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Tellico Village Vintage Vehicles Club

Minutes of General Meeting December 6, 2017


Vice-president John Lacko ran the meeting tonight as President Jerry Mauch was unavailable. The meeting was called to order at 6:35pm. Thank you Sheri Lacko for stepping in and selling the 50/50 raffle tickets. Kim See won tonight’s raffle with Glenn See’s tickets, at least that’s what he claimed!

Julie Krieg reported that John and Sarah Hallstrand’s sister-in-law passed away.

Last month’s meeting minutes were accepted after the correction of Alex Gabbards name and posted on the website. New static cling club windshield stickers are available, as well as business cards to promote the club.


2018 Dues Announcement. Our club dues run from January to December and are now being collected for 2018. Bring your checks next month made out to TVVV, or mail them to Treasurer Mike McCoy at 150 Tommotley Drive Loudon 37774. If your $10.00 dues for 2018 are not paid by the end of this year 2017, your name will be removed from the email list. We have $3,091.26 in the bank and 52 paid members for 2018. Please renew soon.

Doc Doolittle planned a drive and dine on a rainy Tuesday Dec 5th there was a small turnout but a good time was had by all at the Thai Bistro in the Village. On Tuesday Dec 19th, we will have a social hour and dinner at Classico’s starting at 5:30pm.


Add these dates to your 2018 Calendar;

Wednesday January 17 – Overnight to Nashville for the Cliff Ernst Yenko Car Collection

Saturday January 27 - Snow Ball/hoe Down at the Country Kinfolk Barn in Lenoir City

Wednesday April 25 – Annual Picnic and Club Chili Cook-Off at Tugaloo

Tuesday June 19 – Club “Happy Hour” at the TV Cruise-In at Tugaloo


NO MEETING IN JULY 2018 as it lands on July 4th.


Our Snowball/Hoe Down will be held at the Kountry Kinfolk Event Center (Barn) on Saturday January 27, 2018. We will have two local bands for entertainment, Baker’s Creek and The Jug Tippers. Dinner is priced at $25 per person and will be buffet style with pot roast and pork loin. Its BYOB and if you have any dietary needs or concerns, please let us know. We will have additional information on both January events at the next meeting.

New Members, send pics of your vehicle to [email protected] for our website.


ROLLING STOCK - Two trailers are up for sale; Glenn See has a newer 6 x 12 enclosed trailer, and Jere Krieg has an open trailer for hauling. Professor of Pierce Arrow Anthology, Jim Payne, is selling two 1951 Hudson’s. and a 1956 Chrysler.


Tonight’s meeting ended at 7:35 pm, thanks John for your leadership tonight. Our next meeting is Wednesday January 3 at 6:30pm. Come early at 5:00pm and join fellow members for dinner at the Blue Heron before the meeting..


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone

Minutes respectfully submitted by Secretary Joe Michniacki, errors mostly by MS Spellcheck.


Tellico Village Vintage Vehicles Club

Minutes of General Meeting November 1, 2017


President Jerry opened the meeting at 6:36PM. We had 34 members join us for dinner at the Blue Heron before the meeting and 55 at the meeting. Visitors and new members included; Jeff Abbott, Richard and Crystal Shusha, Julie Martin and Hernan Gonzalez (who needs to get on the attendance sheet). For the Sunshine Report, we were glad to see Teresa Mauch doing well from her surgery and picking up right away selling the 50/50 raffle tickets.


Last month’s meeting minutes were accepted as posted on the website. New static cling club windshield stickers are available, as well as business cards, 


2018 Dues Announcement. Our club dues run from January to December and are now being collected for 2018. Bring your checks next month. If your $10.00 dues are not paid by the end of this year, your name will be removed from the email list. We have $3,000 in the bank and 158 paid members for 2017. Please renew soon.


President Jerry announced that the election of Officers will be held in December, and if you’re not present, you will be nominated!


Doc Doolittle reported on October’s many activities; scenic ride to Bruster’s in Maryville, the last TV Cruise In at Tugaloo for the year, a drive to Chief Vanns’s Cherokee Home and lunch, the Maryville College Homecoming parade, and a visit to the Freeman “Man Cave” with lunch at Annabelle’s in Loudon. Thank you - Larry Benson, and Wes Hibbert for assisting in two of these events. For November we are doing a drive and dine to Margaritaville at the Island in Pigeon Forge onWednesday, November 15.


Add these dates to your 2018 Calendar;

Wednesday January 17 – Overnight to Nashville for the Cliff Ernst Yenko Car Collection

Saturday January 27 - Snow Ball at the Country Kinfolk Barn in Lenoir City

Wednesday April 25 – Annual Picnic and Club Chili Cook-Off at Tugaloo

Tuesday June 19 – Club “Happy Hour” at the TV Cruise-In at Tugaloo


Alex Gabbard is heading up the January overnight trip to Nashville, make sure you complete the sign-in sheet for this event. He also mentioned possible Thunder Road events in April, and finally, Alex has published two new books! Jim Lane has sold his 2007 Maserati Quattroporte to someone from Palm Springs that paid the asking price. Jim also won show prizes with his 1993 Allante and 1991 Maserati TC (Chrysler- “misunderstood elegance”). Cecil Clontz sold his right hand drive Mini and purchased a VW Beetle.


Joanne won the 50/50 drawing for $51.00 and immediately donated it to the Smoky Mountain Service Dogs.


Memorable Story – Dennis Ricchio was in Toronto for his daughter’s wedding. The groom’s brother rented a Ferrari 360 for the weekend. Dennis was asked to return the car and noticed that it was damaged, it seems the car sits too low for parking curbs! Anyway, did you know that rental agencies can claim a “loss of use” for every day that the can is in repairs and cannot be rented? Before renting, check to see if your policy protects you for this too.


Tonight’s meeting ended at 7:25 pm. Our next meeting is Wednesday December 6 at 6:30pm.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.


Minutes respectfully submitted by Secretary Joe Michniacki, errors mostly by MS Spellcheck.



Tellico Village Vintage Vehicles Club

Minutes of General Meeting October 4, 2017


President Jerry opened the meeting at 6:30PM. We had 36 members join us for dinner at the Blue Heron before the meeting and 60 at the meeting. Today’s 50/50 raffle was designated for the local American Red Cross for disaster relief and $57.00 were raised.


We had two visitors/guests tonight. Dave and Vickie Mahan were “checking out” this club. Richard and Crystal Shusha are from Chicago and have a 1965 Mercedes.


Birthdays today were; Jordon Reif, Wes “born the same year as Annette Funicello” Hibbert, and Jim Payne. Anniversaries included AJ and Mary Ellen Baker and John and Bobbe Montgomery. Shari West and Julie Krieg shared theSunshine Report that Hobie Horchler broke his leg at the Pickle Ball Tournament.

Last month’s meeting minutes were accepted as posted on the website.


2018 Dues Announcement. Our club dues run from January to December and are now being collected for 2018. Bring your checks next month. If your $10.00 dues aren’t paid by the end of this year, your name will come off the email list. We have $2,939.88 in the bank and 158 paid members for 2016.

Sadly, we had to cancel our September 30th Car Show/Dance and Dine Tom/Tom Memorial due to a lack of participation and not meeting the minimum number required for dinner at the Yacht Club.


President Jerry announced that nominations are being accepted for Club Officer positions. The election will be held in December, and if you’re not present, you may be nominated!


Doc Doolittle reported on Septembers activities. The United Way Street fair was on Saturday September 9th and the Franklin Overnight Trip with a visit to the Willis Johnson Car Collection. Thank you, Claire Manzo for organizing this trip and to Brad Berger for the Johnson Collection connection.

October’s activities include a scenic ride to Bruster’s in Maryville on Tuesday October 10th, meet at Sloan’s by 11:00AM..

Tuesday October 17th is our last TV Cruise In for the year. Let’s start at 6:00PM. On Wednesday October 18th we will meet at Sloan’s at 9:00AM for a drive to Chief Vanns’s Cherokee Home and lunch. Saturday October 21 is the Maryville College Homecoming parade and we need convertibles. Contact Larry Benson, 865-856-2791 or Doc Doolittle at 586-337-0073 if can bring a convertible. On Tuesday October 24th, we will visit the Freeman “Man Cave” with lunch at Annabelle’s in Loudon, meet at Sloan’s at 11:00AM.


Add these dates to your 2018 Calendar;

Saturday January 27 - Snow Ball at the Country Kinfolk Barn in Lenoir City

Friday January 19 – Overnight to Nashville for the Cliff Ernst Yenko Car Collection

Wednesday April 25 – Annual Picnic and Club Chili Cook-Off at Tugaloo

Tuesday June 19 – Club “Happy Hour” at the TV Cruise-In at Tugaloo


Other possible events for 2018 include an overnight to Hersey Pennsylvania, a trip to Thunder Road in Pigeon Forge, and a trip to ORNL National Transportation Research Center.


Contact Donna Stewart at 423-971-9987 if you want to bring your antique/classic car to the Lakewood Place and River Oaks Place in Loudon for their Family Night and Fall Festival on Friday October 20 from 6 to 8PM.


Car acquisition stories included; Ted Newton’s 1967 Mustang is in Oklahoma and after a year, restoration work has finally begun. Bobbe and John Montgomery bought a 2001 Chrysler LeBaron. Jim Payne brought his new 1957 Aston A35 and regaled us with his story of Barbara driving in Houston in one for years. On a bet that this story couldn’t be beat, Chis Bailey accepted the challenge and entertained us with his new 1957 Aston A35 road trip to Greece, with a stopover/roll over in a ditch and a couple of days in jail. Another testimony to Lucas electrical wiring! Thanks Jim and Chris for sharing.

 

Jere Krieg is selling his open car hauler, contact him for additional information.


Minutes respectfully submitted by Secretary Joe Michniacki, errors mostly by MS Spellcheck.

The Tellico Village Vintage Vehicles Club

Minutes of the General Meeting of September 6, 2017



Below and attached are the minutes from last night's meeting. In addition, information as a reminder to make your reservations for our Saturday September 30th event as soon as possible.

CLUB EVENT - Sept.30, Sat. - Tom Greene/Tom Knowlton Memorial Show ‘n Shine and Dance ‘n Dine at the Yacht Club. Linda and Lou Robitaille are chairing this Club event. $32 per person for Club Members and only $35 per person for non-club members. 3PMbring your cars out, 4:30PM the bar opens, 5PM Hors d'oeuvres and Dinner at 6PM. The club is providing each table with a bottle of red and white wine to toast our lost comrades, and a sheet cake for dessert. Music will be provided by Lou. Contact Linda ASAP at 207-344-9409 for reservations.


CALL TO ORDER  - Secretary Joe Michniacki called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. Thank you, Claire Manzo for stepping up for the second month in a row to sell the 50/50 raffle tickets. The three officers at the head table tonight were; Joe Michniacki, Mike McCoy and Doc Doolittle. President Jerry Mauch and VP John Lacko were in Myrtle Beach for a Mustang gathering. John “Hoss” Hallstrand and Rich Chappell were absent.


NEW ATTENDEES – New members in attendance were Frank Mandig, Scott Newman, Robert Hansen, Robert Nelson and Robert and Deb Brantley. Today’s guest was Daniel Green a financial Advisor with UBS and an asset “allocator” for vintage vehicles.


MILESTONES – Jim Payne and Barbara are celebrating 10 years. Jim and Karen Lane celebrated 5 years.


SECRETARY’S REPORT – The August minutes were sent out by email to everyone and posted to the website. A motion was made to accept the minutes as posted on the website.


TREASURER’S REPORT- Mike McCoy reported that we have $2540.00 in the bank and as of tonight, we have 153 paid member families. 


MEMBERSHIP – Please place a check by your names for the attendance record, if both the family members are here, write a number two (2) in that spot. Please also check the attendance sheet for any errors in spelling or your email address.


SUNSHINE REPORT - Julie reported that cards were sent out to; Sandy Knowlton, Karen Sue Keith and Nolan and Jan Scott for the loss of their loved ones. Contact Julie at [email protected] if you know of a club member’s illness, surgery or other family issue so she can send out a card from the club. 


WEBMASTER’S CORNER For all new members, please send pictures of your rides so that they can be posted on the club’s website. For all “Vintage” members, please check to see if your ride needs to be updated on the website. Car photos on our website generate interest in our club. Send your photos to [email protected]


ACTIVITIES CHAIR REPORT- Doc is looking for members that want to help coordinate drive and dines and/or overnight trips for the club. Can a coffee cup recognition be in your future for helping setup an event? August’s activities included a Village Car Show and Show and Lunch at the Neighborhood. We had some interesting cars at the Tugaloo Cruise In, and new members! We have Club Events (CE) and car show events coming up, check our webpage for more shows and information. 

Please contact Doc Doolittle for CE (Club Event) times and schedules as we need to make reservations at restaurants, (586)337-0073 or [email protected].


UPCOMING EVENTSSEPTEMBER and OCTOBER

Sept 7, Thurs _ Loudon Cruise In at Loudon Funeral Home 6 pm

Sept 12 – Tues – First Annual Raft Off at Chota Springs 1-4 pm, contact Allen Burke.

Sept 14, 15, 16 – Pigeon Forge Rod Run

Sept. 16, Sat. -Lenoir City Cars and Coffee 8 am to noon

Sept 16, Sat.- Tellico Village United Way Street Party 11am to 2 pm

Sept 16, Sat – Mustang and Ford Powered Show at Roane Comm College in Oak Ridge

CE - Sept 17, Sun. - Overnight trip to Franklin TN. Thanks Claire Manzo for arranging this.

Sept 19, Tues - Tellico Village Cruise-In at Tugaloo 5 pm to 8 pm

Sept 22 & 23 – Auto Fest at Smokies Stadium, we need a coordinator for this event

Oct 18, Wed – Drive and Dine to Chief Vann House Historical Site in Chatsworth GA Lunch at Edna's, rated the best in the area!

Oct 21 Sat – We need 12 convertibles for Maryville College’s Home Coming Parade. Larry Benson is bringing his Rolls Royce and will coordinate this event for the club


CLUB EVENT - Sept.30, Sat. - Tom Greene/Tom Knowlton Memorial Show ‘n Shine and Dance ‘n Dine at the Yacht Club. Linda and Lou Robitaille are chairing this Club event. $32 per person for Club Members and only $35 per person for non-club members. 3 pmbring your cars out, 4:30 pm the bar opens, 5 pm Hors d'oeuvres and Dinner at 6 pm. The club is providing each table with a bottle of red and white wine to toast our lost comrades, and a sheet cake for dessert. Music will be provided by Lou. Contact Linda ASAP at 207-344-9409 for reservations.


Doc Doolittle proposed having the Board contribute funds to Harvey Relief. Bev Kennedy was the winner of tonight’s 50/50 ($82.00) and gave her winnings back to the Club towards our Harvey Relief Donation!


MEMBER STORIES – Contact Rich Chappell at [email protected] with your story of car enthusiasm, racing and/or experience of a life time. We want to feature it and hear about it.


ROLLING STOCK – No new cars bought or sold this month! A word of warning, one million cars were damaged by Hurricane Harvey, be very careful buying a used car form Texas and Florida!


January 2018 Event – An overnight to Nashville (Hendersonville) to view Cliff Ernst Private Car Collection. Alex Gabbard is coordinating this with a possible event at Rhman Auditorium and dinner at Lulu’s Restaurant.


New member Scott Newman offered assistance in tracking or identifying VIN numbers for titles as that’s part of his duties as a police Sergeant at Loudon City. He however did not offer any get out-of-jail free cards.


Congratulations to Glenn See and the Garaj Mahal along with John Forcum and Miss Liberty for their Top 5 finish at the Louisville Street Rod Builders Challenge. 


Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Come early at 5:00 pm and join fellow members for supper at the Blue Heron. We had 42 at dinner and 65 in attendance. The Board of Directors will meet on September 27 at 3:30 pm in the Boardroom at the Tellico Village Welcome Center.


Minutes respectfully submitted by Secretary Joe Michniacki, errors mostly by MS Spellcheck.

The Tellico Village Vintage Vehicles Club

Minutes of the General Meeting of August 2, 2017


CALL TO ORDERSecretary Joe Michniacki called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. Thank you, Claire Manzo for stepping up to sell the 50/50 raffle tickets. The three officers at the head table tonight were; Joe Michniacki, Mike McCoy and Doc Doolittle. President Jerry Mauch was on vacation, VP John Lacko was still recovering from hip surgery. John “Hoss” Hallstrand and Rich Chappell were unavailable.

So, here’s my apology again for these minutes. It’s hard taking notes for the minutes while directing this crowd.

The proof is when Treasurer Mike McCoy invited the club to Tugaloo as he rented the pavilion for the Eclipse and saying “the McCoy’s will be there”, Julie Krieg jumps in and asks, “were the Hatfield’s invited too?”


MILESTONES – Only two this month my wife Karen and Jeff Wiklund both are staying at 29.


NEW MEMBERS – Jerry and Judy Bell and Herman Gonzalez attended tonight’s meeting and their names weren’t on the attendance sheet, our apologies.


SECRETARY’S REPORT – The July minutes were sent out by email to everyone and posted to the website. A motion was made and carried to accept the minutes as written.

Attention new members, I have the club logo stickers for your vehicles, the first one is free, and additional ones are only $1.00 each. Name badges are $10.00 each, and those of you that have ordered them, I have them for you. We have new club business cards but need to distribute the old ones first. Grab a handful and keep them in your glovebox to pass around or to put under the wiper blades of a very cool vehicle!


TREASURER’S REPORT- Mike McCoy reported that we have $3016 in the bank and as of tonight, we have 151 paid member families.


MEMBERSHIP – Please place a check by your names for the attendance record, if both the family members are here, write a number two (2) in that spot. Please also check the attendance sheet for any errors in spelling or your email address.


SUNSHINE REPORTContact Julie at [email protected]if you know of a club member’s illness, surgery or other family issue so she can send out a card from the club.


WEBMASTER’S CORNER For all new members, please send pictures of your rides so that they can be posted on the club’s website. For all “Vintage” members, please check to see if your ride needs to be updated on the website. Also on the website is information about car shows in East Tennessee. We also have a Club Facebook page, please look us up and like us. Car photos on our website help generate interest in our club so send your photos to [email protected]


ACTIVITIES CHAIR REPORT- Doc Doolittle is looking for members that want to help coordinate drive and dines and/or overnight trips for the club. Can a coffee cup recognition be in your future?

July’s activities included a weekend trip to the Keeneland Concours D’Elegance, a drive and lunch at the Lakehouse Grill and another TV Cruise In at Tugaloo. August events include; Tellico Villages 30thBirthday Street Fair and Cruise In at the Neighborhood,

We have Club Events (CE) and car show events coming up, check our webpage for more shows and info.


Please contact Doc Doolittle for CE (Club Event) times and schedules as we

need to make reservations at restaurants, (586)337-0073 or[email protected]


UPCOMING EVENTS

SEPTEMBER

CE Sept 12, Tues – Club Raft Off, sign up at the meeting

Sept. 16, Sat. -Lenoir City Cars and Coffee 8 am to 11 am

Sept 16, Sat. -Tellico Village United Way Street Party

CE - Sept 17, Sun. - Overnight trip to Franklin TN. Claire Manzo is taking names for a waiting list.*

Sept 19, Tues - Tellico Village Cruise-In at Tugaloo 6 pm to 8 pm

CE - Sept.30, Sat. - Tom Greene Memorial Show ‘n Shine and Dance ‘n Dine at the Yacht Club. Linda and Lou Robitaille are chairing this Club event.


MEMBER STORIES – Contact Rich Chappell at[email protected] with your story of car enthusiasm, racing and/or experience of a life time, we want to feature it and hear about it.


ROLLING STOCK – Jim Lane explained his adventurous trip through Canada in his Cadillac Allante.

Al Sponholz asked for help with his Volvo. Wes Hibbert purchased a 2002 3-door Saturn Coupe.

Alex Gabbard asked if there would be any interest in an overnight trip to Nashville that would include a visit to the Cliff Ernst Yenko Collection, with a corporate rate stay at a nearby Holiday Inn. Heck YES Alex. Google the collection to see the cars.


Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Come early at 5:00 pm and join fellow members for supper at the Blue Heron. We had 40 at dinner and 58 in attendance.


Minutes respectfully submitted by Secretary Joe Michniacki, errors mostly by MS Spellcheck.


 

The Tellico Village Vintage Vehicles Club

Minutes of the General Meeting of July 5, 2017


CALL TO ORDER  President Jerry Mauch called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. Thank you, First Lady Teresa Mauch for handling the 50/50 raffle.


NEW ATTENDEES – Michael Tracey introduced himself, he’s been in the Village for six weeks and has bought and sold a few cars. He’s looking for an Austin Healey 3000!


MILESTONES – Lots of Anniversary’s – Bob and Claire Manzo – 48 years, John and Sarah Hallstrand - 43 years. We also had a bunch of birthdays starting with the youngest; Lou Robitaille-63, Mike McCoy-69, Jere Krieg-71, and Bob Manzo at 77.


SECRETARY’S REPORT – The June minutes were sent out by email to everyone and posted to the website. We dropped members that hadn’t paid their 2017 dues. A motion was made and carried to accept the minutes as written. Attention new members, I have the club logo stickers for your vehicles, the first one is free, and additional ones are only $1.00 each. Name badges are $10.00 each, and those of you that have ordered them, I have them for you. We have new club business cards but need to distribute the old ones first. Grab a handful and keep them in your glovebox to pass around or to put under the wiper blades of a very cool vehicle!

And - Paul Deutch and A J Baker, I have your Veloce Race Results Reports.


TREASURER’S REPORT- Mike McCoy reported that we have $2,996 in the bank and as of tonight, we have 146 paid member families.


MEMBERSHIP – Please place a check by your names for the attendance record, if both the family members are here, write a number two (2) in that spot. Please also check the attendance sheet for any errors in spelling or your email address.

President Jerry announced that we have contracted with a local insurance agency for liability insurance for our club and any activities.


SUNSHINE REPORT  Julie reported that Tom Knowlton is at UT and will be there for a month for treatment. Julie also reported that sadly, Norma Racke has passed away. Contact Julie at [email protected] if you know of a club member’s illness, surgery or other family issue so she can send out a card from the club.


WEBMASTER’S CORNER For all new members, please send pictures of your rides so that they can be posted on the club’s website. For all “Vintage” members, please check to see if your ride needs to be updated on the website. Also on the website is information about car shows in East Tennessee. We also have a Club Facebook page, please look us up and like us. Car photos on our website generate interest in our club. Send your photos to [email protected]


ACTIVITIES CHAIR REPORT- Doc recognized Claire Manzo with a TVVV coffee cup for leading activities for our club including McCloud’s and our overnight to Franklin. Doc is looking for members that want to help coordinate drive and dines and/or overnight trips for the club. Can a coffee cup recognition be in your future?

June’s activities included a ride to the Island in Pigeon Forge with lunch at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and a ride and lunch at McCloud’s.

We have Club Events (CE) and car show events coming up, check our webpage for more shows and info.

Please contact Doc Doolittle for CE (Club Event) times and schedules as we

need to make reservations at restaurants, (586)337-0073 or [email protected]


UPCOMING EVENTS


JULY July 13-16 - Keeneland Concourse D’Elegance in Lexington KY, see Pres. Jerry Mauch

July 15, Sat. - Lenoir City Cars and Coffee 8 am to 11 am

July 16, - Sun. - Harper Auto Square’s Cars and Coffee at West Town Mall

July 18, Tues. – Tellico Village Cruise-In at Tugaloo 6 pm to 8 pm or later

CE- July 19, Wed. – Ride and Dine at Lake House Grill in Vonore.


AUGUST CE - Aug 7, Mon. - Tellico Village POA 30th Anniversary Street Fair and Car Show

CE - Aug 9, Wed. – Annual Neighborhood Car Show and Lunch

Aug 15, Tues. – Tellico Village Cruise-In at Tugaloo 6 pm to 8 pm.

Aug 19, Sat. - Lenoir City Cars and Coffee 8 am to 11 am

CE- Aug 24, Thurs. - Club Raft Off, more from Alan Burke at next month’s meeting.

Aug 26-28, - Overnight trip to the Gilmore Collection in Michigan with Professor Jim Payne


SEPTEMBER Sept. 16, Sat. -Lenoir City Cars and Coffee 8 am to 11 am

Sept 16, Sat. -Tellico Village United Way Street Party

CE - Sept 17, Sun. - Overnight trip to Franklin TN. Claire Manzo is taking names for a waiting list.*

Sept 19, Tues. – Tellico Village Cruise-In at Tugaloo 5 pm to 8 pm

CE - Sept.30, Sat. -First Annual Tom Greene Memorial Show ‘n Shine and Dance ‘n Dine at the Yacht Club. Linda and Lou Robitaille are chairing this Club event.


Joann Wiklund was the winner of tonights 50/50 ($46.00) and donated her winnings back to the Club!


MEMBER STORIES – Contact Rich Chappell at [email protected] with your story of car enthusiasm, racing and/or experience of a life time. We want to feature it and hear about it.


ROLLING STOCK – Doc reported that a quarter should be used rather than a penny for measuring tire thread depth. It’s all about inflation….. Lou Robitaille is selling a set of 17” wheels and tires that fit most “Japanese” cars (5 lug) for $500. He has them on Craigslist for $900 and the tires only have 9000 miles on them.


Our next meeting is Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Come early at 5:00 pm and join fellow members for supper at the Blue Heron. We had 32 at dinner and 68 in attendance. The Board of Directors will meet on July 26 at 3:30 pm in the Boardroom at the TV Welcome Center.


Minutes respectfully submitted by Secretary Joe Michniacki, errors mostly by MS Spellcheck.



The Tellico Village Vintage Vehicles Club

Minutes of the General Meeting of June 7, 2017


CALL TO ORDER - Vice President John Lacko called the meeting to order at 6:40 pm as we were having a brisk sale on 50/50 tickets. Thank you, Claire Manzo for stepping in to sell tickets and to Arnie Anderson for helping.

We started the meeting with a PSA (Public Service Announcement); Karen Sue Keith is organizing CPR Training at the TV fire department for the evenings of June 29 and July 27 from 6 to 10 pm. Contact Karen Sue at home at 865-458-4277 or by email at [email protected], if you are interested in taking this CPR class.


NEW ATTENDEES – John and Bobbe Montgomery joined us for the second time and paid their dues! They have a 2002 Pontiac Trans Am W56 with a black T-Top. And they want to trade for a Street rod or vintage vehicle their 2002 Itasca RV, contact them at 865-599-3915. Russ Curtiss joined and paid his dues at the Picnic/Chili Cook Off, and came to his first meeting. Frank Norman is retired and has a 56 Dodge and is considering joining the club!

MILESTONES – Lots of Anniversary’s – Lou and Linda Robitaille, 44 years. Lona and Doc Doolittle, 48 years. Joann and Jeff Wiklund, 43 years. Craig and Patti Lyons, 30 years. Congratulations to all.


SECRETARY’S REPORT – The May minutes were sent out by email to everyone and posted to the website. A motion was made and carried to accept the minutes as written. Attention new members, I have the club logo stickers for your vehicles, the first one is free, additional ones are only $1.00 each. Name badges are only $10.00 each, and those of you that have ordered them, I have them for you.

AND - Paul Deutch and A J Baker, I have your Veloce Race Results Reports.


TREASURER’S REPORT- Mike McCoy reported that we have $2,847.88 in the bank and as of tonight, we have 140 paid member families.


MEMBERSHIP - was discussed by VP John. As of today’s, meeting, we were dropping members that had not yet paid their $10.00 annual dues for 2017. We need to update our roster and email lists to make and keep them current. We will start to give notice for 2018 dues in October, then November and finally in December. We can’t run our club properly trying to collect dues for six months anymore. Please remember to check your name off on the attendance sheets.


VP John Lacko also reported on the workings of the Club’s Board of Directors. We are negotiating with a local insurance agency for liability insurance for our club and any activities. We are planning long term Annual Club events and activities for improved participation through advance notice.


SUNSHINE REPORT - Jere reported that a card was sent to Dave and Barb Rueth. Doc reported that Bob Freeman has been ill. Bob has a mancave in Loudon that the club has visited before. Contact Julie at [email protected] if you know of a club member’s illness, surgery or other family issue so she can send out a card from the club.


WEBMASTER’S CORNER For all new members, please send pictures of your rides so that they can be posted on the club’s website. For all “Vintage” members, please check to see if your ride needs to be updated on the website. Also on the website is information about car shows in East Tennessee. We also have a Club Facebook page, please look us up and like us. Send your photos to [email protected]


ACTIVITIES CHAIR REPORT- Doc reported on last month’s activities; we had an enjoyable time with Professor Jim Payne and the University of Pierce Arrow. Jim took us down some roads close to the Village that most of us haven’t been on before, lunch was at Lorenzo’s. There was a good showing for the years first TV Cruise-In at the TV Welcome Center. The road trip and lunch at Tapoco Lodge was well attended and received. Unfortunately, the Highland games had bad weather and only two cars showed up at Maryville College, but they were well received and left muddy. A block of rooms has been set aside for the Keeneland Concours D’Elegance in July, contact either Doc or President Jerry for additional information.

Doc is also looking for members that want to help coordinate drive and dines and/or overnight trips for the club.


We have Club Events (CE) and car show events, check our webpage for more shows and info.


UPCOMING EVENTS


JUNE June 10, Sat. First Baptist Church of Lenoir City Car Show 9am to 1pm

June 10 – Madisonville A&W Cruise-In 530pm to close

June 10 – Pep Boys Car Show for Sequoyah High School

CE - June 13, Tues. Margaritaville drive and dine on the Island in Pigeon Forge

June 17, Sat. - Lenoir City Cars and Coffee 8 am to 11 am

CE - June 21, - Drive and lunch at McCloud’s Mountain Restaurant, see Claire Manzo*

June 20, Tues. – Tellico Village Cruise In at the TV Welcome Center 5 pm to 8 pm.


JULY July 13-16 - Keeneland Concourse D’Elegance in Lexington KY, see Pres. Jerry Mauch

July 15, Sat. - Lenoir City Cars and Coffee 8 am to 11 am

July 16, - Sun. Harper Auto Square’s Cars and Coffee at West Town Mall

July 18, Tues. – Tellico Village Cruise-In at Tugaloo 5 pm to 8 pm.


AUGUST CE - Aug 7, Mon. - Tellico Village POA 30th Anniversary Street Fair and Car Show

Aug 15, Tues. – Tellico Village Cruise-In at Tugaloo 5 pm to 8 pm.

Aug 19, Sat. - Lenoir City Cars and Coffee 8 am to 11 am

Aug 26-28, - Overnight trip to the Gilmore Collection in Michigan with Professor Jim Payne


SEPTEMBER Sept. 16, Sat. -Lenoir City Cars and Coffee 8 am to 11 am

Sept 16, Sat. -Tellico Village United Way Street Party

CE-Sept 17, Sun. -Overnight trip to Franklin TN Civil War Museum and Willis Johnson Private Collection is filled up. Claire Manzo is taking names for a waiting list.*

Sept 19, Tues. – Tellico Village Cruise-In at Tugaloo 5 pm to 8 pm

CE - Sept.30, Sat. -First Annual Tom Greene Memorial Show ‘n Shine and Dance ‘n Dine at the Yacht Club. Linda and Lou Robitaille are chairing this Club event.


Please contact Doc Doolittle for CE (Club Event) times and schedules as we

need to make reservations at restaurants, (586)337-0073 or[email protected]


Contact Claire Manzo at or call 865-657-9886 for detailed trip information on the McCloud’s and Franklin trips. The final date to sign-up for McCloud’s is June 18th.


The winner of tonights 50/50 ($67.00) donated their winnings to the Smoky Mountain Service Dogs!


MEMBER STORIES – Contact Rich Chappell at[email protected] with your story of car enthusiasm, racing and/or experience of a life time. We want to feature it and hear about it.


ROLLING STOCK – Contact Joe Michniacki if you’re interested in a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4 with only 11,840 miles and it’s clean for $24,500 OBO.


-John Forcum praised the Garaj Mahal for their work on his 1936 Mullins steel hubcaps, they’re rare and restored ones go for up to $1200 each. The Garaj Mahal rebuilt them and with the new technology chrome sprayed them.


-Glenn See announced that the Garaj Mahal and John Forcum’s Liberty Roadster were invited to the Street Rod Nationals in Louisville in September, congrats on this recognition as only 12 builders are invited to the inner circle.


-Our resident author and local expert, Alex Gabbard, was on Channel 8 news for a story on Thunder Road and the Knoxville connection. Alex said they interviewed him for 90 minutes for a 15 second spot!


Our next meeting is Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Come early at 5:00 pm and join fellow members for supper at the Blue Heron. The Board of Directors will meet on June 28 at 3:30 pm in the Boardroom at the TV Welcome Center.


Minutes respectfully submitted by Secretary Joe Michniacki



The Tellico Village Vintage Vehicles Club

Minutes of the General Meeting of May 3, 2017


CALL TO ORDERPresident Jerry Mauch called the meeting to order at 6:34 pm and promptly asked for…..


NEW ATTENDEES – Nicky Eckerd was a guest today and as a recent widow was selling her husband’s 1931 Chevy Landau Cabriolet, for pricing and more information about this vintage vehicle, call 865-657-3057.

Chris Bailey joined and has a 2001 Jaguar XK8 Convertible. Brent Grelder also joined and has a 2005 Audi TTS. Mike Kemper also joined and he has a 2014 Camaro 1LE.


MILESTONES – Loren and Page Lesh are celebrating their 50th anniversary.


SECRETARY’S REPORT – The April minutes were sent out by email to everyone and posted to the website. A motion was made and carried to accept the minutes as written. I have the club logo stickers for your vehicles, the first one is free and additional ones are only $1.00 each. Name badges are only $10.00 each. AND - Paul Deutch, Anthony Perry and A J Baker, I have your Veloce Race Results Reports. We had 28 for dinner tonight and 63 in attendance.


TREASURER’S REPORT- Mike McCoy reported that we have $2,775.00 in the bank and as of tonight, we have 138 paid member families. $10.00 Yearly dues run from January through December and 2017. This is the last call. Please send your dues to; Mike McCoy TVVV

150 Tommotley Drive

Loudon TN 37774

We had three donations totaling $150.00 for our Spring Picnic/Chili Cook-Off and Car Show. Please thank and frequent these local business; Loren Plemmons, H R Block, Tax and Financial Strategies. The 50/50 raffle netted us over $200.00.

First Lady Teresa Mauch ran today’s 50/50 Raffle and tonight’s winner received $67.00.


SUNSHINE REPORT- Shari West gave the report tonight. Tom Knowlton was hospitalized with pneumonia and John Manners is recovering. Contact Julie at [email protected] if you know of a club member’s illness, surgery or other family issue so she can send out a card from the club.


WEBMASTER’S CORNER Member Dennis Kazmierzak has graciously volunteered to serve as our Webmaster and will meet with Hoss for training. For all new members, please send photos of your rides so they can be posted on the club’s website. For all “Vintage” members, please check to see if your ride needs to be updated on the website. Also on the website is information about car shows in East Tennessee. We also have a Club Facebook page, please look us up and like us. Send your photos to [email protected]


News flash:  Hoss is continuing as club Webmaster.  Thanks to Dennis for offering his services.


ACTIVITIES CHAIR REPORT- Doc Doolittle was AWOL, but we carried on. Our Spring Picnic/Chili Cook-Off/Car Show was a success, to put it mildly. We had a great turnout of around 130 members, and about 45 cars. We ran out of hot dogs, chicken and chili cups! Joe Michniacki won the Chili Cook-Off and we’re lining up challengers for next year!

We have Club Events (CE) and car show events, check our webpage for more shows and info.


UPCOMING EVENTS

CE - May 10, Wed. Pierce Arrow University with lunch at Lorenzo’s

May 16, Tues. Tellico Village Cruise-In at the Welcome center 5-8pm

CE - May 17, Wed. Tapoco Lodge luncheon after running the Tail of The Dragon

CE - May 21, Sun. Highlands Games at Maryville College, see John Thomason

May 27, Sat. Lake Tansi Festival and Cruise-In, Noon to 4PM, Crossville TN

June 10, Sat. First Baptist Church of Lenoir City Car Show

CE - June 21, Drive and lunch at McCloud’s Mountain Restaurant, see Claire Manzo

July 13-16 Keeneland Concourse D’Elegance in Lexington KY, see Pres. Jerry Mauch

CE - Aug 7, Mon. Tellico Village POA 30th Anniversary Street Fair and Car Show

CESeptember 30, Sat. First Annual Tom Greene Memorial Show ‘n Shine and Dance ‘n Dine at the Yacht Club. Linda and Lou Robitaille are chairing this Club event.

Sept. 16, Sat. Lenoir City Cars and Coffee, and TV United Way Street Party

Oct 11, Wed. overnight trip to Franklin TN Civil War Museum and Willis Johnson Private Collection is filled up. Claire Manzo is taking names for a waiting list.

Please contact Doc Doolittle for CE (Club Event) times and schedules as we

need to make reservations at restaurants, (586)337-0073 or [email protected]


Our next meeting is Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Come early at 5:00 pm and join fellow members for supper at the Blue Heron. The Board of Directors will meet on May 24 at the TV Welcome Center.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Secretary Joe Michniacki, errors mostly by MS Spellcheck.


The Tellico Village Vintage Vehicles Club

Minutes of the General Meeting of April 5, 2017


CALL TO ORDERPresident Jerry Mauch called the meeting to order and promptly asked for…..


NEW ATTENDEES – Dale and Bard Arnold, vintage vehicle wannabees but have a Mercedes SL 350 hardtop. Dave and LeAnn Morse with a 2001 BMW Z3 Roadster.


MILESTONES – Doc Doolittle is off jury duty finally, the only person he knew in the room was the defendant!


SECRETARY’S REPORT – The March minutes were sent out by email to everyone and posted to the website. A motion was made and carried to accept the minutes as written. I have the club logo stickers for your vehicles, the first one is free and additional ones are only $1.00 each. Name badges are only $10.00 each. AND - Paul Deutch, Anthony Perry and A J Baker, I have your Veloce Race Results Reports. We had 30 for dinner tonight and 69 in attendance.


TREASURER’S REPORT- Mike McCoy reported that we have $2,408.28 in the bank and as of tonight, we have 118 paid member families. $10.00Yearly dues run from January through December and 2017. This is the last call. Please send your dues to;

Mike McCoy TVVV

150 Tommotley Drive

Loudon TN 37774


First Lady Teresa Mauch ran today’s 50/50 Raffle and tonight’s winner received $70.00.


SUNSHINE REPORT- Shari West gave the report tonight. Jim Rogers is recovering from knee surgery as is Pat Hickman. Contact Julie at[email protected] if you know of a club member’s illness, surgery or other family issue so she can send out a card from the club.


WEBMASTER’S CORNER – Hoss is stepping down from this Ponderosa Ranch duties as Webmaster and leaving behind Bonanza, so the Club is looking for someone interested in taking over the Webmasters job. Hoss will stay on and train the “newbie”. For all new members, please send photos of your rides so they can be posted on the club’s website. For all “Vintage” members, please check to see if your ride needs to be updated on the website. Also on the website is information about car shows in East Tennessee. We also have a Club Facebook page, please look us up and like us. Send your photos to[email protected]


ACTIVITIES CHAIR REPORT- Doc Doolittle reported that we had a spectacular ride running the back of the Dragon and having lunch at TC’s Grill in Maryville with 32 in attendance. The run to Thunder Road fell to Gus Brocksen to lead as Doc had a water leak at home. Doc reminded everyone that club “business cards” are available to pass around when someone inquires which club you belong to and may show some interest in joining.

We have Club Events (CE) and car show events, check our webpage for more shows and info.


UPCOMING EVENTS -

April 6-8, Pigeon Forge Rod Run – Come see Garaj Mahal and John Forcum’s coupe

CE - April 19, Wed. Attend Jim Payne’s Pierce Arrow University, it’s about Living History

CE - April 26, Wed. (Hemi Day) Club Spring Picnic Car Show and Chili Cook-Off at Tugaloo – bring your cars and your appetite, BYOB 4PM until?

April 27, Thurs. Smoky Valley Riders Loudon County Car Show

April 30, Sun. Harper’s Cars and Coffee at West Town Mall, showcasing the TN Valley Mustang Club. It starts at 8am, but you have to get there real early.

CE - May 17, Wed. Tapoco Lodge luncheon after running the Tail of The Dragon

CE - May 21, Sun. Highlands Games at Maryville College, see John Thomason

May 27, Sat. Lake Tansi Festival and Cruise-In,Noon to 4PM, Crossville TN

CE - June 21, Drive and lunch at McCloud’s Mountain Restaurant, see Claire Manzo

July 13-16 Keeneland Concourse D’Elegance in Lexington KY, see Pres. Jerry Mauch

CE - Aug 7, Mon. Tellico Village POA 30th Anniversary Street Fair and Car Show

CESeptember 30, Sat. First Annual Tom Greene Memorial Show ‘n Shine and Dance ‘n Dine at the Yacht Club. Linda and Lou Robitaille are chairing this Club event.

Please contact Doc Doolittle for CE (Club Event) times and schedules as we

need to make reservations at restaurants, (586)337-0073 or[email protected]


ROLLING STOCK AND TECH REPORT – Glenn See announced a Corvette Swap Meet at the Garaj Mahal in May. He also mentioned the CAC Auction and Dinner on May 2 is at the new Lenoir City Events Center, Karen Lane and Kim See have information available for this event.

-Joe Michniacki mentioned the Viper Wipeout in Turkey Creek after the European Automotive Car Show at Regal Entertainment, it’s on our Facebook page, check it out. The car show has been cancelled for the future because of this idiot.

-Karen and Jim Lane have new rides. Karen has a black 2014 E250 and Jim got a 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton, it was made in Dresden and on a Bentley frame.

-Loren Lesh got a new 1972 Monte Carlo.

-John Lacko added a fourth Mustang to his stables, a 2004 GT convertible from Florida.

-Craig Lyons sold his 1934 red pick-up.

-Jim Payne sold his last two 1961 Imperials and is selling his 1978 Cadillac El Dorado Barritz and an enclosed trailer complete with a 1941 Packard!

-Ben and Shirley Keil are selling their 1979 Trans-Am and their 1968 Chevy C10 truck. They just received, after a year and a half restoration, their 1966 Chevelle with 360 horsepower.

-Bill Chapo announced that the Friday Night car shows have started at the Foothills Mall and the A&W in Madisonville is also doing theirSaturday Car Show/Drive ins. And Bill is selling his 1995 Four Winns boat and trailer.

-John Forcum recommended Discount Tire in Maryville as they helped top mount his Corker tires.

-Bob Schmidt recommended TennFab for custom powder coating, steel fabrication and CNC plasma cutting. His Z4 wheels were done for less than $550 and that included mounting and balancing the tires.


Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Come early at 5:00 pmand join fellow members for supper at the Blue Heron.


Minutes respectfully submitted by Secretary Joe Michniacki, errors most certainly by MS Spellcheck.

The Tellico Village Vintage Vehicles Club

Minutes of the General Meeting of March 1, 2017


CALL TO ORDER  President Jerry Mauch called the meeting to order and promptly asked for;


NEW ATTENDEES – Hobie Horchler Jr., previously from Florida has a 2008 Corvette Z51 coupe and is a new member, Dave Morse, previously from Michigan has a 2001 BMW Z3 Roadster.


MILESTONES – Doc Doolittle is on jury duty so don’t get charged with anything this month, but by wearing his “hang ‘m high” shirt to court it may get him disqualified. Jim Payne told us that his father-in-law is celebrating his 99th birthday, and he’s still driving! Rose Koziara will celebrate her 29th birthday again.

Alex and Mary Gabbard were in the February 15 News-Herald, Community Life section with a story of their 1966 Sunbeam Alpine. Congrats you two.

Due to this afternoons tornado and severe thunderstorms warnings, we had a smaller crowd at dinner (30) and for the meeting (51).


SECRETARY’S REPORT – The February minutes were sent out by email to everyone and posted to the website. A motion was made and carried to accept the minutes as written. I have the club logo stickers for your vehicles, the first one is free and additional ones are only $1.00 each. Name badges are only $10.00 each. Lorna and Ed Barrett and Bill Chapo, I have your name badges!


TREASURER’S REPORT- Mike McCoy reported that we have $2,982.00 in the bank and we have 97 paid 2017 memberships out of 172 members. Refunds should have been received by those that paid in advance for the Snow Ball, if you haven’t gotten your refund, contact Mike.


$10.00 Yearly dues run from January through December and 2017 dues must be paid by March 31st. If you forget to bring your checkbook, Mike has pre-addressed envelopes for you to mail your check ASAP. Please send your dues to;

Mike McCoy TVVV

150 Tommotley Drive

Loudon TN 37774

First Lady Teresa Mauch ran today’s 50/50 Raffle and tonight’s winner received $63.00.


SUNSHINE REPORT  Contact Julie at [email protected] if you know of a club member’s illness, surgery or other family issue so she can send out a card from the club. Speaking of sunshine, it was good to see Loren Lesh at tonight’s meeting.


WEBMASTER’S CORNER - For all new members, please send photos of your rides so they can be posted on the club’s website. For all “Vinatge” members, please check to see if your ride needs to be updated on the website. Send your photos to [email protected] Also on the website is information about car shows in East Tennessee. We also have a Club Facebook page, please look us up and like us.


ACTIVITIES CHAIR REPORT -  Doc Doolittle reported that we had two spectacular rides and meals this month. First was the “Valentine’s Day” at Lakeside Tavern and the second was the Little River Tour and luncheon at the Applebarn in Townsend. Doc reminded everyone that club “business cards” are available to pass around when someone inquires which club you belong to and may show some interest in joining.


We have Club Events (CE) and car show events, check our webpage for more shows and info.


UPCOMING EVENTS -

CE - March 22, Wed. Drive ‘n Dine driving the back of the Dragon and lunch at TC’s Grill in Maryville

April 1, Sat. Thunder Road Festival and Car Show in Historic Downtown Rockwood

April 6, Thurs. Smoky Valley Riders Loudon County Car Show

April 6-8, Pigeon Forge Rod Run

CE - April 26, Wed. (Hemi Day) Club Spring Picnic Car Show and Chili Cook-Off at Tugaloo

April 30, Sun. Harper’s Cars and Coffee at West Town Mall, showcasing the TN Valley Mustang Club

CE - May 17, Wed. Tapoco Lodge luncheon after running the Tail of The Dragon

May 27, Sat. Lake Tansi Festival and Cruise-In, Noon to 4PM, Crossville TN

CE - June 21, Drive and lunch at McCloud’s Mountain Restaurant

July 13-16 Keeneland Concourse D’Elegance in Lexington KY, contact Perry Anthony to enter your car.

CE – September 30, Sat. First Annual Tom Greene Memorial Show ‘n Shine and Dance ‘n Dine at the Yacht Club. Linda and Lou Robitaille are chairing this Club event.


Please contact Doc Doolittle for CE (Club Event) times and schedules as we have to make reservations at restaurants, (586)337-0073 or [email protected]


ROLLING STOCK AND TECH REPORT –Due to health reasons, Ben Kubesh is selling his 1964 ½ restored Mustang convertible with a 289 Hi Pro and his 1964 Galaxie 2dr hardtop in good condition with a 289. Call for details, 865-458-1934.

Brad Berger is selling his 2008 Audi A6.

Tom Knowlton traded up from his Volvo to a black convertible 2015 Chevy Camaro SS with 400 hp.

Arnie Anderson returned his 2016 Z06 Corvette to GM and in a buyback and got a brand new 2017 Grand Sport.

Jim Payne’s story tonight was about his 1963 Dodge Dart, his “Devil Dart”. The car has 56,000 parts and he’s worked on 55,000! Does anybody have a parts catalog or other publication that can help Jim figure out how the “devil” to get his Dart going?

If you’re interested in going to the Keeneland Concourse just for Saturday, contact President Jerry Mauch for additional information. The showcase cars will be Rolls Royce, Bentley and Allard. Club member Jere Krieg is showcasing one of his Allards. Several members went with Jerry last year and enjoyed their “car” day.

Glenn See will have a car and a model at the Pigeon Forge Rod Run. Glenn also volunteered to set up an ice cream stand at the club’s Chili Cook-Off, Picnic and Car Show!

Our next meeting is Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Come early at 5:00 pm and join fellow members for supper at the Blue Heron.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Secretary Joe Michniacki, errors most certainly by MS Spellcheck.


THANK YOU - Phyllis Greene attended tonight’s meeting and asked if I could share this note with all club members;

To All Tellico Village Vintage Vehicles Club Members -

My heartfelt thanks to our Tellico community, family, friends & neighbors for the many kind offers of help to get us through this difficult time.  Friends who also had their own illnesses and losses, friends who traveled and friends and family who were not able to be with us but kept in touch often.

Our daughters and sons eventually had to go home but because of the genuine outpouring of love, concern and prayers for me, they knew I would be OK because of all the acts of love and kindness they saw while they were here.

I appreciated the calls, beautiful cards, personal messages, remembrance photos, the house sitters, the rides from the airport to the hospital, home visits, fabulous homemade food and dining out.  I also loved the beautiful flowers & plants, lovely chimes, donations and even emergency money.

I am also grateful for the offers of help with legal, finances and getting through the endless paperwork.

I am thankful for the gentleness of the first phone call telling me Tom had been in an accident and the wonderful support group I had at the hospital that continued throughout his hospital stay.  They made sure I understood what the Doctor had explained to me even though they had gone without sleep themselves.

Thank you, Cindy, for making the calls to round up the family getting them here to be with Tom.  The word spread from those first calls.

Our family was also blessed having our Pastor Micah visit us in the hospital and in our home.  He provided a wonderful service for Tom and comforted us in his very special way.