AMERICAN COACH ASSOCIATION (ACA)
WESTERN REGIONAL CHAPTER BOARD MEETING
September 14, 2020
Attendees: Robert (Bob) Clapper, President; Doug Anderson, Vice President; John Carr, Vice President; and Patricia (Pat) Adams, Secretary.
ABSENT: Marilyn Wheeler, Treasurer
Bob Clapper opened the meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the first evening’s cocktail hour (September 13, 2020) and then on September 14, 2020.
Bob welcomed everyone who was in attendance at the High Country rally in Heber City, Utah. Doug Anderson (rally master) spoke of the agenda and what to do in the area. Attendees were given a copy of agenda. Bob thanked Doug & Kim Anderson for hosting the rally. Doug acknowledged John & Judy Forester for working on the rally details since they live fairly close to the RV resort.
Everyone introduced themselves and we welcomed our first time attendees.
Bob encouraged everyone to think about where we can have a Western Regional Chapter rally.
Golf is being arranged by Barry Daily so if interested be sure to see him.
Pat Adams gave a brief update on the upcoming National Rally in Marksville, Louisiana. Their governor just gave authority to enter into the next phase which provided us an opportunity to go forward with the rally November 1 – 5, 2020. Anyone interested can still sign up. Tony Ford will be sending an ACA membership email to encourage members to attend.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Pat Adams read from an email from Marilyn Wheeler reporting $12,729.85 in our treasury as of July 31, 2020. A motion to accept the treasurer’s report as read made by Debbie Darby and seconded by Tom Jordahl. Passed unanimously.
NEW BUSINESS: Pat Adams discussed a motion to donate $500 to Heather Ruthesell (John & Dwayla Carrs daughter) who lost everything in the Oregon fires that are still burning. A motion to donate $500 to Heather Ruthesell was made by Pat Adams, seconded by Barry Daily. Passed unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 5:48 p.m.
Pat Adams, Secretary
SO CAL CHAPTER MEETING MINUTES
February 21, 2020
Board Members: Susan Rose, Vice President; Pat Adams, Secretary; and Jerry Scott, Immediate Past President were in attendance.
Absent: Debbie Darby, President and Brianne Brissette, Treasurer
Susan Rose opened the meeting at 9:42 a.m. Susan announced that Debbie Darby sends her regrets as they were unable to attend the rally due to Joe’s pending surgery.
Pat Adams read the August 17, 2019 meeting minutes. Jerry Scott made a motion to approve the minutes, seconded by Ray Lamb. Approved unanimously.
The Treasurer’s report was read by Becky Clapper indicating a balance of $3522.21, with 56 members.
The Western Regional rally will be held at Verde Ranch RV Resort from April 1 – 5, 2020. For those attending the FMCA rally in Tucson there is the ACC Pre-rally hosted by Willie & Marilyn Morris from March 23-26, 2020 then the FMCA rally starts March 26, 2020 at the same location. If you plan to go to the Regional rally any days earlier than April 1st, you must contact the RV Resort yourself.
In September there is the rally in Heber City, Utah from September 14-17, 2020.
Scott Rose spoke of the Western Region Chapter of ACA that will be soon formed. The members vote allowing the chapters to merge passed. Scott has written the proposed By-Law changes in DRAFT and are under review by Tony Ford, Pat Adams and Bob Clapper. Tony and Bob have some suggested slight revisions which Scott will review and make the changes. Once the By Laws are revised, Tony will share with the Chapter Presidents with a goal to be complete by June 30, 2020. At that time the So Cal, NorWest/Nor Cal and Southwest Chapters will be dissolved. Discussion on moving the treasuries of these three chapters was discussed with the idea that the Chapters merge their money. Bob Clapper made a motion, seconded by Tom Jordahl to move the SoCal monies to the Western Region Chapter. Tentatively the annual dues will be $12 effective July 1st. Questions were raised on those members who have paid years in advance and whether that will be taken into account. Tony will call a Board meeting in the very near future to hash out the details. Several other questions were raised and answered during the meeting,
Jerry Scott reported on the rally in Tapo Canyon that had to be cancelled due to a fire in the very near proximity to the camping location. Those who had arrived early ended up leaving the Tapo Canyon and parking at the Scott’s house and had a small, fun rally. Jerry worked with the Reagan Library to get a credit for the camping but only 50% back on the food because it had already been purchased. Those who planned to attend were given money back. He has rescheduled the rally for May 27 – 29, 2020 with 16 sites reserved.
The National rally is in Louisiana November 1 – 5, 2020 and many will bridge the September rally with this rally and a rolling rally from So Cal and other points will be developed in the near future and shared with all via email. Bob Clapper is working on some locations to visit and is looking for suggestions. Bowling Green, KY for the corvette museum, Dolly World, Lexington Park and the Bourbon trail were all suggestions.
No viable candidates were identified for the award.
Pat Adams gave details of the rally.
Meeting adjourned at 10:33 a.m.
Pat Adams, SoCal Secretary