General Meeting – July 2019

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Corvettes of Bakersfield, Inc.

General Meeting

7/9/2019 at Three Way Chevrolet

6:39 P.M.  Meeting called to order by Bob Vella.

46 members in attendance.  2 Guests (Emily Ames and Ken Weir)

Bob Vella handed the gavel over to newly-elected President Larry Young.  Larry thanked our sponsor, Three-Way Chevrolet, for sponsoring us by providing us a donation every month and allowing us to meet in the current room.

Flag Salute – Led by Dave Kielty. Dave introduced Emily Ames (Larry’s granddaughter) who sang the national anthem.

Oath of Office:  Ken Weir, Bakersfield City Council Member, swore in the new officers: Larry Young, President;  Dave Kielty, Sergeant At Arms; and Elizabeth Zaninovich, Public Relations.

Larry Young welcomed the guests and new member, Matt Collins, who has a 2017 Stingray.

Birthdays and Anniversaries:  Acknowledged by Larry Young.

Prizes & Refreshments:  Brought by Tony Ennis and Chevy Garza.

Minutes: Liz Zaninovich motioned to approve the minutes from last month’s meeting.  Melanie Mitchell made a second.  Motion passed.

Larry Young/President:  At the Board of Directors meeting last week, Danny Ellison stepped forward and volunteered to be the Events Coordinator again.

Kim Miller/Secretary:  Nothing to share

Betsy Slauson/Membership: Received several membership renewals tonight.  Those that have not renewed yet need to do so soon.  Thank you to those that went down to Don’s memorial service.  Pictures were shared of their car.

Carl Lange/Treasurer Report: Carl was not present but a balance of $19,676.09 for both accounts was shared with the membership.

Dave Kielty/Sergeant At Arms: Dave was introduced as the new Sergeant At Arms.

Virgil Miller/Webmaster: Nothing new to present.

Adrian Medina/Social Media:  If you don’t do Facebook, try it.

Danny Ellison/Events –  The Loading Chute Fun Run raised $135 for the Christmas party.  The fund now has a total of $1,246 in it.  The Summer Solstice event raised $305, $67 from The Pizza Press and $241 from The Habit Burger Grill.

The following events are coming up:

7/11/19 – Chuy’s Cruise-in.  Will have root beer floats.

7/13/19 – Greenhorn Grill with a stop in Glennville and wrap up at Rosemary’s Family Creamery in Bakersfield.

7/17/19 – Corvette Owner’s Breakfast at The Links at Riverlakes Ranch.

7/26/19 – The Firehouse/Rosedale Station.  A night of car camaraderie.

9/28 & 29/19 – Annual Paso Robles Wine Run.  Information for signing up and making reservations is on the website.

MyCorvette facebook page is a private facebook page for club members only.  If you haven’t checked it out or joined it, please do so.

Virgil displayed one of the new portable banners that was purchased for the club.

Vettes 4 Vets Car Show – Flyers have been printed for the event.  There are several versions available:  trophy sponsor, sponsor application, vendor application and a thank you/receipt for donation version.

Annie Bailey said she will get donations for goodie bags if we decide to do them.

Michael Rouw received a 58” TV donated by Banducci’s Family Pumpkin Patch for the upcoming car show.

New Business – Larry Young presented Bob Vella with a fuel pump trophy as a gift from the club for all his work as president. 

Reminder that Annie Bailey is responsible for snacks next month and Dale Frye has prizes.

Larry Young thanked everyone for their votes and for attending the meeting tonight.

Cher Silliman shared that the Pederson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is hosting a Zora Duntov Tribute Weekend 7/27-7/28/2019.  More information can be found online.

John Silliman reminded everyone that there will be a Camarillo Run on 8/17/2019 to the Outlet mall in Camarillo.

Danny Ellison advised that on 7/18/2019 at 7:10PM Three-Way Chevrolet will be live streaming the C8 reveal.  Wylon is the Three-Way contact.

8:00 PM  Meeting adjourned.

Minutes provided by Club Secretary, Kim Miller

Board Minutes – July 2019

Corvettes of Bakersfield, Inc.

Board of Directors Meeting

7/2/19 at Black Angus on Rosedale Hwy

Call to order:        5:55 PM by President Larry Young

Present:     Larry Young, Bill Dean, Dave Kielty, Virgil & Kim Miller, Betsy Slauson, Danny Ellison, Carl Lange and Adrian Medina

Guests:       Bob Vella, John and Cher Silliman, Chris and Liz Espitia, and Linda McNitt

Membership:  Carl advised that dues have been received and twelve couples and 2 singles have been added to the membership.

Events:       Danny has agreed to remain as coordinator.  Virgil made a motion to appoint Danny as the Events Coordinator.  Betsy seconded.  Motion passed.

Minutes:     Danny moved to approve minutes from last BOD meeting, Bill seconded.  Motion passed.

Webmaster:  Virgil requested that new board members wear their red club shirts to the next board meeting, and he will take pictures.  Virgil also advised that he has been visiting businesses, spreading the word and passing out flyers for the upcoming Vettes For Vets carshow.

Bakersfield Car Club Council:  Bob went to the car show at the museum and saw Chris Addington.  Chris basically offered an “olive branch” to Corvettes of Bakersfield over the recent activity that has taken place.  Larry will take the information to the General Membership and Bob will invite Chris Addington to the next board meeting.

Vice-President:  Bill shared “Old Cars and Motorsports” newspaper.  He said we need to get our November car show in it.  Virgil took information from the paper and will make contact.  Bill also advised that we are not in the “Blue Book” and we need to try to get into it.  Additionally, Linda said we were listed as a member club of the Western States Corvette Council.

Public Relations:  Position is still open.  Any volunteers? Still open.

Gamblers’ Classic 2020 – Is there any interest?  Too close to Vettes For Vets in November 2019 to be able to pull off successfully.  No interest currently.

Treasurer:  Carl passed out the Treasurer’s report indicating $19,676.09 for both accounts.

Miscellaneous:  Liz advised there are 50-100 students from Stockdale High School that we can tap to use as volunteers for the car show.

Discussion about moving away from NCCC.  It’s an inconvenience to send notifications of all activities via email and U.S. Mail to them.  Their rules prevent spontaneous events from occurring and still be covered.

Linda would like to see a planning meeting before January.  Danny advised there is already a planning committee and he will see about getting them together before January.

We need to put a budget committee together.  Virgil will share his Vettes For Vets budget with the new board.

Virgil shared a new pop-up banner with the Corvettes of Bakersfield logo, email address and Three-Way Chevrolet logo on it.  The cost was approximately $40 plus tax and shipping.  Virgil motioned to buy two more banners for club events.  Larry seconded.  Motion passed.  Virgil will order them.

Adjourn:     7:19 PM

Provided by Kim Miller, Club Secretary