Dixie Car Club

Benton, Arkansas car club

January 2017 – Newsletter

January 2017

Dixie Car Club Newsletter

Next Meeting:   Thursday, February

Place:  Western Sizzlin’, Benton

Time:   Dinner – 6:00 p.m.  /  Meeting – 7:00 p.m.

Meeting Highlights.

President David Huett opened the meeting welcoming 18 members and a guest family who joined the Club.  Welcome new members Tony and Jamie Diflorio and their sweet children.  They own a 1957 Chevy Belair.

In Bill Newsome’s absence, Todd informed the club of the results from the CJON Toy Drive.   Approximately 880 children received toys this Christmas through the toy drive.

Lisa and Johnny Ramsey reported on their November outing to Molly Obrien’s in Hot Springs Village.  It was attended by 7 members.  This month’s outing will be hosted by Bill and Peggy Newsam on Saturday, January 14.  We will meet at the Benton Health Department at 2 p.m.  We will then caravan to Whippet in Prattsville.

The following have volunteered to host the outings for 2017:

January – Bill and Peggy Newsam

Feburary – Todd and Cheryl Overton

March – Shane and Elisabeth Shelton

April – Jim and Velta Shipps

May – Phil and Kennie Birch

June – Ron and Brenda Wood

July – Fran and Betty Berganini

August – Jeff and Chris Beasom

September – OPEN

October – Bill and Fairy McMahan

November – Johnny and Lisa Ramsey

December – Christmas Party

We elected officers for the new year.  They are as follows:

President – Shane Shelton

V. President – Cheryl Overton

Secretary – Lisa Ramsey

Treasurer – Todd Overton

Cheryl asked everyone to start obtaining Sponsors, goodies for goody bags, raffle ideas, etc for the Car Show now.  It’s never too soon to begin preparations.  Please contact Cheryl if you have any ideas or items to help with this task.

Lisa brought up an alternative to food vendors at the Car Show since we ran out of food early at the last show.  This will be revisited at the February meeting since members may be asked to bring a small donation.

We were glad to see Ricky Fisher back with us since his surgery.   Please be in prayer for David Huett’s family.  Brenda has additional health issues.  They are taking care of Brenda’s mother with Alzheimers.  David had to leave the meeting early due to his mother in law fell and was on the way to the hospital.  Update, she is improving.   Wanda Price is also dealing with health issues.

Just a reminder that your club dues are due now.   See or contact Todd Overton to take care of this.


Shane Shelton,



  1. Wayne Davis

    The new pictures of my cars were posted upside down. The member that has the Volvo was given the pictures and they appeared upside down.I don’t know who to contact to repost them right side up.

    1. admin (Post author)

      Wayne, they do not look upside down to me. I tried two different computers and my phone and they look good. -Danny


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