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September 2010 Minutes

24 Sep

CENTRAL COAST CORSA

BUSINESS MEETING September 3, 2010

The potluck dinner meeting was held at the home of and led by President, Jim Pennell.

In attendance were Jackie Chess, Bob Galli, Don Hemwall, Bill Marks, Zac Mathis, Ed & Charlotte Roberts, Mike Thomas and new members Eric McDaniel and Jason Thompson. We welcome Eric of Nipomo who owns a 1961 Lakewood that is soon to be a daily driver. Also Jason of Arroyo Grande who owns a 1963 convertible that needs fixing.

Treasurers Report: Jackie Chess

Beginning balance as of June 9th: checking account – $1,303.57, CD – $5,048.83

Income: none    Expenses: none

Ending balance (8/10 statement): checking account – $1,303.57

(8/13 statement): CD – $5,060.80 matures 9/8/10 will be closed out for Vairfest 2011.

Correspondence:

9/5 – Pinedorado Car Show, sponsored by the Loins Club of Cambria (e-mail dated 8/28)

9/19 – Los Angeles All Chevy Car Show, Encino, CA. $25 pre-register at www.AllChevyCarShow.com

10/2 – Corvair Heritage Day a new worldwide Corvair event

10/3 – Concours d’Elegance, Mission Hills, CA. $20 pre-register at www.corsawest.com

10/ 29-31st – Fan Belt Toss, Palm Springs, sponsored by the San Diego Corvair Club.

Business:

The July 8th meeting at the Roberts ended up being just a social with no business transacted. Although

a drawing for door prizes took place yielding $13 of which $5 went to the attendance pot of $55

since Greg Vargas was not there.

The August meeting was cancelled due to the lack of attendance.

Newsletter committee, Corey, Hemwall, O’Brien, Thomas has not met.

All were reminded that Jim Pennell is willing to have a Tech Session when ever folks are ready to set

a weekend date. Zac suggested a Tech Session on carburetor synchronization.

Vairfest:

Per Jim Pennell Bob O’Brien has an application for Lake Atascadero Park and has confirmed the AARP

Building is available April 29, 30, May 1st 2011. We need confirmation to post on the website.

Consider a theme for 2010. 2009 was ‘Always a Great Vintage’ and was 2006 ‘Get Your Kicks in 2006’

Bob Galli has agreed to handle registration. Don Hemwall will head the BBQ committee.

We need to create a list of events and tasks to be included. Bring your ideas to the next meeting.

The raffle raised $20 of which $5 went into the attendance pot of $60 won by Alma Quesnel.

Next meeting:

October 7th, 6 pm potluck dinner at the Hemwall’s 8850 Pino Solo Ave., Atascadero

Don will provide Beer Butt Chicken so bring fixings to go with.

Respectfully submitted, Jackie Chess, Secretary/Treasurer

cc: Updated Roster

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June 2010 Minutes

20 Sep

CENTRAL COAST CORSA

BUSINESS MEETING June 5, 2010

The potluck dinner meeting was held at the home of Mike Thomas and lead by President, Jim Pennell.

In attendance were Dave & Jackie Chess, Jim Corey, Bob Galli, Don Hemwall, Bill Marks, Jim Pennell, Ed & Charlotte Roberts, and Mike Thomas.

Treasurers Report: Jackie Chess

Beginning balance, 4/10: checking account – $1,246.57, CD – $5,032.62

Income: $23, 4/19 raffle. Expenses none

Ending balance, 5/7 bank statement: checking account – $1,269.57, CD – $5,312.87

May raffle will be deposited with June’s. CD @ 1.29%, due 9/8/10.

Correspondence:

Vintage Corsa of Orange County announces Corvair Heritage Day a new worldwide Corvair event.

To be held October 2, 2010 coinciding with the Corvair’s official birthday. Local chapters are free to coordinate any organized event of their choice to mark the occasion. Registration of $20 provides an event t-shirt and magnetic dash plaque and all proceeds will benefit the Corvair Society of America.

Registration deadline is August 1st. Event flyer, registration form and procedures were included.

Please peruse additional information at www.VintageCorsa.com for a future club decision.

Business:

Correction to the minutes of May 8th: The gold/black license plates were received by Jim Pennell.

Newsletter committee, Corey, Hemwall, O’Brien, Thomas:

Mike reported they will attempt a conference call meeting June 23rd.

Vairfest: Jim Corey will ask Bob O’Brien to check availability of Lake Atascadero and the AARP Building for May 2011.

For sale: ’65 Monza Coup, 110 horsepower, power glide, new interior, good paint and aluminum wheels. Asking price is $6,500. If interested call 805-215-4490 (information from Bill Marks).

A Tech Session was presented by Bob Galli discussing modification of the engine top cover,

the steel baffle plates and elimination of one of two gaskets.

Future Dates:

August 20-21st – Mid-State Cruisers car show, Atascadero

October 3rd – Concours d’Elegance, Mission Hills

October 29-31st – Fan Belt Toss

The raffle raised $26 of which $5 went into the attendance pot that is now $50 since Alma Quesnel was not in attendance.

Next meeting:

July 10th, 6 pm potluck dinner at the Roberts, 8350 Santa Rosa Road, Atascadero.

Meeting date moved back 1 week due to the 4th of July holiday.

Respectfully submitted, Jackie Chess, Secretary/Treasure

Minutes of May 2010 Meeting

27 May

CENTRAL COAST CORSA

BUSINESS MEETING, SATURDAY, MAY 8, 2010

PRESENT: Bob Galli, Mike Thomas, Bill Marks, Zac Mathis, Don Hemwall, Ed & Charlotte Roberts, Jim Pennell, Alma Quesnel

The dinner meeting was held at the Pennell home followed by a meeting. Charlotte forgot to bring the minutes and treasurer report from April.

Several members attended the Spring Fling in Sacramento the weekend of April 30-May 2. Attendance was good and good representation in the car show. It was an enjoyable weekend.

Vair Fest 2011 was discussed in Sacramento and there was interest expressed. Request was made for another wine tasting event as at last event. Discussion of potential dates knowing that Wildflower Triathlon is the 1st weekend in May. Consensus to try for 3rd weekend in May depending on availability of the AARP building and the Lake Park. Suggest Bob O check on availability of the facilities. To get better attendance we need to do more advertising and earlier in the year. Suggestions to advertise in Fast Vair, Virtual Vairs, Corvair Center, Hemmings Magazine, and Drive Magazine as well as Communique. Mike also suggests a swap meet by club members at Vair Fest.

Jim P finally got his gold/black license plates and needs to get the car registered with them. The original plates need to be taken to the DMV when registering and it usually take 2-3 months to process.

Next meeting will be at Mike Thomas home. Meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM.

Raffle held earning $13, with $5 going to attendance. David Chess name was drawn, missed $45.

Charlotte Roberts

Acting secretary

April 2010 Meeting Minutes

11 Apr

CENTRAL COAST CORSA

BUSINESS MEETING April 10, 2010

The meeting was held at the Gwynne’s and opened by President, Jim Pennell at 7:00 pm following a Potluck Dinner. In attendance were Jackie Chess, Bob Galli, Jeff/Betty Gwynne, Don Hemwall, Bill Marks, Jim Pennell, Ed & Charlotte Roberts, Chuck & Mary Kay Smith and Mike Thomas.

Treasurers Report: Jackie Chess

Beginning Balance: Checking account – $1,222.57, CD – $5,026.57

Income: $24.00 = $10 dues for Carroll + $14 raffle

Expenses none

Ending balance: checking – $1,246.57, CD – $5,032.62

Reviewed current CD @ 1.29%, due 9/8/10.

Correspondence:

A Corvair Spyder Convertible owner trying to determine if there are any surviving such vehicles produced after his 1964 that may also be roadworthy. We have no knowledge of any.

Old Business:

Newsletter committee: Corey, Hemwall, O’Brien, Thomas – Mike reported they have not yet set a meeting date (due to illness) but hope to soon.

The Wildflower Corvair Run  March 21st was attended by Mike Thomas-’60, The Chess’s-’62, Don Hemwall-’63, Bill Marks-’64 plus Jim Pennell & Bob Galli. The group headed east on 58, to Shell Creek Road where many flowers were found & enjoyed. Different back roads were then traveled circling back to El Camino Real. Lunch was provided by Jim & Jean Corey at their home.

New Business:

The Spring Fling in Sacramento April 30-May 2nd will be attended by Don Hemwall, Bill Marks, Jim Pennell and Mike Thomas.

Vairfest is expected to take place April-May 2011 in Atascadero. Don Hemwall will look at local events & holidays in that time frame to assist setting a firm date. Activities of previous Vairfest‘s were reviewed for the benefit of our new members. Chuck Smith has experience barbecuing for large groups.

A Tech Session was presented by Bob Galli featuring Bob Ballew’s book ‘Powerglide Transmissions’.

Specifically discussed was Governors with copies of that chapter offered to all. This book was written in 2000 with great detail of how to do specific technical tasks. The book was never professional published but is offered for purchase. Jim Pennell will forward, via e-mail, where this can be purchased.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 pm. The raffle raised $28 of which $5 went into the attendance pot that is now $40 since Kristen Spencer was not in attendance.

Next meetings:

May 8th, 6:00 PM dinner potluck at Jim Pennell’s, 544 Stanton Road, Arroyo Grande

June 5th, 6:00 PM dinner potluck at Mike Thomas’s, 7475 Valle Ave., Atascadero

Respectfully submitted, Jackie Chess, Secretary/Treasurer

Minutes to March Meeting

9 Mar

CENTRAL COAST CORSA

BUSINESS MEETING March 6, 2010

The meeting was held at the Weaver’s and opened by President, Jim Pennell at 7:00 pm following a Potluck Dinner. In attendance were Dave/Jackie Chess, Bob Galli, Bill Marks, Jim Pennell, Ed & Charlotte Roberts, Chuck & Mary Kay Smith, Mike Thomas & Don & Bev Weaver.

Treasurers Report: Jackie Chess

Beginning Balance: Checking account – $1,146.57, CD – $5,021.60

Income: $76- dues for Smith $12, Weaver $36 advance + $28 raffle

Expenses none

Ending balance: checking – $1,222.57, CD – $5,026.57

Old Business:

Newsletter committee: Corey, Hemwall, O’Brien, Thomas – Jim has spoken with each member but they have not yet set a meeting date. Mike Thomas will attempt to spur them on.

Corvair Run Sunday March 21st will be headed by Jim Pennell. 10:30 am leave from Santa Margarita Park, Highway 58 near El Camino Real & railroad tracks. The plan is to head east on 58, hoping to see Wildflowers at Shell Creek Road, taking different back roads and circling back to El Camino Real.

Lunch is expected to be at the Cow Girl in Atascadero just off El Camino Real, across from Rite Aid.

Jim has had no response to the suggestion for a list of specialty tools for exchange within the club.

New Business:

Jackie reviewed the club’s records obtaining agreement to destroy files more than 10 years old. The financial record of debits & credits will be kept from January 1986. Mike Thomas will consider the possibility of establishing an electronic record of newsletters (Bob Galli & the Weavers have many).

New member: Sean Carroll of Santa Maria joined us through Don Weaver as he recently purchased Don’s 1961 Lakewood. He is new to the Corvair World, would like to meet other Corvair owners and learn more. He was unable to attend this meeting due to previous plans.

Ed Roberts is having double hernia surgery 3/9.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 pm. The raffle raised $19 of which $5 went into the attendance pot that is now $35 since Zac Mathis was not in attendance.

The April meeting will be moved back 1 week due to Easter as will the May meeting due to the Spring Fling in Sacramento.

Next meeting:

April 10th, 6:00 PM, dinner potluck, location is at the Corey’s, 5195 Capistrano Ave. Atascadero, 464-0592

Respectfully submitted, Jackie Chess, Secretary/Treasurer

Minutes to January Meeting

12 Feb

CENTRAL COAST CORSA

BUSINESS MEETING February 6, 2010

The meeting was held at the Roberts’s and opened by President, Jim Pennell at 7:15 pm following a Potluck Dinner. In attendance were Dave/Jackie Chess, Bob Galli, Bill Marks, Zac Mathis, Jim Pennell, Ed & Charlotte Roberts, Chuck Smith, Mike Thomas & Don & Bev Weaver. Chuck Smith has just re-joined our club as he found us on the internet. He was a member in the 70’s and has now returned to become active again. Chuck is an Auto Parts Salesman & owns a ’64 Monza Convertible. Chuck is added to our roster that you’ll find attached.

Treasurers Report, Jackie Chess

Beginning Balance: Checking account – $1,042.57, CD – $5,016.46

Income: $104: dues for Corey, Galli (2), Gwynne, Pattee, Roberts, Vargas & Weaver. +$8 raffle

Expenses none

Ending balance: checking – $1,146.57, CD – $5,021.60

Dues received from all members except James Spencer. Jim will call James to question interest.

Old Business:

The newsletter committee (Corey, Hemwall, O’Brien, Thomas) has not yet met. Jim will follow-up.

New Business:

Bob Galli shared “How to Keep Your Corvair Alive” by Richard Finch. The first handwritten print was 1976 followed by a professional update in 1998. He also brought a book of newsletters from January 1974 through June 1976. It was interesting to note that Chuck Smith was the editor during this time. This book will enter the archives stored at the Chess home.

Jim reminded us that it has been several months since we’ve had an outing. Several ideas were mentioned with a date of Sunday, March 21st set to see the wild flowers. Possibilities are Highway 58 to Shell Creek Road with lunch at Parkfield Café or Jack Ranch Café. The route & lunch destination are to be determined at the March meeting. Other further outing suggestions should be e-mailed to Jim.

Zac suggested that a list of specialty tools owned by members be printed for the possibility of exchange for use within our club. Please prepare your list of specialty tools & e-mailed to Jim Pennell to enable him to prepare a list for the next meeting. Zac also suggested that once we know what club members own we may want to consider purchase of ‘club’ owned tools for exchange amongst members.

Not previously stated in the minutes: ‘Bob O’Brien has agreed to be our club’s Corsa Representative’.

Being the contact he will receive correspondence from Corsa National and the other chapters.

Jim has not yet held a Tech Session at his home since no one has called him with interest. Discussion perused of possibly replacing a gas tank in Chuck’s Corvair in Santa Maria. No date set.

Jim Pennell recently learned that Mike Squires of Iowa has many NOS Parts available. New member

Chuck Smith states that he has early NOS Parts including many emblems & gaskets.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 pm. The raffle raised $33 of which $5 went into the attendance pot

that is now $30 since Bob O’Brien was not in attendance.

Next meeting:

March 6th 6:00 PM, dinner potluck, location to be determined

Respectfully submitted, Jackie Chess, Secretary/Treasurer

Minutes to November Meeting

10 Nov

CENTRAL COAST CORSA

BUSINESS MEETING November 7, 2009

The meeting was held at Jim Pennell’s and opened by President, Jim Pennell at 11:10 am. In attendance were Dave/Jackie Chess, Jim Corey, Bob Galli, Don Hemwall, Jim Pennell, Ed/Charlotte Roberts and new members Bill Marks & Mike Thomas.

Treasurers Report, Jackie Chess

Beginning & Ending Balance: Checking $1,000.57, CD $5,005.48.

No income or expenses. $20 collection at the October meeting to be deposited this week.

The CD is with Bank of America @1.30 APY for 12 months, maturing 9/8/2010.

The $200.00 Corvair Preservation Fund donation was completed in September.

If, in the future we want to open a CD or account in a different institution we’ll need the Internal Revenue Service acknowledgement of our Taxpayer ID#. This paperwork is neither in the current nor passed files. I will attempt contacting the IRS to learn how to obtain such acknowledgement.

All members please be prepared to pay their annual dues of $12 for 2010 at the Christmas Party.

New Business

The CORSA National Report is in process. Jackie has the following questions in order to complete the report. Who is the CORSA Rep & what is the official address (street & e-mail) for our chapter? Will we have a newsletter & who will be the editor? The following discussion took place. The CORSA Rep & official address is the contact with CORSA which includes receiving newsletters from other chapters.

There is often news within other newsletters that would be interesting for all of us through our website.

Jim Pennell will discuss the CORSA Rep with Vice-President Bob O’Brien and advise Jackie.

Many feel that the website does not replace a hard copy newsletter to be sent to other chapters & those without e-mail. Jim Corey offered to head a committee with Don Hemwall & Mike Thomas to discuss gleaning newsletter material from the website. Actually a Chapter Newsletter is required by the chapter plan and it helps the Communique editors locate interesting stories & tech tips.

Jackie announced that the chapter will pay $50 since we do not have 100% membership in CORSA.  This fee is used to help offset insurance & administration costs for CORSA. It was agreed that this cost is minor for the insurance & benefits CORSA provides.

Everyone agreed that we should try Saturday evening meetings rather than daytime to help build our attendance. Regular meetings on the first Saturday evening of the month will begin in February as January will be the second Saturday due to the holiday. Meetings will now be a potluck dinner.

Jim & Jean Corey will host our Annual Christmas Dinner Saturday December 5th. We are asked to bring a donation for the North County Women’s Shelter. We don’t need to bring anything (other than our donation) since our club will pay the expenses. Invitations will be e-mailed with details.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:15 pm followed by a potluck lunch. The raffle raised $17 of which $5 went into the attendance pot that is now $25 since James Spencer was not in attendance..

Next meeting:

Christmas Party, December 5th 6:00 PM, at the home of Jim & Jean Corey.

Jackie

Secretary Extraordinaire

Respectfully submitted, Jackie Chess, Secretary/Treasurer