of April 2, 2006 Meeting
The spring meeting of the Dairyland Tin
Lizzies was called to order at 2:05 p.m. on Sunday, April 2 in the theater area
of the Oconomowoc Historical Society museum by President Keith Gumbinger.
were: Kevin Bruso
DeWayne Fritz & Diane Scheid
Keith & Carol Gumbinger
Pete & Shelly Humphrey
Jim & Sandra Rodell
Jim & Colleen Rodell, Eric, Ethan
Dan & Phyllis Schultz
Ron & Sandra Stock
Bob & Alice Wirth
Gregg & Pam Zangl, Ford
Jim Hess moved to accept the minutes of the November 13, 2005 meeting as
printed in The Buzz and
distributed at the meeting. Shelly
Humphrey seconded the motion. Motion
President Keith Gumbinger distributed copies of the Treasurer’s Report
prepared by Treasurer Adam Doleshal, unable to attend the meeting because of a
funeral. Jim Hess moved to accept
the Treasurer’s Report. Kevin
Bruso seconded the motion. Motion
Webmaster Carol Gumbinger reported on the club website and reminded
members to check the “Updates”.
Kevin Bruso announced that after five years as editor of The Buzz,
he is turning over the editorship to Dan Schultz. Pete & Shelly Humphrey
will assist with printing and distribution.
Members at the meeting showed their appreciation for Kevin’s efforts
with a round of applause.
Keith Gumbinger reported on the January 21 Christmas party hosted by Adam
& Christine Doleshal and Pam Zangl. The
party was a huge success with over forty people in attendance.
President Gumbinger reported on Tin Lizzie University held February 11 at
Vrana Frame & Body Shop in West Bend.
Keith thanked Joe Vrana, Kevin Bruso, Adam Doleshal, Rod Prinsen, and Jim
Rodell, Sr. for their contributions to this event.
Jim Hess reported on the Dairyland Tin Lizzies swap meet booth at the
February 26 Winter Swap Meet at the Washington County Fair Park.
Several new members were recruited at the swap meet.
Discussion began about the balance of funds left in the regional tours
checking account. Shelly Humphrey moved to save discussion and decision-making
on this topic for the New Business portion of the meeting before election of
officers. Kevin Bruso seconded the
motion. Motion carried.
President Gumbinger promoted
the MTFCA National Tour June 18-23 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
Gumbinger and Schultz families will be attending.
Keith also promoted the MTFCI National Tour held July 16-22 in Clear
Lake, Iowa. Adam & Christine
Doleshal, DeWayne Fritz, Dan & Phyllis Schultz, and Bob & Alice Wirth
will be attending.
Kevin Bruso reported on the “Waterfall
Tour” he has organized to be held May 27-29 in the Crivitz area.
Kevin reported that six Model T’s were registered, and the entire group
will be staying at Popp’s Resort. Mileage
will be 75-90 miles per day.
On June 25, the Mayville Historical Society
will be holding their annual Ice Cream Social at the Hollenstein Carriage
Factory. Those interested in
attending should meet at Jim & Colleen Rodell’s house for an informal ½
hour tour to the event, departing from their home at 1 p.m.
Pam Zangl announced that Menomonee Falls was also holding “Old Falls
Village Days” the same weekend on both Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 9
a.m. “ Old Falls Village Days”
is held at the Menomonee Falls Historical Park on the corner of County Line Road
and Pilgrim Road. Pancake breakfast
Sunday morning beginning at 7:30 a.m. It
was suggested that members may wish to attend Old Falls Village Days with their
Model T’s either Saturday or Sunday morning before heading to Mayville.
Jim Rodell, Jr. announced plans for
“Flivver Fest” to be held around the Cedarburg area on July 22.
A morning tour will lead us to a viewing of David Uhlein’s private
collection. After the visit to
Uhlein’s, we will tour to “Railroad Park”, the grounds of the Milwaukee
Light Engineering Society for a picnic and rides on their model trains.
Our club will pay for the meals of train club members at the picnic, in
gratitude for the opportunity to ride the trains.
Jim Rodell, Sr. moved to charge $7.00 per adult for the picnic for
members and other Model T guests, with the club treasury used to subsidize the
balance of picnic costs. Pete
Humphrey seconded the motion. Motion
carried. Sandra Stock volunteered to bake the traditional Henry Ford
birthday cake for the event.
Jim Rodell, Jr. reported on plans for Model
T Day to be held August 19 at the Wisconsin Automotive Museum in Hartford.
Sign-up sheets were circulated to gain volunteers for running various
parts of the event.
The Wisconsin Capital Model T Club will be
holding their Hill and Valley Tour and related events in Cross Plains on
September 16. Gregg Zangl will lead
interested members on a tour to the event from eastern Wisconsin.
Jim Hess will plan an overnight tour
September 30 and October 1 in the East Troy and Fort Atkinson area.
The next club business meeting will be held
Sunday, November 12. Location to be
Several non-club events were announced.
Jim Rodell, Jr. distributed brochures for Elmer’s Auto and Toy Museum
in Fountain City. Keith Gumbinger
announced the “License to Cruise” event on September 29 in Appleton, which
is featuring the Model T this year. Dan
Schultz announced the History Adventure Weekend in Sheboygan featuring pre-WWII
cars to be held July 9.
Dan Schultz suggested a tour in memory of
Dispense of funds left from the three
regional tours was brought back to the floor.
Jim Hess moved to combine
the tour fund, predicted to be over $600 after paying for videos to be
distributed to 2005 participants, with the general treasury. Jim Rodell, Sr. seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Carol Gumbinger moved to establish an
incentive program to help planners of tours by paying $25 for one day tours, $50
for two day tours, $75 for three day tours, etc. to help defray tour planning
costs. Jim Rodell, Sr. seconded the
motion. Motion carried. Other ideas for use of club funds began to surface.
Pete Humphrey moved to limit planned expenditures to Flivver Fest and
tour planning incentives until the next business meeting.
Jim Hess seconded the motion. Motion
President Keith Gumbinger presented the
existing slate of officers as nominees for an additional year of service, and
asked for nominations from the floor. Jim
Hess moved to close nominations and keep the existing slate of officers.
Bob Wirth seconded the motion. Motion
The meeting was adjourned.
Jim Rodell, Jr.
Secretary, Dairyland Tin