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Monthly Meeting Notes
December 2018



        

SJAHC Member Meeting December 8, 2018



The December club meeting was called to order by President Mike Foster at 7:15 p.m. at the
home of Tony Martini in the Julington Creek development. Mike’s wife Joan and the following
members were in attendance: Bill and Judy Young, Bill and Charlene Maroney, Dave and
Angela Morton, Alan Winer and Janis Croft, Ron Keysor and Elaine Weistock, Erling and Sandy
Onsager, Paul and Judy Sandefer, Rick and Marilyn Stevenson, and Bob and Dolores Barton.
The Bartons, who live in St. Augustine and own a BJ8, are the newest SJAHC members.

The Nov. 5 minutes were approved. Paul Sandefer, filling in for Treasurer Andy Sanfilippo
until Paul assumes that office in the new year, reported the club treasury stands at $$$$$$$.
That includes $$$$$ in 2019 dues payment.


Membership Chairman Bill Maroney said dues have been paid by 26 of the 31 members. He
noted that Gary Martz, who had sold his Healey, is not renewing his membership. Larry Smart
has rejoined the club as a local member. The Bartons, the newest club members, were
welcomed into the club.

In old business, Rick Stevenson, the club delegate to our parent Austin Healey Club of America,
said that he had requested the club secretary to forward the national delegates’ report to the
membership. This was done. A second report with suggestions on how to boost and conduct
club activities written by David Nock for the AHCA, was subsequently forwarded to club
members per Rick’s request.

Bill Young advised that the three power flow electrical schematics he has created for BN-1 and
BN-2 four-cylinder Healeys, the 100-6s and 3000s, and Sprites will begin appearing in the
AHCA magazine Marque monthly beginning with the January issue. He has been working with
the magazine’s editor Reid Trummel in bringing what many think will be a significant contribution
to understanding Healey’s often criticized and ill-understood electrical systems.

In new business, incoming SJAHC President Tony Martini said the 7 p.m. Jan. 7 club meeting
will address a change to the club’s banking service and will include a discussion of club
finances. That meeting will be held at Rick Stevenson’s home in Mandarin. He said the club had
dispensed with its annual charity gift for lack of a suggested recipient.

Also discussed was a future shop meeting at Bob Barton’s home. His BJ8 needs replacement
of its brake servo. A date for that work will be chosen at the next club meeting.

Finally, Tony presented Mike with a plaque recognizing his two years as club leader, Including
the predictable harassment he endured in the process. The meeting adjournment at 8:20 p.m.
was followed by the annual gift exchange and accompanying chatter as some members took
the opportunity to snag gifts selected by other members, a traditional back and forth that spices
the club annual holiday gift exchange and dinner.