Post by grammylynn on Feb 16, 2015 20:02:29 GMT -5
WEST MICHIGAN MUSTANG CLUB MEETING MINUTES 2-9-15
The meeting was called to order by President Rick Bishop at 700 pm.
Present were Rick Bishop, Ron and Vicki Wilton, Dave and Cindy Dunn, Dave and Heidi Mull, Jeff and Lori Stolte, Scott and Gail Broekema, Steve Morgan, Gene Gibson, Bill Binning, Gary and Ginny Marble, Chris Stawacz, Tom and Ben Miller, Jim and Lynn Trestrail.
Secretary: The minutes of the January meeting were read. Rick Bishop wanted to make an addition that the billboard that may be done for the WMMC Show and Freedom Cruise will be paid for by the Freedom Cruise. After that addition, a motion was made to approve the minutes. This was 2nd and the motion passed.
Treasurer: The Treasurer’s Report was distributed and reviewed by those present. Membership payments have been coming in so the balance is good. A motion was made, 2nd and passed to approve the report.
Membership: Membership chairperson Bill Binning reports that we currently have 136 paid memberships. Membership payment deadline is 2.15.15 though Bill stated he will have a two week grace period. We had a total of 257 members which include 2 lifetime members. 119 former members have not yet renewed their membership. Reminder for those to who haven’t, to renew.
Clothing: Dave and Cindy Dunn report that there will be no cost increase for clothing this year. The supplier was not given a price increase so WMMC will not have a price increase. Inventory will be done on the worker shirts for the show and more will be ordered. As always, club members can order merchandise year around by contacting Dave and Cindy.
Activities: Heidi Mull reports that 44 people came to the pizza party. More had RSVP’d so there were pizza and pop left over. A nice time was had by all those attending.
The Chili Cook off is set for March 7th. Please contact Carol Keegstra to RSVP @ 616.452.0684. John Clor from Ford Performance (formerly Ford Racing) will be attending our Chili Cook Off in March. He would like to bring a giveaway to each member present. We need the RSVP to give a count for him. Additionally, if you have a book he has written and would like an autograph, he is willing to sign them.
John Clor would like to organize an even in 2019 where Clubs from all of Michigan and northern Indiana would hold a huge cruise. While the cruise progressed clubs from different areas could join in.
The WMMC 2015 show is set for June 27. Rick has asked Lori Stolte to be the coordinator of volunteers. She wants to be sure all work shifts are covered and there is staff to provide breaks and relief. Please contact Lori to volunteer: 616 240 0179
Gail and Scott are receiving vendor donations. 105 vendor letters went out. Last year we had 87 first time participants in the show. The Mustang Racing Technology truck is coming to the show. Space for parking up to 300 cars could be tight. Meijer will be approached to see if some of their lot can be used for parking. Meijer is a sponsor of the Freedom Cruise. The cakes for the show will likely be purchased from Meijer.
Past President, Steve Morgan, made a brief presentation on a sound system for the club. He explained what the system would include, what it could do to enhance our current system and the cost. A motion was made, 2nd and approved for Steve to spend up to $2200 for the new system and if the cost would run over, he only has to check with President Rick Bishop for ok to raise the expense limit.
Gene Gibson discussed the sizes and costs of the award plaques. We will have 27 ‘generation’ show awards, a Kids choice, a Ladies choice and Best Ford, Best Mustang and Best Truck. We will also have 300 dash plaques.
We do not have many door prizes. A method to draw the numbers will be determined by the Board. When we run out of door prizes, they are gone! If members would like to purchase and donate door prizes, they are welcome to do so! The car numbers of registrants can be picked and posted.
An April activity has not be determined.
May 9 is the Gilmore Dust Off
June 8 WMMC Board meeting to discuss show
June 22 Special pre-show club meeting
June 24 Blues Concert at 5/3 Ball Park (Wednesday)
June 25 Cruise (to be determined but likely to Sparta)
June 26 Concert (negotiating with Madison Rising)
June 27 WMMC Car Show/ Freedom Cruise
July 10, 11 and 12 Mustang Stampede Mackinaw City
August 14, 15 and 16 Mustang Memories MOCSEM $30 to pre-register, $40 to register day of show. Event will be held at the Product Development Center.
August 21 and 22 Grand Rapids Metro Cruise
August 30 Blue Oval Blast & Grand Ledge Mustang and all Ford Show
September 3, 4, 5, 6 MCA Show, Columbus, Ohio
September 13 Toledo Mustang and all Ford Show
September 20 Mustang Club Med Michigan Show
September 25, 26, 27 Fall Color Tour to Port Huron. We have about 10 rooms left. Contact Heidi Mull to reserve: 616.892.7794
SHOW AND SHINE:
We have not heard from any dealerships but several have mentioned having a Show and Shine.
Cislers would again like to host a picnic at their lake. Dates will be discussed further in the future.
The meeting was adjourned at 830 pm.
Lynn Plummer Trestrail, Secretary