Meeting Minutes

POG MEETING HELD AT KTM, USA IN AMHERST, OHIO
JUNE 5, 2008

ATTENDEES:  Dave Callison, Larry Maiers, Conrad Pfeifer, James Borer, Jerry Grakauskas, Ollie Martin, John Penton, Barb Weisman, John Borer, Randy Kirkbride, Al Martin, Jack Penton, Matt Weisman,Bob Rush, Dane Leimbach,
Alan Buehner, Greg Troyan, Scott Brogan, Paul Danik, Paul Busick and Al Born..

President Paul Danik called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m., due to an earlier Committee meeting, (to work on details for our celebration). The minutes of the May meeting were read and James Borer made a motion to accept them as read and Alan Buehner seconded the motion that carried. Doug Wilford was on vacation but had prepared the membership report that was given by Paul Busick that showed that we had 1 new member, 4 renewals, 1 being for 2 years and 1 being for 3 years. Fourteen members were moved to the expired list, leaving 428 active members. A. Buehner gave the Treasurers as of 5/31/08. There was no Web-site report due to Bill Smith being absent. Alan stated that the Summer Newsletter, along with DVD #3 of “At Home with John Penton” will be mailed next week. Pres. Danik suggested that the deadline for articles to be received for the Fall letter be moved up enough so that the final details for the 40/10 Celebration will get to members several days before the event. Jack Penton gave a summary of the Comm. meeting held earlier, stating that the banquet hall has been reserved and that several other items have been taken care of and that the Comm. will soon be recruiting more help.

John Borer gave the E-Bay report showing the following sales: A new 250 or 400 high-breather frame had 20 bids for $314.99, a used 1975 Jack-piner exhaust pipe had 9 bids for $136.50, a new 1977 swing-arm for a 400 had 11 bids for $147.50, a set of used 1972 6-Day shocks had 11 bids for $153.61 and a CEV light switch had 1 bid for $34.99. A used vintage Penton jersey (yellow/green) had 11 bids for $124.99, a used alloy gas tank had 5 bids for $170.00, a used set of Ceriana forks with stabilizer bar had 11 bids for $190.37, a 1975 jack-piner rolling chassis had 2 bids for $199.95, a 1974 Penton Hare Scrambler had 5 bids for $2,501.62 and a 1978 KTM 400 cc MC5 had 22 bids and sold for $4,055.00.

Dane Leimbach told about the AHRMA C.C. race at Tomahawk, W.Va. where he was the honored “Legend” and that he gave out the awards and on behalf of the POG presented the John Penton book to all 28 class winners.

Under old business, several interesting stories were told about the recent ride at the “Pig Farm” near Norwalk as well as the BSA Owners Reliability Run where A. Buenher and Al Martin won trophies on a very muddy and wet trail. We discussed prices for decals to be given at our Celebration and Jerry Grakauskas will be checking with someone he knows for additional pricing. These decals are for a gift bag that will be given to all Celebration attendees. Scott Brogan showed a sample Golf style shirt that he is getting produced and hopes to have for sale soon. We discussed Vintage Days and Jerry G. stated that there will be a Vintage C.C. race on Friday morning on an approximately 4 mile course that will have a maximum of 70 entries. John Penton will be the honored “Legend” at this race. Scott Brogan and the Martins will be taking the trailer with the shirts/caps, etc. to Mid-Ohio. Alan stated that his brother Dale will be cooking again and will need some volunteer helpers.

Under new business, Paul passed around flyers about the June 22nd, 2008 Vintage Trail Ride at McArthur, Ohio that is held by the Enduro Riders Assn. The meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m. and the next meeting is scheduled for July 3rd, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at KTM, USA, in Amherst, Ohio.

Al Born, Sec. of POG

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