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Kansas City, MO
United States of America

Welcome to the Heart of America Chapter of VCOA.  We are a group of Volvo enthusiasts that reside in the heartland of America.

2017/11/11 - General Membership Meeting

General Membership Meeting Minutes - November 11, 2017

Location:    “First Watch” Westport

Attendance:   Brad Tally, Phil Turner, Bart Klein, Mike Newberger, Jim Henderson, Jeff, Schuman, Ervin Toney, Stephen Wicoff,  Keithley Lake, Matthew Wolz, Bob Haisch, Shane Cleary


As members filled our reserved table for breakfast at First Watch we realized the restaurant had undergone a complete decor upgrade that did not make it conducive to conduct a meeting.  The noise level was to loud to have a conversation other than with the person directly next to you.  We all ordered a nice breakfast…consumed it in a timely manner and went outside to view several nice Volvos ranging from the 60’s to the 2015’s.  

After viewing the cars we conducted an officer election that resulted in the following:

Chapter officers:

  • Brad Tally-President
  • Keithley Lake co-VP
  • Phil Turner co-VP

Jim Henderson-treasurer.  He has committed to a 5 year term.

A quick review of 2017 events which included a discussion of our 5th mid Missouri meet up with the Saint Louis chapter  at the Missouri State Penitentiary, The 2017 VCOA national meet in Tulsa, OK…many of our club members brought home awards, and our 2017 kick off meeting at “Club Volvo.”

A discussion was then initiated about 2018 planning.  There was strong interest in organizing a Mid Summer event in Lindsborg Kansas in conjunction with the Midsummer festival in Lindsborg June 15-17.  Other ideas suggested by the 12 folks in attendance included attending Cars and Coffee, an event at “Club Volvo,” a road trip to “Louisburg Cider Mill,” attending the I-70 drive in,Mid Missouri meet up, and attending the October Garnett Grand Prix Revival.  

The officers agreed to start working on a club calendar for next year.  There was also discussion about renewing our relationship with the new owners of the local Volvo dealership.  

The meeting was adjourned as the sweet sounds of Volvos rolled away!

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