APRIL 6, 2017 MEMBERSHIP MEETING MINUTES
OREGON REGION CLASSIC CAR CLUB OF AMERICA
Members and Guests present:
Robert & Frankie Douglas, Howard & Evelyn Freedman,
Rodger & Jan Eddy, John & Georgia Mitchell, Mona Marsh
and Orville Crull, Bill & Mary Jabs, Chris Cataldo,
Larry Schick, Bob Earls, Matt Hackney and Larry & Pat
Director Bill Jabs called the meeting to order at 7:20
pm and circulated signup sheets for both the spring and
A motion was passed to dispense with reading last
month’s meeting minutes.
Treasurer Howard Freedman reported a gross treasury
balance of $8,815.65 which when offset by $1,700 going
for fall tour payments leaves a net balance of $7115.65.
Evelyn Freedman reported that Ray Dunford is home and
doing well but still using a walker. She said that Bev
Smith was not doing well. Larry Cox reported that he
and Pat visited Dennis & JoAnne Gillman. Howard
Freedman reported that Bob Newlands is doing well after
his hernia operation.
Bill Jabs said that the Ladies Tea on May 6th
will start at Freedman’s garage where attendees will be
chauffeured to the Clockwork Rose Tea Emporium in
Bill Jabs explained that because of lack of interest,
Oregon CCCA would not be joining the Mercedes Benz Club
on May 20th – 21st for their
Skamania Lodge/Hood River tour.
Bill reported that there are about twenty cars signed up
for the April 29th – 30th
overnight tour to the Mt Angel Abby, Silverton and the
Oregon Gardens. We will be joined by members of both
the Cadillac and Packard clubs. The tour departs from
Willamette Falls Park at 9:00 am on Saturday the 20th.
Our room rate at the Oregon Gardens is $109 + tax which
includes entry into the gardens.
Bill and Mary Jabs handed out brochures on Oregon
Lavender Destinations and said that their yearly Eagle
Creek Lavender Festival will be on June 24th
and 25th from 10am to 4pm.
Howard Freedman gave an update on preparations for the
Fall Tour and said that there are (21) cars entered.
Howard also reported on the annual CCCA Meeting that he
attended in Reno from March 29th thru April 2nd.
He said that it was an action pact few days which
included seeing three major car collections.
Newsletter Editor’s Report:
Larry Schick said that the spring edition of the
Hood Release will be sent to Bill Jabs for
review by the end of next week prior to printing.
Old Business / New Business:
Howard Freedman suggested that we support the Forest
Grove Concours by sponsoring a trophy or car class in
honor of Jerry Hanauska. A motion was passed to provide
sponsorship in the amount of $300.
Howard also suggested that we donate $500 to national
CCCA to help with badly needed office hardware and
software upgrades. Our donation would be subject to a
plan of action and time frame that is suitable to us.
Bill Jabs called on Rodger Eddy to tell the story about
how he and Jan became owners of the Auburn Hotel in
Auburn, Indiana. Rodger proceeded by giving a
fascinating detailed chronology which started in 1958
when they attended the third annual reunion of the ACD
(Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg) club and stayed at the Auburn
Hotel. His story had far too many zigs and zags to
recount here but Rodger and Jan still own the hotel and
make the annual trek to Auburn for the annual ACD meet
and fill the hotel rooms with enthusiastic attendees
that cherish the yearly tradition. Rodger says it is a
good feeling to know that had they not bought the hotel
it would have fallen to the wrecking ball decades ago.
Bill Jabs announced that next month’s meeting program
would be “Getting to Know Matt Hackney”. He adjourned
the meeting at 8:40 pm.