Three River's Model T Club

February 2011 Minutes


The Three River's Model T Club met February 17, 2011 for their monthly meeting.  The Pledge of Allegiance was said as President Marlene Coder opened tonight's meeting.  The meeting was small as many members are out of town.


There were no minutes read from the January installation of officers luncheon. 


Treasurer, Mike Porter gave his report.  We have money in the bank.




Old Business


Ivan Dike asked about the room for the installation dinner as being on the small side.  Everyone agreed and said that it would have been really crowded for the Christmas party. 


It was recognized that Russ and Jane Armstrong were awarded the Trouble Truck trophy.  Congratulations!


Marlene asked for a report about the National Model T Tour to Alberta, Canada.  We have five cars going on this tour and it promises to be a lot of fun.  There is an 80 car limit for this tour and it has been closed for registration.  Thank you Mike Porter for being so prompt in mailing those wanting to go applications.  It is appreciated.


Marlene asked for everyone who has not paid their dues to please get those in to Mike.


New Business


Marlene read an e-mail asking our club to participate in Sunnyside High's School car show to help offset expenses for their graduation party.  Last year there were 150+ cars and they are hoping to top that number this year.  The car show will be Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Sunnyside High School Football's field.  It starts at 10:00 with judging beginning at 1:00 and awards being handed out at 3:00 p.m.  The cost is $10 per car and driver with passenger. 


It is tour time!  


The Coder's  would like to try and do the Cherry Blossom tour this year.  Marlene was looking at the calendar and thought April 16th should time it about right for the blossoms to be in full bloom.  It was pointed out that the valley's Annual Spring Barrel Tasting offered by the wineries will be that weekend in April.  Everything was moved up a week because of a conflict with Easter falling earlier this year.  This will be in consideration in planning on the Cherry Blossom tour.


Dean Stokes said that he would like to put together a tour March 26th to Toppenish to look at the murals and a day of touring.  Several people thought Saturday seemed to work better for them in order to participate in tours.  If you are interested in a tour to Toppenish, please contact Dean.  It will be mentioned again at the March meeting.


Larry Coder mentioned that he would like to help the Boy Scouts of America with their interest in Model T's by offering the scouts rides in our T's sometime this summer.  More later regarding this event.


Dean Stokes also mentioned that Bill Sheller, longtime member of Three River's Model T Club, is retiring from the railroad.  A surprise party will be February 21st for Bill.  If you want to attend, please contact Dean so he can let the planners of this event know. 


Jane Armstrong mentioned that there is a quilt show March 18th and 19th at Trac in Pasco.   Please keep the date in mind if you want to go.


With nothing more to come before the members, the meeting was adjourned.


Respectively Submitted,  Wanda Stokes, Secretary



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