1/8/2019 at Three Way Chevrolet

6:37 P.M.  Meeting called to order

36 members in attendance.

Danny Ellison will be taking over as Event Coordinator with the resignation of Greg Brott.

Getting To Know You:  postponed this month.

Thank you to our sponsor Three Way Chevrolet

Virgil and Kim Miller were absent due to a family death.

Flag Salute – Led by John Silliman

Guests:  Larry Swan, retired, 2017 C7 owner

Birthdays and Anniversaries:  Shared by Bob Vella

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

Board of Director Reports

Bob Vella/President – Welcome!  We have a big year ahead of us.  On 1/27/2019 there will be a planning meeting at 1:00pm

Larry Young/First Vice President – Corvette Magazine free and Sports Car Magazine.

Dick Compton/Second Vice President – Encouraged attendance at the planning meeting on 1/27/2019.  There won’t be a Gambler’s Classic this year.  Looking at sponsoring a local car show, possibly on 11/9/2019.

Treasurer Report – General Account approximately $20,151.00 in November and $19,979.00 in December.  Due to the 501(c)3 status, we have a separate account for charitable funds.  Raffle funds go to this.  Henry asked if we are keeping both accounts.  Bob advised YES.  The 501(c)7 account will be for operating costs and membership expenses.  The 501(c)3 account will be for events and the profits will go to charity.

John Silliman/Sergeant At Arms – Collected $1 for not wearing a name badge.  Provided a sign up sheet for monthly snacks and raffle prizes for 2019.  John also reminded everyone of the need to sign in each month for meetings and at each membership run.  Parking clarification was provided for the monthly meetings.

Adrian Medina – Advised there is a gas leak odor in the 2008 Corvette – C6 2007-2013 fuel pump problem.  Also made a car insurance recommendation – Leland West.

Danny Ellison/Events Coordinator – Danny Ellison has emailed a flyer regarding upcoming events.  Planning meeting/brunch on 1/27 at Tony Firehouse Pizza.  Upcoming fund raisers – Gambler’s Classic –  need at least 40 volunteers, $30,000 up front cost, several pre-runs, location other than Laughlin??  Panera Bread Breakfast, California Ave. on 2/20/2019.  Valentines Dinner will be on 2/14/2019 6:00pm at Frugatti’s $27.99 per person + tax and tip.    Room for 40 people only.  Family style dinner will consist of pasta, steak, chicken and potatoes. Parking is limited.

Greg Brott – Cruizin 4 Charity – 3rd Annual Streets of Bakersfield, March 14-16 Thurs-Sat.  Event net last year was $24,000.  Wounded Heroes of Kern County is the charity.  Parking committee is needed.  There are 225 entries already, maybe 325-375 potential entries.  $75 Entry Fee.  Meet and Greet will be at the Chrystal Palace on Thursday, Salty’s BBQ and Catering on Friday and Show-n-Shine on Saturday, Cruise Chester Avenue afterwards.

New Business – Bob said the without doing Gambler’s Classic Car Show, there is a proposal to do a parking lot show on 11/9/2019, Vettes for Vets.  Could possibly net $10,000  by selling sponsorships.  Trudy Frye asked about locking in this event with the council, and it conflicting with other events.

2018 Year In Review – Danny’s presentation.

Questions?  Comments?  NCCC Insurance benefits – $5million coverage and $15/year renewal.

Christmas video reminder about Toys 4 Tots.  Idea/suggestion brought up about having the Christmas Party at the Stockdale Country Club.  After discussion and vote, the Christmas Party will be at Brighton Park again next year.

Minutes taken by Lillian Buckles (thank you!) and transcribed by Kim Miller.