The meeting was called to order at 7:04 PM by Will Anderson, President.
Will asked if we had any new members or guests. Jeff Hatle is a returning member (he was at the July meeting but did not have any applications so the September meeting made him an official member).
Treasurer’s Report: Anita read the treasurer’s report. Steve Minger made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report as written and Larry Rinehart seconded the motion. All were in favor.
Minutes: Will announced the minutes have been posted on the website and have been emailed to all of the members who have provided email addresses. Steve M. made the motion to wave the reading of the minutes and to accept the minutes as written. Larry Rinehart seconded the motion. All were in favor.
Member Update: Roseanna is back after her ordeal with the dog bite and hand surgery. Welcome back! Pauly and Sharon are back from up north. Welcome back!
NCM Update: Rich stated the raffle tickets are available on the website to download the form and send with money.
Care Committee: Maureen wished all the members having birthdays and/or anniversaries in September and October a “Happy Birthday” and those who had or are having an anniversary, “Happy Anniversary”.
Facebook: Betsy had nothing to report. If you are not a member you may request membership.
Challege Coins: Will still has the Corvette challenge coins available, $12.00 each. He stated Christmas is coming up, please help him with lightening his bag.
Car Show: Will asked if anyone would be interested in being in charge of a ‘car show’ with Cornerstone Hospice. No one came forward to volunteer.
Entertainment for Club Christmas Party: December 6 at the Pennbrooke Fairways Grand Hall,
4:00 Secret Santa Exchange, 5:30 dinner $25.00 per person and must sign up by November 19th (our last meeting for the year). Will presented the club with some information about a live band he was familiar with. The cost would be $1500.00. No one was interested in paying that much for a band. Charlene presented a group, Danny and Johnny for $500.00 for the entire evening. It was discussed about not having any type of entertainment that would cost the club. People don’t stay much longer after the meal and there are only a few who actually get up and dance. It was voted by majority to provide our own entertainment.
Trophy Case at Vann Gannaway: Will has given Vann Gannaway the rest of the trophies to be displayed in the trophy case.
Beat the Heat: Corvette C-8 convertible to be revealed at the Kennedy Space Center October 2nd. The cost for entry is $60.00.
Beat the Heat: Corvette C-8 Tour at Don Mealey Chevrolet of Clermont, October 17th and 18th, 1:00-7:00 (FREE) Doug will contact Mealey to find out if we come as a group would there be eenough parking .
Anniversary Luncheon at Vincent’s in Mount Dora: J udy, Bob V. and a couple others questioned why would we change venues? Will explained we were trying something different. Judy felt we should leave well enough alone since we have a place that can accommodate the parking of our group, good service and good food. It was voted on what the club wanted. The majority voted to have it at Taki’s in Leesburg. We can go to Russell Stover’s afterwards. Will, will follow up with Dennis on checking with Taki’s about date and time.
Concerns of Police Survivors: Blue Light Gala November 2nd 6:00 p.m. Will passed Charlene a letter to be read from COPS, an organization for Central Florida that recognize and assist families of fallen law enforcement officers. As a fundraiser they are having a Gala that promotes sponsors which is tiered by the amount of donation, $500.00 - $2,500. Depending on the tier, it includes and determines the number of attendees for the Gala. Rich suggested the club donate $200.00. Maureen Brown suggested $500.00. Will asked if we had someone to second the motion, Rich seconded. It was decided to show a number of hands for $500.00. The club voted to donate $500.00.
Club Christmas Party (12/06/19): Anita explained about Secret Santa Exchange $20.00 a couple. We will start the Secret Santa at 4:00 and finish for dinner at 5:30. The same caterers from last year will be providing the food for this years. The club will pay for a clean up crew after the party.
Past Event Reports:
Bowling: July; Bob 136; Doug 142 and Judy 141.
Citrus Tower: 8/3/19 (5 cars); 9/7/19 (7 cars)
Coney’s Cruise-In: 8/3/19 and 9/7/19
Highway 441 Cruise-In: 8/7/19 and 9/7/19 cancelled due to hurricane
Sonic Cruise-In: 8/17/19 a couple cars
Eustis Cruise-In: 7/27/19 and 8/24/19 a few attended. A Touch of Glass will continue to assist with 50/50 and registration.
Gator Harley Davidson: 8/31/19 (7 cars). Meeting time will remain at 8:30 a.m. at the Shell gas station
Tropic Theater: 8/10/19 (7 members attended)
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.
Coney’s Cruise-In-1st Saturday of the month 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 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.-1:00 p.m.
Market of Marion- 4th Saturday of the month 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is a $5.00 registration fee.
Eustis Cruise-In – 4th Saturday of the month-5-8 P.M.
Gator Harley Davidson- 5th Sat. of the month (August 31, 2019)10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Beatles Tribute Band - 9/20/19 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Vette Fest - 10/05/19
Toys for Tots Car Show-10/18/19 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Grand Oaks Resort. Bring an unwrapped toy or donate money.
Mid-Florida Auto Show & Lake Mirror Concourse - 10/18/19-10/20/19
Anniversary Luncheon at Taki’s - 10/20/19 2:00 p.m. (Dennis to confirm )
3rd Annual Superkids Show - 11/3/19 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Minneola High School
Corvette Club of Marion County - 11/16/19 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Chuck will be contact person)
Club Christmas Party - 12/06/19 at Pennbrooke Fairways Grand Hall
Meet your Member: Gary Slentz
50/50 Drawing – Won by Doug B.
Planning Meeting will be on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Vann Gannaway.
General Meeting will be on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the UMAC Center in Tavares at 7:00 PM
Will adjourned at 8:12. Steve made motion and Larry seconded.