Meeting Minutes

POG MEETING HELD AT KTM, USA IN AMHERST, OHIO
APRIL 5, 2007

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
 

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