ATTENDEES: Alan Buehner,
Bailey Borer, Bill Smith, Randy Kirkbride, Barb Weisman, Greg Troyan, John
Borer, Al Martin, Dane Leimbach, Matt Weisman, Scott Brogan, James Borer,
Ollie Martin, Ed Youngblood, Doug Wilford, John Penton, Jeff Borer,
Paul Danik, Brett Watson and Al Born.
Pres. P. Danik called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. and A. Born read the
minutes of the March meeting. A. Buehner made a motion to accept the minutes
as read and D. Leimbach seconded the motion and the motion carried. D.
Wilford gave the membership report that showed 7 new members, 25 renewals,
10 being for 2 years and the sale of four 1973 6-Day DVDs. The report shows
418 active members as 8 were moved to the inactive roll. Doug stated that he
had received our new charter and a rule book from the AMA. A. Buehner gave
the Treasurers report as of 3/30/07. The cash/checking acct. bal. grew as a
C.D. matured and was put into this account. After considerable discussion,
James Borer made a motion to put most of this money into a Money Market
account that should pay more interest and still give us the ability to write
checks on it, if needed. B. Smith seconded the motion and the motion
carried. Alan also had the 2006 year-end statement from the accountant.
Alan stated that he had 460 copies of the Spring Newsletter printed and that
420 were mailed. He says the deadline for receiving articles for the Summer
Newsletter will be May 20th and that he wants to do a “Rider Profile” on
Dave “Chief” Capretta in it, if possible. B. Smith says that things are
going well on the web-site and several suggestions were made on how to
prevent getting so many bogus requests to register for the message board.
Bill also stated that he has received a few more “Steel Tanker” surveys, one
being from Germany.
John Borer gave the E-bay report showing the following sales: A Penton 6-day
frame, #2630 had 16 bids for $1,025.51, a set of early Penton rear shocks
had 10 bids for $510.00, an early Penton steel gas tank (used) with 2 minor
dents had 14 bids for $400.00 and a Penton Wassel alum. gas tank had 10 bids
for $399.00. Also, a Penton exhaust pipe for ’70s bike in nice condition had
2 bids and sold on “buy it now” $395.00, a nice set of 35 mm forks had 20
bids for $308.00, a nice Penton 6-day rear wheel assy. had 12 bids for
$202.50, a ’72-74 Penton swing-arm had 14 bids for $157.04, a vintage
fiberglass side number plate had 4 bids for $59.58 and a new early 70s
Hi-Point tool bag had 13 bids for $180.50. Also, a Penton 6-day front fender
stay had 10 bids for $152.50, and finally a nice ’74 Penton 250 had 1 bid
and sold on Buy it Now for $2400.00.
E. Youngblood gave a report from the “Steel Tanker” book comm. pertaining to
sizes the book could be and Ed thinks the larger 8 1/2x11 inch version would
be best. Ed says that if we can get everything to the printer by Dec. 1st,
that we could have books to sell by the Feb. meeting. We will be using B.
Smith’s pictures in the technical section where possible. Paul suggested
that we also put in the back of the book some short biographies of the
people closely related to the early Penton steel tankers.
Under old business, Paul thanked James/Jeff Borer for volunteering to mail
out the new hard-backed edition of the John Penton book when they are
available. Paul stated that KTM has offered to put the new edition of the
book in their dealer catalogues. They would stock them in their parts dept.
and we would supply them with more books when needed. Also, a very special
leather bound , numbered, “limited edition” will be printed. B. Smith made a
motion that we notify all present members by 1st class mail that these
collectible, numbered books will be available for sale, but only if an order
with a deposit is returned to the POG by a certain date, and John Penton
seconded the motion and the motion carried. S. Brogan says he has ordered
more of the Hare Scrambler shirts and he hopes to have a matching cap
designed and ready for sale by Vintage Days. John Penton spoke for several
minutes about the Daytona monument and noted that we need to have the info
we want on the 2’x2’ tile that he has purchased for the POG by Aug. 1st. E.
Youngblood is working on this item at present. John passed around several
nice pictures of the monument for all to see. Paul passed out flyers for the
Ohio Valley BSA owners group’s Spring Classic that will be held on June 2nd
and 3rd. The meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m. and the next meeting will be
held on May 3rd, 2007 at KTM.
Al Born, Sec. of POG