Whidbey Cruzer News Letter

January 8, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Pres John Hawkes called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm at VFW Hall, Oak Harbor and after the flag salute he reminded Cruzers to remember how you felt when you drove your first car.  Would like us to all have that feeling again.  There were approximately 25 present.

  • New Cars:  None

  • Treasurer’s Report (Treasurer not present):  Beginning balance was $6,885.54.  The ending balance is $4,580.21.

  • Secretary’s Report (Secretary not present):  None.  The minutes were accepted as emailed.

  • Sunshine Report: Lana Dillard sent cards to Joline DeVos, her father passed away; Carol Reamer, medical issue; Ron Teker, pneumonia; and Kevin of the VFW, a thank you for the lovely Christmas party decorations and great food. 

  • The Christmas Tree that was decorated at the Christmas Party included cash and gifts was given to a veteran, who is out of work and his family of five children.  That family also received a turkey for their dinner.

  • A big thank you to the Christmas Party Committee.  Everyone that attended had great praise for the wonderful food, table decorations, special entertainment by the committee, live music (including singing and guitar numbers by our own Pres John) and wild dancing til the wee hours.

  • Social Report:Deanna Rogers reported the Christmas Lights party at Fred and Mary Benninghoff’s December 12 followed by a cruise to Harry and Mary Abbott’s home for refreshments.

  • Membership: Duane Dillard reported new members added are Jeff and Brenda Farris (Brenda was the niece of Gail Jaeger) and our total membership is 105.

  • New Business

    • The Board is recommending a change to our bylaws adding the Membership Chair as a member of the board.  Members should read the changes (which will be emailed soon) and vote at the February 5th meeting.

    • After a discussion of a non-member paying more for the meal at our parties (Rendezvous and Christmas), may or may not be fair, the president will bring it up at the next board meeting and report back.

  • Good of the Order

    • Rollin Whited is interested in our club going to LeMay America’s Car Museum in Tacoma

    • Friday Night Island Pizza is changed for January 11th only to Louis G’s on Hwy 20. Owners of Island Pizza are on vacation this week.

    • Duane Dillard announced the January Cruzer Birthday party, Friday January 18th at 5:00 at Island Pizza.

    • Reggie Kastler announced the Island Bohemian’s Ball is Saturday, January 19th from 7 to 10 pm at Freeland Hall, $20.  Costumes encouraged.

    • Raffle 50/50 drawing winner was Brenda Ackley, $50.00.

  • Pres John adjourned the meeting at 8:00 pm. 

Respectfully submitted,

Deanna Rogers

Acting Secretary