Dairyland Tin Lizzies

 Minutes 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. 

 Present were:  Kevin Bruso

                        Andy Edler

                        Richard Edler

                        DeWayne Fritz & Diane Scheid

                        Nate Gerrits

                        Shawn Gerrits

                        Keith & Carol Gumbinger

                        Jim Hess

                        Pete & Shelly Humphrey

                        Dean Meissner

                        Rod Prinsen

                        Jim & Sandra Rodell

                        Jim & Colleen Rodell, Eric, Ethan

                        Dan & Phyllis Schultz

                        Ron & Sandra Stock

                        Joe Vrana

                        Bob & Alice Wirth

                        James Wright

                        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 carried. 

     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 carried. 

     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.

 Old Business:

      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. 

 New Business:

 National Events

      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. 

 Local Events

      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 announced. 

     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 Lyle Herman. 

      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 carried. 


     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 carried. 

      The meeting was adjourned.

 Respectfully submitted,

 Jim Rodell, Jr.

Secretary, Dairyland Tin Lizzies