August 2018 Meeting Minutes

Mid-Illinois Corvette Club
August 13, 2018
Membership Meeting Minutes

Mid-Illinois Corvette Club
August 13, 2018
Membership Meeting Minutes

The August 13, 2018 meeting was called to order at 6:30 PM by club president Steve Rees. There were 68 members present and 2 guests.  One guest discussed that he has been emailing with Rich Anderson about getting a 1970 corvette restored.  He asked for recommendations for anyone that knows who is good at restoring - please contact him with any information.   Welcome all!! If there are any corrections to information posted on the website, please send to the club email -  
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.

Program – There is a link on the website of the Ethanol free gas for anyone that is interested in checking this out. 

Please pay close attention to any emails that you may receive.  The club has received a couple false emails of people pretending to be people they are not, so please be mindful when receiving emails.

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 July 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.  
August 18- Toluca car show.  We will be leaving Washburn at 2:30.  Show up early to sign the waiver.  We will be emailing out the location meet up later this week.    
August 25 – Circa 21 overnight trip to see Momma Mia hosted by Don & Peggy Karnes.  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.  
August 25 - Vettes on the River.  We will be leaving the Kickapoo gas station at 6:30am.  Show up early to sign the waiver.  Jim Gilmore discussed the parking for this event.  Your window plaque print-out will show either an “L” for Levee parking or an “S” for street parking.    
August 31 - Jim’s Steakhouse - Downtown Peoria.  We have a reservation for 30 people, best to get your RSVP in early.  Drinks will start at 6 pm and dinner follows at 6:30pm.   There will be a date night special being offered for $59.95 a couple.  Please check out the website for more information.    
September 21/22 – Mid America Funfest in Effingham is having their 25th Anniversary.  They are offering free admission so please sign up online at     

The Christmas party was discussed and voted on that it will be hosted at The Paradice hotel on December 1, 2018.  Drinks will be at 6 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm.  More information will follow at a later time. 

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 - Linda and Bob Picton.  Linda talked about how they have been with the club for 15 years and how much she adores the club.  She has always wanted a Corvette since she has been about 18/19 years old.  Bob bought Linda a new Black and White 2006 for her birthday!   
Paul Boyd was also a member spotlight.  He talked about how he has had a Corvette since he has been 24 years old, and that he has always had a “need for SPEED.”  He sold his BMW motorcycle for his 2007 Corvette. 

Old Business – There are Anniversary pictures available to purchase – just let Rich know what size you would want. 

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.

New Business – Mike Yager will be our special guest at the October meeting.

Coupon Books are now available for $30 a book.  Please see Jessica Lowry for a book. 

John Hanson shared news about a storage facility that will be opening soon next to Uftrings.  They will be offering Corvette storage for $55 a month.  If you need a battery charger they will offer that for $10.  The facility will be climate controlled and pest controlled.

Announcements – Members in the Spotlight next month will be Mary and Roger Stone & Dan and Marguerite Gove

Trivia and 50/50 – Trivia question: What was the last engine available in the 1967 Corvette?

The correct answer was C) 427 and was worth $20. Linda Picton answered correctly and donated it to the shoe fund. Thanks Linda

The 50/50 drawing was for $38.00 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 7:40PM.

Respectfully Submitted, 

Jessica Lowry