| Monthly Meeting Minutes
October 19, 2015
30 Members in attendance
Steve Sparks reported that he installed new thrust washers in his differential to get rid of the irritating ‘clunk’ when shifting into reverse. He is now trying to eliminate a sticky speedometer needle. Based on what was diagnosed the speedo itself may be the culprit.
Club officer nominations – Election of club officers will take place in December. To-date, the following incumbents have received a nomination for an additional term.
Dave Novak – President
Ray Hansen – Vice President
Victor L’Heureux – Secretary/Membership
Phil Wydra – Treasurer
Additional nominations can be presented via email to the Secretary@chicagolandMGClub.com or in person at the November club meeting.
Break - President Dave Novak noted that this month is the 39th anniversary of the CMGC and in celebration there is cake and champagne for all attendees.
Jim Compton won the drawing and allowed the $44 winnings to rollover until next month.
Past Events – (see articles in Driveline newsletter)
· October 11th – Lucas Memorial Rally
Upcoming Driving/Social Event Schedule
· November 1st – Halloween Rally
· November 8th – Fall Tune Down/Chili Party
· November 21st – Oil Change Day
Finance – Phil Wydra reported funds are stable although low. Full report available from Phil.
Membership – Victor L’Heureux reported membership is up again this month with 5 new members.
Library – Bill Mennell noted there are a few new books in the library. The full list is on the club website.
Regalia – George Pharris noted that the new tee shirts w/pockets are in and will be stenciled with the club logo and available next month.
2016 Anniversary year – it was noted that next year will be the 40th year for the CMGC and 50th year for the VMGCCC.
Membership Dues – President Dave Novak noted the past few years have been a bit of a struggle for the club, financially. During the past few years, we've been spending a little bit more than we've been taking in. There are a lot of reasons for this imbalance. For example, membership has declined slightly the past few years, the yearly Swap Meet is not drawing nearly the crowds it once did which impacts our revenue, and Driveline postage and printing cost has been continually increasing. We have cut significantly back on the amount spent on printed material; we are giving up on the club locker, trying electronic delivery of the Driveline, and increasing email communications. The current club officers will be reviewing our financial situation again and provide a resolution next month.
No additional new business was presented for discussion. Meeting adjourned