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Upcoming events....

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November 12th    Monthly Meeting, Ham Dinner, Club Elections 
December 10th    Monthly Meeting & Christmas Gathering 
     
     
     

 

   

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2014 Calendar: Club Activities & Other Events of Interest

Club Activities are in BOLD

Other Events of Interest are in Italics

Archive - 2013 Calendar

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Archive - 2011 Calendar

 

Month

Date

Time

Event/Location

Hosts/Sponsors

Participation Award

January

   

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

   
           

February

16th

8:30am

Breakfast @ the Elks Lodge, Canandaigua; Hosts are Annette & Carl Rapp (cost is $7.00 per person)

 

 

X

 

19th

7:30pm

Monthly Meeting @ the Phelps Community Center; Refreshments @ 7:00pm by the Empson & Rapp families

 

X

           

March

19th

7:30pm

Dinner @ The Blue Ribbon Restaurant @ 5:30pm; Monthly Meeting @ the Phelps Community Center; Refreshments @ 7:00pm by the Grube & Marino families

 

X

 

22nd

11:30am

Ladies Luncheon @ Pepper's in Canandaigua; Shopping downtown Canandaigua to follow

 

X

 

30th

9a - 3p

Early Ford V-8 Indoor Auto Flea Market; New Location = Total Sports Experience, 880 Elmgrove Rd, Rochester

   
           

April

6th

1p - 3p, 4p

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Hammondsport; Dinner to follow @ The Antique Inn

 

X

 

16th

7:30pm

Monthly Meeting @ the Phelps Community Center; Refreshments @ 7:00pm by the Potter & Ressue families

 

X

 

23rd-27th

 

Spring Carlisle

   
 

27th

 

Indoor Flea Market & Cruise-In @ Binghamton

   
           

May

10th

8:00am

Windmill Car Show & Shopping; Gates Open @ 8am, Show = 12pm to 3pm, Judging = 12pm to 2pm, Awards @ 3pm    
 

18th

10:00am

Finger Lakes BOCES Annual Car Show & Flea Market

   
 

16th - 18th

 

Dunkirk 46th Annual Flea Market & Car Corral

   
 

21st

7:30pm

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

 

X

 

24th

 

Norwich Muscle Car Show & Flea Market

   
 

25th

9am-4pm

Waterloo 15th Annual Wheels on Main Street Car Show

   
 

30th-31st

 

AACA Eastern Spring Meet @ Buffalo

   
           

June

1st

8:00am

Oneida Region 61st Annual Auto Show & Flea Market, Clay, NY

   
 

7th

10am-2pm

Sulpher Springs Car Show, Clifton Springs

   
 

8th

 

Twin Tiers Car Show, Chemung County Fairgrounds

   
 

8th

 

Algonquin 34th Antique & Collector Auto Show, Bainbridge, NY

   
 

14th

11am-2pm

Wayne County Nursing Home Car Show

   
 

15th

 

Father's Day Car Show, Sonnenberg Gardens

   
 

18th

7:30pm

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

 

X

           

July

9th

5:30pm

Clifton Springs Nursing Home Visit (cancelled due to weather) 

   
 

12th

1:00pm

Porch Party @ Dick & Brenda Stearns

 

X

 

16th

7:00pm

Monthly Meeting & Ice Cream Social @ Pete & Jean Empsons

 

X

 

23rd

6:00pm

Geneva Living Center (North) Visit

   
 

31st

6:00pm

The Terrace at Newark Visit

   
           

August 

8th 11:00am Ontario County Health Facility Resident Picnic  

 

 

13th

7:30pm

Monthly Meeting @ the Phelps Community Center; Refreshments @ 7:00pm. NOTE: this is the Second Wednesday of the month

 

X

 

14th

  6:00pm

Clifton Springs Nursing Home Visit - rescheduled

 

 

 

16th

  8:30am

Car Show Set Up, Marion

 

X

 

17th

 7:00am

37th Annual Car Show, Marion

 

X

           
 September 13th   12 Noon President's Picnic - Matt & Rita's House (rain date is the 14th)                X
  17th   7:30pm Monthly Meeting @ the Phelps Community Center; Refreshments @ 7:00 pm                  X
                       
 October 8th-11th    Eastern Fall Meet, Hershey, PA    
  15th   7:30pm  Monthly Meeting @ the Phelps Community Center; Refreshments @ 7:00pm     
  26th 3pm-7pm Annual Club Banquet, Club 86, Geneva               X
           
 November 12th  6:00pm Monthly Meeting and Club Elections Ham Dinner, at the Masonic Lodge, Marion, NY                 X
           
 December 10th   6:00pm  Monthly Meeting and Christmas Gathering at Vienna Gardens, 144 Main St, Phelps (see The Headliner for details)                 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 Matt Canavan 2103 Perry Point Road, Penn Yan, NY 14527  (585) 746-9357 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice 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.
Secretary Leslie Askin 847 Castle Road, Geneva, NY 14456 (315) 789-6452 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Treasurer Rita Canavan 2103 Perry Point Road, Penn Yan, NY 14527 (585) 329-9776 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
         
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chairperson Steven Heald      
  Jim Askin      
  Pete Empson      
  Norma Herendeen      
  Sue VanCamp      
         
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

P.O. Box 86
88 Granger Street, Port Gibson, NY 14537-0086

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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.