August 2017 Meeting Minutes

Mid-Illinois Corvette Club
Meeting Minutes
August 14, 2017

The meeting was called to order at 6:33 p.m. by President Dave Bowles. There were 61 members and 2 guests present. Our first-time visitors were Jim and Laurie Redmon.

Dave shared his President’s comments (posted to website on August 1), as well as acknowledged those who celebrate birthdays and wedding anniversaries in August.

Secretary’s Report – The minutes of the July meeting were posted on the MICC website last month, per our normal process.  The minutes were approved as posted.

Governor’s Report – Nothing to report.

Membership Report – Nothing to report.

Treasurer’s Report – Moe Sweet presented the treasurer’s report. There were no corrections, and the report was approved. A detailed version of the monthly deposits and expenditures is available at the meeting or encouraged to contact Moe at 309-253-3918.

Activities Report – Jim Gehrig

August 12 Club Hog Roast receipts were available for review at the meeting. The Club budgeted $400 for the hog roast. We asked for a vote to reimburse the Gehrigs in the amount of $250 instead of the $400 that was budgeted. It passed unanimously. What a great event & venue, and we thank Jim and Gloria for all their hard work and time to make this special.

Aug 21-25 – NCCC 58th Annual Convention in Bowling Green, KY. Contact Sandy Arnold at 309-274-3295

Aug 25th St. Jude Corvette Drive Car Show at LaGondola (700 E. War Memorial Dr, Peoria), 5:30-8:00 p.m. Contact Robin Jones at 309-253-9253

Aug 26th – Vettes on the River, depart 7:45 a.m. from Shell Station in Kickapoo to cruise as a club to LeClaire, IA.  Need to register on their website ASAP at https://vettesontheriver.com/registration/. Tents are needed. Contact Robin Jones at 309-253-9253 or Jim Gilmore at 309-370-3208

Sept 14-17 – Mid-America Fun Fest in Effingham, IL. Contact Robin Jones at 309-253-9253 who is going on Friday; Dave Bowles is going on Saturday. His cell is 309-231-5940

Sept 14th  – St. Jude Harley Ride. MICC send off from Weibler’s Harley Shop on Maxwell Road at 6:30 a.m. Contact Harry Sweet at 309-696-6628

Sept 30th – Westminster Village Car Show in Bloomington. Plan to depart Uftring at 10:15 a.m., then lunch stop at Destihl at 11 a.m. Contact Jim Dunlap 309-530-9068. Stopping in Mackinaw for ice cream following. Yea!!

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

2017 Christmas Party. Jim is interested in taking the club back out to Weaver Ridge for the event. There was moderate interest by the members present, so he requested everyone please bring your ideas for where you might like to go to the September meeting for a discussion and vote.

Newsletter – Please send your newsworthy items (pictures encouraged!) to Moe by the 25th of month for inclusion to the newsletter sent to those few members who don’t have email or internet.

New Business – Roger and Mary Stone prepared a bereavement process for the club’s consideration whereas members are asked to provide information when a club member or immediate family dies. This is so we can provide support at the visitation or funeral home, drive our cars and wear club apparel. We would like someone to volunteer to be the Coordinator. Contact any of the board members.

Old Business – Peggy Karnes is on the Nominating Committee together with Mike and Connie Durham. Calls began last week and will continue next week. All board positions are up for election. The present VP, Secretary and Activities Director are not running in 2018. Please contact one of the Nominating Committee members or Dave Bowles with your interest or to nominate someone.

Bob Picton brought the results of our car show benefiting St. Jude runners to the meeting for those who were interested.

It was mentioned that the Membership List most recently circulated is not accessible by some members. Watch for Tracy’s email with attachments as PDF and Excel versions. A few hard copies will be made available at the September 12th meeting.

New Business – 2018 Dining Books are now available at the cost of $30 with $10 back to the club as a fundraiser. Contact Sue McMorris.

Special shout outs by Linda Picton to Elaine Kasky for 17 years of service as the activities director and Jim Gehrig for the past 2 years. Thank you! She also wanted us to be aware that Sid Graffis, MICC club member since June 1996, joined us tonight. Good to see you, Sid!

Trivia Question – THE FIRST 200 C5 CORVETTES OFF THE ASSEMBLY LINE WERE PAINTED A PARTICULAR COLOR, NOT THE USUAL COLOR USED FOR FIRST RUN CORVETTES. WHAT COLOR WAS IT?

A) WHITE   B) RED   C) BLACK   D) SILVER

RED is the answer, answered by Jessica Lowry. The prize was worth $70.

The 50/50 drawing was $77.00 to the winner, who was Larry Mooney. He donated his winnings to the Shoe Fund. Thanks, Larry!

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:15 pm.

Sherie Hittinger
Mid-Illinois Corvette Club Secretary