WDMGC Board Members

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Elected Officers

vicki pres 2017President Vicki Bade and her husband Matt have been members for eighteen years and she considers it is the best thing they could have done. They feel proud to be part of the "wonderful club and our members are the best people you could ever
find".

Vicki works in the Detroit metro area in the banking industry. Vicki and Matt have been very active in the club, and both have previously served on the board as Treasurer.

Vicki looks forward to continuing the progress of the previous board. She vows to do her best to fill the shoes of the gentlemen that have come before her and hopes to make it a fun and busy 2017!

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jp vp 2017Vice-President Jean-Paul (JP) McGraw, born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, and has been a member off and on since August 2004. He has been involved with British cars for years, starting his collection with his first MGB, a 1973 Burnt Orange model. He has also owned a 1973 Candy Apple Red TVR M2500, a 1971 Red MGB and is now seen at events with his 1973 Harvest Gold MGB.

JP started his mechanical career as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. His employment allowed him extensive travel, including Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North America. On his return to Canada from his last aviation assignment in Saudi Arabia, he started at Ford Motor Company in 1988. He is now retired from Ford, and wrenched his last bolt in 2007.

JP and his wife of 39 years Pearl have three adult children and two granddaughters.

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Rick Astley Sec 2017Secretary Rick Astley  was born and educated in southern England where he met and married his wife Anne who is from the town of Abingdon; the home of MGs. He has been around MGs from about the age of 12 when his older brother bought first a TC and then an MGA, neither car was very old at the time but both being wrecked, they needed considerable work.

He is an electrical engineer and spent most of his working life with the same silicon valley company, starting first in its UK facility. He came to North America with that company in 1988 moving first to Montreal and then to Oakville near Toronto. He and his family relocated to Detroit in 1996 where he worked with the Big-3 and its suppliers at the time when the use of electronics in cars was expanding most rapidly. He retired in 2010.

He and Anne joined the Windsor-Detroit MG Club on in 1997. He has held a number of positions on the board and Anne has been an active organizer throughout their membership.He is the author of MGB Electrical Systems and Classic British Car Electrical Systems.

He and Anne, who have been married 50 years, have 2 sons and 2 grandchildren.

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Treasurer Cathy Gurnee and her husband Chris joined WDMGC in 2013. They learned about the club on Facebook, and realized the US meetings were around the corner from their house. They gave the club a try and were immediately hooked! She enjoys the rides in their '76 Midget, and proudly wears her MG earrings!

Cathy has a B.S. in Accounting from Madonna University with post graduate studies in Forensic Accounting. She currently is employed as accountant for Martin Control Services in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Cathy and Chris have four young adult sons.

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Appointed Positions:

  • Dale Brown
    • Newsletter Editor:
      • Prepares and edits the monthly club newsletter, The Can-Am Connection.
      • Ensures that the newsletter contains information regarding club activities, events and news of general interest to the membership.
      • Verifies the general members, board, advertisers, and other car clubs gets the Can-Am Connecton on time.
    • This is an appointed position
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  • Mick Gedeon
    • The Members Coordinator:
      • Maintain and publish an up to date membership list.
      • Provide newsletter editor with the names of new members for publication in the club newsletter
    • This is an appointed position
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  • Position Currently Open
    • Events Coordinator
      • Coordinate and promote an active calendar of Club events, meetings and tours
      • Recruit club members to suggest, plan, organize or conduct Club events
      • Maintain and publish an up-to-date calendar of Club events
      • Ensure that Club events are adequately planned and organized.Bio
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  • Chris Gurnee
    • Webmaster:
      • Maintain and develop the club website as a dynamic resource for information on club activities, events, news and other areas of interest to the membership.
      • Effect frequent and timely updates and revisions to ensure that information is current and
        responsive to users’ needs.Bio
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  • USA - Position Currently Open
  • Canada - Roli Sylvester
    • Regalia Sales Representatives
      • Oversee all sales.
      • Solicit new vendors.
      • Ensure availability of appropriate inventory quantities.
      • Purchase regalia supplies
      • Provide Treasurer with accurate records of sales and revenues.
    • This is an appointed position
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Other Important Contacts:

  • If you need a new name tag, contact the Membership Coordinator.
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  • Steve Finch
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  • Steve Finch
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  • Tom Newton
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  • Vicki Bade
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