Minutes for January 19, 2017 Meeting


Minutes for January 19, 2017 Meeting
Steve Frank called the meeting to order at Mary’s Market at 7:33pm with 14 members in attendance.
Earve Brauer motioned to approve last month’s minutes. Tom Taormina seconded.
Treasurer’s Report
Opening Balance: $xxxxx
Deposit made: $xxx (left over from banquet)
                        (2) $xx membership renewals
End balance: $xxxx
Gloria Misik made motion to approve. Seconded by Paul Misik.
Old Business
Flea Market – Earve reported he’s received requests for information. He will call the fairgrounds tomorrow for the contract. Insurance will be contacted as well. Will inquire about how much more it would be to add Friday night. Jeff Fink confirmed insurance cost $559 last year.
Airheads asked for door prizes for their meet in Southern California. Earve sent 3 gate passes with flyers so, at the very least, we’ll be listed as a donor in their magazine & online. Free ads will be placed through MotionU. Steve will post and create the event on Facebook. Please share! Magazine ads are in the works. 1/3 page ad for 1 month will be in MOA’s March issue. Ad will also appear in March and April issues of RA magazine.
Potential vendor form will be updated online. Steve will also add the form to our Facebook page.
Discussed revamping last year’s beer stein raffle. (Netted $245 profit from it last year) Paul Misik will follow his lead on the new edition of the BMW beer stein, and Angie Bowman will look into other options in the $200 price range.
Mailer meeting is 2:00pm on Feb 5 at Tom & Sue Taormina’s (5745 Daniel Dr, South Beloit IL). Bring a dish to pass. Jeff Sluiter has already printed labels. Paul will get flyers printed. Earve is getting stamps.
International Motorcycle Show –The bus will be the same price as last year. Tickets on the website are $18 each, but Tom Taormina will call for group prices &/or AMA discounts. Angie Bowman found a code online to get tickets for $15 each. Bus will leave at 8:30am from Forest Plaza in front of Iron Eagle Restaurant (intersection of Trainer Rd & East State St, Rockford) on Sunday, Feb 12. Members pay $20 for entry ticket and bus ride; nonmembers pay $25. Invite everyone! Payment must be made in advance to reserve a seat (mail to the PO box). Any seats still available can be paid for in-person that morning.
Movie Nights – Thanks to Paul & Gloria Misik for hosting 15 people for the first movie night at their house on Sunday, Jan 14. On Any Sunday was viewed. Another date & another movie will be chosen for the next one.
Rides – Jeff Fink organized a ride on January 1 to take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather. Several members met at TGIFriday’s in Rockford, followed by a short ride.
Mark your calendars for Madison BMW Club's Rally for a Reason in Wisconsin Dells September 8-10. 
New Business
Spring Banquet – Discussed dates & places. Decided on March 26 at Fritz’s Wooden Nickel. Sherry will contact Fritz to make arrangements. 
Personal Business
Tom & Sue Taormina are grandparents to a baby boy: Enzo!
Gary & Vicky Pasch lost a family member this month. Their nephew’s teenage daughter was in a car accident.
Quint won the 50/50 raffle.
Next month’s meeting will be Thursday, Feb 16 at Mary’s Market on State Street in Rockford.
Meeting adjourned at 8:11pm.