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Official Newsletter of the Austin-Healey Club of Southern Ontario

"Prez Sez" BRRRRRRRRRR!! Well, this winter has certainly been a cold one and even though Punxsutawney Phill & Wiartron Willie saw their shadows and therefore committed us to six more weeks of winter, Shubenacadie Sam from Nova Scotia & Fred la Marmotte from Quebec did not see theirs, so they are saying that there will only be 42 more days. Who can a Healey Guy, or Gal, believe? I understand that it was so cold in some areas, some Healey drivers even put their tops up! What ever are things coming to? No matter, the days are certainly getting longer and soon we will be able to bring our cars out of their winter sleep and once again enjoy driving them, but before this happens we have the Ancaster British car Flea Market on April 20th and Ed Kesick is, as usual, looking for volunteers to man the event. This is the main fundraiser for our Club and has enabled us to keep the dues where they are for several years now, so when asked to help please say YES. If you can't wait to be asked then please contact Ed and tell him you would like to help with the event (and have a choice of where and when you can help). Your executive will be meeting soon to make sure your Club is still on the right track and to put some events together for the coming year. I hope that you will support as many as you can and make Laurie Wilfords job, as Events co-ordinator, a satisfying one. Conclave in June in Virginia is shaping up to be a good event and a group of us are going to travel down to it. Make plans very soon if you would like to join us. Time is getting shorter to make sure that your car is ready and safe for the summer driving season, which will be upon us before we know it. So, why not this year resolve to……….. Drive your Healey. They like it and you will too! Bob Yule

View From the Navigator's Seat Our last Pub night was rather ‘skinny’ on attendance, and I am sure, as was the case with us, the weather was the culprit!! I am convinced that the Arctic is trying to retake at least Southern Ontario! My Scottish relatives have been sending me alarming messages saying, we read that Niagara Falls had frozen!! They could not believe it! The frigid temperatures we experienced at Christmas was as we thought – short lived – no such thing – the deep freeze just keeps on coming! A few days back to semi-normal and then right back to really cold. Of course this would be the first year in many years that the ‘big guy’ decided we would not take a nice, warm winter holiday. His popularity ratings (with the rest of the family especially our daughter) have therefore, have dropped, like the temperature – dramatically. So the female gender is praying especially hard for an early, warm spring – and the dream of a wonderful Healey summer!


Inside Prez Sez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pg 1 View From The Navigator's Seat . . . . . . . .Pg 1 Flea Market . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg 2-3 Conclave Virginia ...... Pg 4-5 Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . .Pg 6-7 News & Information . . . . . Pg 8 2014 Ececutive . . . . . . . . . . Pg 9 In The Rearview Mirror . . . Pg 10 New Members . . . . . . . . Pg 11 Healey Smile . . . . . . . . . Pg 11 Calendar of Events . . . . Pg 12

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ANCASTER FLEA MARKET The 2014 Ancaster British Car Flea market is quickly approaching and the committee has been working over the past months planning for this year's event. Please note that the date for this year's flea market is Sunday April 20th,2014 and this will be the 33rd year hosting the event For both the Austin Healey Club of Southern Ontario and the British Sports Car Club, the flea market is an important fund raiser as it subsidizes membership dues and enables the clubs to put on the events that every one has come to enjoy. Please note the following changes for this year. The flea market will be ending one half hour earlier this year which necessitated a minor adjustment in the shift times for the Public Gate/Gate House All other shift times remain unchanged. Please note that this year the Club booth positions will be assigned by the respective Club President, and all requests for these positions should be forwarded to your Club President. Detailed instructions for the day of the event will be sent out in early April. Thanking you in advance and look forward to what we hope will be another successful flea market. Ed Kesik Chairman, Ancaster British Car Flea Market






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Our January pub night was attended by 21 members. The Healey Drivers Draw required you to wear your favorite Healey hat or bring your Healey. Sue and Ian were passionate about their hat. The meeting ended with a Happy Birthday to Mark Doust our VP for life. He drew the winning ticket and believe it or not he picked his own ticket. Congratulations to Mark, he can enjoy his Keg gift card, so Birthdays are good sometimes. Page 8 / THE RESONATOR




NEW MEMBERS Chris Watson & Heather Wilford BT 7 Cambridge

Dave & Marilyn Chapman BJ 8 Georgian Bluffs

Peter & Melanie Costello AN5 Sprite Georgetown

HEALEY SMILE PASTOR: "Praise the Lord!" CONGREGATION: "Hallelujah!" PASTOR: "Will everyone please turn on their tablet, PC, iPad, smart phone, and Kindle Bible to 1 Corinthians 13:13. And please switch on your Bluetooth to download the sermon." P-a-u-s-e... "Now, let us pray committing this week into God's hands. Open your Apps, BBM, Twitter and Facebook, and have a chat with God" S-i-l-e-n-c-e "As we take our tithes and offerings, please have your credit and debit cards ready." "You can log on to the church Wi-Fi using the password 'Lord909887.' The ushers will circulate mobile card swipe machines among the worshipers: a. Those who prefer to make electronic fund transfers are directed to computers and laptops at the rear of the church. b. Those who prefer to use iPads can open them. c. Those who prefer telephone banking, take out your cell phones to transfer your contributions to the church account. The holy atmosphere of the Church becomes truly electrified as all the smart phones, iPads, PCs and laptops beep and flicker! Final Blessing and Closing Announcements: a. This week's ministry cell-meetings will be held on the various Facebook group pages where the usual group chatting takes place. Please log in and don't miss out. b. Thursday's Bible study will be held live on Skype at 1900hrs GMT. Please don't miss out. c. You can follow your Pastor on Twitter this weekend for counselling and prayers May God bless you and have nice day



Pub at Mohawk Inn 9230 Guelph Line at 401

March 12

Pub at Mohawk Inn 9230 Guelph Line at 401

April 9

Pub at Mohawk Inn 9230 Guelph Line at 401

April 20

AHCSO Ancaster Flea Market

May 4

Boot'n'Bonnet Autojumble, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, Kingston, Ontario

May 14

Pub at Mohawk Inn 9230 Guelph Line at 401

May 16-18

Import & Kit Car Nationals, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

May 31-June 8

British Car Week - Drive your British car to raise awareness!

June 7-8

Fleetwood Country Cruize-In, London, Ontario

June 11

Pub at Mohawk Inn 9230 Guelph Line at 401

June 15-20

Conlave 2014, Virginia at The Homestead

June 23-27

Rendezvous 2014, Bend, Oregon

July 9

Pub at Mohawk Inn 9230 Guelph Line at 401

July 19-20

Brits in the Park, Lindsay, Ontario

August 13

Pub at Mohawk Inn 9230 Guelph Line at 401

September 10

Pub at Mohawk Inn 9230 Guelph Line at 401

September 19-21

Southeastern Classic, Little Switzerland, North Carolina

September 21

British Car Day, Bronte Park

October 8

Pub at Mohawk Inn 9230 Guelph Line at 401

November 12

Pub at Mohawk Inn 9230 Guelph Line at 401

December 10

Pub at Mohawk Inn 9230 Guelph Line at 401


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