Mid-Illinois Corvette Club
July 9, 2018
Membership Meeting Minutes
The July 9, 2018 meeting was called to order at 6:34 PM by club president Steve Rees. There were 63 members present and 6 guests: Dean Grazier & Lei Wernsman, Jim & Lori Redmond, Darrell Goodman, & Kenny Kellem. Welcome all!! If there are any corrections to information posted on the website, please send to the club email - firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to run the meeting smoothly, all money for activities should be given to Rich or the person coordinating the event, apparel money should go to Jimmy Lowry, and membership money should be paid to Tracy. A receipt will be given for ANY money turned in.
Our special guests this evening were St. Jude Runners Ryan & Amy Jones and their family. From the proceeds of the car show, a check was presented to them for $4,691.63.
Program – None.
Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer John Hanson gave a detailed report from the last 2 months. There was no discussion on the report. A motion was made, seconded and approved to accept.
A member asked for an explanation of what the Shoe Fund is. Harry Sweet told how the Shoe Fund was established and why we continue to support it. It was suggested that the explanation be posted on the website also so all members have access to it, especially new members.
Secretary’s Report - The June 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 – None.
Activities – Rich Anderson mentioned a few of the activities for the coming months and reminded members that sign-up sheets were on the tables. Rich will generally send the e-mail invite a couple of weeks before the event also.
July 15 – Mackinaw Winery. You are welcome to bring snacks, but no liquid refreshments can be brought in. They will be for sale at the winery.
July 22 – Danville Veterans Car Show hosted by Larry Mooney & Jimmy Lowry.
July 28 – Cerno’s Bar & Grill in Kewanee hosted by Jim Gilmore
August 4 – Mike Branham will oversee the overnight trip to the Hannibal Corvette Car Show.
August 11 – Carrigan’s Lunch – if you bought a Dining Out book, you can use your coupon!!
August 25 – Circa 21 overnight trip to see Momma Mia hosted by Don & Peggy Karnes. Reservations for the hotel must be made by August 3, tickets for the play must be reserved by August 11. Contact Peggy or Don if you have questions or still need to get your reservation made.
Check the web and your email often for activity updates! If there is an event you want to attend and cannot do it online, call Rich and he will add you to the list.
Membership – We had new members join tonight: Dean Grazier and Lei Wernsman, & Jim & Lori Redmond. Our membership is now at 183 members in 101 households.
Webmaster – No report
Member Spotlight – Jim Ortiz was in the spotlight tonight, explaining how he always wanted a Camaro, but after he saw a Corvette for sale on the lot for 3 wks he knew it was meant to be.
Old Business – There was a good turnout for the Anniversary party, and the anniversary pins were given out at the monthly meeting. There are also Anniversary pictures available to purchase – just let Rich know what size you would want.
Connie Durham gave a report on the 7th annual St. Jude Drive. The total raised was $250,000. Even though there were some glitches, it all ended up fine.
New Business – There is still some inventory left, namely the vinyl clings for the side of your car. Steve recommended that when traveling in a group it is helpful to other drivers to be able to see that we are in a group if we all have the signs on the cars. It would be especially nice if all the cars participating in Vettes On The River have them. The vinyl clings are available to anyone who would like them. See Jimmy Lowry.
Announcements – Members in the Spotlight next month will be Paul Boyd & Linda Picton
A reminder to all members about dinner before the meetings at Kep’s at 5:00.
Trivia and 50/50 – Trivia question: What was the Original Corvette? A) A Horse B) A Car C) A Ship. The correct answer was C) A Ship and was worth $10. Dan Gove answered correctly and donated it to the shoe fund. Thanks Dan!
The 50/50 drawing was for $64.00 tonight and was won by Roger Stone, who donated it back to the shoe fund. Thank you Roger!
Adjournment - A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:34 PM.