THE GOAT CONNECTION
Vol. 9 - #7 Monthly newsletter of the GOLDEN GATE GOATS
July - 2004
Meeting This Month
OMIGODITSGOOD! Recipe CornerNEW MEMBERS
Hello everyone. Hope those of you that were able to attend either the Poker Run or car show in Pinole last weekend enjoyed yourselves. It will be close to the 4th of July Holiday Weekend when this newsletter hits your mailboxes. Have a fun and safe Holiday.
Good Guys this past June 5th and 6th was once again a great time. Attendance was solid, about 75 cars on Saturday, 30 or so on Sunday. Thank You to everyone that participated. A big Thank You to Tom Stanger for handling the BBQ chores. We have been invited back again for next year. As those of you in yahoo groups saw from my e mail summarizing the event, your GGuys event coordinator team of Jim Lent, John Phillips and myself will be stepping down. After 8 years, the time has come to pass the torch to a new team of event coordinators. GGG members have earned a solid reputation with GGuys and their Event Director, Harry Daviess, is OK working with our new team. Let us plan on putting aside time at our Sept. meeting to discuss this topic. Short of the long is that we need to have a team in place by Nov 15th of this year. John, Jim and I will be happy to help you get prepared for this. If you are interested in being involved in continuing what has become our largest participation event and a GGG tradition as an event coordinator, I would like to hear from you now. Please e mail me at MITYGTO@aol.com Quite candidly, if we are not able to put a team together, GGG will not be returning to host this event in 2005. It would be extremely unfortunate to have this happen. We need member involvement on this please at your earliest convenience.
Looking forward to other club business, the Golden Gate Park Cruise hosted by myself and Marsha, had been moved from its original October date to August as October was pretty full. In talking to many members at GGuys, I was told that many of us are busy that weekend in August with vacations, weddings, etc. So many members mentioned this to me that I suggest we cancel the event and look at it again for next year. On a different note, there is some interest in doing another Dyno Day as well as possibly getting together at Sears Point Raceway (Oops…….Infineon) for some Wednesday night Bracket Racing. Please contact me if you are interested in participating.
July 17th has us returning to Tilden Park in Oakland for our annual Summer Picnic.
Full details are in this newsletter, please RSVP at your earliest convenience. This as you know is always a very well attended event. Skip Hendricks and Jim Lent will once again be your event coordinators. Great family fun in a central laid back location. Anyone interested in setting up caravan meeting locations, please do so via yahoo groups as in years past.
See Ya in the fast lane;
GOLDEN GATE GOATS EVENT PICTURES
We have a picture hosting site that has lots of event pictures. These can be downloaded to your own computer or you can order pictures directly from the site. Pictures can be viewed at:
Car of the Month article assignments
This is your opportunity to share your GTO story with the club members.
Send your articles to Jim Lent @ email@example.com or snail mail to Jim Lent, 118 Iris Court, Hercules CA 94547.
Articles, with at least three pictures, should be sent to:
118 Iris Court
Hercules, CA 94547
GOLDEN GATE GOATS EMAIL LIST
The GGGOATS frequently uses an email list to get out information about events that may not have been available when the newsletter went to press.
This has proved very useful and, if you have an email account, you might want to join the list. Sometimes people change their email accounts and forget to let us know. If you would like to join or rejoin the list then please send me an email with your correct email address.
Please send additions or corrections to: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHANGES, MISSPELLINGS, ETC.
IF WE HAVEN'T GOT YOUR INFORMATION MIXED UP YET, JUST GIVE US TIME. WE ARE WORKING AS FAST AS WE CAN.
Please contact Jim Lent with any name, address, phone number or vehicle corrections or changes. (510) 799-6096.
SNAIL MAIL: Jim Lent
118 Iris Court
Hercules, CA 94547
The eighth annual Golden Gate Goats club picnic will once again be in beautiful Tilden Park in the Berkeley hills. We have reserved the Island Picnic Area next to the Brazil Room. There is plenty of parking right next to the picnic area to park the goats. There will be space for about 25 cars in front of the picnic area and the rest will be able to park right behind the picnic area.
The menu will consist of barbecued tri tips and chicken. There will be hot dogs for the kids. We are asking that everyone bring a side dish to share. Grill space is limited so if you are planning to bring something that needs to be heated please call Skip Hendricks first. We may need to bring some Coleman stoves.
Also let Jim Lent (510.799.6096 or email – email@example.com) know how many in your group are coming and if you’re interested in helping out. We can alway use some help with the ever popular clean-up. PLEASE REPLY NO LATER THAN JULY 12.
BYOB: Beer and wine are permitted, however, no hard liquor is allowed.
If you get tired of standing around talking horsepower, here is some information on other activities in the park taken from the park’s web page.
The Little Train offers rides along the scenic ridge on a scaled-down steam train.
An 18-hole public golf course has a driving range, a pro shop, and the Tee Clubhouse coffee shop.
The Regional Parks Botanic Garden contains the world's most complete collection of California native plants, including rare and endangered species. Its visitor center offers tours and lectures throughout the year.
Lake Anza offers swimming in season at a sandy beach with a bathhouse and food stand. Fishing is permitted all year
Tilden's merry-go-round is a splendid antique carousel with hand-carved animals to ride and a calliope to make any child's heart sing. Or children can ride a real pony at the nearby pony ride, in season.
Directions: From the East Bay or West Bay, take Hwy. 24 to the Caldicott Tunnel. Take the Fish Ranch Rd. exit on the East side of the tunnel (from either direction). Take Fish Ranch Rd. to Grizzly Peak Rd. Turn right on Grizzly Peak Rd. Turn right on South Park Dr. Turn left on Wild Cat Canyon Rd. The Island Picnic Area is on the right just past the Brazil Room. Look for the Golden Gate Goats signs with arrows in the park.
TOM FLYNN'S CHERRY'S JUBILEE
SEPT. 16TH, 2004
4:00 - 10:00
FEATURING TOM'S FAMOUS BBQ TRI-TIPS,
SAUSAGE AND POTATOES!
ALSO, KARAOKE, SWIMMING POOL, POOL
TABLES, DANCING AND A NO HOST BAR. PLENTY
OF OFF-STREET PARKING.
BRING A SIDE DISH OR DESSERT.
June Good Guys had some yummy home made treats. Among them was a banana bread, made I think I heard by Paulette Henderson. There was also a cranberry Jell-O. I don't know who made but was yum, even without spoons. If anyone can help me find these recipes, I sure would like to post them for you all in our news letter. Just send on to John at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the mean time, Lolly has shared a delicious recipe for the zucchini that may be over flowing a few of your vegetable gardens. Thanks Lolly! This may be one way to get John to eat zucchini. The addition of cocoa, chips and pecans I don't think he will even notice. I know I will enjoy. Hope you do too. Enjoy your summer.
Lolly's Zucchini chip cupcakes
yields 2 dozen
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1-3/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 cups shredded zucchini
1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped pecans
in a mixing bowl, cream butter/margarine, oil and sugar. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and
cinnamon; add to the creamed mixture. Fold in zucchini and chocolate chips. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. top with pecans. Bake at 375 for 20-25 min. or until top springs back when lightly touched.
Welcome to these new members who have joined the
Golden Gate Goats
|Mike & Glenda Meighan||Castro Valley||1969 H.T.|
|Michael Aquino||San Francisco|
|Jim Blackford||San Francisco||1965 H.T.|
|Mark Schwab||Hayward||1966 GTO|
|Brian Bender||San Jose||1967 H.T.|
|Mike & Stephanie Sherman||Benicia||1968 Lemans|
|Ritch Golino||Scotts Valley|
|Glen Guy||Santa Cruz||1966 H.T.|
|Michael Sorensen||Yuba City||1965 H.T.|
|Joe Sura||Morgan Hill||1967 Convertible|
|Paul Curro||Sacramento||1970 H.T.|
|Mike Curro||Davis||1969 Convertible|
|Dave Selesnick||Manteca||1966 Convertible|
|Martin Killkenny||Davis||1968 H.T.|
|Frank Dipaola||Carmel||1966 H.T.|
|Petr Divis||Holoubkov, Czech Republic||1968 H.T.|