The meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM by Bob Vehmeier. Our guests, Dave and Donna who have a 2005 coupe; Bob and Trudy Wilson who have rejoined our club with a 2005 convertible and Bill Hickey from Mt. Dora who has a 2011 Corvette but has ordered a new Grand Sport. Bob said with our new members, we may have to re-introduce ourselves.
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 Gary, and seconded by Jeff. All were in favor.
Minutes: Bob stated the minutes from the July meeting are on line. A motion was made by Steve M. and seconded by Arch to accept the minutes as written and all were in favor.
Member Update: Carol Hill is home and doing good. Ed Beauchamp is still recovering from stem-cell treatment.
NCM Update: Rich state that there is a raffle on October 11th and another one in February with tickets costing $10.00
Care Committee: Maureen wished all the members having birthdays in September and October (and beginning of November), a Happy Birthday.
Face Book: Several of our members have posted pictures on line (thanks to Doug/Maureen for the anniversary pictures) and if you go to car shows, please post them.
Coffee and Cars at the Mall – Dennis said that we have never done one of these and started working on it. We have found that it is more expensive than we thought (DJ/Donuts/Coffee). The mall has told us they need a $2 million dollar insurance policy for us to have the show there and Dennis said we do not have time to get sponsors, etc. So we will revisit this after the first of the year. Bob stated that Marion County carries insurance throughout the year and gets a “Rider” for special events. We will be looking into this. Mention was made about using Ferran Park for this and maybe we do not need a DJ.
Officers – Dennis stated that he has been working closely with Bob for this show. He realized it is not easy for Bob to do all this work and the rest of the board members as well. Most of them have been on the board for nine years and it is about time that other members step up and create a new board. Anita has agreed to take over the Treasurer’s position from Chuck and Dennis have agreed to be Vice-President. We need people to take over the Presidency and the Secretarial duties for the Board. This change would take place in January. Bob said it is important to divide up the jobs better with the other club members. Will Anderson said that he will run for President for 2019.
Amendment to By-Laws – Bob stated that at the July 17, 2018, meeting, members voted to propose an amendment to Article VII, Section 1 of our Bylaws in order to bring them into compliance with Chapter 617.0141(3)(c) of the Florida Statutes. which requires Members to consent in writing to receiving notices by electronic mail. The vote on the proposed amendment will take place at the September 18, 2018 meeting. The text of the proposed amendment (bold, italic, underline is addition; strikethrough is deletion) is as follows:
Article VII –Notices and Communications
Section 1.Members shall consent in writing to receiving all notices and communications via electronic mail (email).All information pertaining to club activities will be determined by email. In those cases where this is not possible, arrangements will be made to have a friend or club member convey the upcoming events. Members who do not consent in writing to receiving all notices and communications via electronic mail (email) shall waive receipt of notices.
A motion was made by Rich G. and seconded by Arch B that we accept this amendment to our By-Laws.
Corvette Coins – Will said he will be ordering them soon.
Ride/Rally – we are planning out next ride for October 6th to Peck’s Old Port Cove in Crystal River. Plan on leaving around 11:00 am from Leesburg Bowling Alley. Thanks to Rick and Anita for putting this together. We will plan another one in February/March.
Club Pens – Bob showed the members a pen he received in the mail and wanted to see if we should order some. After a few questions, Bob will find out more about them.
Past Event Reports:
Benton House – Fred said we had seven members there and at the end, they drove around so residents could see the cars.
Anniversary Dinner – we all had a good time and the food was very good.
Bowling – In July, Cindy had the high for the first game of 221 (Bob had 175) ; in the second game, Cindy had a 43 and Doug and Mark tied with 126. In August, Cindy had the high game of 159 (Bob had 152 and in the second game, Cindy had a 194 (Jeff had 175).
Eustis Cruise-the July show was rained out
Club Ride and Lunch at Back Porch in Lake Alfred – unfortunately, it started to rain when we were driving there, but everyone had a good lunch.
Citrus Tower – a few people were there as it was very hot.
Highway 441 Cruise-in – we had 11 cars there.
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
Oct 6 – Ride to Peck’s Old Port Cove
Oct 20th – Mid FL Auto Show & Lake Mirror Classic and Clermont Harvest Show
Oct. 26th – Grade Oaks Toys for Tots – Village Vettes
Nov 4th – Superkids Car Show – Minneola H.S.
Nov 10th – Montverde Day Car Show
Nov 17th – Marion Co. Corvette Show in Ocala
Dec 14th – Club Christmas Party at Pennbrooke Fairways (we will have a complete catered meal)
Aug 28-31 (2019) – Caravan to Corvette Museum
50/50 Drawing – Won by Jeff B.
Planning Meeting will be on Wednesday, November 7th and “General Meeting” will be on Tuesday, November 20th at the UMAC Center in Tavares at 7:00 PM
Adjourned – Motion to adjourn by Doug and seconded by Steve M.