Meeting Minutes

POG MEETING HELD AT KTM, USA IN AMHERST, OHIO
MARCH 3, 2005

ATTENDEES:   Dane Leimbach, Al Born, Scott Brogan, Jeff Borer, Al Martin, Ed Youngblood, Rich Allison, Paul Danik, Doug Wilford, James Borer, Ollie Martin, Barb Weisman, Alan Buehner, Jack Penton, Greg Troyan, John Borer, Bill Smith, Matt Weisman, Ted Guthrie, John Penton, Paul Busick, Bob Rush, Ed Berner Jr. and Ted Del Solar.

Pres. P. Danik called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. and asked each person to introduce themselves, as we had a couple new people there. A. Born read the minutes of the Feb. meeting and after deleting the line in the 6th paragraph where it stated that KTM would be having demo rides at Mid-Ohio, A. Buehner made a motion that was seconded by D. Wilford to accept the minutes and all were in favor of the motion. D. Wilford gave the membership report which showed we had 7 new members and 9 renewals of membership during Feb., one being for 2 years and 1 being for 3 years. The report showed 408 active and 189 inactive members and that we had sold 3 DVDs and ISDT programs. Doug also read 2 letters, one being about the benefit breakfast at Bike Week and one from a member in Australia who is manufacturing fenders.

A. Buehner gave the financial report for the period ending 2/28/05. Alan stated that the accountant that he uses for his business is willing to take care of the POG’s statements, etc. for a fee of $450.00 per year. D. Wilford made a motion to hire him and the motion was seconded by T. Del Solar. While discussing this motion, it was determined that it would be a lot easier for Alan to use this man as he works closely with him anyway. A vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously. Alan stated that he had just mailed 415 Newsletters, with 52 containing expiration notices and 68 contained renewal notices. Alan also thanked T. Guthrie for his nice long article about the ’86 Black-water run.

B. Smith gave the Web-site report showing only 29,383 visits to the site in Feb. Someone suggested that the figure was likely lower due to Paul being on vacation. Bill said that John Harden has received 9 orders for the new Penton jacket he has had made and Bill made available some order forms that showed the jacket is now available without the hood, having a slightly heavier lining. Bill also spoke briefly about the steel-tank surveys.

E. Youngblood spoke about the PFP comm. meeting they held earlier in the evening. Ed said the new POG by-laws have been approved by the Sec. of State and we may now file for our new tax status. Ed said they discussed various ways of promoting the POG, including having area reps to set up displays at shows and that Lee Buffenmyer will be handling this at the Oley, Pa. meet at the end of April. He thinks the MX display at the Museum will be presentable by March 15th. A long discussion was held on the POG buying a very good Sony digital Video camera with several accessories as well as a 4 year warranty to be used to capture a lot of history on film while doing interviews for the new book as well as at events. Ted Guthrie will be the primary photographer, but it may be used by other POG members who have knowledge of this type of equipment. D. Wilford made a motion to buy this equipment with the 4 year warranty at an approx. price of $900.00 and D. Leimbach seconded the motion which carried.

John Borer gave his E-bay report showing the following sales: a 1979 Penton 6-day tank with a large dent had 9 bids for $115.63, a Penton/KTM 250 engine had 12 bids for $494.71, a set of NOS Magura clutch/brake levers with covers had 25 bids for $316.00. Also, a 1972 Penton 6-day had 8 bids for $1,202.02, a Penton Jack-piner which was a great project bike with seized engine and a few missing parts had 11 bids for $400.00 and a 1974 KTM/Penton 250 Hare Scrambler had 24 bids and sold for $1,615.00.

Under old business, Paul asked for any comments on Penton Day at the AMA and there was no suggestions for any changes. Dane showed a beautiful shirt that he had some Penton logos on that he wore at the Indy show. Everyone thought it looked fantastic. We discussed getting 4 spaces at Vintage Days along with Alan’s two. Dane made a motion to reserve the 4 spaces and James Borer seconded the motion and all were in favor of the motion.

Under new business, S. Brogan distributed some flyers with directions and entry forms for the AHRMA ISDT vintage qualifier to be held at Combs, Ark on April 23rd and 24th that Teddy Landers had sent him. Scott stated that he is seeking photos that he could scan in order to build a data base of photos for future uses. Dane gave out some flyers announcing the 9th annual ISDT/E reunion ride that will be held at New Blaine, Ark. this coming October. Dane also spoke about the Blue Ribbon Coalition and said he felt that we should join them in helping to preserve riding areas and that the dues are $100.00 per year. John Penton made a motion to join with them and James Borer seconded the motion and all were in favor of the motion. It was also announced that Jack Zink, the owner of the Zink Ranch near Tulsa had recently passed away. Ted Del Solar told an interesting story how he and wife Connie had recently been surprised with a 50th wedding anniversary party and Paul then brought out a pretty cake decorated with stones and pine trees to represent a trail in the woods , saying Happy Anniversary to Ted and Connie. James Borer then read a letter announcing the Mountainfest Motorcycle Rally that will be held in Morgantown, W. Va. on July 29th, 30th and 31st.

For Point of Discussion, John, Dane and Doug and others spoke on the dissolving of the Penton/Hi-Point inventory. The thoughts were that Parts Unlimited bought the major portion of the parts and that Mike Medford bought most of the Sachs parts from them. It was also stated that Jake Fischer bought some of the parts and that Toni Proffer and husband had bought all the Woodsman parts. John said that he knew he had to vacate the building by a certain date and “that” they did. John also stated that he knew nothing was scrapped. There was also a discussion on the Red Dot tires. The meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m. and everyone enjoyed some of Ted and Connie’s 50th anniversary cake. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m. at KTM, USA in Amherst, Ohio.

Al Born, Sec. of POG


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