September 2005
Bob Hollister, Pres.; Bob Torbet, V-Pres.; Jack Putnam, Treas; Jim Cook, Sec/Ed
NEXT MEETING: September 7th 2005 7:30 at Jack Putnam's shop 1215 Hancock Rd 28; Bluffton, (4th house east of Anderson Tractor Supply), Phone (419) 358-6313
The August meeting was attended by 14 members and friends. Bob Hollister led the short business meeting. Jack reported on this years paid membership and the checkbook balance. No new members have joined and two bills have been paid.

We have heard nothing on the Hancock County museum event involving the 1913 Adams truck. We will consider it a dead issue unless someone hears something about it. At this late stage it would be hard to get any participation.

Bob H. mentioned that there will be a tractor show at the Hancock County Fairgrounds in the coming week.  He was under the impression that the dominant name would be "John Deer". The only interest seemed to be in the possibility that there may be a swap meet along with it that will bring some motor scooters.
Ted Schumaker of the Pandora Chamber of Commerce sent out an e-mail to some of the members with the information on the static car display for the August 13th weekend heritage day. All of the previously mentioned freebies were absent from the e-mail; never the less, everyone was encouraged to attend. This is a chance for the club to fulfill its mission in bringing the Model T to the public.

Jim and Jack both received invitations to the Annual Findlay Balloon Festival. They wanted an entry fee of $10 to show our cars. Needless to say, we both threw the invitation away.
On a brighter note, Ken Stucky has been driving his car in some to the area parades and was happy to receive $25 for the best anitique car in the Forest Parade. He also made it into the paper when he used his touring car to chauffer a couple of elderly folks to advertise a rest home in the Columbus area. He had a real treat after the Celina parade when one of the Amphib guys took him out for a ride on Grand Lake Saint Mary's. Its just proof that we need to get the cars out and drive them.  Model T's make things happen.

Melvin stood up during the meeting to announce that a fellow had contacted him by phone and e-mail requesting information about joining the club. He is from Louisianna and said that he'd like to join the club because we have one of the best club websites on the internet.
At this point the editor's head swelled to a magnificent size, only rivaled by the harvest moon
A heartfelt thank-you was presented by those that participated in the Tiffin tour. Everyone had a great time. Jack also appreciated the kind words that were published on the website in memory of Bill Coulman.

Upcoming events include:
The Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village in Dearborn the weekend after Labor Day.
A possible Island Tour to be arranged by Bob Torbet sometime in September or October.
Hershey annual swap meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania - October 5 - 8.

The meeting was followed by the usual refreshment and liars talk. We had a great time tightening up a 1916 wheel that was loosening up on the rim. A big thanks to those that got their hands dirty. We all learned something. Plus, someone picked up my camera and got some good shots for a wheel tightening article.