The meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM by our President, Rick Richardson. Rick opened the meeting by leading the members in the Pledge of Allegiance. Rick asked if we had any new members or guests. Brian Lucas (Fruitland Park) introduced himself as one of our new members. He has a 2013 C6 (Red). Rick G. (Mineola) also introduced himself as a guest. He has a 2001 Z06 (yellow) along with Steve Anderson (Umatilla) also introduced himself as a guest. He has a 91 Greenwood and 2013 Grand Sport. We all welcomed them to the meeting.
Corvette Trivia: 1. How many “78” Corvettes were built? 32,966, 37,267 or 40,224 Answer: 40, 224 and the winner was Barbara “Bling” Tootle. 2. In 1969 the Corvette “cross flags” were discontinued from the exterior surface? True or False? Answer False and the winner was Chuck Kepler. 3. In 1961 Corvettes had thermostat-operated clutch fans. True or False? Answer True and the winner was Ellie Willis.
Treasurer’s Report: Anita read the treasurer’s report. Bob Vehmeier 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 had been posted on the website and have been emailed to all of the members who have provided him email addresses. Susan Ricci made the motion to waive the reading of the minutes and to accept the minutes as written. Lynn Nault seconded the motion to waive the reading of the minutes. All in favor of accepting the minutes as read and posted.
NCM Update: Rich Gander reported that there is an Open Track Day at Bowling Green on June 4th. He also said there were still tickets available to win a 2023 Torch Red C8 at the cost of $150 each.
Member Update Coordinator/Care Committee: Roseanna reported that she sent “Get Well” cards in April to Jeff Shatto, Sharon Capponi, Jackie Capponi, John Knoetzel, Bobby Brown and in May to Patty Kneiss, Sara Slentz, and Allan Wedge. Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to all who celebrate one in May, June and July.
Facebook: Betsy was not in attendance. Thanks to all who continue to take pictures and post them. She contacted Rick Richardson and said she would like someone to take over her job in updating Facebook due to continuing family health issues.
Old Business: Event Coordinator is still needed. No one has volunteered to date. Facebook Coordinator needed (See Rick) Note: Bob V. volunteered Roseanna since she already posts to FB. She responded by saying that she could help out but feels that since she is out of town for over 3 months someone else might be better. We are looking for a volunteer. Website Assistant Coordinator needed to assist Bob V. Vann Gannaway Sponsor Plaque has not arrived yet.
New Business: Rick introduced Susan Bennett from Cornerstone Hospice. The club presented her with a check for $1000 ($500 from Vann Gannaway and $500 from club). Susan spoke on behalf or Cornerstone saying that we have been donating for the past 11 years. They have a project called Build Orlando where they are trying to buy property to put up a free standing facility in the Orlando area. Currently they are leasing a location. The money we have donated stays in Lake County Hospice Care and facility. UMAC – Donation has been given to Youth Group for $250.
Past Event Reports: Highway 441 Monthly Cruise-In (May) 6 cars Sonic Cruise-In (April) only Bill B. Citrus Tower (April) no cars, May they celebrated 10th Anniversary with cake and extra door prizes (4 cars) Leesburg Cruise In (April) none, and May (10 cars) Eustis Cruise-In (May) 9 cars, Rick & Anita and Fred & Barbara won $50 cash and Chuck C. won a $25 gift certificate. Club Picnic- 26 members attended. Special thanks to Barbara Smith for taking charge of the games. Corvettes at South State Bank in Ocala. We had 6 cars. Participant trophies were won by Butch, Rick R. and Andy C. Best Interior won by Pete Capponi and Best Bling was won by Barbara Tootle. Mid Florida Lakes Car Show – 9 cars were there. Club won the participation award. Door prizes were won by Chuck C, Bob V, and Barbara T. St. Armands Circle Car Show – 3 cars – Butch won a door prize. Leesburg Gateway Plaza Show – 6 cars went and Fred won a trophy for cleanest engine.
Ongoing Monthly Events: Citrus Tower – 1st Saturday of the Month – 5-8 P.M. Highway 441 Monthly Cruise In – 1st Wednesday of the Month – 4 - 7:30 P.M. Leesburg Cruise In – 2nd Saturday of the Month – 4 – 7:30 P.M. Sonic Cruise-In – 3rd Saturday of the Month - 9 - 12 Noon Leesburg Gateway Plaza Cruise-In – 3rd Saturday of the Month 4:30 - 7:30 P.M. Eustis Cruise-In – 4th Saturday of the Month – 4- 7 P.M. Gator Harley Davidson – 5th Saturday of the Month – 10 - 3 P.M.
Upcoming Activities: St. Augustine Museum – TBA (Chuck C) postponed until Fall Bok Tower Cruise – TBA (Bill B) Corvettes at Palm Coast – October 9, 2022 – 8 - 3 P.M. CCMC 24th All Corvette Show – November 12, 2022 – 9 - 2 P.M. Gateway Classic Coffee & Donuts – TBA Buc-ee’s – TBA (Ken Morris) Next Meeting –
Planning Meeting : TBA Board to decide on a date that does not interfere with the 441 show and then possibly go out to dinner afterwards.
General Meeting: Tuesday July 17th at 7 P.M.
Open Discussion: Before we closed the meeting Paulie said he spoke to Fred and he hasn’t been feeling well. He has started therapy. Ongoing issues with his Parkinson’s. Also Cindy V. reported that Betsy Wedge contacted her regarding Allan who recently had a seizure and was taken to the hospital. Rick will put out an email and include addresses if anyone would like to send out cards.
50/50 Drawing won by Paul Sheller Adjourned – Motion to adjourn by Paul Sheller and seconded by Chuck Kepler at 7:45 P.M. Respectfully submitted by Roseanna N.