Regional Executive – Terry Sells Regional Membership Director – Peggy Stephens
Regional Treasurer – Dan Lyden Regional Competition Director – Chuck Stephens
Regional Secretary – Ana Phillips
Buckeye Corvettes, Inc – Roger Flading, Proxy for Terry Sells
Competition Corvette Assoc, Inc - Sharon Burk, Governor
Corvette Cleveland, Inc. – James Drabik. Governor
Crooked River Corvette Club, Ltd. –Tim Obert, Governor
Kanawha Valley Corvette Club, Inc. – Kenny Wells, Governor
Lake Shore Corvettes, Inc. – Ron Sommer, Governor
Mid- Ohio Corvette Club, Inc – Terry Muich, Governor
Tiretown Corvette Club – Alan Moore, Governor
Carol Engel Faith Swan Wil Cooksey, Jr. Brian Moore
Wells Warren Obert
Gail Moore Dan Gallagher Pat Fot Linda Vannelli
Carol Etzel Sue Hamilton Steve Hamilton Bev Sells
The meeting was called to order at by Regional Executive Terry Sells.
The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Chuck Stephens.
The officers were introduced as well as the governors and honored guests, Wil and Elizabeth Cooksey.
R.E. Terry Sells advised the first order of business was a motion and vote from the Governors to accept Dan Lyden as EOR Treasurer and Ana Phillips as EOR Secretary. Roger Flading (proxy for Terry Sells) made a motion to accept and a second was made by Sharon Burk. The motion passed.
next order of business was the confirmation of the minutes from the December,
2013 meeting. Terry Sells acknowledged the need for several corrections to the
previous minutes. Peggy Stephens noted
the following corrections: Chuck
Stephens was the proxy for
Sells requested the treasurer’s report which was read by EOR Treasurer Dan
Lyden. Dan reviewed the income and expenses as of
Stephens, Regional Membership, provided the membership report. Peggy advised 2 EOR members have recently
passed away. Peggy summarized East Ohio
Region’s membership as of
Stephens discussed the most recent Regional Competition meeting. Proposals were not returned in time so the
rule book will remain the same this year.
Groups and classes will be the main concentration this year. Chuck announced an upcoming drag event and
driving schools. Chuck reviewed a
standing rule change proposed at the last meeting. Essentially, each club must pay their
sanctioned event fees by the deadline set forth by the RCD. Failure to meet this requirement will result
in the events coming back to the region and distributed to the other clubs in
the region. If none of the clubs are
interested, the RCD will put them on.
Chuck advised the sanction fees were already in effect before he was
elected to the office of RCD. A
complaint was filed with the VP of Competition by two Governors from the East
Ohio Region who felt the Standing Rules change proposed and voted on at the
A motion was made to eliminate the $2 head tax which is part of the yearly membership dues. This proposal was discussed and tabled at the last meeting. Chuck Stephens cited the language in the Bylaws regarding the head tax. The advantages and disadvantages of the head tax were discussed. Essentially, this money is used to fund activities such as the regional banquet and updates to the timing equipment and trailer. A motion was made by Rich Brooks to eliminate the Standing Rule that states the $2 head tax be paid along with the NCCC annual dues (FINANCIAL MATTERS Item 1). Secretary Ana Phillips read the motion that was made to change the Standing Rule regarding the $2 head tax. Alan Moore interjected that the region make a donation to the National Corvette Museum to assist with the recovery efforts and repairs to the sink hole. Terry Sells directed the discussion back to the change to the Standing Rule. A second was made by Mickey Ouellett to vote on the change to the Standing Rule, however, it was determined, based on the Bylaws (Article 5 Section1), that voting would need to take place at the next meeting. The Governors agreed that they will discuss the proposed change with their respective clubs for input. A vote to change the standing rule regarding the $2 tax will be done at the May meeting.
The discussion regarding a donation to the National Corvette Museum continued. It was decided that the EOR could donate $1,000. Each Governor will take this back to their clubs for discussion and feedback. Terry Sells advised Ted Vannelli will be the EOR’s representative at the upcoming Corvette bash at the museum. Terry discussed the NCCC Charity Committee and the raffle for the Corvette.
Fred Dugach discussed the status of updating the timing equipment. Approximately $4,000 to $5,000 would be needed to purchase new equipment.
Terry Sells discussed proposals for changes to the Regional Bylaws. He advised the Governors to take the proposals back to their clubs for discussion.
Treasurer Dan Lyden made a motion to form a committee that would work on the EOR becoming tax compliant. It was decided the governors will discuss this at their next club meeting. Anyone interested can contact Dan Lyden.
Sharon Burk advised Competition Corvette would like to the host the Regional banquet in 2015. She is currently looking at the Holiday Inn in Mentor for the location. All were in favor.
Chuck Stephens introduced new Governor of Kanawha Valley, Kenny Wells. Kenny introduced guest speaker, Wil Cooksey. Wil provided an introduction to his presentation for the evening banquet.
Terry Sells adjourned the meeting at 11:30AM.
This document is a summary of the discussion held at the March meeting. A recorded copy of the full meeting will be kept on file.
Secretary – East Ohio Region