Three River's Model T Club
May 2010 Minutes
Tonight's meeting was opened by President, Marlene Coder with a good turnout of members.  The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all present.
Marlene asked Mike Porter, Treasurer, for his report.  Mike reported that we have one new member Dave Ottem from Othello, WA.  Also Paul & Doris Burma have renewed their membership which will be reflected on next month's report.  Mike also shared the copies of newsletters from other Model T clubs.  He reported that government filing report has been done and approved.
Wanda Stokes, Secretary read the minutes from April with no corrections or additions.   Wanda will send "thinking of you" card to Ernie Ferguson of Boardman, Oregon.
Old Business 
Marlene asked for a report on the tour to Mechem, Oregon.  Mary Fraser said the road was a masterpiece to build back in the day.  Wanda reported the great lunch and the weather cooperated.  All who participated enjoyed the tour.  Thank you Jim and Phyllis Langdon for hosting this tour.
Dale Peterson gave an update on his tour to the San Juan Islands in September.  For complete information, please check out the newsletter portion on the website - threeriver'  Dale said that is you are planning on attending, get your reservation in at Captain Whidbey Hotel (1-800-366-4097) soon as they require reservations now.  The tour sounds like it will be terrific.
Soap Lake tour is this weekend.  There are approximately 16 people who are going.  Dale and Sharon will be preparing gourmet waffles for all members who attend.  He gave the telephone number for the Soap Lake Inn for those who decide at the last minute if they want to go.  Sounds Great.
May 1st was the Swap Meet at the Benton County Fairgrounds.  It was reported that the venders were down one third, and the weather was "iffy".
June 12th & 13 is an old truck show at Sacagawea State Park for those who would like to attend.  Wayne Williams sent Wanda a flyer that was passed around for those interested.
June 19th is a car show for those who want to attend at Canyon Lakes Retirement Center.
July 15th will be our Potluck in the Park.  This is a yearly event for us and more info is forthcoming.
Jane Armstrong reported that there will be a Parade on July 4th in Richland
Our Christmas Party will be Sunday, December 12, 2010 between 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Canyon Lakes Retirement Center in Kennewick.
New Business
Fred Fraser asked if the women wanted a tour doing "women things" without the men complaining.  "YES" was the women's answer.  Several suggestions were made such as a nursery tour, antique tour, tea, and teaching wives to drive.  Wanda volunteered to check our VanWingerden Greenhouses to see if they would let us tour them and tea at a place in Sunnyside.  More later if this pans out.
Wanda told of the Sawyer Mansion in Sawyer, Washington, tour that was this past weekend.  Very interesting tour.
Marlene read the dangers of a little green garden snake.  Very funny.  Thank you Marlene.
With nothing more to come before the members, the meeting was adjourned.  A birthday cake was brought by Jane Armstrong in celebration of May's birthday's and Russ upcoming knee replacement. 
Respectively Submitted,  Wanda Stokes, Secretary


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