June 2018 Membership Meeting Minutes

 Mid-Illinois Corvette Club

June 11, 2018

Membership Meeting Minutes

The June 11, 2018 meeting was called to order at 6:34 PM by club president Steve Rees.  There were 63 members present and 6 guests:  Steve & Judy McWilliams, Richard & Angel Smith, Lei Wernsman, & Dean Grazier.  Welcome all!!  If there are any corrections to information posted on the website, please send to the club email - midillinoiscorvetteclub@gmail.com.

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.

There is an apparel sale going on now to deplete our supply.  Jackets are free (a donation to the club may be made), hats & visors are also available for a discounted price.  Please contact Jimmy Lowry if you are interested.

Program – Sandy Arnold gave a presentation on Auto Cross Racing and how it is conducted.  You can be a participant, a worker, or a spectator.  She also asked if there were any suggestions for autocross venues in our area – if you know of any, please let Sandy know.  

Treasurer’s Report – There was no Treasurers report this month.  A full report will be given next month when we present the check to the St. Jude Runners.

Secretary’s Report - The May 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:

June 23rd - The 25th Anniversary party will be held at Timberlake Club.  A social time starts at 3:30, with dinner at 5.  Reservations MUST be made by June 16th.  Cost is $21/person (includes tax & tip) and will be paid at the dinner.

July 4 - West Peoria Parade.  Meet at Kartville @ 9:30 a.m.  Bring a copy of your insurance card.

August 4 – Mike Branham will oversee the overnight trip to the Hannibal Corvette Car Show.

August 25 – Circa 21 overnight trip to see Momma Mia hosted by Don & Peggy Karnes.

Check the web and your email often for activity updates!

Membership – We had new members join tonight:  Steve & Judy McWilliams, and Richard & Angel Smith.  Our membership is now at 179 members in 99 households. 

Webmaster – No report

Member Spotlight – Don Karnes was in the spotlight tonight, explaining how he has owned 10 Corvettes over the years, the last one being delivered on his & Peggy’s 43rd wedding anniversary!

Old Business – The St. Jude Drive has raised over $235,000 for the Kids, but donations can still be turned in until the end of June.

Thanks to Robin Jones & Jody Lawrence who greet our members and make sure any guests or new members feel welcome.

New Business – It was proposed that we buy extension legs for the projector screen ($90), and a 13 x 13 canopy ($100) to be used at the car show or other functions.  A motion was made on each of the items, voted on & approved to purchase them.

Rich Anderson stated that there were more expenses beyond the $200 that had already been approved for the anniversary party and asked that we approve another $100.  A motion was made, voted on and approved.

There was discussion on offering a free MICC membership if a “new” Corvette was purchased which includes a 1 year NCCC membership.  Or a free MICC membership if a “used” Corvette is purchased with the new member paying the NCCC fee.   After some discussion, it was voted on to table this discussion until the next meeting.

Steve asked for 3 volunteers to be on the Nominating Committee to call all members who would be interested in running for one of the Board positions for next 2 yr year term.  The volunteers are:  Bruce Adamson, Angel Smith, & Marcie Marcy.

Announcements – None.

Trivia and 50/50 – Trivia question:  What year model was the Silver Anniversary Corvette made?

A) 1977,  B) 1978,  C) 1976,  D) 1979.  The correct answer was B) 1978 and was worth $10.  Jim Becker answered correctly and donated it to the shoe fund.  Thanks Jim!

The 50/50 drawing was for $42.00 tonight and was won by Harry Sweet, who donated it back to the shoe fund. Thank you Harry!

Steve noted that money won on the Trivia & 50/50 can either be kept by the winner, or donated back to one of the charities that the club sponsors.

Adjournment - A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:42 PM.


Respectfully Submitted,

Marilyn Carls

MICC Secretary