Dairyland Tin Lizzies


Minutes of November 9, 2008 Meeting

The fall meeting of the Dairyland Tin Lizzies was called to order at 2:08 p.m. by President Kevin Bruso on Sunday, November 9 at Fireside Restaurant in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Present were:

John & Carol Brodtke
Kevin Bruso
Keith & Carol Gumbinger
Pete & Shelly Humphrey
Duane & Nita Nicholson
Harlyn Pilon
Scott & Carren Porter
Rod Prinsen
Jim Rodell, Jr. and Ethan
Jim Rodell, Sr.
Dan & Phyllis Schultz, nephew Elijah
Larry & Barbara Van Hoveln
Joe Vrana
James Wright
Gregg Zangl

Carol Gumbinger moved to accept the minutes of the April 6, 2008 meeting as distributed by Secretary Jim Rodell, Jr. Jim Wright seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Secretary Jim Rodell, Jr. distributed copies of the Treasurerís Report for Treasurer Adam Doleshal, absent from the meeting, along with copies of the financial report from Model T Day 2008. Though he was not seeking reimbursement of expenses exceeding the income from Model T Day, Shelly Humphrey moved to have the Dairyland Tin Lizzies reimburse Jim Rodell, Jr. $122.41 for Model T Day expenses. Carol Gumbinger seconded the motion. Motion carried. Jim Rodell, Sr. moved to accept the Treasurerís Report. Joe Vrana seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Webmaster Carol Gumbinger reported that the club website had 1460 visitors since January.

As Vice-President/Membership Chair, Carol Gumbinger reported that 46 families belong to the Dairyland Tin Lizzies.

Dan Schultz reported that he wishes to continue as club newsletter editor. He also announced that he needs members to contribute articles to the newsletter.


Old Business:

President Kevin Bruso reported on the "Sauk It To Me" tour organized by Steve McFadden over Memorial Day weekend. Kendall Gerrits wrote a report on the tour which is posted on the Dairyland Tin Lizzies website.

Gregg Zangl reported on the "Old Falls Village Days" which was held May 30- June 1 in Menomonee Falls.

Kevin Bruso reported on the June 22 tour organized by Pete and Shelly Humphrey which included a visit to a metal sculptor near Monches and Wayneís Drive-In near Cedarburg.

Pete Humphrey reported on the Green Bay tour he and Shelly organized for the July 4 weekend. Eight Model Tís participated.

Kevin Bruso reported that 970 Model Tís attended the Model T Ford Club of America Centennial Party held in Richmond, Indiana. Everyone had a wonderful experience, and the Dairyland Tin Lizzies were well-represented.

Kevin also reported on the Dairyland Tin Lizzies involvement with the Experimental Aircraft Associationís Fly-In in Oshkosh the end of July. Those involved had positive experiences and were able to rub elbows with famous people.

Jim Rodell, Jr. reported on Model T Day held August 16 at Wisconsin Automotive Museum in Hartford. 48 Model Tís were present, and approximately 200 people were given Model T rides around the parking lot.

Kevin Bruso reported on the surprise party held in honor of Dan Schultzís recovery from a length illness on Labor Day in Sheboygan, organized by Sandra Stock.

Keith Gumbinger and Jim Rodell, Sr. reported that over 20 Model Tís attended the Richfield Historical Society Thresheree on September 21, with tours of Dairyland Tin Lizzies and Model T Ford Club of Greater Milwaukee members led by Tod and Bob Wirth.

Jim Rodell, Jr. reported that five Model Tís attended the "Flivvers and Food" tour he organized for September 27, ending in Hartford to help the city celebrate its 125th Anniversary.

Keith Gumbinger reported on the Model T tour held in the New Glarus area October 17-18.

New Business/Future Events:

The Christmas party was tabled for lack of volunteers to organize an event.

President Kevin Bruso announced that he will chair "Tin Lizzie University" for 2009.

The event will be held Saturday, February 21 at Vrana Frame & Body Shop in West Bend beginning at 1 p.m. Harlyn Pilon suggested "Generator rebuilding and setting of the third brush" as a possible demonstration topic, as he would like to learn more on this subject.

Our next business meeting will be held April 19. Officers will be elected for the 2009-2010 year, and dues will be collected. Jim Rodell, Jr. will find a suitable meeting location.

Keith Gumbinger relayed correspondence to the club sent to his address. Classtique Upholstery in Ham Lake, Minnesota is offering a 10% discount through 2008. A flyer on "Bomac" counterbalanced cranshafts was received. A letter from member Don Tykac of Plymouth informed listeners of a 1917 touring for sale in the Plymouth area.

Shelly Humphrey relayed an endorsement from her father DeWayne Fritz for Herb Walberg, running for the board of directors of the Model T Ford Club International.

Carol Gumbinger moved to adjourn the meeting. Harlyn Pilon seconded the motion. Meeting adjourned at 3:50 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Jim Rodell, Jr.

Secretary, Dairyland Tin Lizzies