October 2017

President Chuck Merica called Pontiac Owners Association to order, Friday, October 13, 2017, with thirty members present.  There were no new members or visitors in attendance at the Don Carmelo’s location. Continue reading


September 2017

Pontiac Owner’s Association was called to order Friday, September 1, 2017, by President Chuck Merica.  The meeting location was Elkhorn’s Don Carmelo’s with twenty-two members, present.

Chuck highlighted some past car events attended by members: Pontiac Tech Day; Pontiac Show and Shine at Restore a Muscle Car; Pontiac Challenge Drag Event at I-29 Dragway; Mav Motorshow and Millard Days Car Show. Continue reading

August 2017

A Pontiac Owners Association meeting was held in conjunction with Pontiac Tech Day, Sunday, August 13, 2017.

Thanks to Larry Davis, the Sunday event was held at Plaza Buick-GMC at 119th & I Streets, in Omaha. Twenty four POA members attended the meeting, with President Chuck Merica, presiding. Members and non-members parked their Pontiacs (27) under the Plaza canopy, where they asked and answered car questions, and promoted POA membership.

President Chuck highlighted the past months’ car events: POCI Nationals in Texas, Kuch Motorsports Tour, Ashland Car Show, Hy-Vee Show and Shine and local cruise nights.

Longtime club member, Dick Frederickson, recently passed away. Club members attended his wake and his funeral, to pay their respects. Our deepest sympathies to son Tom and his family.

Jim Black has returned home from his bike trip across the northern United States. Jim’s 3 month ride was cut short at 6 weeks, when his bike was hit by a motorist, outside of Rochester, Minnesota. Jim was injured but will be okay and intends to be pedaling, again soon.

Sunday, August 20th will be the Pontiac-GMC Show and Shine at Restore a Muscle Car, north of Lincoln. Members get there early and help where ever needed-food vendor, placing signs or parking. Please remember to bring non-perishble food items for the Food Bank. Tom Smith, from Velocity channels’ Fast n Loud and Misfit Garage, will be at this Pontiac show.

Thanks to Mary Schwanz, the new 2017 roster, is now available.

Monty Hopkins and Layna Gunderson, motioned and seconded to adjourn the meeting. Following adjournmemt,eighteen members ate at Millard Roadhouse nd finished the day with Food!

Diane Rappl

July 2017

Twenty-one members were in attendance at the Pontiac Owners Association meeting, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Elkhorn, NE. at Don Carmelo’s.  President Chuck Merica, presided.

A re-newed club member, Steven Tracy of Omaha, introduced himself.  Steven was a POA member in the 1980’s and has a ’66 Tempest.  Visit Steven’s Facebook page at pontiacmusclecar. Continue reading

June 2017

Pontiac Owners Association was called to order Friday, June 9, 2017, in Ashland, NE. at Breadeaux Pizza.  Notification of the rescheduled meeting was given in May’s newsletter.  Thirty-one POA members were present with President Chuck Merica, presiding.

Chuck thanked Shelly and Brad Pfeiffer for making the arrangements for this June meeting.

Kevin Wagner encouraged members to participate in the Sweet Cases for Sweet Faces car show.  Show registration is a charitable deduction, benefiting foster children.  POA and Nebraskaland, provided insurance sponsorship. Continue reading