Three River's Model T Club
May 19, 2011
Tonight's meeting was opened by President, Marlene Coder.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. 
Secretary, Wanda Stokes read the minutes and they were accepted. 
Treasurer, Mike Porter gave his report, we have money in the bank. 
Old Business
Fred and Mary Fraser and Jane and Russ Armstrong are hosting a Tea and Tour June 18th.  It was decided that we will meet at the Armstrong's at 9:30 a.m. and begin the tour of the ABC houses in Richland about 10:00 a.m.  After touring around Richland to see the ABC houses, we will then return to the Armstrong's for the "English High Tea".  Jane passed around a sign up sheet for those wishing to attend.  They asked that you please let them know by June 15th if you would like to come.  It is also recommended that you wear a period hat and/or clothing for this event.  If you do not have a hat, Jane will have extras for you to wear.  Jane's telephone number is 627-2954 and Mary's telephone number is 946-9850.  Please attend.
Marlene reminded everyone that the Pincher Creek National Model Tour is approaching quickly.  Is everyone all set for this tour the week of June 27th?
Dale Peterson gave us an update on the Ritter Creek Hot Springs tour being planned for Monday, July 25th through Wednesday, July 27th.  The cost will be approximately $30 and we will be supplying our food.  This rustic tour sounds fun.  Everyone is excited about being able to square dance in the ballroom of the hotel.  Fred and Mary Fraser will supply the record/CD player and Armstrong's have the record with square dance calls.  Marlene Coder also has a CD of 1920's music.  Dale asked for a head count to give the owners of Ritter Creek Hotel an estimate.  Everyone in attendance felt that they wanted to go.  The old hotel is two storied with the upper floor the ballroom.  There are eight rooms on the main floor and two cabins.  The rooms share a bathroom.  There is a swimming pool for our use and a hot tub heated by the area's hot springs.  Dale suggested that we picnic to and from the Ritter Creek Hotel and bring a BBQ for use while staying there.  More will be forthcoming about the great tour. 
New Business
Jim Langdon mentioned that Mecham, Oregon's cafe is open again.  We have toured to Mecham several times and this is always an enjoyable drive and tour.  Keep this in mind for later on this year.
Fred Fraser mentioned that he ordered several old musicals from the 1930's through the 1940's.  One especially interesting features Amos and Andy driving a Model T as their cab service.  If we wish to view these, Fred is willing to share them at one of our meeting.  Sounds great!
Mike Porter shared correspondence sent to the club.  There will be a Trinity Baptist Church Car Show, Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 to 3:00 in Florence Ct., Burbank, WA.  Mike also shared a letter sent to the club inviting us to stay at the Best Western Wheatland Motel in Colfax, WA.  The sales manager, Kimberly Marshal invited us and shared the area's highlights.  Wayne Williams also invited us to a car show at Canyon Lakes Manor on June 11th.  They will feed us lunch if we attend. 
After much discussion, it was decided that our next meeting will be June 16th at El Molcajetes Mexican Restaurant in Grandview (201 Division Street) (509-882-3554) at 6:00 p.m.  We have not had a dinner meeting in quite some time and decided to have the June meeting there.  Wanda will make reservations.
For the July 21st meeting, it was decided to move our Annual Picnic up from August.  We hope to move the location to Howard Amon Park in Richland.  Fred will check out reserving a gazebo in the park for us.  Wanda made the motion that we allow Fred to spend up to $50 towards the reservation.  Jane seconded.  Motion carried.  More information will be forth coming about our annual picnic.
With nothing more to come before the members, the meeting was adjourned.
Respectively Submitted,
Wanda Stokes, Secretary


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