The meeting was called to order at 7:07 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. David Wagner stood up and stated he was a guest. He has a 1962 Covette. Jim Clark introduced himself, his wife was not present but gave her name as Cheryl. They have a 1968 convertible Corvette. Our next new member was John McMahon who has a 2016 Corvette. Welcome back Larry and Diana Rinehart with a new 2012 convertible Corvette. Rick welcomed all the new members and the existing members. He started the meeting with 3 trivia questions.
1. What year did Throttle Body Fuel Injection replace carburetors on all engines? 1979, 1981 or 1982. Maureen said 1982. That’s one for the ladies!
2. How many vertical bars or ‘teeth’ were in the grille of 1956 Corvettes? 9, 11 or 13. Susan Ricci said 13. That’s another one for the ladies?
3. How many carburetors were installed on 1953 Corvette? 1, 2 or 3. Chuck was able to sound off #3 before Cindy had a chance. The ladies almost had it!
Treasurer’s Report: Rick asked Anita to read the treasurer’s report. Steve Minger made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report as written and Maureen Brown seconded the motion. All were in favor.
Minutes: Rick announced the minutes have been posted on the website and have been emailed to all the members who have provided email addresses. Larry Rinehart made the motion to waive the reading of the minutes and to accept the minutes as written. Pete Capponi seconded the motion to waive the reading of the minutes. All were in Favor of accepting the minutes as written and posted.
NCM Update: Nothing to report. Rich Gander wasn’t present.
Member Update Coordinator/Care Committee: Get well cards were sent out to Fred Lengel, Ray Nault, Bob Vehemeier, Rich Bonnell, Barry Whitney, Paul Sheller, Chuck Cook and Kelly Richardson. A ‘Good Luck’ card was sent Barbara Smith.
Chuck Cook, Barbara Tootle, Barbara Smith and Kellie Colt had birthdays in February or the First half of March.
Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to all who celebrated one in March through April.
Facebook: Roseanna has volunteered to help with the Facebook announcements and postings. If you aren’t a member of the club Facebook page contact Roseanne and she will get you access to the group.
By-Laws Revision- Rick asked if there were any questions about the revisions and asked if we could have a motion to accept the new revisions. Steve Minger made the motion to accept the revisions as written. Jeff Shatto seconded the motion. All members were in agreement.
Website Assistant Coordinator- Kay Weaver has volunteered to handle the club’s website. She will be posting the upcoming events.
Club Picnic- April 29, 2023 at Hickory Point Park at 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The pavilion was not available for the month of March so it had to be moved to April. Members are to bring their own lunch and drink. The club will provide the dessert. Rick asked if anyone would like to organize some games. That was very received at the last picnic, thanks to Barbara Smith. If anyone is interested, they can bring whatever is needed to play the game(s).
Club Insurance-NCM-Hagerty Insurance Agency- The board of directors chose to go through the National Covette Museum to obtain the insurance. We had received a quote from them directly which was the same as the NCM. It was decided since we are paying membership dues, to utilize NCM for the insurance.
Future Events – Rides, Dinners etc. – Trip to Bowling Green. Contact Butch Nielsen if you have a suggestion.
If anyone has a favorite dinner or ride that they would like to host, suggestions are welcome.
American Muscle, who bought out Heglers, has asked if they could advertise on our website. We have agreed for them to have a link at the annual fee of $150.00.
Vann Gannaway Chevrolet Donation- They have agreed to continue sponsoring our club and they have made a contribution to the club in the amount of $1,000.00. We have in the past taken $500.00 from that contribution and $500.00 from the club to give to Cornerstone Hospice. Rick asked if we had a motion to continue the tradition. Maureen made the motion to continue and Bob Vehmeier seconded the motion. All members were in favor of the motion.
WickED Performance and Auto- Website Link- Ed Williams was interested in being a sponsor of the club. Rick suggested allowing Ed a link to the website rather than a sponsorship since we have Vann Gannaway as our sponsor. Ed was in agreement with that and would give the club members a 20% discount on the service of their cars.
Maureen Brown suggested for the club to come up with some type of disclaimer to protect the club from any possible lawsuit. David Wagner agreed to help with the disclaimer.
Past Event Reports:
Highway 441 Monthly Cruise In- February – 17 cars, Jeff, Pauley, Andy, Mike and Pete won Door prizes. March – 11 cars, Chuck C., Jeff, Pete and Butch won Door prizes.
Sonic Cruise-In- January ?, February – 2 cars and March – 2 cars.
Bee’s RV Resort- February – 17 cars – Dawn & Rick R won Door prizes. March – 10 cars – Kellie C., Butch, Dawn, Rick R. and Chuck C won Door prizes.
Leesburg Cruise- In- February – 4 cars. March – 4 cars. Ken G. won a Door prize.
Eustis Cruise In – January – 4 cars. February – No Show due to Georgefest
Gator Harley- December- No Show
Buc’ees/Magic Lights of Daytona Cruise- 4 cars.
St. Augustine Trip- Chuck Cook coordinated the trip with 7 cars. They ate at Hurricane Patty and afterwards went to the Old Classic Car Museum.
Quick Lane of Ford of Clermont Car Show- 13 cars
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Car Show- 8 cars. They provided a Pancake Breakfast for those who were there at 9:00 a.m. and had a Hot Dog truck for lunch.
Pennbrooke Fairways Car Show- 15 cars- Bob, Butch, Andy, Rick R. Steve, Ken G. Pete, Chuck K., Doug and Chuck C. won Door prizes. Ken G. won the 50/50
Ongoing Monthly Events:
Bee’s RV Resort Car Show- 1st. Saturday of the month – 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. March Community Yard Sale.
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.
Florida Wheels Rally Car Show- March 25, 2023 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. They will have the Vietnam Wall displayed at this location.
Tom Gibbs Chevrolet Corvette, Camaro, SSR, Chevy powered Car Show- March 15, 2023 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Those who want to ride together we will meet at the Walgreens at SR44/19 Eustis at 7:30 a.m.
Honor Flight Escort- April 19, 2023 TBA will join the Village Vettes at Leesburg Walmart parking lot to lead the procession to Lady Lake American Legion.
50/50 Drawing – Congratulations Cindy Vehmeier!
Planning Meeting will be on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. at Vann Gannaway.
General Meeting will be on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at the UMAC Center in Tavares at 7:00 p.m.
Adjourned – Motion to adjourn at 7:43 by Jeff and seconded by Doug.
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