The Edmonton & Area 567 club July general meeting Minutes
7 p.m @ The Drillers lounge, Nisku Ab. July 6/2016 13 members
Minutes from June meeting were read by Club Prez. Roy M. & were accepted by all members present.
Steve Frim from a company named “Geo Blast” appeared with info on a new way to “Blast” away your project or parts. They use a new process called “Wet Blasting” and are located in Nisku,AB. This new idea has amazing results, with half the problems from sand blasting & half the costs.. His presentation was very informative, to say the least.
Cory Kincaid from Central Alberta Raceway also appeared and made a brief presentation on the “new Kid on the Block” race facility.. It is operated by a non-profit group and is based on volunteer assistance. Presently they have a 1/8 mile dragstrip and are working to increase it to a full ¼ mile strip. There is a oval dirt track and dirt bike track as well.. Sept.10 is a big date for them, as they host a Funny Car event & the Club is invited. It looks like a club cruise could be in the works…
The treasurer’s report was given & as was noted last month, we are looking good. All members accepted Jim’s report. The club bought 10 folding chairs and 2 10X10 folding canopies.. The club’s yearly insurance will have to be renewed in August, and an increase on the yearly policy cost is likely.
Bowties vs the World update: August 27/2016
All areas of the event are progressing smoothly & are in place. The voting ballots are printed, all sponsorships have been accepted, the awards are being currently produced. Hand outs for the Canadian Tire cashiers are also being printed (they will hand out these 1 week before the event). We still need door prizes and TWO more quality items for the silent auction. Plans are in place to Invite all Edmonton Area Car clubs to our Show n Shine. Vendors are always welcomed too! Jim will have a pre-event BBQ for all members at his place a few days before the event date. Canadian Tire has given us a two year window on this event & if all is ok with them, then the Head Corporation will come on board for future shows.
Fellow member Bernie M. also picked up a Gas pump handle at a Garage sale for the next year’s event.. We could use 3 more for upcoming show N shines, so keep your “eyes" open for these items.. Just to let you know, we use these for the “Long Distance” award each year at our event.. Our past supplier has stopped supporting us.
Club website update:
We had 5,297 visits to our website for the month of June. Outside interest is about the Bowties vs the World show n shine & events that involve the members.
Shawn G. has advised us that when needed, the new club trailer tires will be mounted & balanced by him as a donation to the club.
Upcoming show n shines in July:
Customs & Classic S/S on July 9 @ Sylvan Lake,AB
KMS tools S/S on July 9, Edmonton Store
Mainstreet cruisers on July 10 in Millwoods
Gibbons S/S on July 16
Armand L. informed that on July 17 @ Emmaus Luthern church S/S (12-4 pm)
The Drayton Valley S/S on July 17 hosted by the Northern Thunder C.C
Swap n Talk: A brief open discussion on anything Tri-5 was the topic..
The cash was won by Bernie M. Travel Mug won by Shawn G.
T-shirt (donation by Keith G.) won by Murray ? (meeting Guest)
Minutes recorded by Bernie M. Meeting ended @ 8:30 pm