Grand Strand Corvette Club Meeting Minutes


January 9, 2022

The January meeting of GSCC was held on January 9th at Damon’s Grill in Myrtle Beach at 4:00 pm.  Attendance was 33 club members.

Welcoming and opening comments were made by President Marty Abbene. 

Marty led us all in the Pledge of Allegiance. He then welcomed 2 new members.

Treasurers Report:  Dee Lopes reported our treasury balance. Donation checks were sent out to Jason’s House and Backpack Buddies.

Membership Report:  Bob Hallam announced we currently have 58 members.

Secretary’s Report:  Debbie Hallam reported our GSCC website is experiencing technical difficulties therefore the November & December minutes have not been posted. Pat Hicks is looking into the problem.

General Business:

General Business:

There was no opposition to the following club members running for office so a motioned to approval elections was made by Rick Russell and George Washnak seconded the motioned. 

            President:                 Dee Lopes

            Vice President:        Debbie Washnak

            Treasurer:                Darlene Hicks

            Secretary:                 Debbie Hallam

Membership:           Terry Dagen (Pat Hicks will help out with membership while Terry is out of town)

Marty welcomed the new officers and handed over the meeting to President Dee Lopes. Dee thanked Marty for all his hard work and dedication over the last 2 years. It was an extremely challenging time in history but we managed to get through.  George Washnak thanked all the past presidents of the GSCC for their hard work and dedication. 

Old Business:  

Backpack Buddies and Jason’s House were extremely thankful for our donation.

Pat Hicks encouraged all members who shop through Amazon to register under Amazon Smile and designate the National Corvette Museum as a recipient of a percentage of our purchases. There was damage done to the track and vehicles were lost due to the December tornado that went through the area.

A big thank you goes out to Terry Dagen for sharing information about the New Year’s Day Boulevard Cruise.

George Washnak thanked Marty for putting together the GSCC Christmas Party at the Brentwood. A good time was had by all who attended.

New Business:

Dee welcomed all women members to a Women’s Luncheon to be held every quarter. First luncheon will be February 4, 2022 at noon at Tavern in Surfside, Highway 17 By-pass.

Dee asked if all members would pass on information in regards to future car shows that the club would like to attend & participate in.

Dee and Debbie Washnak will be gathering together future AAA trips that will be opened to all members who would like to attend. Information will be forthcoming.

50/50 Drawing:  Kathy Carney was the 50/50 raffle winner.

Cars and Coffee:  

The next Cars and Coffee will be Sunday, February 6th at the Bagel Factory in Carolina Forest at 9 am.

Club Meeting:  

The next club meeting will be at Red Robin 1218 N Retail Court, Myrtle Beach on Sunday, February 20th at 4:00 pm. This meeting will be scheduled a week later than usual due to restaurants not being able to accommodate our large group during Valentine’s Day weekend

With no further business, Pat Hicks made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by John Lopes. The meeting adjourned at 5:17 pm.

Debbie Hallam, Secretary

Previous Months Minutes

Previous months minutes are available on request, See Pat Hicks!