Minutes of the May 1, 2013
Monthly Meeting of the Edmonton 5-6-7 Chevy Club
held at the premises of Fargo’s on Capilano
located at 5804 Terrace Road, Edmonton, Alberta
1. Call to Order
The Meeting was Called to Order at 7:00 p.m. Sixteen (16) members were present at the Meeting.
2. Premiere Garage Condos to be Completed in the Fall of 2013
The first item was hearing a Mr. Don Nault, Sales Manager of a garage business which involves a building containing separate condominium premises which can be rented and are designed to hold a vehicle for storage purposes or for working on the vehicle. The units are manufactured in the United States and each unit has a 21 foot ceiling and there is a meeting room in the Clubhouse portion of the premises. The rental fee is $130.00 per month. Painting in the premises is not allowed. The premises will be completed in the fall of 2013 and are currently described as Premiere Garage Condos.
3. Minutes of the Last Meeting
The Minutes of the last meeting were read by the Club President, Roy Marko.
4. Description of the Recent Drayton Valley Swap Meeting Held on April 20
Don Cornish/Jim Kennedy attended the Drayton Valley Swap Meet and Don said that the trailer which we purchased received a lot of interest by the visitors at the Swap Meet. The Drayton Valley Show and Shine will be held in July of this year. We are all invited..
5. Our Show and Shine “ Bowties vs the World” Aug.24th
At the present time, our Show and Shine is to be held on the last weekend of August is short 5 sponsors including one for the first and second winners in the Compact Car Class. The sponsorship fees are $225.00 for Full award sponsorship and for single award sponsorship it is $125.00 for 1st place & $100.00 for a 2nd place award. We need door prizes. Contact Jim if you can get some. There is interest from some vendors who have been at the event in the past, if you have anyone interested in coming out contact Jim.. Please, NO FOOD Vendors !
Jim also hopes that Gordie Bonin will bring his restored dragster to our Show and Shine & be a attraction, as was the case last year..
Our Club’s Annual summer BBQ will be held on August.18 @Devon plus the 1/64 scale drag race that we have, has been added to this BBQ. This is open to all ages to participate..
6. A Discussion Regarding Our Website
Kellen Kennedy introduced Jim Morrison who has expertise in websites. The fee of $50.00 to set up and $25.00 per month thereafter to maintain the site. The proposed new website was discussed. It was noted that our website does need improvements. All of our sponsors will be listed and Kellen/Jimm will show us the website that they have designed.
If there is enough interest, Kellen/Jimm will handle it for us. Example, each month would feature a member & their story on the website. They have other ideas to improve the site. Such as a member’s classified section, a newsletter, a cruise calendar, etc. The website has to be kept up-to-date or it creates a bad impression and gets us a poor reputation.
The discussion then turned to a discussion about the Domain aspect of a website. Jim Kennedy said we have to make our website more appealing. A vote was taken on having the current website maintained by Bill Werkman or have Kellen/Jimm do it.. The vote was heavily infavour the have Kellen/Jimm to take over.. & Carried..
The new domain is with “Go Daddy”..We have been with Telus since we started the website.
It was noted to get some of our members could be more active to the possibility of attending other Car Club’s Show n Shines especially any Club”s that are holding weekly events.
Noted: we had the highest membership (125) when we had a drag race with our annual Show and Shine back about 10 years ago. But due to the high costs at the track we have concentrated on hosting the Show n Shine which has been popular for many years..
It was said that we don’t have enough people who will step up and spend the time to work on our website and other areas of the club. Don Cornish said he was a little upset over the present situation with current state of the website and other areas of the Club’s activities that members can assist with.. We need involvement.. Support your Club!!!
7. Camrose Cruise
There will be a cruise whereby a few members of our Club will go to Camrose for their Show and Shine on the weekend of May 24, 25 and 26, 2013.NOTE: This event was a rain-out, it has been rescheduled for July 6th.. Our cruise plans for this are still intact.. Contact Jim..
8. Speeders Go-Karts ( The 567 Grand-Prix)
We need 12 or more to have a group to go to the Speeders which would involve electric go Karts for a indoor race. So we have 9 committed, however Speeders has not replied to set-up a date and time.. Stay Tuned!
9. Edmonton Street Rod Association
It was announced by one member that the Edmonton Street Rod Association is having a function on June 7, 2013 involving a Silent Auction Plus their Annual summer Cruise in June.
10. Future Meetings
A short discussion took place as to where we should hold our monthly meetings and one of our members is going to find out what the situation is with respect to the Bo’diddly’s premises on 118 Avenue and 142 Street, Edmonton, Alberta. It is currently closed.
If any members know a location that we can hold our meetings, contact the Executive.
11. 50/50 Prize & Door Prize Winners.
The 50/50 prize was won by Jim Kennedy and the second prize was won by Dan Brennan.
12. Meeting Adjourned
The Meeting then adjourned @ approx.. 8:30 p.m
Minutes Recorded by:
Richard Wheatley, Secretary
Email to: Roy Marko, President firstname.lastname@example.org
Daymion Weiss,V-President email@example.com
Jim Kennedy, Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org