March - remtc


March - remtc
Redwood Empire Model T Club
REMTC Celebrates 25 Years
1990 — 2015
Safety Check — March 21st
March 17 — Happy St. Pat’s Day
Published Monthly by
The Redwood Empire Model T Club (REMTC)
P.O. Box 1058 Forestville, CA 95436
(An Official Non-Profit Chapter Of The Model T Ford Club Of America)
Volume 25 No. 3
mARCH 2015
President................................Richard Chuck
Vice President........................Rich Randolph
Secretary................................Nanette Chuck
Treasurer................................Bill Newlin
Tour Chairman......................George Jones
Newsletter Editor.................. Ginny Rich
Club Historian.......................Jeanne Nelson
Sunshine Lady.......................Pam Johnson
Membership...........................Steve Vining
Librarian................................Pete Rich
Special Events........................Vince Gregoire
Webmaster.............................Steve Vining
Dessert list for 2015
Please bring dessert for 40. Also bring paper plates and plastic forks if needed. If you
can’t make the meeting you are signed up for,
please call a substitute.
Thanks to all the folks that brought desserts
last year. It is so good to see all the months
filled on the first signup sheet.
Fran Faraudo
Chris Rich
Sandy O Halloran
Rich & Betsy Randolph
Earl & Dot Holtz
Fritzie Amantite
Robin Summerfield
Cindy V./Donna Jones
Gwen Brown
Dianna Shimkowsku
March Birthday’s
Joe Konvalinka
Cindy Vining
Dale McCoy
Susan McCoy
Steve Nelson
Jayne Jones
George Merrill
Max Meyer
Bill Cannam
April Butula
John Girman
Ginny Rich
March Anniversaries
Johnson, Donald & Pamela
Summerfield, Larry & Robin
Taylor, Robert & Melanie
President’s Message
The 2015 touring season is off to a great start. The Valentine’s Day Alexander Valley/River Rock flash tour sponsored by Joan and Chris Rich was a tremendous success with thirteen cars, and that sets the benchmark for all
other tours in 2015.
Make your plans to attend the Safety check on March 21, 2015. The problems they find at the Safety Check typically range from loose steering wheels, and wobbly shims to leaking gasoline. Do you have a fire extinguisher?
Topics for discussion at the March meeting will include:
Preparation for the Safety Check:
We will vote for meat preference . . . ideas submitted are: 1. Rib s and chicken. 2. No change--Tri-tip and chicken.
Any other preferences need to be submitted at or before the March 5 meeting when this will be voted on.
Volunteers for doing the inspection: Pete, Chris and Ted? Others? Cooks? Set-up? Clean-up?
Christmas Party location . . . ideas submitted are: 1. Oakmont 2. Graton Community Center 3. Mister McGoos. If anyone is researching additional locations, we can delay the vote for another month.
Touring Tip: Allow room between yourself and the car in front of you when approaching steep hills.
See you all at the March 5th meeting,
Ed’s Notes
Lou Colombano Celebrates 100 Years!
Charter member Lou Colombano’s 1915 Runabout was center stage for the memorable event. Nobody is
prouder of their Model T than Lou, who has won many awards and trophies for his beautifully restored 1915
Runabout. I don’t know who looked more dapper, Lou or the Model T as they greeted over 200 guests.
REMTC General Meetings for 2015
The meeting place is Round Table Pizza on Marlow Road. 6:00 pm for dinner and 7:00 pm for meeting. We meet on the first Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted.
REMTC Tours for 2015
March 21st. — Annual Safety Check — Hosted by the Hasse Family.
April 18th — Pancake Breakfast and tour — Hosted by the Nelson’s
May 2nd. — Ladies Victorian Tea Party — Hosted by Dot Holtz
May 30th — Forestville Parade — Forestville Youth Park Barbecue Hosted by Rich’s
June 27th — Friendship Tour Date — hosted by REMTC
July — Welsh barbecue and tour for HCCA & REMTC
July — Montgomery Village car show. Vince will set the date.
August 22nd — Car Show at Robert Young Winery — special event Chairman –
Vince G.
August 26-30th — Overnight Tour to the Gold Country Hosted by
the Chuck family.
September 19th — REMTC’s 25th anniversary party at Cazanoma Lodge. Rich
Randolph - committee chair.
October 24th — Fall color Tour — Rich Family hosts.
November - Open
December — Annual Christmas Party.
Swap Meets and Events
MARCH 27-29, 2015 — Garden Grove (Anaheim), California - “FOLLOW THE GOLDEN BRICK ROAD”
MTFCA GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY & 50th ANNUAL MEETING. Hosted by the Orange County Model T Ford
Club. You are cordially invited to join us for a journey through 50 fabulous years of the Model T Ford Club of
America! Cost for the planned activities is $150.00 per person. Host Hotel: Embassy Suites Anaheim South (a
Hilton Hotel) 11767 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840 800-362-2779 Or on-line:
Bakersfield Swap Meet – April 9-11 — 2015
South P Street, Bakersfield, CA
SWAP Friday – April 10
MEET: • 6:00 am vendors only
• 7:00 am Gates Open
• General Admission $5.00
• Pre WWII Cars • Parts • Automobilia • Clothes
• Early Breakfast by Teen Challenge
• 12:00 pm Lunch – Pulled Pork
• 5:00 Dinner: Tri-Tip, Fairgrounds
May 31, 2015(Sunday) - Auburn, CA - Mother Lode Model T Club 39th Annual Swap
Meet. Cars, Parts, Memorabilia. Spaces 15x25
on Grass -$25.00. Gold Country Fairgrounds,
200 Fairgate Rd. Setup after 4 pm Saturday
May 30, Gates open 5 AM Sunday May 31. No
reservations. Contact: Gary (530) 823-7957,
or John (916)202-5842 or web -
Redwood Empire Model T Club
General Meeting, February 5th, 2015
Meeting held at Round Table Pizza, Marlow Rd., S.R.
President, Richard Chuck, called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm by thanking the Christmas Party committee, the Officer’s Exchange Luncheon committee; and thanked Ginny for editing the newsletter even while she was recuperating.
The membership was asked to adapt a policy, when an activity requires an expenditure of funds, that a discussion be
held at the meeting, and that a vote be held the following month.
Attendance: There were 46 members in attendance. All of the board members were present.
Secretary’s Report: The December meeting minutes were read by Nanette Chuck and approved by Ginny Rich and
seconded by Rich Randolph.
Treasurer’s Report: The Treasurer’s report was read by Bill Newlin and approved by Pete Rich and seconded by
Andy Clarey.
Tour Report: George Jones reported on the trouble truck volunteers.
He reminded people to make their hotel reservation for the August overnighter. The information is in the February
Chris Rich announced the Heart to Heart flash tour for Valentine’s Day.
April 18 is the pancake breakfast.
May 2nd is the tentative date for the Ladies Tea.
June is being considered as the month REMTC will host the Friendship Tour with the Model A club.
Sunshine Report: Pam Johnson sent out two cards this month and will send out a 100th birthday card to Lou Colombano.
Fran and Con Faraudo thanked everyone for their cards, attending the service, and caring gestures following the passing of her son.
Librarian Report: Pete Rich reported that he has a movie on tape for those interested in watching a new California
History Channel movie.
George reported that Mike Bender, out of the Oklahoma club, made Model T videos
You can see more at
Editor’s Report: The new Membership Roster will be available at the March 21st Safety Check hosted by the Haase
family. Reminders were to pay your dues, and to make sure Ginny has your current information for the new roste
Ginny announced the dates for: The Garden Grove MTFCA is celebrating their 50th anniversary on March 27-29th.
Bakersfield Swap Meet is April 9-11; and Auburn Swap Meets is May 31st.
Historian Report:
Special Events:
Old Business: A Christmas donation was made to Meals-on-Wheels.
The website has been updated.
The remaining flashing lights were sold before the meeting finished.
New Business: Vince inquired about the trouble truck lights that were supposed to be purchased.
Discussion was held regarding the Safety Check.
Chris Rich would like to host an auction in November and suggested the Graton Community Center as the location.
Pasta King could cater the lunch. Bill Newlin and Steve Vining offered to help.
A Christmas party committee was formed and the members are: Rich Randolph, Pam Johnson, Robin Summerfield,
Gwen Brown, Linda Mori Jones, and Fran Faraurdo. Robin tentatively saved the date for December 2015 at Mister
Thank you Linda Mori for providing the dessert.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:56 pm
Respectfully submitted, Nanette Chuck, Secretary
Annual Safety Check & Pot Luck
Saturday, March 21st
Place.......................8355 Starr Road., Windsor, CA
Time........................9:30 AM—Inspections start
Bring.......................Appetizers, Side dishes, Salads & Desserts
REMTC .................Provides Corn Beef, Cabbage & Beverages
Host........................Dave & Sherry Haase. 707-837-8794
R.S.V.P....................Please, so the food can be ample!
Directions to haase Barn:
Redwood Hwy - 101 North
Take off-ramp - Shiloh Road
Left on Shiloh Road - West
Right onto Windsor Rd.
Left on Reiman
Left on Starr Rd. to 8355
Please RSVP to the Hasse's.
Call Dave and Sherry @ 707-837-8794
Bring your Model T’s for a free safety inspection. We will use the guidelines provided by the
National Model T Ford Club of America. You will receive a printed list of inspection points and
problems that need attention. Our Club members provide this service every year to help new
and seasoned Model T owners recognize potential safety issues. This in no way negates the
owners responsibilty to keep their T in safe running condition. The Safety team is all volunteer
Club members.
Don’t miss this fun day and the kick-off to our touring season. Seeing friends after the winter
months and checking out the T’s. What better way to spend the day. What will Dave do this year?
Nelson’s Pancake Breakfast
DATE: Saturday, April 18th, 2015
PLACE: Liberty Fountain — 320 Liberty Road, Petaluma
TIME: Breakfast served between 9:00 & 10:00 AM.
The breakfast will be followed by a short tour.
Please RSVP by April 10 to Steve and Jeanne Nelson
795-8002 or [email protected]
& Silver
Gold Tour
REMTC’s Silver Anniversary in Gold Country
Amador County August 26th -29th, 2015
We have reserved 20 rooms at Best Western Amador Inn, Jackson for the nights of
August 26th - August 29th (departing on August 30th) for the 2015 Overnight Tour.
Make your reservations now using “REMTC” for the group rate at: Best Western
Amador Inn, 200 S. State Highway 49, Jackson, CA 95642
1(209) 223-0211
1(800) 780-7234
Room Types are:
Non-smoking King $70
Non-smoking w/2 Queens $75
Rooms include Cable satellite TV with HBO, microwave, refrigerator, coffee/tea
maker, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, Air-conditioning, AM/FM alarm clock, highspeed internet access, and there is an outdoor heated pool.
Complimentary breakfast included.
Pets are allowed for $15 per day.
More information will follow as date gets closer.
Flash Tour on February 14th
“Heart to Heart Tour”
13 Model T’s toured up to River Rock
and had brunch on the deck
overlooking the valley.
Thanks to Chris for donuts
and destination!
How many Model T’ers does it take to replace a top?
Richard and Nanette Chuck invited REMTC members to their Garage Day to help, watch or add comments on
how to install new bows and wrap and replace their existing top. Quite a few showed up with many ideas on how
to tackle the job. Most arrived at 9:30 and left around 12 noon. The ultimate experts on installing a top, Mal and
Gwen Brown stayed to finish the job. We will wait to hear the results at the next meeting. I am sure that Richard
and Nanette were appreciative of all the help.
Fitting new bows.
Let’s see Gwen, How many of these have we done?
Malcolm tries an inside job.
Advice and Consent!
Hurry up ...this is heavy
Humm, wonder how long this will take?
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