CLUB MINUTES FOR Sept. 19, 2017

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM by Bob

Vehmeier.  Bob welcomed new member Ken Fisher.

Treasurer’s Report:   Chuck reported that we had various deposits and expenses.  A motion was made to accept the report as given, and seconded.  All were in favor.

Minutes:   Bob stated the minutes from the July meeting are on line.  A motion was made by Mary J. and seconded by Dennis J. to accept the minutes as written, and all were in favor.

Member Update:   Gene N. is now done with chemo and on the road to recovery.  Diane Rhinehart’s mother passed away.

NCM Update:  No current updates.

Care Committee:   Maureen wished all the members having birthdays in September and October a Happy Birthday.

Facebook:   Betsy encouraged members to contribute to our Facebook page with pictures from anything we have been to.  Bob wanted to reiterate that you have to be a member in order to be on our Facebook page.

Old Business:
We have some new members and existing ones that do not have their pictures on our website – please send pictures with your cars to Bob.

Bob stated that we have a new amendment to the By-Laws regarding membership.  An amendment was made to Article III – Membership.   The amendment had been sent out previously and a motion was made by Bud O. and seconded by Doug B. that we approve the amendment.   The motion as passed and the amendment was approved as written.

Bob reminded everyone that we had sent a donation to Sandy of the Great Pizza Company to help with her husband, Ron’s medical expenses after an accident.   Unfortunately, Ron did pass away.

New Business:
Vann Gannaway Sponsorship – We wanted to start to do some research on what other dealerships do for the car clubs they sponsor.  Some do give 10% discount which is what we have.   Some dealerships like George Nahas in the Villages, do Toys for Tots, and the Blessing of the Corvettes.  Each year our car show allowed us to give money to Cornerstone Hospice, but this year we do not have a show.   Steve M. mentioned his daughter runs a Poker Run and we may think about something like that.   Bob suggested that we form a committee to look into this and any other ideas.   Steve M., Dennis J and Larry R. volunteered to be on the committee.  A suggestion was made that maybe our sponsor can print up membership cards, and  perhaps thank you/get well/condolence cards from the club.

Club Anniversary Dinner –  Is set for October 28th at 6pm at Takis Restaurant. 

The trip to Tree House Restaurant on September 16,  was cancelled due to the hurricane.  We will make plans to go there in a few months.  

The Village Vettes had an Ice Cream & Classic Car event which ended at Russell Stover.

Past Event Reports:
Shows - Eustis – cancelled due to rain.  Highway 441 – also was rained out.

At the Citrus Tower we had about 7 cars show up.

Bowling – Mark S. had a high game of 204 followed by Jackie with a 177.

On-going Monthly Events:
Eustis Cruise – 4th Saturday of the month    
Bowling – Last Friday of the month
Highway 441 Dinner Cruise-in - First Wednesday of the month
Citrus Tower in Clermont – First Saturday of the month

Upcoming Activities:
Corvettes & Coffee – This is at Robin Rogerson’s house – scheduled for 9/16; 10/21; and 11/18.  Unfortunately, we have a few things that were previously scheduled so some of the club will not be able to attend these.

NPD – Vettefest – October 7 in Old Town.   We used to go, but then they would not let people in to the show to park and get set up early.  Chuck said he called about registration but no one returned his call.

Marion Co. Corvette Show – 11/18/17 – be sure to register as it is limited to 170 cars

Lakeland Auto Show – 10/21/17 – be sure to register before the price goes up on September 1.

Caravan to Corvette Museum for the 25th anniversary – 8/28/2019

Christmas Party – Set for Friday, December 8th at Pennbrooke Fairways in Leesburg (same place as last year).   We will have the same DJ and the food has been ordered.  We will do the white elephant gift exchange again for those who wish to participate.

November 4th – there are two events – on in Clermont for Superkids Charity Car & Truck Show and the other is the Eustis Middle School show.

Music Legends – there is a good show at this place in Weirsdale (Orange Blossom Opry) – maybe we can look into a Christmas show.

Daytona Track Update – Bob said he has not heard anything more on this.

Gary mentioned about the Sebring Thunder Car Show on September 15-17.

50/50 Drawing – Won by Doug B.

Planning Meeting will be on Wednesday, November 1st and “General Meeting” will be on Tuesday, November 21st, at the UMAC Center in Tavares at 7:00 PM

Adjourned – Motion to adjourn by Steve M. and seconded by Nadine J.