Southeast Colorado Antique Vehicle Club Newsletter Jan 2022 + Toy Show


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Southeast Colorado Antique Vehicle Club Newsletter Jan 2022

Southeast Colorado Antique Vehicle Club Carol Allen SECO News seconews.org

Up-Coming Events FOR 2022

Feb. 1st – Tuesday – Ordway VFW 6:00p.m. Valentine’s Dinner and Car Club Meeting.  RSVP by 1/25/22!

Mar. 1st – Tuesday – La Junta 7:00p.m. Car Club Meeting and Women’s Hobby/Craft Show at the La Junta Christian Church.

It’s time to renew memberships $20.00

Make check out to Southeast Colorado Antique Vehicle Club

We take cash too!  Give dues to Carol Allen, PO Box 64, Sugar City, CO  81076-0064

January 2022 Meeting 

By Karen Menges Minute by minute

The new year brought in 18 members and the Men’s Annual Toy Show.  New President Greg Holt started the meeting with prayer at 6:58p.m.  With the Pledge of Allegiance following.  Leonard Walgren motioned to accept the minutes with a second from Carol Allen.   Motion passed.   Carol Allen gave the treasurers report.  Leonard Walgren motioned to accept the report as given with a second from Jamie Roark.

WELCOME NEW MEMBER – Dale Robbins from La Junta

OLD BUSINESS – At December’s meeting ideas were expressed about the club becoming active having a food and/or toy drive for 2022. 

Maybe starting the toy drive in November at the Chili/soup supper.  Or a food drive per quarter. 

One thought was if we start early with a drive - by Christmas, the club would have a large amount to donate.  Greg Holt asked if we would need a committee to get this idea going.  Also, the question of where to store items for the year.

Two ideas brought up were school supplies or gifts for nursing home residents.  Jimmie Martinez thought these were great ideas but we don’t want to spread the club too thin, giving to several groups or charities at once; instead focusing on one group for the year. 

Greg Holt thought it might be a good idea to bring these ideas up at the next meeting where there will be more members present.  All agreed.

NEW BUSINESS – February is the month of LOVE and the club voted on holding the Valentine’s Dinner at the VFW in Ordway on Tuesday February 1st at 6:00p.m.  Karen Menges motioned and seconded by Jamie Roark to have the dinner at the VFW and will include a salad, roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, drink for $15.00 per plate.  The club will pay the tip and will not exceed $100.00.  Call with reservations ASAP – no later than January 25th. Call Karen Menges @ 469-3323 or Carol Allen @719-417-0071.

Alvin Grim would like to raffle off his gas station made by Jimmie Martinez, as a club money maker.  March is the women’s night to shine!  So that means that the women can bring a hobby, a craft or even a collection of whatever!

Leonard Walgren will be going to the City of La Junta to reserve the park gazeboes for the hamburger fry in June, ice cream social in July and the annual car show the weekend after Early Settlers Day in September.  Meeting was adjourned at 7:31p.m.Southeast Colorado Antique Vehicle Club Toy Show SECO News seconews.orgThe Men’s Toy Show started with a few of Jimmie Martinez’s die cast corvettes he’s collected over the years and cars he made out of wood.  Southeast Colorado Antique Vehicle Club Toy Show SECO News seconews.orgLee Fulbright pulled out a variety of little metal cars, trucks, tractors that he played with as a boy.  He was proud to plug in his neon sign that was another special item.  Southeast Colorado Antique Vehicle Club Toy Show SECO News seconews.orgLarry Miller displayed his metal pre-war cars and trucks.  Two of the cars’ headlights even lit up.  Southeast Colorado Antique Vehicle Club Toy Show SECO News seconews.orgNext to Larry was Greg Holt displaying a bronze propeller and a carved sailor which are the only things that remain of Greg’s dads 31-foot 1941 “Perfect 31” Richardson cruiser.  Built of cedar, white oak and mahogany and powered by a White Marine engine capable of going 15-16 MPH.  Southeast Colorado Antique Vehicle Club Toy Show SECO News seconews.orgAlvin Grim showed off his collection of die cast cars that went with the gas station made by Jimmie Martinez and holding up an old picture printed in French.  Southeast Colorado Antique Vehicle Club Toy Show SECO News seconews.orgGary Caldwell brought a die cast ‘55/56 T-Bird which resembles his wife’s car that she drives to this day.  And the biggest Roy Rogers fan in the valley is Leonard Walgren with his collection including toy gun/holster sets, gloves and 3 ring binder listing Roy Roger items that he has collected over the years, a pair of Gabby Hayes hand cuffs and magazine, plus a Gene Autry magazine.

The only difference between men and boys are the size of their shoes and the price of their toys.


Photo Gallery by Karen Menges