Meeting Minutes

POG MEETING HELD AT KTM, USA IN AMHERST, OHIO
NOVEMBER 2, 2006

ATTENDEES: Alan Buehner, Bill Smith, James Borer, Barb Weisman, Al Martin, Scott Brogan, Conrad Pfeifer, Paul Busick, John Borer, Randy Kirkbride, Ollie Martin, Doug Wilford, Ted Guthrie, Greg Troyan, Jeff Borer, Dane Leimbach, Al Born and Paul Danik.

Pres. P. Danik called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. and the minutes of the Oct. meeting were read by Sec. A. Born. A. Buehner made a motion to accept the minutes as read and the motion was seconded by James Borer and the motion carried. The membership report was given by D. Wilford, showing 10 new members, 1 coming off the expired list, 15 renewals, 8 being for 2 years and the sale of two 1973 6-Day DVDs. We currently have 407 active members as 15 were moved to the expired list. A. Buehner presented the financial statement as of 10/31/06. Alan stated that he is working on the winter Newsletter and that it will have a “Member Profile” on Dave Mungenast, written by E. Youngblood.

B. Smith reported that he has finished compiling the info he received from the “Steel Tanker” surveys and that they will be putting some new items on the site and it was suggested that they put an announcement of our “Penton Day at the AMA” on the site also.

John Borer gave his E-Bay report showing the following sales: an 18 x 24 inch porcelain Penton Sportcycle sign had 10 bids for $605.00, a like sign had 10 bids for $256.11, a Wassel alum. gas tank had 35 bids for $392.50, a partial ’74 KTM 400 engine had 13 bids for $356.50 and a NOS Sachs crankshaft with alum. rod had 15 bids for $289.01. A NOS ’74-’77 number plate with mounting hardware had 8 bids for $127.00, a Penton USA jersey in fair cond. had 3 bids for $19.40 and a leather Hi-Point fanny pack had 5 bids and sold for $20.50. Also, a ’72 Jackpiner with a parts bike included had 8 bids for $1100.00, a ’72 Penton 6-Day in excellent cond. had 3 bids for $2750.00 and sold on “Buy it Now, a ’74 Penton Mint 400, totally rebuilt had 6 bids for $3650.00 and a ’72 Penton Mettco replica had 2 bids and sold on “Buy it Now” for $5750.00.

The “Steel Tanker” book comm. had met at 5:00 p.m. for a 2 hour session and several topics were discussed which resulted in E. Youngblood presenting a tentative outline for the books layout and design. D. Wilford will be writing the technical parts of the book.

We discussed the Dec. meeting which will be “Family Night” and B. Smith says that Karen and Linda will be bringing their dulcimers and A. Born will be calling Mrs. Leimbach to see if she will speak again and there just may be some surprise entertainment. The POG will furnish the pizza and soft drinks and each family will bring some snack food.

We discussed “Penton Day at the AMA” that is on Feb. 3rd, 2007 and Paul suggested that we see if Carl Cranke and Dave Duarte could come as our speakers for the day. Paul Busick made a motion to cover air-fair/lodging, if necessary for both if they could attend. D. Wilford seconded the motion and all were in favor of the motion. A. Buehner made a motion that was seconded by S. Brogan to donate $500.00 to the museum at this meeting in honor/memory of Dave Mungenast and all were in favor of the motion. Scott Brogan says he will be working on the 250 cc Hare Scrambler T-shirts for 2007 and hopes to have them ready for sale by then.

Under old business, it was mentioned that Gary Hext displayed a Penton banner at the Barber Museums week-end in Oct. that drew some attention, and he got to speak with Mr. Barber.

Under new business, R. Kirkbride showed his beautiful 2007 Penton calendars that sell for $15.00 each. Randy always donates any profit from the calendar sales to the POG. Ted Guthrie says that Reba has edited all the footage from Vintage Days 2005 and it will be a 2 volume set and will soon be available to sell. The ‘Topic of Discussion “ was the reunion ride and Paul showed a nice arm band that many riders wore during the ride in honor / memory of Dave Mungenast. Paul, Doug, Dane, Paul Busick and John Borer gave reports on the ride. P. Busick summed up the ride saying that the rains on Friday definitely turned a “Fun Run” into a wet, nasty serious event that ruined a few bikes and wiped out a few riders. To learn all about it, be sure to read John Borers article in the winter Newsletter. Al Born reminded everyone to see the nice full page article about Jack Penton in the Oct. 18th issue of Cycle News. The Dec. meeting will be on the 7th at 7:00 p.m. The meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m.

Al Born, Sec. of POG

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