Club Minutes for March 19, 2019

 The meeting was called to order at 7:04 PM by Dennis Jester, Vice President.

Dennis asked if we had any new members or guest. We had Tim and Paulette Wells, Roger and  Donna Krauss (last name may be misspelled), Charles Seal and Jim and Linda (didn’t get their last name). 


Treasurer’s Report: Anita read the treasurer’s report. Arch A. made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report as written and Jeff second the motion. All were in favor.


Minutes:   Dennis announced the minutes to be read. Steve M. made the motion to wave the reading of the minutes and to accept the minutes as written. Maureen B. second the motion. All were in Favor. 


Member Update: No update. 


NCM Update: Rich stated the factory is still closed. They are having issues with the new mid-engine. The tickets for the Corvette museum raffle are not available for outsiders of Kentucky.


Care Committee: Maureen wished all the members having birthdays and/or anniversaries in March & April (and the beginning of May) to have a “Happy Birthday” and those who had or having an anniversary, “Happy Anniversary”.


Facebook: Betsy is encouraging members to keep posting pictures on Facebook. 

She had nothing new to report.


Old Business: Bob V. stated the Club insurance has been implemented and has been completed.

Church donation of $200.00 was presented to the church. It is believed the donation was used towards the ‘youth trip’.

We had a good turn out for the Gator Joe cruise. Everyone expressed their positive response to the drive, restaurant and food. All was in agreement that the dessert was great too, Russell Stover. Everyone is looking forward to the next one.


New Business:

Hospice received their donation.

Corvette Coins – Please email rvettes1@aol.com to order. Betsy brought her coin holder she had gotten from Amazon. The coin holders are available at Hobby Lobby too. (Nimbus Floating Frame)

Vann Gannaway is working on an area to display “Touch of Glass” trophies.  

2019 dues -  All dues have been paid. 

Club Picnic April 13th – It was announced that if you have not signed up for the picnic please do so by email; rvettes1@aol.com no later than Wednesday April 3rd. Payment of $11.00 per person must be sent to Anita Kaspick. 

Ace Café Honor Flight 3/30/19- No members have signed up. Dennis touched upon the veterans Honor Flight program and how the proceeds of the event goes to this very worthy cause.

Meet Your Members- Bob V. explained this is a time for members to tell the group a little about themselves. A “Show and Tell”.


Past Event Reports:

Bowling – On January 25, 2019  Doug B. (156) Cindy (159). Ms Cindy struck again on February 22, 2019 Mark (142) and our dynamic Ms Cindy (167).

Ecklers 32nd Corvette Reunion 1/19/19- No one from our club was present.

Village Vettes- Grand Oaks 1/20/19- 3 Touch of Glass corvettes, Bob, Rick and Bob.

Eustis Cruise In 1/26/19 and 2/23/19- cancelled due to George Fest 

Citrus Tower  2/2/19– RAIN

Highway 441 Cruise-in 2/6/19 and 3/6/19– the 6th it was too cool. 

Planes, Trains, & BBQ 3/2/19- Touch of Glass had 11 Corvettes. Our Corvettes were placed in a poor parking area which made it very questionable about next year. 

Dragon Fest 2019-3/9/19- We had 12 Corvettes that participated in the event. We received the ‘Participation Trophy’.

Gator Joes 3/13/19- Fred Lengel led the group to the restaurant in Ocklawaha. Great turn out with 38 people. Happy tummy’s! Even more happy after Russell Stover!

Mid Florida Car Show 3/15/19- Great turnout with 13 Corvettes. Attendees were very pleased with the parking location. Great day!

Lake Eustis Christian Church 3/16/19- There were 4 Corvettes and 1 Charger. Anyone want to take a guess as to who brought the ‘Charger’? 


Ongoing Monthly Events

Bowling – Break Point in Eustis – 6:30 P.M. –  Last Friday of the month.

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.

Eustis Cruise-In – 4th Saturday of the month-5-8 P.M. Marty and Janice, Dennis and Nadine to do the 50/50 tickets. Anita and Roseanna will do the registration. 

Gator Harley Davidson- 5th Saturday of the month-10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Upcoming Activities:

Cecil Clark 4/6/19- 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration after March 23rd will be full price. Proceeds go to the fire department.

Club Picnic 4/13/19- 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Blessing of the Vettes at Nahas Chevrolet is the same day.) This is a good opportunity to get a picture of your car if you don’t have one. 

The Market of Marion 4/27/19- 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is a $5.00 registration fee.


Open Discussion: Arch was really impressed with Gator Joe’s. A discussion on the floor about the interest in St. John’s River Grill and Blue Heron River Tour. The river tour hours are 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. More information to be provided. 

50/50 Drawing – Won by Rick Richardson


Next Meeting:

Planning Meeting will be on Wednesday, May 8th, at 4:00 p.m. at Vann Gannaway.

General Meeting will be on Tuesday, May 21st at the UMAC Center in Tavares at 7:00 PM

Adjourned – Motion to adjourn at 7:42 P.M. by Maureen B. and seconded by Steve M.