Superosa Restaurant, Woodridge, Illinois
The meeting was called
to order by Club President Maynard Hirsch at 7:40 P.M. Officers
Diana Gonzales, Steven Selan and Sharon Anderson were also present
at the meeting, along with 42 members.
Maynard Hirsch gave a State of the Club Address advising that the
Club was in sound condition both fiscally and from a membership
standpoint. He set forth a proposed schedule of events that would
make this driving season the busiest in the history of the Club
with different types of events to interest all of our diverse membership.
Our main focus this year will be to increase membership and attract
younger members. As the current membership ages, it is our desire
to pass the baton on to the next generation of MG enthusiasts.
Steve Selan focused on three issues of importance to the Club: membership;
website; Club Roster. In the year 1998 we signed up 72 new members
bringing current membership to a total of 310 families--an all time
record high. Based on past trends, we anticipate attrition of about
10% annually. Our goal is to reach a membership of 350 by the year
2000. Steve thanked Scott Anderson for his efforts in bringing the
website online so quickly. The site is impressive and was awarded
the honor of being chosen the Illinois website of the week. Scott
has committed to be webmaster for an additional year and is promising
a Swap-N-Shop Page will be added for trading cars and parts. The
Club Roster was mailed as promised, and we have received much positive
feedback. The Club will have to decide whether or not to print an
updated Roster next year. Part of the consideration was that total
production costs were in the area of $825--partially offset by advertising
revenue of $400. As a less expensive alternative, a modest supplement
listing only new members could be printed.
Sharon Anderson presented the Treasurer's Report advising that the
Club is in sound financial shape. Starting balance for the year
1998 was $9,284.83. Ending balance as of February 1,1999 is $8,224.77.
Dues are just beginning to come in, and our major fundraiser, the
British Swap Meet, is scheduled for February 28, 1999. We clearly
have enough money to be able to conduct whatever events we decide
thanked the Club membership for their energy, hard work, and friendship
over the past year and looks forward to another year of enthusiastic
support from our members.
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