January Meeting Minutes 2019

Mid-Illinois Corvette Club

January 14, 2019

Membership Meeting Minutes


The January 14, 2019 meeting was called to order at 6:31 p.m. by President, Steve Rees. There were 48 members present and 1 guest, Dan Sights. Currently there are 163 club members and 91 households.


Steve welcomed everyone. Joe Knapp (Uftring Chevrolet) spoke about the new building and thanked everyone for their support.

Program: None

Treasurer’s Report: A detailed report was presented. Several members received a refund check for over payment of membership renewal dues. There was discussion of emailing everyone a copy of the treasurer’s report each month. It was decided that a copy of the treasurer’s report would be available during meetings. A motion was made to accept the Treasurer’s Report, was seconded and approved to accept.

Secretary’s Report: Due to Uftring Chevrolet relocating back to the new dealership the December 1, 2018 meeting was held at the Para Dice Hotel. President, Steve Rees called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Everyone attending was greeted and wished a Merry Christmas. A motion was made at 6:05 p.m. to adjourn, seconded and approved to accept. These minutes will be emailed along with the January 14, 2019 minutes to all members. Those without an email address will be mailed via U.S. mail.

Steve commented on the Christmas party and thanked those who coordinated it. It was decided to have the 2019 Christmas party at the Para Dice Hotel.

Governor’s Report: New plastic membership cards will be sent out by the end of January, 2019.

The MWR banquet will be held on March 9, 2019, in Burr Ridge, IL. for information please see Rich. Sign up for the September autocross and information for the NCCC convention in Denver are also available at the activity table.

Activities Report: All events are on the website midillinoiscorvetteclub@gmail.com. calendar. Rich usually sends a reminder email/invite before an event.

The next Club event is Friday, January 18, 2019 at Sky Harbor Restaurant, 1321 N. Park Road, Peoria at 5:30 p.m.

The club continues to grow; there are many activities to participate in. Before meetings several members meet at Kep’s in Washington at 5:00 p.m. for dinner.

Remember, this is your club! There are many opportunities to volunteer from serving as a board member to leading an event to helping with one of our charities. This club wouldn’t exist without you!

Membership Report: None

Webmaster Report: Please email any pictures you would like to have added to the website to Don Karnes at karnesddaon@gmail.com

Old Business:
All Dining Books ordered have been sold. Three additional books were ordered and sold.

Larry Mooney shared that our club members raised $1,178.98 while Ringing of the Bells for the Salvation Army. That’s $112.00 per hour. He also asked for volunteers to sign up for next October and November to ring bells. Way to go!

New Business:

Mike Durham had foot surgery, please let him know you’re thinking of him during a long recovery.

Condolences to Lon Carr, he and his wife Linda have been long time members of the club. Linda passed away January 8, 2019.

New member, Lori Redman will be the new Vice President. Thank you Lori!

We are in desperate need of a Secretary.

An audit committee was appointed: Diana Mooney, Jody Lawrence, and John Hanson (previous treasurer)will work with Peggy Karnes to conduct the audit.

Shoe Fund will continue buying shoes for needy children.

There will be no collection of money without advance notice and approval by the club president.

Trivia Question: What was the concept designation given to the 1961 Make Shark / Mako Shark 1?

XP87 B) XP700 C) XP755 D) XP819 Correct Answer: C) XP755

George Taylor’s name was drawn with the incorrect answer; $10 will roll over to the next meeting.

50 / 50 Drawing Cash collected: $60 Winner: $30

Gloria Gehrig won the 50/50 and donated it to the shoe fund.

A motion to adjourn was made and seconded at 7:09 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted

Sandy Arnold

Governor, MICC MW-391