January 6, 2018
The January meeting of the Southeastern British Motorcar Owners’ Club was called to order by President Sebastian DiMauro. He wished everyone a Happy New Year. The attendance roster was passed, and there was a full house with 30 members in attendance. New members Pete and Frances Thompson were welcomed. They are the owners of a ‘75 Spitfire that has been worked on for 15 years. Karen and David Thomas introduced their guests, Mica Graves and John Ramirez. Karen said they attended SEMA with them. They are two Mercer University engineering students who love cars and adventure. Another guest, Charlie, who is a friend of Jeff Homes, owned an early Mini Cooper. His son owns a ’65 TR4. Jerry Azzara gave the Treasurer’s report. Jerry reported that our club made 5 charitable donations of $300 each. He said the specific charities can be found on the website. He also reported that he has taken over the website and is working on it with the help of Dave Hugo.
Jerry Tolbert was this month’s “First British Car” discussion. He was a hotrodder in his youth. Fran suggested he go a different direction, so he bought a TR4A from Billy Weaver. Although wrecked, he restored it as well as about 14 other cars through the years. He traded a Model T for a ’35 Ford Coupe whose parts were in 3 parts of town! A ’33 Ford Coupe with three windows was also one of his projects.
The December Christmas Party was a success. There were many comments about what a successful party it was. The food was good, and the auction made for a fun evening. A big thank you to everyone who donated a basket or other item. Next year’s event has already been reserved for Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Demetri’s.
Nominations were made for 2018-2019 Officers. A vote will be taken at the February meeting with the installation at the Annual General Meeting in March:
President: Sam Maw
Vice President: Dennis Bromley
Secretary: Mary Reed
Treasurer: Jerry Azzara
Web Master: Dave Hugo
Future SBMOC Events:
The January Noggin N Natter will be held Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 6:00 at Wild Ace Pizza in Greer, SC
January 30 – February 2 a group is going to Savannah, GA. A block of rooms has reserved at the 1790 Inn. Contact Larry Diaz with questions or further details to participate.
Sheila Dusky has graciously invited members to come to her home after the February 3, 2018 meeting to see the Studebakers. After that, lunch will be her son’s BBQ at the shop. Thank you, Sheila!
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held March 3, 2018 at 9:00 AM at the Golden Corral. Officers will be installed at that meeting. Members who have paid their annual dues will be treated to breakfast.
Bill McCall reminded everyone to put the Crayfish and Oyster Roast on their calendar for April 7, 2018.
Sam Maw has agreed to lead our Great Scot British Car Show held May 26, 2018 at Furman University. He announced that this is our 10th Anniversary of this popular show! Ann Moran will assist with the event. Sam asked members to step up to volunteer/help. The featured marque this year will be Triumphs. Sam reminded club members to get t-shirt sponsors for $100 and door prizes
Check the website for additional information regarding events.
Old Business: None given
Respectfully submitted by Annette L. Porter, Secretary SBMOC