Lincoln Highway Association California
Lincoln Highway Association

Quarterly Chapter Meeting Minutes — Saturday, April 1, 2017

Español Italian Restaurant
Sacramento, California

Meeting called to order at 1:25pm by President Joel Windmiller. Twenty-nine people signed in today. Joel thanked everyone for coming and thanked Grant Gassman for finding the restaurant, which has been in continuous operation since 1925.


Officer, Staff and Committee Reports

State Director: Bob Dieterich

President: Joel Windmiller

Vice-President: Neil Rodrigues

Treasurer: Grant Gassman

Secretary: Jackie Lee

Gary Kinst: Traveler Newsletter, Historian

Sign Committee Chair: Michael Kaelin

Webmaster: Jimmy Lin


Coach tours/car cruises: Mark Hoffman

Paul Gilger: Northwoods Tour

Paul first discussed the history of Lincoln Highway auto tours. The first one was in 2003 for the highway’s 90th anniversary. Then in 2013, the 100th Anniversary Tours started from New York and San Francisco, meeting in Kearney, Nebraska. In 2015, the Henry B. Joy Tour went from Detroit to San Francisco. In 2016, Jim Cassler planned the National Road/Route 66/Lincoln Highway Tour, ending in Joliet, Illinois.

This year is the 25th anniversary of the revitalization of the Lincoln Highway Association, which took place in Dennison, Iowa. For the past five years or so, the Iowa Lincoln Highway folks have been assisting the Jefferson Highway Association with day trips and organization.

This year’s tour, titled the Northwoods Tour, will start in Colo, Iowa, traveling one day on the Lincoln Highway, then four days north on the Jefferson Highway through Minnesota to Winnipeg, Canada. You must have passport to get into Canada and back into the U.S.

Old Business

New Business


Minutes by Greg Gassman, Neil Rodrigues, and Joel Windmiller. Edited by Jimmy Lin.