Minutes from April 12, 2003 MAJ Meeting
Don Hudson opened the meeting at 5:00 p.m.† This months meeting was held at the
Mechanicsville Branch Library.† Eight
active members, five applicants, and three visitors attended the meeting.† Several new visitors and applicants
introduced themselves at the beginning of the meeting.† We also watched the video of Matt snapping
his axle from Big Dogs.† Following are
the details from the meeting.
club is out of money.† The BOD
discussed several methods to raise money for the club including:† selling hot dogs/burgers at the Jeep
Show along with a raffle, doing 50/50 raffles at meetings, and club
members going to CAP to pull parts for selling on E-Bay.† The club also has t-shirts and stickers
there is a Big Dogs event and Camp Jeep in June, the attendees voted to
cancel the June meeting.
September meeting will be held at Sammyís house for an end-of-summer
for the care packages to be sent to 3 VA4WDA members currently overseas
resignation of Jeff from the Board of Directors was discussed, but further
discussion with Jeff prior to accepting the resignation was needed.† Jeff has been unable to make the BOD
meetings as a result of work, and felt it was unfair to the club.
Vice Presidentís Report:
sponsorship by Tom Woods Driveshafts is complete.† Gift Certificates are in the works for
the club to use in raffles.
account has approximately $194.†
Approximately $200 is owed in taxes.† The club still owes Lee $120 for keeping account positive
earlier last year.
signing the attendance, everyone was asked to review the following by-law
Members who fail to pay their dues
prior to the scheduled March meeting date will be removed from the club roster
and no longer considered a member of Mid-Atlantic Jeepers.† Removed members may reapply for new
Membership, subject to approval of the Board of Directors, and paying a $10
reinstatement fee, along with membership dues.
also said he would be setting up an affiliation account with
Quadratec.† Once set up, a link
will be added to the website that goes to the Quadratec website.† Any purchases that are made at
Quadratec when going through that link will give 5% back to the club.
Land Use Officerís Report:
was not able to attend the meeting.
Board Member Reports:
board members were able to attend the meeting.
motioned that the club by-laws be amended to lower the requirements for
becoming a member.† Rather than
requiring a person stay overnight with the club as an applicant, Cory
proposed that applicants would only need to attend a day trip in addition
to the two meeting requirement.†
This motion will be voted on at the next meeting that has enough
active members to make quorum.
motioned that the club by-laws be amended to make the club quorum
requirement 51% of the current active membership.† Current quorum is set at nine and the
club has approximately 15 active members.†
The motion will be voted on at the next meeting that has enough
active members to make quorum.
Meeting was closed at 5:45pm and the club had dinner at
Anthonyís Italian restaurant.