General Meeting – April 2019

4/9/2019 at Three Way Chevrolet

6:38 P.M.  Meeting called to order

33 members in attendance.

President, Bob Vella – Welcome to Nomination Night and thank you to our sponsor 3 Way Chevrolet for sponsoring us and allowing us to meet in the current room.

Flag Salute – Led by John Silliman.  Prior to the pledge, John asked for a moment of silence for Trudy Frye whom we lost this past month.

Birthdays and Anniversaries:  Shared by Bob Vella

Getting To Know You:  Spotlight on Bill Dean.

Minutes –Larry Young motioned to approve the minutes from last month’s meeting.  Denise Hollister made a second.  Motion passed.

Streets of Bakersfield – Approximately $28K was made at this event.  Corvettes of Bakersfield netted $4,000 to go to Wounded Heroes of Kern County.  Planning is already in the works for 2020 Streets of Bakersfield.  Does COB want to participate again?  More volunteers will be needed.  In the future, Streets of Bakersfield is limiting the number of participating clubs to six (6) to keep the final donations larger for each club. 

The majority of members voted for the club to participate in 2020.  It was decided to stay with Wounded Heroes of Kern County as the receiving charity.  Bob thanked the liaisons for their contributions last year.  Dave Kielty will go to the Streets of Bakersfield meetings this year on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Board of Director Reports

Larry Young/First Vice President  – Larry shared an America’s Sports Car magazine.

Kim Miller/Secretary – March minutes went out via email recently.  A couple of addresses on file were rejected.  She will attempt to address the issue with the individuals.  Make sure your information is accurate with the club.

Betsy Slauson/Membership – We have added two new members bringing the total to 125 members.

Carl Lange /Treasurer Report– Carl presented the monthly report indicating $16,704.03 total funds in the accounts. 

John Silliman/Sergeant At Arms – Collected for no name badges and reminded everyone to sign the attendance log.  Thank you went out to Linda McNitt for acquiring another car coating donation from Unique Auto Spa (formerly Angel’s Car Coating).  The club will continue to sell raffle tickets to members and hold the drawing later in the year, probably at the annual wine run.

Virgil Miller/Webmaster – The website continues to be updated regularly.  Please review as all the current information on the upcoming car show is now on the website

Danny Ellison/Events –  We are holding 50/50 drawings at each event and the monthly breakfasts.  The proceeds will go back to the members to help cover the individual cost of the annual Christmas party.  So far, $266 has been made from two events.

Calendar of Events/Bob Vella – On Monday 4/15/2019, there will be a memorial for Trudy Frye.  The Corvettes of Bakersfield will form corvette procession with their cars.  Sign up sheet is being passed around.

Nomination Committee for the upcoming election consists of Betsy Slauson, Larry Young and John Silliman.  Bob Vella and Danny Ellison will NOT be re-running for their current positions of President and Events Coordinator.  A form for nominations will be passed out before the end of the meeting to be submitted to the committee.

Vettes for Vets – Virgil provided an update for the event.  Registration is ready and posted on the website.  There will be a special judging category for COB members.  Virgil received information from Yolanda Atkinson that she can do t-shirts; specifically, 240 pieces at $3.65 each to include sizes small to X-large.  2XL would be $6.15 each and 3XL would be $7.15.   These could be used to give away to participants or volunteers.  They could even be sold to spectators.  This information will be turned over to the committee for consideration.

Bob Vella showed a couple of videos of recent events.

Dale Frye shared a few words with the members, thanking them for their support to him and his son during recent difficult times.

Meeting adjourned at 7:53 PM.

General Minutes – March 2019

3/12/2019 at Three Way Chevrolet

6:36 P.M.  Meeting called to order

40 members in attendance.

President, Bob Vella thanked our sponsor 3 Way Chevrolet for sponsoring us and allowing us to meet in the current room.

Flag Salute – Led by John Silliman

Birthdays and Anniversaries:  Shared by Bob Vella

Getting To Know You:  Spotlight on Liz Zaninovich

Minutes –Larry Young motioned to approve the minutes from last month’s meeting.  Denise Hollister made a second.  Motion passed.

Elections – Bob Vella reminded everyone that nominations for the Board of Directors is open in April, there will be a vote in May, announcement of the new board will be done in June and the new board take effect in July.

Street of Bakersfield – Event will be taking place March 14 through March 16, 2019.  This year the COB earnings will go to the Wounded Heroes of Kern County.

Parkfield Run – Jack and Yolanda Atkinson did a pre-run and have made a change in the plans.  Instead there will be a Trembler Run which will entail a run along I-5 towards Coalinga (198) with a lunch in Paso Robles.

Michael Rowe – presented Virgil Miller with a dual picture of a postage stamp with a 1953 Corvette.  Michael came across this picture and thought of Virgil, who owns a 1954 Corvette.  It was presented in appreciation for the work Virgil has done on behalf of COB.

NCCC Insurance – there is a copy of the details on the COB website.

Board of Director Reports

Larry Young/First Vice President  – Thank you to everyone who participated in the Concours de’ Brunch at the Tower Craft Bar & Grill.  Good participation and nice awards.

Dick Compton/Second Vice President – Is anyone interested in doing the Gambler’s Classic?  Need to think about this real quick.  Also, if anyone is interested in being a board member, speak up and let someone know.

Betsy Slauson/Membership – We have 123 members and one new member, Boyd Smith.

Carl Lange /Treasurer Report– Carl presented the monthly report.  February was a light month as far as activity goes.

John Silliman/Sergeant At Arms – Collected for no name badges.

Virgil Miller/Webmaster – Advised the members that the website has been updated with all the upcoming events.

Adrian Medina/Newsletter – Posts events and pictures on Facebook and Flickr.

Calendar of Events/Bob Vella – Current list of activities is posted on the website.  Roger and Lillian Buckles are doing a Cayucos Run on 3/23/2019 and Betsy Slauson is hosting a chili cookoff (people choice) on 5/18/2019.  The Corvette Owner’s Breakfast on the 3rd Wednesday of the month has been moved from Panera/California Ave to the River Lakes Clubhouse.

Refreshments/Raffle – Check the sign-up sheet if you need a reminder as to when you are supposed to bring your items.

Robert Villalobos gave an update on the available corvettes at 3-Way Chevrolet.

Veteran’s Charity Car Show 2019 – Virgil Miller advised he is still waiting for approval from the property management company before he moves forward with any solid planning.  A signup sheet for committees passed out to members.

Bob Vella showed a couple of videos of recent events, Valentines at Frugatti’s and the Reagan Library.  He also reiterated that if we are going to do the Gambler’s Classic, we need interest and volunteers.  If we stick with the prior location, the hotel needs to know by 4/5/19 in order to save it for us.

Meeting adjourned at 7:55 PM.

General Minutes – February 2019

2/12/2019 at Three Way Chevrolet

6:32 P.M.  Meeting called to order

40 members in attendance.

President, Bob Vella thanked our sponsor 3 Way Chevrolet for sponsoring us.

Flag Salute – Led by John Silliman

Birthdays and Anniversaries:  Shared by Bob Vella

Getting To Know You:  Spotlight on Lillian Buckles.

Minutes –Larry Young motioned to approve the minutes as corrected from last month’s meeting.  Denise Hollister made a second.  Motion passed.

It was asked how we can see a copy of the insurance policy.  Jim Walton is the NCCC Business Manager.  It was suggested to look at the Q&A section of the NCCC website and add a link to the NCCC insurance page on our website.

Bob presented a slide on NCCC benefit.

Guests:  Mike and Shaun DeSchutter.  They have a 1981 corvette which they are restoring.

Board of Director Reports

Larry Young/First Vice President – Streets of Bakersfield is coming up March 14-16, 2019.  We have 12 positions paid for.  Larry and crew will be doing the street numbering.  He reminded everyone that the Corvettes of Bakersfield donated $2,000 in 2017 and $3,800 in 2018 to Honor Flight and this year Wounded Heroes will be our beneficiary.

Also, Concours de’ Brunch will be held on 3/10/2019 at 1:00pm at the Truxtun Craft Bar & Grill.  There will be corvette judging, hoods up.

Dick Compton/Second Vice President – Encouraged everyone to participate.

Betsy Slauson/Membership – We have 124 members.

Treasurer Report – The account total balance is $19,979

John Silliman/Sergeant At Arms – Collected for no name badges.

Virgil Miller/Webmaster – Advised the members that the website has been updated with all the upcoming events.

Adrian Medina/Newsletter – Currently, most of the club’s activities can be seen via Facebook.

Danny Ellison/Events – Calendar of Events was recently sent out and can be found on the website.  It you have any new ideas for Valentine’s Day 2020, email Danny.  COB Breakfast will be on Wednesday 2/20/2019 7:30-9:30am at Panera on California Av.   The Ronald Reagan Library Run is coming up on 2/23/2019.  We will leave the Chevron Station at 99/Taft Hwy at 7:45am and caravan down to Simi Valley via Hwy 99.

New Business

Bob Vellaadvised the Board of Directors voted that effective 6/30/2019 the Membership Dues will change.  New members will be $75/couple and $65/individual.  Renewals will be $65/couple and $55/individual.  All of these include NCCC insurance.

Jack Atkinson presented ideas for additional runs.

          April – Poppy Run to Parkfield via Harris Ranch with lunch at the Parkfield Café.

          395 Run – would be an overnighter

          Death Valley Run

          Barrett Jackson in 2020 (1/11/2020)

There was discussion about making the membership list available online.  It was also brought up that there needs to be respect to/for those that don’t want their information out there. The board will address this and try to make something work.

Virgil Miller advised that there has been a possible change in venue for the local car show for veteran charities.  Chuy’s on Rosedale Hwy has shown an interest.  More information to follow.

Meeting adjourned at 8:05 PM.

General Minutes – January 2019

1/8/2019 at Three Way Chevrolet

6:37 P.M.  Meeting called to order

36 members in attendance.

Danny Ellison will be taking over as Event Coordinator with the resignation of Greg Brott.

Getting To Know You:  postponed this month.

Thank you to our sponsor Three Way Chevrolet

Virgil and Kim Miller were absent due to a family death.

Flag Salute – Led by John Silliman

Guests:  Larry Swan, retired, 2017 C7 owner

Birthdays and Anniversaries:  Shared by Bob Vella

Minutes – Trudy Frye motioned to approve the minutes from last month’s meeting.  Larry Young made a second.  Motion passed.

Board of Director Reports

Bob Vella/President – Welcome!  We have a big year ahead of us.  On 1/27/2019 there will be a planning meeting at 1:00pm

Larry Young/First Vice President – Corvette Magazine free and Sports Car Magazine.

Dick Compton/Second Vice President – Encouraged attendance at the planning meeting on 1/27/2019.  There won’t be a Gambler’s Classic this year.  Looking at sponsoring a local car show, possibly on 11/9/2019.

Treasurer Report – General Account approximately $20,151.00 in November and $19,979.00 in December.  Due to the 501(c)3 status, we have a separate account for charitable funds.  Raffle funds go to this.  Henry asked if we are keeping both accounts.  Bob advised YES.  The 501(c)7 account will be for operating costs and membership expenses.  The 501(c)3 account will be for events and the profits will go to charity.

John Silliman/Sergeant At Arms – Collected $1 for not wearing a name badge.  Provided a sign up sheet for monthly snacks and raffle prizes for 2019.  John also reminded everyone of the need to sign in each month for meetings and at each membership run.  Parking clarification was provided for the monthly meetings.

Adrian Medina – Advised there is a gas leak odor in the 2008 Corvette – C6 2007-2013 fuel pump problem.  Also made a car insurance recommendation – Leland West.

Danny Ellison/Events Coordinator – Danny Ellison has emailed a flyer regarding upcoming events.  Planning meeting/brunch on 1/27 at Tony Firehouse Pizza.  Upcoming fund raisers – Gambler’s Classic –  need at least 40 volunteers, $30,000 up front cost, several pre-runs, location other than Laughlin??  Panera Bread Breakfast, California Ave. on 2/20/2019.  Valentines Dinner will be on 2/14/2019 6:00pm at Frugatti’s $27.99 per person + tax and tip.    Room for 40 people only.  Family style dinner will consist of pasta, steak, chicken and potatoes. Parking is limited.

Greg Brott – Cruizin 4 Charity – 3rd Annual Streets of Bakersfield, March 14-16 Thurs-Sat.  Event net last year was $24,000.  Wounded Heroes of Kern County is the charity.  Parking committee is needed.  There are 225 entries already, maybe 325-375 potential entries.  $75 Entry Fee.  Meet and Greet will be at the Chrystal Palace on Thursday, Salty’s BBQ and Catering on Friday and Show-n-Shine on Saturday, Cruise Chester Avenue afterwards.

New Business – Bob said the without doing Gambler’s Classic Car Show, there is a proposal to do a parking lot show on 11/9/2019, Vettes for Vets.  Could possibly net $10,000  by selling sponsorships.  Trudy Frye asked about locking in this event with the council, and it conflicting with other events.

2018 Year In Review – Danny’s presentation.

Questions?  Comments?  NCCC Insurance benefits – $5million coverage and $15/year renewal.

Christmas video reminder about Toys 4 Tots.  Idea/suggestion brought up about having the Christmas Party at the Stockdale Country Club.  After discussion and vote, the Christmas Party will be at Brighton Park again next year.

Minutes taken by Lillian Buckles (thank you!) and transcribed by Kim Miller.

General Minutes – November 2018

Corvettes of Bakersfield, Inc.

General Meeting

11/13/2018 at Three Way Chevrolet

6:36 P.M.  Meeting called to order

32 members in attendance.

Flag Salute – Led by Danny Ellison

Guests:  None

Birthdays and Anniversaries:  Shared by Bob Vella

Special Guest – Three-Way Chevrolet sponsor representative and COB member, Robert Villanueva gave an update on corvettes in stock and some definitions of corvette options. You can find current corvette inventory through the COB website.  https://corvettesofbakersfield.org/about/our-sponsors/

Getting To Know You:  Spotlight on Dave Kielty

Minutes – Larry Young motioned to approve the minutes from last month’s meeting.  Liz Zaninovich made a second.  Motion passed.

Board of Director Reports

Bob Vella/President – No Board Meeting or General Meeting in December. January Board moved to January 3rd, 2019. John Silliman is now Sergeant at Arms.

Larry Young/First Vice President – Happy for good turnouts at recent events.

Treasurer Report – Shown on PowerPoint.  General Account $16,368.83. Events Account $6,196.13. Total $22,564.96. Will prepare budgets for future events as they occur.

Events – Danny Ellison will take over the position of events coordinator. Bob showed videos made by Greg Brott of Trunk or Treats, Brunch of Corvettes at KC Steakhouse, and Veterans Parade. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_QwvXSykfONMjF-DaODpCQ

COB Breakfast November 21st at Panera on California Ave at 7:30 AM. Kern River Valley Christmas Parade needs cars. Contact COB member Ray Thurm.

Christmas Parade – A drawing for Christmas parade corvettes was done and the following cars were selected: C1-Virgil & Kim Miller, C2-Terri Romanoff, C4- Annie Bailey, C5- Michael Rowe, C6- Dale & Trudy Frye, C7- Bob Vella, Mark Pucilowski, Greg Brott, Dave Kielty, Tom Jones, and Robert Villanueva. We may need to provide more cars for parade dignitaries. Virgil Miller volunteered to give Grand Marshall, Kevin Harvick a ride.

Christmas Party – Since the homeless shelter did not participate in our donation offer the COB board voted to use the money to reduce the price of the Christmas Party by further supplementing the cost. The room erupted in applause. Linda McNitt is donating the liquor for the Christmas party. Thank you, Linda! It was suggested that we sell drink tickets, rather than have the bartender collect money. The professional bartender will be volunteering his time, so please tip generously. We will be collecting toys at the party for the Toys for Tots. Bring a new unwrapped toy. Also, don’t forget to bring a gift for the fun gift exchange. https://corvettesofbakersfield.org/events/

Toy Run – December 9th, 2018 (Optional) Beach Park to Fairgrounds.

2019 Events – Danny Ellison presented the ideas he sent to everyone in an email for everyone to review. He is looking for suggestions and volunteers to run those events. Danny also apologized for exposing member’s emails, but now knows how to do it correctly. The club planning meeting is scheduled for February 3rd, 2019 at Tony’s Firehouse at 2:00 PM.

501(c)3 status – Carl and Bob met with Zelma.  The Federal process is done. The State paperwork has been filed. We should be completely done by January. The board has spent about $2,000.00 which includes all the fees and a required four-hour training course for the board members.

Dale & Trudy Frye/Bakersfield Car Council – If we have dates for our possible car show they should be submitted as soon as we can, so they get on the council calendar, which protects the date from other local clubs.

Meeting adjourned at 7:48 PM.

Minutes provided by Virgil Miller

General Minutes – October 2018

Corvettes of Bakersfield, Inc.

General Meeting

 

10/9/2018 at Three Way Chevrolet

 

6:37 P.M.  Meeting called to order

39 members in attendance.

 

Flag Salute led by Greg Brott

Guests:  None

Birthdays and Anniversaries:  Shared by Bob Vella

Getting To Know You:  Spotlight on Trudy Frye

 

Minutes – Trudy Frye motioned to approve the minutes from last month’s meeting.  Denise Hollister made a second.  Motion passed.

 

Board of Director Reports

Dick Compton/Second Vice President – Encouraged participation in upcoming events.

 

Treasurer Report – Shown on PowerPoint.  $10,000 will be given away on Saturday at the Charity Luncheon at the Gallego’s home.  They need four members to help set up.  It is requested that all COB members show up a little early.

 

Betsy Slauson/Membership – There were 119 members that renewed, 32 didn’t and there were 18 new members that joined the club.  One member passed away.  The club has a lot of new decals available at $1.00 each.

 

Greg Brott/Events

Fun Run/Visalia  Twelve corvettes participated. Greg showed a video.

Wine Run/Paso Robles  Event is this weekend. Wishing those who are going a good time.

Christmas Parade We are submitted for 10 cars

Trunk or Treats  At Chuy’s on Rosedale Hwy on 10/25/2018.  Everyone is welcome

Brunch of Corvettes  KC Steakhouse on 10/28/2018

2019 National Caravan  A link will be put on the COB website

Veteran’s Day  Parade  11/12/2018   no updates

 

Bob Vella/President – President’s run has been postponed.  Contemplating replacing with a Beer Tasting and Pub Crawl in Bakersfield.  There was a lot of interest from the meeting attendees.

 

501(c)3 status – Carl and Bob met with Zelma.  The process is moving ahead and looking good.

 

Dale & Trudy Frye/Bakersfield Car Council – Their Super Cruz is the same weekend as Streets of Bakersfield.  Advised members not to get confused when they see/hear advertising.  There are two separate shows.  Toys For Tots are soliciting to help groups.  There is a new gal running it.  It was suggested to have Toys For Tots and a Marine at our club Christmas Party.

 

Greg Brott announced his resignation from the Board of Directors as of 12/31/2018.

 

January Planning Meeting – 2/3/2019 at Tony’s Pizza

 

COB Christmas Party  – 12/8/2018 at the Brighton Park Clubhouse  $35/person

 

501(c)3 – With this new status, it was proposed that we create a new board position,  Member At Large.  The purpose of this member would be to go out to other events/mixers and spread the word of Corvettes of Bakersfield, get our name out there.  If interested, contact Bob.

 

Ceramic Coating – Drawing will be done at the Charity Luncheon on 10/13/2018.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:47 PM.