WWS_201506Minutes

WAGON WHEEL SAMS
Ft.Robinson St.Park
MINUTES OF JUNE 20, 2015

The June 20, 2015 meeting was called to order by President Alvin Herbel at 9:00 AM with the Pledge of Allegiance recited by the members.  Members also recited the Good Sams Pledge.

Roll Call: The roll call was read with 13 rigs represented.

Guests present included none

Minutes: The minutes of the  May 16, 2015 meeting were read by Secretary Lois Herbel.  There were no corrections.  A motion was made by Bonita to accept the minutes as read and seconded by Bob.

Vote on motion included one ?nay? by Alvin Banghart.  Motion passed.

Correspondence: Thank you notes were read from Fred and Betty Brandeberry for the door prize, Ronald McDonald donation and Dogs for the Deaf donation.

Report of Committees:    Christmas Dinner: Bonita presented information from the Gering Civic Center, Flight Deck and Becki’s in Mitchell.  Harry made a motion to go to Becki’s for the Christmas Dinner.  George seconded it.  Motion passed with 13 in favor and 5 opposed.

Wagonmaster: LeRoy reported that the tour of the mine will begin at 9:00 AM on July 18 (Saturday).  The tour will last 2-3 hours.  The cost for the group is $100.00.  This fee will be paid by those attending the tour.  Tentatively, there are 6 who plan to attend.  The potluck meal will be served at 5:00 PM with the meeting to follow at 6:00 PM.

Unfinished Business:   We need to remember to update emergency forms as changes occur.  The emergency forms have been placed in sealed envelopes to protect privacy.  If an emergency arises, the sealed envelope will be handed to the EMT.
Cap Brixius thanked everyone for the memorial donation for his brother.

New Business:   Carolyn Austin has resigned her position of newsletter chairperson.  We thank her for her many hours of dedication to writing and sending out the newsletter.  She kept us well-informed and her efforts will be greatly missed. Volunteers were requested to fill this vacated position.  None came forward so Lois Herbel will write the newsletter for the rest of the year.  Please send her information you might want included in the newsletter.  Due to the cost of postage, the newsletter will be emailed to those who have email.  It will be mailed to those who do not have email.

Cindy Banghart decided to reverse her resignation from managing the scrapbook.  We are thankful that Cindy has agreed to continue her work in compiling the scrapbook.  She has donated countless hours to this project and we greatly appreciate her efforts.  If anyone has information to benefit the scrapbook, we are encouraged to give it to Cindy.

Al Herbel will find out more information at the September state meeting about possible fundraising opportunities for Wagon Wheel Sams at the 2016 Rally.  President Al Herbel had a collection of patches from past rallys.  He offered them to members of the chapter who might not have received them.  Any extra patches will be taken to the September state meeting.

Bonita was appointed chairperson of the election committee.  She is asking for a couple members to serve on this committee.  A list of candidates will be presented at the July meeting.

Alvin Banghart was concerned with updates and changes for Good Sams when the National CEO does not have a rig.  President Al Herbel encouraged him to seek information at the state or national level.

Alvin Banghart wanted to know who ?Al Herbel? was when he received emails.  The signature did not have ?President? behind the name.  It was explained to him that the emails were simple notifications to Wagon Wheel Sams members only who were fully aware of Al Herbel’s position.

Alvin Banghart wanted to know why the Wagon Wheels Sams flag was not carried in at the Nebraska Rally.  It was explained to him that this was the first time Al Herbel had been involved in the Rally in this position and that he had asked at the May meeting what all was needed to take to the Rally.  Several members tried to help formulate a list from memory but taking the flag/carrying it in during opening ceremonies was missed.  No former president or vice-president were in attendance at the May meeting to help provide guidance.  To aid in the transition of the next new president, Al Herbel is preparing a calendar of things that happen each month or that need to be part of  a particular meeting.  The calendar will be passed on to the future president.

Jim Vance stated that a vote should have been taken of the members to determine whether or not E-mail should be used as a form of communication to members.  He stated that he was merely suggesting that form of communication to members at the May meeting.  President Al Herbel explained that the state will be using email to communicate with chapters and use of email was encouraged to be used at the chapter level.  Email is being used to conserve finances in the budget.  Those who don’t have email will have the newsletter mailed to them.

50/50: A total of $55.00 was taken in through the 50/50 drawing.  The Club received $27.50.  Gary Shepard and John Kremen won the 50/50 drawing of $13.75 a piece.

 Host/Hostess: We would  like to thank Cap and Janice for a fine job hosting the June meeting.  Bob and Marsha Boots will host the 5:00 PM  dinner/meeting at Guernsey RV Park with potluck dinner.

Adjourn: A motion was made by Carolyn  to adjourn the meeting and seconded by Marsha .  Motion carried.  Meeting was adjourned at 10:00 AM.

Respectfully submitted by
Lois Herbel
Secretary