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May 2016

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Minutes

President, Larry (Jones) called the meeting to order with 22 members and 1 guest present.

Renee (Gates) gave the secretary report.  A motion was made by Bill (Helton) to approve as read.  Don (Searls) seconded the motion.  The motion passed.

Thomas (Hudson) gave the treasurer’s report.  Fred (Gates) made a motion to approve as read.  Don (Searls) seconded the motion.  The motion passed.

Old Business

Bill Helton discussed the Toad Suck car club jackets.  The members wanting a jacket are to sign Bill' list and indicate quantity & size.

New Business

Several up-coming car shows mentioned including StillKruzn May 13th at Hendrix Village, Conway; 58th Petit Jean Mountain car show & swap meet June 14th-18th and National Rat Rods June 3rd & 4th in Searcy.

Thomas won the 50/50 - $30.00

The meeting was adjourned. 

Car Show Discussion

We receive no advertisement in the Toad Suck Daze literature.  The Toad Committee has not supported our show in any way.  Don (Searls) said that he met with them a couple of years ago to discuss making a place downtown for the car show.  They did not appear to be interested in our presence at the Toad Suck Celebration (downtown).

Don (Searls) said the some of the food vendors were unhappy with the volume of sales that they made for this show.  They donated to the club for sales they made at the show.  Nine out of the last ten years it has rained.  If we want our car show to grow; why not move the show to July or August.  One year the car show had 100+ cars.  Don (Searls) said we have an air-conditioned building that should hold 125 cars.  He also mentioned that the fall shows usually have more cars. 

DISCUSSION ON MOVING THE CAR SHOW TO LATER IN THE SUMMER.

POSITIVE REASONS

Weather – No rain, Work around other car shows or festivals, Event Center has a paved area for a Swap Meet.

NEGATIVE REASONS

Hot weather, People have summer vacations planned.

We need to do a better job of advertising the show including but not limited to placing an ad in the local newspaper, Old Car Weekly & Street Scene Magazine.  Make sure the schedule of events is included in the advertising & posted for entrants/visitors.  Our agreement with the city is that we will be out of the building by 3:00 P.M.  Larry (Jones), Don Burnett and Bill (Helton) discussed flyers for the next car show. 

Larry complimented the National Street Rod Association representatives for their participation at the car show.  There was some interest in NSRA by those attending the car show.

Don (Searls) obtained judges for this car show.  Discussion was held regarding the judges – who to ask to judge and should we pay them. 

Jim (Bemis) made a motion that we table the decision on the undecided questions until next month.  Steve (Watson) seconded the motion.  Motion passed. 

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Just Something Extra

Tonights car club meeting will most likely be a large discussion on what we started last month.  Moving the car show to July if possible.  It largely depends on the availability of the expo center.  There are some advantages to moving the show to July, but there are also some disadvantages.  Be sure to be at the meeting so that we can discuss this and make the best possible choice!

StillKruzn is starting something of the summer months... random cruise nights at different places throughout the community.  It may be in Conway, or Vilonia, or even Greenbrier.  Be on the lookout for the announcements of the location and time!

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Next Meeting

June 13, 2016

Eat-Out

No Eat-Out This Month

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