GKCTCC Meeting Minutes
Date: April 18, 2021
Time: 1 PM, BBQ, meeting afterwards
Place: Joe Meyer’s business (Overland Tow)

President Read opened the meeting with the flag salute at 2:02 PM Joe and Lori Meyer thanked for hosting meeting and the excellent BBQ dinner Stacey Speiker thanked for helping establish the Duane “Spike” Speiker scholarship

Introduction of new members: Jerry Seifert Introduction of guests: Kenny and Carla Henz, Fred Seimore, Kate and Alley Arnote

President Read asked for approval of the Feb 7, 2021 meeting minutes as published in the newsletter. Wes Storm moved and Bryce York seconded. Motion passed.

Treasurer Pruett was unable to attend and the financial report was tabled until the next meeting.

The silent auction was referenced and participation was encouraged. A live auction followed the meeting. Vice-President Lloyd Mesmer discussed the Ag. Hall Tractor Cruise scheduled to occur May 1, 2021. There were only 21 drivers registered for the cruise and a higher level of participation was encouraged. Help was requested for the morning of the event. An 8:00 AM gathering time and 8:30 departure from LV CO fairgrounds. The route includes some pavement, some gravel with first rest stop in McLouth followed by lunch in Oskaloosa. Alternate return route to LV CO fairgrounds and conclusion of the cruise.

The June 6th meeting set for the Ag Hall at 1 PM was discussed. Don Hrabik reserved the Red Barn and members are welcome to bring their own picnic lunch. The meeting will begin at 2 PM.

Don Hrabik discussed the Ag Hall Tractor Show set for July 31, 2021 from 9 AM – 4 PM. He expressed the need for members to bring tractors for show. Food trucks will be brought in. The tractor show will include: display, parade of power, tractor games, tractor pull, and pedal tractor pull for kids.

President Read reviewed the parameters of Club’s insurance policy: $859.00 per year (base insurance plus the number of events at $25 per event and $1.75 per member). Only Club officers able to make claims.

2021 Schedule of Events as published in the newsletter were discussed. The Adrian event is now scheduled for June; July 31 tractor show to be included. President Read asked for motion to accept the corrections and additions. Bob Antes moved and Don Hrabik seconded. Motion passed.

Vice-President Jon Pirie discussed the raffle ticket program which supports the Club memorial scholarships. Ticket prices will be same as 2020 ($2 per ticket; 3 for $5). Raffle prizes will change for 2021 in effort to have more winners: first place=$200, second place=$100, third place 3x$50 (total of prizes = $450).

Raffle tickets to be printed soon and sent to all members who are encouraged to sell to provide funds for scholarships.

President Read opened the floor for any additional announcements:

- Wes Storm advised proceeds from tractor cruise are donated to Ag Hall; members also encouraged to solicit donations for the Ag Hall.

- Bags of leftover BBQ were made available for $5 each.

President Read called for a motion to close the meeting. Vice-President Lloyd Mesmer moved to close and Bryce York seconded. Motion passed (3:10 PM)