the Round Table Pizza in Burien, WA.
April’s Club meeting was attended by 23 members.
GUESTS & NEW MEMBERS:There were no new members or guest at the April Club Meeting.
Wally Santella gave the April Secretary’s Report and March’s Club Meeting minutes were posted on our website.
Tom Willett gave the April Treasures Report and provided the Club’s financial details for the period of March 1st, 2019 thru March 31st, 2019.
There was no Club correspondence for the month of April, 2019.
2018 TIGERS ON THE COLUMBIA (TOTC) – Ted Knapp provided additional updates on our registration numbers (43) and marketing efforts (mail blasts to our members, Montana & Idaho, Western Canadian Provinces, Oregon and Central/Northern California) and Ted’s presentation on our 2019 Tigers plans to the Goat Herd Club of Oregon, and Wally’s plans to present to the Western Washintgton Firebirds club meeting on Saturday, the 20th, at the Roundtable Pizza in Burien. Wally presented the new 2019 Tigers T-shirt with the Indian Head design. Ted & Wally stressed the fact that we are currently behind last year’s number for this point and pushed attending members to register if they have not yet done so. Wally reviewed parts of the 2019 Tigers Planning document, including onsite registrations from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Friday, 24th at the Richland Red Lion and Saturday 25th, from 8:00am to 12:00pm at the Howard Amon Park. Wally reminded the volunteers that setup on Saturday will be from 7:00am to 8:00am, that cars would be let into the park at 8:00am and that there will be 2 lanes from the gate leading up to the Registration Desk. The inside lane will be for folks who have not registered yet (or checked into Registration) and the outside lane will be for folks who have already registered and have checked into Registration. They will be able to proceed directly to the parking area. Wally will review other aspects of the 2019 event at the May Club Meeting.
CLUB MEMBERSHIP STATUS: Wally Santella gave a quick update on the current membership count, which is at 97, with 8 more promised to renew and have not yet.
SCHOLARSHIP DONATIONS UPDATE – Ted Knapp and Wally Santella provided a brief overview of their impressions after attending a Student Success Breakfast at the Renton Technical College on March 15th. Ted reported that our Club was recognized at this Breakfast as a new RTC Foundation Scholarship Donation Provider. Wally reported that he discussed the possibility of Brian Thompson, who is one of the senior instructors in the transportation repair program program at Renton Technical Collage paying a visit to one or our future Club meetings to provide additional incites into how our donations are helping.
NATIONAL GTOAA CONVENTION – Ted Knapp asked the attending membership as to who is planning to go to the Nationals. At this time it appears that Steve Martin, Bill Nelson, Bob St evenson, and Wally Santella are planning to attend.
DRAG RACING – Gary Tischer had nothing to report.
CUBA TRIP – Tom Willett provided the attending membership with the highlights of his and Valarie’s trip to Cuba. They had a lot of fun and saw a lot of old cars in pretty good shape. Tom provided Wally and Ted with a fine Cuban cigar and sent postcards from Cuba that have yet to arrive.
2019 CLUB ACTIVITIES: Tigers on the Columbia – May 24/25/26th, XXX Muscle Car Meet – August 11th, Pontiac Picnic in the Park – August 24th, Griots North American Muscle Car Show – September 8th, Xmas Dinner Award Banquet – December 7th (Bob Weiss was not able to provide an update yet).
OTHER POSSIBLE CLUB ACTIVITIES: Car Cruise(s) – Greg Amundson was absent and Bill Nelson had nothing to report yet, Tour of s Private Car Collections – John Pearson had nothing to report yet, Details Clinic – Wally has talked to Guy Devivo, who is planning to provide a “demonstration day” at Tigers on the Columbia if they can hire one more person, Safety Inspection – Wally will call Don Amundson when we have a date and a location.
SHOP TALK: Wally Santella provided a brief update on the 68 GTO Convertible Frame-Off restoration that he is doing. Wally’s fall from a latter during snow period put him behind about 6-7 weeks with broken leg, so now is just getting back to work on it.
50/50 RAFFLE: Delores Forsyth won the 50/50 Raffle AGAIN!!!! Not sure what the amount came to, but it was rumored to be over a million dollars!
The club’s business meeting adjourned at 7:45pm by our President, Ted Knapp. Our next meeting will be at the Round Table Pizza in Burien on May 4th, 2019, at 6:00pm.