March 2019 Minutes

Mid-Illinois Corvette Club

March 11, 2019

Membership Meeting Minutes

The March 11, 2019 meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm. by President, Steve Rees. There were

51members present and 2 guest, Jim & Julie Selman they own a 2016 Stingray, it is the 4 th corvette they

own. Congratulations and welcome. Currently the club membership is 163 with 91 households.

Steve welcomed everyone.

There was no Spotlight presentation, if you have not participated and would like to please contact our

President Steve Rees. That is always a fun way to get to know our members. However, Steve took a few

minutes to talk about the NCCC and that it is the 50 th year for that organization. There are 242 clubs; 16

Regions and 28 clubs in the Midwest Region (MWR) which includes the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin

and Illinois with a total of 2519 total members and 18719 total for the NCCC. Corvette owners ROCK!

Treasurer’s Report: A detailed report was presented. A copy of the treasurer’s report was available for

those wanting to view during meetings. A motion was made by Bruce Adamson to accept the

Treasurer’s Report and was seconded by Diana Mooney and approved.

Secretary’s Report: February's meeting minutes presented via E-Mail. A motion to approve February

minutes was made by Jim Redman and seconded by Diana Mooney and approved. These minutes will

be emailed to all members. Those without an email address will be mailed via U.S. mail.

Governor’s Report: Our Governor recently attended the NCCC National Convention in the St. Louis

area. Sign up for the September Autocross is also at the activity table.

Old Business: None

Activities Report: All events are on the website . calendar. Rich

Anderson usually sends a reminder email/invite before an event.

Elaine Kasky talked about the plans for the Myrtle Beach trip May 29-June2, 2019, there are rooms on

hold for 89.00. Must sign up by April meeting. They will be driving through the Smokey Mountains and

doing Tail of the Dragon. They are expecting 300 plus cars to be there. Club with largest attendance wins


Governor Sandy Arnold talked about the upcoming Auto Cross in September at the Pekin Airport. Club

is applying for the $25.00 permit.

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 pm 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. We wouldn’t exist without our


Membership Report: No new members tonight. We are now 165 members and 92 households.

Webmaster Report: Please email any pictures you would like to have added to the website to Don

Karnes at

New Business:

August 17 th there is Steak Cook Off competition to benefit St. Jude.

Next meeting for the St. Jude Corvette Drive will be March 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM at Landmark.

June 15 th from 9am -2pm there is a Cruise-In for St. Jude at the Blackdog Speed shop in Lincolnshire. Il.

Website is to register

With Payless Shoes going out of business Mo is searching for a new venue which would offer the club a

discount on shoes for the kids.

We are in desperate need of a Secretary. Please contact Steve to accept the position, the club needs


Trivia Question: Which corvette had the lowest hp rating listed in 1969 by GM?

A. L35 B. L71 C. L88 D. L89

Correct answer is C L88, trivia winner would have gotten $10.00 tonight , however George Taylor's name was

drawn and had the wrong answer. Therefore, next month trivia will be worth $20:00

Steve thanked Don Karnes for his insight for the Trivia question. Thank you, Don.

50 / 50 Drawing Cash collected: $65 Winner: $33.00 to winner who was Steve Barton who donated it

back to the Shoe Fund. Thank you, Steve.

A motion to adjourn was made and seconded at 7:08 pm.

Respectfully Submitted

Peggy Karnes-Treasurer

Sandy Arnold-Governor