are now listed newest to oldest
Tony Dale, Harold Dale, Steve Ray, Larry Ray, Charlie Goldham, Ralph Cers,
John Simpson, Bill Merkley, Dave Beattie, Gord Goddard, Al Howlett, Andy Marsh,
Bob Drew, Jim McHugh, Roger McPherson
Dave.s Grandson (2) Eric Beattie
Meeting called to order @ 7:34 p.m.
Steve read the minutes from the previous
Motion to accept . Charlie Goldham, Second
Motion to accept . Gord Goddard
Seconded by Tony Dale
Bob had no information on new members
Harold commented that Jim McHugh would help
with Treasurer.s Duties
Andy would like to resign due to his time
We need to go to the bank and re-setup and
have Andy removed
Harold presented the duties of the
membership chairman as well as a new list of names of people attending our
cruise nights as well as the cities they were from
We discussed the donation to Canadian
John Simpson paid $140.00 for Stroker wear
Jim McHugh paid $30.00 for Membership
Bill Merkley paid $30.00 for Membership
Al Howlette paid $30.00 for Membership
Larry gave an update on the website . he
will forward the link to all the members
June 15, 2012
Larry went in detail about the new cruise
It was suggested by Al Howlett to pursue
the history of the Galt Strokers
A discussion on the 50/50 draw was made by
Ralph Cers . a letter was sent by Larry Ray and Ralph Cers to the Lions Club
and follow up
A decision on the draw for the guitar at
the last Wednesday
Motion by Jim McHugh
Second by Charlie Goldham
Passed by all
Dry run Wednesday May 2nd at
6:30 at LA Franks
Motion by Charlie
Second by Andy Marsh
Meeting Adjourned 9:23
Larry mail out . cost of T-Shirts etc..,
List of items sites, T-shirts
Jim McHugh 519-623-6455
~Strokers Meeting Minutes~
Galt Strokers Meeting
Stroker’s Meeting June 14, 2011
Meeting held at Ray Electric
Members present: Harold Dale, Andy Marsh, Dave Beattie, Bob Drew and Charlie Coldham.
Called to order at 6:20pm – Harold stated that Grant Hughes, Larry Ray, Harold Dale, Dave Beattie, Andy Marsh, Ralph Cers, Bob Drew will work Saturday morning and that
Andy Marsh, Steve Ray, Charlie Coldham, Andy Marsh, Ralph Cers, Tony Dale and Bob Drew will work that afternoon at the “Fathers Day Car Show” with Ralph Cers and Bob Drew working all day. Larry Ray will call Scott Forbes and Greg Fischer to see if they will work for the Mayors Gala, Dave Beattie, Bob Drew, Charlie Coldham, Larry Ray meet at the Farmers Market at 6:00pm.
Scott Forbes, Fred Beemer, Warren Grimm and Al Anderson are not helping with the Cruise Nights or attending meetings and they should be contacted.
Larry is to call Andrea about signs for Saturday.
Meeting turned over to Harold Dale and he asked Ralph Cres if he wanted to become a member. Ralph Cers was asked to leave; a vote was taken and passed unanimously. Tony Dale also would like to be a member; a vote was taken and also passed by all.
A $25.00 donation from Dave Beattie for the car show was presented. Larry made a motion to donate $300.00 to buy gifts for the door prize and draws at the Fathers Day Car Show. Motion second by Charlie Coldham, a vote was taken and passed by all.
Larry Ray presented Steve Ray’s ideas on:
a) Giving away a tee shirt at one cruise night per month to start with the first Wednesday.
b) That we should approach L.A Franks and get $100.00 or $200.00 worth of gift certificates and pay half price.
c) We arrange for the DAVE FM Community Cruiser to attend our Car Show and Cruise Nights.
Motion to accept the above by Larry Ray, seconded by Andy Marsh, a vote was taken and passed by all.
A suggestion to get a collection bottle or two for the Car Show – and put on “Donations to the Cancer Society” Ralph will look into getting a jar.
A discussion was held on improvements to the Cruise Entry and signage.
Motion to adjourn by Larry. Second by Charlie Coldham, adjourned at 7:50pm.
Galt Strokers Meeting May 11, 2011
Member – Larry Ray, Harold Dale, Al Anderson, Bob Drew, Charlie Coldham, Steve Ray, Andy Marsh, Al Howlette, Grant Hughes, Greg Fischer, Dave Beattie and Gord Goddard.
Guests – Highwayman Car Club-Eddie Lewis (1), Paul Brenner (1) and Steve Ray (3)
Harold called the meeting to order and he introduced two guests from the Highwayman Car Club. There is a 50th Anniversary open house on Wednesday. This is the last (graffiti) and they want us to attend. They want as many Car Club jackets or tee shirts and take pictures and do an archive. There are 300 tickets for Saturday Night! The unfinished Nationals are on June 5, 2011 at the Paris Fairgrounds put on by them. A DVD was given to them and they were thanked by Harold and Bob Drew. The minutes from the previous meeting were read by Larry Ray and a motion was put forth to accept by Bob Drew and second by Charlie Coldham.
Andy Marsh read the treasure’s report. He reported on the new bank account. The present bank balance is $621.38. This was accepted by Grant Hughes and second by Gord Goddard. $250.00 is due for Dave Beattie for 25 plaques.
Steve Ray was asked to join, he accepted. A vote was taken an accepted. Harold Dale informed the group that Tim Sykes has quit the Car Club.
A discussion was made on the Stroker Wear. A motion was made by Grant Hughes that all future wear is to hold the new logo. Two pink tee shirts were donated to Andrea (BIA). All the new tee shirts are to be ordered in white, pink and blue 12/12/12 with the “new” logo. Motion by Grant Hughes, second by Bob Drew, motion vote and passed. Harold asked about the regular club wear. It was suggested the traditional white tee shirt, same as before but using the new logo, second by Grant Hughes. Bob Drew suggested we add “since 1954” to the front to be above the “Galt”. A motion was made by Harold Dale, second by Larry Ray and the vote was passed.
Harold Dale discussed how the Cruise Night would be manned and that we need 4 people each Cruise Night. A discussion on the meetings was held, motion by Grant. That no further
meetings during the summer, unless there is an emergency or a need for one. Otherwise, the voting can be handled by email or phone. Second by Harold Dale, vote taken and passed.
Motion to adjourn at 9:00pm by Charlie Coldham, second by Steve Ray and passed.
Galt Strokers Meeting
April 13, 2011
Members present: Harold Dale, Larry Ray, Greg Fischer, Andy Marsh, Tim Sykes, Bob Drew, Fred Beemer, Warren Grim, Charlie Coldham, Gord Reid, Gord Goddard and Tom Robinson
Guests: Steve Ray 2, Bill Merkley 1, Gord Reid.
The meeting was called to order by Harold Dale @ 7:10pm, Harold asked Warren to introduce his guest, Mr. Gord Reid.
The minutes were read – motion to accept made by Tim Sykes, seconded by Warren Grim. The treasurer’s report was read by Larry Ray. A motion to accept by Andy Marsh, second by Charlie Coldham and passed.
A discussion was held on the new bank account at the Scotia Bank, and the cost is $2.50 per month. Warren suggested that we ask them to forgive the $5.50 month. Larry will ask the bank manager if she will make a donation to cover the $2.50 per month.
Harold and Bob went to see Dave Beattie about the new plaques and 20 plaques were ordered. A discussion was held about the Cruise Nites and it was decided that there is to be NO strollers, bicycles or skateboards. Also, the new T-shirts and street signs by Blaine Casson were addressed and changes to be made.
Re the poster – Strokers are synonymous with street rods.
A discussion on the Cruise Nights and a dry run of the Cruise. A meeting to take place in early May. We need to get garbage cans and Warren suggested from the BIA.
Harold Dale made a presentation on the duties of the executive and their duties and presented copies of the duties of each person.
Motion to adjourn meeting by Charlie Coldham at 9:30pm, second by Warren Grim. Agreed by all present.
March 09, 2011
Members Present – Harold Dale, Larry Ray, Tim Sykes, Bob Drew and Scott Forbes
Guests Present – Charlie Coldham (3), Al Anderson (3), Terry Denomme (1), Greg Fischer (3).
Meeting called to order at 7:15pm by Harold Dale, Al Anderson introduced Terry Denomme. He is the owner/publisher for the “Canadian Hot Rod” magazine.
Terry wants to form a club called the Strokers because they have stroker engines in their cars. He presented a brief talk on his magazine as well as explained a new digital format for his magazine online and free.
The minutes from the previous meeting were read by Larry Ray.
A motion to accept the minutes by Tim Sykes, second by Bob Drew. The minutes were accepted.
A treasurer’s report was presented by Larry Ray, and accepted by all present.
Three of the potential new members present were asked to leave - Greg Fischer, Charlie Coldham and Al Anderson so a vote could be taken. A vote was taken and all the members accepted the new members.
Harold Dale voted Terry Denomme to be an associate member and he accepted.
Larry Ray did a presentation on the upcoming “Cruise Nights”. Harold will follow up on the plaques with Dave Beattie.
Harold read an article on members not present being able to vote on items discussed at the meeting. Harold provided a “live link” for people to vote. So far no one has used the new link.
Any old business – none reported and no issues. Under new business a discussion on “The Cruise Night” sponsor was held and explained. The 50/50 draw will support The Humane Society and The Food Bank. Canadian Hot Rods will sponsor one of the Award Nights.
We need to set up a committee of members to work the Cruise Night. Bob Drew suggested we hold a few cruise nights before and all members must attend and then hold a meeting after to discuss any issues.
A motion to dismiss the meeting at 8:40pm by Harold Dale, second by Larry Ray.
The next meeting to be held at Ray Electric on Wednesday April 13, 2011 to finalize “Cruise Night” and car show details and set the dates for the “trial runs”.
February 9, 2011.
Members – Gord Goddard, Tim Sykes, Fred Beemer, Larry Ray, Harold Dale and Bob Drew
Guests – Greg Fischer (2), Charlie Coldham(2) and Andre Probst from A&P appraisals.
An appraisal was completed on Larry Ray’s 1951 Thames and Andre Probst was introduced and gave an interesting presentation on the value of appraisals.
Larry Ray thanked Andre for this presentation and gave him a Tim Horton’s gift card on behalf of the club
The minutes were then read a motion to accept was presented by Tim Sykes and second by Bob Drew to accept them.
Treasurer’s report was read by Larry Ray. Motion by Gord Goddard and seconded by Harold Dale. Bob Drew suggested that I send another email to Steve Purchase and explain the new fee structure. Larry then agreed to do this.
A presentation and update on the Cruising by the Grand.
Tim Sykes committed to provide the music and DJ.
It was well received by all the members present. A motion that was put forth by Larry Ray to
proceed with the Wednesday Night Cruise Night and the Fathers Day Car Show at the parking lot adjacent to L.A. Franks with the support of the City Of Cambridge, The Cambridge BIA, and L.A Franks for at the very least the year of 2011 seconded by Tim Sykes. A vote was taken and passed unanimously by all the members present.
Harold discussed that paid up members not present should be able to vote on important items. Charlie Coldham suggested sending a link to members with questions and to commit to the Cruise Nights.
Next meeting at Ray Electric will be Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 7pm. There will be no speaker as this will be dedicated to Cruise Night and Car Show items.
9:30pm – Motion to adjourn meeting by Bob Drew and seconded by Fred Beemer.
Meeting started with discussion on Stroker wear. It is hanging on the backroom wall, they are open for sale. None of the plaques are left, and three of them are of poor quality. Dave Beattie has the dye.
Warren and Bab feel it should be the original. Bob put forth a motion to keep it the same as before. Larry put forth a motion same as before but “since 1954”. Second, by Harold. vote taken and passed. Dave Beattie will look into the new plaques as per the reunion style with “since 1954” in place of reunion.
Tom Robinson suggested a sign made by Pete Rivers in the shape of a license plate could be made.
Larry Ray brought forth information on a proposed “Cruise Night”. A discussion was held on the “Cruise Night” and the Fathers Day car show.
Motion by Harold Dale are the members of the club, interested in moving forward on this Wednesday night cruise was second by Larry Ray . A vote was taken and passed by all present to move forward. Warren Grim suggested that Montana is very interested in sponsorships of “Cruise Nights”. We will go forward with the info for the “Cruise Night”.
There is an open house this Saturday January 15th at Swartz custom frames at Bloomingdale.
Steve Ray asked why they should join and a discussion was held with several reasons to join by several members and three new perspective members are now “on board”.
A discussion was also held about the website and an update was presented by Larry Ray . The new website will be hosted by Ray Electric. It will be up and running as soon as next week by a separate dedicated server located at Ray Electric with help from Paul Cassel.
Motion to adjourn the meeting by Warren Grim at 9:15pm, seconded by Gord Goddard.
Next meeting, Wednesday February 9, 2011 at Ray Electric at 7:00pm. Perspective speakers will be Tim Sykes and Andre from A & P appraisals as well as an update on the new “Cruising the Grand” Cruise Night.
Galt Strokers Meeting at Ray Electric Limited meeting room
with guest speaker Andre Probst from A.P.Appraisals
Thursday Nov 11, 2010 at Southworks Antiques
present- Tim Sykes, Bob Drew, Larry Ray, Harold Dale, and
Guests present- Al Anderson (Canadian Hot Rods),
Tony Dale, Scott Forbes.
A discussion was held at the meeting about Paul Cassel (from Bob
Drew). Paul said he will not attend anymore meetings. (And that
they were not worth his while.) And he will not be doing anything
else regarding the website. So, Tim Sykes has offered to look after
The meeting was called to order by Harold Dale at 7:10 and started
with Tour of South Works mall directed by Tim Sykes.
The meeting was called again to order at 7:51pm – by Harold Dale.
The previous minutes read by Larry Ray, motion by Tim Sykes, second
Andy accepted by all present.
Andy Marsh provided a treasurers report and the bank balance is
currently at $398.30. A balance sheet was provided.
At present 12 members had paid, but he did not have a complete
Bob Drew- How are we going to send out membership dues? Harold
said that they may not be needed.
A discussion was held on membership dues. Larry suggested we send
out an invoice for dues. As well as “Stroker wear” and the making
of more original plaques.
Harold held a discussion on a new booklet to be provided to all
members!! Biographies are to be provided by all members for inclusion
in the booklet.
Perspective members – Scott Forbes would like to join.
Scott had left. A vote was then held and a unanimous vote was held
to welcome him.
Scott was then welcomed aboard. He indicated that Mike Purdy would
also be interesting in joining.
Bob Drew asked Al Anderson and Tim Sykes to provide a talk at the
next meeting. The next meeting to be held at Ray Electric on Wednesday,
A discussion on the survey was made by Larry Ray and it was felt
that we should participate. Larry will get all the info and forward
it to Tim Sykes.
A discussion on new members was made by Harold Dale. He feels that
a person is needed to look after membership. This would include
organizing new members, perspective members and those who have attended
1, 2 or 3 meetings. Bob offered to look after the membership and
Location of the meetings will be held at Ray Electric Limited where
discussions on the goals of the club will take place.
Andy Marsh brought up a suggestion that we make a donation to the
Cambridge Hospital on the lights for the Christmas tree in memory
of Gary Theide.
A discussion then ensued and was decided that $30 will be spent
in memory of past Strokers Members.
Bob has offered to make a calendar of the cars by using new pictures
for the next meeting.
A motion to close the meeting at 8:48pm by Tim Sykes - seconded
by Harold Dale.
Oct 13, 2010
Location: Hitman Hotrods in Cambridge
photos by Tim Sykes
called to order at 7:10am. Members Gord Goddard, Warren Grim, Jim
Brown, Bob Drew, Harold Dale, Dave Beattie, Bob Beattie, Daves grandson
Erik, Tim Sykes, Larry Ray, Tony Dale, Andy Marsh and Randy Ryan.
represented by: Scott Forbes, Mike Purdy,
Tour of Facilities
– Scott showed us a custom 32 Ford frame
rail and chassis on his chassis Jig and explained his dreams and goals
as well as what services he performs.
also showed us one of his custom designed and fabricated VINTAGE
Hot Rod 1927 Ford with a 550 HP Bill Mitchell engine installed.
Harold called the meeting to order at 8:00pm and
welcomed everyone. He presented a $20 gift certificate from Tim Horton’s
to Scott and thanked him on behalf of the Club. The
minutes were read by Larry Ray motioned by Bob Drew and seconded by
Andy Marsh and were approved as they were read.
Andy was asked if he had a membership list and
he replied with a yes but it is on his computer which was not working
at the moment. Tony Dale informed us he would like
to join as well as Tim Sykes. Tim Sykes had left and a vote was then
held and it was a unanimous decision to have him as a member! Welcome
Warren suggested a tour of Blain Cassons home.
Tim Sykes offered a meeting at Southworks Mall
Jim Brown mentioned that he has friends in
Arizona with many car parts available.
Bob Drew suggested that he make a list of parts
and forward it on to us.
Meeting…Motion by Harold Dale to
hold the next meeting at Southworks Mall on Thursday November 11/2010.
That was seconded by Larry Ray and the motion carried. A motion by
Andy to adjourn and seconded by Gord Goddard.
photos by Tim Sykes
Place: Ray Electric Ltd.
20 Parkhill Rd East
Members Present: Larry Ray, Harold Dale, Bob Drew, Fred Beemer,
Gord Goddard, Paul Cassel, Al Jones and Andy Marsh.
Prospective new members present: Tim Sykes (2) and Scott
Agenda: The meeting started at 7:15pm with an extremely informative,
casual and exciting presentation and history of the life of Scott
Forbes, his interest in cars and his projects as of today. Thanks
to Scott for his time and a great presentation.
General Meeting: Commenced at 8:45pm, Called to order by
A discussion was held on the date of the next meeting and due to
personal issues with Harold Dale and Larry Ray; it was decided to
hold the next meeting on September 8, 2010. A motion was put forth
by Paul Cassel on this and seconded by Andy Marsh. A vote was held
and the motion was carried. After consulting with Scott Forbes,
it was decided that the next meeting would be held at Hitman Hot
Rods with a tour of his 7000sq ft shop.
confirmed that he has talked to the owner of Southworks mall, Ms.
Laura Harding, and that our meetings could be held at the mall on
Thursdays or Fridays up until 9:00pm at night. Larry Ray suggested
that we should try “The Black Badger” in the meeting room upstairs
and then make a decision.
by Larry Ray was presented about club members meeting at a common
place and traveling together to cruise nights and car shows and
then parking all at one spot at the venue – No decision was made.
on the membership dues was presented by Paul Cassel and addressed
by all members with a proposed budget presented by Larry Ray and
a balance sheet by Andy Marsh. Paul was impressed by this start,
and thinks it should be discussed further at the next meeting now
that the dues are justified. Andy Marsh recommended $100.00 a year
should be set aside for memorial gifts and expenditures.
by Paul Cassel to continue with the Strokers calendar being produced
by Bob Drew and the costs to be passed onto the members by purchasing
the calendar or Paying for postage to mail them. Bob Drew and Paul
Cassel will discuss this and bring it forward at the next meeting.
Dale discussed his personal autobiography based on a template from
Gord Goddard. A discussion was held and it was felt this would be
beneficial to all existing members and any new members and as a
was made to send the template to all members by Paul Cassel after
refinement and Harold Dale will send his template to Paul Cassel.
to adjourn at 9:35pm by Paul Cassel, seconded by Andy Marsh.
Thanks again to Scott Forbes and the next meeting is on September
8th at 7:00pm at Hitman Hot Rods, commencing with a tour. Don’t
miss this meeting, bring potential new members.
AGENDA FOR JUNE 9th MEETING
The next meeting
of the “Galt Strokers” will be held at Ray Electric Limited- 20
Parkhill Road East, Cambridge (G) Ontario at 7:00 pm on Wednesday
June 9th, 2010 and we will have Scott Forbes, owner and
operator of Hit man Hot Rods as a guest.
provide a talk on how he started and what he does today as well
as the scope of his abilities and what his shop can provide. At
a later date he has consented to provide us with a shop tour but
we felt it would be more appropriate to meet him and get the background
before. I have provided a basic agenda below for the meeting:
Call meeting to order
7:15 – Introduction
of Scott Forbes and presentation
7:45 – Questions
and discussion for Scott
8:00 – Thanks
8:15 – discussion
on place for future meetings
8:30 – discussion
on meetings being held in the summer
8:45 – Discussion
on Cruise and Car show events
9:00 – new
business and adjournment
I hope we
get a good turn out!
See you then!
STROKERS MEETING MINUTES
May 12, 2010 6:30 – 7:00PM Ray Electric
Attendance: Harold Dale, Peter Dale, Al Jones, Paul Cassel, Andy Marsh,
Dave Beattie, Bob Drew, Gord Goddard, Larry Ray, Bob Beattie, Brad
Fakoury, Tim Sykes, Fred Beemer, Warren Grimm
The meeting started at 7:10pm with a tour of “Iron oxide Designs”
and a presentation of collectible signs, antique motorcycles and memorabilia.
Formal Meeting started at 8:05pm in the showroom of Ray Electric Limited
Larry and Harold suggested having guest speakers attend, and that
the “Black Badger” should be considered as a place to hold meetings.
Sykes volunteered that we could use Southworks Mall’s “Free” Cafeteria/Meeting
room, but the meetings would have to be Thursday or Friday nights
up until 9:00PM.
Warren Grimm suggested that we have a meeting every 2 months due
to travel time of some workers.
Suggestions for a meeting were:
tour of “Hitman” Hotrods
tour of Southworks Mall
tour of Legendary motor car
tour of Paul Hortons shop
tour of Gord Goddards Shop
interesting speakers to attend the meeting and do a brief presentation.
Thanks were made to Paul Cassel for all his work
on mailings and his creative genius on the website.
A motion was made to hold monthly meetings by Harold Dale, and seconded
by Dave Beattie. A vote was held and it was carried.
A discussion was held on dues and new members and
if was agreed $30/YR is membership dues, which are generally used
for maintenance of the website, donations to funeral expenses, calendars
and other costs included in maintaining the club.
A New member (Dave Beattie’s Nephew) Brad Fackoury was introduced
and welcomed along with a newly attending old member – Fred Beemer.
Tim Sykes is also considering joining. Membership dues are required
now and four members have paid.
It was decided that meetings will still be the second Wednesday of
the month and one more will be held at Ray Electric Limited then a
new meeting place will be decided.
Harold agreed to send out minutes and a notice of the next meeting.
A Motion to adjourn was made by Paul Cassel, seconded by Gord Goddard,
at 9:10PM meeting adjourned.
Present: Dave Beattie, Bob Drew, Andy Marsh, Harold Dale, Gord Goddard,
The meeting was called to order by Harold
Dale at 6:25 p.m. and a brief discussion and overview of the agenda
that was presented.
A brief discussion was held on the continuance
of the Strokers was held with a motion to continue and increase membership
in the club being provided by Larry Ray.
Seconded by Harold
A vote was held and
the motion was passed
A discussion was held on the date and
time of monthly meetings and it was tentatively decided to be held
on the second Wednesday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
A place for the monthly meetings was discussed
but not decided on. The possible choices discussed were a) The
Hespeler Legion, b) The Black Badger, and c) Shoeless Joes
Rules for guidance of the club and a proposed
draft supplied by Larry Ray and one by Andy Marsh was presented.
After a lengthy discussion a motion to accept Larry’s draft was put
forth by Harold Dale.
Seconded by Gord Goddard
A vote was held and
this motion was carried unanimously.
6, 7, 8,
9, 10) Items were all discussed and no firm decisions were made,
however, much interest was put forth for a weekly car show hosted
by a few of the area car clubs and held in the parking lot across
from Cambridge Place and adjacent to L.A. Franks on Water Street North.
It was decided to hold at lease one more
meeting at Ray Electric Limited, then decide on another place to hold
the monthly meetings. Harold and Larry ar to investigate the
Black Badger and report at the next meeting.
The next meeting is to be held on December
9th, 2009 (Skip’s Birthday)
Motion to adjourn by Larry Ray
Seconded by Harold
Meeting adjourned at
December 9th, 2009
Ray Electric Limited, 20 Parkhill Road East, Cambridge, Ontario, N1R
Present: Harold Dale, Warren Grim, Andy Marsh, Larry Ray, Tom Robinson,
Allen Jones, Gord Goddard, Bob Drew.
– Warren said that Paul could not attend due to a Christmas party
for his work
Harold called to order at 6:20 p.m.
Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month
Badger, Café 13, Glatview, Hespeler Legion
- A discussion
was held 2nd Wednesday
- 1 more
meeting at Ray Electric limited
3 best locations: Galtview, Badger, Hespeler Legion
Warren Grim discussed input from members not in place at the last
wrong with current framework and meeting night
- No radical
changes in how the club operates
is an active member and has voting rights?
dues structure is necessary to maintain the web site?
have too many stipulations: 51 members, 17 people, paid $5.00
- If they
want to join any immediate family members
members must bring something to the club
members must pay an initiation fee
Warren: Pursue a virtual calendar on the web site. Andy said
that the web site is up for renewal in March and cost $77.00 a year
and there is enough money to renew for one more year.
Gord Goddard put for a motion to set up a section on the web site
showing a project a member is working on. Discuss this with
Paul at the next meeting. Warren suggested it be called “Under
Drew – Moved
Goddard – Second
Adopt the guidelines
for new members
Amend that they must
attend and have an initiation fee
Harold Dale – Motion: Membership fee $30.00/year due on January 18th
Grimm – Second
unanimous: To be reviewed annually
Next meeting: January 13/2010
Warren Grim suggested that we investigate PayPal – Paul to be consulted
and see if this is different.
Warren Grim has a 460 Ford. Ask Duane Mandy - $500.00
Buy and sell area on the web site
to adjourn the meeting was made by Larry Ray.
by Andy Marsh
meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
November 18th, 2009
Location: Ray Electric Limited, 20 Parkhill
Road East, Cambridge, Ontario
Present: Dave Beattie, Bob Drew, Andy
Marsh, Harold Dale,
Gord Goddard, and Larry Ray.
Regrets: Paul Cassel
1) The meeting was called to order at 6:25
p.m. by Harold Dale with a general welcome, greeting, and an overview
of the addenda provided by Larry Ray.
2) A discussion was held with all attending
members and it was decided that
the club should continue.
3) The following items were discussed and
of meetings: The second Wednesday of the month
of meetings: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
for existing members and new members:
activities: Car show, picnic, summer cruise, cruise night, swap
meet. All were discussed and much interest was generated
in hosting a cruise night.
of Stroker goods: A list is to be provided of remaining goods
to be compiled and sent out to all members first, and to be at
future meetings before listing it on the website.
Stroker goods: It was suggested that new DVD’s be re-produced
and hats reflecting the new club.
raising events: Such as “Garage Sales” or “Swap Meets” could
be held with old articles donated by members and the proceeds
going to the club. This will be further discussed in future
meetings and be implemented in the spring.
was brought to everyone’s attention by Larry Ray, that Gary Theide
is not doing very well. Larry has been to see him and has
agreed to try and sell his 1979 Firebird for him. Larry
asked that all members should make an effort to visit him as Chris
(his wife) says this means a lot to him. His address is
96 Aberdeen Road South, and the phone number is 519.623.4372.
Please try to see him as he may not have much time left
with us. Even a telephone call would be appreciated.
Meeting Galt Strokers
Galt View Motel
attendance: Grant Hughes,
Harold Dale, Larry Ray Regrets: Andy Marsh
1. By Laws
for the association – Do we need them?
2009 “Strokerfest” – When?
Planning for the day – Duties?
Racer’s Breakfast – Where?
Cruise to the meeting site?
Regular Meetings – When?
Regular Meetings – Where?
Regular Cruise Nights?
Sale of shirts and hats?
discussion of the attached agenda was held with the following decisions:
BY LAWS: Possibly a charter similar to that supplied
by Andy Marsh (attached) should be incorporated into membership
of the club
STROKERFEST: Names should be kept and t-shirts and
clothing made using the old style and theme without the date so
the clothing can be used for future events. The proposed date
for the next event is July 18th, 2009. Food
is to be supplied by “Pork and Jeans” BBQ to be determined
Planning will be completed by the executive then a general
meeting will be held and volunteers solicited to help with certain
duties. It WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE VOLUNTEER
to complete the task they volunteered for.
A racers breakfast will be held at the Preston Legion with
Larry and Pauline Ray to call and book the legion
CRUISE: Yes a simple cruise from the legion down Main Street
/ Fountain Street to Sages Park (if acceptable)
SITE LOCATION: At the advice of Grant Hughes, Harold
Dale, and Larry Ray with visit Sages Farm and see if this is an
REGULAR MEETINGS: Was not fully decided. A monthly
meeting is recommended to keep the enthusiasm going, but currently
it was decided to be done on an as needed and decided by the executive.
REGULAR MEETINGS – WHERE: Several suggestions were
made, it was narrowed down to 3 locations
13 Main Street
No decision or investigation was made until it
is determined that a regular meeting is needed. The suggestion
was Monday or Tuesday nights from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A discussion was held on holding a regular Wednesday night
cruise night at the La Francis parking lot. There seems to
be a very strong interest but a general meeting is required to gain
support as Larry Ray and Grant Hughes are away for times in the
SALE OF SHIRTS: Yes, bring them out to general meetings
and send list in Emails to members as well as take to any “Events”
Meeting Galt Strokers
Grant Hughes cottage
attendance: Warren Grimm,
Andy Marsh, Grant Hughes, Bob Drew, Wayne Mathieson, Harold Dale,
Dave Beatty, Larry Ray.
A motion was put forth by Larry Ray, seconded by Warren Grimm to elect
a new executive.
elections went as follows:
Ray nominated Harold Dale as President
Ray nominated Andy Marsh as Treasurer
Dale nominated Larry Ray as Secretary
Mathhieson nominated Grant Hughes as Vice President
Grimm is acclaimed as past President
Cassel is acclaimed as Communications Director - Nominated by
Grimm declared all nominations were now closed – Moved by Harold
Dale that since no disposition to election offices – all positions
Warren Grimm passed the gavel to Harold Dalw
Bob Drew suggested that the club should donate 3 C.D’s to the Tyrods
reunion to be used as prizes. A discussion was held and it was
suggested that we contact the Tyrods and see if we could sell Strokers
memorabilia at the reunion. – Larry Ray is to find out and report
at the next luncheon meeting.
The executive will be working on a new constitution or set of bylaws
for the club and will be presented at a future meeting for refinement.
Warren Grimm put forth a motion to charge annual dues and to provide
a list of what would be done for it. This motion was not seconded
and was withdrawn and left for the new executive to discuss.
A motion to close the meeting was put forth by Grant Hughes and seconded
by Wayne Mathieson at 3:30 p.m.
thanks to Grant Hughes for hosting the meeting, providing refreshments,
lunch, desert and the offer of a boat ride tour of the lake.
What a beautiful spot and a wonderful place for a meeting.
Meeting Galt Strokers
Oct 20, 2005
Ray Electric, Galt Ontario
attendance: Andy Marsh,
Bob Dykeman, John Galbreith, Larry Ray, Harold Dale, Bob Whitley,
Bob Drew, Warren Grimm, Skip Matheson, Dave Beattie, Grant Hughes,
Gary Thede, Paul Cassel
Chairman Harold Dale thanked Larry Ray for hosting
the meeting and called the meeting to order at 7pm with 13 members
Andy Marsh reported we had $2,066.71 in the Bank and $14.00 in petty
cash. As well the club has an inventory of 7 T-shirts and 5
Three Items were on the agenda
do we want to do as a club?
the club members desire to hold another BBQ?
the members desire to open the club membership to others.
On the question of What DO We Want to do as a Club…. Warren Grimm
suggested the possibility of a Bus tour and offered 3 suggested destinations
for the Woodward Dream Cruise in August.
Based on 3 different coach sizes ranging from 32 to 57 passengers,
the cost per head for the bus only ranged from about $110 – 85
KY for the NSRA Street Rod Nationals again based on bus sizes prices ranged from about $150 – 120 per
PA for the Spring or Fall Carlisle Automotive Fleamarket and
car show/sale. Costs were estimated to be the same as the
The above does not include meals, lodging
or bridge/highway tolls.
Warren said he felt by soliciting participation
from other area clubs. A brief discussion followed however
no motion was tabled
ANOTHER CLUB BBQ
On the 2nd agenda item regarding holding
another summer gathering BBQ there were two general suggestions.
1) The Strokers hold a Stroker event opening attendance to other car
club members and former members. 2) Strokers hold the first of a proposed
annual BBQ event inviting other clubs from the area to host subsequent
Little support was offered for the 2nd
suggestion so a motion was tabled by Harold Dale
MOTION by Harold Dale
Moved by Harold that the Galt Strokers hots an
event in 2006 held at a local Cambridge facility and tickets will
be limited to the size of that facility.
The motion was seconded by Bob Dykeman and
a for the most part positive around table discussion followed with
A vote was called on the motion by Chairman
Harold. The motion passed receiving unanimous support.
OPEN CLUB MEMBERSHIP TO OTHERS
The final agenda item was that of discussing the
possibility of opening the club membership to others truly interested
in the promotion of Street Rods and Vintage/Classic/Muscle Cars.
A round table was held:
Was in favour with two members required to sponsor new proposed
pointed out that very little rod building is going on anymore and
question what the club may have to offer new members
felt the proposed structure would be boring to outsiders who were
Could find prospects at the proposed BBQ next summer
Felt we would need a club house – ed: much yelling and screaming
NO NO followed
very important to bring in new members. We also need to be more
positive in our goals and not think failure of some goals.
Just likes to enjoy the camaraderie with members
Supported the idea but felt that based on a social club there would
be very few takers.
Was wondering why anyone would want to join.
Club will die if we don’t open it up
Wants all original club members to show their support by contributing
$5.00 to become charter members.
MOTION by Larry Ray
Moved by Larry Ray that the Galt Strokers Car Club officially be reformed
with each original member being eligible with all new members requiring
at least 2 sponsors and on acceptance pay a $5.00 initiation fee.
Larry’s motion was seconded by Paul Cassel, a vote
was called and the motion carried with unanimous support.
Election of Officers
The floor was opened for general
discussion and any new business. It was felt that we should
open Nominations for an elected Executive. The following nominations
Paul Cassel as Secretary – 2nd Andy Marsh - accepted
Warren Grimm nominated
Harold Dale for President – declined
Warren Grimm nominated
Bob Drew for President – declined
Larry Ray nominated
Warren for Pres 2nd Harold Dale – accepted
Andy Marsh for Treasurer, 2nd Skip – accepted
Bob Dykeman nominated
Larry Ray for VP, 2nd Bob Whitley – accepted
Nomination will remain open until the November
dinner meeting 1st week in November with date and time
to be confirmed by Andy marsh
Surplus Norwell Prints
Motion by Skip seconded by Larry Ray
that the club purchase the two remaining Norwell
prints of the Reunion Logo from John “Skunk” Galbreith and that the
Treasurer be authorized to pay John $120.00
Motion to Adjourn made by Harold at 9pm
Cassel, recording secretary
March 13, 2005-11:10am
In attendance: Warren
Grimm/Bob Drew/Larry Ray/Harold Dale/Paul Cassel
Warren Grimm - Ideas
Two Men, visit each club to present idea, Golden Triangle Car Club
Association, all above clubs were members. Planning committee one
rep for each club to attend, with a mandate for an annual summer picnic
host club to put on.
1. Road Rajahs - Larry Ray
2. Tyrods - Larry Ray
3. Highway Men - Paul Cassel
4. Drifters -
5. Motor Lords -
6. Piston Pushers - Warren Grimm
7. Shifters - Paul Cassel
8. Escorts - Paul Cassel
2005, put in charter members!
Send letter to clubs
Bob Drew- brought up that
we are not in favor of $1,500.00 to food bank! This issue
Paul will set up Galt
Stroker's yahoo chat site to test forum.
The Stroker's founding
members for 2005 are as follows:
$25.00 collected by Warren Grimm
Paul talked about vonnage.ca
Warren to set up mission
Tentative breakfast meeting
for Strokers will be May 7, 2005 Saturday 9:00 to 12:00 at the
Warren Grimm to write
a letter and send to all former members to see if interested in
Electric Ltd-August 19, 2004-7:00pm
Attending: Paul Cassel, Wayne Mathieson, Harold
Dale, Dave Beattie, Gary Thiede, Bob Drew, Larry Ray
Larry Ray- discussed whether we should order more
shirts and hats, they must be ordered in August. Decided to order
additional 48 T-shirts white with purple lettering/ black crankshaft
15 X Large
wants 2 XL- Larry Ray and Skip shall meet and order
Paul Cassel discussed guests again-See attached list below
Discussion on plaques- Dave Beattie has taken over, he has taken his
plaque in as a sample- mould is made and will say “Reunion 2004” on
Next meeting will be on Sunday, September 12, 2004 at Dave Beattie’s
ranch at 1:00pm to discuss the layout and tent location.
Discussion on tickets- Larry Ray to order 500 tickets-Breakfast/pig
roast/corn roast/entry to be on bottom- See release forms to sign-
brought up by Gary Thiede- See sample- yes- Larry Ray to revise and
run 100 copies of form.
Larry Ray to call Ron Wheeler Re: Spoons/Forks-called and spoke to
his wife-she will get all of the stuff.
Larry to get prizes for golf from CTC- yes
Warren will bring 2 or 3 tents
Warren is arranging the pig roast and spit. Person doing BBQ to get
free pass, hat & t-shirts
Dave Beattie will supply corn roaster and corn
Warren can supply a propane corn roaster.
Two outhouses are to be delivered Friday-put in front of shop-to the
right of the door. Larry to call to confirm rush delivery of 1 extra
toilet & pump out if necessary
Warren suggested that we ask Tom Drummond from Piston Pushers to attend
Larry Ray discussed with Bob Drew about inviting Peter Scott to the
reunion and he agreed that he should be invited.
Warren suggested that August 28-Surchurs hold a reunion at Campbellville;
bring salad or desert-no cost to attend
Skip reported the he contacted Murray Rowsell and he will not attend
and Keith Rowsell will not attend.
PROPOSED LIST OF INVITED GUESTS
Beattie's-July 22, 2004-7:45am
Attending: Paul Cassel, Wayne Matheson, Harold
Dale, Dave Beattie, Al Howlett, John Galbraith, Bob Drew, Larry Ray/
Andy Marsh, Jim Dando
response from Old Autos-Call re: letter. Skunk will follow
Invitation is okay now with a few suggested changes being added
Mailing-who is going to do it! Paul will do it!
$5.00 extra in advance
will check into breakfast & look after list/name & tags/guest
& shirts are $10.00 each. Samples were shown at meeting
Howlett to call the lady who has the original timing clocks &
see if we can get them on loan for reunion
Dave and Jackie Beattie as well as John Corbett's daughter (Jane),
will look after registration.
will be here to set up equipment at 1:00-1:30 to use PA &
Signage-Skip will provide 2 Signs and Dave Beattie will provide
a sign at the entrance.
Cassel will put map for legion on Website and in invite
Howlett will also MC the BBQ
will call Ron Wheeler Re: Forks/supplies for BBQ
will get prizes for games (CTC)
will contact Drumbo tent & see about at tent/ Skip will contact
Gord Goddard Re: Tents (see
19 re Bob Dykmen tents)
will not be ordered until orders are in.
women at breakfast (Men Only)
Guests-Can come but will pay full amount! Dave Beattie wants to
limit the number of people 100 is okay, but above that will create
problems. Need to confirm outhouses to handle 100 people
Dykeman will provide 1-10X18 & 2-8X8 pop-ups/tents
will call Warren & discuss Tents/Spit/Corn roast
Thursday August 19, 2004 Ray Electric Ltd @ 7:00pm
Dale, Bob Drew, Dave Beattie, Paul Cassel, Andy Marsh, Jeff Ditner,
Al Jones, Al Howlett, Gord Goddard, Don Wheeler, Warren Grimm.
1) The website is at
http://galtstrokers.com . 2
sheets were given out to all of the members present, we went over
all of the items and here are the following changes:
2) Warren Grimm said that he could get 100 T-shirts and 100
hats for $1,500.00 taxes in. The T-shirts are white shirts with red
letters and will say Strokers Galt-red. Bob Drew is to work with Warren
Grimm on the T-shirts and Andy Marsh will be the treasurer and Larry
Ray will consign.
3) The DJ will set up @ 1:00-2:00pm and we can use the stage
mike for any and all announcements.
4) We need volunteers to do the following:
1. Set up tents
2. Meet and set up the portable Johns
3. Pop, chips, coolers, ice
5. Heads for spark plugs and 2 spark plug sockets
5) The next meeting will be held at Dave's ranch on the last
Thursday in July 22, 2004. You will turn right on Shellard and it
is the 4th farm on the left hand side.
Next Meeting July 22nd
Wheeler, Gary Theide, Warren Grimm, Larry Ray, Bob Drew, Al Howlet,
Gord Goddard, Wayne Mathieson, John Galbraith, Bob Dykeman.
1) A discussion
was held and it was felt that a fee should be charged of $15-25 per
person and that corporate sponsors should be sought to cover mementos
for all who attend. Warren Grimm, Larry Ray and John Galbraith volunteered
2) It was decided that 2 portable toilets would be required
for the day- Dave Beattie to find costs.
3) It was decided and suggested by Dave Beattie that we should
rent a tent, following this Bob Dykeman agreed to provide 1-10X20-tent,
Also per telecom 4/23/04 Warren Grimm will supply at least 2 tents.
4) Dave Beattie suggested that he could get corn from his neighbors
and supply a roaster and Warren Grimm also said that he could supply
corn and a roaster.
5) Dave Beattie mentioned that he talked to Roy Butler (Custom
Aluminum Foundry) and they could provide the original aluminum plaques
for $18-20 ea in small quantity. Warren Grimm can provide the same
through Ron Turner for $30.00 ea based on a quantity of 20 units.
6) Dave Beattie mentioned that his daughter and Jean Corbet
have offered to help out in any way during the day.
7) It was discussed and recommended by "Skip" that
we should consider a 'DJ' for that day instead of a 'blues' band-
Skip is a very good friend of Hal Tilley's and he will discuss this
8) A discussion on games was held with the following suggestions:
Spark Plug Changing Contest
9) A tentative schedule
and budget is to be prepared by Larry Ray and email sent to all members
by Harold Dale/Bob Drew with a list of members and to ask for help
finding the few remaining members.
10) Warren Grimm is to get prices for tee shirts/hats/plaques
11) Bob Dykeman offered to donate tools for prizes/draws
12) The revised date is September 18, 2004, as Warren Grimm
will supply Pig/roaster/corn/roaster/2 people to cook pig and tents.
13) Next meeting is scheduled for May 27, 2004 @ 7:00 at same
May 27th Minutes
of the organizing committee meetings at Ray Electric
(L-R) Bob (Screwy)
Drew. Larry Ray, Warren Grimm, Dave Beattie, Gord Bartlett, Wayne
(Skip) Mataeson, Al Howlett, Al Jones, Absent taking photo
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