The meeting was called to order at 7:02 PM by our President, Rick Richardson.
We had to hold our meeting outside as the door locks got changed and the club didn’t receive new keys. The Pledge of Allegiance was omitted from the opening of our normal meeting. A moment in silence was observed to recognize the loss of Kelly Richardson who passed away August 31, 2023, and Barbara Cook who passed away September 14, 2023.
Rick asked if we had any new members or guest. There were two new members Lora and Gary Calkins and Tom and Maribeth Moore. Welcome!
Treasurer’s Report: Rick asked Anita to read the treasurer’s report. Kay Weaver made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report as written and Jeff Shatto 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. Bob Vehmeier 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: No report
Member Update Coordinator: Roseanna sent out sympathy cards to Kay and Terry Weaver on the loss of their grandson in-law in July, Rick Richardson on the loss of his wife, Kelly, and Chuck Cook on the loss of his wife and founder of our Corvette club, Barbara, and Chris and Mike Smith on the death of Chris’s father Bill Woods in September. Get well cards were sent out to Rich Bonnell, Larry Rinehart, Ken Gentry in July, in August cards were sent to Jerry Axtell, Sally and Gary Slentz, Jeff Shatto, Dawn Shatto, Kelly Richardson, Diana Rinehart, Chuck Cook and Larry Rinehart. Roseanna sent get well cards in September to Barbara Cook and Nadine Jester. Roseanna announced there will be no more getting sick in the club for a while, it is not allowed!
A ’congratulations’ card was sent to Steve Minger for being inducted into the AFOSI Hall of Fame.
Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to all who celebrated one in September, October and the first part of November.
Facebook: Roseanna wants to recognize and thank Chuck Kepler, Ken Gentry and Kay Weaver for keeping up on Facebook with pictures of events attended. They have done a great job!
American Muscle-Website Logo.
Club Picnic Location – April 2024: Rick asked if anyone has any suggestion other than Hickory Point Recreation Park to have the yearly spring picnic gathering. No one had any suggestion. Rick announced since no one has any other suggestion we will remain at Hickory Point. We will make the arrangements.
Future Events – Rides, Dinners etc. – Trip to Bowling Green. Thank you to Kay and Terry Weaver for making the arrangements for Drive and Dines.
Past Event Reports:
Highway 441 Monthly Cruise In- August ?, September – 6 cars
Sonic Cruise-In- July- 7 cars, August – 5 cars, September – 7 cars
Bee’s RV Resort- August 4 cars, September – 11 cars – Butch won Door prize
Leesburg Cruise- In- August – 3 cars, Chuck K won a Door prize, September – 5 cars- Brenda won the 50/50.
Eustis Cruise In – July – 4 cars, August – 9 cars
Gator Harley- July ?
Drive and Dine- Drifters Riverfront Bar & Grill – 9 cars – 3 Bananas – 5 cars.
Ongoing Monthly Events:
Bee’s RV Resort Car Show- 1st. Saturday of the month – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Highway 441 Monthly Cruise-In- 1st Wednesday of the month-4:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Leesburg Cruise-In- 2nd. Saturday of the month 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Sonic Cruise-In-3rd Saturday of the month 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 NOON
Eustis Cruise-In – 4th Saturday of the month-4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Gator Harley Davidson- 5th Saturday of the month 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Club Anniversary Dinner – Takis – September 24, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. Afterwards those who wish to go on to Russell Stovers for ice cream and/or chocolate shopping in Wildwood.
Marion County Car Show- November 11, 2023. Salute To Our Veterans. Registration is 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Show starts 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Email will be sent out as time gets closer for meeting place and time.
Stoneybrook West Motors & Mimosas – September 23, 2023 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Winter Garden
Village Vettes 12thAnnual Toys for Tots – October 7, 2023 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. sponsored by George Nahal Chevrolet. You can donate cash or an unwrapped toy.
Saints & Sinners Octoberfest Car Show – November 4, 2023 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
At the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Palm Coast Car Show- October 7, 2023. $5.00 admission fee limited to 140 cars. Registration 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Show 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lake Sumter State College 60th Anniversary Car Show. September 30th. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please let Rick know by September 27th. if you are attending. They will be giving out a 60th Anniversary Medallion.
Open Discussion: Rick announced to the club to congratulate Steve Minger on being the 44th recipient to be inducted into the AFOSI Hall of Fame that has been in existence for 76 years.
There was no 50/50.
Planning Meeting will be on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Vann Gannaway.
General Meeting will be on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at the UMAC Center in Tavares at 7:00 p.m.
Adjourned – Motion to adjourn at 7:24 by Doug and seconded by Bob. All members in favor.
Respectfully Submitted by:
Secretary of Club
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