The meeting was called to order at 7:04 PM by our President, Rick Richardson.
Rick opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. After the pledge we stood for a moment of silence in honor of Alan Wedge, who had passed January 5, 2023.
Rick asked if we had any new members or guest. Jerry and Cheryl Axtell introduced their granddaughter Andrea as their guest. No new members. Rick welcomed all members to the new year. He started the meeting with 3 trivia questions.
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 Ellie Willis 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. Chuck Kepler made the motion to waive the reading of the minutes and to accept the minutes as written. Jeff Shatto 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, Alan Wedge, Ray Nault, Bob Vehmeier, Barbara Smith and Jackie Capponi.
Sympathy cards was sent to Betsy Wedge, Andrew & Jackie Capponi and Pete and Sharon Capponi.
Rick asked Charlene to read a card received from Barbara Smith. Barbara informed the members that she is going to move out of state into assisted living.
Steve and Charlene Minger and Doug and Maureen Brown celebrated December anniversaries. Maureen Brown, Bill Birdsell and Pete Capponi have upcoming birthdays. Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to all who celebrated one in January through March.
Facebook: Betsy asked for members to keep posting pictures of places they have been. At the last car show, pictures were taken by Kay Weaver and posted in Facebook. Various members have been terrific about taking pictures and having them posted.
Nomination of 2023 Officers – Nominating Committee: Roseanna offered to be the nominating committee. She announce that all positions are opened to anyone who wants to volunteer. No one came forward. It was proposed to keep those in office to remain in office. Rick announced there are no nominations and closed the floor to officially reinstate those officers. The officers for 2023 are as follows:
Rick Richardson; President
Butch Nielsen; Vice President
Anita Kaspick; Treasurer
Charlene Minger; Secretary
Future Events – Rides, Dinners etc. – Trip to Bowling Green.
If anyone has a favorite dinner or ride that they would like to host, suggestions are welcome.
The trip to Bowling Green is questionable at this time. If anyone goes to the Corvette Museum, you have to pay an admission fee and the plant has a separate fee. Part of the plant is shut down.
Website Assistant Coordinator- Bob needs help and Roseanna offered to assist him temporarily. Kay Weaver has website knowledge and has offered to help.
By-Laws Revisions- It has been determined by the board that there are some changes and/or deletion that need to be made to the by-laws.
Article II- Officers
Section 1. Officers and their Duties.
E. Treasuer-Shall pay the bills by check, and maintain all books necessary for the operation of the club. The treasurer shall report to the club prior to payment of expenditures in excess of $100.00. These expenditures must be approved by a majority vote of the membership present. (A telephone poll or direct personal contact with all members in town will satisfy this prior notification requirement; however, records of the contact shall be kept.) Disbursements of club funds, which are not directly related to club activities, will require the same notification and approval as above.
It was decided to change the expenditure amount to $500.00. The section in parenthesis will be stricken. Instead, it will be voted upon at the next meeting.
Section 3. The term of each officer shall be 1 year. (Each officer may serve no more than 2 consecutive terms to the same office. All officers currently in office may extend their term beyond the two year limitation or until the following year.)
At the time the by-laws were written the club meant on a monthly schedule. Since we meet every other month we will hold the election at the beginning of the year, at the January meeting.
Section 4. If a vacancy should occur during the year, the remaining officers shall appoint a person to fill the vacancy (until a special election can be held at the next meeting.) The person elected at that meeting will fill the balance of the term of the vacated office.
The section in parenthesis is to stricken from record.
Article III – Membership
Section 2. All active members must own a Corvette, and attend a minimum of two events, and two general meetings each calendar year in order to retain their membership with A Touch of Glass Corvette Club, Inc. Exceptions to the By-laws are stated in the following paragraph:
The Board may make an exception to the attendance requirements above in the event of Member illness, accident, or other situations deemed reasonable by the Board. If a member in good standing is no longer the owner of a Corvette the first six months of the year and desires to remain in the club, he/she has until the end of the year to become a Corvette owner. Should the member dispose of their Corvette the second half of the year they will be charged a $20.00 fee when annual dues are due and be given until the end of June to become a Corvette owner. Remaining in the club as a new owner will cost $15.00 for the balance of the year. Exceptions to this policy will be at the discretion of the board, (and in no case shall the time be extended longer than one year.)
Delete the section in parenthesis.
Article V- Elections
Section 1. The board shall appoint a nominating committee in (October.) This committee shall present its state of candidates at the December meeting.
The month in parenthesis is to be changed to November.
Article VII- Notices and Communications
Section 1. Members (shall consent in writing to receiving) all notices and communications via electronic mail (email). Members who do not consent in writing to receiving all notices and communications via electronic mail (email), shall waive receipt of all notices.
The section in parenthesis/bold letters shall be stricken and replaced with, will receive
2023 Membership Dues-January 31st. – The dues of $35.00 are due by the end of January. If you don’t pay at the January meeting please provide Anita with your dues by the end of month. Checks are preferred made out to A Touch of Glass Corvette Club, Inc.. Send payment to Anita Kaspick at 991 Rock Creek St., Apopka, FL 32712.
Club Picnic- Hickory Point Park March 25th. the last Saturday of the month.
Club Insurance- Our present insurance company is no longer insuring clubs. It was suggested to use Haggarty Insurance. The National Corvette Museum also uses Haggarty. Rick will checked to see if we go through the NCM would we get a discount. Bob suggested to contact the Marion County Corvette Club to see who they are going with.
Event Coordinator needed: Butch has volunteered to take charge and Steve Minger has volunteered to assist Butch. If a member has a place they would like to go, they would contact Butch and coordinate a date and time.
Past Event Reports:
Highway 441 Monthly Cruise In- December – 9 cars/January- 10 cars.
Sonic Cruise-In- November and December no participants from the club.
Bee’s RV Resort- December-9 cars. Dawn & Rick R. won Door Prizes/January – 14 cars. Butch won a T-shirt.
Leesburg Cruise- In- December- 7 cars. Ken G. won Trophy “Best Modern Vehicle”. January 14th. no one from the club.
Eustis Cruise In – November- 3 cars. December – Kay Weaver drove by and no one was there.
Gator Harley- December- No Show
Buc’ees/Magic Lights of Daytona Cruise- 4 cars. They stopped to eat at Crab Stop for lunch
Elks Lodge #1578 Cruise-In- 2 cars-Bill & Chuck Kempler won steak dinners.
Sam Boswell Buick GMC Car Show-11 cars- Pete & Chuck K. won coffee mugs and Barbara T won a gift card.
Ongoing Monthly Events:
Bee’s RV Resort Car Show- 1st. Saturday of the month – 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
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.
St. Augustine Museum- January 21, 2023 meet at 10:00 a.m. at Walgreens in Eustis, corner of SR 19/SR 44.
Saint & Sinners at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church- March 4th. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Pancake breakfast at 9:00 a.m. and later hot dogs and the trimmings with bingo. Entry for show will be to bring non perishable food item.
Pennbrooke Car Show- March 11, 2023 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Meet at the Leesburg Bowling Alley on Main Street, Steve will escort the cars into the community.
Bok Tower Cruise-TBA
Rick announced some other car shows coming up
February 11th. Oldies but Goodies Classic Car Show- Homestead Pl. of Williston
February 18th. Quick Lane at Ford of Clermont- 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
March 26th. Citrus Vettes & Camaros Car Show 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
May 13th. Vettes at One Daytona, Daytona Beach
April 22nd. Blessing of the Vettes- Nahas-The Village Vettes
50/50 Drawing – Congratulations Chuck Kempler!
Planning Meeting will be on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. at Vann Gannaway.
General Meeting will be on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at the UMAC Center in Tavares at 7:00 p.m.
Adjourned – Motion to adjourn at 7:50 by Jeff and seconded by Chuck.