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We would like to thank Floyd Johns for taking over the job of recording and sending out our monthly meeting minutes as of March 2019.  Thanks again to Bill Carlson for the great job of handling those duties in the past.

May Minutes

4/30/19

Superior A’s April Meeting Minutes

 

President Steve Pellinen called the meeting to order at 6:01 with 44 members present at Dennis Stanaway’s garage. There were 2 A’s in the parking lot.

 

The March minutes were read. Motion to accept by Dennis Sippola with a second by Dave Ollila. Motion carried.

 

Treasurer Jim Penrose gave the treasurer’s report with an outstanding the balance.

 

Correspondence: None

 

Old Business:

Jim Penrose explained what was done with the Pasadena Raffle money.

No, we didn’t win.

 

New Business:

After brief discussion, Bob Saxwald made a motion to get members of the convention committee together to discuss best areas to donate remaining convention funds. This was seconded by Joe Sweidel. Motion carried.

 

Cameron, a film student at NMU, talked to us about reenacting and filming a

story told to the membership by Greg Lindstrom and Dick Lutey. We are going forward with this at this time.

 

Discussion:

Don Giackino spoke on the spring tour to Grand Marais via H58. We will meet at Don’s house at 8:30 a.m. and leave at 9:00 a.m. June 8th. A backup date of June 9th was chosen. We have reservations to eat at the Grand Marais Tavern, which is 86 miles from Don’s home.

 

John Westerlinen told his story of blowing the rear end on his A. Luckily he was close to home.

 

Motion to adjourn meeting at 6:50 by Jim Maki with a second by Dennis Sippola. Motion carried.

 

Next meeting is May 28th with location TBD.

3/26/19

Superior A’s March Meeting Minutes

 

“Model A” Johnson opened the meeting at 6:16 with about 36 members present. There were two Model A’s in the parking lot at the Iron Industry Museum with lots of snow surrounding it.

 

Bill Carlson read the January meeting minutes. (There was no meeting held in February due to illness.)

 

The treasurer’s report was given and the internal audit was discussed.

 

Correspondence: None

 

Old Business:

A spring tour to Grand Marais via H58 out of Munising was discussed. Don Giackino volunteered to make contacts regarding restaurants. This tour would take place after the snow melts, as H58 is a seasonal road and not plowed during the winter. Other tour ideas are welcome and can be discussed.

 

New Business:

Jim Penrose brought up giving the Iron Industry Museum a $50.00 donation to put towards coffee, since they stay open late and supply the coffee for our meetings. After discussion, Jim Sicotte made a motion which was seconded by Dick Lutey to donate this money to the museum. (At the end of the meeting Treasurer Penrose wrote and presented this check to museum staff.)

 

There was discussion on making a contribution to the Pasadena High School Model A Ford Club car raffle.  One option discussed was to send in a $100.00 donation to the cause without purchasing a chance on the Model A and another was to submit it in MAFFI’s name. Keith Johnson volunteered to contact Louie Ironside at MAFFI to see if this would be okay with them.

 

Meeting adjourned at 6:53

Next meeting is April 30th  at 6:00 p.m. with location to be determined.

January 29, 2019

Superior A’s Meeting Minutes

 

Model A Johnson opened the meeting at 6:00 with about 27 members in attendance.  Steve had two family members pass recently.

 

Minutes:  They were not read.

 

Correspondence: none

 

Treasurer’s report:  The books are being audited.  The dues are being collected.  Outstanding balance was given.  The price of stamps went up to $.55.  A motion was made to accept the report by Jim

Penrose with a second by Art G., motion carried.

 

Old/New Business

 

  • The club is looking for spring tour ideas.

 

  • The Club banquet will be on 4/13/19.

 

  • Jim P. Made a motion to give Cliffs Shaft Museum $100.00 to help defray costs, this was seconded by Joe S, motion carried.

 

Frank O. had some rebuilt carbs for sale and to look at.

 

A motion was made to adjourn at 6:18, motion carried.

There are no meetings held in November or December.

October 30, 2018

Superior A’s Meeting Minutes

 

Steve opened the meeting at 1800 at the Tilden Township Hall with about 31 members present.

There were five Model As and a Rolls Royce parked out in the parking lot. 

 

Minutes:  The minutes were read and approved by a motion by Keith J. and a 2nd by Joe S., carried.

 

Treasurer’s report:

None.

 

Correspondence:

  • Steve read a letter from Mr. Greg Fish thanking the Club for its help during their UP Tour. It was a wet and cold success.

 

Old Business: 

  • The Lower Michigan MARC Group tour thru the UP was discussed.  

 

New Business:

  • The buffet party was very successful with plenty of great food.  The hall was full of members and family.
  • Thanks to all who brought the fine food.  Thank you to the Tilden Township Hall for hosting our meeting.
  • The Marc was briefly discussed.
  • Thoughts for the New Year were discussed.  Volunteers for tour coordinators are needed.
  • A good information web site is:  vintagefordforum.com was suggested.
  • Judy mentioned a good tour to Indiana was possible.
  • A motion was made to adjourn at 6:36, the motion carried

 

Next meeting:  1/29/19

September 25, 2018

Superior A’s Meeting Minutes

 

Steve opened the meeting at 1800 at the Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum with about 36 members present.

There were seven Model As parked out in the parking lot. 

 

Minutes:  The minutes were read and approved by a motion by Keith J. and a 2nd by Joe S., carried.

 

Treasurer’s report:

None.

 

Correspondence:

  • Two trip pictures were passed around.
  • Info was discussed on joining MARC the car club  VS  MAFCA.  Jim Penrose discussed the Club insurance between the two, as well as the $10 introductory price to join the Club, and $22.50 for individual members to join them.  It was decided that we will pay the $10 effective Nov. 1, 2018.  A motion to join was made by Bob, with a 2nd by Floyd, motion carried.

 

Old Business: 

  • The Lower Michigan MARC Group tour thru the UP was discussed.  If you wish to tag along, contact Steve. 

 

New Business:

 

  • Jim Penrose’s transmission problem was resolved and discussed. 
  • Markell Carb problem was discussed.
  • Model A rear end stats were discussed. 
  • John from Mohawk came down to the meeting with 3 guests and a dog, in his Model A.

 

Thank you to the Cliffs Shaft Museum for hosting our meeting.

Thanks to Bill Carlson and others for providing snacks. 

Meeting adjourned at 6:47.

August 28, 2018

Superior A’s Meeting Minutes

 

Steve opened the meeting at 6:00 by welcoming about 25 members to Norm Johnson’s garage and with 10 Model A’s present.  Thanks to Norm for hosting our meeting and for the coffee and snacks.

 

Minutes:

The last minutes were read and approved with a motion by Bob S. and a 2nd by Wes H., motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s report:

$18.76 and $15.90 out to the Globe and $30.00 in for memberships.  A satisfactory Audit was concluded.  Joe S. made a motion to accept with a 2nd by Norm L., motion carried.

 

Correspondence:

  • A new member joined so he could get in a classified ad for two model A’s.
  • The Model A Club (MARC) trip was discussed.  Contact Steve if you are interested in tagging along.

 

Old Business:

  • There will be no Fall Tour this year except the tag  along opportunity.
  • Model A Johnson’s roof project was put on hold.

 

New Business:

  • A Committee to make recommendations for the future decided on the following:
  • #1    50% of Door prize funds will be donated to the Michigamee Museum and $100 will be donated to the Cliff Shaft Mine Museum.  This will be for 1 year. Norm J. made the motion with Bob S. which was a 2nd, motion carried.
  • #2  A  person wanted to sell $6000.00 worth of Model A parts to the Club.  It was decided that the Club wasn’t interested.  See Steve if you are interested.
  • #3  A discussion was held on whether to remain with MAFA or to join MARC.  MARC is a Michigan organization.  Some members feel they don’t get much representation with the California group.
  • One member is looking for a frame spreader.

 

Floyd made a motion at 6:35 to adjourn with a 2nd by Dave O., motion carried.


July 31, 2018

 

Superior A’s Meeting Minutes

 

Steve opened the meeting at 6:00 pm by welcoming about 33 members to the Cliff’s shaft Mine Museum with 10 Model A’s and several Hot Rods in the parking lot.  Of special note was a 1932 V-8 Ford that Dick Lutey drove up for the meeting.  This is a very special Ford with a history.

 

Minutes:    The last meeting minutes were read and approved by a motion by Rick and a 2nd by Don, motion carried.

 

Treasure’s Report:

Cash income was $52.70 with $18.76 out to the Globe for printing. A motion to approve by Joe and a 2nd by Floyd, motion carried.

 

Correspondence:

  • Pay the State for non-profit status.
  • Three letters for reference for election of Officers to MAFCA.
  • MARC also wrote concerning next year’s National Convention.
  • Article in the Lanse Sentinel about the successful fish fry.

 

Old Business:

  • Recent events were discussed.  All went well except for two flat tires, foul weather, and a wrong turn.  Both events turned out fine.
  • The Bay Cliff was another successful Model A trip.
  • The fall tour will not happen, no one managed the trip. 

 

New Business:

  • A MARC group will be touring the UP.  Steve will be coordinating with Greg Fish to see if we could tag along with them.  The MARC group will have 14 cars.
  • A discussion was held on up-coming possible projects which could include repairs/ maintenance on the cars.  Model A Johnson’s roof repair could be a good project.
  • Several members have been in ill health lately.  The club wishes them well with a speedy recovery.
  • Newsletter problems were discussed and will be looked into.  Doug will help with the problem.
  • See web site or newsletter for upcoming events.

 

Wes made a motion to close with a 2nd by Dave at 7:10, motion carried.

Next meeting will be on 8/28/18.

June 26, 2018

 

Superior A’s Meeting Minutes

 

Steve opened the meeting at 6:10 at the Negaunee History Museum with about 35 members present and 24 Model A’s and several hot rods parked outside.  Steve thanked the Museum for hosting our meeting as well as the ice cream social.

 

Minutes:  The meeting minutes were approved.

 

Treasurer’s Report:  None

 

Correspondence:

  • Club received a Thank You for the participation in the NMU student video.
  • A letter was sent out to remind people to pay their dues.
  • A letter was read thanking the club for its efforts from Ron Bulluck.

 

Old Business:

  • The picnic is on hold for lack of interest.
  • Reminder on medical stickers.
  • The Lanse fish fry was discussed.
  • Name tags were available.

 

New Business:

  • It was suggested to donate $ to the flood effort in Houghton, the committee will handle it.
  • See web site or newsletter on all upcoming events.
  • Next Meeting will be on 7/31/18.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:00 pm with a motion by Norm and a 2nd by Rudy M.

May 29, 2018

 

Superior A’s Meeting Minutes

 

Norm opened the meeting at 6:10 with 46 members at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum.  There were 10 Model A’s and one Model T in the parking lot.  Norm thanked the Museum for hosting our meeting.  Thanks also to anyone who brought snacks.

 

Minutes:  The last minutes were read and approved with a motion by Doug Oliver and a 2nd by Jim Sicotte.

 

Financial Report:

Jim gave a report with $ 60.00 in for dues and with $16.85 out to Globe Printing.  A motion to approve by Dennis S and a 2nd by D. Ollila, motion approved.

 

Correspondence:

  • None.

 

Old Business:

 

  • 50/50 raffle tickets are for sale. Fund raiser.
  • The L’Anse fish fry is still on.
  • Informative Model A projects are being solicited.
  • Upcoming car shows were discussed.  See the newsletter or the web site for details.
  • Bark River-Harris Winery Tour discussed.    

 

New Business:

 

  • Watch the web site for upcoming events.
  • A car show at Sawyer will be on August 5, 2018.
  • Model T future participation for future events is being considered.
  • A possible picnic is being considered at the Cliff Shaft Mine Museum.
  • Future Club Donations – Five volunteers formed a committee to determine charitable contributions from the Club.  They are J. Penrose, J. Sicotte, W. Hauswirth, C. Johns and D. Sippola. 
  • NMU documentary/film was previewed at the meeting.  Five Club members’ cars took part, with members in costume. 
  • Repair shift towers – Doug Oliver gave a presentation on this subject. 

 

Next Meeting will be on 6/26/18.

A motion to close was made and passed at 7:23.

 

 

 

 

April 24, 2018

Superior A’s Meeting Minutes

 

Steve opened the meeting at 6:00 with about 44 members in attendance at Dennis Stanaway’s garage.  Steve thanked Dennis for hosting the meeting and thanked members for the snacks.  There were 5 Model As outside.

 

Minutes:  The last minutes were read and approved with a motion by John and a 2nd by Dennis S.

 

Financial Report:

Jim gave a report with our income, expenses and net balance.  A motion to approve by Joe S. and a 2nd by Bob S., motion approved

 

Correspondence:

  • A couple of different people are looking for Model A’s.  Contact Steve for further information.
  • Teal Lake Home requested we participate in a car show. To be continued.
  • A NMU student briefed the Club on a brief video being filmed in downtown Negaunee by Cameron  Mattson.  He requested 3-5 Model As participate in the event with vintage clothing.

 

Old Business:

 

  • 50/50 tickets are for sale.
  • The Lanse fish fry is still on.
  • Informative Model A projects are being solicited.
  • The Banquet was discussed. It was a well done by all members.  The Elks and the caterer worked out great, and will be utilized for all future events.

 

New Business:

 

  • Watch the web site for upcoming events.
  • A car show at Sawyer will be on August 5, 2018.
  • Model T future participation for future events is being considered.
  • A possible picnic is being considered at the Cliff Shaft Mine Museum.

 

Next Meeting will be on 5/29/18.

A motion to close was made and passed at 6:45.

March 27, 2018

Superior A’s Meeting Minutes

 

Steve opened the meeting at 6:00 pm at the Negaunee Rod and Gun Club with 33 members present.  He thanked the club for hosting our meeting and also thanked members who brought snacks.

 

Minutes:  The last minutes were read and approved with a motion by Paul Wilson and a 2nd by Dave Ollila.

 

Financial Report: will be available next month.

 

Correspondence:  None.

 

Old Business:

 

  • Different locales for the meeting were discussed with 67 members living in Marquette County.  It was decided to continue as we have.  Different events are scheduled in other areas allowing participation from the more remote members.
  • The Globe printing arrangement is working good.
  • Steve will need help getting the big printer out of his basement.
  • The Modesto Raffle was discussed.  The members decided to give them $100 gift cert. from Snyders and one of our hats with a motion by Dan Smith and a 2nd by Ted B., motion carried.
  • The Spring Banquet is being planned for April 21, 2018 at the Elks.  Remember to sign up.
  • The Spring Tour will be on June 16, 2018 to the Bark River Winery and the Casino.
  • The Fall Tour is still being planned, maybe to Duluth.

 

New Business:

  • There will be a Fish Fry in Lanse hosted by Adrian Jentoft on July 21, 2018 providing he catches the fish.
  • Norm brought in some nametags and ideas to make them.
  • Many interesting Model A problems were brought up and discussed with the possible remedies.  Ted B. brought a rear brake assembly that he had been working on.  Jim P. suggested a recent Restorer magazine had some helpful hints.  Blue Streak points were brought up as the best that you can get.
  • For Model A information – see Keith Johnson our Librarian.
  • Members will be needed to set up for the banquet.

 

Next meeting will be on April 24, 2012 at the Stanaway Museum.

 A motion to close at 7:05 was made by Jim M. with a 2nd by Rick, motion carried.    

2/27/18

 

Superior A’s Meeting Minutes

 

Steve opened the meeting at The Tilden Township Hall with about 30 members present. He also thanked the Hall for hosting our meeting and the members that donated snacks.

 

Minutes:  The last minutes were read and approved with a motion by Norm Johnson and a 2nd by Jim P.

 

Financial Report:

$118 in dues has been collected and a globe printing bill of $19.08 were incurred. A motion to approve was made by Joe S. with a 2nd by Dennis S., motion passed.

 

Correspondence:

 

  • A suggestion to have name tags has been brought up.  Norm will check on prices with the Globe.
  • The Modesto A’s are having a Convention raffle and are looking for a donation. Doug will check up on what other Clubs donated for our Convention.

 

Old Business:

 

  • Art G. will be our events planner.
  • Clay is managing the web site.
  • MAFCA Service Awards were discussed.
  • A maintenance day was discussed.

 

New Business:

 

  • A suggestion was made to consider having our meetings at different locations, discussion followed.
  • Steve brought up the printer problem and a discussion followed.  It was decided to contract the printing out to the Globe with a motion by Floyd and a 2nd by Norm J.  motion carried.
  • Paul Wilson Jr. brought up the UP Steam and Gas Show on 9/3/18.

 

A motion to close was made at 6:45 it carried. 

January 30, 2018
Steve opened the meeting at the Cliff Shaft Museum at 6:00 pm with about 33 members in attendance .  Steve thanked the Museum for hosting our meeting and he also thanked Jim P. and Dave S. for the snacks.

Financial Report:
Jim gave the financial report with current expenses and income from dues.  Dick L. made a motion to approve with a second by Floyd J.  The motion carried.

Correspondence:
Information from Specialty Cams about their products.  See Steve.
- The Model A Museum is soliciting donations.  Paul W. is our liaison.  Thank you Paul.
-A new member, Laura H. inquired about the Youth Restoration program.  This will be discussed next month.

Old Business:
- Steve asked all members to introduce themselves.
- There is a new member list available.
- Website Scam??
- The Club printer is still in question.  We will continue as we have for now.
- Steve reminded members to think about tour options.
- Model A Maintenance Day was not discussed.

New Business:
- Art G. will help with events planning for this year.
- Clay will be updating the website while vacationing.
- Nominations for the MAFCA Service Award are being sought.

A motion to close along with a second were made.  Motion passed at 6:54 pm.

There are no meetings held in November or December.