Minutes of Clay County Cruzers General Meeting January 7, 2016
Meeting was called to order by President A.Z. Guiragossian.
Meeting opened with prayer led by Chaplain Charlie Bowling followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
There were 49 members in attendance.
- Minutes were read by Rose Redmond.
- Treasurer Manny Cheek was unavailable.
- 2nd Vice President Bug Shell gave the membership report: We have 205 paid members.
- 32 new members since our last meeting and a total of 527 members.
- Bug will be contacting past members for membership renewal.
President A.Z. Guiragossian opened the meeting with discussion of changes and growth for the New Year.
He also spoke about respect for our fellow Cruzers. Please be mindful of actions and language.
Disrespect will not be tolerated.
Cruise to Palatka was discussed everyone that attended had a great time.
Our second Saturday rotating cruise was discussed Dan Uptegrove and Bill Dempsey will be scouting
new venues in Clay County.
All cruises will be posted on the Clay County Cruzer website. www.claycountycruzers.com
Eddie Lee talked about having another cruise to Whitey’s.
President A.Z. Guiragossian discussed expanding the scholarship program to other fields within the automotive industry.
This was well received and we will discuss again at a later date. New charities are also being sought for this year.
Please direct your suggestions to
we will discuss these at the February meeting.
1st VP Charlie Pierro introduced the raffle of a 30-30 Rossi rifle donated by Bill Dempsey. The proceeds
will go to the club to support local charities. AZ made a motion to move forward with the raffle,
this was seconded and voted on as a club and there were no Nay’s. Three hundred tickets will be
printed and they will be available for $10 at a future date. The raffle will only be available to
Clay County Cruzer members. Floyd Brown discussed how the back ground check process works.
Sam Greene will contact the NRA/ILA for additional information to insure we are within Florida Laws.
Starting in February the third Saturday cruise is being moved from Your Pie to
TAPS Bar and Grill 1605 CR 220 Fleming Island, FL 32003. They will have drink specials and
a special menu for Clay County Cruzers to enjoy.
Tony Placzkowski thanked Cruzers Bug Shell and Tommy Marcy as well as others who
volunteered at a moment’s notice with the Middleburg Historic Festival show in November.
Bill Dempsey made a $200 donation to the club. Members thanked him for his generosity.
Rich Dizinno presented President A.Z Guiragossian with a plaque from the LOWFIVE DESIGNS
most toys donated by a club at the 2nd for annual Toys for Tots car show.
REV IT UP DISCUSSION:
4/23/16 Fleming Island Presbyterian Church CR 220 Fleming Island FL
*****Please mark your calendars and keep sponsors in mind. It’s never too early to start
talking to potential sponsors and vendors.
1/9/16 River City Rumble Steel Mill 1pm – 3pm
1/9/16 Cruise to Ronnie’s Wings Green Cove Springs 4pm – 6pm
1/16/16 Your Pie Fleming Island 4pm-6pm
1/23/16 Breakfast cruise to Nicole’s 8am-10am
1/23/16 Creek Life Cruise 4pm-6pm
1/30/16 Special Olympics Car Show Clay County fairgrounds 10am – 3pm.
THEY HAVE RESERVED 25 SPACES FOR CLAY COUNTY CRUZERS.
Manny Cheek was injured in an auto accident 1/4/16. Sharon Echelbarger fell and broke her leg.
Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
A big Thank you to Sharon Brown for the delicious banana bread she brought to the meeting.