September 2018 Meeting Minutes

Mid-Illinois Corvette Club

September 10, 2018

Membership Meeting Minutes

The September 10, 2018 meeting was called to order at 6:32 PM by club president Steve Rees. There were 67 members present. Welcome all!! If there are any corrections to information posted on the website, please send to the club email -

The club continues to grow, and there are many activities to participate in. One of them is the dinner @ 5 at Kep’s before the meeting. And there are many opportunities to volunteer – from serving on the board to leading an event to helping with the St. Jude Car Show or Autocross. Without our volunteers, we would not exist.

Program – None.

Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer John Hanson gave a detailed report from the last month. There was no discussion on the report. A motion was made, seconded, and approved to accept.

Secretary’s Report - The August 2018 meeting minutes, which were e-mailed to the membership or mailed to those not having e-mails, had no corrections needed. A motion was made, seconded, and approved to accept.

Governor’s Report – There are 28 clubs in the Midwest Region, but only 4 of them have a secure website – ours is one of the four – congratulations! The full report can be found on the web.

Activities – All events are on the web, and Rich will generally send the e-mail invite a couple of weeks before the event also.

September 21/22 – Mid America Funfest. Robin Jones will be going down on Friday – Elaine Kasky will go down on Saturday. Check the web for the particulars.

October 7 – Route 66 road trip.

October 13 – Party hosted by Tom Stanesa in Morton.

October 20 – Fall picnic hosted by Mike & Sandy Arnold. There will be a sign up sheet at the next meeting so you can indicate what you will bring.

Membership - Our membership is now at 183 members in 101 households.

Webmaster - please email any pictures you would like to have added to the website to Don Karnes @

Member Spotlight – Roger & Mary Stone are charter members of the club. Roger’s addiction started in 1961 with a T-Bird, but graduated to several Corvettes over the years, including collector cars and cars designated for travel. Many memories, fun trips & pranks played out on their travels.

Dan & Marguerite Gove are avid racers. Over the years they have had numerous Corvettes, and love taking them to the track. Dan showed several videos of racing that he had done the day before.

Old Business – Steve thanked the Nominating committee, Bruce Adamson, Jodie Marcy & Angel Smith for contacting all members to ask if they would be interested in running for a board position. The President, VicePresident, Activities Chairman, Membership & Governor will remain the same. Peggy Karnes will be the

Treasurer, and Steve will have to appoint someone for Secretary. Since there was only one person running for each office, it will NOT be necessary to create a ballot for a vote.

Mike Yager is still scheduled to be our special guest at the October meeting.

Only 3 members went to the Toluca Car Show. Roger Stone reminded members that if we want people to come to our show, then we need to support other car shows. He also suggested that it is not too early to start collecting items for the car show.

Bob Picton discussed the car show and how we need more club participation in order to continue having this each year. It takes a lot of work and effort from the club to make this event successful. He will have sign-up sheets available until January to see if we have enough participation to continue the car show.

Coupon Books are available for $30 a book. Please see Jessica Lowry to purchase one.

New Business – All of the club items that we had in storage in Morton have been moved to our new storage area located next to Uftring’s temporary location. It is the same building where you can store your Corvette for $55/month. It is climate controlled, pest controlled, has motion activated lights, and a secure entry system with cameras.

Club dues for 2019 are due in October - $71/couple or $61/single. These can be mailed to Tracy or paid at the Oct meeting.

If you have an item for sale, email all the information to the club email address.

Announcements – Members in the Spotlight next month will be Larry Fauber & Jody Lawrence.

Trivia and 50/50 – Trivia question: What is the floor made up of on the C5?

A) Balsa Wood, B) Stainless Steel. C) Aluminum. D) Fiberglass

The correct answer was A) Balsa Wood, but was answered incorrectly.

The 50/50 drawing was for $41.00 tonight and was won by Jim Gilmore, who donated it back to the shoe fund. Thank you Jim!

Adjournment - A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:41PM.

Respectfully Submitted,

Marilyn Carls

MICC Secretary