February 2009
Bob Torbet, Pres; Bob Hollister, V-Pres.; Jack Putnam, Treas; Jim Cook, Sec/Ed
NEXT MEETING: February 4th 2009 7:30 at Jack Putnam's shop 1215 Hancock Rd 28; Bluffton (fourth house east of Anderson Tractor Supply), Phone (419) 358-6313
The January meeting, led by Bob Torbet, was held in Jack Putnam's shop with 9 members and friends in attendance.  We hadn't received the January statement; so, a full treasurer's report was not possible.  We are solvent.

Bob relayed a story of a six year old who managed to take his parents' Ford for a ten mile drive to school.  He didn't quite make it all the way; but instead, smacked a poll and got out to continue to walk to school.  The parents are being held for neglect.

The Norwalk speedway wants us to show our T's for educational reasons.  As of the January meeting, they are expecting us to pay an admission fee for this privilege.  Jack said that he'd talk to them about our possible willingness under a completely different set of arrangements.

In Jamboree news, Jim let everyone know that the host hotel for the Tiffin based tour will be the Holiday Inn Express with a total of 65 rooms.  The Hampton has blocked 25 rooms for us.  The Fairgrounds has set aside 20 sites with electric and water for camping. We continue to discuss some other places to house people.  Some of the possible sites could be the Indian motorcycle collection, Hayes Memorial, SCRAP meet (engine show), train museum, copper kettle maker, Al Capone's Bucyrus headquarters,  antique engine barn, the murals of Bucyrus, Parker's covered bridge, and the Indian mill on the Sandusky River.  The list will need to be narrowed down.
                                                                                                 Jim Cook
Possible Stops for the Jamboree
Jack Putnam at the Indian Mill on the Sandusky River near Upper Sandusky, Ohio
The scenery near the mill is better than the surrounding flat farm land
    Friday will be a general tour of the Tiffin area.  We still need to arrange with Wayne just exactly how he will host 200 plus viewers of his collection.  We may need the club to help man the garages to ensure that everyone stays safe and that none of Wayne's valued collection is damaged or lost. 
     This may be a good chance for our club members to get to know Wayne and be a visible ambassador for the club at the same time.  Without our help, I doubt that Wayne will be willing to open this collection to the public in this way.
The same thing applies to Don's collection of Indian motorcycles.  He is thinking of putting them all out under one tent.  That way people can get a good look at them without disturbing the rest of Don's collection.
I'm sure that we can get Franky to set out his cars for a drive by.  He will be touring with us on this day; so, he may need someone to babysit the collection.  His barn and shop will be on the route to the Saturday morning coffee stop near New Washington.