BOSTON AREA
MG CLUB

MEETING MINUTES - JULY 8, 2004

The monthly meeting for July was held July 8th at my house. What a great meeting we had!

In attendance were Mike Nadeau, Will Brien, Barbara Day, Denise Thorpe, Mike Burgess, Eric & Ronellen Gagnon, Joe & Janice LeBlanc, Dan Papali, Paul Seeberg, Nels Anderson and Steve Devine.

Old Business:

Several members (We had over 10 cars on display) went to the MOT on June 27th for British Car Day. What a glorious day it turned out to be. Congratulations to Steve McKay for 1st place for his awesome Black MG.

Please take a moment to check out the pictures that have been posted on the web site. Wow! We are having a great driving summer!

Oops… last month I forgot to mention that Kim & Winnie Myers took 3rd place in the CT show. Great Job!

Steve McKay still is talking about a drive in Vermont - the date has been moved to sometime in August.

British Invasion – Stowe Vt, is only 60 days away! September 16 – 19. Start planning now this is a great show. Several members are going - as always some great cars attend. Area hotel reservations are going fast, if you thinking of staying overnight - don’t delay!

Club hats and shirts are for sale at all meetings and events. Hats are $15.00, polo shirts are $25.00 and sweatshirts are $25.00. If you would like to arrange a purchase at any other time or place, please contact Eric Gagnon to work out the details.

New Business:

After much discussion Eric and Ronnellen will create a new web page to be added to our site. This page will list the current club officers and an e-mail address where they can be reached. This should address any questions that may arise concerning club leadership.

July 31st - The 8th Annual All British Car Show will be held at Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth, NH. Show time will be 10:00AM to 3:00PM. Entertainment will be by DJ Jim George. Car Show Entry Fee is $15.00 per car. Rain date will be August 1st. There are several cars going from our club – We will meet at 8:45 A.M. at the rest area on 93 just over the MA border in New Hampshire. This was a great event last year please join us and enjoy this great location! Please visit www.bcnh.net for more information or to pre-register.

Paul has graciously offered to host the next meeting. It will be held on August 12th in Easton, MA, He will forward, to each of us, more information including directions. The club is working together with Sam from Brits Bits to organize a 'Pit Stop' for car owners who may have mechanical difficulty while at the British Invasion in Stow. A meeting was scheduled and volunteers are needed. Please contact Eric for more information.

Discussion was held regarding the show @ Edaville Railroad that the club is hosting. We would like to generate some enthusiasm and also raise some money. These ideas were discussed and actions given:

We are still looking for ideas to make this a great event! Please share them at the next meeting or e-mail the club.

Event Calendar

July 14 -18th NAMGA Register is hosting a show in Cromwell CT.

July 31st - The 8th Annual All British Car Show will be held at Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth,

August 6th -19th - Spokes on the Slopes Festival (Wachusett Mountain Car Show) hosted by BMCNE. There are driving events on Saturday and a Car show Sunday at 8:30 am. For more details watch for the event posted on their web site www.bmcne.com

August 15th - MG & Rover Day - Museum of Transportation, Brookline, MA. This show has been wonderful in the past, and is well worth attending. For more information on this show, or others at the museum, go to there web site at www.mot.org.

Sept 16 - 19th - British Invasion – Stowe, VT

Columbus Day Weekend - American MGB Association is holding a show down the Cape. More information to follow.

October 2nd - Come Ride the Rails @ Edaville Railroad - come celebrate National Cranberry Festival. Each car will receive 2 free admissions to Edaville Railroad which includes 2 free Train Rides! More information to follow.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, August 12th at 7:00 at Paul Seebergs' home, See you all there!

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