Meeting Minutes

MARCH 2, 2006

ATTENDEES: Barb Weisman, Paul Danik, James Borer, John Penton, Brett Watson, Matt Weisman, Al Born, Jeff Borer, Jack Penton, Tyler Berner, Dane Leimbach, Bill Smith, Bailey Borer, Ollie Martin, Greg Troyan, Conrad Pfeifer, Paul Busick, John Borer, Al Martin, Alan Buehner, Scott Brogan and Ted Guthrie.
Pres. P. Danik called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. and Sec. A. Born read the minutes of the Feb. 4th, 2006 meeting. D. Leimbach made a motion that was seconded by B. Smith to accept the minutes as given and the motion carried. P. Busick gave the membership report, as D. Wilford was enjoying the sunny south. The report showed 13 new members, 7 renewals, 2 being for 2 years and the sale of 1 DVD/program. We now have 420 active members as 5 were moved to the expired list as they failed to renew in Nov. A. Buehner presented the financial as of 2/28/06. Alan stated that he has mailed a check for reserving our space at Vintage Days. He also stated that he is still working on the Newsletter as he had to change the member profile article that will be a 2 part article on B. Wardlow.

B. Smith gave the web-site report stating that the site is back to full strength and that Karen and Scott Reiber are doing back-up on everything. We held a discussion about all that Scott has done for the POG web-site and James Borer made a motion to send him $200.00 in appreciation. S. Brogan seconded the motion and stated that he would have John Penton autograph a POG shirt and send it to him along with the check and all were in favor of the motion.

John Borer gave the E-Bay report showing the following sales: a 69 or 70 Penton Six-Day with a red tank had 36 bids for $1,025, a 73 Penton 250cc Hare Scrambler parts bike had 6 bids for $687.77, a 73 Penton Six-Day, all apart had 18 bids for $805.10 and an 81 KTM MC495 that was in great condition had 24 bids and sold for $2,025.00. Also, a Penton Hi-Point alloy tank had 19 bids for $192.49, a Penton/KTM seat with a real good pan had 11 bids for $103.46, a NOS, red, aluminum Penton gas tank sold on “Buy It Now” for $250.00 and an original???? Penton aluminum front fender had 24 bids for $177.50.

Under old business, Pres. Danik showed everyone an article from the Pickerington Times that Mark Mederski had written about John Penton and the POG meeting being held at the Museum and he told of how pleased he was to have us there. Paul also spoke on the tour of the Moto-cross exhibit that Ed gave and mentioned how glad he was that Don Mathias was there. He also asked for suggestions on how to make the “Penton Day at the AMA” better and the comments were that it could not have been any better. Alan told about a DVD that is for sale that covers the Moto-cross exhibit introduction that features E. Youngblood and Jeff Emig. S. Brogan stated that he is giving the proceeds from the shirt sales to Alan to be put into the POG’s treasury and he also said that there is still some Jack-Piner shirts available. James Borer made a motion for the group to allow S. Brogan to order more shirts as needed and the motion was seconded by O. Martin and the motion carried.

Under new business, Dane talked about the recent Indy trade show and told of several people stopping by and telling him that they knew several people with Penton motorcycles in their garages. Jack mentioned that he, John, Dane and Larry Maiers had attended the Blue Ribbon Coalition breakfast while there. John talked about his brother Teds wife Mable who had recently passed away and about finding a lot of pictures and Penton mementos and that he will be donating some of them to the POG. John also read a couple letters that he had received from devoted Penton fans and he expressed how good these kind of things make him feel and “Thanked” the POG for all they have brought about. The Barber Motor Sports Museum was discussed and Paul is going to check to see about getting space for a Penton display at their Vintage Days either this Oct. or next year. Barb Weisman questioned if we had gotten any response from members in various areas willing to set up displays and there has not been a lot.

Jeff Borer donated 10 tapes for the video camera to be used at various events by Rebb and Ted Guthrie. Alan Buehner read a letter from the Hall of Fame Museum about the breakfast at Deland, Fla. that also contained 2 complimentary tickets and they were given to Conrad Pfeifer as he and a friend had entered the Alligator Enduro on their Pentons. John Borer gave Paul a few copies of the DVD that Rebb and Ted Guthrie had made at the Museum when we had our Penton display set up for the kick-off dinner for the KTM Dealers meeting. The DVDs were of excellent quality and the POG board expressed their “Thanks” to Rebb and Ted for a job “well done”.

For “Point of Discussion”, Paul read a little from the John Penton book about the first Penton motorcycles {right out of the crates} being taken to the Stone Mountain and Alligator Enduros in 1968. He spoke of all the good results that were gained by the first Penton riders and there was a discussion held on that topic. Conrad Pfeifer told about his going to Daytona this year to ride the Alligator was due to a promise he had made to his cousin who has recovered from cancer that if he got well that he would go to ride the Enduro with him. Al Born reported that he had recently talked on the phone with Bill Kennedy who had inquired about John. Al also learned from Bill about the December death of Dave Estep who was a 1950s, 60s and 70s Hill-climber and National #99 flat-tracker who was a brother-in-law of Ronnie Rall. The meeting adjourned at 9:05 pm. and the next meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on April 6th at KTM, USA in Amherst, Ohio.

Al Born, Sec. of POG

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