The February 13, 2017 meeting was called to order at 6:31 PM by club president Kevin Stremlau. There were 62 members present and 4 guests. The guests tonight were Steve & Colette Rees and Rich & Mary Anderson. Welcome all!! With the wintertime blues and Corvette driving deprivation, it is a good time to join other club members at the meet-n-eats that are scheduled. Check the website for the coming events, and your e-mail for invites to all the events the club has to offer. Kevin wished Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to all who are celebrating in February.
Secretary’s Report - The January 2017 meeting minutes as posted on the website were reviewed with no corrections. A motion was made, seconded, and approved to accept.
Treasurer’s Report - MICC Treasurer, Mourina Sweet, gave the treasurer’s report for January 31, 2017. There were no questions. A motion was made, seconded and approved to accept as presented.
Activities – Jim Gehrig was absent, but Kevin reminded everyone to check the web often. At the last meeting, Kevin announced that our club had the most members at the Corvette Adventures Show last June and won the prize of a 2 night stay in a 3 bedroom house during the show this June. It was voted that all those who attended last year would have their name put in for a drawing. The winning name that was drawn was Luanne Stremlau – Congratulations Luanne! At the first St. Jude Drive meeting held on Feb 7th, Ed Saari offered anyone who participates in the Drive & Corvette Adventures in June a chance to win free registration for the fall Corvette Adventures.
Membership – Tracy reported that we started 2017 with 177 members in 99 households. We had 2 new members join tonight, Steve & Colette Rees, which brings our membership count to 179 in 100 households!
Newsletter – Please send all information for the Newsletter to Moe Sweet by the 25th of the month.
Webmaster – Check the web often!!
Governor’s Report – Sandy Arnold asked that if you have not received your new membership cards for NCCC to let her know. The new cards will be good for 5 yrs instead of 1 yr. Sandy will be going to the NCCC meeting in February with her full report posted on the web. She did state that she still needs 6 volunteers for Sunday, May 21st for the West Quincy Autocross event. If interested, please contact Sandy.
Program – None.
Old Business – Sandy Arnold has trophies from Patty Sanford to donate to the Fondulac Farm Park for their therapy program. Jessica Lowry volunteered to deliver the trophies.
New Business – None.
Announcements – Our club won First Place in the Fraternal & Social Clubs category for our participation in Ringing the Bells for The Salvation Army with $1,171.63 collected. Thanks to all who helped!! The first St. Jude Drive meeting was Feb 7, the next one will be on March 14, and the final meeting will be May 9 for the Drive on May 18 & 19. For those that are interested, there will also be a bus going down this year. Please contact the St. Jude office if you are interested.
Trivia and 50/50 – David Bowles was absent tonight so there was no trivia question. The March trivia question correct answer has a value of $20.
The 50/50 drawing was for $53.00 tonight and was won by Harry Sweet who donated it back to the shoe fund. Thanks Harry!
Adjournment – At the end of the regular meeting, a special closed meeting was held to discuss the budget. It was voted that further budget discussions will be held at the March meeting.
A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:24 PM.
Marilyn Carls, MICC Secretary