Front Range Mustang Club
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FRMC Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date and Location

July 27, 2019  - Submitted by Tom Ferguson, Secretary/Treasurer
President Larry Standiford called the meeting to order at 4:10 pm in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Bank at  66 W Springer Drive in Highlands Ranch.  The unusual location and date for the July meeting was to allow members to participate in the Highlands Ranch Hot Rodders Monthly Classic Car Cruise after the meeting.  

Attendees Included

Larry Standiford
Tom Ferguson
Jackie Ferguson
Gary Spencer
Jillian Spencer
Larry Snodgrass
Art Apple
Wendell Salas
Audra Salas
John Bates
John McNurney
Gordie Kellogg
Barb Kellogg

Old Business

Membership dues for 2019 are due at $30 per family with $600.000 collected to-date.  So far for 2019, the Club has 20 paid family memberships and 3 approved non-paying memberships including 2 members who joined in the last third of 2018.  An updated membership roster was emailed out prior to the June meeting.  A reminder: photos of your favorite Mustang can be included with your roster listing on the Club website if you email the photo to Tom Ferguson.
Wendell Salas updated the Club on how the Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup held the previous month went.  Participants seemed to be happy with the new location along the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs, however, future attendance could be restricted by the parking configuration.  In addition, while the merchants in Steamboat seem to love having the Roundup attendees display their cars and overnight and shop and eat in the town, the city officials have become less welcoming.  The cost they charge to host the event has been rising quickly while the infrastructure support level from the city has dropped.  As a result, the event organizers are seriously exploring other locations for the 2020 Roundup including Snowmass and Craig in the mountains and the Budweiser Event Center and High Plains Raceway on the front range. 
Tom Ferguson and Frank Herbst attended the Mecum Classic Car Auction at the Denver Convention Center in July using the MCA’s free bidder pass program.  This was a great deal (free usually is) and we highly encourage members to use this club benefit in the future.  Tom, Frank, and Art Apple also attended the tour of the Clayton Classic Car Restoration Facility in Castle Rock in June which was very informative with some spectacular cars in various states of condition from being restored to ready to sell.  Of particular interest, was the unique engine technology on display from the 20’s thru the 40’s.

New Business

Members discussed our current website and whether we want to continue using and maintaining it ourselves or pay to have the Ford Performance Club Connect organization begin hosting and maintaining our site.  No conclusion was made, but Tom Ferguson will attempt to get more information on whether we are paying GoDaddy a fee for licensing our current URL in addition to the $50 annual fee we pay SnapPages for the tool Frank Herbst uses to maintain our current website.
The Mustang Car Club of Colorado based in Northern Colorado has become the second (we think) MCA sanctioned Mustang club in Colorado and their President, Michael Nowlin, floated the idea of holding some joint events with FRMC during the Mustang Roundup in Steamboat.  It was decided to invite Michael and other club officers to our FRMC Chili Feed in October to further pursue this idea.
Former FRMC member Dan Ryal has issued an offer to host a club event sometime in the late summer or fall at his mountain home in Pine, Colorado.  The members discussed rolling this event into the Fall Foliage Cruise in October, and Larry Snodgrass volunteered to discuss this idea and possible dates with Dan.
Preliminary discussions were held on a location for the FRMC Holiday Party.  Two alternatives sound promising: Mickey’s Top Sirloin at 6950 Broadway in Denver which Gordie Kellogg will research for possible dates, and Wishbone Family Restaurant at 9750 Federal Blvd in Denver which Larry Snodgrass will research.  Hopefully, we will have enough information by the August club meeting to decide which to pursue.
The following list represents upcoming club events.  Times and dates will be determined closer to the events based on club input and site availability.
September 7 – John McNurney’s Cars and Guitars Party in Lakewood.  Invitation emailed to club members  on  June 26th  or ask Tom Ferguson for a resend of the invitation for information.
October – FRMC Fall Foliage Cruise
October – FRMC Chili Feed
December – FRMC Holiday Party
Other upcoming events of interest, with details posted on the FRMC website Bullett-n Board where possible, include:
August 3 – Rocky Mountain Car and Air Show at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport & Mountain States Swap Meet & Car Corral.  Broomfield. CO.  Info 720-535-6097
August 10 – Hops in the Hanger Car and Beer Benefit for the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum featuring car show, live band, unlimited beer tasting, food trucks, etc.  Tickets and info at wingsmuseum.org/event/hops/ or call Shelly Townsend at 720-380-4142
August 17 – 3rd Annual Holy Rollers Charity Car Show, S. Midway Park, Broomfield, CO.  Info holyrollerscarshow.com. 
September 14 – St. Jude’s 5th Annual Benefit Car Show, Landmark Lincoln, Littleton, CO. Info cruisinproductions.com
September 28 – First Annual Northern Colorado Stangtoberfest in Fort Collins.  Info at www.mustangccofc.com or call Michael Nowlin at 206-602-4873.
If you’d like an event you are interested in posted to the website Bullett-n Board, bring an informational flyer to an upcoming Club meeting. 
Larry closed the meeting at 5:20 pm.  The next Club meeting will be held on Friday, August 9th at 7 pm at McCoy’s Family Dining at 4855 Federal Blvd in Denver. 

Treasurer's Report

The club had $1,391.33 in the checking account with Vectra Bank as of the meeting date.

MCA Report

Larry Standiford reported that online voting for Board Members to the National Club will be conducted soon.  Details will be in the Mustang Times magazine.  Also, Larry discussed time and training restrictions on gaining credentials to be a show judge including national show attendance requirements.  This could be challenging for accredited judges that are FRMC members as most nationals are expected to be outside of easy driving distance from Colorado.  Note: The national MCA website has been redesigned and members will have to reset their MCA Member password by requesting a new password during login to the site.