Corvettes of Bakersfield, Inc.

General Meeting


10/9/2018 at Three Way Chevrolet


6:37 P.M.  Meeting called to order

39 members in attendance.


Flag Salute led by Greg Brott

Guests:  None

Birthdays and Anniversaries:  Shared by Bob Vella

Getting To Know You:  Spotlight on Trudy Frye


Minutes – Trudy Frye motioned to approve the minutes from last month’s meeting.  Denise Hollister made a second.  Motion passed.


Board of Director Reports

Dick Compton/Second Vice President – Encouraged participation in upcoming events.


Treasurer Report – Shown on PowerPoint.  $10,000 will be given away on Saturday at the Charity Luncheon at the Gallego’s home.  They need four members to help set up.  It is requested that all COB members show up a little early.


Betsy Slauson/Membership – There were 119 members that renewed, 32 didn’t and there were 18 new members that joined the club.  One member passed away.  The club has a lot of new decals available at $1.00 each.


Greg Brott/Events

Fun Run/Visalia  Twelve corvettes participated. Greg showed a video.

Wine Run/Paso Robles  Event is this weekend. Wishing those who are going a good time.

Christmas Parade We are submitted for 10 cars

Trunk or Treats  At Chuy’s on Rosedale Hwy on 10/25/2018.  Everyone is welcome

Brunch of Corvettes  KC Steakhouse on 10/28/2018

2019 National Caravan  A link will be put on the COB website

Veteran’s Day  Parade  11/12/2018   no updates


Bob Vella/President – President’s run has been postponed.  Contemplating replacing with a Beer Tasting and Pub Crawl in Bakersfield.  There was a lot of interest from the meeting attendees.


501(c)3 status – Carl and Bob met with Zelma.  The process is moving ahead and looking good.


Dale & Trudy Frye/Bakersfield Car Council – Their Super Cruz is the same weekend as Streets of Bakersfield.  Advised members not to get confused when they see/hear advertising.  There are two separate shows.  Toys For Tots are soliciting to help groups.  There is a new gal running it.  It was suggested to have Toys For Tots and a Marine at our club Christmas Party.


Greg Brott announced his resignation from the Board of Directors as of 12/31/2018.


January Planning Meeting – 2/3/2019 at Tony’s Pizza


COB Christmas Party  – 12/8/2018 at the Brighton Park Clubhouse  $35/person


501(c)3 – With this new status, it was proposed that we create a new board position,  Member At Large.  The purpose of this member would be to go out to other events/mixers and spread the word of Corvettes of Bakersfield, get our name out there.  If interested, contact Bob.


Ceramic Coating – Drawing will be done at the Charity Luncheon on 10/13/2018.


Meeting adjourned at 7:47 PM.