Meeting Minutes

POG MEETING HELD AT KTM, USA IN AMHERST, OHIO
SEPTEMBER 3, 2009

ATTENDEES: Alan Buehner, Jack Penton, Ollie Martin, Barb Weisman, Bailey Borer, Brad Babcock, Paul Busick, John Penton, Al Martin, Matt Weisman, John Borer, Jerry Grakauskas, Conrad Pfeifer, Bud Green, Paul Danik, Scott Brogan, James Borer, Randy Kirkbride, Larry Maiers, Joe Novak, Al Born, Doug Wilford, Jeff Borer and Dane Leimbach.

Pres. P. Danik called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m.. A. Born read the minutes of the July 25th meeting and after correcting the name Pride to Pfeifer in the first paragraph, D. Leimbach made a motion to accept the minutes that was seconded by S. Brogan and the motion carried. D. Wilford gave the membership report that showed 10 new members, 4 renewals, 3 being for 2 years, 2 for 3 years and one for 4 years, leaving 429 members. A. Buehner gave the Treasurers report. Alan stated that we have reimbursed Teddy Landers for the POG easy-up that he had purchased. Alan also reported that the Newsletter will be a few days late due to waiting on some articles and that there will be no “Rider Profile” this time. He also reported that he has all the DVDs copied that will go out with the Newsletter. There was no Web-site report.

John Borer gave the E-bay report as follows: a NOS 1973 Penton ISDT T-shirt had 4 bids for $37.00, a used Hi-Point aluminum gas tank sold for $155.00, a 68-73 Penton 6-Day Hi-Point tool bag had 2 bids for $149.00, a 28 M. M. Bing carburetor had 7 bids for $92.90 and a 1972 Penton exhaust pipe/spark arrestor had 7 bids for $66.07. Also, a NOS 70’s Penton Enduro tool bag had 5 bids for $66.00, a nice 72 Sachs 125 6 speed engine had 13 bids for $283.01, a used ‘73 250 cc KTM engine had 1 bid for $225.00, a ‘70 Penton for parts/restoration had 1 bid for $300.00, a NOS Penton/Hiro engine that had a $1500.00 reserve had no bids and a very nicely restored ‘75 Penton/KTM Mint 400 had 10 bids for $3500.00

We discussed Vintage Days and Jack Penton asked for constructive criticism so that the AMA could improve things next year. It was decided that we should reserve the same booths for next year. Paul “Thanked” everyone who worked so hard to make the activities at the POG tent so successful, especially Ollie/Al Martin, Dane and Scott Brogan for getting all the equipment there as well as KTM for loaning us their grill. The next item discussed was the upcoming 6-Day Reunion Ride in early October. The arrows have arrived and have been forwarded to the Enduro Riders. Paul announced that Ted Guthrie will be riding the event and he would like someone to use our video camera while the ride is in progress. Paul will be checking to see if our POG logo will be on their shirts, as it is an AHRMA event and we sponsor the AHRMA C.C. events. Jack and Paul are helping with the programs and John Borer made a motion to place our usual sized ad in it. The motion was seconded by A. Buehner and all were in favor of the motion.

Under old business, the idea of POG buying a trailer was brought up by S. Brogan. After a lengthy discussion, a motion was made by James Borer that we select a panel comprised of Jack Penton, P. Danik, D. Leimbach and Ollie/Al Martin to investigate the buying of a tandem Hi-Point trailer, preferably of 18 feet or more. The motion was seconded by S. Brogan and the motion carried. If obtained, this trailer would be used to store and transport our equipment to various events. Also S. Brogan informed us that there will be a trail ride at the Hog Farm near Norwalk, Ohio on Sat. Sept. 12th beginning at approx. 9:00 a.m.

Under new business, we were informed that Jack Penton is now the Chairman of the Board for the AMA Museum and he gave us a briefing of what is happening at the Museum and what to look forward to. He announced that their Leather/Ice auction would run from Oct. 18th to Nov. 15th. A. Buehner made a motion that the POG donate a John Penton T-shirt, sweat shirt, a hard bound book and a set of “John Penton at Home” DVDs to the Museum for auction. James Borer seconded the motion and the motion carried. Paul spoke on how AHRMA has survived through their recent problems and are still going strong. D. Leimbach made a motion that the POG sponsor their C.C. series again next year. Jack Penton seconded the motion and the motion carried. Jack stated that he recently had lunch with Ron Carbaugh, who has recently began treatment of radiation. It was also noted that Bob Link who worked with several different Motorcycle Publications is being treated for cancer of the esophagus. Also, it was stated that Alex Smith, who is Malcolm’s son has reported that his father has had treatments for his Parkinson’s disease. Please keep these men in your prayers. Joe Novak read the results of a MX held at the Meadowlarks that was in the August 1971 issue of Cycle News. “Chicago” Jerry requested and received the POG’s endorsement, as he is running for a Trustee position for AHRMA.

Scott Brogan did his show/tell on items he found in his garage as follows: a machete that he uses to clear the trails at the Hog Farm, some 8-track tapes of the Beatles, 50 to 1 mix oil for a snowmobile, a jetting kit for his KLR, a manual for a ’68 Ford convertible, a slide rule and an autographed photo of Neil Armstrong. Also, some valve grinding tools, a tach/dwell meter for autos, a military control for an M1A1 tank, a 30 m.m. shell and a Penton gas tank signed by John Penton. Scott chose Arthur Paul Busick to show/tell next month. NOTE: The next meeting will be on Oct. 8th, not Oct. 1st due to preparing for the Reunion Ride. The meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m..

Al Born, Sec. of POG

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