Minutes of February 5th Meeting:

Chairman Phil Hamilton called the meeting to order at 8:14 P.M. The members present introduced themselves, identifying their affiliation with the 4Cs, whether representing a member club or as individual members.

Previous Meeting Minutes:

The minutes of the November 6, 2017 meeting were accepted as published in the January 2018 issue of The Voice. The regular January meeting scheduled for January 8, 2018 was cancelled due to inclement weather.

Treasurer’s Report:

John Jarush presented his Treasurer’s report, stating the January 2018 opening and closing balances. John explained that the current balance does not reflect a payment to Hughes & Cronin because our approval to retain them as our legislative monitor was delayed due to the cancellation of the January meeting. A motion to accept the Treasurer’s report was made, seconded and accepted as presented. John also noted that membership renewals are coming in at a good rate and that contributions in excess of membership payments amount to $3,225 so far this year.

Legislative Report:

As part of his Legislative Report, Dave Bajumpaa made a motion to retain Hughes and Cronin (Carroll Hughes) to serve as our legislative monitor for this year’s session for $3,722.25 including sales tax. Their fee increased from a modest amount in 2016 and that fee has not increased since. Dave’s motion was seconded by Scott Macgregor and passed unanimously. Dave reminded the membership that the function of our Legislative Monitor is to alert us to legislation being considered that is relevant to the car hobby, after which we would mobilize our members in a grassroots effort to react accordingly. Dave’s full report appeared in the February 2018 issue of The Voice.

New Business:

Scott Macgregor raised the question of whether our meeting schedule should be revised to eliminate the January meeting. More often than not, it seems, the January meeting is either rescheduled from its traditional “1st Monday” date or cancelled outright due to inclement weather. There are seldom any significant legislative matters being considered that early in the legislative year (this year’s session doesn’t begin until February 7) and it seems more sensible to schedule a meeting later in the Winter or in the early Spring, when the session is fully underway. The members present all supported these ideas. Dave Bajumpaa noted, however, that the by-laws specify the current meeting schedule. He will take the steps necessary to bring the necessary change in the by-laws to the membership at the April meeting for discussion and finalization with a vote at the June meeting.

In other new business, Scott also presented the idea that with the loss of our car show, the 4Cs should begin a targeted effort for its members to attend various summer car events to publicize the 4Cs and explain its importance to the car hobby. He noted that cruise nights have been growing in popularity, drawing lots of people. Their short duration relative to car shows means that they should provide easier opportunities for us to market ourselves to fellow hobbyists.

Website and Calendar of Events:

John Bajumpaa reported the Facebook page experienced a significant increase in members, now more than 150 in new participation continues to increase. Our conventional website is also continuing with calendar updates and now includes the minutes of our regular meetings. New information and changes for the calendar should be sent to John Bajumpaa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. but he can also be reached through the web site: (http://www.ctccc.net/contact-us.html ).

Adjournment:

There being no additional business, the Meeting adjourned at 9:02 P.M.

Next Meeting:

Our next meeting will be Monday, April 2, 2018 at the Athenian Diner Restaurant (dinner at 7:00 p.m.).

Respectfully submitted,

Jim Juhas, Recording Secretary

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