Butler Area Street Machine Association
PO Box 941
Board of Directors
T-shirts are available
from Joe Mudrick
Meeting called to order at 7:29 by president T Hayes. 16 members
attended. Member News: Ron Smith had hip surgery, Ron is doing
fine. Tom Sanders attended the February meeting, Tom is on a
portable life machine, looks well, welcome Tom. Bonnie McNeil
is doing well after her gall bladder operation. Frank Smith
is not doing very good.
Pledge of allegiance was conducted by T Hayes.
minutes of the January meeting were read by
Dave Bowen, there were no corrections, deletions or additions.
Motion to accept by Joe Mudrick and second by Randy Bowser Jr.
The treasurer report was given by Dave Harkins, there were no
corrections, deletions or additions. Motion to accept by Bonnie
McNeil and second by Cliff Rumbaugh. New Business: Nothing to
report by Butch Stock as he was absent from the meeting. He
is riding his snowmobile in Michigan. We will try to keep you
off the volunteer list, just saying! Joe Mudrick has a new club
design from Brice that he passed around to the members. There
were some pro's and con's on the design. Nothing final as of
yet. Joe will talk to Brice for other designs.
Upcoming events the club is looking for help with from members:
4th of July, A Celebration of Freedom Car Show. Fairground Market
will do the food. Dewy and Randy Hughes will do the pop sales.
Have not talked to Bob and Brenda Greenert to handle the door
prizes. Dave and Paulette will do registration and total ballots.
T Hayes will do the Chinese auction, needs help gathering baskets.
The American Legion will no longer be serving food on Monday's,
the bar will still be open and our meeting night will not change.
The BOD decided to keep the meeting night the same although
there will be no food available. There will be no cost to the
club for having our meetings on Mondays.
Meeting called to order at 7:30 sharp by president T Hayes.
Pledge of allegiance conducted by T. 22 members attended the
January meeting. Thank you letters from our donations have been
Old Business: Tom Sanderson's doctors have put him on a portable
heart machine. Seems to be working for Tom. Get well soon Tom.
The December minutes were read by Dave Bowen, motion to accept
by Joe Mudrick and second by Dewey Hughes. The treasurer report
was given by Dave Harkins, motion to accept by Paulette Bowen
and second by Buzzy Hull. New Business: Butch Stock said all
is good with the membership, still have 80 members. Joe Mudrick
is still looking for a new design for our clothing. This being
our 39th year we might bring one of our older design's back
for our shirts or look for a newer design for the 40th. All
is undecided for now.
Events for the year: 4th of July car show, there will be a change
in categories for trophies, best car, best truck, best motorcycle
or special interest, best of show and 25 participant trophies.
The Mayor trophy has been thrown out because of no attendance
from the mayor for the last three years. Joe Mudrick has contacted
the city for the park, we have been penciled in. Fairground
Market has not got back to T to let her know if they will cater.
Paulette and Dave will be doing the registration and ballots
again this year. T will be doing the Chinese auction, but will
need help getting donations. Jan Smith will DJ. Need to check
with the Greenerts and the pop and water gang yet.
Summer Raffle: We will need someone to run the raffle. Raffle
to be drawn at the September Legion cruise.
If there are to be any other cruises held by the club this year,
we will need someone to step up and be cruise master. Like we
said last year, if you want to do only one cruise that's fine
or if you want to do more than one that would be fine also.
The letters for advertisers are going out, if you know someone
who might want to place an ad, please get a form from a BOD
member and pass it on. $50 a year for advertisement from April
1st to March 1st 2021.Good of the Order: Bill Errera said he
would do the 50/50 at the meetings for the club. Thanks Bill.
The 50/50 was won by Dave Harkins for $30. Meeting adjourned
Vice President-Recording Secretary, Dave Bowen
Here we go! This will be BASMA's 39th year. The reason we sustain
is mainly due to the fine leadership we have had over the years.
This includes our founder, Mark McKinney, and other presidents
and board members such as Joe Acquavita, Harvey Scott, Butch
Joe Mudrick, Dave Harkins, Art Schultz, Frank Smith, Butch Master,
to name a few. It remains to be seen if you all feel if I fall
in with this elite group. In fact, Butch Stock, Joe Mudrick
and Dave Harkins were there at the beginning and they're still
here. Thirty-nine years is a landmark.
No other car club in the area comes close to being around this
We have been active in the community with our charitable donations
each year; we were an integral part of the City of Butler's
annual Freedom Celebration. from the very beginning until it
folded. All this we do quietly and with no big fanfare. So,
the BOD has been thinking of a sustainable contribution to the
community to share in our success.
What better way than to promote the future of automotive interest
by starting a scholarship for Butler County Vo-Tech students
studying in the various automotive fields of study. There is
more information about this in the newsletter. I bring it up
because we are going to discuss this at the February meeting.
So if you have some concerns and/or something to say about it,
you better be at the meeting because at the end of the meeting
the BOD will finalize the project and hand it over to the Vo-Tech
staff to put into action for this year's seniors. Also, at the
February meeting, we will be discussing the coming year's events.
Some have already been scheduled, but there is always room for
more activities. We are looking for people to help with the
4th of July car show; someone to take care of the Summer Raffle;
anyone who would want to set up a cruise or a venue of cruises;
help with the Family Picnic; and, yes, we have already started
on the Christmas Party. So show up and raise your hand when
asked for volunteers. I know the weather has been pretty goofy
lately, but stay warm and especially
T. Hayes, President
For a while now, the BOD has been talking about starting a scholarship
for Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School, which will
be an annual and continual program in perpetuity or however
long the club wishes to continue with the scholarship. We chose
the Vo-Tech because it is a county-wide school. The scholarship
will be $500 for a senior student enrolled in one of the several
automotive sections. In order for a student to be eligible for
this scholarship, we have determined the following conditions:
1. The student must have a C average or higher.
2. The student must be enrolled in an automotive program, including
Automobile, Collision Repair, or Diesel.
3. The student must be planning on attending a trade school,
community college or four year college with an automotive field
of study. Each year a memo will be sent to the teachers in the
automotive areas of the
Vo-Tech to nominate a student for the scholarship. This memo
must be turned in on or before April 30. Once the student has
been picked for the scholarship, we will provide that student
with the $500. To be able to meet the deadline for this year,
we must submit our conditions very soon and provide the funds
for the scholarship when they require the money. The scholarship
needs a name.
Suggestions from the school are;
1. The Annual BASMA Scholarship,
2. The BASMA Most Valuable Automotive Student Award, or
3. The Excellence in Automotive/Collision Repair/Diesel Award,
4. Or we can come up with one of our own. Due to the fact that
the deadline for teachers to nominate students is coming up
in a very short time, this project will be discussed at the
February regular meeting.
If you have concerns or wish to add something to the criteria
for the students or you have a name for the scholarship you
should be at the meeting as this will be the only time it will
be discussed. At the end of the meeting, the BOD will finalize
the details and notify the Vo-Tech of our decision to set up
this annual scholarship.
DUES DUE IN MARCH
DUES DUE IN FEBRUARY
Charlie Miller (Butler)
DUES DUE IN JANUARY
DUES DUE IN DECEMBER
Annual Club Membership Dues: $20.00 Annual dues are payable
upon expiration of the current year's membership. We greatly
enjoy having you as a club member and do not want to lose you.
If you bring in 3 new members between Jan. and Dec. your next
year's dues are free! If your membership is more than two months
past due you will be removed from the membership roster and
Dues may be paid at the meetings or mail them to:
BASMA C/O: BUTCH STOCK
PO BOX 941
BUTLER, PA 16001