19:59:23 [Bob] Hello, bob here
20:00:45 [tonyb] hi guys
20:00:56 [Bob] Hello tony, hello dean
20:01:30 [dean] hi guys
20:01:54 [Bob] Hello Bill
20:02:04 [tonyb] hi bill
20:02:05 [BillGunter] Hello all
20:02:29 [BillGunter] I move that we open this meeting.
20:02:41 [Bob] I second
20:03:03 [BillGunter] All in favor...
20:03:16 [tonyb] aye
20:03:24 [Bob] aye
20:03:30 [dean] aye
20:03:47 [BillGunter] Thank you.
20:03:53 [Bob] Hello ralph
20:04:11 [BillGunter] Our agenda, this evening, is the re-organization of the board.
20:04:12 [ralphperez] howdy
20:04:52 [Bob] Hello Norm
20:04:53 [BillGunter] due to ongoing time constraint and overall disappointment in lack of participation
20:05:06 [BillGunter] have resigned the presidency.
20:05:27 [BillGunter] I no longer have the overall drive to run this
20:05:41 [BillGunter] en so many don't log into the meetings.
20:05:56 [Norm] Sorry I'm late
20:06:20 [Bob] not a problem Norm
20:06:44 [BillGunter] I was also disappointed at the lack of support when attempting to build regional social meets.
20:07:15 [BillGunter] I was of the understanding we all wanted a place to meet and show our trucks.
20:07:28 [BillGunter] This is what I was trying to move towards.
20:08:00 [BillGunter] Thus my decision to step aside and let somebody else run things.
20:08:12 [pilot99] Hello all
20:08:32 [BillGunter] so we are at the official time of recognizing a new President.
20:09:04 [Bob] I'll say hello to Bill Escott - pilot99
20:09:06 [BillGunter] We do have a volunteer, but could hold election if necessary.
20:09:45 [BillGunter] I leave that open to those who are present.
20:09:48 [tonyb] who is the volunteer?
20:09:59 [Bob] I have volunteered to take on the position of president if Bill would be willing to serve in a secondary capacity.
20:11:16 [Norm] I think you would be a good one.
20:11:23 [tonyb] that sounds good to me.
20:11:42 [pilot99] Sounds good to me
20:11:47 [BillGunter] Bob has done very good things with the site.
20:11:52 [dean] me too
20:11:54 [ralphperez] good luck to you bob
20:12:25 [Norm] Bill, would you be willing to do the second part?
20:12:33 [BillGunter] He has more knowledge of organization operations than I do.
20:12:51 [tonyb] it looks like we had an election. should we make it official?
20:13:07 [BillGunter] He has a greater vision for this club than I believe I do.
20:13:12 [Norm] Yes
20:13:16 [pilot99] Sounds good to me
20:13:21 [ralphperez] we should
20:13:50 [BillGunter] I will help where I am able to.
20:13:59 [Norm] Let's do it.
20:14:08 [tonyb] I motion that we elect Bob Koch for president of the club.
20:14:21 [ralphperez] second
20:14:22 [BillGunter] I gave this a good start, but now it's time for somebody else to keep it going.
20:14:24 [Norm] Second
20:14:34 [BillGunter] I second.
20:14:51 [pilot99] Bill I know what you are going through, I had the same thing with our flying club.
20:15:11 [BillGunter] It is very frustrating!
20:15:18 [pilot99] I vote yes.
20:15:33 [BillGunter] I did what I could, but didn't get very much cooperation.
20:15:47 [tonyb] I also vote yes.
20:15:52 [Norm] Bob has my vote.
20:15:58 [ralphperez] yes
20:16:24 [BillGunter] Ok, that makes it official;
20:16:28 [dean] my vote too
20:16:47 [BillGunter] We welcome Bob Koch as the new DPETCA President.
20:17:19 [BillGunter] The other business Bob and I discussed
20:17:34 [BillGunter] as downsizing the board to just 3 positions.
20:17:34 [Bob] Thanks Guys - I guess.
20:18:30 [pilot99] We had one good man, now we have two good men.
20:18:44 [BillGunter] we are thinking of President, Vice-President, and secretary/treasurer.
20:19:39 [BillGunter] Also how about a shift of Membership duties to one of the other board members?
20:20:13 [BillGunter] this way there are less people to depend upon for the general operation.
20:20:32 [BillGunter] We have had our share of setbacks.
20:22:20 [BillGunter] Any comments?
20:22:34 [tonyb] Bill, are you willing to take on the VP position or did you want to step down completely from the board and just help fout from the ranks?
20:23:08 [BillGunter] I could serve as VP or Secretary?Treasurer.
20:23:20 [BillGunter] would be good in that capacity as well.
20:23:41 [BillGunter] I'm just done trying to keep people involved.
20:24:41 [ralphperez] are we going to vote on the other seats ?
20:25:06 [Bob] I would like to see Bill as VP, but that is up to him.
20:25:42 [Norm] What would you prefer, VP OR SEC./tREAS.
20:25:57 [BillGunter] I'd rather serve as Secretary/Treasurer, but that is up to the masses.
20:26:29 [BillGunter] I just don't want to see all our work go down the drain.
20:26:32 [Bob] Bill, it's not up to us - we won't force you into any position
20:26:40 [BillGunter] We all worked hard to get this far.
20:27:14 [tonyb] OK I'll motion that we elect Bill Gunter as the new Sec/Tres. Presuming he accepts the nomination.
20:27:41 [Norm] ok FROMHERE
20:27:44 [ralphperez] second
20:27:59 [pilot99] I second.
20:28:20 [pilot99] Vote yes.
20:28:23 [Bob] All those in favor signify by saying aye
20:28:35 [Norm] Aye
20:28:37 [tonyb] aye
20:28:38 [ralphperez] aye
20:28:39 [dean] aye
20:29:22 [pilot99] aye
20:29:24 [thomashuse] aye
20:30:29 [BillGunter] Any others?
20:32:22 [BillGunter] ????
20:32:41 [Bob] Are there any Nay's
20:33:49 [tonyb] That looks like the whole group.
20:33:51 [Bob] Then Bill Gunter is our new Secretary - Treasurer
20:34:17 [BillGunter] Ok, that makes it official.
20:34:33 [BillGunter] Thank you one and all.
20:34:58 [pilot99] Thank you Bill !!
20:35:12 [BillGunter] Now we need to designate who will take the membership duties and merchandising.
20:35:25 [BillGunter] Any ideas?
20:35:40 [Norm] Bill, thanks for all you did as president
20:35:58 [ralphperez] yes, thank you
20:36:15 [BillGunter] You're welcome.
20:38:04 [BillGunter] We need to fill a vacant VP chair.
20:38:22 [BillGunter] Any volunterers or nominations?
20:39:56 [dean] I will volunteer
20:40:15 [BillGunter] Thank you Dean>
20:40:42 [BillGunter] I move that we elect Dean Haueter as VP.
20:40:56 [tonyb] second
20:41:08 [Bob] We have a volunteer for the position of VP. Are there any other volunteers?
20:41:57 [Bob] We have a second for Dean Haueter as VP. Any discussion of this or should we vote?
20:42:20 [pilot99] Vote
20:42:23 [Norm] Let's vote
20:42:33 [BillGunter] Norm,Bill,Ralph, Tom??
20:42:45 [ralphperez] aye
20:42:48 [BillGunter] Did we lose you all???
20:42:53 [Norm] aye
20:43:01 [pilot99] aye
20:43:06 [Bob] All in favor say - Aye
20:43:09 [Bob] aye
20:43:10 [BillGunter] aye
20:43:10 [thomashuse] aye
20:43:11 [dean] aye
20:43:13 [tonyb] vote......aye
20:43:30 [ralphperez] aye
20:44:21 [BillGunter] It looks like that makes it official.
20:44:44 [BillGunter] Bob?
20:44:47 [dean] thank you all
20:45:31 [Bob] Is there any further business that we need to do tonight Bill?
20:46:10 [BillGunter] Membership duties and merchandising (if we are still persuing that).
20:46:29 [pilot99] I'm trying to vote aye
20:46:33 [tonyb] Now for Bill's question about membership/merchandise. Do we want to keep that with a board member or farm it out.
20:46:52 [BillGunter] Vote counted, thanks Bill.
20:46:59 [pilot99] I had some trouble
20:47:01 [Bob] There are places that will take care of all the merchandising and shipping for us.
20:47:28 [Bob] I would really like to discuss that with the new board before we make any decisions
20:47:46 [ralphperez] will it cost us ?
20:47:51 [Bob] Merchandising is a real good way to wear someone out real quick
20:47:55 [BillGunter] That's a fiar call.
20:48:09 [Bob] No, it really won't cost any more
20:48:27 [Bob] and we won't have to put all the money up front to buy 144 t shirts or whatever at a time
20:48:55 [ralphperez] sounds like a good idea
20:49:45 [BillGunter] Should we, as the board, discuss this and then present to the club later?
20:49:58 [Bob] yes, that is what I am proposing for now
20:50:02 [dean] I think that is a good idea
20:50:16 [tonyb] works for me
20:50:21 [Norm] Sounds fair to me
20:50:29 [BillGunter] I'm in agreement.
20:51:00 [pilot99] sounds good.
20:51:03 [Bob] There are two things I would like to ask about tonight. First is, Does this chat system work for us and is it any better than using MSN messenger?
20:51:16 [Bob] what do you guys think?
20:51:22 [BillGunter] Ok, very good.
20:51:25 [dean] yes to both questions
20:51:35 [BillGunter] yes, better.
20:51:39 [Norm] I can't see much difference
20:51:51 [ralphperez] ok here
20:51:52 [tonyb] much easier to access. I say we keep it.
20:52:00 [BillGunter] Easier to get into.
20:52:12 [thomashuse] I think it was easier to get online.
20:52:15 [pilot99] Seems to work a little better, but I've haD TROUBLE SENDING A COUPLE TIMES TONIGHT
20:52:21 [BillGunter] Just bookmark and it's always there.
20:52:59 [ralphperez] will do...
20:53:43 [BillGunter] Bob, about membership duties?
20:54:03 [Bob] thanks guys for the input
20:54:13 [BillGunter] Should we decide who will take that over now?
20:54:17 [Bob] right now I am handling membership duties
20:54:26 [BillGunter] Or put that on discussion?
20:54:30 [Bob] the reason is because it's actually easier at this point in time
20:54:46 [Bob] I am straightening out the membership list, email list and so on
20:54:57 [Bob] and keeping track of memberships is all part of that
20:55:00 [BillGunter] OK.
20:55:09 [BillGunter] Who will notify John?
20:55:28 [Bob] The second question then, is - where do we want to spend our time as far as a club? Do we want to work on a quarterly newsletter? On more information to help others? On more chat sessions that are not so business related but truck related? Or should we be spending our time trying to organize r
20:55:43 [BillGunter] I also have the complete membership list which is up to date.
20:55:44 [Bob] I will since I"m the president
20:56:02 [Bob] Yes, you sent it to me last week
20:56:54 [Bob] ... trying to organize regional or a national truck meet. (sorry the last part got cut off)
20:57:03 [BillGunter] we need input to Bob's question so as to determine what direction to move this club towards.
20:57:26 [dean] a newsletter isn't a bad idea, and a general chat session would be a good idea as well
20:57:29 [Bob] What's most important to you guys?
20:57:41 [pilot99] Tony, have you done anything with the coordinator thing ?
20:57:50 [thomashuse] FOr meets, can we have them as an inclusion to a larger meet or show?
20:58:13 [BillGunter] Eventually, we can>
20:58:22 [pilot99] I've been waiting til it cools off a little.
20:58:26 [Bob] right now tom, that's the best way to go - we're not really big enough to hold them by ourselves
20:58:26 [BillGunter] We need to gain some exposure first.
20:58:48 [tonyb] I was going to get to that. I have been looking into a get together but even the closest person to me is over 2 hrs away. Makes it kinda hard to get a group together.
20:58:55 [BillGunter] National meets take much effort and some sponsership.
20:59:01 [thomashuse] Bay State Antique Auto Club just had its annual show and several clubs had their own judging and grouping, Oldsmobiles for one example.
20:59:15 [Bob] tony, that's one of the problems we have - the distance
20:59:24 [Norm] Pretty hard for me in MAINE
20:59:34 [ralphperez] a newsletter, I'm more incline to read e-mails than going to a site to get info
20:59:53 [pilot99] Tony how far are you from Charlotte NC ?
21:00:25 [dean] the newsletter could be in the form of email
21:00:29 [tonyb] About 25 driving hours or so. Or two weeks in the big truck
21:00:31 [Bob] so ralph would an email newsletter work? or are people wanting a printed quarterly newsletter?
21:01:17 [ralphperez] e-mail...we are always reading e-mails
21:01:48 [BillGunter] The geographics are one obsticle I was aware of;
21:02:01 [tonyb] I would like to try to get together to just BS about these beasts. I follow the post on the pilot-house site but it's not the same as the direct back and forth.
21:02:04 [BillGunter] was attepting to design social meetings first.
21:02:18 [thomashuae] Email newsletter would be easier and certainly less expenseive. Are there any members that do not have email?
21:02:25 [BillGunter] That way we wouldn't have to worry about taking our trucks along at first.
21:02:53 [Norm] E-Mail
21:03:14 [Bob] tony - would a monthly chat such as this one - only set up to chat about our trucks be helpful?
21:03:19 [ralphperez] social is good, My truck is not up and running yet
21:03:21 [pilot99] E-mail
21:03:23 [BillGunter] I was attepting to move towards Tony's idea.
21:03:39 [Bob] my truck is FAAAAAAR from being up and running yet
21:03:57 [pilot99] Monthly Chat would be great.
21:04:07 [thomashuae] I consider mine to finally be running, yet yesterday. . . no start
21:04:21 [tonyb] I could do that. Maybe one or two of us could set up something in between on our own.
21:04:44 [Bob] thomas - gas? electrical? any ideas?
21:05:11 [tonyb] I moved mine out of the backyard to take some pics and tore off the rain gutter with the sleeper box. Oooooops!
21:05:32 [thomashuae] Leaking gas, and I think I may have flooded it. Ran great last weekend to go to a show after being towed the weekend before.
21:05:44 [dean] ouch!
21:06:10 [Bob] just so long as you didn't hurt the truck tony
21:06:25 [BillGunter] Tom, not that we are aware of>
21:06:30 [Norm] Had mine in a parade last Friday, went great
21:06:53 [Bob] any pictures you have to submit Norm?
21:06:55 [BillGunter] Good job, Norm>
21:06:57 [thomashuae] Norm, where in Maine? I'm in Boston.
21:07:03 [tonyb] nothing a little paint won't fix. Along with the ten or twenty other little touch-ups I need to do.
21:07:04 [BillGunter] That's what this is all about.
21:07:19 [Norm] Falmouth
21:07:42 [Bob] OK guys - how far between boston and falmouth?
21:07:47 [pilot99] I'm going to paint mine next month............that is what I said last month Ha.
21:07:51 [ralphperez] anyone in the midwest?
21:08:11 [BillGunter] Ralph, several there.
21:08:26 [Norm] about 130 miles
21:08:47 [BillGunter] I was attempting to get everybody better acquainted.
21:09:04 [thomashuae] 130 miles would be about three hours drive time
21:09:06 [BillGunter] Norm, 3 hours by truck.
21:09:28 [Norm] Not at 40 miles per hour
21:09:55 [BillGunter] 4 hours?
21:10:37 [thomashuae] Not sure I want to drive 130 miles on 50 year old tires.
21:10:41 [Norm] The best way would be to trailer it
21:10:45 [ralphperez] I'm in s.w. wisconsin
21:11:11 [Norm] Cheese
21:11:12 [BillGunter] Tom, Good point.
21:11:23 [ralphperez] Yes and a bear fan
21:13:02 [tonyb] How bout them Vikes?
21:13:03 [Bob] This brings up another question tonight - would a members directory be helpful to each of you so that you can see where everyone is ?
21:13:16 [BillGunter] Are we done with all business we need to deal with for tonight?
21:13:32 [Norm] Yes
21:13:39 [BillGunter] Everybody shoould have the latest one.
21:13:52 [Bob] We could make a members directory available in printed form, or on a secure portion of the website
21:13:59 [ralphperez] yes-directory
21:14:10 [BillGunter] I sent the 2005 Summer directory out in an e-mail in April.
21:14:36 [Bob] Did everyone get a copy of the directory?
21:14:50 [dean] I got mine
21:15:01 [pilot99] I got mine.
21:15:19 [ralphperez] I think I deleted mine
21:15:30 [tonyb] Could you send it this way again. I've been having some computer problems and have probably lost it. The last I know I have is from 2004.
21:15:54 [Norm] Mine didn'topy the trucks you guys have
21:16:01 [BillGunter] I can send another copy to all.
21:16:18 [ralphperez] thanks
21:16:27 [Norm] Please
21:16:29 [thomashuae] I could likely guarantee space at Bay State's Show next July in Dedham MA if interested.
21:16:31 [Bob] we have added a few new members so probably time to send another one, or make a copy available on a secure section of the website
21:16:52 [dean] Bob, I have to go for tonight, email me if you need anything further . Bye to everyone
21:17:03 [BillGunter] Which format does everybody want?
21:17:11 [Bob] Sure will, thanks for coming and also for serving in your new role
21:17:30 [BillGunter] Thanks for your effort Dean.
21:17:36 [tonyb] See ya Dean
21:17:48 [Norm] We just had a truck show at Owl's Head with a lot of Mopars
21:17:51 [dean] Bye
21:18:15 [Bob] If you guys will send these to me I'll put them on the clubs website calendar.
21:18:26 [ralphperez] Bill, whatever you sent last time to me is ok
21:18:31 [BillGunter] I'll need to go in a couple of minutes as well.
21:18:35 [Bob] Also, would love to have any pictures when you take your trucks to shows or parades
21:18:40 [Bob] that's fun for all of us
21:18:57 [pilot99] Is there a place on our web site to put input for a news E-mail.
21:19:00 [Bob] Is there any further discussion for tonight? anyone?
21:19:14 [BillGunter] I'll send a copy to all, and Bob can post a copy on the site.
21:19:33 [BillGunter] hat way all will have access to which ever format they want.
21:19:39 [Bob] for right now send it to : firstname.lastname@example.org and it will go to all the board members
21:19:45 [Norm] I move we adjourn
21:19:58 [ralphperez] thanks again Bill
21:20:03 [pilot99] second
21:20:24 [Bob] thank you all greatly for coming. I will be in touch with you all
21:20:58 [Norm] Goodnight guys have a good one
21:21:11 [ralphperez] Thanks Bob
21:21:12 [BillGunter] Talk to all next time.
21:21:19 [BillGunter] ve a great week.
21:21:30 [pilot99] Have a good one !
21:21:35 [tonyb] See y'all later
21:21:40 [ralphperez] Adios amigos
21:22:11 [Bob] thanks again, bye
21:22:18 [BillGunter] Bob, I'll save these notes to floppy.
21:23:23 [thomashuae] Good night
21:23:31 [Bob] Bill, I just saved them
21:23:40 [Bob] all you need to type is /save
21:23:57 [Bob] click the question mark and it will give you the commands
21:24:58 [Bob] did you find it bill?
21:26:33 [BillGunter] I was already saving to a folppy, sorry.
21:26:40 [BillGunter] I have it on a floppy.
21:27:06 [BillGunter] I don't trust my system fully anymore.
21:27:22 [Bob] i understand
21:27:46 [Bob] which is why all of the important stuff is going to go up on the website
21:28:06 [Bob] so there is a backup of everything we need
21:28:24 [Bob] too many people losing, or having computers lose their work
21:28:38 [BillGunter] We always did need a seperate server.
21:29:17 [Bob] i want copies of our membership cards, brochures, mailing lists, everything in a secure are of the website
21:29:19 [BillGunter] With all the new tools, I won't need to do much any more.
21:29:30 [Bob] then it's in one place and save when needed
21:30:17 [Bob] ok, i'm going to go for now unless you have anything else
21:31:15 [BillGunter] I'm done, thanks for taking over.
21:31:21 [BillGunter] I wish you well.
21:31:40 [BillGunter] Have a good evening.
21:31:53 [Bob] well, it's a way for you to stay involved, but not carry the responsibility. I think it will work
21:31:55 [Bob] see ya
21:32:13 [BillGunter] I'll talk to everybody soon.