Meeting Minutes for June 2017

The June 12, 2017 meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by President Dave Bowles. There were 52 members and 3 guests present. The guests were: Ron Zimmerman and Chuck & Brenda Croxton.

Dave thanked everyone for their help with the 19th Annual MICC Charity Car Show supporting the St. Jude Runners. The amount raised will be revealed at the MICC July 10th meeting when the check will be presented to the runners we support: Amy & Ryan Jones.

Dave acknowledged those celebrating birthdays and wedding anniversaries in June.

Secretary’s Report – The minutes of the May meeting were posted on the MICC website last month, per our normal process. There were no corrections, and the minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s Report – The report presented was from May 1–May 31, 2017. There were no corrections, and the treasurer’s report was approved. Any time a member would like to see a more detailed version from the slide shown at the meeting is welcome to contact Moe Sweet at 309-253-3918.

Activities Report – Jim Gehrig reminded us of our next meet & eat at the Blacksmith’s Steakhouse (661 N. Cummings Lane, Washington) this Saturday night (June 17th) at 4:00 p.m. If you didn’t get signed up at the meeting, contact Dan Hittinger at 309-208-1286. Also, if you want to have your picture taken with your car, meet us on the road behind Uftring’s in Washington before the dinner from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.

A highlight of a few upcoming events for you to enjoy this summer with your Corvette:

June 22-24 – Bloomington Gold (non-club event)
June 24th – The River Road Rally (non-club event). Go to riverroadrally.com to sign up.
July 4th – West Peoria Parade for St. Jude – copies of your driver’s license and the wallet-size version of your insurance card is required one week in advance. Questions may be directed to: CONNIE DURHAM at 309-369-3796.
July 8-10 – USAF Museum trip to Dayton, OH. Dan Hittinger is the coordinator. *If you plan to go, note there’s a slight change to the meeting location on Saturday morning … meet at the rest area on eastbound I-74 (just past Goodfield, IL) for a driver’s meeting at 8:15 a.m. and departure at 8:30. Check the Google calendar for the full schedule.
July 15th – I Spy A Wish (non-club event)
July 29th – Volo Museum, Jim Gehrig coordinator
Aug. 8th – Hannibal All Corvette Car Show, Mike Branham coordinator
Aug. 12th – Hog Roast & Potluck, Jim Gehrig coordinator
Aug. 26th – Vettes on the River, Robin Jones and Jim Gillmore are coordinating. This event will fill up really fast. Need to register ASAP.

Check the Events page on the website for details and more posted events.

Newsletter – to Moe by the 25th of month. This is a communication tool for those who don’t have email.

Old Business – The invoice for the car show worker t-shirts came in ten dollars more than the approved budgeted amount. The $10 will be expensed to “Miscellaneous.” There were no concerns by the membership in attendance.

Club shirts, hats, and visors are available for purchase at each meeting – see Moe.

New Business – The club has rented a storage unit for $5/mo with $15 deposit. Total $75/year. The expense was not budgeted, so in the 2017 budget, it will be considered “Miscellaneous.” Big thanks to Tom Stanesa for his generosity to accommodate us at a greatly reduced rental rate.

The Car Show Committee brings the following idea to the membership for a vote: For next year’s car show, would the membership consider moving the Corvettes to Uftring’s top lot and use the lower parking lot for our guest’s cars?

A question was received: Could all cars fit on the lower level parking lot? Considering we had 164 cars this year, Bob Picton will analyze the layout closer, but his initial thought is ‘not likely.’ George Taylor made a motion to move our guest’s cars to the lower parking lot and it was seconded by Jerry Metz. All approved. The car show signs will need to be remade. A work team will be formed and meet in September-ish to get this done.

Trivia: The Corvette went to independent rear suspension in what year? 1963 is the answer but was answered incorrectly. The prize is worth $60 next month for the correct answer.

Thanks to club members: Bob and Linda Picton; Dan and Sherie Hittinger; Will Kessinger; Joe Laverdiere and Debbie, for supporting the Quincy Autocross in May. Our club received $400 for our participation.

Is anyone planning to attend Bloomington Gold? We’ve been asked if someone would be able to sell St. Jude raffle tickets at the event. Contact Sandy Arnold at 309-472-0003.

The 50/50 drawing was $50.50 to the winner, who was Mr. Bob Picton. He donated his winnings to next year’s car show. Thanks Bob!

A big thanks and commendations to the club by Gary Uftring for pulling off a great car show. He enjoyed personally visiting with a lot of people, renewing acquaintances and appraising many cars. He commented on the many makes of vehicles in the show. Sincere thanks to All!

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:13 p.m.

Sherie Hittinger
Mid-Illinois Corvette Club Secretary