AGM Meeting Minutes - October 2017

Canadian Route 66 Association AGM Minutes

Sunday October 26, 2017


14 Members & 2 Guests in Attendance


Membership:

The Association currently has 52 active members which include:
 3 paid Associations/Groups 
 1 Life member Wanda Saunders
 4 Complimentary memberships (Red Robinson, Shell Busey, Arizona R66 Assoc, Calif Historic R66 Assoc) 

As a reminder membership dues are due in January each year, you are welcome to make your annual dues renewal at the xmas party. If your newsletter renewal date on the back of your current newsletter is highlighted in yellow that is a reminder that your dues are due.

Your membership dues covers the costs of producing 2 newsletters each year. Funds are also used towards events such as the Picnic, although Pot Luck the Assoc does supply the burgers.

Finances:

Our Treasurer, Craig McDowall prepared our annual year end report.

 Due to the expenses associated with the transfer of the Canadian Route 66 Association trademark & the Web Site Domain to George along with the 15 year renewal fees, our NET Revenue for the Fiscal Year End was  - $1,075.28

If you would like a copy of the financial statement please ask. Copies are available to the members anytime at your request.

Current Executive - No Change

President:  Bonnie Game               

Vice President: Stewart Heyes    

Treasurer: Craig McDowall         

Founder:  Lorrie Fleming          

Website:George Game 

Newsletter Editor: Tim Kikkert

Garage Tours:Bonnie Game (or any member who wishes to assist)

   Club Liaisons:

      BC Corvette Club: Stewart Heyes              

      Kruise-for-KidsRoy Hansen


Newsletter:

Tim requires more content for the fall/winter edition which we hope to have ready for the Xmas Party.  We plan to have the newsletter printed by mid November, please send any stories which may be of interest to Tkikkert@shaw.ca

Garage Tours:

Bonnie had contacted Ed Wasney in Sept for Garage tour -this was a 2nd attempt. Mr Wasney informed Bonnie he is not open on Sundays, and said he would get back to us on a date.


Annual Christmas Party:

Christmas Party, Saturday December 2 at the Delta Golf Course. $45 per person. Menu - Turkey, Ham, etc. As always we will have pictures of activities, road trips from years past, if you would like to add pictures for the party please send to George. Door Prizes are much appreciated. Please bring one FUN GIFT per person to share. Email invitations will be sent in November.


2018 Fun Run:

Route suggestions appreciated, suggestions from Roadside America  web site - 

This web site has great ideas on interesting things to see along the road, not just on Route 66. Check out the web site roadsideamerica.com, If you know of a city we could visit which has interesting things to see we can work on an itinerary incorporating this.

Here are some of the ideas from the web site:

Auburn WA- Coffee Pot Coffee house

Pullaup WA - Muffler Man statue

Los Angeles - Peterson Museum

Hollywood - KERMIT Statue

Lee Vining Calif - Upside-down House

Upside Down House — There’s an attention to detail in the Upside Down House: a whole room inside nailed to the ceiling, complete with pots and pans, a bed, chairs, and even a wash basin. Even the dedication plaque is upside down.


Miles of Possibility Conference: 

George & Bonnie attended the 3rd Annual Miles of Possibility Conference in Joliet Illinois, Oct 18 -24. the weekend featured historical tours, a variety of presentations, entertainment, and social/dinner get-togethers. On Thursday, October 19, well-known preservationist/author John Weiss led a bus tour from Joliet to Dwight and back. And on Thursday evening, our group met up for hard-hitting rock 'n roll at The Forge nightclub in downtown Joliet. The opening band was not so easy to listen to as they spent an hour doing a sound check CHECK CHECK…

The highlight of the weekend was the Blooze Brothers  - the only impersonators Dan Ackroyd approves. 

The Dwight Texaco Station has maps on display where they ask you to put a pin in where you live. As tourist season was just about over, the map of Europe was so full of pins, you could not get another pin in the map if you tried. That is how many people from Europe are travelling Route 66 each year. 


KRUISE FOR KIDS

The annual Kruise-for-Kids toy drive/fund raiser will be held Sunday November 5 at 8:30 am starting at the Red Robin parking lot in Guildford. Departure to Cascades Casino begins at 10am.

Decorate your car, yourself, bring an unwrapped toy for donation or cash donations are also accepted. So far the weather forecast is for a chance of everything, rain, snow flurries, sun!!

Kruise-for-Kids is our association charity, our 50/50 draw and nickel collections go towards our donation.


50/50 draw

 $35 won by Yolanda & Bill.


Due to the Christmas Party December 2, there will not be a meeting in November.