A TOUCH OF GLASS CORVETTE CLUB MEETING
The meeting was called to order at 7:04 P.M. by our President, Rick Richardson.
Rick opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Rick asked if we had any new members or guest. Bob Brown introduced himself and he has a 2015 Vette. Ray and Lynn Nault are new with a 2014 convertible. Rick welcomed all members. He started the meeting with 3 trivia questions. Larry Broden knew the answer to the first question. Rick Kaspick answered the second question and Rich Gander guessed right for the third question.
Treasurer’s Report: Anita read the treasurer’s report. Dawn Shatto made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report as written and Bill Birdsall 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. Rich Gander 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 stated you can buy a raffle ticket for $150.00 for the chance to win a ‘white’ Vette.
Member Update Coordinator/Care Committee: Roseanna is out of state and had Butch sit in for her. Sent a sympathy card to Richard Bunnell for the loss of his wife Ernestine. Get well cards to Betsy Wedge, Barbara Tootle, Barbara Smith and Patty Kneiss for the month of March. In May cards were sent to Nadine Jester, Betsy Wedge, Doug Brown and June cards were Betsy Wedge and Nadine Jester.
Butch announced the anniversaries and birthdays of the club members. Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to all who celebrated one in the remainder of June and the beginning of July.
Facebook: Betsy was not in attendance but asked for members to keep posting pictures of places they have been. Rick told the members Betsy was hoping to attend but is still not up to full speed.
Event Coordinator is still needed. No one has volunteered as of to date.
Future Events – Rides, Dinners etc. Trip to Bowling Green.
Bill Birdsall is leading a cruise to St. John’s River July 17th. (Saturday). We will meet at Kohl’s at 11:00 A.M. More details later.
Club Picnic- Hickory Point Park has been reserved for the next year 2022 picnic. It will be March 26th. 2022. More details will be provided as we get closer to the date.
Club name tags – The yearly dues include the cost of one name tag. The price of name tags has increased and due to the price increase the cost for an additional name tag has gone from $8.00 to $10.00.
Club Anniversary Dinner – Reservations have been made for September 26th. at 1:00 P.M. at Takis in Leesburg.
Club Christmas Party – It will be held at Pennbrooke Fairways at their Grand Hall December 3rd. 2021 at 5:30 P.M. Come early for “Secret Santa” which will be at 4:00 P.M.
Past Event Reports:
Club Picnic on March 27th, 2021 – It was a good turn out. Everyone brought their own lunch and beverage. The club provided the dessert, cookies.
Highway 441 Monthly Cruise In- Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Had one car from the club. Bob Vehemeier attended.
Sonic Cruise-In –
Gator Harley Davidson - 10 Vettes participated.
Corvettes at Centerstate Bank - 9 cars participated with 4 winning trophies, Butch Nielsen, Pete Capponi, Barbara Tootle and Chuck Kepler.
Club Poker Run – 7 cars attended. It was very well received by those who participated. It is believed that this will be an annual event. Raised over $300.00 for the Food Pantry. May want to consider doing it in February or March before those who leave for up north.
Bay St. Baptist Church – 11 cars from the club attended.
Clermont Health Fair/Car Show – 4 cars participated in this event. It was the first so have some things to work out. They may consider it as a quarterly event.
Citrus Tower – In April we had 10 cars and the month of June 4 cars.
Ongoing Monthly Events:
Bowling: The last Friday of the month, starting at 6:30 P.M. Bob stated they need more members to participate. Right now they have Bob, Cindy, Doug and Maureen, sometimes Judy.
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.
Hurricane Dockside Grill – 2nd and 4th. Tuesday of the month
July 17th. cruise to St. John’s River
Father’s Day Celebration Thursday June 17th. 2:00 – 4:00 at Lake Port Square.
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.
50/50 Drawing – Congratulations Fred Lengel
Planning Meeting will be on Wednesday July 7, 2021 at 3:30 P.M. at Vann Gannaway.
General Meeting will be on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at the UMAC Center in Tavares at 7:00 P.Mm.
Adjourned – Motion to adjourn by Jeff Shatto and seconded by Dawn Shatto at 7:34.