MCC MEMBERSHIP MEETING MINUTES 09/20/2023
Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM by Mia Stone Engelmann
Pledge of Allegiance
Birthdays: See September Newsletter
New Members: None
51 Members signed in for the September meeting
Charity Bucket: $69
50/50 Raffle: $81 went to charity and $81 was won by Jay Wesner
Treasurer Report was provided by Bob Wiltse – Balance as of 9/20/2023: $22,595; Expenses: $8,200, Honor Flight, Car Show Trophies, Burgers for picnic)
September Sadness: Mia told the members we lost member, Tom Jankowski, who was president from 2014-2015. Tom was well respected and a fun-loving guy who supported a lot of club activities. Tom will be deeply missed. Services are as follows and please wear you club shirt if you plan to attend.
When: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Service: 7:00pm with Military Honors
Where: Hartson Funeral Home
11111 West Janesville Road
Hales Corners, Wisconsin
Also, Johnny and Barb Borchardt lost their daughter Patti Lewis, age 56 to cancer. No services are known at this time.
Prayers and a pause for silence for both of these families.
Car Show Update: Bob Wiltse provided the following treasurer report:
Highlight of this year’s show was the amount of cash raised for the Basket Auction – $2,265. Food was down about $1,000; cash donations were down $1,000 and there were 30 less cars participating.
Mia advised the board discussed the car show and we really need a Car Show Manual to put together a lot of the things that we have learned. Car show is our #1 fund raiser of the year and we need to get our sponsors early in the year, get our marketing out there, all the things we need to do to get higher attendance, etc.
Board also discussed current location as to why we were down 30 cars: new location; complaints from attendees there isn’t anywhere to park and they have to walk a long way; change date of car show (this year Muskego Dandelion Days attendance was way down due to no carnival and did this have an effect on our car show). Lee Elger brought up there was a farm in Muskego that also had a car show that attracted 30 cars.
Everyone is happy that the Basket Auction is the reason we have a net $4,117 from the car show. Last year we had a net of $6,000.
Another idea is should we add motorcycles. One of the baskets was from Indian Motorcycles and they inquired about doing a show together.
Rod Lautenbach mentioned he has a suggestion box on the sign-up table. You can sign your suggestions or be anonymous. We are looking for all suggestions regarding the car show.
50th Anniversary Weekend: Mia asked if everyone had a good time this past weekend. Members clapped. A lot of effort was put into it. Mia again thanked the 50th Anniversary Committee:
Jack Bartley & Judy Weber
Lee and Mary Elger
Mia Stone Engelmann
Hank and Marianne Fahning
Denny Gustafson & Karla Jordan
Wally and Jan Hall
Judi and Kurt Luedke
Special thank you to Bobby Alexander for taking and putting together all the photos and
Don Decker for doing the page layout!
For each membership the following were given out free at the banquet and again at the meeting for those who did not attend the banquet. If you still have not received the below items, please let us know.
One 50th Anniversary Mug (donated by Karla Jordan)
One 50th Anniversary Booklet
One 50th Anniversary Pin
Additional items available for purchase are:
50th Anniversary Mugs – $10.00
50th Anniversary Pins – $5.00
50th Anniversary Challenge Coins – $10.00
50th Anniversary Booklet – $10.00
50th Anniversary Koozies – $1.00
MCC or 50th Logo Cocktail Glasses available to order:
One Glass: $12.00
Two Glasses: $24.00
Four Glasses: $45.00
Website Update: Mia advised the current website has been updated and we are working on the new formatted website.
Social Corner Update: Mia said this is a great place for members to see what other members of the club are doing and to join in. If members want to add any outings to the Social Corner such as Packers games, fish fries, dinners, etc. event organizers should contact Karen Pizur at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-255-5934 with the following information and she will see that your event gets posted to the Social Corner on the website.
Name of event coordinator
Date and time of event
Title and location of event
Description of event
Supper Club Wednesdays
Coordinator: Karla Jordan – email@example.com or 414-915-6200
Date: September 27, 2023
Time: 4:45PM – Meet at Goerkes Corners Park N’ Ride – Corner of Barker & Bluemound Rd.
Supper Club: The Copper Dock
Address: 1474 E. Freiss Lake Drive, Hubertus, WI (262-628-3718)
Description: Cocktails at 5:30PM – A warm inviting restaurant on beautiful Freiss Lake with a stone fireplace. Food is wonderful!!!
Coordinator: Karla Jordan – firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-915-6200
Date: October 25, 2023
Supper Club: The Fox & Hounds
Address: 1298 Friess Lake Road, Hubertus, WI (262-628-1111)
Description: Beautiful fall weather to enjoy this beautiful Supper Club. Details to follow….
Newsletter Update: Mia mentioned we are still looking for a Newsletter editor. She thanked Jay Wesner for all the years he was the editor. Putting the Newsletter together is a team effort. Mia thanked Don Decker for assembling the Newsletter. Members were asked to submit any interesting articles they come across to Don Decker at email@example.com to include in the Newsletter.
Advertising will be added to the Newsletter from any sponsors who contributed $250 or more.
*After the meeting Don Decker spoke with Mia and told her he would be the editor of the Newsletter.
December Meeting/Christmas Party Date Change: It was decided to change the date from Wednesday, December 20th (too close to Christmas) to Wednesday, December 13th. We will still do our white elephant exchange. Mia asked the members in attendance at the meeting if they would be interested in a buffet dinner like at last year. The majority raised their hands in agreement. Also offered were two choices of meat for $32.00 or three choices for $36.00. Majority said two choices for $32.00. Also agreed on one beef choice and one poultry choice.
Members Advertise Corvettes For Sale: MCC members can advertise the sale of their own Corvette or the Corvettes of relatives and friends in the Newsletter and on the Website. Only Corvettes will be advertised. The ad will be run on a month-to-month basis, with the MCC member involved in the sale advising Karen Pizur for the Website and Don Decker for the Newsletter if the ad should stay in the following month. If they do not hear from the MCC member, the ad will be pulled. The following information is needed for the ad:
Name of MCC member involved in the sale;
Name, email and phone number of person selling Corvette (buyers not to contact MCC)
Photo of Corvette;
Information about the Corvette;
The above information should be emailed to Karen Pizur firstname.lastname@example.org for the website and Don Decker email@example.com for the Newsletter.
Honor Flight Update: Mia advised the next Honor Flight will be on Saturday, October 7th and two members, Don Decker and Dave Wesolowski will be on the flight. Mia read a brief bio for both veterans. Both members are on the Bravo flight (2nd) anticipated arrival at 9:30PM.
Nominations: Nominations will be accepted at the September, October and November meetings. Members can nominate someone else or themselves. The nominees have to accept or decline the nomination by the November meeting the latest. At the November meeting the candidates will speak as to why they would want the position. Ballots go out a week after that and the results are announced at the December meeting. The following positions are up for election and the following nominations were announced:
Mia Engelmann nominated by Randy Johnson
Bobby Alexander nominated by Mia Engelmann
Karen Decker nominated by Judy Weber
Mike Woznicki nominated by Jack Bartley
Joy Kuhns nominated by Janice Rose
Should a seat not up for election be vacated, the new President will appoint someone to fill out the remainder of that term.
Chili Cook Off: Joy reiterated she needs a lot of volunteers for this event. She will be establishing a committee to help her. A flyer will be created and Joy will send out to the other clubs. Proceeds from this event will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. There are five Corvette clubs participating. The following sign-up sheets are available.
Products for Door Prizes and Baskets
50-50 Ticket Sellers
Door Prize Ticket Sellers
Bringing Chili, Salsa, Chocolate
Charity Check Presentations: Mia mentioned that the following charities will be receiving a check from the MCC. One at the October meeting and the other at the November meeting.