March 2018 Membership Meeting Minutes

Mid-Illinois Corvette Club

March 12, 2018

Membership Meeting Minutes


The March 12, 2018 meeting was called to order at 6:33PM by club president Steve Rees. There were 55 members present. Welcome all!! The meeting was held at the temporary location for Uftring’s in the shop area.  They have certainly come a long way in the 2 months since the fire.  Steve wished Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary to all those celebrating in March.  This information will be on the screen before the meetings, and is also posted on the website.  If there are any corrections, please send an e-mail to the club email -


Program – Ed Saari gave a presentation on Chula Vista Resort which will be hosting the Corvette Adventures on June 6-9.  It is a 3 day event with drives scheduled for each day that you can choose from.  In the evening there are dinners you can attend and riverboat dinner cruises.  On Saturdaythere is a parade through Wisconsin Dells.  The Fall Corvette Adventures is Sept 14th-16 & features the fall colors of the Wisconsin area.  For more information, go to


Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer John Hanson gave the treasurer’s report for February 28, 2018 including a detailed breakdown of all transactions.  A motion was made, seconded and approved to accept as presented. 


The 2017 Audit Report was completed by the committee and reported on to the membership.  President Steve Rees reported that after acknowledging the committee has completed a thorough analysis of the 2017 Treasury account, small discrepancies were uncovered, and procedures are being modified to eliminate this problem in the future.  The Treasury Account was in balance.  There was a motion made, seconded, and approved to accept the Audit report.


Secretary’s Report - The February 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 – Sandy Arnold reported that the charity raffle for NCCC was cancelled as not enough tickets were sold.  If you purchased a ticket, you have three choices: to donate the money from your ticket to St. Jude directly, have the money returned to you, or have six raffle tickets for a signed guitar with all the proceeds going directly to St. Jude.


Volunteers are needed for the Great Rivers Autocross on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the Quincy Airport.  Contact Sandy if you are interested.


Sandy also needs volunteers for the MWR Fundraiser Autocross on Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend.  Let Sandy know if you are available.


NCCC membership “plastic” cards will be sent to all members in March.  Beginning next year the cards will only be available electronically.


Activities – Activities chairman Rich Anderson reported that on April 14th the club will go to Sicily’s Pizza in Washburn. 


Steve has set up a MICC Fundraiser to benefit St. Jude on April 5th from 4-7 pm at J. Draper Glass.  It is a Hands-On Mini Heart Making Event.  The cost is $75/person ($25 of every ticket sold goes to St. Jude).  Food and water will be provided (BYOB).  You must register by Monday, April 2nd at:


There are plans for a Kentucky Derby Party on May 5th.  Start shopping now for that “perfect” hat.


Rich also plans to go to the Black Hills Corvette Classic in July.  If there is enough interest, he will make it a club event.  Also Vettes on the River is August 25th.  Let Rich or anyone on the Activities Committee know if you are interested.


Check the web and your e-mail for future events that are being planned.


Mourina said help is still needed for the Car Show on May 26th.  Any donated door prizes need to be turned in by mid May as the Goody Bags will be made up on May 15th.  Sign-up sheets are available at the meetings, or contact a committee member.  It is not too early to pre-register your car for the show.


Membership – Our membership is now at 174 members in 96 households. 


Webmaster – If your picture is not on the web, please get with Don Karnes to get your picture taken – always nice to be able to put a name with a face.


Member Spotlight – Bill and Pam Wallinger & Buddy and Stephanie Turner highlighted how their love of Corvettes evolved, and how their wives were mostly to blame for the purchases!


Old Business – Reminder that the 2nd meeting for the St. Jude Drive is on Tuesday, March 20th.  There are currently 64 cars registered from Peoria & Effingham – they are hoping to reach 75.


The 2018 Proposed By-Laws ballot was given to members to vote on.  Those not picked up at the meeting will be mailed on March 13th and will have to be postmarked by March 31st in order to be counted.  New By-Laws will be given at the April meeting.


New Business – The fundraiser for St. Jude on April 5th at J. Draper Glass was explained by Steve.


Announcements – The St. Jude Drive will be on May 17/18 this year. It is not too late to sign up and help the kids.


It was brought up that one of the founding members of the club, Dale Nelson, will be celebrating his 88th birthday on July 20th.  He is currently living at Heddington Oaks if you would like to send a card.


Trivia and 50/50 – Trivia question:  What was the last year of the Split Bumper?

A) 1987,  B) 1973,  C) 1958,  D) 1969.  The correct answer was B) 1973 and was worth $10.  Bill Wallinger guessed incorrectly.  Next month it will be worth $20.


The 50/50 drawing was for $35.00 tonight and was won by Harry Sweet, who donated it back to the shoe fund. Thank you Harry!


Adjournment - A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 PM.



Respectfully Submitted,

Marilyn Carls, MICC Secretary