2016 WPRAACA nominees
We will present our slate of nominees for the board at out Nov. 18th meeting. Fortunately, our entire slate of current officers have agreed to serve for another two year term with the exception of our Secretary Tom Link. As of press time we have not found a member willing to exceed tom’s exemplary effort (complete with asides while reading the minutes). We are desperately looking for a member to volunteer for the Secretary position. It's really simple. All you have to do is make notes during the meeting and read back a summary of the notes at the next meeting as the official meeting minutes. It would be a fantastic way for new members to get to know the rest of us car nuts. Everyone please consider being the Secretary nominee.
Report on recent club events
Trip to Clyde’s cider mill Stonington We had about ten cars as we watched the steam engine chug on while sipping our cider. Thanks to Ken for taking pictures and emailing them to us that same afternoon.
Gathering of the Faithful Middleborough MA The report from those who went was that it was the best hot rod show they had been to at that location. Everyone admired the artistry and style of those hot rod creations.
For the October meeting of our WPRAACA we had Rich Dragon, the RI license plate expert return with more examples and stories about how license plates have evolved over time. Who knew that old car owners made the first ID tags out of leather and hung them from the bumpers? If you are especially interested in Rhode Island plates you might want to see a video presentation that Richard made to the Johnston Historical Society,
Trip to Cardone & Daughter restoration shop in Westbrook, CT, RT. 1. The trip has been postponed from the original Nov. 7th date because Cardone’s is moving to a new garage in Westbrook. The club will be invited to their grand opening celebration that will be held in the Spring of 2016.
11 Nov. Wed. The November executive board and regular membership meetings will both be held one week
earlier than normal so as not to conflict with Thanksgiving. That means the November executive board meeting will be held on Wed. Nov. 11th at the Dunn’s Corner Dunkin Donuts on Rt. 1 at 6:30 PM.
18 Nov. Wed. The regular monthly membership meeting will be on the next Wed. Nov. 18th at the N.
Stonington Senior Center at 7:00 PM We will also be be presenting nominees for next year’s
The Nov. 18th club meeting will include a brown bag auction. Come and see how much
items like your old timing light will fetch. Maybe we can auction it for $2 if not $1.
18 Dec. Fri. Club holiday party starts with appetizers at 6 PM and dinner served at 6:30 at the N. Stonington
Congregational Church. The church is in the center of N. Stonington next to the Wheeler Library.
The club will provide dinner, dinner ware and non-alcoholic beverages.
Club members should provide serving ware for the side dishes they bring. Sorry, but no alcohol
We had to change the date and location of the holiday party because of rule changes at the Senior Center. The Center no longer allows meals to be served to outside groups there. This will be a catered buffet with a choice of entrees. Please bring an appetizer or desert to share. Cost will be $15 per person, $30 a couple. Please get your payment (made out to WPRAACA) to Dave Calabreese (40 Border Ave. Wakefield, RI 02879) by the Nov. 18th club meeting.
Notice: National and club dues are now due!
First please pay your AACA 2016 national dues of $35. Pay online at the AACA Membership Renewal Page or call 717-534-1910, or fill out and mail a renewal card that’s in the center of the “Antique Automobile” magazine, or mail your renewal to AACA, PO Box 417, Hershey, PA 17033.
Then pay our Westerly Pawcatuck regional AACA dues of $15 for 2016 to treasurer Dave Calabrese at our Nov. 18th meeting or by mailing a personal check to him at 40 Border Ave. Wakefield RI 02879. Make checks out to WPRAACA.
2015 and 2016 Schedule of members providing refreshments at club meetings
November 18th Bill Ricker
January, 2016 No regular meeting. We will be at Mystic Pizza II for the New Year's Party. See calendar.
February, 2016 Bonnie Oster and Judy Lagerstrom
March, 2016 Gerry Lynn
April, 2016 Anne Roark and Peg Varas
May, 2016 POTLUCK
June, 2016 Joyce Curtis
July, 2016 Bob Degoursey
Sept., 2016 POTLUCK
October, 2016 Ann and Jim Pattison
November, 2016 Tom Link and John Parker
Dec., 2016 No Meeting