October 2017 Meeting Minutes

  Mid-Illinois Corvette Club
October 9, 2017
Membership Meeting Minutes

The October meeting was called to order at 6:32 PM by club President David Bowles.  He welcomed a big crowd of 57 members and 3 guests.  The guests tonight were Jerry Lancaster who owns a green 1994 C4, and Mike & Ann Domico who own a 2002 Coupe. Welcome all and hope you come back.  David wished a Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to all members celebrating these in October.

Greeter at tonight's meeting was Harry Sweet.

Secretary’s Report - A motion was made by Jim Lowry to approve the minutes as presented and seconded by Will Kessinger. The minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s Report - MICC Treasurer Mourina Sweet gave the report, including a detailed breakdown of all transactions.  A copy was passed around for all to review.  There were no questions or corrections, and a motion was made by Buddy Turner and seconded by Jim Lowry. The treasurer’s report was approved.

Activities - Jim Gehrig- if you want to sign up for outings and events, please contact Jim Gehrig at 309-246-4691. In Jim’s absence, Dave Bowles went over the activities list. The Hound and Hare Rally will likely be canceled due to lack of interest. Moe will notify those who have signed up.

The Christmas party will be held at Alexander’s Steakhouse on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM. Please sign up at the November meeting, accept the Google calendar invitation or contact Jim Gehrig.

Membership - Tracy Adamson – If you have any changes to your contact information, let Tracy know to update the membership directory. We had three people join tonight.  They are Jerry Lancaster and Mike & Ann Domico. Welcome, now let’s have some fun!

Newsletter - Mourina reminded everyone the submission deadline for any newsletter information is the 25th of the month.

Governor’s Report - Governor Sandy Arnold – no report.

Old Business - Ballots must be postmarked by October 15th in order for them to be counted. Ballots will be counted before the November meeting and new officers will be announced during the meeting.

There are three Dining Tour coupon books remaining. Sue McMorris suggested the club order 20 more books, as there has been increased interest.

Roger and Mary Stone have past club shirts available for anyone who would like to take them.

New Business - Jessica Lowry presented a “Paint Night” fund-raising idea to the club to support the Corvette Drive. It would be held after the first of the year, and the cost is $40 per person. You are given instructions on how to paint a picture of your car or whatever you want using oils to paint on canvas. She will host the event if there’s enough interest. [For men and women.]

Trivia and 50/50  - In 1964 the Borg-Warner 4-speeds gave way to these ‘rock crusher’ tyrannies for the Vette. A) Muncie, B) Powerglide, C) Super T-10, D) Top Flight.  The correct answer was -  A) Muncie and was worth $10.   Mary Stone answered correctly. She donated her winnings to the Shoe Fund. 

The 50/50 drawing was $55.00 tonight to the winner who was Jodie Lawrence, and donated her winnings to the Shoe Fund.

Adjournment - A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:04 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
Peggy Karnes