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South Western Head Mechanics
Chapter Minutes
09 April 2010

The meeting was called to order at 0940. Those in attendance were: Warren Smith, Bradford; Ron Smith, Addison; Douglas Witter, Andover; Brian Grant, Bath; William Green, Bath; Gregory Preston, H-Port; Ray London, H-Port; Mike Fetherston, Avoca; Wayne Hoffman, Avoca.

We want to thank Dan Quibell and John Johnston from NY Bus Sales for sponsoring the meeting this month.

The treasurers report was read and excepted.

Old Business:
 A reminder of the HMA Summer Seminar on July 22nd . We were encouraged to register if we hadn’t already. Registration forms were made available if they were needed.

New Business:
 September and October is the beginning of the new 2010-11 School year so don’t
forget that it is time for your membership dues at that time. For the 2009-
10 year, at this time, we have had only 3 districts send in their dues.
Remember, this is how the chapters get their money to operate.

 June 11th will be the last meeting for this season, the next meeting after that will be Oct. 8th . Being that Leece Neville Wants to come and sponsor a meeting, it was decided that the Oct. meeting would be a good time to have them.

 At Auburn next month, May 19th, D&W Diesel is sponsoring a joint HMA meeting at their place and the ones that want to go from this area are going to try to car pool as much as possible.

Round Table discussion:
 It was mentioned that the grilles on the C2’s are prone to come loose and fall out. Because of that it is necessary to check the grille bolts at every PM.

 There was also a problem with the batteries going dead on a FS65 when the bus
Sits for any length of time. There were no ready answers. He had tried everything that was mentioned.

 It was also asked if there was any more word about the problem with the aluminum wheels being worn down to nothing. We had not heard any more on that issue.

New York Bus Sales:
 John Johnston from NY Bus sales did a Power Point presentation on the 2010 Cummins SCR System. This was a very informative presentation. Thank you John and Dan Quibell for taking the time to be with us and the fine lunch.

Next Month’s Meeting:
 The meeting will be in Andover, with DOT being the Sponsors.

Respectfully Submitted,

Wayne Hoffman

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