Meeting Minutes

JANUARY 6, 2005

ATTENDEES:   Barb Weisman, James Borer, Doug Wilford, Paul Danik, Greg Troyan, Matt Weisman, Jeff Borer, Dane Leimbach, Al Born, Alan Buehner, Randy Kirkbride, John Borer, Scott Brogan, Ollie Martin, Paul Busick, Ted Del Solar, Bailey Borer, John Penton and Al Martin.

Pres. P. Danik called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. and Sec. A. Born read the minutes of the Dec. 2nd, 2004 meeting. D. Wilford made a motion to accept the minutes as read and James Borer 2nd the motion and all were in favor of the motion. D. Wilford gave the membership report that showed we had 7 new members and 19 renewals of membership during the month of Dec., 4 being for 2 years. We presently have 410 active members and 176 on the expired list as members are moved to the expired list after a delinquency of 3 months. This figure includes any who have become deceased or who have dropped out since the groups beginning. A. Buehner gave the Treasurers report as of 12/31/04. Alan and P. Danik reported that our tax status change has not been totally completed but is very near to completion. Alan gave D. Wilford, A. Born and P. Danik a draft of an estimated budget for 2005 to study. Alans estimated budget listed 6 ideas for long term expenditures that would aid in preserving the Penton history and help the motorcycle become a true classic motorcycle. D. Leimbach made a motion to accept the financial report as presented and R. Kirkbride 2nd the motion and all were in favor of the motion.

Alan stated that the next Newsletter is in its very early stages and that he is relying on B. Smith for some pictures and on T. Guthrie for some short stories on various riding experiences and he asked T. Del Solar for the words to the song he has written about D. Wilford's 125 Penton.

E. Youngblood was in Memphis, but the PFP comm. met earlier at 6:00 p.m. and Pres. Danik reported that the comm. wants to set up possibly 3 regional reps to do some trial runs of displaying Penton motorcycles, banners, various events in the future when the Exec. board members could not be there. Alan will be writing some guide lines for these reps with the aid of Jim Borer and G. Troyan. The POG would furnish the banners and hand-out literature needed by these reps. W. Hentges has developed several different concepts of banners we could have made. The comm. is also depending on B. Smith for pictures T. Guthrie, D. Wilford and others to write some short stories to be used in the book on the Penton "Steel Tankers" that they are working on. Paul stated that there will not be another PFP Comm. meeting until March. G. Troyan will be doing some investigating into vintage and post vintage racing and also see if there might be a vintage KTM group anywhere that we could possibly work with.

Due to inclement weather, B. Smith was not in attendance so there was not a Web-site report. John Borer gave an E-bay report showing the following sales: a 1970 Penton kick-starter had 6 bids for $123.50, a NOS VDO speedometer bracket had 4 bids for $71.00, a used Jack-Piner chain guard had 6 bids for $61.00 and a moto-plat tool had 7 bids for $42.00. Also, a Penton right side panel for GS6/MC5 with minor scratches had 2 bids for $90.99, a vintage Penton manual sold for $50.00 on "Buy it Now", a Penton Service Data loose leaf folder had 7 bids for $79.00 and a seat for a "steel tanker" that needed a cover sold for $220,00.

Pres. Danik spoke about "Penton Day at the AMA" on Feb. 5th, 2005. The museum opens at 9:00 a.m. and we will start our meeting at 10:00 a.m. in the main conference room. The museum will again be providing extra chairs. Anyone having Pentons, especially Jack-Piners were encouraged to bring them to display in the garage area and each owner will be given an opportunity to give some history on their Penton and maybe we can capture some info about changes made by using the serial numbers. A. Buehner will be furnishing pizza again at lunch time. All members are encouraged to attend, expecting some fun and also to gain more knowledge about the Penton Motorcycle and family.

Under old business, P. Danik said he had been to the museum last week and that they already had several bikes there to be used in the MX exhibit. Also, S. Brogan will continue to work with W. Hentges and B. Smith towards getting the Jack-Piner Tee-shirts made. Paul showed an updated jacket that John Harden had sent to him that included the Penton logo, the POG web address and the copywright insigna on it. He plans to sell them in the near future and donate the proceeds to the POG. A short discussion was held about our domain name as it has been renewed for 5 years. A $500.00 check was prepared as a donation to the "Hall of Fame" museum that will be presented to them at the Feb. meeting. S. Brogan asked permission to print his own personal POG business cards to give to new aquaintances who show interest in the POG or Penton motorcycles.The group had no problem with this issue. John Penton gave a report on his new knee replacement that he had received on Dec. 10th. John was walking without a crutch or cane, and Al Born told of his retirement from Ford on Jan. 1st, after 50 years of employment {less 21 days}.

Under new business, we held a discussion on Vintage days this July. A discussion was held about a picture of T. Penton working on a bike at the old R & D shop. For "Point of Discussion", we viewed several brochures on the Jack-Piner that Paul had brought that certainly brought about a lengthy discussion on the bike, including how long it was advertised before it was made.

The meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m. The Feb. meeting will be held at the museum on the 5th at 10:00 a.m., and the March meeting will be held at KTM on the 3rd.

Al Born, Sec. of POG

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