A TOUCH OF GLASS CORVETTE CLUB MEETING
The meeting was called to order at 7:03 PM by our President, Rick Richardson.
Rick opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Rick asked if we had any new members or guests. Bob Brown is an official member of the club, he has a 2015 Vette. Bob VanDevander is our guest speaker. Rick welcomed all members.
Treasurer’s Report: Anita read the treasurer’s report. Steve Minger made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report as written and Ray Nault seconded the motion. All were in favor.
Minutes: Rick announced the minutes have been posted on the website and have been emailed to all of the members who have provided email addresses. Steve Minger made the motion to waive the reading of the minutes and to accept the minutes as written. Doug Brown seconded the motion to waive the reading of the minutes. All were in Favor of accepting the minutes as written and posted.
NCM Update: Rich was not present. Nothing to report.
Member Update Coordinator/Care Committee: Roseanna is out of state. Cindy stated Betsy is doing much better. She has been able to remove her brace and has started water exercises. Bob reported Bob Hill sold his Corvette and is back in Ohio. His wife was in a bad car accident last December and is still recovering from that. Nadine is regaining her health and is working hard to improve. (Nadine walked in on her own and is looking good).
Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to all who will celebrate one in the remainder of July and the month of August and the beginning of September.
Facebook: Betsy was not in attendance but asked for members to keep posting pictures of places they have been.
Event Coordinator is still needed. No one has volunteered as of to date. Judy volunteered/nominated Bob Brown.
Future Events – Rides, Dinners etc. Trip to Bowling Green. Bob Vehmeier spoke about Marion County club did a tour to Burnz.
Rich gave the floor to Bob VanDevander. Bob gave us a little background about his employment with General Motors. He started with the Allison division in Indianapolis. He eventually ended up at the Bowling Green Corvette plant. He worked on the C4, C5 and the beginning of the C6. He gave everyone an opportunity to ask any questions.
Past Event Reports:
Highway 441 Monthly Cruise In- Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Probably cancelled due to Elsa.
Sonic Cruise-In –
Lake Port Square Retirement Community – 5 cars participated. Chuck Cook won a gift card. It was a terrific show.
Tavares 4thof July Parade- Glen and Susan represented the club. The parade was approximately 20 minutes.
The Warehouse- 22 attendees. Everyone gave very positive reviews.
St. Johns River Grill- 23 attendees. Thank you to Bill Birdsell for arranging a fantastic cruise and location.
Ongoing Monthly Events:
Bowling: The last Friday of the month, starting at 6:30 p.m. Starting maybe in August. Cindy stated that is questionable.
Citrus Tower- 1st Saturday of the month - 5-8 P.M.
Highway 441 Monthly Cruise-In- 1st Wednesday of the month- 5-8 P.M.
Sonic Cruise-In-3rd Saturday of the month 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 NOON
Eustis Cruise-In – 4th Saturday of the month-5-8 P.M.
Gator Harley Davidson- 5th Saturday of the month 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This month, July 31st.
Hurricane Dockside Grill – Not until the fall.
Club Picnic – Hickory Point Park March 26, 2022
Club Anniversary Dinner – September 26th. at 1:00 p.m. at Takis
Club Christmas Party – December 3, 2021 – Secret Santa 4:00 p.m. and Dinner 5:30 p.m. in the Grand Hall at Pennbrooke Fairways.
Lake Mirror Classic Road Rally – October 16, 2021
November 20th. Marion County Car Show at the Market Street at Heath Brook in Ocala. Details will be posted in the Touch of Glass FaceBook group. Rich has provided the registration form on line.
Leesburg Car Show – August 14th.
Corvette Trivia – Rich decided to confuse us by having trivia at the end rather than at the beginning of the meeting.
Doug Brown answered the first question correctly about the Gymkhana suspension.
Larry Broden got the second question correct pertaining to the 1968 finger depression plate door opener.
Bob Vehmeier guessed at the last question about the year the headliner was changed from fiberboard to vinyl.
50/50 Drawing – Congratulations Rich Richardson
Planning Meeting will be on Wednesday September 1, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. at Vann Gannaway.
General Meeting will be on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at the UMAC Center in Tavares at 7:00 p.m.
Adjourned – Motion to adjourn by Cindy Vehmeier and seconded by Maureen Brown at 7:37.