MINUTES

Meeting began at 12:30 PM, November 17, 2018, behind the Resurrection Church in Dania Beach

Board, Chapter members, and friends present:

President Clive Taylor, Vice President (Not Present), Treasurer Clare Frost, Secretary Linda Gardner, Howard Alexander, Metalflake Jebb, Gary McGoron, Jeff Alperin, Bill Meed, Dave Clemons, Angel Vachueroi, Tony Thackham, Roy Wasson, Clive Taylor Jr, Mike Wochner, Wally Allen, Donna Woods, Joe Mensch, Howard Swinnerton, Fred Sutton, Bill Tracy, Allan Aunapu, Dave Wright, Fred Harper, Ken and Marcy Corcoran, Carl Twardy, Kathy Macrae, Lavop Friedberg, and Johan Aury.

Minutes of the last meeting were reviewed and approved.

Treasurers Report:

Total Funds $4,621.49

2018 Spent $344.16

Expenditures:

$97.91 2017 Chapter Meeting

$110.00 New Chapter Banner

$61.25 FL State Corporate fee

$75.00 Ad in Sunshine Chapter Program

Donation:

+$500.00 Sunshine Chapter National Ride

Chapter Business:

Jeff Alperin provided an update on the Chapter website. The Chapter is currently paying for a full membership software package that includes payments and emailing features. The payment feature is not being used and less than a third of the members are using the website via login. It was suggested and approved that we discontinue paying for the membership software and continue with the free website features moving forward.

Tony Thackham gave an update on shirts with the Chapter logo. They will be polo style with a collar and a pocket. Colors TBD. They should be ready by the first week in December. Contact President Clive Taylor if you would like to order one.

Upcoming Events:

Fred Sutton provided information on the annual Toy Run Party at the Zoo in Markham Park. See details below.

1. December 7, 8, 9 & 10 the Toy Run Party at the Zoo at Markham Park. This will be at Fred Sutton’s annual party with food, fun and music. The Chapter Christmas party event is Saturday 12/8 and we need more participation. This will be the 24th year of this event. No need to bring food. There will be special guests, movies and other fun happenings. A bike show will be on Saturday 12/8 2-3 pm. Dogs are welcome and security is onsite. It is a Great Time so come and join the fun!

2. Jan 26, 2019 Dania Beach Vintage Motorcycle Show. We need volunteers! Contact Clare at daniabikeshow@yahoo.com Website is http://daniabeachvintagebikeshow.com/

Elections:

11 Directors were nominated and elected. Albert Owler, Bill Tracy, Fred Sutton, Gary McGoron, Clive Taylor, Clare Frost, Linda Gardner, Howard Alexander, Joe Mensch, Herb “Metalflake” Jebb and Tony Thackham.

Officers elected by the Directors: Clive Taylor President, Tony Thackham Vice President, Clare Frost Treasurer, Linda Gardner Secretary.

Albert Owler Newsletter Editor and Jeff Alperin Web Master.

Metalflake raffled off a Triumph calendar featuring models from 1910 – 1975. He donated the $20.00 to the Chapter.

Motion to adjourn the meeting at 1:05 pm approved.

Respectfully submitted by Secretary, Linda Gardner.

Meeting began at 12:15 PM on November 11, 2017, at the Dania Beach Lions Club

Board and Chapter members present:

President Clive Taylor, Vice President Albert Owler, Treasurer Clare Frost, Secretary Linda Gardner, Howard Alexander, Metalflake and Pat Jebb, Gary McGoron, Jeff Alperin, Torch, Bill Caston, Dave Clemons, Tony Thackham, Sherry Owler, Clive Taylor Jr, Wally Allen, Donna Woods, Joe Mensch, Don Hilston, Steve Ebbs, Howard Swinnerton, Fred Sutton, Bill Tracy, Allan Aunapu, James Christian, Dave Wright, Fred Harper, Chad Wentworth, Scott Amber, Gary Matijevich and Richard Nixon.

In observance of Veterans Day the meeting started with a moment of silence.

Metalflake shared a funny story.

Minutes of the last meeting were reviewed and approved with one typo corrected.

Treasurers Report:

Total Funds            $4,465.65

2016 Spend            $852.16


Expenditures:           

$104.16            2016 Chapter Meeting

$100.00            Lions Club Car Show Donation

$41.68                        Car Show Trophies

$89.44                        Nov Turkey Ride

$125.95            Holiday Party Markham Park

$75.00                        Ad in Sunshine Program

$61.25                        FL State Corporate fee

$101.73            Flamingo Ride Lunch

$100.00            Riding Into History Donation

$52.95                        Hollywood Car Show Awards


Chapter Business:

The Board determined that the chapter did not pay enough in taxes to warrant moving to a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 as discussed in last year’s meeting.

Torch discussed the hats and the need for a less complex version of our logo. Samples were available.  Samples of navy blue and yellow long sleeve shirts were also available with the standard logo which was of the pressed on rubber type. Sample shirts cost $35.00 due to small quantity.  Screen printing of shirts is available but would require a less complex version of the club logo. A sample of the logo was passed around for viewing. The members need to determine whether we want to provide shirts only to members or for sale at events. Once this is agreed quantity can be determined thus setting the price per shirt. President Taylor would like the club to have a “face” which the hats, shirts and stickers would provide.

The board voted to sell attire at cost to members as a benefit.  Hats sell for $11.00, shirts TBD.  For pricing it was suggested to quote a quantity of 200 in L and XL sizes only. Torch will provide color options and pricing for the members to finalize via email. It was agreed to have shirts available for the Dania Beach show

Jeff Alperin volunteered and was appointed as the club Web Master!  Many Thanks to Jeff!

The newsletter was sent out this month and looks fantastic!  Thank you Torch!  It was suggested to set a schedule for 4 newsletters per year.  January will be the next edition. Also Torch needs contributing members so send in your articles and news worthy information to share in the newsletter! Mark@adimetal.com

A motion was made and approved to forfeit dues for members this year.

There was discussion whether the Everglades Chapter could accept a donation from the Dania Beach show should our funds run low given we are waiving member dues in favor of having more members. This topic needs more research.

Upcoming Events:

Road Captain Gary McGoron suggested a ride on Saturday morning 12/9 to coincide with the Holiday Party festivities at Markham Park. Kudos to Gary for his great work on setting up the rides! It takes time and effort to scout out the best routes for our club and we all appreciate the Road Captain’s efforts!

President Taylor will be providing more information on other events i.e. Bike Nights, etc.

1.     November 17 & 18 Everglades Chapter Turkey Ride ride from Stuart to Ft Pierce and a museum visit
2.     December 9 & 10 Fun in the Sun Christmas Party at Markham Park. This will be at Fred Sutton’s annual Toy Run party with food, fun and music over 3 days should you want to attend the entire event. Donations only.
3.     December 9 Vintage Bike ride in West Palm Beach. Contact Clare for more details.
    4.     December 16 Sunshine Chapter Party and Elections http://sunshineamca.org/
      5.     January 7 First ride of the year ends up at the Hollywood Car Show
        6.     Jan 27, 2017 Dania Beach Vintage Motorcycle Show. Clive will be delegating judging tasks at the show   http://daniabeachvintagebikeshow.com/
        7.     February 10 Vero Beach Botanical Gardens English bikes and cars https://www.mckeegarden.org/events.php
        8.     February 25 Boca Raton Concours D’Elegance https://www.bocaratonconcours.com/event/
        9.     March 5-7 National Road Run Tuesday is the Everglades Chapter run and volunteers are needed at the sign in desk for registration
        10.  March 9 & 10  Sunshine Chapter National Meet in New Smyrna http://sunshineamca.org/


          Elections:

          11 Directors were nominated and elected. Albert Owler, Bill Tracy, Fred Sutton, Gary McGoron, Clive Taylor, Clare Frost, Linda Gardner, Mark Torch Tortora, Joe Mensch, Herb “Metalflake” Jebb and Tony Thackham.

          Officers elected by the Directors: Clive Taylor President, Albert Owler Vice President, Clare Frost Treasurer, Linda Gardner Secretary.

          Mark “Torch” Tortora Newsletter Editor

          Jeff Alperin Web Master.

          Metalflake shared another story!  Slated for the newsletter stay tuned.

          Motion to adjourn the meeting at 1:30 pm approved.

          Minutes respectfully submitted by Secretary Linda Gardner.



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