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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 Three-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.