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VairFest Wrap-up Rap for September 13, 2012

15 Sep

A small but merry band of Corvair enthusiasts gathered at President Jim’s home to chew the fat of VairFest. We did not have to chew for long since the treasurer’s report shows the club made a whopping $.18 profit for our most recent event in June.  Not that we are in this to line the club coffers with dough but we all got a good laugh at the expense and credit report. The bottom line, to use the parlance of our time; we are still in the black and that was cause for celebration.  Pizza, wine, fruit and a variety of salads lined the buffet counter as we discussed the future of this fine Corvair event.

Beauty in the eye of the beholder

Our goal this year is to grow the event both in paid attendees and in passersby attendance.  We would like to make this a “go to” destination event for everyone and we  agreed to Jump start the 2013 event immediately.  Timely media we agree will be key to getting this event into the eyes of the right people.  First and foremost it was deemed that we get our event into the national media magazines such as Hemming’s Classic Car, CORSA Communique and others that have a calendar of events.  Many of these mags have lead times that are due 6 months in advance so it behooves us to start now.  Which reminds me…..Central Coast Corsa’s annual VairFest event at Heritage Park in Arroyo Grande, CA. will take place the weekend of June 21, 22 and 23, 2013. Once again our signature “Best Value” features are: Friday evenings date night with spaghetti dinner and a movie, Saturday car show, BBQ lunch, raffles and awards and a trek back in time to the Great American Melodrama for a fun and zany vaudeville show that is rife with laughs and a hint of burlesque just for spice. Our goal is to have 35 cars and a parade of informed populace craving to gawk at all the beautiful and unique Corvairs!  Let the parade begin.

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Central Coast Corsa Business Meeting Feb.3

3 Mar

Central Coast Corsa

Business Meeting Feb. 3, 2011

 

In attendance: Ed, Charlotte, Bill, Jason, Jim C., Jim P., Mike, Bob O., and Bob G.

Meeting called to order at 6:55pm.

Salads and great wine were offered for dinner.  EXCEPTIONAL!  Lets keep up the good work by raising the bar on foodstuffs.

Dues paid by Jim C. and Bob O.

Treasurer’s report:

Last Statement Balance: $6418.48 as of 12/10/2010

New Checking Balance: $5749.48

Dues Received: $136

Rental and Deposit for VairFest:  $805  for bandstand at Heritage park and Masonic Hall.

Discussion:

Will let Zac know that the secretary is to send meeting minutes to all club members via email and not just to Bob O for inclusion on club web site.

Bob O took pictures of Heritage Park VairFest site for promotion of this event on the web site, to other Corvair clubs and for event flyer.

Jim P. has created a flyer list of 8 motels in the area with prices and contact information, RV camping areas and a map of the Arroyo Grande area on the back.  This will be included in the registration packets that are to be mailed.

Jim C. has been having much difficulty with creating a logo for this event.  AG Village Association has been uncooperative with sending promised line art to Jim.  He will follow up once again before we proceed to plan B.

Bob G. will proceed with creating the pre-registration and registration forms and Jim C. offered to help Bob with this process.

Arroyo Grande Village web site: AGvillage.org

Bob O. will create a one page flyer for this event that is to be sent to other Corvair clubs and used on the web site.

Used the prior VairFest worksheet created by Jackie for upcoming event.

Masonic Temple is available as of noon on Friday April 29 for set up, dinner prep and decoration.

Spaghetti Dinner:

Overseen by Bob O and Jim C

Dinner Offerings: spaghetti, 2 sauces, salad, garlic bread, wine, ice cream, soft drinks, coffee.

Table decorations: table cloths, candles, and small vase of flowers.

Movie:  Come up with choice with a Corvair in it. To be determined.  Jason will provide the movie screen.  Jim P will check availability of DVD projector.

Popcorn to be the pre-popped version available to all at the movie.

Heritage Park is available from 7am to 6pm

Raffle tickets:  1 color ticket for merchandise raffles and grand prize (no 50/50).  Charlotte will handle this task.

Bill will handle the swap meet part of this event.

Photos of cars:  We do not have a volunteer for this duty yet.

Poster for Masonic Temple:  Alma will put this together to promote the event.

T-shirts will be handled by Jim C.

Parking Cars:  Jim P and Bob O will park show cars beginning at 8am to 9am.

Ballots for car show will be provided by Bob G.

Raffle and registration will be handled in shifts under the gazebo by club members that will sign up for specific time slots. Raffle cage at Charlotte’s house.  Raffle cans at Don H’s house.

Jim C. will call Clarks for a possible raffle model car.

$150 dollars cash is once again the grand prize for the raffle.

Awards to be provided by Don H.

BBQ overseen by Don H. begins at 4pm

Coffee makers: Jim P will check at Masons for availability.

Registration table: Name tags, packets, membership applications, pens, cash box, ballot box.

Wine Tour to be handled by Jim P.

Mike has promoted this event in Hemmings, Communique, and Driver magazines.

10am start for wine tour on Sun. with lunch provided at the first of two stops.  Jim P will have more info on the sites.

Next Meeting at Mikes house:

7475 Valle Ave. Atascadero on March 3 at 6pm.

Minutes of November Meeting

17 Nov

CENTRAL COAST CORSA

BUSINESS MEETING November 4, 2010

The potluck dinner meeting was held at the home of Don & Bev Weaver and led by President, Jim Pennell. Also in attendance were Jackie Chess, Ron Curtis (local visitor), Bob Galli, Bill Marks, Zac Mathis, Ed & Charlotte Roberts and returning member Larry Bouchard.

Treasurers Report: Jackie Chess

Beginning balance: checking account – $6,391.48

Income: raffle $27.00   Expenses: none

Ending balance: checking account –  $6,418.48

We must maintain a $1,500.00 balance to not be charged a monthly service charge.

Our Tax Identification Number is registered as an incorporated association which is the same as a non-profit. The difference in non profits seems to be tax exempt (difference types) or not.

Corsa National has been no assistance in determining our correct designation.

It was decided to stop perusing the record verification and be satisfied solely with Bank of America for our future banking business.

Announcements:

Fan Belt Toss, Palm Springs, was attended by Bill Marks, Mike Thomas and Bob O’Brien. Bill Marks had a winning raffle ticket and is now the owner of a 1964 Monza convertible, 4 speed, 110 hp which is white with red interior. This Corvair was purchased, restored and raffled off by San Diego Corsa.

Bob Galli’s is selling his 1969 Ultra Van (504) for $4,000.00.

A Tech Session is planned for whatever folks needs might be Sunday November 28th, 9:00am at Jim Pennell’s. So far 7 people have express interest in attending this session.

Vairfest:

Jim Pennell reported information he and Bob O’Brien have gathered:

Option I –   Lake Atascadero Park and the AARP Building Friday evening & Saturday– total $1,000.00

Option II – Masonic Hall, Arroyo Grande for Friday evening registration & dinner, $200

Heritage Park with Gazebo, Arroyo Grande for Saturday car show & BBG, $75

Rental of table’s & chair’s for 60, $223 –—-subtotal $498.00

Rental of a Port-a-potty is required. Larry Bouchard has a resource he’ll check & report to Jim.

Other venues were discussed but many felt the best exposure to the public would be Heritage Park. Plus the fact that ‘The Village’ is so nearby for visitors to explore. A motion was made by Charlotte and seconded by Larry to secure the Option II which passed.

Zac suggested a theme of ‘Vairs in the Village’ with Gazebo, Swinging Bridge and a Corvair as artwork. A motion was made by Jackie, seconded by Jim and passed.

According to Jim Pennell, Mike Thomas will prepare line ads and distribute flyers. Larry also offered to distribute flyers. Jim will contact Jim Corey about preparing artwork for advertising.

List of VairFest events and task:

Artwork – Jim Corey

Advertising

Flyer-

Line Ads – Mike Thomas

Flyer Distribution – Mike Thomas, Larry Bouchard

Barbecue – Don Hemwall & Chuck Smith

Car Show, ballots

Hospitality Center/refreshments

Photographs – Sara Galli

Raffle

Clark’s donations – Don Weaver

Registration – Bob Galli

Spaghetti Dinner, Friday – Bob O’Brien

Swap Meet

A Tech Session by Bob Galli took place regarding clutch replacement. Many modifications of parts were made between the early & late models making it very difficult to swap individual parts.

Next meeting: Date and location to be determined for our Christmas Dinner

This gathering will include election of Officers for 2011. Annual dues of $12 are due by January 2011.

I announced my retirement as Secretary/Treasurer.

Respectfully submitted, Jackie Chess, Secretary/Treasurer

CCC Meeting Minutes Oct. 2010

21 Oct

CENTRAL COAST CORSA

BUSINESS MEETING October 7, 2010

The potluck dinner meeting was held at the home of Don Hemwall and led by President, Jim Pennell.

Also in attendance were Christy Barton (visiting from Nevada City), Jackie Chess, Bob Galli, Bob O’Brien, Ed & Charlotte Roberts, Chuck Smith, Mike Thomas and Don & Bev Weaver.

Treasurers Report: Jackie Chess

Beginning balance: checking account – $1,303.57, CD – $5,060.80

Income: raffle $23.00, CD $5,087.91.   Expenses: none

Ending balance: checking account – $6,391.48

We earned $64.91 @ 1.29% on the 12 month CD

We were charged 9.95 a monthly service charge in error which was corrected

If we maintain a $1,500.00 balance we will not be charged a monthly service charge.

Tax Identification Number – how do we handle this situation of no record of the number?

If we question the IRS we may open up a problem. We are registered as an un- incorporated association, not a non-profit. Jackie will contact Corsa to question proper registration.

 

Correspondence:

10/ 29-31st – Fan Belt Toss, Palm Springs, registration forms & raffle tickets.

Jim Pennell has a lead on a 1961 Lakewood for sale $400. It runs but needs a lot of work + windshield.

 

Old Business:

Newsletter committee, Corey, Hemwall, O’Brien, Thomas has not met.

 

Vairfest:

Bob O’Brien reported that Lake Atascadero Park now charges $700 to use the park for show & BBQ.

AARP Building is available April 29, 30, May 1st 2011. A BBG area in the park can be rented for $50.

Discussion took place of doing the car show in the parking lot with concern of holding spaces.

Alternate locations were discussed and will be followed up on.

Masonic Hall & parking lot, Arroyo Grande: Don Weaver to check & report to Jim.

Other A.G venues: Strother Park, Protégées Hall and the Odd Fellows Hall, in SLO.

Outdoor venues only: Heritage Park in A.G. and Meadow View at Biddle Ranch.

If a location becomes possible an e-mail vote amongst members could take place to save time.

List of events and tasks: Barbecue – Don Hemwall & Chuck Smith

Car Show, ballots

Hospitality Center/refreshments

Photographs – Sara Galli

Raffle

Registration – Bob Galli

Spaghetti Dinner – Bob O’Brien

Swap Meet

Need a theme for 2010. 2009 was ‘Always a Great Vintage’ and was 2006 ‘Get Your Kicks in 2006’

The raffle raised $32 of which $5 went into the attendance pot since Don Hudson was not in attendance.

 

Next meeting:

November 4th, 6 pm potluck dinner at the Weaver’s home, 1999 Casitas Street, Oceano, 481-5712.

 

Respectfully submitted, Jackie Chess, Secretary/Treasurer

September 2010 Minutes

24 Sep

CENTRAL COAST CORSA

BUSINESS MEETING September 3, 2010

The potluck dinner meeting was held at the home of and led by President, Jim Pennell.

In attendance were Jackie Chess, Bob Galli, Don Hemwall, Bill Marks, Zac Mathis, Ed & Charlotte Roberts, Mike Thomas and new members Eric McDaniel and Jason Thompson. We welcome Eric of Nipomo who owns a 1961 Lakewood that is soon to be a daily driver. Also Jason of Arroyo Grande who owns a 1963 convertible that needs fixing.

Treasurers Report: Jackie Chess

Beginning balance as of June 9th: checking account – $1,303.57, CD – $5,048.83

Income: none    Expenses: none

Ending balance (8/10 statement): checking account – $1,303.57

(8/13 statement): CD – $5,060.80 matures 9/8/10 will be closed out for Vairfest 2011.

Correspondence:

9/5 – Pinedorado Car Show, sponsored by the Loins Club of Cambria (e-mail dated 8/28)

9/19 – Los Angeles All Chevy Car Show, Encino, CA. $25 pre-register at www.AllChevyCarShow.com

10/2 – Corvair Heritage Day a new worldwide Corvair event

10/3 – Concours d’Elegance, Mission Hills, CA. $20 pre-register at www.corsawest.com

10/ 29-31st – Fan Belt Toss, Palm Springs, sponsored by the San Diego Corvair Club.

Business:

The July 8th meeting at the Roberts ended up being just a social with no business transacted. Although

a drawing for door prizes took place yielding $13 of which $5 went to the attendance pot of $55

since Greg Vargas was not there.

The August meeting was cancelled due to the lack of attendance.

Newsletter committee, Corey, Hemwall, O’Brien, Thomas has not met.

All were reminded that Jim Pennell is willing to have a Tech Session when ever folks are ready to set

a weekend date. Zac suggested a Tech Session on carburetor synchronization.

Vairfest:

Per Jim Pennell Bob O’Brien has an application for Lake Atascadero Park and has confirmed the AARP

Building is available April 29, 30, May 1st 2011. We need confirmation to post on the website.

Consider a theme for 2010. 2009 was ‘Always a Great Vintage’ and was 2006 ‘Get Your Kicks in 2006’

Bob Galli has agreed to handle registration. Don Hemwall will head the BBQ committee.

We need to create a list of events and tasks to be included. Bring your ideas to the next meeting.

The raffle raised $20 of which $5 went into the attendance pot of $60 won by Alma Quesnel.

Next meeting:

October 7th, 6 pm potluck dinner at the Hemwall’s 8850 Pino Solo Ave., Atascadero

Don will provide Beer Butt Chicken so bring fixings to go with.

Respectfully submitted, Jackie Chess, Secretary/Treasurer

cc: Updated Roster

June 2010 Minutes

20 Sep

CENTRAL COAST CORSA

BUSINESS MEETING June 5, 2010

The potluck dinner meeting was held at the home of Mike Thomas and lead by President, Jim Pennell.

In attendance were Dave & Jackie Chess, Jim Corey, Bob Galli, Don Hemwall, Bill Marks, Jim Pennell, Ed & Charlotte Roberts, and Mike Thomas.

Treasurers Report: Jackie Chess

Beginning balance, 4/10: checking account – $1,246.57, CD – $5,032.62

Income: $23, 4/19 raffle. Expenses none

Ending balance, 5/7 bank statement: checking account – $1,269.57, CD – $5,312.87

May raffle will be deposited with June’s. CD @ 1.29%, due 9/8/10.

Correspondence:

Vintage Corsa of Orange County announces Corvair Heritage Day a new worldwide Corvair event.

To be held October 2, 2010 coinciding with the Corvair’s official birthday. Local chapters are free to coordinate any organized event of their choice to mark the occasion. Registration of $20 provides an event t-shirt and magnetic dash plaque and all proceeds will benefit the Corvair Society of America.

Registration deadline is August 1st. Event flyer, registration form and procedures were included.

Please peruse additional information at www.VintageCorsa.com for a future club decision.

Business:

Correction to the minutes of May 8th: The gold/black license plates were received by Jim Pennell.

Newsletter committee, Corey, Hemwall, O’Brien, Thomas:

Mike reported they will attempt a conference call meeting June 23rd.

Vairfest: Jim Corey will ask Bob O’Brien to check availability of Lake Atascadero and the AARP Building for May 2011.

For sale: ’65 Monza Coup, 110 horsepower, power glide, new interior, good paint and aluminum wheels. Asking price is $6,500. If interested call 805-215-4490 (information from Bill Marks).

A Tech Session was presented by Bob Galli discussing modification of the engine top cover,

the steel baffle plates and elimination of one of two gaskets.

Future Dates:

August 20-21st – Mid-State Cruisers car show, Atascadero

October 3rd – Concours d’Elegance, Mission Hills

October 29-31st – Fan Belt Toss

The raffle raised $26 of which $5 went into the attendance pot that is now $50 since Alma Quesnel was not in attendance.

Next meeting:

July 10th, 6 pm potluck dinner at the Roberts, 8350 Santa Rosa Road, Atascadero.

Meeting date moved back 1 week due to the 4th of July holiday.

Respectfully submitted, Jackie Chess, Secretary/Treasure

Minutes of May 2010 Meeting

27 May

CENTRAL COAST CORSA

BUSINESS MEETING, SATURDAY, MAY 8, 2010

PRESENT: Bob Galli, Mike Thomas, Bill Marks, Zac Mathis, Don Hemwall, Ed & Charlotte Roberts, Jim Pennell, Alma Quesnel

The dinner meeting was held at the Pennell home followed by a meeting. Charlotte forgot to bring the minutes and treasurer report from April.

Several members attended the Spring Fling in Sacramento the weekend of April 30-May 2. Attendance was good and good representation in the car show. It was an enjoyable weekend.

Vair Fest 2011 was discussed in Sacramento and there was interest expressed. Request was made for another wine tasting event as at last event. Discussion of potential dates knowing that Wildflower Triathlon is the 1st weekend in May. Consensus to try for 3rd weekend in May depending on availability of the AARP building and the Lake Park. Suggest Bob O check on availability of the facilities. To get better attendance we need to do more advertising and earlier in the year. Suggestions to advertise in Fast Vair, Virtual Vairs, Corvair Center, Hemmings Magazine, and Drive Magazine as well as Communique. Mike also suggests a swap meet by club members at Vair Fest.

Jim P finally got his gold/black license plates and needs to get the car registered with them. The original plates need to be taken to the DMV when registering and it usually take 2-3 months to process.

Next meeting will be at Mike Thomas home. Meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM.

Raffle held earning $13, with $5 going to attendance. David Chess name was drawn, missed $45.

Charlotte Roberts

Acting secretary