We had a fairly good turnout for
the April meeting of the Capitol Panteras. There were no Panteras in
the parking lot, but the weather was wet, cold and windy. It was great to
have twelve hardy souls attend the meeting! Those present were: Jeff
Budelli, Henry Kirk, John McNamee, Mike Drew, Chris Difani, Emilia & Jim
Seiferling, Ken Montgomery, John Worsley , Glen Cramer, Rick Carlile, and
Terry Morofsky. This was the first CP meeting that Terry has been
able to attend. Terry is a past president of PCNC. He and his wife
Sherry have relocated to the Folsom area. We hope that this is the
first of many CP meetings that Terry attends.
The raffle at this months meeting was won by Ken. He won a
$20 gift card at Kragen's. There was a $21 profit from the raffle!
There was a discussion on the importance of replying to any RSVP
event. We understand that there is never a perfect date for everyone for
an event, so it is ok to say no. The main thing is to let the organizer
know; yes, no,or maybe.
We had discussed at the March meeting spending some of our
treasury on a charity project. John McNamee came up with a very good
candidate. St. Patrick's Children Charities in Sacramento. The group
agreed to donate $300 to St. Patrick's to be used toward repair of
donated cars for resale. John will handle the donation, an article and
photo for the local paper and our newsletter. If you have an idea for next
year, keep it in mind. We will hopefully donate again, if our treasury is
this healthy next year.
Treasurer John McNamee
reported that we received a check for $125 for our
podium finish in the POCA article contest for 2005. Currently we are in a
four way tie for second in the 2006 POCA article contest. We have one
article written by Glen and two by Emilia. With some coaxing
Rick Carlile and John McNamee said that they would write some articles for
the contest. Maybe we can finish in the top three for a second
We passed around the information flyer for the
Reno-Tahoe Panteras Fun Rally on June 7-11. It will be at Harrah's
Reno. There will be a detailed article in next months POCA
newsletter. This is a fun event. Try to make all or part of it the
second weekend in June.
Mike Drew had a suggestion for CP to make a bit of extra money
for our treasury. He suggested that CP send some Polo shirts to Las Vegas
to be sold at the POCA Store. John McNamee agreed to do a limited run of
shirts in two designs to be sold at the event. Thank you John! It so
happened that Glen was wearing the shirt with the more general Pantera
design. He was an excellent model. The second shirt will have the
Capitol Pantera logo on it. Whatever shirts remain after the event will be
made available to CP members. Terry will transport the shirts to Las Vegas
for us. Mike will be transporting the deTomaso colored Afghan, for the
POCA raffle. CP will be there by proxy, represented by associate
members, shirts, and an afghan. Maybe next year we'll have some cars and people
in Las Vegas!
We may have another associate CP member
soon. We tried to get Terry to mark CP instead of PCNC when he
renews his POCA membership. But we will hopefully get him as our fourth
associate member at the very least. We are indeed lucky to have our
associate members as part of the CP group!
Jeff reported the date for the Foothill Wine Country Wine Tour
and BBQ is set for Sunday, May 21. We will meet in El Dorado Hills to
start the tour at 10 AM. The event will end with a BBQ at the home of Glen
Cramer. Please mark your calendar now. We will need a head count to
arrange the food. There will be a small cost to cover the cost of the BBQ.
A separate e-mail will be going out to help people RSVP for the
event. As with all CP events, if your club car is not road worthy the day
of the event, please don't feel that you can't attend! We welcome all
members in any vehicle, but you may have to be at the back of the pack on the
cruise if you don't bring the club car. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can sign up via
email or the sign up sheet that will be passed at the May 9 CP meeting at
Karen has done the preliminary research for a location for a
joint brunch with the Reno-Tahoe Panteras. Once the weather improves, she
and Henry will personally check out the venue. It is in Nevada City, the
Northern Queen. We have a list of possible dates from the Reno/Tahoe
Panteras. We will keep you updated as the details develop.
Chairman Jeff hopes to have a variety of Italian cars, in
addition to Panteras, at the Festa Italiana. So if you have
any Italian car, for the show, please let Jeff know. More details as
we get closer to the date, August 5-6.
Henry passed out a flier for a car show on Saturday, May 13, at
Folsom Lake College. All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics
Northern California. Contact Info email@example.com