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President's Message for February

Posted by Editor on February 14, 2017 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (1)
Model A Friends, Who would have imagined we would have had so any nice days to drive the Model A in January and February in Oklahoma. Of course, you can not make your trip too long because the next day it could be bitter cold. We should just enjoy them when they come. Hopefully, we will have one of our ???nice??? weekends for the Spring Tour to Ponca City, March 17 ??? 19. We hope you have already made your reservations at the Comfort inn and Suites. The deadline is March 1. It will be a fun time. Sheryl and Greg have worked hard to set this tour up for us and the Tulsa Club to enjoy. Plan to join us and if you have not been on a tour with us, you are missing a lot of fun. Come Join Us. We had a great turnout for the January Model A Inspection Day and the ladies did a little antique shopping. Then we met for lunch at San Marcos on 40th and MacArthur and some delicious Mexican food. If was a fun, productive day. We had our first Steering Committee meeting on the 31st. There were 23 members that came and I really appreciate your willingness to help with the 2017 Annual Awards Banquet. It is going to be some work for us but I believe it will be a lot of fun and a chance to show off our city to the national Board. Our February meeting will be on the 21th so put it on your calendar. We will be having a demo by Bob Bordwine and the ladies will be discussing decorations for the 2017 Banquet. See you on the 21th, VaughnCille Weidner 2017 President

Email

Posted by Editor on January 31, 2017 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (1)

I have had several members complain of not receiving emails from the club. In the three that I have investigated 1 had changed their email address and 2 had some how marked the emails from the club to go to their spam folders. If you change your email address please login to the site and update your information so you continue to receive them.

In sending emails we are obligated to use a format approved and complies with the Can-Spam act. We make all attempts to make sure emails are not forwarded to your spam folders but it is always a good idea to check and make sure. If they are you can change the settings in your email that will make sure it goes to the right folder.

Please let me know if you are having any troubles and I will do my best to make sure they get to you.

Will

2017 Scuttlebutt Calendar

Posted by Editor on January 19, 2017 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)
The 2017 Sooner Scuttlebutt calendar is now published.

President's Message For December

Posted by Editor on December 1, 2016 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)
December marks my final month of my 3 year tenure as President of the Sooner Model A Club. I have really enjoyed my 7 years on the board. Henry Ford???s Model A is my hobby and giving back to my hobby and my club with my time is the least I could do for all of the knowledge and friends I have gained from participating. I would first like to thank all those board members who have served with me during these last 3 years. Without their help keeping this great organization on track would not have been possible. Vice President: Phil Wolfenbarger, Secretary: Kaye Sage, Treasurer: Carla Newton, Directors: David Johnson and Scott Waugh. I would also like to thank the committee chairs that volunteered their time as well. Membership: Dewayne Owens and Steve Talley, Sunshine: Katie Owens, Demonstrations: Bob Bordwine, Merchandise: Don Mitchell and finally Jon Russell for refreshments. A special thanks as well to Bill and Sue Harris for allowing us to use their garage and meeting room and to the countless others who have chipped in when called to help. We have been but stewards of this great club over the last 3 years and hope we have done proud by all of the former officers and club members who have laid the ground work for us. Those who have served on the board know that it is rewarding work but at times can be frustrating trying to put forth and agenda that is compatible with a group as large as ours. I would like to encourage all members to find a way to contribute back to our club in some way. Your new club President Vaughncille Weidner and the 2017 board will have a lot on their plate with the 50th Anniversary and the 2017 MAFCA Awards dinner and would certainly appreciate the assistance. We have seen many new members join in the last 3 years and unfortunately we have seen too many leave us. Members Johnnie Gentry, Gerald Starr, Woody Woodward, Glen Raub, Charlie Searock and others along with our good friend and mentor Bill Jenkins will all be missed. They all leave behind big shoes for us to fill. In closing I would like to thank all of our members for their contributions to our club and for your support over these last 3 years. I look forward to our 50th Anniversary year and our participation with the Model A Ford Club of America for the 2017 Awards Dinner. As always I hope to see you on the road. Will Langford

President's Message for November

Posted by Editor on November 2, 2016 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

For you that missed the 2016 Fall Tour you missed a great opportunity to not only drive your Model A or your modern to car to some great sites but you also missed the interaction with our friends in Tulsa. We had over 30 cars participate from both clubs.

We started our tour on a beautiful fall day with a drive to Kingfisher to tour the Chisolm Trail Museum and the George Seay Territorial Governor’s Mansion. We were certainly the center of attention in town as we drove down highway 81 thru town. We followed this up with a short drive down to Okarche and some fabulous fried chicken at Eischens. Saturday we started with a tour of the OKC Memorial followed by a picnic lunch at Memorial Park and then on to Don Bolton’s collection of Brass Era Cars. We ended the evening with a catered dinner at the hotel. We will be hosting the Spring tour next year so start making plans to join us.

We have a number of events coming up including the return of the Stockyards Cowboy Christmas parade on December 3rd. Check the event calendar on our website and Facebook as well as the Scuttlebutt. Parades and events like this continue to be one our best way to advertise our club and recruit new members.

Looking forward to seeing you on the road.

 

President's Message For October

Posted by Editor on October 1, 2016 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)
Fall is definitely in the air. We kicked off this October with the Yukon Czech Festival parade with the temps in the high 50's this morning. 10 cars lined up this morning for this years parade. Joining us this year was Jack Galbraith from the Heartland T's with his Model T Truck. Afterwards 4 cars drove to Eischen's for some great fried chicken. We have a busy month of activities including this years Fall Tour with the Tulsa Model A Club and the annual Red Ribbon Day Parade in Moore. Full details in the Scuttlebutt and online. I just wanted to take a few words and thank all of those that helped make the Beauty and the Beast Auction a huge success. It takes a lot of work and effort to put an event like this together and with the change of locations making this one a bit harder it took a lot of folks to make this happen. Vaughncille and her committee continue working on the 2017 National Awards Banquet. I look forward to a full report at this months meeting. Hope to see you on the road. Will Langford

President's Message For September

Posted by Editor on September 2, 2016 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (1)
Welcome to finally cooler temps of September. September looks to be a busy month for the Sooners. Our first event is the Mustang Western Days Parade on the 10th. Next is the Beauty and the Beast Auction at our regular club meeting. On the 24th we will be touring a collection of WWII era planes that Phil Wolfenbarger has uncovered. All of these activities make great opportunities for a drive in your Model A. An added activity will be the nomination and election of club officers for 2017. Bill Harris and his nominating committee have been working hard to come up with an outstanding slate of officers for next year. That list will be coming to you via the Scuttlebutt as well as email prior to September's meeting. If all of that is not enough with our current meeting room slated to be remodeled we will be meeting at the Will Rogers Senior Center at 3501 Pat Murphy Drive which is just down the street from our current meeting room. We will probably be meeting here till March or April. For this months meeting try to be there at 6:30 if you can so we can get our meal and our club business wrapped up so we can get the auction started. we only have the building until 9. We also need folks to stay and help clean up. Remember every day is better when your driving your "A" Will Langford

Memorial Service For Bill Jenkins

Posted by Editor on July 21, 2016 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

A memorial service for Bill Jenkins has been scheduled for 10am Monday morning. The services will be held at St. Luke's Methodist Church at 222 Nw 15th. Oklahoma City, Ok.

Carma and the family have asked for the Sooner members to drive their A's to the service and have reserved parking just for the A's.

I know I join all of the Sooner members in expressing our deepest sympathies to Bill's family.


President's Message for July

Posted by Editor on July 7, 2016 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (1)

You don’t have to check the calendar to know that July has arrived. The 100 degree temps have arrived and look like they are going to be here for a while.

 

Our Sooner members who made the Texas Tour as well as the Regional in Colorado are all back home safe and sound. There were a few breakdowns along the way but from what I am hearing a good time was had by all.

 

We started out the month with the Bethany July 4th Parade followed by a wonderful BBQ picnic with the Heartland Model T Club. Special thanks to David and Teresa Powell for opening their home to us for this special event. I had hoped for more cars for the parade but 13 Sooners answered the call and showed up for the event. We had two cars making their first parade with the Club. With Don and Marilyn’s car out of commission Phil & Kaye loaned them the Vicky to drive. New members Chuck and Karen’s 1930 Town Sedan broke down after they followed Don and Marilyn to Phil and Kaye’s house. Phil & Kaye loaned them the Sedan delivery for the parade. Thanks to Kaye for having so many Model A’s and so willing to share.

 

This month’s club meeting is made even better by the Ice Cream Social. Kaye passed around a sign up sheet for Ice Cream and treats at last month’s meeting. I think we are covered but as always anything is welcome. We have a last Saturday breakfast planned at the Runway Café at the Wiley Post Airport. Details in the calendar and the Scuttlebutt.

 

Looking forward to seeing you on the road,

William Langford

 

President's Message For June

Posted by Editor on June 3, 2016 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (1)

June is here and that means a couple of national events. The Texas tour kicks off June 9th - 12th followed by the Regional tour in Longmont June 19-24th. Both of these will be outstanding events. Several Sooners will be attending these events.  

We kick off the month with a Flash Drive to Shawnee and Tecumseh on the 4th of June. New club member Joe Inda has invited us to tour his car collection in Tecumseh, Ok.. If are planning to make the trip please let Phil know so we can get a count. You can find the event details in the event calendar and the Scuttlebutt. Our regular club meeting will follow on the 21st. With all of the regional tours we don't have any other outings scheduled for the rest of June. 

It was a real treat to have Bob Bordwine back for May's meeting demonstration on generators.I never fail to learn something new during one of his technical demonstrations. While a lot of cars run modern alternators many cars still use the stock generator and a refresher course is always appreciated.

A new Photo Album has been added to the website with pictures from the 2006 Regional Meet here in Oklahoma City. I am sure you will enjoy seeing some old and familiar faces.

Rusty and Gerry Swain were also at last months meeting. Rusty continues to recover from his broken hip. Bill Jenkins continues his therapy related to his fibrosis. If there are other member concerns please let Katie Ownens know. Let's continue to keep these folks in our thoughts and prayers.

Looking forward to seeing you on the road,

Will Langford
2016 Chapter President