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SJAHC Member Meeting June 4, 2018
The June meeting was called to order by President Mike Foster at 7:06 p.m. at Don Juan Restaurant on San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville. In addition to Mike and his wife Joan, attending were Paul and Judy Sandefer, Alan Winer and Janis Croft, Bill Young, Andy Sanfilippo, Bill
Young, Tony Martini and Ron Keysor.
The minutes of the May 7 meeting were approved. Treasurer Andy Sanfilippo confirmed that the club’s bank balance remains at $$$$$$.
The membership report was dispensed with as chairman Bill Maroney was on travel.
In old business, it was agreed that the club’s 44th Anniversary Party and Shrimp Broil will be hosted by the Fosters at their home in Atlantic Beach on Saturday, Sept. 8. The annual Christmas gathering was tentatively scheduled for Dec. 8 at the home of a member yet to be
identified. In new business, Bill Young will host a tech session at his home garage and shop at 208 St. Johns River Place Lane, Switzerland, beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 23. Mike Foster plans on motoring his Healey 3000 to the event to continue the wiring work required as he
returns to car to Healey power after swapping out the Ford V6 installed by a previous owner. He said the transmission provided by Erling Onsager and installed at an earlier tech session is working perfectly.
Paul Sandefer reported on a recent show sponsored by the Spartansburg British Car owners on the campus of Furman University in Greenville, S.C., during the Scottish Games held there. Four Healeys were on hand, Paul said, with the best of show going to a modern-day Aston Martin. At this event cars were judged against those of the same make, MGs against MGs, etc. Paul noted, which addressed the problem that occurs when the owners of a particular marque vote exclusively for the brand they own. This policy often finds the winners chosen by the marque with the most owners present, he observed.
Rick Stevenson and Bill Young drove Healeys to the recent tech session hosted by the MG club in Clay County. The Triumph club included a swap meet during the day’s activities that included hamburgers and hot dogs provided by the host MG club. Bill Young said he picked up some
parts at the swap meet. The event was part of a continuing effort by British car clubs to share activities.
The July member meeting will be held a the home of Paul and Judy Sandefer, 2595 Windwood Lane in Orange Park at 7 p.m. July 9. Meetings held at member homes typically do not include dinner, but a generous supply of snack foods and beverages are available.
President Foster gaveled the June 4 meeting to adjournment at 8 p.m.