Minutes of the Foothills Model T Ford Club Meeting

April 27th,  at Woodridge Ford

President Ross Benedict called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm. 31 members attended. Guests for evening were Dave Kirkby, Trevor Landage and Ernie Taube. Ross welcomed the Alberta Fairground T Racers to the meeting. They will be having an event in High River, June 18, 2016, in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of T Racing in Alberta.

Minutes – Kristen moved the minutes be adopted, as circulated, seconded by Eileen Jewell. Motion carried. 

Treasurer’s Report – Ross Benedict presented the finances in Larry’s absence and moved that the finance statement for March be adopted, seconded by Keith Robinson – carried. Larry is recovering well from hip surgery.

Membership –Eileen reported that we now have 89 paid members and 8 paid for 2017. 56 members have MTFCA memberships. We have a new member Roy Gale, he is 95 years young and has a restored 1926 Touring.

Correspondence –

1.     MTFCA Insurance Compliance – Kristen reported that we have met the membership requirement for the MTFCA, so we meet the compliance requirement that states 50% of club members must also be members of the Model T Ford Club of America. We have received our insurance certificate.

Newsletter – Robb Wolff reported that newsletter is available online. Robb asked if everyone was receiving the newsletter.  Five members did not receive the email notification. Colour printing for the year for the printed newsletters for the year will be an additional $70.00. 

Al Riise moves that the old website and new website be consolidated. Seconded by Larry King. Discussion the old website has been hacked. We should see if the back issues of the newsletter can be transferred from the Foothills Model T site and then have Chris shut down that site.

Tools – Glen McDonald informed everyone all tools are accounted for.

Librarian’s Report – Jonathan received the latest issue of the Vintage Ford for the library.

Directors Report – Keith reported that the Tin Lizzies of Albuquerque, New Mexico would host the national tour - The Land of Enchantment Tour 2016. There has not been any news on a 10-year reunion tour in Indiana in 2018.

Jackie Bent has arranged two show and shine visits to Senior’s Homes this summer. The first, at Amica, Aspen Woods will be held on June 25th (date changed from June 18) from 12 – 2 pm. A BBQ lunch will be supplied. There is tons of parking. They would like someone to visit on June 8th at 2:00 pm to give a short presentation on the Model T. Robb and Ross will go on June 8th.  Jackie is looking for a count of who can attend, so that they can let Amica staff know. 16 can possibly attend.


1.     June 4th, is show and shine at Okotoks Ford. Gerry Ford has asked the T and A clubs to participate. The A club will leave from Keith’s place and the T’s from somewhere in the south, maybe Shawnessy Co-op. Cars should be at Okotoks Ford by 11:00 am. Tom van Dijk will coordinate the possible T’s touring to Okotoks.

2.     Dino T Tour II will be July 22 – 25th from Drumheller to Stettler and back. Stops in Carbon, Wayne, Big Valley, and Stettler and out to Bent’s cabin at Buffalo Lake, the Bleirot Ferry and stops around Drumheller. See the newsletter for more details and registration forms. Larry King reported that Joe DeMott would pay admission to the Homestead Coulee Museum if we wish to stop there during the tour. Keith Robinson will look at the itinerary and see if the museum can be added as a stop.

3.     June 18th is show, shine, and many other activities in High River. Tractor pull, garden tractor, races and Alberta Fairground T Races.

4.     Red Deer Swap Meet is April 29 - 30

5.     May 28th, Presidents Tour, Iron Horse Museum will open for us. The Model A club will have their own tour that day and meet up with us at the Museum for a potluck BBQ and an afternoon of train rides and viewings.

6.     May 29th Safety Check at Braeside Automotive.

New Business –

1.     Ross received an email from a couple getting married on August 6th. They are looking for a T to drive them around from McKenzie Town to Scotchman’s Hill, to Heritage Park. Many felt that was too much traffic and too busy roads.

2.     Al Riise reported that the Horseless Carriage Club has various issues of Vintage Ford available if the club wants them. Al will pass the information onto Jonathan.

3.     Art Bent found a place to get replica licence plates. He has the contact information.

Bob Hauswirth won the 50-50.

Murray Walkemeyer gave a presentation on carburetors. Les had his aluminium block on display.

Thanks to Bob Hauswirth for picking up the donuts, coffee and hot chocolate.

Thanks to Bob Hauswirth for picking up the donuts, coffee and hot chocolate.