General Meeting – June 2020

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Corvettes of Bakersfield, Inc.

General Meeting

6/13/2020 at Beech Park 3400 21st St

52 members in attendance. 

2 Guests

27 Corvettes

10:08 A.M.  Meeting called to order by President Larry Young.  Larry welcomed everyone  and thanked our sponsor, Three Way Chevrolet, for their support.

Flag Salute: Led by Dave Kielty.  Flag was brought by Rod and Bev Hayden.

Guests: Tom Gibson with son, Rob Gibson.  Tom is a past member.  He has a 1978, a 1986 and a 2012 corvette.  Good to see you and hope you join the club again.

Dick Compton and the Haydens were here today.  First time we have seen them in quite a while.  Welcome!

Birthdays and Anniversaries:  Several June birthdays were acknowledged.

Minutes:  Henry Gallego motioned to approve the March minutes.  Bill Dean made a second.  Motion passed.

Old Business:

Larry Young/President:  We have had a long delay to our meetings.  Missed everyone.

Bill Dean/Vice President:   Three months, no meetings, and everyone looks good.  Glad to see everyone!

Kim Miller/Secretary:   Will be passing the torch tonight.  The past two years have been a learning experience and I’ve met a lot of nice people.

Betsy Slauson/Membership:  Absent.

Carl Lange/Treasurer report – We have $15,084.46 in our operating account and $6,160.39 in the charity account.  We have not received anything from Three-Way Chevrolet since February.  (this was mentioned because several people had asked)

Virgil Miller/Website:  Nothing new.

Public Relations/Liz Zaninovich:  Nothing new.

Sergeant At Arms/Dave Kielty:  Nothing new.  Checked for name tags.

Danny Ellison/Events:  On 6/27/20, we are having a run to the Ponderosa Lodge.  It will be led by Steve Dallons.  Please make sure you sign up before you leave the meeting today if you are interested in going.

Next Wednesday, 6/17/2020, the Corvette Owners’ Breakfast will resume at Links at Riverlakes Ranch.  Meet at 8:00 A.M.  Parking will be available in the front and social distancing will be observed in the club house.

New Business: 

Don Allen was introduced as the club’s National Corvette Museum Ambassador.  He provided an update on what the museum has done to “spruce up” a bit since the pandemic hit.  If you have any questions about the museum, feel free to contact Don.

Bruce Poulson went to pick up his new C8 this morning.  We all congratulate him and look forward to seeing the vehicle.

The Crest Bar and Grill has made their patio available for lunch today, if anyone is interested.  Twenty are interested.  Linda McNitt will let the Crest know to expect them.

Ballots were counted by Roger and Lillian Buckles.  Thank you.  The results are:

President:                        Bill Dean

Vice-President:                 Tony Sparano

Secretary:                        Diane Wallace

Treasurer:                        Carl Lange

Membership Director:        Kim Miller

Events Director:               Ken Stewart

Public Relations:               Liz Zanninovich

Webmaster:                         Virgil Miller

Sergeant At Arm:               Dave Kielty

Newsletter:                          Donnie Hansen

Larry Young thanked everyone for their support and looks forward to being a member of the Corvettes of Bakersfield.

Meeting Adjourned at 10:58 am

Board Meeting – June 2020

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Corvettes of Bakersfield, Inc.

Board of Directors Meeting

6/2/2020  Meeting held via ZOOM (video meeting) due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

Call to order:  6:00 PM by President Larry Young

Present:     Larry Young, Virgil & Kim Miller, Betsy Slauson, Liz Zaninovich, Dave Kielty and Carl Lange.

Absent:       Bill Dean, Danny Ellison and Adrian Medina.

Minutes:     Betsy moved to approve minutes from the March BOD meeting. Carl seconded the motion. Motion passed.

Financial Report:  Carl advised we have $15,084.46 in our operating accounts and $6,160.39 in the charity account.

Club Logo:   Bill was not in attendance and no one had any new information on the   subject.  Logo is still on hold.

General Meeting:  This past Sunday (5/31/20), a group participated in a run to Hart Park.  There were 18 club participants.  How about holding our next general membership meeting out there?  There was discussion.  An alternate suggestion of Beech Park was brought up. It was decided that Saturday June 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM we will hold a general membership meeting when we will announce the next board.  Larry will check out the location and provide more specific details for the meeting.

Rod Hayden Birthday:  The drive-by birthday wish for Rod was greatly appreciated by Rod and Bev.  Thank you to Danny Ellison for coordinating the event

Monthly Breakfasts:  We can start having our monthly breakfasts again at Links at Riverlakes Ranch.  They will provide the spacing.  The Corvettes Owners’ Breakfast is the third Wednesday of the month.  We will pick up again on 6/17/2020 at 8:00 AM.

Events:       On 6/27/20, we will have our Ponderosa Lodge run.  Steve Dallons is the lead on this event and information has been posted on the website.  The is a sanctioned event.

Ballots:       Ballots have been mailed out.  The Buckles have been asked to do the count, but Larry hasn’t heard back from them.  Carl will follow up.

WSCC:         The Western States Corvette Council has asked to be our insurance carrier.  There was discussion.  The board voted unanimously to stay with the NCCC for our coverage.

National Corvette Museum:    Don Allen has indicated an interest to be a liaison for our club to the National Corvette Museum.  The board approved the action and Larry will speak with Don about putting this in motion.

Barbara Compton:  There will be a Celebration of Life for Barbara sometime after the COVID-19 pandemic has settled down.

Adjourn:     6:31 PM