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View Full Version : Unofficial poll--did your local SDC region donate to the Studebaker National Museum this year?



Bill Pressler
11-14-2017, 06:38 AM
I'm just curious more than anything. Ours has not. I don't need to know specifics, just curious if other regions did. (I'm pro-SNM by the way; think that for a defunct automaker we're lucky to have a museum like that.)

My personal feeling is that if funds allow, it's a natural for an SDC region to donate to the SNM, but I've faced balking in past years when I brought it up locally.

Chris Pile
11-14-2017, 07:07 AM
Yuppers. We also donate yearly to the Studebaker National Foundation. We usually do it in November. The amount varies according to the club bank account, but it's never less than $100 each.

52-fan
11-14-2017, 08:35 AM
I don't recall being asked as a chapter. Maybe my memory is faulty.
On a personal level I haven't contributed in a long time. Maybe if I ever get to see the museum I would be more motivated. :)

Pat Dilling
11-14-2017, 08:49 AM
Our Karel Staple Chapter adopts a vehicle at the Studebaker National Museum every year. The last two years we have adopted the fire truck. Not sure if that is what you mean by region.

Bill Pressler
11-14-2017, 09:12 AM
Our Karel Staple Chapter adopts a vehicle at the Studebaker National Museum every year. The last two years we have adopted the fire truck. Not sure if that is what you mean by region.

Yes; I should've said 'chapter'. For some reason our chapter is called the 'Ohio Region'. BTW, our chapter is 50 years old in 2018.

brngarage
11-14-2017, 09:23 AM
The Los Angeles chapter donated and adopted 2 cars as well as "buying" a brick on the patio.

Greenstude
11-14-2017, 09:40 AM
The Atlantic Canada Chapter has "adopted" the 1936 Ace truck in the SNM for the past several years.

Avantidon
11-14-2017, 10:18 AM
Keystone adopted at least two cars plus made a donation. We (Diana and I) also adopted the Centennial Wagon as well donated to the SNM.

ndynis
11-14-2017, 10:35 AM
Central Texas Chapter donated

unclemiltie
11-14-2017, 10:43 AM
Missouri-Illinois chapter adopted the Packard Predictor and have donated $500 yearly for some time now

JRoberts
11-14-2017, 01:00 PM
The Eastern North Carolina Chapter has not, as far as I can remember, donated to the SNM. We do make an annual donation to other charities.

STEWDI
11-14-2017, 02:07 PM
Hamilton Chapter annually adopts the '66 Cruiser - last Studebaker off the line in Hamilton. Often brick purchases have been made to recognize deserving members of the chapter as well.

Personally haven't contributed directly since the 5-year $68 annually campaign built around the opening of the new facility, but that could change - it is a special place!

Lou Van Anne
11-14-2017, 03:27 PM
Our Karel Staple Chapter adopts a vehicle at the Studebaker National Museum every year. The last two years we have adopted the fire truck. Not sure if that is what you mean by region. (the red '28)......and we donate a $100 to the annual fund.

Bill Pressler
11-15-2017, 04:38 AM
Thanks everybody. I think it largely confirms what I thought--other chapters donate regularly. Again, to me, it's a natural to do so.