Meeting Minutes

POG MEETING HELD AT KTM, USA IN AMHERST, OHIO
MAY 3, 2007

ATTENDEES:  Alan Buehner, Bill Smith, Jeff Borer, Jerry Grakauskas, Jack Penton, Ted Guthrie, Al Martin, John Borer, Dane Leimbach, Paul Danik, Scott Brogan, Ollie Martin, Al Born and Paul Busick .

Pres. P. Danik called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m. and A. Born read the minutes of the April 5th, 2007 meeting. D. Leimbach made a motion to accept the minutes as read and B. Smith seconded the motion and all were in favor of the motion. Membership chairman D. Wilford was out of town and had given the report to A. Born and it was left at home, however the report showed 1 new member, 12 renewals, 5 being for 2 years. There are 418 active members as 5 were moved to the inactive list during the month of April. A. Buehner gave the Treasurers report as of 4/30/07. Alan stated that he needed a resolution voted on, that showed those who are authorized to sign checks in order to open the M.M. acct. This was approved and is taken care of. Those authorized to sign checks from the M.M. are P. Danik, S. Brogan and A. Buehner. Alan says the next Newsletter will have an article about the upcoming Vintage Days and that the deadline for articles is May 21st. B. Smith stated that he and Karen are trying a new method of registering to get on the message board and have been seeing how well it works.

John Borer gave the E-bay report showing the following sales: a Mint 400 gas tank had 3 bids for $126.49, a nice 250 Penton MX tank had 11 bids for $456.11, a ’70 6-Day air cleaner had 14 bids for $153.50, a nice 68-70 front wheel assembly with Metzler tire had 16 bids for $154.01 and another 70 Penton 6-Day front wheel assembly (less tire) had 6 bids and sold for $169.60. A Penton-Sachs-Dkw 152 c.c. ????? cyl. had 8 bids for $219.06, a used Sachs engine for parts had 13 bids for $296.99, a nice ’70 6-Day seat had 8 bids for $239.60, a 7 inch long model of a 1975 KTM 400 cc works bike had 16 bids for $517.23, a Hi-Point tail light/license holder had 13 bids for $57.58, a 48th ISDT book, press tag holder and pewter mug had 14 bids for $174.21 and a ’74 Penton MX exhaust pipe had 6 bids for $169.49. Also, a ’74 Penton 400 MX bike had 11 bids for $1725.00, a ’74 Penton 250 MX had 5 bids for $1746.00 and a very nice, mostly original ’74 Penton 250 Hare Scrambler had 28 bids and sold for $6,779.99.

There was no Steel Tanker book comm. report as we did not meet this month, but B. Smith did request that anyone having any nice clean parts to let him know if they have them so he could take photos of them for the book. Bill also had a new compiled list of survey info.

Under old business, Paul stated that Ed Youngblood had told him that it would not be possible to put the Penton crest on the leather bound commemorative book as it has a tendency to smear badly. Several other ideas were discussed such as having John Pentons signature on it. Paul reminded everyone of the upcoming BSA Spring Classic on June 2nd and 3rd.

Under new business, Ted Guthrie showed a nice, framed photo of John Penton and Bob Hannah that he had brought for John and in Johns absence, Jack will be getting it to him. Ted also says that he and Reb are putting the finishing touches on the new video of “A Day with John Penton at his Home”. A discussion was held on ways of marketing the videos we have and everyone was asked to think of the most effective way of marketing them. As for Vintage Days, Paul says that the tent will be rented soon and John Borer will bring his projector in order to show some videos on Fri. and Sat. nights this year. B. Smith says he will not be able to attend this year due to other commitments and is looking for someone to take photos for him. There will be more discussion on Vintage Days at the next meeting. It was noted that Jack Penton has been named as one of the “MX Legends” to be honored at the AHRMA races at Portland, Mich. on the week-end of Aug 26th. We also discussed the possibility of a POG display there. It was noted that the Barber Vintage Festival will be the week-end previous to the ISDT Reunion Ride that will be on Oct. 27th and 28th.

For “Topic of Discussion”, we discussed how to best celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Penton motorcycle and the 10th anniversary of the POG in the summer of 2008. Many ideas were presented and discussed. There will likely be more on this at each meeting leading up to the summer of 2008. The meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m. and the next meeting will be held at KTM, USA on June 7, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

Al Born, Sec. of POG
 

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