THE GOAT CONNECTION
Vol. 5 - #11 Monthly newsletter of the GOLDEN GATE GOATS
NOVEMBER - 2000
Member Organization GTO ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
CLUB MEETING NOVEMBER 1
HARRY'S HOFBRAU - SAN LEANDRO
Dinner - 7:00 p.m. Meeting
OMIGODITSGOOD! Recipe CornerNEW MEMBERS
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Howdy, time is really flying by. When you read this, we will be very close to the end of Daylight Savings time. I have way more things to talk to you about than I have time to write so here we go; Fantastic time was had by everybody that attended our 4th Anniversary picnic in Felton. 30 cars, great weather and fun things to do for the whole family. Perfect day!!!
Thank you to event chairs Ray Ibia & Russ Louthian and everybody else that assisted them. If you were there, you know who they were and how many members were involved in making this event a success. In looking forward, I would just like to draw your attention to the fact that both picnics this year have had about 25% of the members who RSVP’D DID NOT SHOW UP!!!!! I will have a lot more to say about this next year at picnic time but for now please think about that number and how it throws off our event chairs best efforts to plan and SPEND YOUR CLUB FUNDS WISELY! We realize that things come up and are not trying to be unreasonable about this. Your help in improving in this area in the future would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Our last meeting in Redwood City had a much smaller turnout than our previous meeting in San Leandro. Many of the people in attendance were from the East Bay and made the effort to make it. Thank you to all that turned out. We decided to NOT host the 2001 GTOAA Western Regional show. We are going to take more time to decide by looking into hosting the 2002 show instead. We will be submitting a proposed itinerary to GTOAA as a first step in this process. As a result of this, we will be moving forward with our 5/5/01 date with Jim Wangers as originally planned. Several members are looking into hotels, parks etc. for this event. We will discuss at Nov. meeting.
We just placed another tee shirt and cap order and will be putting an order blank in this months newsletter. This will give everybody a chance to order club stuff prior to the holidays for XMAS presents, etc. If this works well, we can talk about making it a regular thing. We should have enough stock to handle your requests. Cost will be regular price plus shipping, subject to stock on hand. Full details are included as part of order blank.
We are now looking at our club finances to determine if an increase in dues for next year will be necessary. GGG has been in the black since day one and our intention is to keep following that path. Club Treasurer Will Valle has provided the board with both 1999 and year to date 2000 figures to base our decision on. Anticipate our decision by Nov. meeting.
Our next 2 meetings are our busiest of the year. Nov. meeting in San Leandro on the 1st. PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR EVENT SCHEDULE SHOWS THE WRONG DATE FOR NOVEMBER. Dec. meeting in Redwood City on the 6th. Our agenda for Nov. will include additional planning for the Jim Wangers event and we will discuss ideas for 2001 club events. If you have an idea for an event simply come to our Nov. meeting and suggest it. We take down everyone's idea and we have until our Dec. meeting to vote on our favorites. As we did last year, lets take the major events that a lot of us attend (GGuys, HAN, Cherrys ( no date yet for 2001) etc.) and work our club dates around them. We should give some thought about supporting the GTOAA Western Regional over Labor Day weekend for next year in anticipation of perhaps hosting it for 2002. I have heard a lot of members make suggestions during the year for possible events. The Nov. meeting is the time for you to talk it up. If you have an idea for an event and just can’t make it to the meeting, let me know and I will present it to the group for you. This way we can consider any and all ideas. Historically, those members that suggest an event that gets voted in are the event chair for what becomes their event. This has worked successfully for us in the past. As always, we urge as many members as possible to attend these two meetings. They go hand in hand so attendance at both is beneficial.
That pretty much covers everything for now. Hope to see many many many of you at our upcoming Nov. and Dec. meetings. If you would like to be involved in the future direction of YOUR club please join us.
GOLDEN GATE GOATS CAR of the MONTH ARTICLE ASSIGNMENTSOCTOBER: Brian Nickless - Donald & Esther Hawthorne - Mori Benveniste.
NOVEMBER: Yosh & June Miyako - Tom Schaffer - Dan & Jeannie Biskup.
December: Louie Vengco - Anthony & Michael Billeci - Howard Thorpe.
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GOLDEN GATE GOATS UPCOMING EVENTS
WHAT - NILES CANYON RAILWAY
WHEN - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2000. MEET AT THE STATION AT 9:30 AM. TRAIN LEAVES AT 10:00 AM
(subject to availability of antique equipment)
WHERE- The Niles Canyon Railroad Boarding Station is located at the corner of Main St. and Kilkare Rd. in beautiful downtown Sunol, California. For more information call: 925-862-9063 or email at: PLA_NCRY@NCRY.COM - Web site located at: www.ncry.org
We will meet at the train station for a one hour ride on the antique equipment. Plan to meet at 9:30 am. The train leaves around 10:00. This is an all weather kind of event, so dress accordingly. If the weather is not good that morning when you get up, then just bring your daily driver, instead of your GTO (that is unless your GTO IS your daily driver!) The plan is to ride the train and then go to an establishment that is well known locally. Bosco’s Bones & Brew serves excellent food and beverages.
Average entree prices are around $15.00 to $20.00. So, the GGGoats will do what comes naturally - grazing and having a good time!
HOW DO I GET THERE?
From the San Jose Area(from 680 South), take I-680 North approximately 30 miles to the "Calavares Rd/Sunol/Highway 84 West" Exit. Take a left at the end of the EXIT ramp, following the signs West to Sunol, approximately 1-Mile. Just past the bridge, turn right following the road Left to enter into Sunol. Continue West 3 blocks to the parking lot and the Boarding Area of the Niles Canyon Railroad.
From the Dublin/Pleasanton Area (Highways 680/580 intersection)(from 680 North) take I-680 South exiting on the "Calaveras Rd/Dumbarton Br/I-84" West off-ramp. Turn right at the end of the EXIT ramp and follow the signs West to Sunol, approximately 1-Mile. Just past the bridge, turn right following the road Left to enter into Sunol. Continue West 3 blocks to the parking lot and the Boarding Area of the Niles Canyon Railroad.
Take I-880 to the Fremont area - FROM THE SOUTH: exiting on East Mowry/I-84. Continue East through Fremont to Mission Blvd.Take a left turn onto Mission Blvd (North) at the traffic light, and then a right turn at the next traffic light (approximately 1/2 mile) onto Niles Canyon Blvd. FROM THE NORTH: Exit at Alvarado Niles Road through the town of Niles 'till it turns left (at the end), crosses Mission, and that places you onto Niles Canyon Blvd.
THEN: Follow Niles Canyon Blvd. to Sunol which is located at just the other end of the canyon. At Sunol, take either the turnoff, just before the underpass or proceed until you see the next possible Left turn. The turnoff will lead you to the parking lot and Boarding Area. If you use the next left turn following the road Left to enter into Sunol. Continue West 3 blocks to the parking lot and the Boarding Area of the Niles Canyon Railroad.
From the peninsula over the Dumbarton Bridge - Continue on the bridge road, over 880, which becomes Decoto Rd., turn right onto Alvarado Niles Road in Union City. Follow Alvarado Niles Road through the town of Niles 'till it turns left (at the end), crosses Mission, and that places you onto Niles Canyon Blvd. Follow Niles Canyon Blvd. to Sunol which is located at just the other end of the canyon. At Sunol, take either the turnoff, just before the underpass or proceed until you see the next possible Left turn. The turnoff will lead you to the parking lot and Boarding Area. If you use the next left turn following the road Left to enter into Sunol. Continue West 3 blocks to the parking lot and the Boarding Area of the Niles Canyon Railroad.
OMIGODITSGOOD! Recipe Corner
This month we have some great recipes from Mary Holt. Ohmygodtheylookgood! Enjoy!
Pear Salad and Warm Shallot Dressing.
Per Mary this normally serves 6 unless Larry Holt is coming for dinner, then this recipe will only serve 2!
One third cup vegetable oil 3 large shallots chopped
One quarter cup fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons vegetable broth
1 head butter lettuce torn into bite size 1 bunch watercress trimmed
2 ripe but firm pears cored and sliced One half cup walnuts toasted
One half cup Gorgonzola cheese crumbled
Heat oil in heavy saucepan over medium low heat. Add shallots and sauté' until translucent, about 4 minutes. Mix in lemon juice and broth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Toss lettuce, watercress and warm dressing in large bowl. Divide greens among 6 plates. Arrange pear slices in wheel spoke pattern on greens, sprinkle with walnuts and cheese. Enjoy!
Crust: You can use any graham cracker crust, or a personal favorite is to place a package of gingersnaps in a food processor. Blend to fine crumbs. Slowly add only enough butter to bind. Press into springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool then fill with cheese cake filling below prior to baking cheese cake.
One quarter cup sour cream One quarter cup sugar
2 pounds cream cheese softened 7 eggs
One pound processed pumpkin cinnamon
Add sour cream to softened cream cheese. Blend in sugar. When well blended, add eggs one at a time, continue to blend well then add pumpkin and lastly cinnamon and nutmeg to taste.
Pour mixture into two previously prepared 9 inch springform pans. Bake in water bath (See hint below) at 325 degrees for one and one half hours. To test doneness, center should jiggle slightly.
To top: Stir together 1 pint sour cream, 4 tablespoons sugar and one tablespoon of either vanilla or bourbon flavoring. Pour over cheese cake and continue baking for 5 minutes.
Hint: If you haven't made a cheese cake before, a water bath can be tricky. Usually when I try it in a spring form pan water seeps into the cake and makes for a very soggy crust. I have had good luck with putting a jelly roll pan on lower shelf of oven and filing it with boiling water just before baking cheesecakes.
Welcome to these new members who have joined the
Golden Gate Goats in the last few months.
We look forward to meeting you at our club events.
Mark Rudy Sunnyvale 1972 GTO Clone
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