THE GOAT CONNECTION
Vol. 9 - #3 Monthly newsletter of the GOLDEN GATE GOATS
March - 2004
Member Organization GTO ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Wednesday, March 3, 2004
Englander Sports Pub & Restaurant
101 Parrott Street
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OMIGODITSGOOD! Recipe CornerNEW MEMBERS
Date: Wednesday, February 4th, 2004
Note Taker: Barb Davis
Date/Location: Harry's Hofbrau, Redwood City , CA. 7:00 p.m.
Russ Louthian conducted the meeting.
Russ Louthian conducted the meeting.
Al Harris reported that as of today, we nave 69 members that have not paid their club dues. We have $10,000 in our account.
Russ Louthian talked more about the GTOAA. As of now we have 29% of our members that are in GTOAA. Consensus is that we will not be able to make the percentage.
told us more about the NASA event on March 13th 2004. Rain or
shine event, you don’t have to bring your car. There is plenty of parking
(250 or more cars). There is a gift store. We will have lunch in Mt. View
and cruise to NASA. The docent will be available at 1:00.
Stipanov talked about the event at their house on April 17th.
This will be an informal get together with Jim Wangers. We will start
off with pastries at the Stipanov’s then cruise to Korbel, taking the coastal route. Stop
and have an early dinner at Stormies, where we will have a choice of 5 items
that we can order from. We took a vote and decided that we will charge a
flat $25.00 per person for the event with the club picking up the balance.
Meals need to be paid in advance and ordered by April 3rd. Deidre
Stipanov will work on
an e-mail and a flyer to put in the March newsletter. The checks will
go to Mark and Deidre Stipanov and be made payable to the GGGoats. Our club treasure will
give the restaurant the appropriate amount.
Leroy and Judy Anderson are still looking into the May event in there area. We possibly could stop for cheese and oysters. More info to follow at next meeting.
June GoodGuys is June 5th and 6th. Our club will sponsor the event. More details in newsletter.
Carol Sakamoto will have other information regarding the June 26th, Saturday, Poker Run with the Cal-Chevelle Camino Club.
It was suggested having the Mekisich Golden Gate park event August 21.
us about a place that he saw on Bay Area Backroads, called the Copia It is
located on the Napa River. Has a big garden, and a food museum. The
admission is $15.00. This was a possible suggestion for an event in
Car of the Month article assignments
Jimmy & Michelle Sanderson
Landon & Karen Schadel
Eric & Christina Hinz
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
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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.
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A Visit to Mars!
Steppen’ Out with the Stipanov’s 3rd Annual Wine Event
Plus an informal day (or weekend) with Jim Wangers
Saturday April 17, 2004
(Or make it a weekend getaway to Sonoma County’s Wine Country)
What could be better? Two of your favorite GTO get togethers rolled into one!
Start at the Stipanov’s house in Sebastopol
(approx 50 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge)
for coffee, bagels and pastries and talking with our favorite
Goat-father Jim Wangers.
Join us for the cruise along the Russian River to Korbel Champagne Cellars.
(Tour Korbel and taste great champagne) Then head towards Sonoma County’s coast from Jenner to Bodega Bay, heading inland to dairy land to Bloomfield for lunch/dinner at historic Stormy’s (est. in 1854- one of the oldest Road Houses in California) and probably one of the best Steakhouse and Taverns around! We will dine on 20oz prime rib (cut in house), New York Scallopini (mmmm), Half a chicken, prawns or fresh catch. With the No Host Bar (remember, a full old fashioned Tavern) you will be able to spend more time talking to your favorite fountain of GTO knowledge, our very own Jim Wangers.
Remember Jim was there in the “Glory Days” with John DeLorean and Pete Estes. He helped create and define the American musclecar image with his marketing strategies for the Pontiac GTO. What better way than this informal afternoon to just talk and get to know Jim better and learn from someone who was there at the center of GTO history. Dinner at Stormy’s is optional.
After Stormy’s for those heading home it’s just a 15minute drive to Petaluma and Hwy 101. Or if you are spending the weekend- relax- come back to the Stipanov’s for more GTO talk or go to your hotel. Sunday you are welcome for more GTO talk, coffee and Pastries at the Stipanov’s or maybe other wine cruising options.
Friday night Casual meeting dinner option with Jim Wangers to be announced
9:00 - 10 a.m. Meet at Mark & Deidre Stipanov’s house for coffee and pastries. Please let us know you are coming. So we can plan on how much to provide.
6023 Lone Pine Rd, Sebastopol 707-829- 1448 email email@example.com
About 10:15 a.m. Leave for Korbel Champagne Cellars (will take approx 30 minutes to drive)
Between 11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. tour Korbel, taste champagne, show off your GTO’s in front of Historic Korbel building
Around 1:30 p.m. or So - we plan on a leisurely drive, heading back towards Bodega Bay and then inland to Bloomfield
3 p.m. Eat and talk with Jim Wangers at Stormy’s Roadhouse
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Leave for home or the Stipanov’s or your hotel.
Sunday 9 a.m. to 10a.m. meet for coffee and pastries at the Stipanov’s (or possibly Holiday Inn) and then?
Options to be discussed Sat
(Must RSVP and send check for Stormy’s dinner by April 2. See next page. Send Check made out to GGG, to the Stipanov’s, and what your food option is. GGG is graciously helping defer the cost at Stormy’s , so we pay only $25 a dinner!)
Directions to Mark and Deidre’s house:
· 101 north to Hwy 116 exit ( about 45 miles north of the Golden Gate bridge)
· Take the Sebastopol – Rohnert Park 116 Exit. Turn Left under the freeway. If you need gas get it here or at Bill’s Deli (there are 3 or so different types of gas stations right here at freeway)
· Approx 4 – 5 miles you will see Bill’s Deli and Gas on your right. Continue on for about 300 yards.
· On the left is Lone Pine Rd. between Landers Automotive and “Call of the Wild.” Go up Lone Pine Rd about 1 mile. 6023 is on the left. (make sure you only drive 40 mph up Lone Pine!!! Highway Patrol does radar and will give you a ticket.)
For those of you who would like to spend the weekend:
Holiday Inn Express (707) 829-6677 1101 Gravenstein Highway South, (Hwy 116) Sebastopol. Call ASAP. A block of Rooms and Parking are set aside for GGG and will be held only till April 2. Special discount for $99 for King bed for GGG, 2 Queens also avail for slightly higher. When calling ask for Date of April 16 and/or 17 under Golden Gate Goats.
Sebastopol Inn – 707-829-2500 6751 Sebastopol Ave. Sebastopol (More Expensive) but very nice!
Best Western Inn, Rohnert Park 707-584-7435
Stormy’s dinner (which includes tax and 18% tip): homemade clam chowder (excellent), garden salad with house dressing, fresh sautéed vegetables, Mashed garlic potatoes, French bread and coffee or ice tea.
Prime Rib (approx) 20oz
Chicken Saute (full chicken breast sautéed with wine and garlic)
Deep Fried Prawns
New York Scallopini sautéed with wine sauce, mushrooms, scallions
Fresh Fish (fresh catch of the day, ie: halibut, swordfish)
Please print & tear off. Send to the Stipanov’s before April 2, along with your menu choice and $ for your dinner at Stormy’s. Remember GGG is paying the cost above $25 for each dinner so we are getting a great deal. Dinners range from $26 to $34 including coffee, iced tea, tax and 18% tip. You will be responsible for your own sodas and alcoholic beverages at the no host bar.
Prime Rib dinner ______ x $25= ______
Chicken dinner ______ x $25= ______
Prawns dinner ______ x $25= ______
NY scallopini ______ x $25= ______
Fish dinner ______ x $25= ______ Total enclosed _______
Make check out to Golden Gate Goats, mail to Mark and Deidre Stipanov 6023 Lone Pine Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Please let Mark & Deidre Know if you are coming for the continental breakfast Sat – even if you don’t plan to stay for dinner at Stormy’s!
Benicia Car Show - Sunday, April 25
Yes folks, its that time again-time for the Benicia Car Show. This yearly event has long been the GGG's stomping ground with the "Club Participation Award" having an almost permanent home with us. However last year the unthinkable happened and a Mustang club received the award. This must not happen again. Come spend a Sunday with the club in Benicia. Hanging out and having fun after the show we will cruise up First Street (our local main drag) and then head to a local park for hamburgers and a potluck with your favorite delicacies. We will meet at Starbucks in Benicia at 7:00 AM and leave for the show around 7:30 AM.
See enclosed map for directions. Advance registration is $20.00 due by April 2, or $25.00 paid at the Gate. See application in this newsletter. Remember, the show is on school grounds, so no alcohol is allowed.
Please RSVP Stuart Cole at (707) 745-2918 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can plan enough food for you. This is a fun, relaxed atmosphere and we want you to attend, even if yoSo come on out, meet our celebrity chefs and have a GREAT TIME!
Directions to the Starbucks meeting point.
Take 80 or 680 to 780 and then take the Southampton exit. Head north on Southampton Rd. to the intersection of Southampton Rd. and Chelsea Hills. Turn left at the light into the shopping center and look for a place to park. Starbucks is on the left side of the shopping center. Starbucks does have restroom facilities.
Here is an easy dip to make and you will almost want to start eating it before you put it in the dish to serve. Hope you enjoy.
Marilyn's Chili Dip
In a medium size sauce pan add:
1 can Chili Con Carni (no beans)
1 8 oz. Cream Cheese
1 small can chopped Green Chilies
Ground Cumin to taste
Heat through till just bubbly, then transfer to serving dish.
Serve with scoops fritos or tortilla chips.
Welcome to these new members who have joined the
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