Meeting called to order at 3:03pm by Carlos Arosemena (on behalf of Jim Stahl who arrived before the end of the meeting) at Smith Farm, Mount Pleasant, NC.
Officers present: Jim Stahl, Joan Hauck, Carlos Arosemena, David Pratt, Vicky Wellik, Larry Coley, and Greg Tilley.
Last month's meeting minutes were approved with no changes.
Carlos Arosemena, Vice President of Automotive:
- Thanked the Smith family for letting us use their farm again for our annual picnic and Larry Coley for cooking all the wonderful food.
- Acknowledged Morrison Motor Company as our newest corporate sponsor. Jimmy Morrison had been invited to attend our picnic but had another commitment.
Greg Tilley, Treasurer: The club has $1,904.24 in our checking account.
Joan Hauck, Vice-President of Membership:
- Welcomed Brian and Kristine Roy and their children as prospective members. They met the club at the last Auto Fair and brought their car into our display.
- Reminded all officers to tell Joan of event participation by prospective members so she can stay current on when applicants might become eligible for a membership vote.
Larry Coley, Officer at Large: Reminded everyone that he has can & bottle koozies and windshield banners available for sale.
David Pratt, Public Relations: Still talking to a national restaurant that our club has used for club meetings. He will provide an update when he reaches an agreement with the restaurant management.
Vicki Wellik, Events Coordinator:
- The Road Runner Vettes (RRV) club is holding their annual charity toy drive at the Charlotte Speedway on Saturday, November 3, from 9:00am to noon. New, unwrapped children toys will be donated to the Salvation Army. Last year’s drive raised over 1,000 toys. Generations members wanting to participate should register on RRV’s website at https://roadrunnervettes.com/corvette-angels/corvette-angels-registration/.
- Our next meeting and annual officer elections will be on Saturday, November 10 at 4:00pm at Ben Mynatt Chevrolet in Concord. The club will buy pizzas and drinks for the meeting.
- The club’s participation in the Concord Christmas parade is still up in the air. Jim Stahl will let the club know if we will be invited to participate.
- Streetside Classics will hold their annual toy drive for the benefit of Toys for Tots on Saturday, December 1 from noon to 3:00pm. They will provide food and have raffle drawings for people donating new, unwrapped children toys.
- The club is tentatively supporting the Mount Pleasant (NC) Christmas parade on Saturday, December 8. Greg Tilley will provide more information will be provided soon and ask for six volunteers to carry the town’s young pageant queens.
- The club’s Christmas party is tentatively planned for the Union Street Bistro in Concord for Saturday, December 15. Updated information will be provided as we firm up this plan.
- Ben Mynatt Chevrolet will hold their annual community breakfast on either December 22 or December 24. Greg Tilley will provide more information soon. In the past, club members have volunteered to help set up tables & chairs, clean tables, and carry supplies.
Jim Stahl, President:
- Officer nominations for board positions for 2019 will close at the end of this meeting. Elections will be during our November 10 meeting.
- Jim also thanked Larry Coley for his hard work preparing and cooking today’s food and thanked the Smith family for use of their property.
- Thomas Fox briefly summarized the recent Run to the Colors scenic drive hosted by the Foothills Corvette Club. This year, 91 Corvettes were in the procession.
- Vicky Wellik asked for members’ perception of the concourse display area at the recent Auto Fair. Members cited the advantages of shade/cover from sun/rain and steady foot traffic from Auto Fair spectators. Not parking on the infield was not missed.
- The board members will soon begin reviewing the club’s bylaws with an eye toward simplification and streamlining various components. Any drafted changes would be presented to the general membership for discussion and vote.
- Debi Pratt will try to recharge the club’s involvement with local charities when she joins next year’s board.
The club will consider moving up next year’s annual picnic from October to September in order to increase the chance for better weather for this event.
Vicky Wellik motioned for the meeting to be closed and Rosanna Arosemena seconded, so the meeting adjourned at 3:31pm.
Generations Corvette Club