President's Message - March 2020
We had our bowling night again this year at the Bonnie Doon Bowling Lanes on Saturday March 7, 2020 at 4:00pm. There were 12 club members that showed up for the bowling and a good time was had even though most of us are not bowling experts.
I know the gutters took a quite a few of my balls. Afterwards we had 14 people who went to the Brick & Whiskey Public House for a bite to eat and some beverages.
The SVAA will not be able to secure the Directors & Officers insurance for 2020 at a reasonable price. I have been trying to get some quotes for this insurance and will hopefully have something organized by the April meeting.
The Mustang’s birthday (National Mustang Day) is on April 17, which happens on a Friday this year. We will decide what we should do for a social night or some kind of celebration at the next meeting on March 16, 2020.
I have been thinking about the Bruce Hotel and doing the Steak & Shrimp run down to their location in Bruce, Alberta later this spring. We have done this the past few years and we will discuss it at the next meeting to see if there is interest in doing it again. The cost for the steak & shrimp dinner last year was $44.00, which included tip and GST.
Just a reminder that it is time to renew your AMOA membership. All AMOA memberships expire on March 31, 2019. Please send in your renewal or bring it to the next meeting, if you haven’t done so already.
Cars & Coffee is held on the second Saturday for the month. It is held on from 10am until noon at the A&W on 149 Street & 111 Avenue. Come have a coffee or breakfast with other AMOA members and any other Ford fans are also welcome to join us. We will continue to have this during the winter months, so come on out and have a coffee or bite to eat and socialize with other club members.
President's Message - February 2020
We are looking at having our bowling night again this year. We will be going to the Bonnie Doon Bowling Lanes on Saturday March 7, 2020 at 4:00pm. They have a special for 3 games and cost would be $17.85 including shoes & GST. Afterwards we will probably go to local restaurant for a bite to eat.
If you are interested in attending, please let me know and many people you would be bringing.
At the October meeting there was a discussion about the auction for the original 1968 Mustang Bullitt car, as a result of that we conducted a 1968 Bullitt Mustang Auction Price Guess for any of our current AMOA members. The hammer price at the Mecum Auction for the 1968 Bullitt Mustang was $3,400,000.00 USD.
After Gilbert looked over all the 78 guesses on the Bullitt auction price guess, our winner was Darryl Chekerda with a guess of 3.4M. As his luck would have it, he also collects the second place prize with a 3.3M guess. Darryl’s 1st place guess means he collects $117.00 and the 2nd place guess he receives $39.00. Well done Darryl and congratulations on choosing the correct price.
I reached out to Freedom Ford back in October 2019 regarding the Show & Shine that we used to have with the Dealership and the possibility of us resurrecting the show for this coming summer. I received an email in early January from Amanda Anderson who is the Marketing Manager for Freedom Ford and it mentioned that they are very interested in holding a Show & Shine at their dealership.
I met with Amanda on February 5 and we had a discussion about the show. We have set a date for the Show & Shine of July 11, 2020 and it will be held at Freedom Ford along the front of the Dealership on 75 Street where we used to hold the show many years ago.
There are a number of details to figure out and we discussed various items including trophies, door prizes, silent auction, and if it will be an all Ford show or open to all makes of vehicles. The proceeds of the show & shine will be donated to a charity (yet to be determined).
Amanda also has some contacts at local radio stations and she is certain that they would love to promote and possibly be on location for the event. As we get things figured out we will let everybody know about them. We will need some volunteers during the show day and if you can help out prior to the event as well that would be appreciated.