ISSUE 7 G aN a A M d A F d C b A
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GRA-NEVA GRAMAaron Johnson Bill Mitchelll Jan Elliott Sharon Pierce Sandy Yanko Kristi Turnsk Vern Harms OFFICERS 2020 President Vice-President Treasurer Editor Secretary Membership Tour Director 272-4683 273-1620 273-5829 470-8930 432-2579 274-7079 272-4683 ACCC Asst Editor B da &A i . Historian Publicity Sheriff Sunshine Technical Webmaster Bill Mitchell Karen Mitchell Jennifer Johnson Bill Mitchell Bobbie Whiting Steve Straw Jennifer Johnson Ron Pierce Bridgette Holzapple 273-1620 273-1620 272-4683 273-1620 470-9191 432-9132 272-4683 470-8930 268-3800 This is the newsletter of the Gra-Ne a A s (Grass
Val-ley/Nevada City) Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America (MAFCA.) Feel free to use information here, with credit.
Club members may place a business card size advertisement in this paper for a small fee; contact the Treasurer.
Club meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month - (place not yet been decided) at 7:00 p.m. We welcome all guests.
If you are interested in a membership in MAFCA; write to MAFCA, 250 S. Cypress, La Habra, CA 90631
Also join us for an informal get-together at the
Paulette s Countr Kitchen, Wednesda mornings about 7:00 a.m. in the ault .
Items for the newsletter can be emailed to:
Check our Website at: Granevaas.com for past newsletters
SERVICE CHAIRPERSONS - 2020
P e iden Me age f JULY 2020
Everyone stay inside as much as possible. Hopefully we will all get through this soon and come out fine on the
other side!!! Prayers to Calvin Campbell who lost a family member.
A if 2020 ca ge a
e i e e i g ha i
has. Everyday I am enveloped by some sad or
dis-paraging news, but buried somewhere in the hype,
the confusion, the chaos, there is always something
great. This club is great, resilient, and tenacious.
We have motored on, holding safe tours, safe
meet-ings, and still heading out for adventure. I miss the
genuine free spirit we once had but applaud the
nev-e gi nev-e i a i dnev-e nev-e nev-e dnev-e nev-e
It is great every
time I get to see and talk to you guys.
We still have some surprises in store and maybe
even a Mystery Tour to hold. I feel like our 60th
Anni-versary will likely be celebrated in our 61st year but
I a e i .
So in the meantime be safe, be adventurous, never
CALENDA F E EN
Bold & underlined print dates show official club events.
Italic print dates show events of general interest
2020 G a-Ne a A
UPCOMING Model A To
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fo mo e info ma ion.
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/S a Mee 2020 (????)
Swap Meet --- October 3, 2020
Classic Car and Parts Swap Meet
Cal Expo Parking Lot A and 26
7AM - 1 PM Admission $12 Parking $10
Ca & C ee
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EDI OR NO E :
Hello all my friends~
We missed you guys again. Not sure when it will
be safe for Ron to mix with our friends.
We a e i e ide i he A hich i a a f .
We i g i g i i e ai e . I
tough for all of us. It is what it is.
S a afe, a .. Wea
Your Editor & Publisher
If you need any Technical advice, please
contact Ron Pierce at 530-470-8930.
HAVES AND WANTS
Thanks to Jennifer Johnson
for birthday &
Let us know if you have
a Ha e Wa
the next meeting.
Coffee will be supplied by
the Elks Lodge for $1.00 per cup w/
free refills. Please pay up!
*** Meeting refreshments (ie cookies,
pies, etc) will be brought in by
in-dividual members, alphabetically by
last name each month.
Any questions re refreshments or
can t make it to the meeting, please
contact Aaron Johnson and/or Bill
STAY TUNED - NOT SURE
WHERE EACH MONTH.
August - September
August - September
8/22 J & D
9/10 B & K
GRA-NEVA MODEL A CLUB
GENERAL MEETING MINUTES
July 23, 2020
CALL TO ORDER: President Aaron Johnson called the meeting to order at 7:07 pm and welcomed everyone to the meeting at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley. He especially welcomed our newest members, Wayne and Tish Buti on attending their second meeting.
VICE-PRESIDENT Bill Mitchell reported on ACCC and said we seem to be caught up now.
SECRETARY Sandy had no report. Aaron asked the Club if anyone had any additions or corrections to Minutes or the Newsletter published in June 2020. There were none. A motion to approve the minutes was made by Jerry Dorville and seconded by Steve Straw. The Club voted to approve.
TREASURER Jan Elliot was absent.
EDITOR Sharon Pierce was absent.
MEMBERSHIP Kristi Turnsk welcomed our newest members, Wayne and Tish Buti, again to the Club
PUBLICITY Bobbie Whiting was absent.
SUNSHINE Aaron reported for Jennifer Johnson that a sympathy card had been sent to Virginia and Calvin Campbell for their recent loss of a family member.
TECHNICAL Ron Pierce was absent.
TOUR CHAIRMAN Vern Harms told us that although no tours were scheduled lately a spontaneous Model A tour was organized by Ron Pierce and Calvin Campbell on July 4. The group drove around Grass Valley and Nevada City and had
a g ea ece i f e e a i g a d ce eb a i g he H ida . The e e e 9 M de A i he g a d ice c ea
at the end of the ride.
Future Tours: August -Possibly a Yard Art Tour organized by Kay Harms contest to spot specific art. Sept 13 Winery Tour of Lucchesi Vineyards organized by Kristi and Steve Turnsk. Oct LWW Car Show/Picnic/Pontoon Boat Ride by Bill Yanko is still planned
Other Ideas: Vern suggested having a short tour driving locally and getting root beer floats.
Another idea was meeting on Tuesday evenings 6-8pm at Baskin Robbins for ice cream.
Saturday Sept. 19 will be the Fall Hill Climb announced by Steve Straw. It will be held near the Auburn Airport. If we were to go as a group and all arrive at the same time we would get in for half price, $5. Steve Turnsk announced that On Saturday, November 7 the Trans-Sierra 88 Rally will be held. It will be a rally from
d Ne ada Ci D ie i e. I a de c ibed a a gh a d b e g f d i e . The e i be cia
gatherings Nov. 6 & 8. It was suggested we could go to Downieville in modern cars to be there to greet the drivers when they arrive on Nov. 7.
OLD BUSINESS: None
(page two of the Minutes)
SHERIFF COLLECTS BADGE FINES: Steve Straw collected $2.00
ATTENDANCE AWARD The name drawn for the award was Irene Travis who was not present.
GOTS AND WANTS: Vern announced that a former member is selling a Model A tool kit for $20 and many manuals and catalogues for $5 each. He will give whatever he earns from this to the Club.
Aaron Johnson stated that he had a question for the board to vote on since we have a quorum tonight.
Karen Mitchell is printing the few copies of our newsletter that need to go to members via USPS. She would like to do the copying at home rather than having House of Print and Copy do it. The House of Print and copy charges $2.50 for the number of pages she usually needs. By doing it at home the Club would save $2.50 monthly.
Aaron asked if the board would approve this change. The board members present approved this change. Board members included: Aaron Johnson, Bill Mitchell, Sandy Yanko, Vern Harms and Kristi Turnsk.
50-50 RAFFLE The winner of the raffle, Steve Straw, received $20.
ADJOURNMENT Before adjourning Aaron asked the group if they liked meeting in parks and everyone said they did. Aaron suggested looking into Condon Park in Grass Valley for our next meeting.
Aaron adjourned the meeting at 7:45
Respectfully submitted, Sandy Yanko, Secretary
ATTENDEES: Bill & Sandy Yanko, Vern and Kay Harms, Steve & Vicki Straw, Jerry Dorville, Janet and Gary Spencer, Aaron Johnson, John Burnside, Bill Mitchell, Wayne & Tish Buti, Kristi & Steve Turnsk