ATTENDEES: Dane Leimbach, James
Borer, John Borer, Jerry Grakauskas, John Penton, Scott Brogan, Alan
Buehner, Joan Borer, Al Born, Paul. A. Busick, Jack Penton, Doug Wilford,
Dale Fisher, Jeff Borer, Bill Smith, Paul Beckwith and Paul Danik.
Pres. Danik called the meeting to order at 7:12 p.m.. He announced that Ed
Youngblood is recuperating well from his recent surgery. He then introduced
his guest, Paul Beckwith whom he met through Conrad Pfeifer. Mr. Beckwith
stated that he rode a Hodaka early in his riding career and the balance was
on a Husky that he rode some Hare Scrambles on, mostly in Western Pa. Al
Born read the minutes of the June meeting and Bill Smith made a motion that
was seconded by James Borer to accept the minutes as read and the motion
carried. Doug Wilford gave his final Membership report as he has resigned
from that position as of this date. The report showed 1 new member and one
renewal, leaving 417 active members. We again “Thanked” Doug for all he has
done and Paul congratulated and thanked Dale Fisher for his willingness to
take on that position. Dale discussed a few ideas he has to possibly
simplify the process of renewing memberships. James Borer volunteered to be
the mail man and forward the items that go to Dale in Mich. Alan Buehner
gave the Treasurers report as of 6/30/11. Alan reported that 445 issues of
the current Newsletters were printed and that 400+ were mailed. He stated
that he was sorry that the Newsletter was late and that a Member Profile did
not arrive and he had to scramble to get someone else, who proved to be very
interesting. There was no mailing party as Alan took care of them at his
office. Bill Smith gave the Web-site report, stating that the site was down
for 1 ½ days in early July, due to a severe hail storm that affected the
electricity in that area.
John Borer gave the e-Bay report as
follows: a like-new VDO speedometer sold for $200.00, a nice set of Ceriani
forks for a GS6/400Lightning sold for $449.95, a ‘70s vintage Jack-piner
exhaust pipe had 6 bids for $132.50, a 1973 Penton 6-Day gas tank in nice
condition with cap and petcocks sold for $129.95 and a set of Berkshire
forks with triple tree sold for $127.72. Also, a Berkshire frame and wheels
had 4 bids for $102.50, a Berkshire steel gas tank had 6 bids for $102.50, a
nice Jack-piner gas tank had 1 bid and sold for $100.00, a used Penton tool
bag and rack had 1 bid for $69.95, a Berkshire steel gas tank with minor
dents and light rust inside had 7 bids for $63.00, a Penton Berkshire rear
aluminum fender with minor dings had 5 bids for $48.00 and a 1974 Jack-piner
in nice condition with rebuilt engine had 6 bids for $1,990.00.
Buehner stated that the tent is on order for Vintage Days. Ollie/Al Martin
will be towing our trailer to Mid-Ohio. Paul distributed the tickets and
entrance instructions to the proper personnel. We discussed the rules and
Jack advised everyone to help police the rules and to lend a hand when and
where needed. Dale Fisher stated that he wanted to race on Saturday and he
was encouraged to do so and that the Membership items will be taken care of.
Scott Brogan stated that the new Short Tracker T-shirts will be ready. Paul
encouraged members to bring Berkshires, if possible to augment the
Short-Trackers as they are not too plentiful.
For Field Trips,
Chicago Jerry had been to Athens for a C.C. race and stated that Toni and
Gary Roach were there as well as several other Penton riders. Jack Penton
had been to Mill Hall, Pa. for a dual sport ride that had 700 riders. James
Borer had taken a trip to the Hospital after suffering a mini-stroke.
“Thankfully”, he has no side effects.
Under old business, Paul
stated that a recent Hemmings Motor News has a Penton article in it.. Bill
Smith made a motion that we pay $123 for 50 issues of the May Trail Ride
that had photos and a nice article about “Penton Day at the AMA” in
February. These are to be sold locally and at Vintage Days for $3.00 each.
Jack Penton seconded the motion and the motion carried. Paul announced that
Conrad Pfeifer and some relatives are preparing a 250 cc Triumph to take to
Bonneville to attempt a speed record. Jake Fischer is the official tuner and
rider. Chicago Jerry showed us one of the arrows we bought that says POG on
them and he said he has been to Terra Alta, W.V. and laid out some trail for
the C.C. during Mountain-fest.
Under new business, Paul presented
John Penton with a nice Penton jersey that Larry Perkins is having made.
Larry sent the jersey for John and it has John Penton printed on the back. A
motion was made by Alan Buehner to expand the number of POG Trustees from 13
to 14 and the motion was seconded by James Borer and the motion carried.
Doug Wilford then made a motion that was seconded by John Borer to elect
Dale Fisher as Trustee and the Membership Officer and all were in favor of
the motion. Jack Penton, who has been Director of Operations at the AMA for
over a year now, spoke about the advantages of the AMA’s Roadside Assistance
Program. Paul and Jack spoke about the headway that appears to have been
made by the AMA towards having the lead-bill amended. Alan Buehner stated
that Buehners will be serving dinner as usual at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday at
Vintage Days, with the business meeting to follow. An effort will be made to
have the Grand Marshall, Jeff Fredette to spend some time at our POG tent.
Dale Fisher did “Show and Tell” of what was in his garage as
follows: a small table radio, a baseball mitt, 2 large photos of him on his
motorcycles, 2 orange Penton racing jerseys, a Belstaff jacket that he
bought in England in 1972, an orange Bell helmet, a badge from Honda Hills,
a small blue alloy gas tank, a set of Penton side panels, his brother’s
number plate (24), an aluminum Triumph gas tank and a Cheney frame for a 500
twin. Also, a heavy engine guard, a Honda muffler on a Triumph twin pipe, a
chrome rear fender, a metal box with wrenches, wire and misc, a nice 125
Penton steel gas tank and 2 #1 number plates for winning two AHRMA class
championships, one for 125 novice class and the other for Sportsman 100
The next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, July 23rd
at approx. 6:00 p.m. at Mid-Ohio. The meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.
Al Born, Sec. of POG