Meeting called to order by Markus Bersinger at 5:48pm at Café South, Charlotte, NC.
Officers present: Markus Bersinger (President), Joan Hauck (VP of Membership), Greg Tilley (Treasurer), and Beth Schwenzfeier, Don Griffith and Larry & Diana Fritts (co-Events Coordinators)
Officers not present: Jeff Kessel (VP of Automotive) and Margy Kessel (Secretary)
No one had any changes to August’s meeting minutes, so the minutes were approved as written and posted to our website.
Markus Bersinger – President:
Markus opened the meeting, welcoming everyone to Café South and thanked the restaurant for hosting us.
Joan Hauck - Vice President of Membership:
Joan introduced Frank Saubier and Michele Causby, our newest applicants. They own a 2021 accelerate yellow metallic coupe.
Greg Tilley -Treasurer:
Reported we have a balance of $3,804.88 in our bank account, of which $152.31 is dedicated is in our charity fund. Last month, the club voted to donate $96 to the Gaston Hospice.
Events Coordinators (Beth Schwenzfeier, Don Griffith, Diana Fritts & Larry Fritts):
Beth Schwenzfeier listed the upcoming club events, which can also be found on our online calendar:
-- October 16, Ben Mynatt Chevrolet customer appreciation day, Concord, 8am-2pm. Greg Tilley reminded everyone that our club needs to have a strong showing of cars and members for our long-time club sponsor.
-- October 17, Run to the Colors sponsored by Foothills Corvette Club in North Wilkesboro, NC. Larry Fritts explained that the scenic drive starts at McNeill Chevrolet Buick of Wilkesboro, Highway 421 at 9:30am. The drive heads toward Galax, VA with a lunch stop in Shatley Springs, NC. An event flyer can be found at this link: http://foothillscorvetteclub.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Run-to-the-colors-20214pdf.pdf Contact Larry if anyone would be interested in leaving for Wilkesboro the evening of October 16 (after the Ben Mynatt cruise-in).
-- October 23, car care day, 9am to 1pm, at Ace’s Automotive, 118 Business Park Drive, Indian Trail, NC. Bring your own oil and oil filter. Optional lunch afterward, if members prefer.
-- October 30, club meeting and annual picnic, Smith Lake Farm, Mount Pleasant, 11am-4pm
-- November 6, Corvette Angels toy drive, Carolina Place Mall, 9am-noon, hosted by Road Runner Vettes club. Bring new, unwrapped children toy(s) for donation to the Salvation Army.
-- Markus Bersinger reminded everyone that 2022 officer nominations remain open until the end of our October meeting/picnic. Markus announced that he is withdrawing his nomination for president, deferring to David Pratt.
-- Markus then listed the current slate of candidates: David Pratt (president); Larry Fritts (VP of automotive); Joan Hauck (VP of membership); Thomas Foxx (officer at large); Beth Schwenzfeier (treasurer); Kim Prestis (secretary); and Diana Fritts (events coordinator).
-- Greg Tilley updated on the group shirt purchase from Monogram Magic. The vendor experienced a slight delay in getting the polo shirts and t-shirts from his supplier. Greg will notify the members who signed up for shirts when our vendor estimates the shirts will be ready.
-- David Pratt announced that Stelios Katsamperis (our club member in Greenville, SC) invited the club to do a scenic drive to Greensville so he could show off his car collection (in a barn, no less) and then host lunch for the club. David will coordinate with Stelios for such a trip one of the following dates: October 9, November 13, or November 27. Stay tuned for an update.
-- Greg Tilley held a no-cost raffle of Generations Corvette Club coffee mugs. Markus Bersinger and Michele Causby were the lucky winners of 2 mugs each.
There was no further business, so Don Griffith motioned the meeting to be adjourned and seconded by Greg Tilley. The meeting ended at 6:04pm.
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