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Generations Corvette Club
Monthly Business Meeting

September 28, 2019


Meeting called to order at approximately 3:00 pm by David Pratt at the Generations Corvette Club annual picnic, Smith’s Farm, 6601 Smith Lake Road, Mount Pleasant, NC  28124.

Officers Present:  David Pratt (President), Debi Pratt (Events Coordinator), Greg Tilley (Treasurer), Thomas Foxx (VP of Automotive) Joan Hauck, (VP of Membership) and Margy Kessel (Secretary)

Last month’s meeting minutes were approved with no changes.

Officer Reports:

David Pratt – President
-   David welcomed everyone to the Generations Corvette Club annual picnic and monthly meeting at Smith’s Farm.  David thanked Larry Coley for his time in preparing and cooking all the delicious food at the picnic.  A special thanks also to all the members who supplied the side dishes and desserts.
-   David thanked everyone who attended the Miami Dolphin vs Dallas Cowboys football lunch/barbecue at his home last Sunday.
David announced that we have reserved the clubhouse at Moss Creek in Concord for our Generations Corvette Club Holiday Party.  The party will be on Friday, December 13 at 7:00pm.  An event flyer will be sent out shortly with all the details.

Greg Tilley – Treasurer
-   The club has $3,327.06 in our bank account which includes the sponsorship renewal with Morrison Motors Company.  Charity fund has $183.31 included in that total.
-   Greg mentioned there are still slots available for the Auto Fair at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord on Saturday October 19, 2019.  Please email Greg at 65vette@bellsouth.net  ASAP if you wish to participate.

Debi Pratt – Events Coordinator
October 5, 2019 – 7th Annual Harrisburg Cruisers Memorial Car Show,
8:00am to 1:00pm, 4545 Concord Parkway South, Concord, NC
$15 pre-registration, $20 day of show.  All proceeds benefit Aislinn’s Wish Foundation.  A Harrisburg Cruisers event also hosted by Morrison Motor Company, one of our club sponsors.  Not a club-sponsored event.  Contact is http://www.harrisburgcruisers.org.

October 11, 2019 – Porter Ridge HS Homecoming, 5:30pm – 9:30pm, 2839 Ridge Rd., Indian Trail, NC
Tentatively we need 5 volunteers to carry homecoming princesses.  Student body has not made their formal request yet.

October 19, 2019  (Saturday only) – Charlotte Motor Speedway Auto Fair-Concord, NC
Help give our club area visibility with a great showing!  We have only 15 slots available although 2 spots are already reserved for club sponsors – one for Ben Mynatt Chevrolet and the other for Morrison Motors.  Please sign up by September 2 by emailing to Thomas Foxx at tfxthedriver@gmail.com.  Bring your car, polish, chairs, sunscreen and coolers and be ready for a great time, plenty of people – watching, as well as chrome-worshipping.

October 20, 2019 – Run to the Colors (scenic drive) 10:00am – 5:00pm  Empire Chevrolet, Hwy 421, Wilkesboro, NC
Not a club-sponsored event; this event is sponsored by Foothills Corvette Club.
Foothills Corvette Club leads this large Corvette caravan west through the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and Virginia, to view one of nature’s most beautiful display of color, The Fall Foliage!  Last year the tour had 140+ corvettes participate.  Drivers’ meeting at Empire Chevrolet Hwy 421 Wilkesboro, NC at 10:00am.  Tour leaves promptly at 10:30am.  There will be family style lunch at Shatley Springs at 11:45am.  The cost is $20 CASH per person.  A ride donation of $5.00 per car will benefit the Foothill Corvette Club Charities.  All corvette owners and corvette clubs are welcomed to attend.

October 26, 2019 – Monthly Meeting & Dinner – 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Monthly meeting and dinner will be at Amici’s Pizza Sports Bar and Grill, 929 Concord Pkwy South, Concord, NC.  Please RSVP by October 20th to GenerationsEvents1@gmail.com to ensure adequate seating.

November 2, 2019 – Corvette Angels Toy Drive – 9:00am – 12:00pm – Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Road Runner Vettes “RRV” is proud to team up with the Salvation Army to sponsor their annual toy drive.  This event is free and open to the public.  This year, the event is being held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Corvette Angels has helped raise toys for needy children.  Your support is needed and greatly appreciated.  Please bring an unwrapped toy and make a child smile this Christmas!  Click "here" to register with RRV to participate.

November 9, 2019 -- Parade for Veterans – 11:00am – 700 North Tryon St. parking lot, Charlotte, NC
Veterans Bridge Home is participating in a parade on Saturday, November 9 at 11:00am in downtown Charlotte.  Generations Corvette Club would like to support this organization by driving several of our Corvettes in this parade with them.  This event is in lieu of a cruise-in originally planned.  This is an event to show our appreciation for the Veterans and to display our Corvettes only, no politicians or pageant queens riding in our cars.  Please let Greg Tilley know ASAP if you wish to participate in the parade.   We need a count on how many cars will participate in order to register our club.  Greg has also collected 10 automotive t-shirts to give to the veterans.

November 10, 2019 – Vintage Warbirds - Sunday – 9:00am – 5:00pm - 1640 Aviation Drive, Monroe, NC
Warbirds over Monroe airshow is a joint production by the non-profit Warriors & Warbirds group and the City of Monroe.  It takes place every year on Veteran’s Day weekend at the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport in Monroe.  Website – www.monroenc.org/Departments/Tourism/Warbirs-Over-Monroe-Air-Show.

November 23, 2019 – Monthly Meeting & Dinner - Officer Elections
Location to be determined.

December 7, 2019 – Toys for Tots – 9:00am – 11:30am – Streetside Classics, 800 Derita Rd., SuiteA, Concord, NC
Toys for Tots is a holiday program run by the U.S. Marines.  Please bring an unwrapped children’s toy.  Free food, drinks and gift raffles.  Fun event for a good cause!

December 7, 2019 – Mount Pleasant Christmas Parade – Location – Downtown Mount Pleasant, NC
Need seven volunteers to carry town pageant princesses (aged 2 -18); more details to follow.

December 13, 2019 – Friday  at 7:00 pm - Generations Corvette Club 2019 Holiday Party & Meeting Moss Creek Clubhouse, 9505 Moss Plantation Avenue NW, Concord, NC
You and a guest are cordially invited to celebrate the season with your fellow members.  The club is providing main entrees, sides and desserts at no cost to attendees.  RSVP required by December 2 to GenerationsEvents1@gmail.com in order to give caterer advance notice on food order.

December 24, 2019 – Ben Mynatt Cheverolet, Concord NC – Annual Christmas Eve Breakfast – 8:00am to 11:00am.
Details to follow.  Need club volunteers to help.

Thomas Foxx – Vice President of Automotive
Thomas reminded members about the upcoming Auto Fair on Saturday, October 19, at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Our club display of our cars will be located on the Concourse which provides us protection from the weather – rain or sun.  Parking in this area is also free.  Please make sure you contact Thomas as early as possible at tfxthedriver@gmail.com.  The Hornets Nest announced this fall Auto Fair will not extend to Sunday, October 20.

Joan Hauck – Vice President of Membership
Joan announced there are three new applications for club membership:
Thomas (Wayne) Hendrick
Terry Fallet
Jax & Susan Jenkinson

OLD BUSINESS – NONE

NEW BUSINESS - NONE

David Pratt motioned for the meeting to be closed and Jim Stahl seconded, so the meeting adjourned at 3:20pm to resume barbecue lunch at Smith’s Farm, 6601 Smith Lake Road, Mt. Pleasant, NC.