Meeting Minutes

POG MEETING HELD AT KTM, USA IN AMHERST, OHIO
APRIL 1, 2010

ATTENDEES: James Borer, Jerry Grakauskas, Alan Buehner, Dane Leimbach, Jack Penton, Ollie Martin, Joan Borer, Randy Kirkbride, Dale Fisher, Conrad Pfeifer, John Penton, Al Martin, John Borer, Barb Weisman, Don Knaggs, Dave Callison, Greg Troyan, Joe Novak, Al Born, Matt Weisman, Larry Maiers, Scott Brogan, Paul Danik, Doug Wilford, Bud Green, Tom Worcester and Bill Smith.

Pres. Paul Danik called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m. and asked Al Born to read the minutes of the March meeting. James Borer made a motion that was seconded by Bill Smith to accept the minutes as read and all were in favor of the motion. Doug Wilford gave the membership report that showed 6 new members, 34 renewals, 8 being for 2 years, 1 for 3 years and 2 for 5 years, leaving 419 active members. Doug also reported that we received mail concerning the Mid-American auctions at St. Paul, Minn., Rhinebeck, N.Y. and Pebble Beach, Calif. Alan Buehner gave the Treasurers report  as of 3/31/10. Alan stated that he has started to work on the next Newsletter and that he hopes to do a “Riders Profile” about Jake Fischer. The deadline for receiving articles will be May 20th. Bill Smith reported that he thinks he has found a photo of Larry Maiers riding in an Enduro, within the collection of photos that he has been checking. Bill also remarked about how amazed he is at how POG members respond if some members are having ill health or other problems.

John Borer gave the E-bay report as follows: a vintage Enduro ISDT watch holder had 7 bids for $68.77, a used CEV04610 headlight had 2 bids for $78.00, a used steel Penton gas tank in fair condition had 19 bids for $233.00, a NOS Penton GS 125 cc exhaust pipe had 1 bid for $250.00 and an 18” x 24” metal Penton Sportscycle sign had 8 bids for $264.00. Also, a Jackpiner engine and moto-plat had 5 bids for $306.99, a used Penton motorcycle, year unknown, had 18 bids for $755.00, a 1973 Penton 6-Day that ran was listed for $1700.00, a nicely restored ‘72 or ‘73 Penton Berkshire had 10 bids for $2,174.00 and a very nicely restored 1975 Penton Mint 400 had 9 bids and sold for $3,300.00.

For Show/Tell, Alan Buehner showed some items from his garage including a “No Parking Anytime” sign, a 1984 calendar, his first motorcycle helmet (from K-Mart), an old metal cracker can, a can of Hi-Point gear lube, some fork oil, some bearing grease, a can of “Fix a Flat”, an old heating element, an old red tool box, a thermometer and some old electrical wire. Also, an old clock radio, a V-belt, a bungee cord, a home-made calendar/note-pad, some old motorcycle license plates, an engine case protector, a set of foot pegs from his ‘72 Kawasaki Big Horn, an old straw/hay hook, a set of large bells from an old cash register and a plastic office chair mat that he sold to Larry Maiers. Alan chose Greg Troyan to do Show/Tell at the May meeting.

Jack Penton spoke about his attendance at the New Blaine, Ark. Qualifier that had over 90 riders. Chicago Jerry told about his, Art Busicks and Kevin Outlands trip to New Blaine, along with some of their misfortunes. Paul Danik and Alan Buehner also spoke about the recent Swap Meet at York, Pa.

Under old business, Alan Buehner gave the Certificate of Origin, bill of sale and registration for the Hi-Point trailer that the POG recently bought to Al Born for safe keeping. Scott Brogan, the Martins, Jack and John Penton, Al Born and Alan Buehner plan to meet soon at the barn to inventory and measure our equipment in order to plan how to build storage racks within the trailer. Conrad Pfeifer gave a report on the Daytona Monument that now has several names on the Penton section. We discussed the open space on the inside of the monument and Paul thought it would be proper to inscribe the “intro” that John had written for the front of the John Penton book in that space, as follows: Success does not come from setting records, accumulating wealth, establishing a business or erecting monuments. People are the name of the game. To have success you must build upon the immortal mind with love: without prejudice or greed. John Alfred Penton, Oct. 15, 1988. Al Born made a motion to have the above put on the monument and the motion was seconded by Jack Penton and all were in favor of the motion. Jack Penton gave us an update on the Museums new layout with the “Hall of Fame” being moved to the main floor. He said their goal is to finish the move and to hold a re-dedication right before Vintage Days. He also stated that they would welcome any volunteer help during the move.

Under new business, Greg Troyan spoke about the John Penton interview in Moto-Retro and Al Born stated that issue two (2010) of Moto USA magazine had a great 9 page story with photos/interviews on the Rise and Fall of Husqvarna Motorcycles including a recap titled “Picking up the Pieces”. It was also noted by Al Born that Larry Perkins, Tom Flores and Ric Emmal had recently won the 125 cc Expert class at the Laughlin, Nevada U.S. Hare Scrambles. The team was aboard a KTM motorcycle. Al
Born also gave a report on Ozzie Scofield’s and Bill Kennedy’s health status. Bud Green “Thanked” everyone for their phone calls and concern during his recent surgery. The meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m. with the next meeting scheduled for May 6th at 7 p.m. at KTM, USA in Amherst, Ohio.

Al Born, Sec. of POG

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