Meeting Minutes

POG MEETING HELD AT KTM, USA IN AMHERST, OHIO
MAY 1, 2008

ATTENDEES:  John Penton, Ted Guthrie, Ollie Martin, Barb Weisman, Ed Youngblood, Jack Penton, Scott Guthrie, Al Martin, Matt Weisman,Randy Kirkbride, Paul Danik, Alan Buehner, Jeff Borer, DiAnn Maiers, Jerry Grakauskas,
Al Born, Dane Leimbach, James Borer, Larry Maiers, Doug Wilford, Bud Green, Dave Callison, Bill Smith and Scott Brogan.

Pres. P. Danik called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. and he introduced Bud Green, who was a member of the first Penton Team, Scott Guthrie, Dave Callison and the Maiers‘. Sec. A. Born read the minutes of the April meeting and D. Wilford made a motion to accept the minutes as read and B. Smith seconded the motion that carried. D. Wilford gave the membership report showing 7 new members, 19 renewals, 6 being for 2 years and 1 for 15 months. Three came off the expired list, and after moving 6 to the expired list, we have 442 active members. Also, Doug reported that 1 DVD was sold. A. Buehner gave the Treasures report of 4/30/08. Alan gave the Exec. Board Officers a copy of our 2007 year-end Financial Statement. Alan also stated that the deadline for receiving articles for the Summer Newsletter is May 20th and that he hopes to have them in the mail by June 1st. This Newsletter will have a “rider profile” on Ernie Phillips. B. Smith reported that the Web-site has a new Home Page photo and that the application for membership has been updated.

The 40/10 celebration was discussed and Jack Penton stated that a mailer with a return post card will go out to all members by May 10th in order to get an idea as to how many will be attending. He also stated that the banquet location has been changed to the German Villa, which is approximately 10 minutes away so we can be sure to accommodate all who want to attend. Jack’s wife, Gigi is contacting some bus companies for taking tours of all the original Penton/Hi-Point facilities and homestead. Jack will be contacting many former employees to help with the event and John Penton stated that Kalman Cseh is planning on attending. Also Jack asked Paul to compile a list of any “Special Guests” that we may want to invite that are not POG members.

James Borer reported the following E-Bay sales: seven pieces of literature (motorcycle ads) including one for the Penton 6-Day had 7 bids for $36.00, a 175 cc KTM/Penton cylinder head had 10 bids for $286.99, an old style KTM/Penton 175/250 clutch cover had 23 bids for $250.00, a KTM/Penton 175/250 ignition cover had 32 bids for $300.00, a decent looking 1973 Penton 6-Day, not running, had 13 bids for $750.00, a 1976 Penton Hare Scrambler had 5 bids for $1,450.00 and a ‘73 Penton 6-Day in decent condition, less side panels, had 23 bids and sold for $1,275.00.

James Borer reported that he sold 1 book this month and Jack stated KTM had recently purchased 300 more books, as they now have them in their catalogues. Paul stated that we had a “Steel Tanker” Book Comm. meeting this evening at 5:30 p.m. to view and discuss many pictures that they have taken and how to caption them. We are still moving on this project.

Under new business, S. Brogan stated that he now has a new supply of shirts/caps. Scott is working on getting a nice anniversary shirt with a collar ready, hopefully to sell by Vintage Days. We discussed getting some anniversary decals made. Paul again noted that the Ohio Valley BSA Owners Club will be holding their Reliability Run on May 31st and June 1st. A discussion was held concerning our group sponsoring a section of the Monument Wall at Daytona Beach, Fla. to see how the group feels about it and it is being further evaluated. D. Wilford expressed a need for a work schedule to be made for Vintage Days to handle memberships, shirts/caps sales, etc. as he will be unable to attend and Ted/Connie will not be there after Thursday. We have two more meetings before Vintage Days and this will be addressed.

Under new business, Paul reminded all in attendance of the June 22nd Trail Ride at McArthur, Ohio that is put on by Steve Barber and his group. A. Buehner stated that our space has been reserved for Barber Vintage Days this fall. Jerry Grakauskas reported that there will be a Vintage C.C. race held on Friday morning at Vintage Days this year. Our President “Thanked” all who were here who have not been attending and Bud Green spoke briefly on his 6-Day rides and about being invited to Mr. Trunkenpolz’s home for dinner one evening. The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m. and the next meeting is scheduled for June 5th at KTM, USA.

Al Born, Sec. of POG

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