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Published November 12th, 2008 10:33 AM IP
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4-State Vettes Corvette Club
Minutes of November 2008 Meeting
The regular monthly meeting was called to order on November 11, 2008, at 7:05pm by President, Mary Lou Bruggeman. The members present approved the minutes of the October meeting. Treasurer Colleen Holt gave the Treasurer’s report which was approved by the members present. Current membership is 72 members.

Committee Reports:
2009 Calendar Bruce said there was no report.

Old Business:
Christmas Party Committee-No report other than to repeat the info from October about last day to pay is Dec. 1st. There will be the usual $100 for decorations, door prizes, etc. There was not much interest in having entertainment other than the gift exchange.

National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC) Phil Rankin showed the website by projecting it on the wall. Discussion followed about the benefits of the club having the insurance, types of events, and the National Point System. A suggestion was made that club dues to go toward membership with the club paying any difference. This was tabled until the December meeting. A meeting will be called for a committee to research the NCCC Bylaws compared to our club bylaws to see if there are any conflicts, etc.

Past Events:
Maple Leaf @ Carthage 10/18 4 club cars attended
Rebels Twin Bridges Car Show, Sunday 10/19 Dozen or so corvettes were entered with several club members attending
Mena, AR Cruise 10/25 No one was able to go but we have a raincheck to do something with the Mena club at a later date
Toy Run/Children’s Haven Cruise 11/1 Tabs were delivered to Ronald McDonald House and 8 cars cruised to Cotton Eyed Joes for lunch
2nd Annual Bean Feed & Bonfire 11-1 Fifteen enjoyed great food and fellowship around a blazing bonfire with bouts of checking on the OU game.

New Business
Nomination of Officers for 2009 The following nominations were made:
Secretary - Abbi Sinclair was nominated by Carol Lankford, seconded by Diana Layman, accepted.
Treasurer – Carol Lankford was nominated by Joyce Adams, seconded by Diana Layman, accepted.
Vice President – Bruce Layman was nominated by Bill Adams, seconded by Jeff Bruggeman, accepted.
President – Mary Lou Bruggeman was nominated by Mary Seward, seconded by Marla Snead, accepted.
Voting for officers will be at the regular December meeting.

Upcoming Events Calendar –
Anderson Christmas Parade- Nov. 29th Leave Sams @noon. Joyce Adams made the motion for the club to purchase $50 in candy for our participants to throw. Seconded by Diana Layman. Passed.

Christmas Party Dec. 6th Meet at 6 pm Eat at 7pm Holiday Inn

Goodman Christmas Parade Dec. 13th 1:30 pm

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FIRST CORVETTE—Ken Wise first corvette was a 1973. He bought it new in ’73. He was an Air Force recruiter at the time and said he had to arm wrestle the dealer because the dealer had another buyer for $1000 more. He said he told the dealer there would be a lot of bad publicity if he didn’t get it. His 2nd one was an ’84.

Jeff Bruggeman showed the carved 50th Anniversary wall hangings he has for sale like the ones he had seen on the Rankins wall. He has two available for $60 each. This is a bargain since the Rankins bought theirs at the National Museum 50th Anniversary event for over $90.

Carol Lankford has chances for sale for a 4 x 8 playhouse $1 ea. Or 6/$5 these will benefit Neosho Habitat for Humanity

Jane Bullard had flyers available for the 2008 Hope for the Holiday Toy Run on Nov. 22nd. Please provide an unwrapped toy, non-perishable food item or gift card to help make a child’s Christmas special. The group will leave Cycle Connection at 1:30pm and head to St. Paul’s Methodist Church for the Chili Feed. Hot chocolate & donuts will be served from 11-1:30 at Cycle Connection.. Corvettes are welcome as well as bikes!

Door Prize Winners – Burk, Holt, Wise, Turner, Layman
50/50 Pot winner- Turner

Meeting Adjourned
Respectfully submitted, Debi Rankin, Secretary





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