Pres. Paul Danik called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m. after a nice meal
prepared by “Chef” Dale Buehner and his volunteer crew consisting of Mrs.
Dale Fisher, Ryan and Robert Gilman III and Jeff Bruce. Paul had each person
do a self -introduction and state where they were from. He called “Chef”
Dale to the front to a big round of applause for keeping us well fed all
week-end. Dale in turn “Thanked” his helpers as well as the food sponsors
that included John Penton, All Custom Fabricators (Karl and Eric Schneider),
Buehners Office Supply (Dale and Alan Buehner), Advanced Tool & Die (Forest
Stahl), Al and Margie Born with Tommy Garrett (in memory of Richard
Sanders), Kip and Cheryle Kern, Ted and Connie Del Solar, Barb and Matt
Weisman, Robert Gilman, the Nelson McCullough family, Mike Winters, Debbie
and Dave Callison and the Mickevicious brothers.
Stan Simpson, who is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at the AMA, who
presented the POG with a framed American Motorcyclist Magazine that was the
very first one printed that the photo of John Penton was on the cover. Al
Born read the minutes of the July 7th POG meeting and Jack Penton made a
motion to accept the minutes as read and Alan Buehner seconded the motion
that was approved by all. Jack Penton came to the mike and told about going
to the 6-Day event as a 16 year boy and how excited he was. He spoke of how
he had met Cory Buttrick at an event when he was very young and told of
Cory’s extreme interest in the 6-Day events at that time. Cory, who has now
ridden in the 6-Days came forward and spoke briefly about riding modern as
well as Vintage Motorcycles. Cory graciously sat for over a half hour and
autographed nice posters for everyone after the meeting adjourned. Paul
“Thanked” Doug Wilford for over ten years of service as our Membership
Officer as he has now stepped down from that position and Paul introduced
Dale Fisher who has volunteered to fill the position. Dale stated that his
report may be off a little due to all of the activity here this week-end.
Dale’s current figures showed 7 new members, 60 renewals, leaving 439 active
members. Dale had visited the Cheney factory when he was 16 or 17 years old
and has ridden Cheney Sachs and Cheney Triumph motorcycles. Dale had a flyer
concerning the Yankee Motorcycle Reunion and Jim Hoellerich spoke briefly
about it as it will be held at his farm in Cheshire, Mass. in August. Alan
Buehner gave the Treasurers report for the month ending July 31st, 2011.
Alan stated that August 20th is the deadline for receiving articles for the
next Newsletter and he “Thanked” Ted Guthrie for all the articles that he
prepares for the Newsletters. Bill Smith spoke about our Web-site and
praised his friend Karen Turner, who does so very much for our site. Bill
said that he had taken a lot of photos at the CC and MX races and that they
would have them on the site shortly. There was no e-Bay report.
Field Trips, Alan Buehner spoke about attending the Wauseon meet last week.
He stated that a lot of Indian and Harley items were there and that he only
noticed two Penton items, a Berkshire gas tank and a Penton binder with a
repair manual. Ted Del Solar spoke about the “Camp Chaos” fun week-end in
Atlanta, Michigan where he enjoyed about 5 ½ hours riding his Penton and
KTM. He had also entered the Jack-Pine and will be going to the Colorado 500
in a few weeks. Paul asked Cory Buttrick about his learning to ride and he
said he rode with his Dad when he was young and just did as Dad did. Cory
“Thanked” Kent Knudson and his crew for preparing the Penton motorcycle that
There was no old business and under new business Ted
Guthrie spoke about Mitch Boehm, an Ohio man who is now in California. Mitch
was Editor of Motorcyclist that is now Motorcycle News. He left them to
start his own magazine that is called Moto Retro Illustrated. Mitch was here
earlier and left some of his current issues for us to give as door prizes.
Ted highly recommended that we subscribe to this great magazine to help him
get going financially. Jack Penton spoke briefly about the AMA and announced
that the Breakfast to be held on Sunday at 8:00 a. m. at the AMA tent will
be in honor of AMA Life Members.
For “What’s in your garage”, Toni
Roach showed “What’s in her storage building” by emptying a large bag
consisting of the following articles: a 24 mph speedometer that showed
“Penton Hi-Point printed on the dial, a can of Hi-Point 2 cycle oil, some
Hercules decals, a pair of Hi-Point glasses that was still in the bag, a
pair of Jones goggles with the KTM logo on them, a new pair of Buco goggles,
a wooden noise maker like the Mexicans used at the ’94 6-Day event in Tulsa
and an Enduro time table pad that was her Dad’s. Also, a Penton patch
(crest) that was bagged by Wassell, a Hi-Point “throw-in” bag ??????????, a
1979 Hi-Point calendar, a Penton Frisbee, a Sports Illustrated magazine with
Steve McQueen on his motorcycle on the cover, a Hi-Point chest protector
from Keens Motorcycle Shop in Mich., a KTM shirt from Speedy Klasen, a
Penton, built for Champion ash tray, a yellow Penton jersey that Dane
Leimbach gave her that she wore when she and Gary were married at a POG
meeting at the AMA Museum, her Dad’s original Penton Hi-Point tool bag, a
red, white and blue USA 6-Day Penton jersey and a few other items. We all
gave Toni a big round of applause.
The meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.
and we all enjoyed a piece (or two) of the large birthday cake for John
Penton as he will soon be 86. Several door prizes that were donated by
Toni/Gary Roach, Dave McCollough, Mitch Boehm and the POG were given as
everyone enjoyed the cake. There will be no August meeting, so the next
scheduled meeting will be held on Sept 1st at 7:00 p.m. at KTM, USA in
There were 102 people who signed (Approx. 80 members)
our POG register from the following states: Ohio 28, Mich. 11, Ind. 9, Md. 8
Mo. 7, Pa. 7, Ill. 5, NY 5, W.V. 3, Va. 3, Tenn. 2, N.C. 2, Ky. 2, Miss. 2,
Fla. 1, N. J. 1, Mass. 1, Ok. 1, Texas 1, and Canada 1.
Al Born, Sec. of POG