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Upcoming events....

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July 9th-11th John Deere Expo XII   
July 11th Sampson Naval Museum Tour   
July 15th Ice Cream Social & Monthly Meeting   
August 5th-8th Pageant of Steam   
August 12th Monthly Meeting   
August 14th Ontario Center Residents' Picnic   
August 15th Car Show Setup   
August 16th Annual Car Show (click here for Car Show Flyer!)   
August 18th  Newark Terrace  

 

   

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2015 Calendar: Club Activities & Other Events of Interest

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April

Month

Date

Time

Event/Location

Hosts/Sponsors

Participation Award

January

   

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

   
February  12th - 14th    AACA National Meeting, Philadelphia    
  18th    7:30pm Monthly Meeting @ the Phelps Community Center; Refreshments @ 7:00pm by the Stearns, Marino and Heald families   X

 

22nd 

8:30am

Breakfast @ the Elks Club, Niagara St, Canandaigua, hosted by Annette & Carl Rapp 

 

X

           

March

14th 

11:30am 

Ladies Luncheon, Schooner's Restaurant, Canandaigua, hosted by Annette Rapp 

 

 

18th

7:30pm

Monthly Meeting @ the Phelps Community Center; Dinner at the Blue Ribbon (Phelps) @ 5:30pm, hosted by Bruce and Janet Knowlton 

 

X

 

21st

8:30am 

Maple Syrup Breakfast and Day Bros. Sugar House Tour, Oaks Corners, hosted by Sue Van Camp

 

X

 

29th

9am - 3pm

Early Ford V-8 Indoor Auto Flea Market, Rochester

   
           
April

15th

7:30pm

Monthly Meeting @ the Phelps Community Center; Refreshments @ 7:00pm

 

X

 

22nd-26th

 

Spring Carlisle, Carlisle, PA 

   
           
May 

15th - 17th

 

Dunkirk Show & Flea Market

   
 

16th 

 

John Mulford Garage Tour in Phelps, Rod-Tech in Hall, hosted by Jean and Pete Empson (see The Headliner for details)

  X
 

17th

 

Finger Lakes BOCES Car Show

   
 

20th

7:30pm

Monthly Meeting @ the Phelps Community Center; Refreshments @ 7:00pm

 

X

 

23rd 

8:00am 

Spring Swap Meet @ NYS Steam Pageant grounds, Gehan Rd, Canandaigua 

   
 

24th

 

Wheels on Main Street, Waterloo

   
 

23rd - 24th

 

Norwich Flea Market 

   
  30th   Oaks Corners Car Show    
           

June

6th

 

Sulphur Springs Festival Car Show (Shine & Show) - parking on Main St. 

   
 

13th

11:00am

Games Day, Town of Seneca Town Park, hosted by Sally Morrow, Bob & Bev Good

   X
 

14th

 

Twin Tiers Show & Flea Market (Horseheads)

 

 

 

14th

 

Lake Erie Region Car Show 

 

 

 

17th

7:30pm

Monthly Meeting @ the Phelps Community Center; Refreshments @ 7:00pm by the Goellner and Dorf families

 

X

  21st  

Sonnenberg Gardens Father's Day Car Show 

   
  21st - 26th  

Steam Vehicle Tour, Canandaigua, NY

   
  30th   6:30pm Clifton Springs Hospital Nursing Home (this is a Tuesday)   X
           

July 

9th - 11th 

 

John Deere Expo XII in Canandaigua 

   

 

11th 

9:30am 

Samson Naval Museum Tour (meet @ Lowe's in Geneva) 

   X

 

15th

 

Ice Cream Social/Meeting, hosted by Joe & Dorothy Marino with Charlie & Nancy Bauder assisting (directions in The Headliner) 

   X
           
August 

5th - 8th 

 

Pageant of Steam in Canandaigua 

 

 

 

12th 

  7:30pm

Monthly Meeting @ the Phelps Community Center; Refreshments @ 7:00pm 

 

 

14th 

  11a-2p

Ontario Center Residents' Picnic @ Ontario County Complex 

 

 

 

15th

 8:30am

Car Show Set Up and Lunch, Marion

 

X

 

16th

 7:00am

38th Annual Car Show, Marion (click here for the Car Show Flyer)

 

X

  18th  6:00pm Newark Terrace   X
   22th   9a-4p Legendary Car & Bike Show    
   29th   Naked Dove Brewery & Dinner - CANCELLED    
           
 September 12th or 13th   President's Porch Picnic, hosted by Dick and Brenda Stearns   X
                       
 October 7th-10th    Eastern Fall Meet, Hershey, PA    
  21st   7:30pm  Monthly Meeting @ the Phelps Community Center; Refreshments @ 7:00pm    X
  ??   Annual Club Banquet   X
           
 November 11th  6:00pm Monthly Meeting and Club Elections Ham Dinner, at the Masonic Lodge, Marion, NY    X
           
 December     Christmas Family   X
           
           

So just exactly who is Wayne Drumlins?  Well, actually, nobody - the club name is a combination of Wayne County and a geological phenomena known as a drumlin....

Wayne County is situated in upstate New York, it's northern border being Lake Ontario and it's western border being Monroe County and Rochester, NY.  The county was founded in 1823, it's county seat is Lyons, and it has a rich agricultural and manufacturing history.

drumlin is an oval or elongated hill believed to have been formed by the streamlined movement of glacial ice sheets across rock debris, or till.  The name is derived from the Gaelic word druim ("rounded hill," or "mound") and first appeared in 1833. Drumlins are commonly found in clusters numbering in the thousands. As you might suspect, one such large cluster is located in central New York.

Thus, Wayne Drumlins.....

 

 

Some Memories (fallible) of Wayne Drumlins Beginnings

By David B. McCleery

When I bought my first antique Model A Ford in 1962, there were several persons in the area already active with old cars. They included Wayne Brownell, Tony Bushart, Dick Weis, Roger DeMay, Elwin Ressue, DeWitt Morley, Jim Bollman, Stan Herdman, George O’Neil, David Roll, Don Orr and probably some others that I don’t remember at this time. For several years thereafter, our only group activity was participation in the annual Apple Blossom parade in Williamson and Canal Days in Palmyra. Several of us belonged to the Genesee Valley Antique Car Society (GVACS), but did not participate in their program to any great extent. After purchasing my first Model A, I acquired several others in various stages of disrepair and eventually sold one to Les Buell of East Williamson. He then engaged the assistance of his neighbor, Frank Crudele in restoring it, since Frank had worked in an auto body shop at some earlier time. By the time Les’s A was ready to use, Frank was determined to have one of his own. At this time I was beginning the restoration of my second Model A, so I offered Frank a deal - if he would do the body work and paint mine, I would give him another one I had to restore for himself.

After getting involved in this project, Frank suggested that there were enough of us in Wayne County interested in antique cars that we should have our own club, and with our agreement he began the process of organization. Since AACA requires that a new region be sponsored by an already existing club, Frank requested this sponsorship from GVACS. They refused sponsorship, stating that another club so near theirs would only compete with them. Frank then contacted the Finger Lakes Region in Auburn, NY, and they were willing to provide the necessary sponsorship. Thus our club was officially formed. I believe this was 1972, but you will have to check the records. We did have a car show in conjunction with the Apple Blossom Festival in May.

One thing required for a car club is a name, so we had to come up with something that somehow identified us with our center, which was Wayne County. I suppose we all gave this some thought. I know I did, for Wayne County then, as now, had its fruit growing and processing section in the northern part of the county bordering Lake Ontario, dairy farming farther south, the Erie Canal in the middle, and the various industries of Newark, Palmyra, Macedon, and the other villages. How to find a name that was inclusive of the whole area was the problem. An inspiration came to me one day when I happened to glance over our fireplace to a large antique map of Wayne County printed in 1858. Clearly marked on this map were the drumlins, those hills running north and south over the whole county, as they remained following the last great glacier. Here was something that was common to the whole area. At the next meeting of the group I proposed this name and the Wayne Drumlins Region of the Antique Auto Club of America came into being.

After a couple years, Frank’s interest in the club had begun to wane since he had become deeply involved in the Williamson Volunteer Ambulance Corps. For a brief period the club teetered on the edge of extinction until Wayne Brownell agreed to be president of the club if I would take over the duties of secretary. The club records should show the date for this election. Wayne, who was very literate, had retired from Rochester Products early, following a severe heart attack, and thus was able to devote considerable time to his duties. My dining room table became the talk and planning center with Wayne coming over at least once a week to discuss what could be done to improve the club.

One of his desires was to provide a monthly newsletter for the club so that everyone could be aware of whatever was being done. So thus the need for another name, “What shall we name this newsletter”? It was at one of these talk sessions when we were kicking around many name possibilities that I suddenly said: I’ve got an idea. Cars have headlinings and newspapers have headlines, so let’s put them together and call it The Headliner. Now we had a name and the next month, with Wayne editing and Jim Bollman printing, the Wayne Drumlins Headliner was on its way. And as they say, “The rest is history”. All of which should be available by reading the club minutes which, although very sketchy for the first couple years, should be complete beginning from the date of Wayne’s election. (Thanks to Amy Ressue, Historian, for providing this article.)

2014

OFFICERS Name Address Phone E-Mail
President Dick Stearns 4605 North Road, Canandaigua, NY 14424 (585) 230-5035 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice President Pete Empson 1267 Ridley Road, Phelps, NY 14532 (315) 548-3168 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Secretary Donna Goellner PO Box 86, 88 Granger St, Port Gibson, NY 14537 (315) 331-6046 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Treasurer Brenda Stearns 4605 North Road, Canandaigua, NY 14424 (585) 230-5035 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
         
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chairperson Matt Canavan 2103 Perry Point Rd, Penn Yan, NY 14527  (585) 746-9357 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  Dave Dorf 4826 Williamson Rd (NY21), Marion, NY 14505   (315) 926-5003 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  Norma Herendeen 5585 Pardy Smith Rd, Newark, NY 14513 (585) 233-5770  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  Joel Neal 2464 Maple Ave, Palmyra, NY 14522 (315) 597-6623 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  Sue VanCamp 1304 White Road, Phelps, NY 14532  (315) 548-9354  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
         
COMMITTEES & CLUB FUNCTIONS    
Show Committee George O’Neil Outlet Road, Clifton Springs, NY 14432 (315) 462-3844 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Membership Hank Goellner

PO Box 86, 88 Granger St, Port Gibson, NY 14537

(315) 331-6046  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Historian Amy Ressue      
Newsletter Editors Jean & Pete Empson 1267 Ridley Road,  Phelps, NY 14532 (315) 548-3168 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.