Generations Corvette Club
Meeting called to order at 5:15pm by Markus Bersinger at Villa Roma Italian Restaurant in Gastonia, NC.
Officers Present: Markus Bersinger (President), Greg Tilley (Treasurer), Jeff Kessel (VP Automotive), Margy Kessel (Secretary), and Larry & Diana Fritts and Don Griffith & Beth Schwenzfeier (joint Events Coordinators)
Officer Not Present:
Joan Hauck (VP of Membership)
July’s meeting minutes were approved with no changes.
Markus Bersinger – President
Markus welcomed everyone to our club meeting and dinner at Villa Roma Italian Restaurant in Gastonia. Markus opened up officer nominations for 2022. The following members were nominated during the meeting:
Markus Bersinger – President
David Pratt - President
Larry Fritts - VP of Automotive
Joan Hauck - VP of Membership
Beth Schwenzfeier – Treasurer
Diana Fritts – Events Coordinator
Thomas Foxx – Officer at Large
Kim Prestis – Secretary
These nominations, if accepted and approved by all members, will be voted on at our November meeting and dinner. The nomination period remains open until the end of our October meeting, so other people may still self-nominate by emailing Markus at GenerationsCorvetteClubPres@gmail.com.
Joan Hauck – Vice President of Membership
Joan was not present but advised through Markus she has two membership bags for Marcus Bersinger and Michael Chase and will distribute to them at next meeting in September.
Greg Tilley – Treasurer
The club has $4,105.44 in our bank account. Included in this amount is $248.31 for Charity. Greg also advised our new member, Kenneth Erdel, that his member badge has been delayed but will be presented to him at our next meeting in September.
Don Griffith & Beth Schwenzfier/Diana Fritz & Larry Fritz – Events Coordinator
-- September 4, 2021 - Matthews Alive (Labor Day) Parade –9:00am to 11:00am
Parade has been cancelled due to the increase in Covid 19 and delta variant cases.
-- September 4, 2021 - Rolling Car Show at Auto Barn Classic Cars, Concord, NC – 9:00am to 5:00 pm. This is not a club-sponsored event. Cruise-in route along Hwy 29, ending in a car show at their facility. To register go to www.thecarolinacruise.com.
-- September 9 – 11, 2021 Fall AutoFair–Charlotte Motor Speedway
Generations Corvette Club has been confirmed for 15 free spots on the Concourse Saturday, September 11, 2021. If you plan to participate in this event, contact Jeff Kessel at firstname.lastname@example.org. To date, we still have 4 spots available due to some cancellations.
-- September 12, 2021 – 2:00pm to 6:00pm - Cabarrus Gears & Beers – Cabarrus Brewing Company is teaming up with their Gibson Mill neighbors at Auto Barn Classic Cars & Hagarty Classic Car Insurance to bring a new car show experience to Concord. Food trucks will be on site. The event will provide trolley transportation between Cabarrus Brewery and the AutoBarn showroom for viewing.
-- September 17 – 19, 2021 - Beach Getaway Weekend – Friday thru Sunday– Ocean Sands Beach Resort, Myrtle Beach, SC
-- September 25, 20 - Meeting & Dinner - Tentatively at O’Charley’s Restaurant & Bar in Concord.
-- October 16, 2021 – Saturday - Ben Mynatt Chevrolet Customer Appreciation Day, Concord, NC –- 8:00am to 2:00pm. Mynatt Chevrolet is one of our longtime sponsors. Generations is invited to display as many of our cars as possible at their cruise-in. There will be free food, drinks and music. RSVP to Greg Tilley at email@example.com so we can plan our parking needs.
-- October 16, 2021 – Saturday - Knights of Columbus Car Show – 8:00AM – 1:00PM St. James Catholic Church, Geiger Hall, 139 Manor Ave SW, Concord, NC. This is a fun event with collector cars including Mustangs, Corvettes, Classic Trucks, restored Antique Cars, American Muscle Cars. Free Admission, Car Registration $20, Day of Show $25 - 50-50 Raffle. Music and food will be available for purchase. DJ on site, prizes awarded. Proceeds support local charities.
-- October 23, 2021 – 9:00am – 1:00pm – Car Care Day – 118 Business Park Drive, Indian Trail. NC – Chris Farrell of Ace’s Automotive (Joan’s Hauck’s mechanic) has offered to host a car care day at his shop in Indian Trail. Please RSVP to Greg Tilley at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 20 whether you plan to change your oil & filter or just visit.
-- October 30, 2021 – Saturday - Picnic & Meeting – 11:00pm to 4:00pm – 6601 Smith Lake Road, Mount Pleasant, NC. Join us at our annual picnic at Smith Farm Lake in Mt. Pleasant. Please bring your own dessert, drinks and chairs. Sign up with Larry Coley by October 22 at email@example.com to ensure adequate food on hand. If you have not already done so, Larry would appreciate 3-4 volunteers to help set up tables and tents on October 29 at 1:00pm. Also will need 3-4 volunteers to help clean up after the picnic.
-- November 6, 2021 – Saturday - Corvette Angels Toy Drive, Carolina Place Mall, 9:00am to 12:00pm. This event is hosted by Road Runner Vettes. Bring one or more new, unwrapped children’s toys for donation to the Salvation Army. While at toy drive, club participants will decided if they will go to lunch afterward.
-- November 20, 2021 – Meeting & Dinner – 5:00pm – 7:00pm Officer Elections – Tentatively, 701 Main Bar & Restaurant in Waxhaw. NC.
-- December 18, 2021 – Saturday – Christmas Holiday Party – 5:00pm – 7:00pm - location to be determined
-- December 24, 2021 – Saturday – 7:00am to 11:00am - Community Breakfast – Ben Mynatt Chevrolet 281 Concord Parkway South, Concord, NC. Ben Mynatt Chevrolet is hosting a community breakfast on Christmas Eve day. Generations members are needed to volunteer to help serve and bus tables. Even if you can’t stay to help, please come and enjoy a great breakfast from our sponsor. RSVP to Greg Tilley at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 17 so we can plan our support level.
Jeff Kessel – Vice President of Automotive
Fall AutoFair – September 9 – 11, 2021 – Charlotte Motor Speedway
Jeff advised that there are still (4) spots available on the Concourse and also distributed details from his credential meeting to members present. Jeff also advised he will send out an email to participating members advising time and location meeting place so we can all ride together.
Margy Kessel – Secretary
Margy advised she has reached out to the Community Manager at Moss Creek Village Clubhouse in Concord regarding our Holiday Party for December 18, 2021. To date, she has not yet received a response but will keep us posted if approved by the Moss Creek Association Board.
Debi Pratt brought up for a vote to make a donation to the following charity – “Feeding the Silent Hungry”. This charity supports families battling terminal illness by purchasing a meal of any size as a donation. This contribution supports Gaston County Hospice’s patients and family members. Villa Roma Restaurant where we held our dinner and meeting last night is one of the participating restaurants. Greg Tilley put it up for a vote last night and we all agreed to make a $96 donation (12 meals) from Generations Corvette Club.
Greg Tilley motioned for the meeting to be closed and Debbie Pratt seconded, so the meeting adjourned at 6:05pm.