July 2017 Meeting Minutes

Mid-Illinois Corvette Club
Meeting Minutes
July 10, 2017

The meeting was called to order at 6:32 pm by President Dave Bowles. There were 36 members and 1 guest present. Our first-time guest was Jerry Lancaster. Jerry purchased his 1995 Corvette green convertible from Dale Nelson, Harry Sweet’s uncle. Big welcome to Jerry!

In attendance at the meeting was a contingent of members who returned from the Dayton, OH rally. Everyone raved about the fabulous restaurants and great planning of the trip organized by Dan Hittinger. Thanks, Dan! You can check out the event pictures taken by Jim Gehrig when you have time. Thanks, Jim!

Dave acknowledged those celebrating birthdays and wedding anniversaries in July.

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

Membership Report – Paul Boyd joined MICC as a new member tonight. It’s good to have you, Paul.

Governor’s Report – Nothing to report.

St. Jude Check Presentation – The club presented a check for $7,160.40 to St. Jude runners Amy & Ryan Jones. Including two checks made payable directly to St. Jude, the total donation this year is $7,836.40. Way to go, everyone!

Treasurer’s Report – The report presented was from May 1 – June 30, 2017. There were no corrections, and the treasurer’s report was approved. Any time a member would like to see a more detailed version of the monthly deposits and expenditures is welcome to contact Moe Sweet at 309-253-3918.

Activities Report – Jim Gehrig
July 15th – I Spy A Wish (non-club event)
July 22nd – Volo Museum, Jim Gehrig coordinator EVENT CANCELLED
Aug. 5th & 6th – Hannibal, MO All-Corvette Car Show, Marlene & Mike Branham coordinators. (Note: Rooms only held till July 22, so please confirm yours soon.)
Aug. 12th – Hog Roast & Potluck (meet at Lake of the Woods Plaza parking lot and cruise to Toulon), Jim Gehrig coordinator. PLEASE BRING A DISH TO PASS.
Aug. 26th – Vettes on the River, Robin Jones and Jim Gilmore coordinators. This event is filling up. Need to register on their website ASAP at vettesontheriver.com/registration.

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

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

Old Business – Roger Stone asked about the funeral/visitation protocol discussed in January 2017. When you hear or read about the loss of a member, please text Dave. We do send emails to notify members when we are aware of the announcement.

Rich Anderson asked about the results for a specific class from our car show. Bob Picton will have those results available to view at the August meeting of the members.

Trivia Question – In the movie “Terms of Endearment” starring Jack Nicholson and Shirley MacLaine, what year was the Corvette used in their wild beach ride? 1978 is the answer, but was answered incorrectly. The prize is worth $70 next month for the correct answer.

Nominating Committee – We are looking for three (3) volunteer members in good standing to serve on the Nominating Committee. Call Dave at 309-231-5940 if you are interested.

The 50/50 drawing was $38.00 to the winner, who was Jim Lowry. He donated his winnings to the Shoe Fund. Thanks Jim!

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:00 pm.

Sherie Hittinger
Mid-Illinois Corvette Club Secretary