The Fast and the Furriest Car Show and Pet Adoption 2021 AutoMotorPlex, Medina

9/19/21 12PM – 5PM
3600 Arrowhead Dr, Medina, MN 55340 

This is show raises money for animal rescues while bringing together pets that need adoption and car enthusiasts.  The Medina AutoMotorPlex is a car-condo development with some fantastic garages & collections that will be on display too.  All vehicles welcome to enter the show.

Registration will be $20 or you can Pre-register for $15 @ www.eventbrite.com/e/the-fast-and-the-furriestpawkyo-drift-2021-tickets-159553028403

On Facebook: https://fb.me/e/2FE3rRfll

Woodbury Days Car Show

August 21, 2021. Ojibway Park, Woodbury, MN.

Gates open 8 am. Show 10-2. $10 per vehicle, Spectators free! Rain or shine. Drawings, door prizes, dash plaques, awards and trophies (at 1:30).

I-94 to the Radio Drive exit in Woodbury. Drive about 3 miles South on Radio Drive then turn Right at Lake Road for 0.3 Miles. Then turn right on Ojibway Park Road. Go about 0.4 Miles to the show entry. There will be signs along the route.

This event is open to the public.

Spring Announcements:

Upcoming – Save the dates: 

Sunday April 18, 202111:00 Spring Cleanup / Annual Business Meeting

Join us for the Adopt-A-Highway cleanup, lunch, and annual business meeting. The plan is to meet at 29195 Randolph Blvd, Randolph, MN 55065-9768. Lunch will be provided afterwards and we’ll conduct the meeting over lunch. Gloves, bags, and safety vests will be provided for the cleanup.

Saturday May 22, 2021 9:00AM – InterMarque Vintage Car Show – Osseo, MN 

Details:  http://intermarque.org/index.php/spring-kick-off/

If we want to park the vintage SAABs together we must arrive together so let’s meet offsite at 9:00 AM:

Fleet Farm (West Side of the Parking lot) 8400 Lakeland Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

**Show cars must be 2001 or older to be on display **Newer Saabs are welcome to park in guest parking.

NEWS:

Our last meeting was October 1st, 2020.  Minutes from the meeting can be found at https://mnsaab.club/minutes-october-1-2020/

Meetings vs. Events:

Some important highlights include a motion adopted to change the structure of how we organize meetings – going from a “regular meeting” every other month to an annual business meeting and a “club event” monthly.  If we need to call a business meeting sometime throughout the year we can always do so with a member making the request in writing to board@mnsaab.club.  This measure cuts down on the frequency of regularly scheduled meetings and allows for more flexibility for members to organize events, cruises, lunch meets, and car show type events. We will still have two Adopt-A-Highway volunteering opportunities per year, usually spring and fall.

Elections:

Every April elections are held for the leadership of the club- Volunteers elected to help keep club business in order.  If you’re interested in running for a position the following positions are currently open for nominations until Friday April 16:

President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer,Director

To learn more about a position; or to nominate yourself or someone else please send an email to board@mnsaab.club

Minutes: October 1, 2020

The regular meeting of the MN SAAB Club was called to order at 1930 on date in Island Lake County Park by Jack Sabba. Officers Present: Jason Ecker, Colton Angermeier, Jim Hickstein, Greg Abbott.

Present: 13 voting members in good standing, 5 guests 

Agenda / Discussion / Voting:

Project Car: Proposal from Chuck Andrews: 2005 Saab 9-3 Convertible donated to the SAAB Heritage Museum; USA. Members expressed interest in taking on the project to assess and possibly rehabilitate the vehicle before it makes its way to the museum in SD. Several members and guests expressed willingness to volunteer time and help work on the vehicle. Jack/Colton offered shop space at their garage for the project. Jim Hickstein and Chuck Andrew’s to coordinate pickup/delivery of the vehicle.

Driving Courses: Bruce Parker presented on opportunities for Club Members to participate in supervised driving courses at DCTC. We have been invited in the past but participation has been limited.

Structure: Discussion to change the formal structure of the club ended with a unanimous vote to maintain the current structure; primarily to maintain an entity structure for legal reasons. There was consensus to modify the by-laws to drop “Regular Meetings” (Bi-Monthly, first Thursday) and making an annual (or as-needed) Membership Meeting to discuss business items and hold officer elections in 2021, moving forward – Likely in April. Direction received from Membership was to continue to have one club event per month at a minimum, but not necessarily expect the regular meetings traditionally organized by the board. This will reduce the regular workload on club officers and offer opportunities to members interested in taking a more active role to create events and invite members to participate.

Dues: Between Jan 1, 2020 and Oct 1, 2020 the Club has provided meals at 4 events and raffled prizes at 5 events.  Members discussed where current dues dollars go and where to focus spending in the future. Consensus was to provide food at volunteer events (if possible) and occasionally at other club events when practical. Door prizes & raffles were favored by some and not necessary for others. Status quo is to offer a door prize by raffle at an event periodically and encourage donations for future door prizes. No consensus reached to change dues amount. Dues amount will stay at $20/year for active members. 

Officer elections: Elections in April were canceled due to Covid-19. A motion was made and unanimously accepted to synchronize the election cycle for 2020 offices to April 2021 –

President – Jack Sabba
Vice President – Jason Ecker
Secretary – Colton Angermeier
Treasurer – Jim Hickstein
Director – Greg Abbott

We are always looking for volunteers to the board – if interested in taking a leadership role in the club please reach out to one of the current officers.

Adjournment: Meeting was adjourned at 2015 by Jack Sabba. The next general meeting will be at 7 PM on December 3rd, 2020 at 7PM, location TBD.

Minutes submitted by: Jack Sabba
Approved by: Colton Angermeier, Jason Ecker, Jim Hickstein

10/1/20 – 7PM

Regular Meeting

Island Lake County Park
3611 Victoria St, N
Shoreview, MN 55126

We chose to stick with the outdoor meeting one more time while the weather allows. Mask use and social distancing will be respected as well.

Dinner will be provided to active members. Likely Jimmy Johns or similiar – check member status or join at www.mnsaab.club

We’ll be voting on changing the organizational structure, dues amount, and direction of the club.

SAAB show and tell – if you have some memorabilia to share please bring it along.

If you have parts you’d like to sell/swap bring them.

Members in attendance will get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $50 value Tech 2 session for your vehicle, donated by Jim Hickstein.

9/27/20 – 11AM

Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup

Volunteer some time and energy to help clean up the Minnesota Saab Club section of highway. Bring a guest! Lunch will be provided for volunteers after the clean up.
MNSC Adopt-A-Highway Section is at:
29195 Randolph Blvd, Randolph, MN 55065

9-5 Day! 9-5-20 Meet/Cruise

9-5 day! Join us: 9-5-20 with your Saab to Meet up and Cruise to Red Wing.

UPDATE! Location changed due to traffic — Meet/Cruise Starts now at Veterans Park: Veterans Park, 2500 Soccer Field Rd, Hastings, MN 55033

UPDATED CRUISE ROUTE:
https://goo.gl/maps/KqGjdkNFqXa8WR7T7

This event is in coordination with Minnesota Volvo Club and is open to all guests and Saab enthusiasts, even if driving other makes/models.

Please back into spots and keep the Saabs together if possible. If the park is busy we may not stay long before cruising.

We will be grouping up in Hastings at VETERANS PARK at 2pm then cruise to Red Wing on a scenic driving ending at a Rancho Loco there.

Point of contact if needed: Jack Sabba 845-270-5659

August Meet / Dinner

Join us Thursday August 6, 2020 at 7 PM for our regular bi-monthly meeting & dinner. Rain or shine.

West Bush Lake Park
Shelter #2
9401 W Bush Lake Rd,
Bloomington, MN 55438

Guests welcome. Dinner/refreshments provided for current members only — Join, renew, or check your membership status at www.mnsaab.club — It’s only $20/ year

Members attending automatically entered in drawing to win a SAAB Tee Shirt! Club decals will be available.

Please park Saabs together and back in, other makes/models welcome, just park on the opposite row. Social distancing and mask use is encouraged for Covid concerns.

Point of contact if needed: Jack Sabba 845-270-5659

MN SAAB SUMMER MEET / CRUISE

Sunday July 12, 2020 – 1:00 PM

Lebanon Hills Regional Park

860 Cliff Rd, Eagan, MN 55123

Google Maps Lebanon Hills

UPDATE Cruise route link:

https://maps.app.goo.gl/RUdSsGNptym1sWtN9

If we get separated follow the route or meet at Culver’s in Woodbury. Avoid speeding, several spots near Grey Cloud Island have loose gravel on the asphalt, be careful on the twisty roads.

If you prefer a slower pace or driving a classic leave with the second group from Lebanon Hills.

Follow social distancing rules and wear masks at your discretion. Culver’s confirmed the dining room and patio is open.

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Open to members and guests! Join us for an afternoon Meet then Cruise. You’re welcome to bring whatever vehicle you like but lets park the Saabs together and back into the spots for pictures when you arrive.