Blackhawk BMW Club May 2016 meeting minutes

Minutes for May 19, 2016 Meeting
Steve Frank called the meeting to order at 6:10pm with 15 members and 1 guest in attendance.
Wayne made a motion to approve last month’s minutes. Paul seconded.


Treasurer’s Report
Flea Market Expenses: $2807.98
$73.70 Custom Copy & Printing
$150.00 Airhead Beemer Club
$1000.00 Winn Fair Association
$180.91 reimburse Earve for beer stein
$559.00 Eckburg Ins Group
$400.00 cash withdrawal for change
$27.87 Earve Brauer
$93.00 Sharon Carlson
$115.00 Ciminos Ristorante
$208.50 Winn County Fairground for table & chair rental
Flea Market Income: $5085.00
                Deposit $290.00
                Deposit $520.00
                Deposit $4275.00
Net Profit: $2277.02
Current balance: $XXXXX
Old Business
Flea Market – $295 was made on the beer stein raffle with 95 of the 100 raffle tickets sold (won by a vendor). 16 tents + 2 RVs made use of the campgrounds. 42 vendors attended for the 3rd year in a row. 8 bikes were for sale during the flea market (5 of which sold). Consignment made $480.
Jeff Sluiter pointed out there was no difference in attendance even though postcards were not sent. Confirmed that saving the money on postage was a good idea. Social media & our website proved powerful. Other ideas for next year were discussed such as an email blast, getting flyers to various BMW clubs to distribute, & sending postcards to MOA.
Discussion also took place about making campsites available Friday night. Will need to find out if campers can reserve spots directly through the fairgrounds instead of us extending insurance another night – unless insurance isn’t significantly more for the extra night.
Spring Banquet – Sunday, May 22 at the China Palace in Rockton. Drinks 5-5:30; dinner at 6:30. 
Rides – Steve’s ride last weekend was too cold for Galena as planned so after breakfast, they rode around Dixon instead. The Galena trip was rescheduled for June 12.
New Business
Midwest Antique Classic – Saturday, May 21 in Hebron 10a-2p. Contact Steve Frank if you’re interested in joining him.
Movie Night – 12 members plan to attend the motorcycle movie tonight after the meeting.
Membership List – has been updated and copies will be emailed to everyone. If you’d like a printed list, please contact Amy.
Personal Business – Paul thanked everyone for well wishes from his surgery, elaborating that he belongs to the club because of the friendship & support.
Upcoming Rides
·         2-Wheel Tuesday (aka Dinner with Fred) is June 7 at 6:30pm at Culver’s in Belvidere.
·         May 30 – Memorial Day – Jeff Sluiter is leading a traditional Paul Bunyan all-day ride. Meet at Love’s (Rockford Rd & I-90) at 9am. Will stop at Paul Bunyan restaurant in the Dells for lunch then to Baribou & back home through Black Earth.
·         Steve is leading a ride to Galena on Sunday 6/12.
·         Earve Brauer is leading a ride June 26.
Wayne won the 50/50 drawing.
Next month’s meeting will be Thursday, June 16* at the park in Belvidere. Sherry will send specific information once the location is secured.
Meeting adjourned at 6:40pm.
*date corrected by sf, emailed copy was June 23, correct date is June 16