St Johns Austin-Healey Club
       Jacksonville, Florida    

a chapter of the

Austin-Healey Club of America 








                           Meeting Minutes for May 1, 2023

The May meeting for the St. Johns Austin-Healey Club was a Social Event held at Casa Amigos Mexican Bar and Grille on 1 May 2023.

Attending the meeting were:
                                  Bill and Judy Young
                                  Ben Procter
                                  Erling and Sandy Onsager
                                  Rick and Marilynn Stevenson
                                  Bill and Char Maroney
                                  Dave Morton
                                  Paul and Judy Sandefer
                                 John and Nancy Leenhouts
                                Alan Winer and Janis Croft
                                Mike and Joan foster
                                Bob Pippin

The meeting was called to order by Club President Bill Young
President Young welcomed back long-time members John and Nancy Leenhouts. They currently live in Lakeland Florida, however, they may be moving back to the Jacksonville area soon. (Perhaps next year)

President Young made a motion to approve the minutes from the last meeting and all approved.

Treasurer Paul Sandefer report our April income to be $20.00 from local dues, with an April ending bank balance of $$$$$$.

Membership Chairman Bill Maroney reported “no change” in the membership. He did request that all members check the roster he prepared in confirm all your personal information is correct.

Delegate Rick Stevenson advised that there will be a delegate’s meeting to be held on Thursday 25 May at the Conclave 2023 event at Crystal River. He considered attending this meeting, or as an alternate, Bill Young may attend.

Under Old Business:

Member Bob Pippin reported that the installation of a replacement Lucas generator in his Healey was successful.

President Young reported the Lunch Cruise to Keystone Heights was a fun drive, with lunch at Orange Blossom’s restaurant followed by ice cream at the Hoot Owl Farm House on Palatka. There were seven Austin-Healeys and one chase car on the 120-mile trip.

Under New Business:

Activities Co-Director Tony Martini scheduled a “Drive your Healey to Lunch Cruise” to AJ’s Kitchen at the King and Bear Clubhouse (WGV) on 18 May. (Details to follow).

Member Bob Pippin has scheduled a Shop Meet at his home on Wednesday 17 May at 9:30 AM to install his new alternator and “dummy” voltage regulator. This would be a good opportunity
to learn about upgrading the charging system from the old Lucas generator to a new alternator.

President Bill Young will be representing the St. Johns Austin-Healey Club at the National Conclave to be held at The Plantation Resort at Crystal River Florida, 21~25 May.

Vice President Alan Winer and Janis Croft will be hosting our annual Spring Picnic at their home in Picolata Florida on Saturday 15 June. (Details to follow).

Activities Co-Director David Morton continues to work on scheduling an Overnight trip to Amelia Island. David also proposed a day trip over to Williston for a lunch cruise in the future. We will have more information as these plans come together.

The SJAHC and the Jaguar Club have selected 15 July as a potential date for an all-British Car Club Rendezvous. We are considering a lunch meeting to be held at the large Pavilion at Spring Park in Green Cove Springs.

Delegate Rick Stevenson continues to work on his ’67 BJ8 restoration and always welcomes any Club members to come over and help on the project.

Member Mike Foster showed us the remains of the piston from #3 cylinder that had failed. It seems a valve broke off, destroying the piston. Mike is into a major rebuild. Stay tuned.

The next Club meeting is scheduled for 10 July, a business meeting to be held at a member’s home.

With no further business. President Young adjourned the meeting

Submitted by Bill Young (substituting for Secretary Ron Keysor)


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