The meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM by Bob Vehmeier. We welcomed guests Frank and Jim along with new member George Bork.
Treasurer’s Report: Chuck reported that we had various deposits and expenses including paying for our website for the next five years. A motion was made that we accept the Treasurer’s report by Arch A. and seconded Steve M. All were in favor.
Minutes: Bob stated the minutes from the September meeting are on line. A motion was made by Steve M. and seconded by Nadine J. to accept the minutes as written and all were in favor.
Member Update: Former member Al Colletti passed away. JoAnn H. injured her finger (in the door of her Vette), and John K. was in the hospital.
NCM Update: Rich has tickets for a NCM Corvette Raffle and has sold 15 of them so far.
Care Committee: Maureen wished all the members having birthdays in November, December and beginning of January) a Happy Birthday.
Facebook: Several of our members have posted pictures on line and if you go to car shows, please post them.
Coffee and Cars at the Mall – Dennis said we looked at this and did a budget and it is very expensive. The mall is out and we may look at Ferran Park. Bob said we appreciated Dennis looking into this.
Club Pens – Bob looked into this further and found that it is not such a good deal.
Corvette Coins – Bob said Will is away, but they are still back ordered.
Nominating Committee Report – Maureen reported that the 2019 Slate of Officers are as follows: President – Will Anderson; Vice-President – Dennis Jester; Treasurer – Anita Kaspick; and Secretary – Charlene Minger. Maureen asked for nominations from the floor. There being none, a motion was made by Doug and seconded by Fred to accept the nominations as presented. All were in favor and there will be a vote at the Christmas Party in December to vote on the slate of officers as approved.
Tickets for Christmas Party – Dennis needs to have all reservations by December 5th. Anita mentioned the secret Santa gifts will start at 4 pm with dinner starting about 5:30 pm.
Christmas Parade – Bob mentioned that we have 19 cars signed up. Be sure to bring candy with you and Rick and Anita will keep track of the candy.
Insurance for club – Dennis has been looking into this. Marion County Corvettes has Heacock. Most clubs have it with riders for special events. It runs about $344 a year with a $50 purchasing group fee. In January, we will make a decision about it.
Past Event Reports:
Ride to Peck’s Cove – The ride went very well and we all had a good time – even with some cars having to be moved due to the tide. Thanks to Rick and Anita.
Bowling – The high game in September went to Doug with a 153 and the in October also to Doug with a 136.
Eustis Cruise- In October, we had 10 cars participate.
Sunshine Super Kids Show – November, we had good participation but, unfortunately, the weather was not great.
Highway 441 Cruise-in – We had a good turnout as usual.
MCCC Show – We have 15 cars there and it was a good show. Bob won the valve cover race.
On-going Monthly Events:
Eustis Cruise – 4th Saturday of the month
Bowling – Last Friday of the month
Highway 441 Dinner Cruise-in- First Wednesday of the month
Citrus Tower in Clermont – First Saturday of the month
Dec 15th – Sunshine Super Kids racing at Lake Square Mall
Dec – 15th - Howey in-the-Hills Car Show and Parade
Jan 15th – Ecklers is having a show – possible overnight trip to show and Cape Kennedy
Jan 26th – River Ranch show
March 10th – Car of Dreams show
Aug 28-31 2019 – Caravan to Corvette Museum
Steve M. mentioned that the Orange Blossom Theater show was very good and we can look into doing something like that.
Bob reminded the members that the club dues were payable in January.
50/50 Drawing – Won by Steve M. who donated it back to the club.
Planning Meeting will be on Wednesday, January 2nd (location TBD) and “General Meeting” will be on Tuesday, January 15th at the UMAC Center in Tavares at 7:00 PM
Adjourned – Motion to adjourn by Jeff and seconded by Doug B.