Sept 11, 2016 Debbi Bennett Route 66 Cruisers Car Club Secretary.

Route 66 Cruiser Meeting Minutes

Pizza Hut, September 11, 2016

Dwayne Caldwell called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.  Jerry Henry led the Pledge of Allegiance and opening prayer.

Debbi Bennett read the minutes.  A motion to accept as read was made by Nick Carter and seconded by Jerry Henry.  No one opposed and the motion was accepted.

The Treasurer’s report was given by Dick McGuire. A motion to accept as was made by Jerry Henry and seconded by Nick Carter.  No one opposed and the motion was accepted.   

Old Business

At the last meeting there was a motion to pay a $350 invoice for the Car Show insurance.  Since it is a reoccurring expense and since we have to have it.  The Board decided we will not need to vote reoccurring expenses. 

The vote to pay the CPA who reconciled our accounting and prepare our taxes passed. 

In order for the Car Show to grow and obtain big vendors we might consider a two day show.  The vendors would be able to set up on Friday and spend the night at the lake.  Dwayne talked to the City of Claremore and they would be receptive to this idea.  We may need to change the Cruise In venue. We tabled the discussion until after the Car Show.

New Business

This year the Homecoming Parade will be the same day as the Neimar Cruise In.  Be prepared to come in the back entrance and for some congestion.

We are ordering new Club shirts please let Sharon sizes you are interested.  The shirts should arrive before the Car Show.  They are $15 each.

Still have a need for Silent Auction items.  Be sure that Richard and Pam Hodges are aware of those items as quickly as possible.

We had winner at the Owasso FFA Show.  Congratulations to Pat and Jim White and Frank Ratliff.

The Sock Hop for the Rogers County Youth Services was a fun event.  Chris and Barbara Christmann won second place in the Costume Competition.

Barbara Christmann, let us know that we have 13 girls entered in the Pin Up Girl contest.  She is rounding up judges.

At the Chili Fest Chris Christmann won a trophy and Frank Ratliff won for Best Paint.

The Roberts Dodge in Pryor will have their Car Show on September 17th.  All you can eat and drink is provided. There will be prizes.  It is opened to all car clubs.   We will be at the Sinclair across the street from the Casino at 8:00 and caravan from there.  Roberts is a Gold Sponsor for our show.

Car Show meeting is September 15, 6:00 at the Lake, Shelter 1.  FYI - There will be fireworks at the Expo to start the County Fair.

We will have two golf carts at the meeting.  We need volunteers to drive around to give information and water to the judges.

Rod Sands spoke about the Heart of Route 66 Museum.  Currently they are displaying a Chip Foose designed car.  It is open 8 – 5, Tuesday thru Thursdays.  Admission is $5.  It is located on Rt. 66 west side of Sapulpa.

Still considering Crosby Fish at Grand Lake, Lea Drummond in Ponca City as possible cruise suggestions.

Carthage, MO, Maple Leaf Festival, October 14 & 15. It has a car show.  There is a Spook House. There wll be more information in email form.

Leona Williams suggested fall foliage cruise beginning in Poteau, OK, including Spiral Mound, Running Store and Talimena Drive.

Toy Run will be October 29th.  Meet at Cedar Point  Church at 9:00 a.m.

Jennifer Hodges is still in need of boxes of snack bars for her classroom throughout the year.

Next meeting will be October 2nd.

September 28 (Wednesday) meet at the Rodeo Grounds to mark off vendor spots at 12:30. 


Goodie Bags for the Car show were filled by members following the meeting.

Jerry Henry made a motion to adjourn, Nick Carter seconded, the motion passed. The meeting was adjourned at 6:00.