General Meeting Minutes - January 2014

Canadian Route 66 Association Minutes for Sunday January 12, 2014

10:00 a.m. – Brunch being held @ Choo Choos Restaurant –20559 Fraser Hwy, Langley, 

Happy New Year

Christmas Party Report

30 members + 2 guests attended at the Delta Golf Course

Everyone had a great time once again; gifts were a lot of fun, my friends John & Lenora who were guests have been to Kingman & Oatman many times due to our adventures. They would like to join us on a Fun Run. 

I have requested the first Sat in December NOW & have given a deposit for 2014. Hopefully someone will not double book and bump us or we will be looking for an alternate location for 2015.

AGM Notes:

At the Annual General Meeting in November, Craig reviewed our finances and we did not raise enough money with 50/50 draws last year to make a donation. Due to low participation last year, our revenue was down. Our finances were negative $94.72.  In 2012 our Net Revenue was $198. As a Non Profit Association we are not supposed to make money but we are allowed to make a little for expenses etc. 

In order to reduce our Association Expenses Lorrie opted to pay for the Association cell phone herself. That gives us savings of $50 per month.

Since January 2012, we have changed to a yearly membership renewal with the exception of a few members whom we see only at the Fun Run. Any renewals that come in during the year, your renewal date will always be January and is reflected on your next newsletter.

Proposed Trips/Activities for 2014

Garage Tours

Lorrie has contacted someone to request a Garage Tour of his collection in the Fraser Valley. We are confirmed for a tour, but it was suggested we come mid April when the garage is not so cold. Bonnie will be in touch with this person & will make arrangements for possibly Sat or Sun April 12 or 13. 

John S sent pictures of Joe Mitchels’s place. Anyone have any idea who and where Joe Mitchel is and how to get in touch with him to view his collection of memorabilia, trains, etc.


Fun Run

George will begin planning a route from home to this year’s Fun Run in late February due to our being away until Feb 10. We will be departing from Vancouver either Friday April 25 or Sat April 276.  The 27th Annual Fun Run takes place May 2 - 4.  Entry fee is $50 prior to April 18. Registration forms are available on the web site or Bonnie will forward one to you.

Any suggestions for a route or somewhere you would like to see, please let George know. Last year Mr. Bill took the group to see a restoration shop in Las Vegas.

The event begins on Friday, May 2,  in Seligman

Registration takes place at noon on Friday, during the day and evening, there will be music and lots of entertainment happening in Seligman. We always stay in Williams Thurs & Fri nights as there are more available motels & shopping than in Seligman.

Saturday cars line up 3 rows deep in Seligman prior to the official start of the Fun Run. Angel Delgailo usually rides his bicycle to the start line and officially lets the first vehicle - usually the Kingman Vintage police car go and everyone else follows.

Along the way, each area adds a different touch to the celebration: Native American dances, barbecues, souvenirs, scenic vistas and historical buildings.  The Show-N-Shine in Kingman Saturday afternoon gives you a chance to enjoy viewing all the vehicles that are proudly displayed along several streets.  The festivities carry into the evening for music, street dance and cruise night. This is a good day to relax and enjoy the music at the Sonic Drive-in next door to the motel. Some times we try to together with other friends for dinner. It is difficult to get a large group of people together for a group dinner and not everyone enjoys themselves. Therefore I have declared Sat night a free night to do what you want.

On Sunday morning, the parade of cars leaves Kingman, traveling past historic Cool Springs Station through the famous Black Mountains to Oatman, for a look at the wild west. From here, Historic Route 66 is designated a Scenic Back Country Byway, and winds down to the edge of the Colorado River and the Arizona/California border.  The town of Topock- Golden Shores, on Arizona's side of the Colorado River, hosts the Awards Ceremony and Farewell Reception. Burger & a Beer or glass of wine are the order of the day at Topok prior to the awards and door prizes. 

Suggestions on places to see: 

Peterson’s Auto Collection in LA;

Someone sent an email on a collection of cars in Fresno Ca from Trucker John Lawson. I could not find any information on how to contact anyone about viewing the collection. From what I have read about other tours, this place is not open to the public.

Indian Canyon - Palm Springs


Car events listing:

Lee Harrison list is no longer being printed and mailed to clubs as there are too many changes each year to keep things current, he now only has a web listing

The Route 66 Fun Run is listed, along with many other car shows around the lower mainland during the summer. 


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