May 2018 Membership Meeting Minutes

Mid-Illinois Corvette Club

May 14, 2018

Membership Meeting Minutes

The May 14, 2018 meeting was called to order at 6:36 PM by club president Steve Rees.  There were 56 members present and 6 guests:  Steve & Judy McWilliams, and Ryan & Amy Jones and family. Welcome all!!  Steve made mention of the fact that all of our equipment that was lost in the fire has been replaced thanks to the insurance from Uftring’s.  If there are any corrections to information posted on the website, please send an e-mail to the club email -

Program – Rick Wolfe from Automotion Auto Detailing offered many tips on keeping your car looking good:  Wash the bugs off after a day on the road.  Don’t wash your car in the sun.  If you get polish on the black trim, a Magic Eraser (used lightly) will remove it.  It is best NOT to use a polish on the black trim as that will only attract dust.  For your windows, flour sack towels (Wal-Mart) work really well.  Do NOT use Armor All on your convertible top – best to let it dry naturally.  Most importantly, enjoy the clean car!!

Ryan and Amy Jones and their children expressed their thanks to the club for their St. Jude support.  Amy was a St. Jude patient when she was younger and is so grateful for the care she received - all at no charge to her family which she estimated would have been well over a million dollars.  This will be her 21st year and Ryan’s 27th year to participate in the St. Jude Run.

Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer John Hanson gave the treasurer’s report for April 30, 2018 including a detailed breakdown of all transactions.  A motion was made, seconded and approved to accept as presented.  John asked if members wanted to hear the full report of all transactions.  It was voted on and approved to continue with the detailed report.

Secretary’s Report - The April 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 still needs volunteers to drive to Quincy and work the autocross on Sunday, May 20th.   She also asked if there were any suggestions for autocross venues in our area – if you know of any, please let Sandy know.  Gary Uftring was again nominated for the Roger Clancy Humanitarian Award.  Her full Governor’s report can be found on the web.

Activities – Rich Anderson mentioned the activities for the coming month: 

The St. Jude Drive will leave at 7 on Thursday, May 17th from Uftring’s.  Anyone is welcome to attend the send-off for the drivers.

May 25 - Louie - Louie Parade, Downtown Peoria

May 26 - St. Jude Car Show 

June 2 - Kartville with dinner to follow

June 3 - 25th Anniversary Car Picture at Uftring’s lot

Rich also reminded everyone that help is still needed for the Car Show.  Contact Rich if you are interested, or if you are able to help on the day of the show.  All proceeds go to St. Jude!!

Check the web and your email often for activity updates!

Linda Picton reminded everyone that after the car show the workers will gather at Palanza’s in Sunnyland.  She will need a count of who will be going so they can be prepared.

Membership – Our membership is now at 175 members in 97 households. 

Webmaster – No report

Member Spotlight – None

Old Business – In hopes of eliminating our inventory, ladies visors are on sale for $5 and men’s hats for $15.  Contact Jimmy Lowry if you are interested.

It was proposed by Sue McMorris that the club pay $250 for the Porta Potties that had to be rented for the Car Show since there will not be any access to restrooms this year.  Normally, all expenses for the car show are paid for from the profits, but she felt that since the club was in good financial shape we should absorb the cost.  A motion was made, seconded, and voted on to approve.

New Business – None.

Announcements – None.

Trivia and 50/50 – Since someone has been circling the answer on the Trivia question as it is being passed around, Jimmy elected not to draw a name.  He reminded everyone that this is supposed to be fun and not to spoil it for the rest of the members.

The 50/50 drawing was for $36.00 tonight and was won by Steve Rees, who donated it back to the shoe fund. Thank you Steve!

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

Respectfully Submitted,

Marilyn Carls,

MICC Secretary