Check out the dust cover on the Journey with Olds. This will be your first opportunity to register for the 2006 OCA Nationals. It is impor-tant that we get as many early registrations as possible to establish the working capital to order trophies, pay deposits for the tours, and provide for the other expenses that NTOC has taken on as the host chapter.
It is easy, just review the registration form, make your selections and sign up early. Get ready, here they come. As NTOC members we should be among the first to register.
The need for volunteers is still here. Due to business travel Lesa Bishop will not be able to attend the Thursday evening activities so we are looking for someone to help host the event. If you can help, be sure to contact either Murphy or Gene.
All committees should be checking on your need for workers during the actual time of the Nationals. Many people have to make vacation plans early to get the time they want so begin now to make contacts. Try to determine how many people you will need to assist on the tours, to take tickets at the hotel events, to hand out the trophies on Saturday, to tally the score sheets, to provide showfield security, and the many other things that we will need to do.
We still need someone to step forward to control trailer parking. It looks like the Swap Meet coordinator will not be able to attend due to some family health issues so NTOC folks will need to shuffle around to pick up some responsibilities. Thanks Aron for volunteering to assist with some of the new work load.
Inside this Issue
January Meeting . . . 2
2005-2006 Officers. . . 2
Meeting Minutes . . . 3
Helping Hands Drive . . . 3
Donation Form . . . 3
‘06 Nationals Help . . . 4
Did You Know? . . . 4
Christmas Party Highlights . . 4
OCA By-laws Voting . . . 5
Thank You . . . 5
‘06 Powered Show & Race . . 5
New Members . . . 5
For Sale. . . 5
Oldsmar Day Celebration . . . 6
NTOC Member Forum. . . 7
REO Museum Application. . . 7
Membership Application. . . . 8
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January 2006 NTOC Meeting
Sunday, January 8th, 2006
15201 DALLAS PARKWAY, ADDISON, TX 75001
Take 635 east or west & exit Dallas North Tollway North. Go 2 miles, exit Beltline/Arapaho. Stay on service Rd., Go through light at Beltline & at 2nd light make U turn. Hotel is on right, 1 block south.
HELPING HANDS DONATION FORM
Remit To:Cindy Payton P.O. Box 541 Waxahachie, TX 75168 Name: Address: Amount:
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by Darla Walker
President Steve Browning called the December meeting to order at ~ 5:00 PM on the 10th in the meeting room at the Holiday Inn Select – North Dallas. Forty-five members gathered for the meeting and to enjoy our annual holiday dinner and gift exchange afterward. Steve wished everyone a Merry Christmas and put out a call for help with the upcoming Lone Star Nationals. NTOC’ers are encouraged to register early to help provide funds for early needs such as event deposits, printing and supplies, etc... at least three members have already sub-mitted theirs!
Cindy Payton gave a treasurer’s report which itemized the $1600 Helping Hands contributions (Hospitality House and Retirement Center, Women’s Shelter Adopt-a-Family, Wounded Soldiers, and the Peach Tree Place Alzheimer Care Center). Cindy also recognized Stewart and Gayla Stephenson for their additional contributions to complete the wish list for the Women’s Shelter. Murphy Walker donated $100 in coins to begin the collections for 2006. Let us not forget to help those who cannot fully help themselves as we could be one of them at any time. Gene Crowdis announced that the Bishops must resign as committee chairpersons for the After Dinner Welcome Event at the 2006 Nationals due to a work conflict. This also serves as an invitation for a volunteer to step in and guide the partially established plan to completion – which means a successful get acquainted social in June! Aron Nance reported that he has made contact with potential entertainers for this event, and Gene said much of the “basics” (menu, pricing, etc.) have already been coordinated. Please step up and take the lead if you’d like to throw a unique party for a few hundred Oldsmobile friends next summer…
Gene also reminded everyone about special items that will be published in the January issue of JWO. In addition to the National meet registration form and basic informa-tion, the ballot for voting on proposed OCA By-laws changes will be available. Please take the time to under-stand and vote on the rules that govern your club. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact OCA Board members (Pat Yancey, Gene Crowdis or Murphy Walker in Texas) for additional information. The current OCA officers are working very hard to clarify and correct some long-standing discrepancies in our organization in hopes of restoring the fun that club membership should provide. This voting process – as well as the balloting to elect officers in the Spring of 2006 – are very important so all members and associate members should exercise their right to vote. Your actions and voice (or a lack of them!) drive the Club!
Lawrence Dagate reported that TVCC acknowledged and offered appreciation for NTOC’s support through the years. Lawrence will provide updates when received from their January Board meeting. We must not forget to sup-port the lobbyists that serve our hobby !!!
Brad Bishop announced that spirit items would be avail-able at the party to help you find the perfect holiday gift for your favorite Oldsmobile enthusiasts. Hmmmm, what a great idea for birthdays, anniversaries – or just about any day for this bunch!
Be sure to check the January issue of The Rocket for the monthly meeting location. And remember that most meetings in 2006 will be focused on Nationals planning – and many will actually be conducted at the InterContinental to help familiarize us with the hotel and grounds and allow the hotel staff to better understand the requirements of our group. Please include NTOC and the Lone Star Nationals as a top priority in your schedule for ’06 … thanks !!!
NTOC Annual Helping Hands Drive for 2005
We had a balance of $64.29 after the end of year disbursments and $100.00 in change from Murphy & Darla Walker bringing the balance to $164.29 to start the 2006 Helping Hands Fund. We all need to see if we can help meet the goal of $1500.00 that we shoot for each year. There are so many people who are less fortu-nate than we are. Let’s see if we can meet and pass the annual goal again this year.
NTOC CLUB MEMBERS: I NEED YOUR HELP! IF YOU KNOW ANYONE THAT MIGHT PLACE AN ADVERTISEMENT IN OUR 2006 OCA NATIONALS MEET MAGAZINE, CONTACT THEM AND ASK THEM TO PLACE AN AD. THEY AREN’T EXPENSIVE, AND THIS WILL HELP US PAY FOR THE PUBLICA-TION OF THE MAGAZINE. THERE MIGHT EVEN BE A BIT LEFT OVER TO HELP PAY FOR THE NAPUBLICA-TION- NATION-ALS! IF I CAN HELP YOU IN ANY WAY TO CEMENT THE “DEAL,” CALL ME AT 214-327-6699!
2006 Nationals – Need Your Help!
NTOC Christmas Party Included Lots of Fun
Again this year the NTOC family joined together to hold our annual December meeting and Christmas party. With about 60 members in attendance, some from as far away as Houston and Austin, we enjoyed a fine meal, a few recognition awards, and then the gift exchange.
The awards this year were presented to Patrick Langton, Spark Plug Award for stepping up to develop
And the annual NTOC R.E. Olds award was presented to a well deserving couple, Murphy and Darla Walker for their outstanding representation of NTOC wherever they are. From the Road Show booth at the Texas Speedway swap meet to the numerous events, they attend all over the state, to their participation in the 2006 OCA Nationals committees they are never-end-ing sponsors of NTOC and OCA.
Did you know that the current roster of the NTOC shows members from the following: Dallas Garland The Colony Trophy Club
Hudson Oaks Plano Red Oak Garland
Flower Mound Ft Worth Grapevine Arlington McKinney Richardson Roanoke Corsicana Carrollton Marshall Canton Duncanville Mansfield Kennedale San Antonio Austin Lewisville Addison Aubrey Euless
Irving Howe Rockwall Weatherford
Whitehouse DeSoto Grand Prairie Waco
Rowlett Hurst Keller Hallsville
Joshua Salado Frisco Houston
Marietta, OK Camden, ARK Grove City, OH St Louis, MO Stillwater, OK Detroit, MI
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Mark Montgomery 1973 Delta 88 Convertible
Set of wheels and tires that came off my 442. The tires and wheel only have 4,000 mile on them. The size of the wheels are 15x8 and the tire size is 235/60 15 in the front and rear 295/50 15. The make of the wheels is center line hell cats and the tires are Goodyear Eagle GT2 $999.00 obo
Darrel Williams: firstname.lastname@example.org
OCA By-Laws Voting
A Short Message on the OCA By-Laws Voting
This month you will have an opportunity to vote on proposed changes in the OCA By-laws. You are urged to review the proposed changes, ask questions regarding the proposals if you need more information, and vote as you believe will be in the best interest of OCA.
The NTOC officers encourage you to vote early to ensure that you do vote before it slips your mind. If you are coming to the January NTOC and want to bring your completed ballot (Preferably sealed)they will be collected and mailed in as a group.
Can You Imagine …
Not only the shock of being selected by our local Olds family as recipients of the NTOC 2005 R.E. Olds Award – but also to be recog-nized as Mr. and Mrs. Bah Humbug all in the same announcement. What a humbling experi-ence in more ways than one!
Oldsmobile friends and activities have become such a part of us, it’s difficult to imagine our life without them. And it’s very surprising to be sin-gled out for going about our daily routine because of it! Thank you for sharing such a spe-cial honor with us …
With care, Murph and Darla
2006 Oldsmobile Powered Show
and Race Nationals
Eddyville Raceway Park Oskaloasa IA June 9-11,2006
Norwalk Raceway Park Norwalk OH July 21-23,2006
All Eddyville Show car winners will receive a trophy and a free car entry into the Norwalk event. The car show will be judged and organized by the Oldsmobile
Club of Iowa.
EAST VS WEST (RACE CARS) WHO’S THE BEST The dividing line will be the Mississippi River. All race cars wishing to participate in the con-test MUST have an "E" or "W" immediately after their car number and it MUST be included on the
tech card. Ten points per round won. No "E" or no "W" = no points. After both events the results will be displayed and we will see who has won the most points and has bragging right
for the next 12 months.
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Mark Your Calendar
OLDSMAR DAY CELEBRATION
March 25, 2006
The Texas Caravan leaves Thursday, March 23
on the two day trip to Oldsmar, Florida.
The Houston and San Antonio group
will meet the Dallas group
in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The two groups will travel together
to Tallahassee, Florida and spend the night there.
Friday, the group will travel on to Oldsmar, Florida,
with a planned arrival mid-afternoon.
The return trip will begin Sunday Morning.
Olds Club Road Trips can be habit forming.
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R.E. Olds Transportation Museum
R.E. OLDS TRANSPORTATION
240 Museum Drive, Lansing, MI 48933-1905
The NTOC Forum is up and running at:
Members will have to register in order to read
or post. After you register you
will need to email your name and NTOC
member number so he can set up the NTOC
section. If you have any questions contact
Pat Langton at:
The NTOC is a chapter of the O.C.A. (Oldsmobile Club of America). Each of these organizations is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and enjoyment of all Oldsmobile products from 1897 to the present. Ownership of an Oldsmobile is not required for membership in either club. The NTOC general membership meetings are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at a location designated in the club's monthly newsletter "The Rocket"
Complete all information and mail with your payment to: North Texas Oldsmobile Club
P.O. Box 541, Waxahachie, Texas 75168-0541
Name: E-mail: Phone:
1 Year Membership (April to April) $18.00 2 Year Membership (April to April) $32.00
State: Zip: If you prefer, NTOC can forward payment to the OCA.
NTOC Membership # if renewal OCA Membership # if renewal
NEW MEMBERS: Annual dues are prorated at $1.50 per month from the month you join until April 1st. YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE OCA TO JOIN THE NTOC
An NTOC member may include a spouse or immediate family member up to age 18 and can be charged no additional membership fee. The family members have access to all club benefits, but only one monthly issue of "The Rocket" is sent per family. Membership fees are not refundable.
North Texas Oldsmobile Club P.O. Box 541
Waxahachie, Texas 75168-0541