Dixie Car Club Newsletter
Next Meeting: Thursday, February
Place: Western Sizzlin’, Benton
Time: Dinner – 6:00 p.m. / Meeting – 7:00 p.m.
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.