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Corvettes of Bakersfield, Inc.

General Meeting

5/14/2019 at Three Way Chevrolet

6:39 P.M.  Meeting called to order

36 members in attendance.

President, Bob Vella –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. 

Birthdays and Anniversaries:  Shared by Bob Vella

Getting To Know You:  Mark Newton

Minutes – Tim Garcia motioned to approve the minutes from last month’s meeting.  Adrian Medina made a second.  Motion passed.

Larry Young/First Vice President  – Nominating committee has completed the ballots.  There are two running for president and only one running for vice-president.  The Public Relations and Events Coordinator positions need to be filled.  Larry will not be here next month due to prior plans.

Betsy Slauson/Membership – We have added four new members bringing the total to 129 members.  Membership renewals, at $75, are scheduled to go out.

Carl Lange /Treasurer Report– Carl presented the monthly report indicating $17,223.62 total funds in the accounts.

John Silliman/Sergeant At Arms – Collected for no name badges and reminded everyone to sign the attendance log. 

Virgil Miller/Webmaster – A classified section has been added to the website.

Adrian Medina/Newsletter – The newsletter has transformed to a blog on the website.  Encouraged everyone to view it.

Danny Ellison/Events –  The Chili Cook-off on 5/18/2019 has been cancelled along with the Santa Paula run on 6/2/2019.  Danny advised that $871 has been raised to offset the members’ price of the annual Christmas Party.  Michael Rouw gave Carl an additional $500, raised at the McNally’s event, to go towards the Christmas Party fund.

Brunch of Corvettes at Seven Oaks Country Club will be on 5/26/2019. We received permission to have six of our vehicles displayed on the grass at the event.  The Millers (C1), Terry Romanoff (C2), Annie Bailey (C4), Roger Buckels (C5), Ron Burrow (C6) and Dale Frye (C7) need to be there by 1:30 to get their vehicles in place.

On the first Thursday of each month during the summer, Chuy’s will be hosting a cruise-in for car club members.  We encourage everyone to attend.  Additionally, the Corvette Owner’s Breakfast at the Links at Riverlakes Ranch will be tomorrow, 5/15/2019, and the Summer Solstice at the Habit Burger Grill on Calloway Dr. on 6/21/2019.

Danny has created a My Corvette – Members Only page on Facebook. Contact him if you are interested in more information.

On 6/8/19, there will be a car show at Chuys put on by Larry Thomas.  This is information only but would encourage attendance.  Also, The Firehouse on Calloway Dr. will be hosting a car club gathering on Friday nights from 6:00-10:00.  The first one will be on 5/17/2019.  More options for more fun!

Veterans Charity Car Show – Virgil Miller reminded us we need sponsors for the car show, please send him any leads. California Pinups & Patriots will be handling the 50/50 raffle and will have a Little Miss Corvette contest. The Olive Drab Drivers will help with parking in exchange for entry fees.

New Business/Bob Vella – Bakersfield Car Club Council has dropped the Corvettes of Bakersfield.  Bob presented synopsis of his meeting with the Council.  Virgil motioned that COB withdraw, formally, from the BCCC.  Mark Newton made a second.  There was discussion.  BCCC kicked us out, we accept.  All in favor, no opposition.

Gambler’s Classic – The Riverside Hotel contacted Bob regarding the event and asked if we still wanted the reserved dates.  Bob asked those in attendance if anyone was interested in pursuing this.  No hands.  Bob will notify the Riverside Hotel of our decision to decline.

Next month’s refreshments will be handled by Dale Frye and the Brotts will handle the prizes.

Carl advised we have 12 spots reserved for next year’s Streets of Bakersfield.  Ten are still open.  Contact Carl if you are interested.

Ceramic coating drawing will be held at the Christmas Party.  The Wine Run, handled by Tony Ennis, will be on 9/28/2019.

Meeting adjourned at 8:28 PM

Minutes provided by club secretary, Kim Miller