Nov 8, 2017
We had our October meeting at the Sizzler in Torrance on Sunday the 29h. We had (9)nine members present , (2)two spouses and (1)one brother Don Harkey. Our next meeting will be at the Sizzler in Torrance on Sunday Nov 19th 12:00 – 3:00 P.M..
Again it’s that time of the year when we have to consider the board members for 2018. I’m asking everyone to consider how you can fulfil any positions on the board where current board members are not going to continue in that position.
I have been thinking of how we function as a club again. We made some changes last year, dropping the Car Show with Wand and cutting out some meetings. I would like to revisit how many meetings we do, how often we publish the newsletter and special outings we do.
Start thinking about these items and we will discuss at the Nov meeting. We need to figure out a way to get everyone to participate in keeping the Club going and active. The load can’t be on just a few people. Come ready to discuss these issues.
Several members showed an interest in the Nojoqui Falls Car Show Nov 5th at the county park in Solvang, Ca. A week before the show the weather forecast was for rain that weekend. As it turned out the weekend was fair and sunny. We had (4)four members who went to the show.
Those members were myself (62 Ford Galaxie 500 390), Bob Logan (60 Ford Starliner 390), Steve Cate (65 Ford Galaxie 390) and Mark Rice (69 Ford Galaxie XL 429). See article and pictures in body of newsletter. It was a fun (2)two days.
Note: we will be having our annual Christmas Party at the Sizzler in Torrance on Sunday Dec 10th 12:00 – 3:00 P.M. Gift exchange $25.00---His and Hers as usual
Remember the purpose of a car club is to “Fix, Preserve and Enjoy our Galaxies (and/or Mercurys-Edsels) and Share Them with Others.” I drive mine every day because it’s my daily driver.
Allan J. Broer
Nojoqui Falls Car Show
Car Show Nov 5th 2017(Sunday)
Some people want to drive up on Saturday by Lake Cachuma on hwy 154 with stops along the way
and end up in Lompoc Saturday and Sunday nights and come home on Monday.
“Hotel details to follow”
Aug 30, 2017
We had our July meeting at the Sizzler in Torrance . We had (8)eight regular members present and (1)one new member. Welcome Damon Kempand his 64 Galaxie Ragtop.
Our next regular meeting will be Sunday 12:00-3:00 P.M. Sept24that the Sizzler Restaurant2880 W. Sepulveda Blvd in Torrance.
On Aug 12th we had an outing to the Firehouse Church Car Show in Brea, Ca. It was their first car show. There was a good showing of cars, pickups, roadsters, customs and even an old style front engine dragster.
Our club ended up winning the Participation Trophy. We had had (6)six cars there(Allan B., Steve C., Peter &Maria G., Bob L. Damon K & Mark R.). Dave H., Don H. & Jimmy F came without Cars.
I will be bringing the Trophy to the Meeting in Sept. (Pictures Attached)
Jimmy Fikes is taking on the Newsletter responsibility. He is setting his goal for the 10th Sept to have his first newsletter out. We’re all routing for you Jimmy.
Start thinking about the Nojoque Car show in Solvang on the 5th of Nov.
It’s that time of the year when we have to start thinking about Board Members for next year and the Club Goals.
Remember the purpose of a car club is to “Fix, Preserve and Enjoy our Galaxies(and/or Mercurys-Edsels) and Share Them with Others”. I drive mine every day because it’s my daily driver.
Allan J. Broer
August 12, 2017. 8am-4pm
Some club members went the the FireHouse Summer Car show in Brea.
March 9, 2017
We had our February meeting at the Sizzler in Torrance. We had a good turnout for the meeting. Our next meeting will be Sunday 12:00-3:00 P.M. , March 26th at the Sizzler in Torrance
We discussed the Knott’s All Ford Show. We got a list of names for those who will be arriving early and helping with the Parking and the Goodie Bags on the day of show. Remember you have to enter the show and have a hang tag to get thru the gate early.
One of our club members “Gene Sauer” has been hospitalized. He is having problems with fluid buildup and his heart. He is in the Long Beach Community Hospital. You can put him on your prayer list.
It looks like our rainy season is over so let’s get the cars out for a nice sunny drive to the beach, mountain roads or wherever you would like to go. Remember the purpose of a car club is to “Fix, Preserve and Enjoy our Galaxies (and/or Mercurys-Edsels) and Share Them with Others”. I have been taking a drive down to the Redondo Beach And Palos Verdes area by the ocean about (4)for times a week in the morning (My Quiet Time)
Allan J. Broer
Feb 2, 2017
The Prez Sez:
We had our January meeting at the Upland cable Car and Air show. We meet up with the Southlanders Edsel car club at McDonald’s and caravaned to the show. The weather was a little cool in the morning but it warmed up as the day progressed.
A good time was had by all who went. Several of the members from both clubs participated in the parade of cars in front of the grandstand. The announcer describe the cars as we passed by.
The Southlanders had schedule a Saturday night get together at the Wigwam Motel In Rialto, Ca on Route 66 for July 15th (Check In 3:00 P.M.) till July 16 th (Check Out 12:00 P.M. . They have invited us to join them. Details to follow. They also have a Laughlin weekend planned for March that we have been invited to participate in.
We are going to have our February meeting at the Sizzler Restaurant in Torrance, Ca where we had our Christmas Party. It will be February 26 from 12: to 3:00 P.M. . Our food orders will be taken by restaurant waiter in the meeting room. They are requiring that we pay with one check.
Be prepared to pay with cash.
I’m thinking we will have to have a meeting in March in preparation for the Knott’s Car Show—We will discuss at our meeting. We are still in Transition!!!!! Remember the purpose of a car club is to “Fix, Preserve and Enjoy our Galaxies(and/or Mercurys-Edsels) and share them with other’s.
Allan J. Broer
Some quick pics from the Cable Airport Show
Dec 20, 2016
We had our November 20th club meeting at Twila Reid Park again under the same tree again. Wouldn’t you know it, we got rained out again. Luckily we had our business taken care of so all was well.
December 11th brought our Club Christmas party at the Sizzler Restaurant. We had a good turnout of around 20 members. WE had a good meal, gift exchange and lots of conversation. Pictures were taken which you can see in the issue of newsletter.
The new and returning Board members were installed, names and pictures in this newsletter. Thanks to last years board member support. A special thanks to Cliff Mierrczynski for the years of putting together and publishing our Newsletter and a number of other tasks he has done. Another thanks goes to Greg de la Pena for stepping up and taking on the responsibilities of the newsletter.
I also want to thank Dave Harkey for his years as Secretary and for Steve Cate taking on those responsibilities.
With the changing of the Guard there also comes growing pains, so I’m asking all to be patient as we grow and learn our responsibilities
Again as I said last month, we need everyone’s support as we make this transition to a new way of operating our club. Again our Goal is to make the club activities more fun and enjoyable. Remember the purpose of a car club is to “Fix, Preserve and Enjoy our Galaxies(and/or Mercurys - Edsels) and share them with others”.
Allan J. Broer