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.
The meeting this Saturday, December 5th at noon will be done via Zoom videoconferencing. Earlier today I emailed the link to all members. If you didn’t receive it, reach out. See you Saturday!
The member pages on the site are now up to date. Why so late in the year? Because 2020. If you have information you’d like to have updated… a photo added or replaced, new Jeep stats, etc… just let me know.
Due to Governor Pritzger’s new restrictions on restaurants in our region, next Saturday’s club meeting (11/7) has been cancelled. Watch this space for information on how club officer nominations will be conducted.
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.
Our next regular meeting is Saturday, November 7th at noon at Avanti’s in Pekin. EDIT: 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.
Yep, it’s new and different-looking. “But the old one looked fine,” you say. Maybe, but that theme had not been updated by the publisher since at least 2013, and little things were starting to break. A new look (theme) seems to have fixed a bunch of them. I was also starting to worry about security, and web vandalism.
If you see any issues on the site, please let me know. It’s a work in progress.