November Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the

Foothills Model T Ford Club Meeting

November 25th, 2015

Aerospace Museum 

President Robb Wolff called meeting to order at 7:31pm. There were 21 members in attendance. 

Minutes:  Kristen Anderson – The minutes of the October meeting were distributed by email and Robb moved they be adopted as presented. There were no errors or omissions noted, seconded by Peter Anderson. Carried.

Treasurers Report:  Ross Benedict  – Art presented the October report in Ross’s absence, and moved the report be adopted as presented. Seconded by Rod Wallace. Carried.

Membership: Eileen Jewell – Eileen reported that we have 30 paid memberships for 2016.  Rob Manderson paid for two years.

Editor’s Report:  Chris Brancaccio – no report. 

Tool Curators Report: Glen McDonald – All tools accounted for. If tools are out for longer than one month can you please return without Glen having to track them down, unless prior arrangements have been made. Kristen asked Glen for an updated list of the tools to add to the minutes. 

Discussion: With the purchase of a new coil tester in the spring a motion was put to the club to sell the bulky but fragile antique hand crank coil tester. Tim and Robb talked with Mark Hutchinson a coil tester guru. Mark believes the tester has value and would be worth holding onto as it provides a more accurate check of coil amperage. Members believe the club should keep the tester. Motion: Lawrence Gould moves to rescind the March, 2015 motion to sell the coil tester. Seconded by Harry Lillo. Carried. The tester will stay with the club tools.

Librarian’s Report: Jonathan Watson – nothing new to report.


  • Email from Brian Mauriello regarding a 1 ton Model T Truck for sale.

  • Email from Dirk & Trudy Regter (world travellers in a 1915 Model T) asking for support to help repair their car after a devastating accident in August, so that they may continue their tour and also continue raising fundraising for orphaned children worldwide.  Discussion: all funds raised previously went directly to SOS Children’s Villages International, Retgers were funding the tours themselves. Harry Lillo moved the club donate $100.00, seconded by Keith Robinson. Carried.

  • SVAA Alberta Rides Magazine

  • Hagerty Classic Cars Magazine, calendars & pens

  • Rod Wallace brought information from the Alberta Quilt Study Society they are trying to document the history of Alberta Quilts. They have an hour long presentation.


A & W is hosting a Christmas Party – December 11th bring a gift to exchange. (Glenmore & Deerfoot location)

Jubliee Tour – Keith has distributed all the plaques to the donors. Okotoks Ford would like to have a picnic and display the cars.

Old Business:  Larry discussed the licence plate toppers in more detail. Peter brought a design and Larry will look into getting it drawn in finer detail and then we can move forward to see if it is a doable project with an acceptable design. Costs to produce would probably be $20.00 - $25.00.

Christmas Party:  Plans are well underway. 51 tickets have been sold, please remember to bring a gift marked man or lady. The venue this year is the Chaplehow Legion. November 28th, cocktails at 6:00pm and dinner will be at 7:00pm. 

New Business: 

  • MTFCA Directors – election is upcoming make sure you mail your ballots.

  • Discussed winter projects – babbitting session was mentioned – there are 3 – 4 interested

  • Name tags are available to be ordered, through Art & Eileen.

Elections to follow meeting. Thank-you to Art Jewell for running the election.

Winner of the50/50 draw, Al Riise – donated back to the club

Thanks to Art and Eileen for picking up the donuts.

Adjourned at 8:18 pm.

Show and Tell: worn hubs and axles


Election of Officers for the upcoming year. All positions were appointed by acclamation.


President:                                Ross Benedict

Past President:                         Robb Wolff

Vice President:                          Art Bent

Secretary:                                 Kristen Anderson

Membership Secretary:              Eileen Jewell

Treasurer:                                  Larry Kynoch

Tool Curator:                             Glen McDonald

Editor/Website:                         Robb Wolff

Librarian / Historian:                   Jonathan Watson

Directors:                                  open at this time

Tour Committee:                        open at this time