The elections for 2018 club officers was hosted by Jaguar of Cary on the showroom of their beautiful facility that included the sister brand of Land Rover. The meeting had a festive yet serious atmosphere and was well attended by 40 members included a few new members. After seeing and hearing about the new Jaguar line up the meeting covered several areas of business. (Details are in the meeting minutes on page 3 of this issue). It was moved by Jim Crowell and seconded by Bill Bingham that we elect officers by acclimation since there were no write ins or challenges. The motion was passed. Officers for 2018 will be Diane DuFour, President; Ron Kuligowski, Vice President; Mike Smale, Treasurer; Mimi Morton, Secretary; Jerry Cohen, Newsletter editor; Kevin and Nancy Willis, Membership; David and Rhonda Ballard, Concours; Richard Lloyd-Roberts, Webmaster; Ed Howey, Chief Judge. Non-voting position, Touring Society Co-chairs Richard Lloyd-Roberts and Peter Shanahan.
Those in attendance: Kevin and Nancy Willis, Scot Mulheron, Bill and Margaret Bingham, Dick and Pat Hilliard, Mike and Ann Rhyne, Mimi Morton, Jerry Cohen, Eddie and Libby Howey, Lissie and Peter Shanahan, Richard and Colleen Lloyd-Roberts, Steve Thomas, John Stewart, Kenny and Phyllis Watts, Mike and Rosemarie Smale, Elaine and Jim Crowell, Ron and Betty Weaver, Larry Tyree, Lawrence and Cormack Baxter, Ted Hill, Jack Griffith, Diane DuFour, Bruce and Nan Robillard, Barbara Ann Caudill, Ron Kuligowski, Craig Ashby, David Barnes, Sue Sandlin-Plaehn.
The meeting was called to order at 11:30 AM. The GM of Jaguar of Cary, Marty Stapleton, gave a rundown of new and upcoming Jaguar models.
Mike Smale gave the Treasurer’s report and urged members to fill out their membership form and pay dues for 2018 as soon as possible. The balance in the bank account is $7,948.49.
Holiday Weekend: We will meet at the Smale’s home on December 8 for cocktails. On Saturday we’ll go to Mark Lovello’s shop and then have lunch in Traveler’s Rest. That evening we’ll have dinner at Hall’s Chop House in downtown Greenville. If you haven’t already done so make your room reservation at the Westin Poinsett Hotel ASAP.
New members were introduced. Membership: Nancy and Kevin Willis said we currently have 156 members with 24 renewals and 4 new members for 2018. Nancy reminded us to bring an unwrapped gift for Ronald McDonald House families to the Holiday weekend. The gift can be for a child or adult and gift cards are appreciated.
Concours: The Ballards will chair the concours again next year but will not continue after that. Barbara Ann Caudill will be in charge of the Silent Auction and will be looking for some new ideas. Ed Howey will be stepping down after next year and Steve Thomas will “shadow” him so he can take over as chief judge the following year.
Webmaster: Richard Lloyd-Roberts explained some of the new features of the web site and talked about the touring club. He is creating a club position to organize touring events in different cities. Richard urged everyone to take business cards with web site information on them.
2018 Schedule of Meetings and Events Ron Kuligowski went over the schedule of 2018 events. In February we will meet in Greensboro on February 17at Starmount Forest Country Club for the annual new member meeting. In we March meet at Galway Hookers in Mooresville. Times and dates will be in future Litter Boxes. Road Trip 2018 Jerry Ellison has done 14 road trips. He gave everyone a hand out of previous trips to look over. He would appreciate feedback on a favorite trip so he could perhaps choose one to do again.
Election of Officers It was moved by Jim Crowell and seconded by Bill Bingham that we elect officers by acclimation since there were no write ins or challenges. The motion was passed.
Officers for 2018 will be Diane DuFour, President; Ron Kuligowski, Vice President; Mike Smale, Treasurer; Mimi Morton, Secretary; Jerry Cohen, Newsletter; Kevin and Nancy Willis, Membership; David and Rhonda Ballard, Concours; Richard Lloyd-Roberts, Webmaster; Ed Howey, Chief Judge. Non-voting position, Peter Shanahan, Touring Club Chair.
Old Business At the September meeting it was proposed that newsletters not be mailed in the future due to the cost of $4 to $5 per copy. Jerry Cohen says that advertising covers the cost of mailing. Betty Weaver moved and Kevin Willis seconded that we continue to mail copies but encourage members to receive theirs by email. The motion passed.
Door Prizes Ken Watts held the drawing for door prizes which consisted of a suitcase, Red Lobster gift certificates and car interior cleaning kits.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:27