The May 8, 2017 meeting was called to order at 6:35 pm by President David Bowles. There were 75 members and 3 guests present. Our guests tonight were Paul Boyd, Wayne Isbell & Earl David. Welcome all! David commented that good weather is coming and so are good times. The activity committee has worked diligently to provide lots of fun activities and trips for the club this year. Please check the activity calendar on the club website for details and be sure to join in the fun.
David wished Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to all who are celebrating in May.
Secretary’s Report - The April 2017 meeting minutes as presented 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 Mar 31, 2017 – April 30, 2017 including a detailed breakdown of all transactions. There were no questions. A motion was made, seconded and approved to accept as presented. The membership was reminded that if they had questions or wanted to see a more detailed accounting to please see Moe after the meeting.
Activities - Activities Chairman Jim Gehrig reviewed activities that are planned for the next few months. Check the website often for details of all upcoming activities at www.mid-illinoiscorvetteclub.net.
Dan Hittinger spoke briefly about the upcoming Louie, Louie parade in downtown Peoria supporting St. Jude on Friday May 26, 2017, and the trip to Dayton, Ohio to the Air Force Museum. Please see the website for details or contact Dan Hittinger.
Jim also reminded the membership the 19th annual MICC Charity Car Show Supporting St. Jude Runners Amy & Ryan Jones is Saturday May 27th and we still need volunteers to work various areas, or contact Linda Picton. Please see the sign-up sheets at the sign in table.
Linda Picton, car show chairman, talked to the membership regarding the car show.
Gary Uftring conveyed why we have the car show each year and how the proceeds support St. Jude. He encouraged the membership to continue the work we do to support this charity. “The more we do to support this cause the closer St Jude comes to curing childhood cancer.” Gary also advised that Joe Knapp will initiate an advertising campaign regarding the car show at Uftring in Washington in the hopes it will draw some awareness to what we do and get more people to participate or just come out to see the cars.
Membership – Membership chairman Tracy Adamson had nothing to report and there were no new members voted in tonight.
Newsletter – Please send all information for the Newsletter to Moe Sweet by the 25th of the month.
Webmaster – Check the web often! www.mid-illinoiscorvetteclub.net
Governor’s Report - Sandy Arnold had nothing to report.
Program – None
Old Business – None
New Business – Marilyn Carls has voluntarily stepped down as MICC Secretary. Sherie Hittinger has graciously volunteered to fill that vacant position. The membership was asked for a show of hands to accept Sherie as new MICC Secretary. The vote was unanimous to accept Sherie as Secretary.
Announcements – John Haase commented that the St. Jude Corvette Drive sendoff is Thursday May 18, 2017 @ 6:30 am from Uftring in Washington, IL. Please come send the Corvettes off to Memphis.
Trivia - Trivia question: In 1963 this option was shown in contemporary ads and press photos, but wasn’t available until 1964 (some 1963’s got them post purchase).
A) sport mirror
B) cast aluminum wheels w/tri-spinner knock off hubs
C) chrome side pipes
D) luggage rack
The correct answer was B) cast aluminum wheels w/tri spinner knock off hubs. The name drawn guessed incorrectly. The correct answer to the June trivia question is worth $50.
The 50/50 drawing was $25.00 to the winner. Buddy Turner had the winning ticket and donated his winnings to the Pleasant Hill Kids Shoe Fund. Thanks Buddy!!
Adjournment - A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 PM.
Acting MICC Secretary