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Corvettes of Bakersfield, Inc.

General Meeting

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