MINUTES OF PACKARDS OF
OREGON, INC., MEMBERSHIP MEETING
September 12, 2017
The meeting was called to
order at 6:50 p.m., at The Peppermill
Restaurant, Aloha, OR, by Robert Douglas,
Tim & Christina Dickhaus
Stan & Beverly
Packards driven to the
meeting: Robert & Frankie Douglas, Joe Munsch,
Hackney, Bill Price and John Imlay.
report: The reading of minutes of
the last meeting held August 8,
were dispensed with after motion and
approval by the members.
The balance is $3,857.68. There are no
outstanding debts at this time and The Clipper
charges will hit later this month.
John gave an update on progress for the next
issue which should be to the printer at the end
of September. John asked that Mr. Douglas
please submit his Director’s message soon.
Tour Report: Matt
indicated that the next tour, our annual Pumpkin
Tour, will be held on Saturday, October 7th.
Although Matt has not selected a destination
yet, it will be a one-day tour which will depart
Portland at 9:00 AM. Howard suggested that a
more “central” starting point be determined.
John indicated that our potential new member,
Ronald Wilson, was unable to make the meeting
due to a business trip to San Francisco. Ronald
owns a beautiful 1934 Packard Standard Eight
Coupe and may be out for next month’s meeting.
Dave Charvet met Ronald as well at the LO car
show and said the car had been bought at a
Joe Munsch brought a few
versions of newsletters from other clubs and
indicated that he thought the Clipper was an
excellent publication and equaled or surpassed
the others. John mentioned that the Clipper had
won the 2016 Snodgrass Award from PAC for
“Continuing Excellence.” No notice was given of
the award, it just showed up in the mail.
Howard informed the group
that the annual Holiday Dinner would be held at
the Stockpot on Sunday, December 7th.
He asked John to make sure it got on the website
Elder Statesman George
Choban regaled the group with a few comments:
He has been working on his 37 and 38 Packards,
but he has lost some interest in working on them
and has had to force himself to get out there
and do it. He also had a lot of good advice for
removing and replacing valve guides as well as a
good place to buy valve guide tools – Woodward
Equipment Co. They were very nice people and
even gave him a discount when he asked.
George also said that he
and Suzie often go out to the garage just to
look at his MG! He’s afraid to drive it, but it
gives them both great joy. He say’s ti’s the
best money he’s ever spent on a car! Someone
asked if he intended to start a museum of his
cars, but he said no that it would unnecessarily
expose him and the cars.
George ended with a few
quotes from Socrates –
“I know that I
And, after Socrates wife
had thrown a dishcloth in his face for some
comments he’d made – “After the thunder, comes
On a more serious note,
Robert Douglas reminded the crowd that Officer
elections were coming up in November. He
indicated that many had volunteered more than
once and had served. He urged others to ante up
because he’s done.
Beverly asked if the club
would consider meeting at the Stanford’s at Hwy
217 and I-5 instead of the Peppermill. She said
it was a good, central, more easily accessed
location and Stanford’s said they’d love to have
us. Dave C. stated that the owner is a car guy
and supports the LO car show each year.
Discussion ensued with questions about the
facility, amenities, parking etc. Beverly said
“someone” should go check it out.
Howard presented a slide
show of pictures that Bill Jabs had taken at the
ACD car show in Auburn, IN last month while Mr.
Charvet lent his sonorous basso as narrator.
Highlights included the Auburn Hotel, owned by
Rodger Eddy, many Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs,
and a parade. Great show! Howard ended by
letting everyone know that the device used to
present the show was available to anyone in the
club who has a presentation.
The meeting adjourned at
7:30 pm. After the meeting, several of the
members discussed various issues.
John Imlay, Clipper Editor