|Our next meeting is March 8th, 2014.
It was the second meeting of 2014 and attendance was good. Starting at 7:02, the financial report was read and new guests were introduced Don McRae and Gabby. Welcoming back after a long absence was Tino and Tristan. Therefore attending were Tino, Patrick, Colby,Gary J. Jordan, Don McRae, Daniel, Jim, Tristan, Glenn, Henry, Clynt, John Carlo, and Gabby (Guest of Johns). Welcome to Don McRae attending his first meeting and bringing good suggestions and opinions to the floor. Welcome to Gabby a friend from Winnipeg. Well it's February and we are all looking forward to a warm, event filled Summer.
Opening the meeting, a Thank You to John Carlo for pictures and posting of those pictures to the web site. Well done. Tristan let us know that Gretchen is still not well but hopes to attend sometime soon after having a temper tantrum (blowing up) on the Arlington run.(Gretchen is his car) Good luck with that Tristan. Discussions opened with letting members know that a meet with Kent Roberts recently from the Pontiac Club went well and we are hoping to get together with them during the Summer on a run or event. Also, contact was made with Jet City Fieros but no info regarding Arlington as of yet. Suggested to J.C. Fieros was a get together mid way for a picnic or car show at an auto related store but nothing to report as of yet.
Addressed was the proposal for a 4 draw per year rather than the 12 draw (currently on hold) to renew interest and promote events, along with 2 expense paid picnics for members. Patrick spoke on pros and cons of that suggestion, outlining benefits of a 12 draw scenario and getting discussions moving, pointing out the idea is to get members to attend meetings. Good Job Patrick! We need members to speak up.
Don McRae spoke from past history with car clubs on ways to facilitate promotion of the club and suggested a liaison to communicate within the club as well. Thank you Don. There was certainly some good ideas now hitting the floor, including making the draws convertible to "Club Dollars" to use at an event or picnic.
We discussed that "Polls" on the website seldom get significant results to make informed decisions, therefore a poll wouldn't be a good way of resolving this question.
There was a proposal for an April 26 or 27 run starting at the New West Pool ( which has a big parking lot ) to Stanley Park which gives a good start point to those on the west side of the Port Mann Bridge. Suggestions making that run to Britannia Mines rather than Stanley Park is a good suggestion, as this would be a stronger destination point, a bit longer a run, and less for parking. Don brought attention to the floor that the Mustang Club meets at the lot across from the New West Pool, therefore contact will be made with them to see if they may be interested in a hello or get together. Again discussions were mixed on roaming meetings as the bridge toll weighs heavy on some minds and pocket books, however belief is that a couple of open air meeting in well thought out spots, will benefit the clubs exposure and help attendance for those old and new members in the local Vancouver area. The meeting wrapped up at 7:53. Thank you to all who attended and thanks again for the thoughts and suggestions. Please remember the club is about the members, and the members are who bring direction to the route it travels.
As of 2013, we are the largest Fiero club in Canada.
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