We had another fine COB/COB at the Links at Riverlakes Ranch clubhouse on this fine, rainy Wednesday morning. Three brave souls brought out their Vettes to share with us. Lots of talking and information was exchanged and on top of that we had a fine breakfast. Everyone is invited. Join us every third Wednesday for our COB/COB. Corvettes of Bakersfield Corvette Owners Breakfast.
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What a totally awesome and fun way to honor our local veterans by participating in the annual Bakersfield Veterans Day parade. 20 Corvette owners from the Corvettes of Bakersfield carried veteran friends and family amongst the thousands of people lining the streets of downtown Bakersfield showing love and respect to these men and women for their service and sacrifice for the great USA.
We started out with a breakfast at the American Legion Hall where veterans can be overheard swapping stories of their youthful endeavors. Later on, the Vettes were all decked out with American flags and red, white and blue decorations. As we proceed with the parade, it’s always a joy to see the kids shouting “Thank you” and waving to the passing veterans.
After we ran the parade route, we took a quick drive to Mexicali on 18th Street and had a delicious lunch. A special thanks to Rod and Bev Hayden for the wonderful gift they gave to those who attended the lunch at Mexicali. They are truly special people.
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Corvettes of Bakersfield, Inc.
10/8/2019 at Three Way
members in attendance.
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.
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.
Members: Von Schipper and Diane Wallace were in
Anniversaries: Acknowledged by Larry Young.
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.
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”.
Party will be on 12/14/2019. This has
front license plate frame for a C7 – Stop N Show (ticket now, not a fix-it)
– we have 115 current members.
– Larry showed the numbers as Carl is not here.
Dean/Vice President: Not here.
Miller/Secretary: Nothing new to report.
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.
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.
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
Owners’ Breakfast at Riverlakes on Wednesday 10/16/2019
Way Chevrolet Car Show on Saturday 10/19/2019
of Corvettes at the Crest on Sunday 10/20/2019.
There will be a special menu for the event.
Rosedale Station is having a Trunk or Treat on 10/25/2019
will be hosting a Trunk or Treat on 10/31/2019.
Party at Brighton Park on 12/14/2019 6:00-10:00 pm $25/person
Ranch Round Up on 10/12/2019 led by John Silliman. Promo video shown.
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.
Tom Jones expressed concern about COB no participating in the Christmas
Parade. Our participation is a show of
– 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
month – Next
month Kathy and Henry Gallego are signed up for snacks and Donna and Danny
Ellison have prizes for the raffle.
Adjourned at 7:45pm
Board of Directors Meeting
10/1/19 at Lorene’s on 23rd St.
Call to order: 5:59 PM by President Larry Young
Present: Larry Young, Bill Dean, Dave Kielty, Virgil & Kim Miller, Betsy
Slauson, Danny Ellison, Carl Lange and Liz Zaninovich
Absent: Adrian Medina.
Guests: Chris Espitia and Linda McNitt.
Minutes: Liz moved to approve minutes from the last BOD
meeting. Betsy seconded. Motion passed.
Veterans Parade: Are we going to participate? We will
wait until the general meeting to hear from Tony Ennis before making a
NCCC: Linda McNitt is our new NCCC governor. Linda and Greg Brott have plans to get
together on Thursday to discuss the role.
Larry shared his experience at the 9/14/2019 meeting.
Christmas Party – This year’s event will be held on 12/7/2019. Dues to our insurance, the club cannot
provide liquor to the members. Larry
advised that we have hired Jason Brower of Party Brokers to serve alcohol at
the party. He has insurance and a liquor
license and meets NCCC requirements.
Veterans Charity Car
Show: Virgil advised that logistics-wise we are on
track. At this point, there has not been
very many entries. Virgil contacted
Yolanda Atkinson regarding t-shirts. She
said she needs 2-1/2 weeks notice along with the number of shirts and sizes in
order to place our order.
Christmas Parade: No corvettes this year.
By-laws: Kim Miller spoke to Zelma regarding the possibility of amending the
501(c)3 bylaws to align the length of terms for officers. Zelma said it only had to be approved by the
executive board and documented in the meeting minutes. General membership does not need to be a part
discussion ensued amongst the board members suggesting that the term of the Treasurer
should be a two-year term while the other officers could remain at a one-year
term. Kim said she would put together a
couple options for the board to consider and get it to Larry as soon as
Financial Report: Larry passed out the report (Carl had to leave early). Between the two accounts, we have $25,547.99.
Membership: We recently lost a member, Steven Mathias Jr. There will be a wake on 10/6/2019 at The
Firehouse on White Ln. It has been
requested to have some corvettes there.
would like to see one specific person (director) be responsible for taking care
of cards, flowers, etc. when there is an occasion such as this. Betsy will order flowers tomorrow. Also, as an update, Barbara Compton is doing
better, per Larry.
Adjourn: 7:11 PM
The Wings and Wheels airplane and car show was hosted by the Minter Field Air Museum and the California Pinups and Patriots at the Minter Field Airport in Shafter, California. Proceeds from the charity event go to the Minter Field Air Museum and the a the Pinups and Patriots. Over 300 cars and a variety of airplanes including a vintage C47 transport were on display. Lots of food was available and several bands including the Rockabilly band Three Bad Jack’s entertained the attendees.
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