Board Minutes – January 2019

Corvettes of Bakersfield, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting

January 3, 2019 at Lorene’s Downtown

Meeting called to order 6:00 PM

Present: Bob Vella, Larry Young, Dick Compton, Carl Lange III, Danny Ellison, Don & Betsy Slauson, John Silliman, Virgil Miller, Adrian Medina

Absent: Kim Miller

Membership Dues: Danny Ellison suggested the Board consider lower the membership dues in order to retain more members. Danny provided the board with a written suggestion for review. The subject was tabled until the next meeting for a final vote.  As per our by-laws, it would need to change before the March meeting.

Planning Meeting: The annual planning meeting has been scheduled at Tony’s Firehouse on January 27, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Danny has formed a committee of five couples to generate ideas for the club members to vote on for this coming year’s activities. Virgil Miller suggested we consider putting on a car show to raise money. It would be themed for Veterans and held the Saturday before Veterans Day.

Sign Up Sheet: Betsy Slauson provided new signup sheets for the general meetings.

Raffle Table: Bob Vella suggested we have a couple of regular volunteers to man the guest table for the meetings. John Silliman and his wife, Cher have been doing it until his new promotion to Sergeant at Arms. We will ask for volunteers at the next general meeting.

General Membership Meeting: John Silliman suggested the following: During the general meetings that we add a slide to the presentation to show the signup list for snacks and raffle prizes. That we publicly thank the people who bring the snacks and prizes. He suggested we have a break during the meeting to sell more raffle tickets and provide time to get a snack.

New Member Packages: John Silliman suggested we revisit our new member packages and update them.

Website: John Silliman suggested we update the parking instructions for the general meeting. He also suggested we add downloadable forms for event sign ups, for event liability, and event sign ups.

Social Media: The club needs to get its own Flickr, YouTube, and other various account so they are no longer in Greg Brott’s name.

Treasurer’s Report: Carl Lange III submitted the treasurer’s report via email to the board.

Board Minutes: Betsy Slauson made a motion to approve the November Board minutes. John Silliman seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Meeting adjourned 7:47 PM

Minutes by Virgil Miller

Board Minutes – November 2018

Corvettes of Bakersfield, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting
11/8/2018 at Lorene’s on 23rd St.
6:03PM Meeting called to order.

Present: Bob Vella, Greg Brott, Dick Compton, Virgil & Kim Miller, Adrian Medina, Carl Lange, Larry Young, John Silliman and Danny Ellison.
Absent: Don & Betsy Slauson

Officers – Bob advised that Danny will take over at Events Coordinator in anticipation of Greg’s resignation. Greg moved to appoint John Silliman as Sergeant At Arms, Larry seconded the motion, motion passed. Greg will stay on as Governor of NCCC.

501(c)3 – Bob and Carl are to meet with Zelma again at 1:30 tomorrow. We still must have a four-hour class for the board members.

Christmas Party – The cost of the bartender is tips only. Greg submitted invoices to Carl for security for the Christmas party ($108) and KC Steakhouse ($140). Kathy Gallego bought decorations (in storage) for the Christmas party. We need four members to show up early, 4:00, to set up.

Veteran’s Day Parade – We have 16 cars signed up. There is an 8:30am meeting scheduled behind Lorene’s.

Christmas Parade – We can have 10 entries. Greg and Adrian met with the committee and got our numbers. Greg will send out additional info to members tomorrow.

2019 Planning Meeting – Will be held at Tony’s Firehouse on 2/3/2019. Valentine’s dinner at Frugatti’s is already paid for. We also need to plan for six brunches, six membership runs and the regular activities (Veteran’s parade, Christmas parade and the club birthday barbeque/lunch (charity give-away). We are also already committed to the Streets Of Bakersfield for 2019.

No Meetings – There will be no board or general meeting in December. The next meetings will be in January. The Board of Directors will meet on 1/3/2019.

October Minutes – John moved to approve the modified version on the October Board of Director’s Minutes, Greg seconded the motion, motion carried.

Treasurer Report – the October treasurer report was distributed and reviewed by all. No action.

Homeless Shelter – The charity check for the Homeless Shelter was not picked up by the organization. John moved that we take that money and reduce the cost of the Christmas Party tickets to member to $25.00. Larry seconded to motion, motion passed. Greg will modify the Christmas Party flyer to reflect the lower cost and redistribute it to members.

Meeting adjourned at 7:08 PM.

Minutes provided by club secretary, Kim Miller