October Meeting Minutes
WV British Car Club
Minutes of Meeting
October 12, 2019
Golden Corral, Cross Lanes, WV
Members Present were: Dan Blackwood, Jack & Bev Sampson, David Neil, Mark Mason, Barry McCoy, Steve Ewing, Steve Reed, David Chenoweth, Nathan Arnett, Charles Hypes, Earl Arentz, Ken Rubin, Bill Michael, Charles & Cindra Justice, Patrick Wood, William Hall.
The meeting was called to order by Bill Michael, President, at approximately 9:30AM.
Treasurer's Report: Bill Michael gave a report on the club's funds status: We made around $950 from the East Bank Reunion this past September, and we have around $3,300 in the club account. Of this $500 has been earmarked for our upcoming car show, October 19th and $300 - $400 for the Pistons & Pints at Hill Peterson, et al on the 18th.
Bill Michael introduced Patrick Wood, a new member in the WV British Car Club.
Friday, Oct 18 @ 6PM Charlie & Cindra Justice will host our monthly Pistons and Pints Broctoberfest at the offices of Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler at 500 Tracy Way, Charleston, WV. Seasonal food & entertainment by Rob McNurlin & the Beatnick Cowboys to be provided.
Saturday, Oct 19 the WVBCC will host a car show, organized by Mark Mason, open to all makes & models, to be held from noon to 4PM at the parking lot of the Beni Kedem Shrine in Charleston. There will be a DJ for entertainment, a tent and table(s) for registration, 50/50 drawing, door prizes, (6) individual awards, food truck for hotdogs, etc. Mark has lined up several club members for registration and parking, however, needs all to help make this a success.
Nathan Arnett is our NAMGBR liaison: we have our event liability insurance through this organization, and can have a certificate of insurance issued if needed for an event.
Bill Michael mentioned someone could write an article about our club to be published in one of the various British Car Club magazines.
The Black Walnut Festival is being held today and tomorrow in Spencer, WV. Tomorrow (Sunday) there will be a car show.
Richard Stephenson contacted Bill Michael with an idea for a club cruise to Oak Hill, WV to the diner that Hank Williams died at in the early 1950's. Apparently the diner has been restored and reopened. This would be Phase II for next Spring. Phase I would be in January to attend a tribute concert to Hank Williams at the Cultural Center in Charleston. Rob McNurlin and his band perform at the event.
September 29th: We once again tended bar for the East Bank Reunion at the Beni Kedem Shrine in Charleston as a fund raiser for the club. As reported earlier, we cleared around $950 for the club's treasury.
The Doo Wop Car Show was held the first weekend in October in Charleston. Brent Van Dyson and Bill Michael attended.
Saturday, October 5th: Myrtle Beach Britfest 2019 Car & Motorcycle Show at the Market Common (which is near the old Air Force Base) sponsored by the Grand Strand British Car Club. Mark & Connie Mason, Charlie & Cindra Justice and Kevin & Jennifer Roberts attended. All three won awards at the show and had a good time at the beach. The show was well organized, a nice venue, door prizes, and about 90 cars attended. An Austin Healey 3000 from Florida won best of show. It was recommended that we do this show again.
A member registered a complaint that he was receiving too many emails from the club due to the use of the reply all option. After some discussion, it was determined that the best way to inform the most members was to continue the email communication, including the reply all option. If a member did not want to receive all of these, he could assign them to the spam folder, or have his name removed from the email list. The consensus was to take no action.
Bill Michael noted that a movie is coming that may be of interest to us: Ford vs. Ferrari starring Matt Damon playing the role of Carol Shelby. Might be a good event to see as a club.
Bill & Jamie Chenoweth discussed the possibility of the club having Shirts or Hats (or both) with the club logo made up to give to new members, and to existing members, for free or at cost price. Several sources of the apparel were discussed as well as different designs. A motion to form a committee to study this and present ideas to the membership was made by Dan Blackwood and seconded by Patrick Wood. The motion carried unanimously.
Bill Michael noted the possibility of one more cruise this fall, depending on the weather. He will communicate if something materializes.
Greenbrier Con Cours Car Show for May, 2020: Bill Michael noted that Wayne Long, owner of Mid Atlantic Sports Cars, Morgantown, WV organized the original event in 2017 at the Greenbrier. He has yet to receive any reimbursement of his cost as promised. As a result, Bill noted he will boycott the show for 2020, unless this is taken care of. Also, Mr. Long has invited us up to view his collection.
President Michael adjourned the meeting at approximately 10:30AM to the parking lot for some tire-kicking and kibitzing.
Wm Hall, Secretary