SO CAL CHAPTER MEETING MINUTES
August 17, 2019

Board Members: Debbie Darby, President; Susan Rose, Vice President; and Pat Adams, Secretary were present.

Absent: Brianne Brissette, Treasurer

Debbie Darby opened the meeting at 10:00 a.m. and asked for the Secretary’s report. Pat Adams read the May 22, 2019 meeting minutes. Jerry Scott made a motion to approve the minutes, seconded by Joe Darby. Approved unanimously.

The Treasurer’s report was read by Becky Clapper indicating a balance of $3326 with 64 members. A motion to approve the treasurer’s report was made by Becky Clapper and seconded by Nancy Olson. Unanimously approved.

NEW BUSINESS:
Volunteers are needed to host rallies in 2020. Pat Adams announced the dates of the “No Rain Rally” are February 19 -23, 2020. There is a Regional rally in the planning stages for March at a new RV Resort, Verde Ranch.

Debbie announced the upcoming NorCal/NorWest rally September 1 – 4, 2019 at Jackson Rancheria RV resort. Jerry Scott stated that there are still 3 sites left for the October 11-13, 2019 rally at the Reagan Library. He spoke of the plans to have a tour of the exhibit with a luncheon, taco bar one night, tour of Airforce One, etc. Reminder there is no cell service in that area. But this rally was a huge success last year.

RALLIES:
In January 2020 there will be a pre-planning rally at the Verde Ranch RV resort. The Western Regional rally will coincide with the FMCA in Tucson, AZ March 26 – 30, 2020. There are plans for a ACC rally prior to the FMCA March 23 – 26th with Willie Morris planning this rally. The regional rally dates are tentatively March 31 – April 6. Debbie mentioned that the Pohl’s had planned a rally at Flying Flags but the dates were the same as the regional so they cancelled it. Sunland Resorts purchased the Flying Flags and their rates go up significantly effective April 1st. Luckily the contract had not been signed yet so we were able to cancel without a penalty. If we plan another rally there the club may need to supplement the rally because the daily rates are $92. We need to identify other locations for rallies even if outside of CA.

Debbie thanked the Wollam’s, as newest members, hosting this rally with the Clapper Clan’s assistance. Having a great time, good food, great location, etc.

T-AWARD:
No viable candidates were identified for the award.

MERGER:
An overview of the merger was presented and reminded the members to vote when electronic voting email is sent to each member. There are pro’s and con’s with some Chapters adamantly against the idea of a merger because the Great Western Chapter would have three votes. It will be up to the general memberships voting to determine if a merger will happen.

Brooke Wollam reminded everyone of the wine tasting in the clubhouse at 3:00 p.m., followed by 5:00 p.m. cocktail hour and dinner at 6:00 p.m. please bring your own set ups.

Meeting adjourned at 10:40 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Pat Adams

Pat Adams, SoCal Secretary