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  1. JohnD1956

    When Did BCA Fees go to $50 per year?

    The membership does not have to do anything to get this done. No one on the board advocates for NOT doing this. It is in the By Laws. However it wasn't done, and we have acknowledged this. The reason was for circumstances outside our control. The fact is that the Club's long term accountant passed unexpectedly just when the next installment of the reports were due. This set off series of events leading to replacement with a new accounting firm and CPA and time to get everyone on the same page with the details. It was just an unfortunate set of circumstance that took a long time to be worked out. I understand the next installment will be published at the end of the Club's fiscal year. The fiscal year ends June 30th, then the reports can be developed and sent for publishing. As everybody knows if you make a deadline of the 24th of any given month, the information will be published two months later.
  2. JohnD1956

    When Did BCA Fees go to $50 per year?

    I am leaving for Denver shortly so I will just answer your last question for now. The financial statements should be published in the Bugle once annually. The detailed minutes, however, would take up an entire Bugle. I do not think that is the best use of space in the Bugle. They are on the Clubs web site, without need of a password to see. They are also available from the office for members in good standing. All a member needs to do is ask for them.
  3. JohnD1956

    72 Electra, aka "The Queen"

    The Queen gets a cousin: So, on Father's Day my son shows up driving this! And, naturally it drops dead right as he pulls in the driveway. It needs some work this week which meant he had to leave it here and will come back for it, but when we got it running again I just had to have some fun.
  4. JohnD1956

    When Did BCA Fees go to $50 per year?

    The italicized line above is a twist of words. The exact conversation is found in the March 18 minutes, Addendum #1. When: On 3/18/18 Mr. Weigand asked:" All, I have a question or two concerning the cash reserve that this club is setting on. Mr. President, are you going to instruct the Bugle editor to publish the financial details that has been hashed over for the last week or so?" And on 3/19 Mr. Oldfield responds: " NO. I will not instruct the Bugle editor to publish the financial details that have been hashed over the for the last week or so. The reason is that it will all be in the minutes that will be published to the website. Those minutes are available to the entire membership. Also, our secretary writes a summary of BOD action for the Bugle, as we directed previously. Our discussions would be in that summary. " I would also note that the details of the subject "discussion" did not comprise a complete financial report.
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    In Lane #1 starting with the Ford wagon as #1 I think I see one 14 cars back. In Lane two starting with the Plymouth 4 dr, Look at car #11. In Lane 3 starting with the 51 Chevy I did not see any. But lane four has one at #8 and 11 starting with the Pontiac. Figures they would be in the fast lane. As a bonus it looks like two on the hillside in the background. Smart! Very smart!
  6. JohnD1956

    1956 Roadnmaster Radio Light Staying On

    Besides opening either front door, there are three ways to turn that light on and off. One is by the switch next to the light on the dash. That just turns on that one light. The next two turn on the dome light and that dash light. Those are rotating the headlight switch and the other is using the switch on the Dome light. Your car has two dome lights. Do they work? If not you may find you have the switch at the dome light on. But if they work then that probably is not it. That switch in the dash must be broken if you can push on it.
  7. JohnD1956

    1964 Skylark Oil Pan Removal

    You could always send it to a trusted mechanic to do the job. While doing things yourself is gratifying, sometimes it just makes sense to have someone do an item or two. I call my preferred shop for some underside things now, and always ask if I can bring my own parts. I figure with what it would cost for a lift (and the building to put it in so it could be used) I can get the work done faster, for less, and spend more time driving down the road. I see no harm in that.
  8. JohnD1956

    1964 Skylark Oil Pan Removal

    +1 to Ol" yeller's method. Have also done that and no problems. Note, keep the weight on the balancer, and not the lower pulley.
  9. JohnD1956

    56 Super

    Had the annual inspection today. Looks like I put 1,800 miles on the Super this past year. Have not done that in quite some time.
  10. The Board voted to change the starting time of the membership meeting to 8 PM, although the official programs will still have the 7:30time, to try and accommodate those going to the Rambler Ranch. From what we can tell, the Rambler Ranch starts at 4:30 but is about 45 minute drive away. There's a dinner buffet style and a private collection to see. Hopefully the new start time to the meeting is enough time for those wanting to do both activities.
  11. JohnD1956

    New Classic Buick Owner

    I apologize if I offended you. I was trying to be light hearted about it, but appear to have failed. I understand your reasoning, and it make sense. I wish you good luck with your beautiful Buick.
  12. JohnD1956

    Neil's '41 Super Model 51

    That's the best kind of report!
  13. JohnD1956

    New Classic Buick Owner

    Well, some (myself included) think Buicks were built to be driven. So I was surprised to think one would be trailered to Hot August nights.
  14. JohnD1956

    New Classic Buick Owner

    Trailer it to hot august nights?
  15. JohnD1956

    Recent BOD Minutes on the Forum

    The May 2018 BOD meeting minutes have been approved and posted to the BCA website.