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Corvettes of Bakersfield, Inc.

General Meeting

8/13/2019 at Three Way Chevrolet

40 members in attendance. 

6:32 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 Dave Kielty.

New Members: Larry Young welcomed Eric “Skip” Schipper.  He has a gray with blue 2017 Grand Sport and has been to three events with the club.  Also welcomed Ken Stewart, a retired fireman with a gray 2019 corvette.

Birthdays and Anniversaries:  Acknowledged by Larry Young.

Prizes & Refreshments:  Dale Frye brought raffle prizes and Annie Bailey provided the refreshments.

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

Larry Young/President:  Got a little more clarity regarding the NCCC vs WSCC and what has to be sent to the NCCC regarding our events.  NCCC needs to receive notification of competitive events, in writing.  We do not have to send notification of our small runs to them.

Thanks to Yolanda Atkinson for arranging for our club members to be able attend the Official Corvette C8 Reveal.

Bill Dean/Vice President:  Kevin Fennell, a friend associated with the boat races, shared that on Oct. 5, 2019 the Nostalgic Car Show will be held out at Lake Ming.  It was suggested that we get some of our cars to attend and promote our November car show.  There will be boat drags out there too.  Cost is $30.  Suggested that we all get together and drive in together.

Betsy Slauson/Membership: Most of our members have renews, but there are still a few stragglers.

Carl Lange/Treasurer Report: We have $20,406.93 in both accounts.

Dave Kielty/Sergeant At Arms: Collected for no name badges.  Also advised that Streets of Bakersfield is moving along.  There will be no motorcycle spots this year.

Virgil Miller/Webmaster: A PDF of the monthly minutes can now be found on the website.  This was added for those that wanted to able to print the minutes in a clean format.  A Mailchimp account was opened in the club’s name and is being used to send out the minutes.

Adrian Medina/Social Media:  Reminded everyone about our Facebook page.

Liz Zaninovich/Public Relations:  Nothing to report.

Danny Ellison/Events:  Greenhorn Run – we made $125 on the raffle.  We now have $1,371 to go towards the Christmas Party.  Reminder that our next monthly Corvette Owners’ Breakfast is at Riverlakes Club House on 8/21/2019 from 8:00-10:00am. The next gathering at the Firehouse Grill will probably be cancelled due to the heat. Don’t forget we meet at Chuy’s on the first Thursday of the month.  Rootbeer floats are a must at these gatherings.

The calendar has already been made up for next year.  If you want to do an event, contact Danny.  Our Memorial Day weekend brunch is scheduled for 5/24/2020.  Danny would like to find a different location (from the Seven Oaks Country Club).  Any ideas?

The annual Summer Solstice event is scheduled for 6/20/2020.  We need a location and someone to set it up. 

Brunch of Corvettes is slated for 10/20/2019.  Need someone to step up and make plans.

Annual Wine Run – September 28, 2019. Due to heavy construction going on at the interchange of Hwy 46 and I-5, we will meet at Blackwell’s Corner.  An alternate route to Blackwell’s Corner is to take Hwy 58 to Hwy 33 and then north to Hwy 46.  We will have access to the restrooms. Check-in is at 8:15 am and the driver’s meeting at 8:35 am in the parking lot on the west side. We are on the road at 8:50 am.  The third winery has changed due to an increase in the tasting price ($35).  The new drive plan has been posted on the website.

John Silliman – Camarillo Outlets Run is scheduled for 8/17/2019.  Meet at 7:30 am at The Park at Riverwalk.  We will leave at 8:00 am.  There will be a stop at the Pistachio Company on Highway 33.  Lunch will be at Aloha Steakhouse in Ventura.  After lunch, we will take Highway 101 to the Camarillo Outlets.  Everyone is on their own from there.

Carl Lange – on 9/14/2019, Brookdale Assisted Living is having a car show to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

Annie Bailey had a correction to the July minutes.  She will assist with the donations for the goody bags, NOT get the donations.

New Business

Larry Young proposed that the club join the National Corvette Museum.  The cost is $250 for the first year and then $150 for each year after that.  Carl Lange made the motion that Corvettes of Bakersfield join the National Corvette Museum.  Betsy Slauson  seconded the motion. 

There was discussion.  When asked about the benefits of membership, Larry said we could promote our events in their magazine for free.  This would enhance the club’s visibility.  Upon voting for the motion, 5 members opposed.  Motion passed.

Vettes 4 Vets Car Show –  Virgil is still trying to come up with a location for a committee meeting to include representatives from the groups we will be donating to.  Tom Jones suggested we contact Robert Villanueva from Three Way to see if can use this room.

Next month Tony Sparano is scheduled to bring snacks and Brad Hayden is signed up to bring raffle prizes.

Video of the Greenhorn Run was shown.

7:50 PM  Meeting adjourned.