LOOKING BACK - EARLY CLUB HISTORY
From the minutes of the second club meeting held Tuesday, July 24, 1973 in the undercroft of the St. Joseph Cathedral, President Fr. Patrick Sorohan presiding, and recorded by Secretary Barbara Getz:
A name for the newly formed Jaguar Club was chosen by the members. It was decided the "Jaguar Club of Central Ohio" would be a very fitting title for the club. When the club later filed for incorporation with the state it was misfiled as the "Jaguar Association of Central Ohio." Rather than hassle with a branch of the government to have it changed it was decided to leave as such.
The first newsletter with its very fitting name, The Trafficator, written by Louise Parsley was praised for its information and speed in which it was circulated to the members.
Bob Lewis informed the group of the recent Jag meeting in Wooster, Ohio and suggested a future joint meet with the other clubs. The Jaguar Club of Ohio, based in northern Ohio, started in 1972, with Ron Smith from Wooster being very instrumental in its infancy.
Carol Amos, membership chairman, and the executive members agreed to collect and keep on file information concerning each Jaguar belonging to the members of the club. Also, a parts registry was suggested which would contain parts members had to sell or trade.
The group was informed of the first donation given to the club by Import Motors. The gift consisted of a 3 volume manual which was to be made available to all club members.
Plans were made to attend a Jaguar concours at the Botsford Inn in Farmington, Michigan hosted by the Jaguar Affiliates Group of Michigan on September 14-16, 1973. As a result of attending this show, and seeing the benefits of hosting such an event, the membership would decide to host their first conours the next year.
Diane Lewis presented a drawing of an emblem for our club to use as its logo. We later updated the logo slightly in the mid-80s to incorporate the Union Jack in the background.
Prior to adjournment, Bob Lewis and Carol Amos showed slides of various Jaguar meets and the numerous types of Jags present at the Concours d'Elegance in Washington, DC and others appearing at the Botsford Inn in Farmington, Michigan.
The meeting was then adjourned followed by refreshments and the "organized" shop talk period.
Written by: John McFadden JACO