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Corvettes of Bakersfield, Inc.

General Meeting

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

Meeting Adjourned at 8:05 pm