General Meeting – March 2020

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General Meeting

3/10/2020 at Round Table Pizza (White Ln/Gosford Rd)

36 members in attendance. 

6:30 P.M.  Meeting called to order by President Larry Young.  Larry welcomed everyone  and thanked our sponsor, Three Way Chevrolet, for their support.

Flag Salute: Led by Dave Kielty.

Guests: Tony Castiglione from Streets of Bakersfield.

Birthdays and Anniversaries:  March birthdays and anniversaries were acknowledged by Larry Young.  Ten Things Known For March.

Raffle Prizes:  Tonight’s raffle prizes were contributed by Betsy Slauson.

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

Larry Young/President: CHIP $202.  Keers V8 Mode.     Streets of Bakersfield – is the team sufficient?  Dave Kielty said Adrian can’t help.  Virgil Miller, David Kielty, Steve Taylor, Mitch Townsend, Annie Bailey, Steve Dallons and Mark Pucilowski will meet at Tina Marie’s between 8:30 and 9:00AM.  Need chalk.  Tony Castiglione discussed parking and cruise direction. will be held next month.  The club bought twelve car slots and only nine have been taken (Dallons, Frye, Medina, Townsend, Sparano, Taylor, Burrow, McNitt and Bailey).  Contact Carl Lange if you are interested.

Bill Dean/Vice President:   Nominations are open for officers and Board of Directors.  Voting will be next month, per Larry.

Guest:  Tony Castiglione with Streets of Bakersfield – Cruising for Charity.  Going on 4th year with the event.  This year it will be a 4-day event, 3/18-3/21/2020.  He explained the parking for the event and the event schedule.

Kim Miller/Secretary:   Not present.

Betsy Slauson/Membership:  We have three new members, for 115 total.

Carl Lange/Treasurer report – We have $16,243.31.  The 501(c)3 account has been established and funded.

Virgil Miller/Website:  Not present.

Social Media/Adrian Medina:  Nothing to report.  Larry would like to see a quarterly report (newsletter).

Sergeant At Arms/David Kielty:  Checked for name tags.

Public Relations/Liz Zaninovich:  Gamblers Classic approved by members, 24 to 12.

Danny Ellison/EventsThe Poker Run brought in $152 on the 50/50 to go towards the Christmas Fund.  On 3/28/2020 we will be going to the Loading Chute.  Please sign on if you plan on going.  Are there any volunteers to head up the brunch on 5/24/2020 (Memorial Day Weekend)?

New Business:  Larry Young is having an angiogram tomorrow.  No new business.

Next month’s raffle prize will be brought by Mark Pucilowski and snacks belong to Larry and Penny Young..

Dale Frye recently visited the Pyrenees Café on Sumner St.  The food was great and suggested it might be an idea for a change for the Corvette Owners Breakfast.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:55 pm

General Meeting – February 2020

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2/11/2020 at Round Table Pizza (White Ln/Gosford Rd)

47 members in attendance. 

6:33 P.M.  Meeting called to order by President Larry Young.  Larry welcomed everyone  and thanked our sponsor, Three Way Chevrolet, for their support.

Flag Salute: Led by Dave Kielty.

Guests: Tony Castiglione from Streets of Bakersfield and Bob Hurston.

Birthdays and Anniversaries:  February birthdays and anniversaries were acknowledged by Larry Young.

Raffle Prizes:  Tonights raffle prizes were contributed by Diane Wallace, Donnie Hansen, Larry Young, Linda McNitt and Carl Lange.

Minutes:  Kathy Gallego motioned to approve the minutes from last month’s meeting.  Denise Hollister made a second.  Motion passed.

Larry Young/President:  Streets of Bakersfield will be held next month.  Sign up sheet for committee is being passed around.  The COB storage shed was recently cleaned out.  Thanks to those that helped.  We are going to extend the deadline for submitting logo ideas.  The 2020 Christmas Party will be held at the Crest Bar and Grill on 12/12/2020.  More information will follow as the date draws near.  Letter was sent out regarding nominations for board of directors.  The nominating committee is comprised of Bill Dean, Larry Young and Danny Ellison.  Nominations will be taken through the April general meeting.  Nominations will be announced at the May meeting and voting will occur at the June meeting.  Linda McNitt has again accepted the position of NCCC Governor.  The next quarterly meeting is the second weekend in May in Ventura.  Attendance is encouraged if you want to see what the NCCC is about.

Bill Dean/Vice President:   An email was sent out to members about the upcoming board election along with a description of each position.  He encouraged members to make nominations.  Thank you to Kathy Gallego for the new member roster she created.  If anyone has logo ideas, please submit the design directly to Bill.

Guest:  Tony Castiglione with Streets of Bakersfield – Cruising for Charity.  Going on 4th year with the event.  This year it will be a 4-day event, 3/18-3/21/2020.  He explained the parking for the event and the event schedule.

Kim Miller/Secretary:   Nothing to report.

Betsy Slauson/Membership:  There are currently 114 members.

Carl Lange/Treasurer report – There is $21,137.54 between the accounts.  The final 501(c)3 account will be set up after 2/17/2020 (the financial institution is going through a name change).

Virgil Miller/Website:  Under the About Us tab, a new historical article about the club and the logos that have been submitted have been posted.  Under the Events tab, information about the Streets of Bakersfield can be found.

Social Media/Adrian Medina:  Encouraged posting on the Corvettes of Bakersfield Facebook page and sharing on My Corvette page so outsiders can see activities too.

Sergeant At Arms/David Kielty:  Nothing new.

Public Relations/Liz Zaninovich:  Nothing to report.

Danny Ellison/EventsValentine’s Day Dinner will be on 2/14/2020 at the Chalet Basque.  Corvette Owners Breakfast will be on 2/19/2020 at The Links at Riverlakes.  Leap Year Day Poker Chip run is on 2/29/2020.  This will be a local run.  So far, there are 21 cars and 38 people signed up.  2020 Wine Run will be on 9/26/2020.  Tony Ennis advised that the first stop will be at Tobin James, followed by lunch at Still Water and the day will end at Castoro.

New Business:  Larry Young, as president, wants to be notified of impromptu runs.  Permission is not needed; he just wants to be notified since it is being done under the umbrella of Corvettes of Bakersfield.  The club has had several inquiries about a future Gamblers Classic.  If anyone is interested in pursuing this venture, please let Larry know.  The Riverside Resort in Laughlin wants us back, per Kathy Gallego.  Larry also shared information he received from another corvette club advising of an event they are having and inviting us to attend.   Visit Pacificcoastcorvetteclub.org for more information on their August event.

Next month’s raffle prize will be brought by Betsy Slauson.

Dale Frye recently visited the Pyrenees Café on Sumner St.  The food was great and suggested it might be an idea for a change for the Corvette Owners Breakfast.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:46 pm

General Meeting – January 2020

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1/14/2020 at Three Way Chevrolet

45 members in attendance. 

6:35 P.M.  Meeting called to order by President Larry Young.  Larry welcomed everyone to 2020 and thanked our sponsor, Three Way Chevrolet, for the meeting room and the monthly financial contribution to the club.

Flag Salute: Led by Dave Kielty.

Guests: Dave and Tommie Mongold, who have a Charcoal 2017 Z51.

Birthdays and Anniversaries:  January birthdays and anniversaries were acknowledged by Larry Young.

Refreshments and Raffle Prizes:  Tonights refreshments were brought by Chris and Liz Espitia, while the raffles prizes were donated by Adrian and Chris Medina.

Minutes:  Kathy Gallego motioned to approve the minutes from last month’s meeting.  Melany Mitchell made a second.  Motion passed.

Larry Young/President:  Larry presented Ken Wiggins a certificate for a ceramic coating.  Ken was the winner of the drawing at the 2019 Christmas Party.

There will be a storage shed clean up on 1/25/2020.  All who want or are willing to help with the process, please show up at Payless Mini Storage, 10202 Rosedale Highway at 10:00 am to clean out the storage unit.

Bill Dean/Vice President:   Readdressed the logo issue and showed some samples of logos that have been submitted.  Bill wants to let the issue ride for another month after which the Board of Directors will look at the submissions and bring them back to the members to vote on.

Kim Miller/Secretary:   Nothing to report.

Betsy Slauson/Membership:  Ken and Terry Wiggins are our most recent new members.

Treasurer report – Carl Lange was not here.  Larry Young reported that the club has $25,349.99.  The board approved for Carl to open another checking account for 501(c)3 moneys only

Virgil Miller/Website:  The website is running smoothly.  A non-member asked to have a post made for a corvette for sale.

Social Media/Adrian Medina:  Would like to have members post on the FaceBook page, My Corvette.

Sergeant At Arms/David Kielty:  Streets of Bakersfield will be held March 18-22, 2020.  They have some new events planned over the five days.  Schedule of events will be posted on their website.

Public Relations/Liz Zaninovich:  Chris Espitia is looking into a beer run at the Firestone Walker Brewing Company in San Luis Obispo.

Danny Ellison/EventsBreakfast at Riverlakes next Wednesday.  Bill Dean is looking to play golf after breakfast.  Anyone interested in joining in, contact Bill.  From Ed Combs, the 2020 Hagerty Car Show in Fontana is on 2/8/2020.  Leap Year Day Poker Chip Run is on 2/29/2020.  This will be a local run and the sign-up sheet is being passed around.  Valentine’s Day Dinner will be on 2/14/2020 at the Chalet Basque.  Sign-up sheet is going around.

New Business:  Larry Young advised the 2020 Corvette Buyers Guide is an interesting read and suggested it to those that are interested.  Linda McNitt resigned as NCCC Governor.  Greg Brott advised what the responsibilities for the position are and said he will assist whoever takes over.  Kathy Gallego and others requested the members be allowed to consider WSCC (Western States Corvette Council) before we renew our NCCC membership.

Cathy Telese has been checking into available locations and dates for the 2020 Christmas Party.  She said 12/12/and 12/19/2020 are open dates at the Chateau Basque, The Crest and Woolgrowers.  Much more discussion followed regarding parking, seating, menus, etc.  Vote was taken and the Crest won by majority vote.  Cathy will set up for Saturday 12/12/2020 at The Crest.

The 2020 sign-up sheet for Raffle and Refreshments has been filled up.  Thank you!

Cher Silliman would like to have something sent to Jack Atkinson acknowledging his recently diagnosed illness.  Suggestion was made for everyone, individually, to send him a card.  Address is 21708 Quail Springs Rd, Tehachapi, CA  93561 or yojack1@aol.com

Meeting Adjourned at 8:05 pm

General Meeting – November 2019

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11/12/2019 at Three Way Chevrolet

41 members in attendance. 

6:36 P.M.  Meeting called to order by President Larry Young.  Larry thanked our sponsor, Three Way Chevrolet, for the meeting room and the monthly financial contribution to the club.

Member Passing:  Tim Garcia recently passed away.  President Larry Young asked for a moment of silence.  Services for Tim will be on Friday 11/22/2019 at Greenlawn Southwest.  There will be a reception at Chateau Basque on Oak St. following the services.  Members are encouraged to attend.

Flag Salute: Led by Larry Young.

Guests: Steve Taylor and Ed and Linda Combs.

Birthdays and Anniversaries:  November and December birthdays were acknowledged by Larry Young.

Minutes:  Kathy Gallego motioned to approve the minutes from last month’s meeting.  Adrian Medina made a second.  Motion passed.

Event Calendar: 

          4/25/2020  McNally’s being led by Michael Rouw.

          May  Trip to Three Rivers led by Michael Rouw.

          June  Trip to Ponderosa Lodge led by Steve Dallons

Veteran’s Parade:  There was a good showing of members and fun was had by all.

Bill Dean/Vice President:   Would like to see the club come up with a new logo.  With the advent of the new C8, the board of directors would like to see a “timeless” logo.  The membership is being asked to come up with and submit ideas for a logo.  A prize of $100 is being offered to the winner (board members are not eligible to win).  Submit ideas by February and the membership will vote on it afterwards. 

Treasurer report – Carl Lange advised we have $25,996.89 between the two accounts.

Virgil Miller/Website:  The website is running smoothly.  Nothing new to report.

Social Media/Adrian Medina:  Nothing to report.

Public Relations/Liz Zaninovich:  The 1st of May there is a trip to Kingman, AZ.

Danny Ellison/Events:  50/50 collection has been good.  The Harris Ranch Run took in $125 and the Crest Brunch brought in $132.  The total is now at $1,688

Additional upcoming events are 11/20/2019 Corvette Owners Brunch at Riverlakes, 12/8/2019 Bakersfield Toy Run at Beach Park (contact is Adrian Medina), and 12/14/2019 Christmas Party at Brighton Park.

Also, 5/1-5/3/2020 is the Route 66 Fun Run.  Hotel is Best Western Plus King.  Corvettes of Bakersfield has a rate of $362.  Contact is Brittney at (928) 763-6101.

Virgil is proposing a Poker Chip Run on 2/29/2020.  More information to follow.

Liz inquired about the desire to still have a brunch in January at Marie Calendar’s.  It is currently on the calendar for 1/12/2020.  She will follow up on the arrangements.

New Business:  Larry Young advised that the club’s storage shed needs some attention.  He proposes that a crew go and clean the shed up in early February.  Gambler’s Classic is still being asked about.  He would like the membership to think about possibly revisiting the event in 2021.  Just for information, from 11/22-12/1/2019 the Auto Show in Los Angeles will be occurring. A membership list with names, phone numbers, email address and car color and type is being put together to share with club members.  The 2020 Refreshment and Raffle Prize list is being passed around.  Please sign up.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:00 pm

General Meeting – October 2019

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10/8/2019 at Three Way Chevrolet

39 members in attendance. 

6:36 P.M.  Meeting called to order by President Larry Young.  Larry thanked our sponsor, Three Way Chevrolet, for the meeting room and the monthly financial contribution to the club.

Flag Salute: Led by Dave Kielty.

Guests: Lawrence Melendez, past member who, at one time, was the official photographer for COB.  Mr. Melendez has a smoke-colored glass top for sale, $400.00, that fits a 1997-2004.  He can be reached at (661) 675-8033.  Michael Rouw purchased it.

New Members:   Von Schipper and Diane Wallace were in attendance.

Birthdays and Anniversaries:  Acknowledged by Larry Young.

Refreshments and Prizes:  Larry expressed appreciation to the members that brought tonight’s refreshments and prizes.

Minutes:  Denise Hollister motioned to approve the minutes from last month’s meeting.  Tim Garcia made a second.  Motion passed.

Larry Young/President:  Thank you to Tony Ennis and Chevy Garza for a great wine run.  There were more first-timers in attendance than “old-timers”.

Christmas Party will be on 12/14/2019.  This has been confirmed.

Displayed front license plate frame for a C7 – Stop N Show (ticket now, not a fix-it)

Membership – we have 115 current members.

Treasurer report – Larry showed the numbers as Carl is not here.

Bill Dean/Vice President:   Not here.

Kim Miller/Secretary:  Nothing new to report.

Dave Kielty/Sergeant At Arms:  Streets of Bakersfield will have some new “stuff” going on this year.  More to follow.  COB will be doing the street marking.

Liz Zaninovich/Public Relations:  Have been handing out flyers for the car show.  A lot of flack has been received on the cost of the show entry fee.

Danny Ellison/Events:  Ventura Fun Run – $60 was collected in the raffle, making for a total of $1,431.00.  Events are posted and emailed on the first of the month.  There will NOT be a January events planning meeting in 2020.  The 2020 Events Calendar is out.  The last Saturday of each month has been left open for “fun runs”.  If you are interested in planning one, contact Danny.

4/25/2020  McNally’s – Michael Rouw

5/30/2020  3 Rivers – Michael Rouw

6/27/2020  Ponderosa Lodge – Steve Dallons

Corvette Owners’ Breakfast at Riverlakes on Wednesday 10/16/2019

Three Way Chevrolet Car Show on Saturday 10/19/2019

Brunch of Corvettes at the Crest on Sunday 10/20/2019.  There will be a special menu for the event.

Firehouse Rosedale Station is having a Trunk or Treat on 10/25/2019

Chuys will be hosting a Trunk or Treat on 10/31/2019.

Christmas Party at Brighton Park on 12/14/2019 6:00-10:00 pm  $25/person

Harris Ranch Round Up on 10/12/2019 led by John Silliman.  Promo video shown.

Car Show:  Virgil showed a PSA for the event.  After discussion, members voted to cancel the show.  Virgil will make notifications and return donations that have been received.  ($500 Kern Schools, $250 Fastrip, $300 Stone Chevrolet, large screen TV from Banducci’s Pumpkin Patch).  Virgil suggested, for the future, maybe we can look at a “Gambler’s Classic” style event at the new Hard Rock at I-5/99 after it is established.

Passage:  Last week, services for COB member Steve Mathias were held.  Stacy, Steve’s partner, donated $100 to COB.

Christmas Parade – Tom Jones expressed concern about COB no participating in the Christmas Parade.  Our participation is a show of community support.

Veteran’s Day Parade –  Tony Ennis advised there are only 18 members left in the MOAA and of that only five are ambulatory.  Tony suggested we contact the American Legion.  Larry volunteered to go with him

Next month – Next month Kathy and Henry Gallego are signed up for snacks and Donna and Danny Ellison have prizes for the raffle.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:45pm

General Meeting – September 2019

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General Meeting

9/10/2019 at Three-Way Chevrolet

37 members in attendance. 

6:37 P.M.  Meeting called to order by President Larry Young.  Thanks to our sponsor, Three-Way Chevrolet, for the meeting room and the monthly financial contribution to the club.

Flag Salute: Led by Adrian Medina.

Guests: None

Birthdays and Anniversaries:  Acknowledged by Larry Young.

Refreshments and Prizes:  Tony Sparano provided the cookies and Brad Hayden and Michael Rouw brought the gifts to be given away.

The Ellisons were not here as Donna’s mother is gravely ill.  Dick Compton called Larry and said his wife, Barbara, is not doing well and it may be a while before he is able to return to club activities.  Larry requested we keep both these families in our thoughts.

Larry Young, being a car man, shared the most recent car hype in a car magazine and encouraged the rest of us to look into it.  Fifty-three years after the 1966 24 Hours of Lemans endurance race between Ford and Ferrari, a new high-speed biographical drama that depicts this duel is being released, Lemans 66.   

Minutes:  Carl Lange motioned to approve the minutes from last month’s meeting.  Denise Hollister made a second.  Motion passed.

Larry Young/President:  Larry reminded everyone of the Wine Run and Vettes For Vets Car Show.  Full participation by members is needed/encouraged.

Bill Dean/Vice President:   Not here.

Kim Miller/Secretary:  Nothing new to report.

Betsy Slauson/Membership:  New membership cards are here.  Please pick yours up.

Carl Lange/Treasurer:  We have $23,559.27 between the two accounts.

Sergeant At Arms:  Dave was not here, so John Silliman collected for “no name badges”.

Virgil Miller/Webmaster:  The website has been updated with the latest offerings.  Please check it out.

Adrian Medina/Social Media:  The blog is up to date.  Jack and Yolanda Atkinson took a corvette trip to Nova Scotia.  Don and Jeanne Allen recently returned from the Corvette festivities in Bowling Green.  Hope to be able to share pictures and details from both these trips soon.

Liz Zaninovich/Public Relations:  Stockdale High School NHS is lined up to help with the car show.  Permission slips will be given to the students to be returned with parent’s signature.

Danny Ellison/Events:  Not here.  Larry received, and shared, a thank you certificate from Toys for Tots for our participation in their cause last Christmas.

Larry also reminded members of the Corvette Owners Breakfast the 3rd Wednesday of the month and Firehouse Friday Nite Graffiti on the last Friday of the month.  More information can be found on our website.

Annual Wine Run – Twenty-nine have paid.  We need 32 to break even.  Please consider the trip and sign up soon.

Vettes For Vets Car Show –  Virgil gave out flyers for the car show to be passed out at other car shows within the community this next month.  He also provided an agenda for the Vettes 4 Vets car show so that members know what to expect at the event on 11/9/2019.

Christmas Parade – Do we want to participate this year?  The Board of Director weren’t really enthusiastic.  How about the General Membership?  The response was NO.  How about the

Veteran’s Day Parade –  There is a MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) meeting next week.  Tony will provide more  information as it becomes available.

“Breakdown Shakedown”  Larry is offering to host a morning at his shop on 9/21/2019 8:00am-noonish for members to bring by their corvettes and check them out for any services.  Half a dozen members showed interest.  Larry will provide coffee and put out more information in the coming days.

NCCC Governor – Greg Brott submitted his resignation.  This position requires attending four meetings a year (out of town).  Larry will attend the upcoming meeting on 9/14/2019, however, he can’t take over these responsibilities.  Linda McNitt volunteered to fill the vacancy for the club.  Larry will talk to her after the 14th and get her up to speed.

Prizes/Gifts – We have three events coming up before the end of the year that are will need prizes and/or gifts donated to them.  Larry reminded the members that those attending the wine run have been asked to provide a prize for the evening raffle.  The Vettes For Vets car show will need numerous prizes for the raffle.  Members are encouraged to reach out to the community for prizes or provide a raffle prize themselves.  Also, a raffle is held each year at the Christmas Party.  Attending members are encouraged to bring a prize. 

Christmas Party – The event will be held on 12/7/2019 at the Brighton Park Club House.  The cost is $25 per person.

Next month – Snacks will be provided by Melanie Mitchell and Bob and Shirley Vella will provide the prizes.

Harris Ranch Run – John Silliman will be leading the way on this run on 10/12/2019.  The planned route is to take Hwy 33 to Blackwell’s Corner, then to Coalinga to see their museum and from there to Harris Ranch.  Afterwards, for those interested, there is the option of going to the casino.  John expressed his appreciation to those who went to Camarillo.  A video of the trip was shown.

General Motors C8 Tour ­– A video of the trip to Merle Stone Chevrolet in Tulare was shown.  Fourteen of our corvettes participated at this event and were pleased with the hospitality.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:35pm