Meeting Minutes

OCTOBER 5, 2006

ATTENDEES: Brett Watson, Doug Wilford, Bill Smith, Ollie Martin, Jeff Borer, Jerry Grakauskas, Alan Buehner, Conrad Pfeifer, Chas. Harper, Al Martin, James Borer, Ed Youngblood, Ted Guthrie, Barb Weisman, Greg Troyan, John Penton, John Borer, Scott Brogan, Bob Wardlow, Matt Weisman, Tyler Berner, Paul Danik, Al Born and Dane Leimbach.
Pres. Danik called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. and held a moment of silence in honor/memory of Ed Berner Jr. and Dave Mungenast , both POG members who passed away during the last month. Paul read an E-mail update from Jack Penton that stated that he had a clean bill of health from the hospital in Houston that had treated him this past summer. A. Born read the minutes of the Sept. meeting and a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by D. Wilford and seconded by S. Brogan and all were in favor of the motion. D. Wilford gave the membership report for Sept. that showed 3 new members, one coming off the expired list, 35 renewals, 15 being for 2 years and the sale of one DVD. The report shows 412 active members. Doug also read a letter from the Blue Ribbon Coalition seeking donations for their work. D. Leimbach, J. Grakauskas and John Penton all spoke highly of the group. D. Leimbach made a motion to donate $100.00 each to the General Access Protection efforts and to the Legal Action Fund. J. Grakauskas seconded the motion and all were in favor of the motion.

A. Buehner gave the Treasurers report. It was decided that the banners would be taken out of the assets as promotional/advertising items. Alan also stated that the deadline for receiving articles for the winter edition of the Newsletter is Nov. 20th. E. Youngblood will be writing a member profile on Dave Mungenast. Alan complimented Ted Guthrie for all the articles he has written. Bill Smith stated that with bicycle season nearing its end that he and Karen will be working on some new items for the web-site.

John Borer gave his E-bay report showing the following sales: a nice Penton brochure had 3 bids for $49.00, a 175 cc Penton GS6 stock pipe had 9 bids for $83.55, a NOS and a used Magura lever set with perches, throttle tube and grip had 7 bids for $56.00 and a used metal number plate with mounting bracket had 6 bids for $51.00. Also, a ‘72 Penton Enduro had 9 bids for $480.00, a ‘77 Penton/KTM 400 with a seized engine had 16 bids for $700.00, a ‘74 Penton Six-Day needing some engine work had 17 bids for $960.00 and a nice ‘78 KTM 400cc MC5 had 16 bids for $1901.00.

E. Youngblood reported that the “Steel Tanker” book committee had met earlier in the evening and he had led the committee partially through a list of questions about what the book should be. It was decided that the Comm. will meet at 5:00 p.m. for a 2 hour session before the regular Nov. meeting.

Under old business, the group was shown the John Penton bust that had been mounted on a nice wooden base by Ollie Martin. It was decided that the “Bike of the Year” for 2007 will be the 1973 250 cc Hare Scrambler. The tentative date for “Penton Day at the AMA” is Feb. 3rd, 2007 which will be the week-end after the Cleveland Motorcycle Show. Everyone present signed a card of “Thanks” for Dale Buehner for all his efforts at Vintage Days and cards of “Sympathy” were signed for the Berner and Mungenast families and the cards were mailed the following day.

Under new business, it was announced that next year will be the 50th anniversary of the “Little Burr” Enduro and that they will be having a 50 mile Vintage friendly enduro on Saturday before the Burr on Sunday at McArthur, Ohio and that they would like to see 20 Pentons there. T. Guthrie read a very amusing article that he had written about the BSA Groups Reliability Run that he, Alan and Paul had ridden a few weeks ago. E. Youngblood stated that the Moto-cross exhibit will be at the Museum through 2007. Paul again noted the Six-Day Reunion Ride will be the last week-end in Oct. at Park Hills, Mo. and there will be several from our group attending. For “Point of Discusion”, Ed showed us the new Dave Mungenast book and told about how he came to write the book and briefly discussed some of the many, many accomplishments of Daves life. The meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m. and the Nov. meeting will be on the 2nd and “Family Night” is tentatively set for Thursday Dec. 7th.

Al Born, Sec. of POG

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