November 2017 Membership Meeting Minutes

Mid-Illinois Corvette Club
November 13, 2017
Membership Meeting Minutes


The November meeting was called to order at 6:33 PM by club President David Bowles.  He welcomed a big crowd of 64 members and 4 guests.  The guests tonight were Ron & Peggy Taylor, who own a 2008 Atomic Orange Z06, and Chuck & Connie Bradle, who own a 2008 White Coupe. Welcome all!  David wished a Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to members celebrating in November.

Greeters tonight were Harry Sweet and Dan Hittinger.

Secretary’s Report - A motion was made by Don Karnes to approve the minutes as presented and seconded by John Haas. The minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s Report - MICC Treasurer Mourina Sweet gave the report, including a detailed breakdown of all transactions.  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.

Governor’s Report – no report.

Activities (Jim Gehrig) – Everyone is invited to come out to Fairview Farms on Friday, November 17 at 6:00 PM to meet the new Activities’ Director Rich Anderson. There is a survey of 2018 activities that Rich would like your input. Pick one up at the December meeting or contact him directly.

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

Membership (Tracy Adamson) – Chuck & Connie Bradle joined the club tonight. Membership renewals are being finalized by the end of the week. Touch base with Tracy to renew your membership.

Newsletter – Submit your information for the newsletter by the 25th of the month to Moe.

Old Business
2018 Officer Election Results:


Activities Director – RICH ANDERSON

Treasurer – JOHN HANSON


Vice President – DAN HITTINGER

President – STEVE REES

Congratulations All!

There are three Dining Books left. A vote was taken at the meeting for a decision on whether or not more books should be purchased. No more will be ordered at this time.

New Business
Salvation Army Ringing of the Bells (Larry & Diana Mooney) – Thank you to the many members who rang the bells on November 11 at the Hy-Vee on Sheridan. We will return to Hy-Vee on November 18, so come out and show your support. If you’re interested in ringing the bells, contact Larry or Diana.

St. Jude Drive Gift Wrapping at Bass Pro Shop (Jessica Lowry, Connie Durham) – On December 2, we will be wrapping gifts to benefit the St. Jude Drive. The shifts are 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Wear your St. Jude Drive shirts. Four wrappers are needed per shift.

Shoes for Students (Moe Sweet) – On December 15, we will be helping students of Pleasant Hill Elementary School buy shoes with our donations collected this year. Two people are needed to meet at the school (3717 W. Malone, Peoria) at 8:45 AM and travel with the bus, and four additional people are needed to meet at 9:00 AM at the Payless Shoes on University Street. Our goal this year is $1,000, and a box was passed around at the meeting to collect any last minute donations.

Trivia and 50/50 -
Trivia: What year did GM start using the GM “Mark of Excellence” on the Corvette? 2006 was the correct answer which wasn’t answered correctly. Next month it will be $20 to the winner.

50/50: $50 to the winner tonight, who was Dan Hittinger. He donated the proceeds to the Shoe Fund.

The meeting adjourned at 7:00 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
Sherie Hittinger