ATTENDEES: James Borer, Joan
Borer, Walter Smith, Paul A. Busick, John Penton, Doug Wilford, Rob
Thatcher, Ollie Martin, Al Martin, Jeff Borer, John Born, Jerry Birky, Dale
Fisher, Scott Brogan, Chicago Jerry Grakauskas, Paul Danik, Alan Buehner and
President Paul Danik called the meeting to order
at 7:15 pm. Scott Brogan read the minutes of the August meeting. The
following corrections were noted: John Borer gave the e-bay report. Under
VMD in review, John Borer discovered someone in the swap meet selling tires.
Gene Cannady passed away. Jim Borer motioned that the minutes be accepted
with the corrections. Ollie Martin seconded the motion and everyone voted in
favor. Paul Danik talked about the need for someone to take over the duties
of Secretary. Jeff Borer volunteered to take on those duties. Alan Buehner
motioned that Jeff Borer be voted in as a Trustee of the POG. Scott Brogan
seconded and everyone voted in favor. Jeff was welcomed to the board and
will take over the duties of Secretary at the next meeting. There was a
short discussion with John Penton on his experiences on the ups and downs
with memberships and officers with the CRA and Meadowlarks.
Fisher gave the membership report. We had 3 new members and 7 renewals for
the month of August. We currently have 451 active members.
Buehner gave the treasure's report. Scott Brogan said that he has been
getting T-shirt orders.
Newsletter Report – Alan reported that the
newsletters were mailed yesterday. Copies of the newsletter were distributed
to those in attendance at the meeting to save money on postage. There was no
member profile in the current issue, it will be in the next issue. A new POG
decal was included with the mailing of the newsletter. Alan thanked Chicago
Jerry, and Conrad Pfiefer for writing articles for the current newsletter.
John Born brought a collection of photos for the POG to look at, organize,
and put on a CD for the use of the POG in the future. Paul Danik accepted
the photos and will take them home to work on them.
Bill Smith was unable to attend the meeting, so there was no report.
International Motorcycle Show – Paul said that he received and invitation
for the POG to set up at the I-X Center in Cleveland again on January 25-27,
2013. All vintage clubs are covered under the Show's insurance. Paul talked
to them about the POG doing a seminar each day at the show about the Penton
history and story. Paul would like to have one or two of Al Born's
motorcycles at the display. Paul will be filling out and signing the
paperwork for the show.
POG Future Events – Next year is the 45th
anniversary of the Penton. A discussion was held about having a Homecoming
event in August next year in Amherst to celebrate. It will be a simple
scaled down event. The Ohio Valley BSA spring rally – participation of the
POG at this event will be presented at the next meeting. Scott Brogan talked
about the Barber Festival being held on Oct. 14-16. Alan and Jeff will be
going with him to the event to set up a POG display in the space he has
reserved in the swap meet area. They will take some bikes and the POG e-z up
and sell books and t-shirts. John Borer made a motion that the POG pay for
the cost of the display space. John Penton seconded and everyone voted in
E-Bay Report – John Borer reported the following transactions:
A Hi-Point alloy gas tank sold for $400 / a 1974 -5 Penton 250 sold for
$1,825 / an early steel tanker large bullet headlight had 5 bids for $249 /
a Preston Petty white head light had 14 bids for $227.50 / A used white
Penton MX fiberglass gas tank sold at $195 / a 1972-3 Penton 175 original
Service Manual sold for $73 / a Tom Penton vintage post card sold for $26 /
a complete 48th ISDT press kit sold for $71 / and an ISDT gold medal from
Poland sold for $316.11.
Field Trips – Jeff Borer set up his NSU
bikes at the Amherst Historical Society event. He will also be taking 2
German bikes to an event at Watkins Glenn this weekend.
– Paul read a letter dated April 13th from the AMA Museum thanking us for
our donation which brought us up to their sponsor level. A small Sponsor
level recognition walnut plaque was sent to us by them for our continued
New Business – Chicago Jerry recently purchased a 74 Penton
250 that was advertised as a WWII Penton dirt bike on Craigs List. There was
a posting on the POG message board suggesting the idea of there being a Dane
Leimbach award for the lightweight class in the AHRMA Cross Country series.
Chicago Jerry will look into having this put on the agenda at the next AHRMA
board meeting following the Barber Festival.
The Bad Rock video was
shown. It was filmed in 1973 by Peter Starr and there are many undisclosed
Penton riders in it. Paul Danik mentioned that Doug Wilford was the overall
winner of that event in 1972. Popcorn was served and everyone enjoyed
The meeting was adjourned at 8:49 pm. The next POG
meeting will be held at KTM in Amherst, Ohio on Thursday October 4th.
Alan Buehner, acting Secretary of POG