From The Drivers Seat

 


 
 

        In October, the club did a Donut & Picnic Tour. We started in Tustin, and then drove through Live Oak Canyon, Antonio Parkway,  and La Plata, to get to San Clemente. The run was hosted by Barbara Inskeep, and Laurie Lyon-Diaz. It was a wonderful drive, a great weather day, and was well attended. Barbara Inskeep and Laurie Lyon-Diaz have been doing an exceptional job of finding places to go, during these times when most places are closed.

        The garage tech session was in Fullerton, with a one day notice on the topic of General Maintenance for a T car. Everything went well. The tech session was well attended, despite having short notice. This has been another area that has been difficult to schedule in advance, or finding one  willing to host a group.

        The program for the November 3rd meeting is “Elections – US vs. England.” David Moore will be doing the program for this evening. This will again be held via ZOOM, as from what I last heard, the Elk’s Lodges have not been given the word to open from their national organization.

The 47th Annual Vintage MG Club of Southern California ALL MG Parts Exchange is set for Sunday, November 19, 2017. The Olde Ship, Santa Ana, 1120 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana. Time is 8:00 a.m. to noon. The restaurant restrooms will be open. Trailer parking will be limited. Parking in the lot is for sellers only. Face masks will be required. Simon Collier has made sure that we can again hold our event, despite the fact that the Santa Ana Olde Ship is still closed. I do not know if the restaurant will open for food or drinks, but I would think open for drinks, and simple food items will be available. If you are in the mood to go out to dinner, please patronize the Olde Ship Fullerton location. They are open Tuesday through Sunday, hours vary .

 

 

 

        The ladies of the Vintage MG Club of Southern California are having a Spring Tea Garden event in Fullerton, on Saturday, November 21st. Contact Barbara Inskeep or Laurie Lyon- Diaz if interested.

        The Vintage MG Club of Southern California Christmas Party is scheduled for Saturday, December 13. Location: Gulliver’s Prime Ribs of Beef restaurant, in Irvine, CA. 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $45.00 per person. Mark your calendars now. More information in the October newsletter. Make your reservations now, and send you checks to Kathy Christian, along with your meal choices.

        We used to do a lot of breakfast runs Breakfast runs can be added to a month’s already scheduled event, as not everyone can make the monthly event date. It can be a driving tour, or a rally with questions. They are easy to put on. Step up to the plate, and plan on putting one on. Lighten the load on our Events Chairpersons!!!

        To add to that, every Saturday (just about) at 12:00 p.m., a group of members meet at the Jagerhaus in Anaheim for lunch. A great brain trust, and the greatest topics of discussion. (other restaurant patrons have told us so). Carl Cederstrand, Gary Crow, Tom Graham, and myself generally attend. And, twice a month, at the Olde Ship in Santa Ana, we get together for dinner, on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

        Volunteerism is the key to an organization’s success! .As the Star Trek crew gave way to Star Trek: The Next Generation, the next generation of VMG volunteers needs to come forward. Please consider taking a board position for at least one year. While it looks like we have a lot going on, we can always use club members to volunteer. Positions are opening up on the board, and we would love to see new faces become active there.

Until next month,
 
John Seim

 

 

   


 

 

 

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