The January 9, 2017 meeting was called to order at 7:01 PM by club president Kevin Stremlau. There were 59 members present. Welcome all!! Kevin thanked all those that braved the cold to ring the bells for the Salvation Army, the final amount collected will be announced in early February. He also thanked everyone for their generosity to the Shoe Fund, and all those that participated in taking the kids shopping. Moe announced that they were able to buy 55 pairs of shoes for the kids, not to mention the socks, gloves etc. that were donated. City Link donated the restored bus for the shopping trip, and Moe received a check for $220 collected from the union drivers for next year!! That is what the club is about – the charity work that is done for many worthy causes. Kevin reminded everyone that the greatest asset to the club is the members – ask others to get involved to make things happen. Kevin wished Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to all who are celebrating in January.
Secretary’s Report – The December 2016 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 December 31, 2016 including a detailed breakdown of all transactions. There were no questions. A motion was made, seconded and approved to accept as presented.
Activities – Jim Gehrig passed out the 2017 activity calendar, and introduced the activities committee members: Dan & Sherie Hittinger, John & Laurie Hanson, Mike & Marlene Branham, Robin & Lisa Jones, Jim & Mary Ortiz, Mike & Sandy Arnold, and Moe & Harry Sweet.
Membership – Tracy reported that we ended 2016 with 188 members in 105 households and started 2017 with 177 members in 99 households. Tracy sent a new email listing the middle of December to all members. If there are any corrections, please let Tracy know.
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 had no report, but will be going to the NCCC meeting in February. She did note that she needs 6-8 volunteers for Sunday, May 21st for the West Quincy Autocross event. If interested, please contact Sandy.
Program – None.
Old Business – The actual amount that we made from the sale of the Dining Out books was $12/book or $840, not the original amount of $1,050 that was reported. At the March meeting last year it was voted that the person who brought in the most new members would get a $60 gift certificate. Kevin & Luanne Stremlau were the winners and donated it back to the St. Jude Car Show. Our club had the most members at the Corvette Adventures Show last June – the prize was 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 winner will be announced at the Feb meeting.
New Business – Kevin reported that the budget for the coming year looks good. It was voted on by the club that we would continue to support the St. Jude Drive, the St. Jude Ride, the Shoe Fund, and Ringing the Bells. The proceeds from the Car Show supports the St. Jude Runners. It was suggested we change the start time of the meeting from 7:00 to 6:30 to accommodate those that travel, and also to make sure that we are out of Uftrings by 8:00 when they close. It is also the goal to keep the meetings to 1 hour or less. A motion was made, seconded and approved as presented. Starting in Feb, the meetings will start at 6:30.
Announcements – The first St. Jude Drive meeting will be at Uftrings on Tuesday, Feb 7th; 5:00 for 1st time drivers, 6:00 for veteran drivers.
Trivia and 50/50 – Trivia question: On Oct 26, 1988, the Calloway Sledgehammer reached a record speed of 254.76 mph at the Transportation Research Center in Ohio. Who was the driver when the record was recorded?
A) Andy Pilgrim B) Jeff Andretti C) Stu Hayner D) John Lingenfelter
The correct answer was D) John Lingenfelter, and was worth $40. Jessica Lowry answered correctly and donated it back to the St. Jude Drive. Thanks Jessica!!
The 50/50 drawing was for $68.00 tonight and was won by Peggy Karnes who donated it back to the St. Jude Drive. Thanks Peggy!
Adjournment – A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 PM.
Marilyn Carls, MICC Secretary