Entries for July, 2017

VVA Car Show 2017

some patriotic car

some patriotic car

The VVA Chapter 165 held its annual car show on 23 July, 2017 at the Barkley Center north parking lot. The weather in the morning was marine cloudiness overcast, which is great for the cars. Gradually it burned off to a sparkling day. There were well over 250 cars exhibited (the actual count was 275) and so many members of the public that no one could get an accurate count. No matter what your preference for movable iron, there were several on exhibit.

First, second and third place awards were given for vehicles prior to 1930, the decades of the ‘30s, ‘40s, ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s and 1980 to present.

The winner of the People’s Choice Award was … (drum roll please)…the ’67 Chevelle owned by Ron Berg. This great car also took home the first place awards for the ‘60’s decade as well as the Vietnam Era.

This was a great show and you all should have been there.

just a stroll down gasoline alley

just a stroll down gasoline alley


Tom Modica & his car


boat-tail anyone

boat-tail anyone

the green contingent

the green contingent

Minutes of July 11, 2017 meeting

General Meeting called to order at: 6:55 pm (18:55)

Pledge of Allegiance by: Gene Goldsmith

Invocation by: Gene Goldsmith

Moment of silence for POW/MIA

Roll Call of officers:                                                                    term expires

Gene Goldsmith, Pres                                         Present      2018

Dave Loomis, VP                                                Present      2018

Doug Spangler                                                    Absent       2018

Tom Grinstad, Secretary                                    Present      2018

Bill Cox, Asst. Sec.                                               Present      2018

Ken Richardson, Treasurer                                Present      2018

Tom Marich, B of D                                            Present      2020

Larry D. Martin, B of D                                       Absent       2020

Kirk Lyon, B of D                                                 Excused      2019

Peter Pavlik, B of D                                             Absent       2019

David Osinski, B of D                                          Absent       2019

Tom Modica, B of D                                           Present      2018

Doug Spangler, B of D                                        Present      2018

Guests:      Rosemarie Loomis, Nancy Blackketter, Dorothy Rood, Connie Marich, Lonnie Shere (Chpt. 1109), Kerry Painter (Chpt. 1109)

New members present: Robert (Bob) Hines

Secretary’s report:      Moved Ken R., 2nd Randy E. approved

Treasurer’s report:      Moved Dave L., 2nd Bill C, approved

Membership Update: The latest roster shows 281 members and 7 AVVA members

Old Business:     

  1. Car show update. We will need +/- 30 volunteers to pull this off. There is a pressing need for registration tables, set up & take down, raffle sales, virtually anything you can think of. Please contact Tom Modica prior to the date so he can update his work list. There will be a rehearsal at the Barkley parking lot on Tuesday July 18 at 18:00 (6:00 pm) to go through the intricacies of registration, car parking etc. On Saturday 22 July we need folks to load pickups with the tables, chairs etc. Pick up at the VFW at 18:00 (still 6:00 pm). On the day of the car show 23 July please show up at 7:00 a.m. to help set up and gear up for the greatest show on earth. Well at least the greatest show at 2200 Rimland Drive on that day. Worker bees please park your cars in the gravel lot near Zodiac, across Woburn, to allow for attendees to park near the show. We will verify with the Talbot Co. this lot will be available.
  2. Remember on august 5th the Skagit Chapter, VVA 1109, already the 2nd largest in the state – behind you know who – hosts a welcome home potluck picnic from 11:00 to 15:00 (3pm). The location is 6254 Fruitdale North in Sedro. Access from Hwy 9. Look it up on your recon maps.


New Business:

  1. The chapter has provided Carhart pants and a shirt for Veteran K.C. Dilliard to be able to work a job at Janiki. Mr. Dilliard has had a string of bad luck and needed a boost.


Good of the order:

  1. Remember to check your VFW calendar. Check out the Memorial Day events.
  2. Please take some VVA business cards and carry an application form – just in case… They are available from Gene Goldsmith
  3. The DAV is looking for drivers.
  4. A big welcome back was offered to Jim Pace.
  5. VFW Post 9301 has breakfast this Saturday.
  6. 50/50 raffle winner was Rosie Loomis



Motion to adjourn: at 19:50 by Ken R, 2nd by Ray R. by acclamation