MIJC February Meeting via Zoom

All current club members just received an email with the link to our Zoom meeting for this Saturday, 2/6/2021 at 12:00.  Please don’t share the link on social media or our forum.  If you didn’t get it, please contact me.  If you’ve never Zoomed before, give it a try… it’s not too difficult, and you can connect with pretty much any device you have that was made this century.  Sorry, Commodore Amiga owners… you’ll have to sit this one out.

2021 Dues Waived

This is normally the time of year where I post not-so-gentle reminders for folks to renew their memberships before the end of January to avoid our bylaw-coded penalty.  Not so, this year.  As per our December Zoom meeting, all 2020 members are renewed for 2021 at no cost, since we really didn’t do much or spend a lot from the treasury.

Watch this site and/or the forum for info on our next meeting, which will likely be via Zoom again.  If you want input on the schedule for 2021, visit the forum and express your opinions.  It will likely be approved at the next meeting.

New Members Welcome

Hey you… yeah, you!  The new guy who found this site.  Are you interested in joining?  You probably read about us but now you’re wondering what to do next.  If you own a Jeep (or specifically as per Article 3, you own a vehicle titled as a Jeep), you’re qualified.  New members are always welcome at our regular meetings and cruise-ins.  Bring a filled-out membership form with you and we’ll get you squared away.

Returning members… it’s getting close to renewal time.  As per our bylaws, returning members must renew by the end of January to avoid the $10 penalty fee.  Bring your membership form to the next meeting along with cash or a check made out to Mid-Illini Jeepers and give it to Jill Martin or Fraser Yarker.

November-December Events

Our next regular meeting is Saturday, November 7th at noon at Avanti’s in PekinEDIT: The November meeting has been cancelled.  As we do every November meeting, nominations for executive board positions will be opened (and closed).  The three board positions available this year are Vice President, Treasurer, and Safety Director.  Our Vice President is currently Larry Haas, who was elected by special election in 2017 to fill a vacancy, and he is therefore not eligible for re-election having served 1-1/2 terms.  Our Safety Director is Mike Peters, who was elected in 2016 and has served two terms.  He is also not eligible to be re-elected.  Fraser Yarker, elected in 2018, is our Treasurer and he is eligible to re-up for one more 2-year term, if he is willing to serve.

If you are interested in serving in one of these positions, have someone nominate you (or nominate yourself) at the November meeting.  The election will be held at our December 5th meeting, also held at noon at Avanti’s in Pekin.  All of this is laid out in our bylaws, and we don’t have much of a choice about the timing of it as we are required by our incorporation with the state to have our executive board in place by the start of the new year.  Even changing the bylaws takes multiple meetings.

Although the winter months are usually devoid of wheeling trips, our usual last-hurrah November trip to the Badlands will be on Saturday, November 14th.  November-trip-regular Justin Hartzell has already posted wondering aloud if anyone else wants to go.  Post in the forum if you’re interested.