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The Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Club is dedicated to preserving the products of the Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan which produced vehicles for 45 years from 1909 until May 1, 1954 and American Motors Corporation who produced Hudson's from 1955 until 1957.

Formed in 1966, the Southern California Chapter is the first chartered chapter of the Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Club — the "Genesis Chapter."   The chapter serves the interests and needs of those who own and are interested in the products of the Hudson Motor Co. and who reside in Southern California, including but not limited to Los Angeles, Ventura and  Santa Barbara Counties.

The Chapter offers members a range of services and opportunities:

  • A  Chapter Newsletter devoted to the Hudson-Essex-Terraplane interests and activities
  • Local Hudson-related activities such as social gatherings and tours within Southern California.
  • A variety of opportunities for the frequent use and enjoyment of your Hudson vehicle including the All-California Rally and the Economy Run to Laughlin, NV..
  • Resources (information and parts) for restoration and repair of Hudson, Essex and Terraplane vehicles
  • Association with people with the common interest in Hudson, Essex and Terraplane vehicles
  • Annual Meeting

Chapter meetings are open to anyone.   An application form for both national and Chapter Membership is available.

The Southern California Chapter has full schedule of events planned for upcoming months.   The main focus of the Chapter, of course, is Hudson, Essex and Terraplane vehicles of all ages.

Officers of the Chapter are elected annually under terms of the Chapter's bylaws.


By-Laws of the Southern California Chapter Of the Hudson Essex Terraplane Club, Inc.

Amended 1982, 1988 & 2003

  1. Purpose
    1. To supplement the Hudson-Essex Terraplane Club Inc., to further its growth and goals.
    2. To unify the local activities of the HET Club Inc. into more constructive and useful channels.
    3. To provide technical advise, parts information and events of local interest.
    4. To encourage and facilitate close association of local members of the HET Club Inc.
    5. To preserve and enhance the proud tradition of Hudson-built cars.
  2. Membership and Dues
    1. Membership shall be open to persons interested in and/or owning Hudson-built cars.
    2. All members will be active members and will include spouses.
    3. Membership in the Southern California Chapter shall be limited to members of the Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Club, Inc.
    4. Dues in the club shall be as follows: Active membership will be $15.00 per year; which includes spouse. $2.00 of this amount is to be used as a donation to the Association of California Car Clubs, Inc., for the purpose of the Southern California Chapter of the Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Club, Inc. maintaining membership in said organization.
    5. Member joining after January 1st will pay half dues.
  3. Annual Meeting
    1. The Board of Directors shall call a yearly general membership meeting to be known as the Annual Meeting.
    2. General membership meetings may be convened at an time a meet or social event is scheduled.
    3. The board shall meet at least once per month. General members may attend to observe. Specific times will be allotted for comments from general members.
  4. Officers and Duties
    1. There shall be (7) officers who will constitute the Board of Directors. They will be a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Tour Chairman, Assistant Tour Chairman, and Editor.
    2. The Board of Directors shall have general management, and control the affairs
       and property of the Chapter, and shall perform club duties not specifically designated elsewhere. At any meeting 4 directors shall constitute a quorum.
    3. Any officer may be removed with cause by vote of a majority of the Board of Directors. Except for extenuating circumstances, any Board member's office will be considered vacated if he is give notification of and misses three consecutive meetings. A leave of absence may be requested and an alternate appointed.
    4. Any officer may resign at any time by giving written notice to the President or Secretary.
    5. For continuity, the President shall have been a Board Member for at least one year.
    6. The club shall run from July 1st to June 30th and officers shall take office on July 1st for one year term or until he or she shall resign, be removed, or otherwise disqualify to serve.
    7. The President's duties shall be to preside at all meeting of the members and of the Board of Directors. He shall appoint all necessary committees, shall specify their duties, powers and term of existence, and shall serve as an ex-officio member thereof. He shall have the general power and duties usually vested in the chief executive officer of an automobile club and shall have such other powers and duties as may be prescribed by the resolution of the members of the Board of Directors.
    8. The Vice President's duties shall be to assists the Director (President) in the discharge of his duties, and in the absence or disability of the President shall preside and act in his place or stead.
    9. The secretary shall keep the minutes of all business meetings of members and meetings of the Board of Directors and to take care of such correspondence as requested by the President and voted upon by the Board.
    10. The Treasurer shall keep an up-to-date membership roster. He/she shall keep and maintain adequate and correct accounts of the receipts, disbursements, properties, assets and financial affairs of the club. He/she shall receive and receipt for all monies and other valuables of the club, shall deposit the same in the name of and credit of the club with such depositories as may be designated by resolution of the Board of Directors. He/she shall render to the Director (President) and to the Board of Directors whenever requested, an account of all the transactions as Treasurer and of the financial condition of the Club and shall have such other powers and duties as may be prescribed by resolution of the Board of Directors.
    11. The Tour Chairman shall be responsible for taking suggestions for up-coming meets, bringing any additional meet information before the Board for acceptance, and general conduction of the meets under the President.
    12. The Assistant Tour Chairman shall be to assist the Tour Chairman in the discharge of his duties, and in the absence or disability of the Tour Chairman preside and act in his place or stead.
    13. The News Editor shall cause to be compiled, printed and mailed to the officers and Board of Directors, and any other information or prepaid to the membership at no cost other than the funds derived from dues of said members. The frequency of publication shall be at least every (60) days unless directed by a vote of the Board of Directors.
    14. The Historian-Librarian shall compile, maintain, and as appropriate bring to official Chapter meets and events all official documents, scrapbooks, photographs, SCC news files, news clippings, literature and other memorabilia which does and shall belong to the Southern California Chapter. He shall be responsible for the proper care and storage of such materials and properties of the SCC. The Historian Librarian shall also crate an SCC scrapbook which will be an official record of all SCC meets and/or tours past, present and future. (Note: bylaws amended 12/11/88 to combine this position with Membership Chair.)
    15. The Club Store shall be conducted as a junior counterpart of the National Club Store and a monthly summary of the store's activity shall be submitted by the manager to the Board of Directors.
    16. The Tech Advisor is to answer questions sent in by members about maintenance and repair problems and also to advise of interchangeable parts and repair procedures.
  5. Elections
    1. A general membership meeting will be held once a year. Members will be notified by mail or at a meeting for the membership. At the meeting nominations may be made from the floor with prior consent of the person being nominated. Ballots will be given to the members, and officers elected will be installed.
  6. Amendments
    1. Amendment proposals may be made by any active member to any Board member who will introduce the proposed amendment at the next Board of Directors meeting. Board members may also initiate amendments. The Board of Directors must pass the amendment. The proposed amendment will either be placed on a mail ballot, or if a general meeting is in the near future, may be voted in by a majority vote of the general membership.
 

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