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Attn. Cruisers’, This Just In.

Hi JPC Members:  We just learned today that ………
the dinning room & indoor counter of McDonald’s on Oakton Ave in Des Plaines will be closed for 4 Weeks in starting April 8th. for remodeling.                                 
Thus, JPC Sunday pre-breakfast coffee gatherings & rides for April 14th, 21st, 28th and May 5th will begin from the Hoffman Estates McDonald’s on Higgins Road (Rte 72) and Walnut in Hoffman Estates. 

Calling All JPC Members

I (George Gauss) am calling a meeting of all who are interested in leading a Sunday morning breakfast ride. Rides are from either DesPlaines or Hoffman Estates.

Meet at H.E. 10A.M. Saturday, April 20.

Think about the dates that interest you!

If you can’t make to the meeting, call or E’Mail me to discuss your interests.

Looking forward to seeing a bunch.

Always looking for new destinations!!!

George Gauss
bear_gauss@att.net

02/26/2019 Meeting Minutes

             JPC MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES

                                      February 26, 2019

The meeting was called to order by President Sandy McCall at 7:30 PM

Board Members Present:

Greg Buss

Sandy McCall

Bob Wagner

Candi Wenzon                               

Joe Hill

Absent:  None

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Introduction of Host/Hostess

Hugh Brandt served as host with George Gauss assisting.

Introduction of Guests & Associates

None

Additions/Deletions to Agenda

                Add to New Business

                b. Calhoun County Barn Quilt Adventure – K. McCall

Announcements

Bob Crosson had hernia surgery and is recovering at home.

President’s Report

“Motorcycle Trivia” was played.  Winners were as follows:

  1. (George Barrington)

Which cycle company got its start by making weaving looms?

SUZUKI!

  • (Joe Hill)

What brand bike was ridden by Marlon Brando in “Wild One”?

                                TRIUMPH!

  • (George Barrington)

The world’s rarest cycle is in which museum?

WHEELS THROUGH TIME/MAGGIE VALLEY

VP Reports – Bob Wagner

Rolling Thunder information is available with order forms and schedule of events.  This may be the last Rolling Thunder in Washington DC.  Contact Bob Wagner for the information.

A limited supply of JPC t-shirts has been ordered in L, X-lg, and 2x and should be received soon.  Speak with Bob about buying a shirt.

                Meetings & Programs:  H. Brandt

                                None

Editor:  S. Penczak

                                 None

                Tour Director:  G. Gauss

We’re still in the off-riding season, so each Sunday we meet at McD’s/DesPlaines, then move to Rose Garden at 9am.  Last Sunday a few tried White Castle and were pleased with the food.

                Communications:  L. Vicker (vacation)

                                None

Membership/Speak Up/Birthdays:  G. Barrington

                                The following were honored with our birthday song:

Frank Wenzon, George Barrington

Unfinished Business:

  1. Event Financial Reports

Holiday Party – Jean Mumford (absent) – report by Joe Hill

26 guests attended at $30/head = $780

50/50 = $30

$583.93 was the cost of meals

$200 DJ

Income $810

Expenses $783.93 = profit of $26.07

Motion to accept report:             Bob Wagner

Second:                                                Greg Buss

Discussion:                                        None

Motion:                                                Passed unanimously.

  • Jack Frost 1/01/19 – H. Brandt

Al Gutenschwager has more information, but this was a pay as you go event, so there were no costs.  50/50 was won by Joe Hill ($50).

  • Elections for 2019 Board – F. Wenzon

Speeches were given by the two candidates present:   Joe Hill and Steve Penczak….(Vickers’ were on vacation) then:

Motion to accept the entire slate of nominees:                 George Barrington

Second                                                                                                 Greg Buss

Discussion                                                                                          None

Motion                                                                                                 Passed Unanimously

  • Installation Dinner 3/16 – S. McCall

The dinner will be at the Rose Garden beginning at 5:30pm.  Cost is $30/person and needs to be given to Sandy McCall by 3/01 or at breakfast on Sunday.

Program – “Motorcycle Tales” – George Gauss

George brought up the rules of group riding and a lively discussion resulted.  It was suggested:

…..Slow or inexperienced riders should ride directly behind the leader

…..Wait at the corner of a turn if you don’t see the rest of the group                                             

      directly behind you, so as not to lose the remainder of the group

…..The lead group will slow down so that followers caught at a light won’t                           have to wildly exceed the speed limit to catch up.

                                …..Don’t try to fight a car that is dividing the group, as the car is going to win

                                …..If you are the leader, think about giving directions or at the very least, the

Street names of the intersection and remember that most of the utilized Sunday breakfast restaurants are on our distributed restaurant list.

50/50 & Door Prizes

                                On a bike:           None    

                                50/50:                  $  22 was won by Ken McCall

Several door prizes were given to various ticket holders.

New Business:

  1. Event Budget Requests – None
  • Calhoun County Barn Quilt Adventure 5/25-5/27 – K. McCall

A three day event is planned, riding 800 miles round trip to Keokuk, Iowa on

5/25 through 5/27.

Chair – Ken McCall

CoChair – Bill Lindwall

Motion to accept event on calendar:                                      Sandy McCall

Second                                                                                                 Bob Wagner

Discussion:

This is the same weekend as the flag events over Memorial Day.  It was agreed upon that each will appeal to different members, so both will be held.

Motion passed with two abstentions

  • Audit Committee Selection – S. McCall

Volunteers were as follows:

George Gauss

Greg Buss

Bob Wagner

Bill Hominick

Motion to accept the four members:                                     Greg Buss

Second                                                                                                 Bob Wagner

Discussion                                                                                          None

Motion                                                                                                 Passed Unanimously

Good of the Order & Adjournment

Various kudos and comments were offered.   

Reminders:

Cruiser Coffee is:             Thursday March 21st

JPC Meeting is:                 Tuesday   March 26th

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 8:53pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Candi Wenzon, Secretary

JPC Last Call for Nominations.

To all JPC members,
Since the January Membership Meeting of the JPC was canceled, this will be the final call for nominations for the Executive Board of the club.
The following positions are available for nominations:
President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer
If you are interested in taking on any one of these positions, please call:
Frank Wenzon at 847-394-2671 by the 1st of February.
The elections will take place at the February meeting on the 26th.

11/27/2018 Meeting Minutes.

JPC MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES

November 27, 2018

The meeting was called to order by President Sandy McCall at 7:33PM

Board Members Present:

Greg Buss

Sandy McCall

Bob Wagner

Candi Wenzon

Joe Hill

Absent:None

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Introduction of Host/Hostess

Hugh Brandt served as host with Bob Crosson assisting.

Introduction of Guests & Associates

None

Additions/Deletions to Agenda

Add to New Business

  1. Trademark Renewal – Joe Hill

Announcements

None

President’s Report

               There will be no December meeting, Bob Wagner to send out a reminder.

“Motorcycle Trivia” was played.  Winners were as follows:

  1. Bill Mumford

What product did Yamaha originally produce before motorcycles?

Pianos!

  1. Ken Vicker

What was the name of first big Indian cycle to hit the market?

Scout!

  1. Frank Wenzon

What was the first model produced by Honda?

Dream! (Editors Note: I believe the “Cub” was produced before the “Dream”.)

VP Reports – Bob Wagner

 If anyone would like a 40th anniversary key fob, contact Bob ($2).  We need to order more JPC t-shirts, particularly X-Lg.  A survey will be done and cost determined.  A few members are owed free t-shirts from the Anniversary Party raffle.

Meetings & Programs:  H. Brandt

Nothing.

Editor:  S. Penczak

Nothing.

Tour Director:  G. Gauss (absent)

As soon as you are done with riding for the year, please send your mileage information to George.

Communications:  L. Vicker

Nothing to report.

AMA/Membership:  G. Barrington (absent)

Speak Up

None.

Birthdays

Ken Vicker, Ken McCall and Bob Wagner were honored with a song.

Unfinished Business:

A. Event Financial Reports

40th Anniversary Party – Candi Wenzon

The club paid for the party, budgeted was $1,371.36, actual was $1394.81.

$23.45 was over budget.

Motion to accept report:             Bob Wagner

Second:                                             Joe Hill

Discussion:                                      Well attended, delicious food with enough

Leftover to take home, great key fobs.

Motion:                                             Passed unanimously.

Program – “Motorcycle Tales”– Jean Mumford

Jean shared her story of Bill’s accident in 1993 in which he severely injured his leg after being hit by a van.  She said she would always remember the JPC’s coming together to help and to share their experience.

50/50 & Door Prizes

On a bike:           None

50/50:                 $ 15was won by Dave Ewing.

Several door prizes were given to various ticket holders.

New Business:

A. Event Budget Requests

Installation Dinner – Sandy McCall

Scheduled for 3/16 for $30/person, budgeted for $600 with a loss of $229.34 expected (based on 26 paying people, board members and DJ are free.)

Motion:                                             Bob Wagner

Second:                                             Greg Buss

Discussion:                                      None

Motion:                                             Passed unanimously

B. Holiday Party 12/08/18 – Jean Mumford

The party will take place at the Rose Garden/Elk Grove.  Cost will be $30 to include DJ, Lenny.  5:30 Cash bar, 6:30 Dinner.  Bring desserts if you wish.  11/20 was the deadline to pay……..flyer on the web.

C. Jack Frost 1/01/19 – Hugh Brandt

At Thornwood Restaurant, Itasca beginning at 11:00am.  This is a pay as you go event with raffle, cash bar, and microphone for stories.

D. Nominations for 2019 Board – Frank Wenzon

Frank requested members extend themselves to cover all board positions.  Sandy reminded people that if Board positions are not covered, we may need to continue as an “email club.”

For Treasurer:    Joe Hill consented to be nominated again for another year.

Secretary:           No volunteers.

Vice President:   No volunteers.

President:           Steve Penczak will consider the nomination.

Nominations ended and will continue at the January meeting.

E. Trademark Renewal: Joe Hill

Our trademark with the state is expiring.  To continue, fee of $5 and 3 specimens of products with our logo must be submitted such as stationary, flyers, business cards.  The trademark renewal is good for another 5 years.

Good of the Order & Adjournment

Phil Dustin (former member) passed away, no arrangements are known at this time.

Various kudos and comments were offered.

Reminders:

Cruiser Coffee is:             Thursday December 20th

JPC Meeting is:                Tuesday January 28th

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 8:28pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Candi Wenzon, secretary.

JPC 40th Anniversary Party – Lou Malnati’s Pizza, Elk Grove Village

JPC 40th Anniversary Party @ Lou Malnati’s Pizza, Elk Grove Village

A very good time was had by all. (In spite of the re-introduction of Prohibition at this event.)

I can see Marge, Ken, Dan, Alicja, George, Bob and Marge………..

I spy Bob C., George, Alicja, Danny, Ken, Joe, Bob W. and Marge………

Joe, Bob and Dave…………….

That dam Joe Hill tries to get into every Picture……………..(With lots or other people in the background)

 

 

10/23/2018 Meeting Minutes

JPC MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES

October 23, 2018

The meeting was called to order by President Sandy McCall at 7:33PM

Board Members Present:

Sandy McCall

Bob Wagner

Candi Wenzon

Joe Hill

Absent:Greg Buss

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Introduction of Host/Hostess

Hugh Brandt served as host.

Introduction of Guests & Associates

None

Additions/Deletions to Agenda

None

Announcements

None

President’s Report

“Motorcycle Trivia” was played.  Winners were as follows:

  1. Steve Penczak

What decade did “Trick or Treat gain popularity?

Mid to late 1930’s!

  1. George Barrington

How many children have been harmed or killed by Halloween candy?

None!

  1. Bill Hominick

What is the average number of pieces of candy handed to each child?

Two!

VP Reports – Bob Wagner

                              Let Bob know if you need a 2019 events calendar.

Meetings & Programs:  H. Brandt

None

Editor:  S. Penczak

Steve thanked contributors but asks that when you submit an article or  photo,  please include the following:  date, where taken, whether a lunch or breakfast event.

Tour Director:  G. Gauss

10/28 is the last scheduled breakfast ride and Rick Tymczuk will lead.

Thanks to all who led rides this year.  As soon as you are done with riding for the year, please send your mileage information to George.

Communications:  L. Vicker

She had nothing to report.

AMA/Membership:  G. Barrington

George officially “retires” from serving as AMA rep at the end of this year.  Thanks for all of your years of service, George!

Bill Hominick and Ron Carlow purchased their back patches today………..congratulations to them upon becoming full members.  Once Bill and Annie Berger and Dave Ewing buy theirs, we will have no other associates waiting for membership.

Speak Up

None

Birthdays

Sandy McCall and Ron Carlow were honored with our birthday song!

Unfinished Business:

  1. Event Financial Reports

None

  1. Anniversary Party Plans – S. McCall

We’ll have a full house for our 40th party at Lou Malnati’s/Elk Grove on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 1pm-4pm.  The menu includes 3 different kinds of deep dish pizza, 2 salads, 2 pastas, cookie/ice cream and cake desserts, cola and diet cola, coffee and tea.  Dress is casual and many items will be raffled off.

Program – “Motorcycle Tales”– Hugh Brandt

Hugh received many laughs as he told us about purchasing his very first Honda 350 in Columbia, S. America while he worked there on contract……He had no experience riding a motorcycle but went on to ride 20,000 miles back home to the states (definitely not a direct route!).  He showed us all his first license, a 1970 plate from Panama.

50/50 & Door Prizes

On a bike:           Bill Hominick.

50/50:                 $ 25was won by Bill Hominick

Several door prizes were given to the Early Arrivals ticket holders.

New Business:

  1. Event Budget Requests – None
  1. Rent/Elks Club 2019 – S. McCall

Greg Buss spoke with Sally and price of monthly meetings will remain the same at $0.

  1. Holiday Party 12/08 – J. Mumford

The party will take place at the Rose Garden/Elk Grove.  Cost will be $30 to include DJ, Lenny.  11/20 is the deadline to pay……..flyer on the web.

Good of the Order & Adjournment

Various kudos and comments were offered.

Reminders:

Cruiser Coffee is:             Thursday November 15th

JPC Meeting is:                Tuesday November 27th 

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Candi Wenzon, Secretary