St Johns Austin-Healey Club
       Jacksonville, Florida    

a chapter of the

Austin-Healey Club of America 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

       

                         Club Member Meeting Notes for March 7, 2023

For the record, no minutes were recorded for the February meeting, which was part of the well-attended St. Valentine’s Day Luncheon held Feb. 18.

The March 7 meeting was called to order by club president Bill Young at 7:10 p.m. at Fionn MacCools Irish Pub and Restaurant in Ponte Vedra. Those in attendance included Bill’s wife, Judy, Bob and Norma Pippin, Erling and Sandy Onsager, Andy and Karien Sanfilippo, Bill and
Judy Sandefer, Alan Winer, Tony Martini, Jim Gaff, Bill Maroney and Ron Keysor.

Treasurer Sandefer reports the club bank balance at $$$$$. Club expenses for the month were $99.89, this for flowers for the St. Valentine’s Day luncheon and lunch for the shop session held at Bill Young’s garage on Feb. 1.
Bill also reported the club membership stands at 40 souls, 36 both local and members of our national parent, the Austin Healey Club of America, and three local-only members. The 40th member’s status is real but clouded by the usual dues transaction issues experienced with our national organization.

The club will hold a shop meet at Paul Sandefer’s garage alongside Doctors Inlet in the Orange Park area on Tuesday, March 14. Since there were no projects suggested for work during the discussion, members are welcome to bring cars for work they might want to undertake. There will an email reminder prior to the March 14 date that may include additional information. Members with suggestions may contact Paul.

Tony Martini, activities chair, will lead a luncheon and cruise scheduled at 11:45 a.m. at Kingshead Pub on U.S. 1 on Thursday, March 23. The luncheon will be followed by a car cruise that will generally head south between the coast and St. Johns River, possibly wandering west over some scenic roads.

Members were reminded that the AHCA will host its major annual event, called a conclave, at Crystal River on the Florida Gulf Coast in May. Members wishing to attend the multi-day national gathering should visit the AHCA web site for details. The Tampa Bay Austin Healey Club is hosting the car show that will feature a variety of events. Bill Young, a columnist for the AHCA national magazine, the Healey Marque, said he will be attending. Unsaid was whether he will be making a technical presentation, which he has done in the past.

Bob and Norma Pippin volunteered to host the April member meeting at their home in Mandarin on Monday, April 3. As most members know, our club alternates member meetings between restaurants and homes month to month. An email reminder will be sent prior to that event.

The meeting adjourned at 8:07 p.m.

R.Keysor, Sec.

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