Chardonnay Travelers
Cal Expo RV Park
Sacramento, CA  95815
April 13, 2019
Call to Order: 10:00am, by President, Scott Kenyon

Pledge of Allegiance: Scott led members in the Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call-Secretary: There were 9 RV’s present, 5 excused.  Providing a quorum of 8 for the
meeting.

Secretary’s Report: The minutes from last month were sent out via e-mail on March 18,
2019 to all members.  Minutes were moved and approved as posted on the club website.  
No additions or corrections were made.   Moved:  Bob Jehle    Second:  Judy Mullen

Correspondence:  
            1) Susan W. mentioned that she received a message detailing that David R. was
recently in a motorcycle accident while participating in a funeral escort.  He is OK and was
able make it home on his own.  
            2) Gayle B. noted that our club was originally chartered on April 6, 1995
            and that 2020 will make it 25 years!  It was suggested that we should
            make some plans to celebrate our 25th anniversary early in 2020.

Treasurer’s Report:  The Treasurer’s report showed the current bank balance
and was accepted as presented with no corrections. It will be filed and is ready for
audit. We currently have a budget for RV Park deposits.  The club merchandise total
remains the same – there are still some limited items available.  Carol is not planning
to order new items at this time.  

    Discussion:   After reviewing the Chardonnay Travelers Membership
Application form, it was noted that there may be an issue regarding membership
fees paid by new members.  Currently, when a new member indicates that they wish
to join our club they pay:  $10 for annual Cal WIT dues and $20 for Chardonnay Travelers
annual dues.  The Chardonnay Club pays the $10 Cal WIT initiation fee for the new
members.
Note: Scott K. asked the Secretary to revise the membership application to
reflect the correct amount.  The correct amount is: $40 for new members not already part
of the Cal WIT Club; or, $30 for new members who are already Cal WIT Club members.  
The Chardonnay Club will no longer pay the $10 Cal WIT initiation fee.

Question:  “What do our dues pay for?”  Carol K. (Treasurer) explained that our dues
pay for:  
•        the $150 cost of the Club’s Internet Website Domain yearly
•         $100 GNR annual Youth donation
•        Sunshine Person
annual cost of $25 for Internet electronic cards
•        the President’s discretionary Non-Profit annual donation of $300
•        Thanksgiving dinner expenses of $250
•        the new member Cal WIT $10 initiation fee and Club flags & decals of around $30
•        variable expenses, such as postage, club officer badges, etc.

Vice President’s Report (Future Outings):  Fred B. reported that we have outings
scheduled through February 2020 currently:
•        The May (20-23) at Vineyard RV Park in Vacaville – Bryners & Waltons co-hosting
•        The June (20-23) at French Camp RV Park in Manteca – Kenyons & Mullens co-hosting
•        The August (15-18) at Bodega Bay RV Park in Bodega Bay – Matrangas & Schippers
co-hosting
•        The September (19-22) at Casa de Fruta in Hollister – will be a No-Host outing
•        The October (17-21) a State Meeting at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora   
o         Note:  Chardonnay Club will be preparing a Hearty Breakfast for attendees
•        The November (14-17) at Almond Tree RV Park in Chico – Bryners &
Jehles co-hosting
•        The December (8) Christmas Luncheon is scheduled at The Point Restaurant in
Rio Vista
•        The January (23-27) a State Meeting at Golden Village Palms in Hemet
•        The February (13-16) at Heritage RV Park in Corning – No co-hosts yet scheduled

Next Outing Wagon Master’s Report: Gayle B. & Judy W., co-hosts for the May outing
at the Vineyard RV Park in Vacaville, reported that they are expecting 11 rigs. Scott K. said
that he would try contacting the Balcers to see if they might like to attend the outing in some
way.  Fred B. said that he would also try to call Dane & Kelly Karr, interested new members,
to see if they may wish to attend the outing as well.

The theme is “Festa Vaca” and there will be a variety of activities and places to explore
available.  They are planning a Tour of the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield which will also
include a Chocolate & Wine Pairing Experience, dinner out at The Olive Garden, a visit to
the Vacaville Museum and a stroll down Buck Avenue to see local historic homes, a bar-b-
que gala-dinner at the Walton’s home, and a movie-night (Sideways).  Food assignments
should be sent out soon.  Come enjoy the lovely green hills around the Vacaville area in the
spring!

Old Business:  There was no old business.

New Business:  Art S. asked about the planned No-Host Chardonnay outing in September.  
He was inquiring because the Cal WIT is looking for new places for their rallies.  

Sunshine:  Nothing to report – Leora M. is currently traveling.

Birthdays & Anniversaries:

    •        Birthdays:         Art Schipper -- April 8
                                       Judy Mullen – April 10

    •        Anniversaries:  Bob & Mary Jehle – April 15

Any Other Business?  Sue W. gave us directions and times for the scheduled tour to the
California State Capitol in down town Sacramento.

Adjourned:  10:39am

Respectfully submitted,
Gayle Bryner
Secretary, Chardonnay Travelers
4/202019