South Orange County Rods & Customs
June 2019, Newsletter

  President               Denny Katovsich (949) 514-4864
Treasurer                            Jim Boka (949) 494-2473
                                Secretary                    Annie Bennett (949) 661-5656
Activities                         Mike Poppe (949) 257-7005
 Communications   David Lockwood (714) 915-7446
  Historians          Jim & Rachel Perez (949) 448-8377

Next South Orange County Rods & Customs Club Meeting:

• Thursday, July 11, 2019
Where: Laguna Niguel Regional Park
Enter off La Paz Rd. just south of Aliso Creek Rd.
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Bring three $1 bills to enter the park
5:00 PM for Picnic/Dinner
6:00 PM for Club Meeting

South Orange County Rods and Customs Monthly Meeting
Club meeting at Laguna Niguel Regional Park
June 14, 2019
Meeting opened at 6 PM.

President’s Report

Bob opened the meeting at 6 PM after welcoming Ed May to the meeting. It was so nice to see him and he looked quite well. It was brought in a wheelchair. His caregiver brought him. It was the first time many of the members had seen him since Polly‘s passing. 

Bob welcomed all members and guests to the meeting and thanked our great chefs for cooking: Bob Wright, Mike Stoner and Denny Katovsich. Also, a great big thank you to Bob Wright and Jim Boka for all the work they put into the barbecue including all the buying of the food and going to the park early to set up. And thank you to all those who help clean up after the meeting. 

David Lockwood announced he had a ticket for that San Clemente car show no charge. No takers.

Denny Katovsich talked about the Steve McQueen Show. He announced that our club had donated $500 to the Boy’s Republic. The car show made over $600,000 and had quite a great turn out. There were 27 cars from our club. Denny Katovsich, Bob Whaler, Carroll Whaler and Ted Quinn also attended the dinner and gala on the Friday evening before the show. Thank you to all those who attended and supported this awesome car show and supporting the Boy’s Republic. It does so much good for all the youth of today, teaching the boys trades while they are at the school and then leaving to make this world a better place. Thank you, Denny Katovsich, for all the hard work you do and the time you put in to the show. 

Denny Katovsich was elected the new President of South Orange County Rods and Customs!

Treasurer’s Report 
Jim Boka gave his report. He announced the club has $$$$ in the bank. He collected $22 for clothing and$105 from the 50-50 raffle. The balance now is $$$$.

Activity Report
The next activity will be the San Clemente car show. Jim Perez has organized the members to park vehicles at this show.

There was very little response for the barbecue on the Fourth of July at Karen and Larry Davis’ home so it was canceled. 

Birthdays - June 
Nancy Rockwood, Pam Hatfield, Richard Block, Don Bierce, George Jewel. Happy birthday to one and all! 

Trophy Hounds 
Dick and Annie Bennett won the best classic car award at the Steve McQueen Show. Other members Herb Lieberman and Jerry Burke won awards as well. Jerry was late to the show but was happy he came. 

New Business
Denny Katovsich arranged breakfast at Denny’s on El Toro Rd. in Lake Forest, every Wednesday morning at 8 AM. Please attend, it is a fun get together.

Dale Hatfield won the 50-50 draw taking home $55.

Old Business
Dennis Avery talked about the clothes we have for sale. We have guys polo shirts guys at $17. Denny Katovsich modeled the black club shirt at $45. Rachel and Annie modeled the ladies short sleeve T-shirts, black or white. Please email Dennis Avery if you’re interested. He will bring him to the meeting for you. 

New Business 
Dick Bennett has orders for club jackets as follows Barbara Block, Sue Jensen, Cindy Sutherland, and Herb Lieberman will supply their own jackets for embroidery. Karl Sutherland, Richard Block, Karen Stoner, Justin, Don Bierce, Dennis Avery, Ted Quinn and David Friedman. Please contact Dick Bennett immediately if you are interested in having a jacket.

The Paddle
David Lockwood has to take the pedal yet again and to add insult to injury had to pay a one dollar fine for not bringing the paddle to the meeting.

Dale Hatfield will make arrangements to go to a senior home after breakfast on a Wednesday to meet with senior veterans to show our cars. They will have an area coned off. The cost for this will be $8 which will go to the veterans. Tom Clarke will help set this up. 

The meeting closed at 7:10 pm.

Upcoming Car Shows
June 15 San Clemente Car Show
June 15-16 LA Roadsters - Pomona
June 15 Porches in the Park-Sea Terrace Park
June 23 40 Ford Day La Palma Park, Anaheim
July 4 Barbeque canceled
July 11 Meeting/Picnic in the Park -Laguna Niguel Regional Park
July 18-21 Deuce Days - Victoria, Canada
July 20 All American Car Show- Encinitas -benefits military
August 9, 10, 11 Big Bear Run
September 15 Outrider’s Picnic Irvine Lake 
September 28 Cruisin’ For A Cure - Orange County Fairgrounds 
October 12 Placentia Heritage Car Show
December TBD Christmas Parade, Laguna Niguel

Meeting closed at 6:25 PM

Happy Hotrodding!!!

Ongoing Events

Every second Thursday evening of each month (usually)-SOCRC Club Meeting* 
Every Wednesday morning - breakfast 8 am -Denny's on El Toro Road in Lake Forest
Every Saturday Morning - Donut Derelicts, Adams & Magnolia, Huntington Beach
Every Saturday Morning - Monarch Beach Plaza* – Crown Valley & PCH, Dana Point  
Every Saturday Morning (usually) - breakfast 8:30 am, location announced, usually Tommy’s San Clemente
1st & last Sunday Morning - Million Dollar Breakfast Club – Enderle Center, Tustin
Last Sunday of the month (usually)-11 am-2 pm–Gasoline Alley at Original Mike’s, Santa Ana
*denotes most highly attended regular events by club members


If you would like events announced in the newsletter and at the meetings, please notify David Lockwood (frrrrp@cox.net) with the date, location, name of event and any contact information you might have.  

South Orange County Rods & Customs Monthly Activities For 2019

10-Thursday-Meeting Carrow’s Restaurant, Mission Viejo
19-Annual Jeff's Fun Run begins at Ken Grody Ford Buena Park,  
19-Hot Rod and Vintage Airplane Cruise-in and Barbeque, Cable Airport, Upland
25, 26, 27-Grand National Roadster Show, Pomona Fairplex

2-Saturday, Rotary-Care Car Show Aka Dog Show…www.SJCRotary.org/carshow
2-After party at Ingrid and David’s home
9 Dr. George Car Show, Indian Wells
13 -WEDNESDAY-Meeting Carrow’s Restaurant

1-3 Havasu Deuce Days, Lake Havasu, AZ
7-Thursday-Meeting Carrow’s Restaurant Mission Viejo
16-17 Classic Auto Show, Orange County Fairgrounds
24 Lake Forest II Car Show

5, 6, 7 -Friday –Saturday - Sunday… Good Guys Del Mar Nationals
11-Thursday-Meeting Carrow’s Restaurant Mission Viejo  
14-Sunday Orange Plaza Car Show, Orange
21 Heartbeat Happening, Escondido

May 2, 3, 4 5 -Thursday – Sunday…www.Morro Bay Car Show.org …2 or 3-night stay
TBD-5? Saturday- Costco -5 Freeway at Crown Valley) for the benefit of Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) 8:30 am to noon – SOCRC Co-sponsors
9-Thursday-Meeting- Carrow’s Restaurant Mission Viejo
TBD -Muckenthaler, Fullerton
11 Long Beach K9 Officers 
18 All Pontiac, Yorba Linda 
26-Sunday-Fallbrook Vintage Car Club’s Annual Car Show

June1-Saturday -Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show –Chino – SOCRC featured at event!
1-Huntington Beach Concours
2-Sunday- Canyon Cruise
14-Thursday-Meeting/Picnic Laguna Niguel Regional Park
16-Saturday, San Clemente Car Show – SOCRC does parking
15-16-Saturday & Sunday–LA Roadster Show, Pomona
15 Porches in the Park- Sea terrace Park, Dana Point

4- July 4th Lake Forest Parade - participation canceled
11 - Thursday-Meeting/Picnic Laguna Niguel Regional Park
18-21 Deuce Days, Victoria, Canada
20-All American Car Show-benefits military -SOCRC sponsors trophy- contact Carroll Whaler 

6-11 Hot August Nights, Reno, Nevada
9-11 Thursday-Sunday-Fun Run, Big Bear Lake
8-Thursday-Meeting/Picnic Laguna Niguel Regional Park + Silent Auction

August 30,31, September 1 - Great Labor Day Cruise, Costa Mesa Fairgrounds
12-Thursday- Meeting, Laguna Niguel Regional Park
15-Picnic by the Bay, San Diego
28-Saturday-Cruisin’ for a Cure, Costa Mesa Fairgrounds
TBD-Dana Point Car Show
TBD-Enderlee Center Million $ Cruise 7-11 am

TBD 5? - Patriots and Paws, Canyon RV Park, Anaheim Hills
6- Laguna Beach Car Show, Festival of the Arts
10-Thursday-Meeting- Coco’s Restaurant, Mission Viejo
12-Saturday-Placentia Heritage Car Show-club participation event!

7-Thursday-Meeting Coco’s Restaurant Mission Viejo
11 Veteran’s Day Car Show, Huntington Beach 

7-Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade
12 (?)-Thursday Nellie Gail Christmas Light Cruise
TBD-SOCRC Club Christmas Party and Meeting

(All information subject to change. Some dates are projected.) TBD= to be determined