Meeting Minutes

NOVEMBER 3, 2005

ATTENDEES: Ed Youngblood, Alan Buehner, John Borer, Greg Troyan, John Penton, Barb Weisman, Paul A. Busick, James Borer, Ted Guthrie, Jack Penton, Matt Weisman, Ollie Martin, Jeff Borer, Doug Wilford, Paul Danik, Dane Leimbach, Al Martin and Al Born.

The meeting was called to order by Pres. P. Danik at 7:15 p.m. Sec. A. Born read the minutes of the Oct. 13th, 2005 meeting and D. Leimbach stated that an addition to the minutes should state that Carl Cranke was the overall top scorer at the 6-Day reunion ride and then he made a motion to accept the minutes and the motion was seconded by James Borer and the motion carried. D. Wilford gave the membership report that showed 4 new members, 1 being from the expired list, 18 renewals, 4 for 2 years and 1 for 5 years and the sale of one DVD. The report showed 404 active members and 238 on the expired list. Also, the report showed 9 members moved to the expired list as they were due for renewal in the month of July. A. Buehner gave the Treasurers report as of Oct. 31st, 2005. Alan also reminded everyone that the deadline for receiving Newsletter items is still Nov. 18th, 2005.

B. Smith was unable to attend so the only Web-site report was that P. Danik said the servers hard drive and back-up had crashed about a week ago and that there were few if any retrievable items but that Bill and Karen has the POG message board back up and running and that they will keep working to get the site back up to strength.

John Borer gave the E-bay report that showed a very nice 1971 steel tanker having 18 bids up to $4,050.00 which had met the reserve price and still had three days and 6 hours left for bidding. A 1973 Jackpiner in decent condition had 15 bids and sold for $1276.00, a Penton rolling chassis in fair condition had 9 bids and sold for $415.00 and a 1971 or ’72 Sachs 6-day engine had 8 bids for $291.39. Also, a new set of star cable adjusters with covers had 3 bids for $163.75, a Penton metal side cover/number plate in poor condition had 11 bids for $47.99, an 18 inch Penton/KTM rear Sun rim had 13 bids for $76.00 and a NOS KTM 400 cc piston with rings had 6 bids and sold for $128.00.

Pres. Danik gave a report on the PFP committee meeting held at 6:00 p.m., stating that there was a lot of concepts discussed and that Ted Guthrie is still getting stories from people that were closely tied to the steel tank Pentons. The next PFP committee meeting will be held at 6:00 pm. before the January meeting.

Under old business, Paul stated that “Penton Day at the AMA” is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 4th, 2006. Paul also said that Tim Owens had planned to attend this meeting to explain our new tax status with us but family illness had prevented his coming so E. Youngblood will see if he can attend the Feb. meeting at the AMA and do so then.

Under new business, A. Born gave an update on Richard Sander’s progress after having knee replacement surgery a few weeks ago. Paul read a letter from John Przbylski who is Pres. of the Conn. Ramblers M.C. that had an invitation to a Nov. 6th trail ride on a 1,000 acre farm. Paul says he will be finding out if they will be having it next year.

For “Point of Discussion”, Jeff Borer brought in an NSU frame and explained how it was a high breather and showed how the air traveled to the carb. Jeff also showed some pictures of NSUs and John Penton spoke about how the engine and transmissions were nearly indestructable. John also made some brief comments about how he became a Honda dealer.

The meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m. and the next meeting is scheduled for Dec. 1st, 2005 at KTM, USA in Amherst, Ohio.

Al Born, Sec. of POG

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