The Edmonton & Area 567 club April meeting minutes
Held @ Driller’s lounge, Nisku Ab, 7 p.m 14 members present
The previous minutes from March meeting were read by Roy M. & accepted by all who were present.
The treasurer’s monthly report was given, Club account is in Good shape, there were 3 disbursements in March ( swap meet in Red Deer, Stony Plain swap meet & website charges).. The report was accepted by all members present.
A report on the Red Deer swap meet was given, the club again had a real good response and we have two new members to our group. Let’s welcome to the club Mr. Rene LaForce & Mr. Warren Lee… NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED !!!
The club’s website had 1153 hits for the month.
The road trip to Reynolds Museum was cancelled due to an untimely event, Roy will announce a new date, will be sometime in May.
BOWTIES vs THE WORLD 2016
Roy & Jim met with the Senior Manager & Store Manager @ Canadian Tire (Fort Rd). The response from them is very good & very positive to host the 16th Annual Show n Shine at their location. Their commitment to our club was highly noted & most of the ideas and plans that we have had in the past were greatly accepted.
However there are a few minor things to be discussed and worked out, their overall enthusiasm to our event was terrific. The location will be reviewed in two years as they are moving to a bigger and better location close to the Henday/Fort Road area, just a little north from where they are now. The folks @ Canadian Tire want us!!! And their new location was discussed as well, with us in their plans…
A motion was then presented to the members present, to relocate the Show n Shine & work with the folks @ Canadian Tire as opposed to staying at previous location at Northgate Centre. This was passed by all members present (14 for & 0 against).. Another meeting with the Store manager is slated in the early part of May. A letter of notice was sent to Northgate Centre on the our decision & thanking them for their support over the years.
The Canadian Tire location has room for 150 plus entries plus two grassy areas for use and a nice area for a vendors row. Great visual & access from the street. Plus we can select our choice of food vendors to be present. Maybe there is a local Girl Guide/Boy scout troop that would like to hold a BBQ spot at the event or maybe a community group as well.
The Canadian Tire store has donated to us, new Voting Ballot pails (15 of them) about 6L size for our award balloting. We could use approx. 12 folding chairs, anyone with a source to help us, let the Exec. know please.
New ballot sheets to be printed for the event and promotional posters as well.
Keith G.is getting info on the rental of “PortaPotties” for the day plus we need, not only for this day, but for other events as well, some large size Refuse Cans (4 or 5), Anyone that can assist us in finding some( donation) please let us know.. The club may also purchase these as well. Must be able to stack & store these in our trailer.
Most of the Award Sponsors from last year & from the years gone by have returned, Jim is still accepting sponsorships and looking for others. If you know of anyone who would like to be an award sponsor at our event, please contact Jim.
The club is always looking for door prize articles for the event, if you can get something that we can use that would be great!!!! Do let Jim know, as well.
Some of the local businesses in the area will be approached for our event, to aid in the above mentioned door prizes or as an award sponsorship (if needed).
The goodie bag idea was discussed and we need items for that was well. We are looking at the first 80 entries (or maybe more) to receive a “bag”. The entrant’s photo will return plus a entrant cash award as well.. Additional contests we have been noted for, such as the pie eating contest, Ladies sparkplug change contest, Shop Creeper drag races & a kids event will still occur.. Stay tuned for more.
The club will be at Drayton Valley on April 16 & at Stony Plain on April 23 to promote the club.. Other members as well will be at these locations.
A photo/ cruising spot has been proposed to the club, the Burger Baron on 118Ave & 125 St. has a 50’s style car port that can handle 8 to 10 cars under it plus it is a great location to show our “rides”. Great off the street visibility for our group. And the food is fantastic! Not bad for “fast food”. Maybe we can make it work!!
Edmonton Plating (Steve Query) in association with the Heart & Stroke foundation are searching to hold a swap meet.. Those in the planning to contact Jim to assist & will need support from our club.
The idea of a members “cruise” to a burger spot in Calmar is still planned to happen, stay tuned for time and date..
Shop & Talk
Members discussed Parts & vehicles required..
The meeting ended @ 8:20 pm
Cash won by Brian C.
T-shirt won by Keith G.
Matco tools coffee mug won by Bernie M.
Minutes recorded by Bernie M.
Next meeting on May 4/2016 at 7 p.m Driller’s Lounge, Airways Inn, Nisku