Yakima Blue Knights Meeting Minutes

 

October 

Yakima Blue Knights Meeting Minutes

October 17, 2017

Officers Present: Pres. Blaine Cyr, V.P. Jim Belton, Treas. Lorin Cyr, Absent: Sec. Lloyd George

Directors Present: None Absent: Mark Quillen, Rick Hayes and Rod Yarger

6:45PM President Cyr called the meeting to order.

Joe Dejournette gave the opening prayer.

Vic Kusske introduced his guest Steve Menard from St Joseph Church. Mr. Menard explained that his group helps families in need. He advised that his groups does a home visit and interviews the families and if they decide that the families need help with rent, power bill then his group makes arrangements to pay the bill. They do not give the money directly to the family.Scot Levno made a motion to give St Joseph Church $1000.00 to help out Mr. Menards group. This was seconded by Treasurer Lorin Cyr. Motion was voted on and passed.

President Cyr advised that the WCC Convention was a huge success. He said that he is still getting accolades from members that attended the convention.

President Cyr advised that the club gun raffle was a disaster. The club did not sell all the tickets that we had printed. This money is what we use throughout the year for the club. President Cyr advised that he would like to see the club have Challenge Coins made. He also advised that we need to do another t shirt order. President Cyr advised that he is thinking that we should cancel the Fall Colors Ride because of the weather. It was agreed by members present that it would be cancelled.

Treasurer Cyr gave the treasurers report as follows: 

Previous balance: $15,111.24 (as of August 31, 2017

Deposits: $ 2,311.85

Expenditures: $ 3,855.65

Current Checking Balance: $13,567.44

Petty Cash: $ 100.00

PayPal Account: $ 4,266.82

Total: $17,934.26 (as of October 17, 2017

Deposits since last report: $ 2,311.85

Expenditures: $ 97.38 Engravings Unlimited

$1000.00 Alberta V 2018 WCC seed money

$ 113.58 Staci’s Catering

 $ 173.12 Bergren’s Screen Printing

$1844.97 Centerplate

$ 150.00 Russ Cox (WCC reimbursement)

$ 125.00 Mike Cate (WCC reimbursement)

$ 330.00 Yakima Convention Center

$ 21.60 Service Fees

Total: $3,855.65

Vice President Belton read the minutes from the September Meeting . Joe Dejournette made a motion to accept the minutes as read, seconded by Darryl Henning. Motion was voted on and passed.

Darryl Henning made a motion to donate $200.00 to the Yakima Police Department Explorer Post for assisting with the WCC Convention. Joe Dejornette seconded the motion. The motion was voted on and passed.

Joe Dejournette made a motion to give each singer that sang the National Anthems at the WCC Convention $50.00 each. The motion was seconded by Darryl Henning. The motion was voted on and passed.

President Cyr advised that the Trunk or Treat event held at Owen’s Cycle is to be held on Thursday, October 26th. He advised that the club usually buys candy to be handed out by members at the event. Scot Levno made a motion to buy $100.00 worth of candy for the event. Treasurer Lorin Cyr seconded the motion. The motion was voted on and passed.

President Cyr advised that the next meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 21st at Round Table Pizza.

Joe Dejournette made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Gary Goodwill seconded the motion. The motion was voted on and passed.

Respectfully submitted

Jim Belton

Vice President

 

September

September 21, 2017

Officers Present: Pres Blaine Cyr, V.P. Jim Belton, Sec. Lloyd George Absent: Treas. Loren Cyr

Directors Present: M. Quillen, Rick Hayes Absent: Rod Yarger

 

The September meeting was held at Bron Yr Brewery in Naches. At approximately 6:20 pm Pres. Cyr called the meeting to order. He advised the membership the Treas. Cyr was absent as he had another obligation to attend to.

Pres. Cyr thanked everyone for making the West Coast Conference a success. He said several of the attendees complimented him on the conference.

He told us only 491 of the 750 gun raffle tickets were sold which left us with a significantly reduced profit. He said this fundraiser is something the club will need to discuss to determine if we want to continue with it.

Pres. Cyr advised the membership that John Phillips father passed away and he would have Rod Rath contact him to offer condolences.

Pres. Cyr said there were 2 upcoming club events. The Trunk or Treat at Owens is scheduled for evening of Oct. 26th and our annual Fall Colors ride is set for Saturday, Oct. 21st.

Pres. Cyr told us he is awaiting a response from the Yakima Herald for pricing on an ad to thank those businesses who sponsored the West Coast Conference. Once he gets that, the club will need to decide if we want to do letters to thank our sponsors or put an ad in the paper to thank them.

Pres. Cyr told us the 2018 West Coast Conference dates are July 1-4 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He said on line registration is available and the cost is $130. He said the Calgary Stampede is the weekend following the conference and the host hotel has agreed to carry the conference room rates through the rodeo.

There was no new business or Treasurer’s report.

John Gawlik made a motion to adjourn which was seconded by Mark Robinson. The motion was voted on and passed.

Respectfully Submitted,

Lloyd George, Secretary

 

July and August: WCC meetings

June

June 28, 2017

Board Members Present: Pres. Blaine Cyr, Vice Pres. Jim Belton, Treasurer Lorin Cyr, Director Hayes, Director Quillen

Board Members Absent: Secretary Lloyd George , Director Rod Yarger.

Club members met at Fred Meyers at 1745 hrs. Director Rick Hayes gave the prayer for a safe ride to Gold Creek Station.

At 1845hrs Pres. Cyr called the meeting to order. Vice President Belton read the minutes from the May meeting. Joe Dejournette moved to accept the minutes as read, Mark Robinson 2nd the motion. The motioned was voted on and passed.

President cyr made a correction to the May minutes. The amount that was discovered missing was 228,000.00 and it was discovered in 2017.

Pres. Cyr discussed the upcoming international election. He advised that he cannot tell members how to vote but that he can give the names of the candidates that the West Coast Conference are backing. They are:

Int’l President: Loni Strayer

Int’l Vice President: Andreas Hohendorf

Int’l Secretary: Jack Kaylor

Int’l Treasurer: John Bull

President Cyr advised that he has filed a protest in regards to the current International Election.

Treasurer Cyr advised that there are still 430 raffle tickets that have not been issued.

President Cyr advised that we will be having a club meeting every two weeks until the WCC Convention.

Treasurer Cyr advised that for the Manhattan Project ride they can get a box lunch consisting of pulled pork, chips and a drink for $13.50.

Mark and Dee Robinson advised that they will check with Nana Kate’s to see what they could do or the box lunch.

Joe Dejournette advised that the Yakima Police Patrolman’s Association purchased a 15 passenger van and that any current member of the YPPA can drive it.

Treasurer Lorin Cyr advised we have now been classified as a nono –profit group, then provided a Treasurer’s report.

Previous Balance: $29.748.87

Deposits: $ 705.00

Expenditures: $ 539.00

Current Balance in Checking: $22,398.13

Petty Cash: $ 100.00

Paypal Account: $ 8,284.94

Total for all accounts: $30,783.07

Deposits since last report: Deposits

$360.00 WCC

$345.00 Raffle Tickets

Total Deposits: $705.00

Expenditures: $16.00 Service Charge

$23.00 Sid Beech’s Transfer Fee

$500.00 Donation (Hudson Kang)

Total Expenditures: $539.00

John Gawlik made a motion to accept the Treasureres report as read. Director Quillen seconded the motion, it was voted on a passed.

President Cyr advised that the next meeting would be Wednesday July 12, 2017.

There was no additional business so Director Quillen made a motion to adjourn which was seconded by Joe Dejournette. The motion passed.

Respectfully Submitted

 

May

May 16, 2017

Officers Present: President Blaine Cyr, Vice President Jim Belton, Secretary Lloyd George, Treasurer Loren Cyr

Directors Present: Rick Hayes, Mark Quillen Absent: Rod Yarger

This month’s meeting was held at the Rodeo City BBQ in Ellensburg. Members met at the Chevron Station by the Training Center and travelled to the restaurant. At approximately 1850 hrs, Pres. Cyr called the meeting to order.

Sec. George read the minutes from April’s meeting. John Gawlik made a motion to accept the minutes as read which was seconded by Treasurer Cyr. The motion was voted on and passed.

Pres. Cyr opened the meeting by voicing some concerns related to the current International Board.

  1. He told us there had been over $250,000 taken by the B.K. Int’l Office Manager over the past several years which wasn’t discovered until 2016.

  2. The International Board had recently suspended the entire Reno chapter board members for refusing to turn over all but $6,000 in profits they made from the 2015 West Coast Conference. Pres. Cyr advised the membership there isn’t any rule or bylaw that requires a hosting chapter to limit their profit to $6,000.

  3. He also forwarded Karl Hutchinson’s letter to our membership for their review. Mr. Hutchinson voiced several concerns about the current international board in his letter.

President Cyr advised the membership that he wasn’t going to suggest how we vote but to consider voting for someone other than a current international board member. He said during the last election, less than 10% of the west coast chapter members voted.

Pres Cyr reminded the membership of the upcoming Spud Run in Boise, ID May 25th – 28th. He said there were currently 5-6 of our members planning on attending.

Vice Pres. Belton updated the membership on the West Coast Conference. He said to date there were 150 people registered for the conference and 107 rooms at the Red Lion had been booked. He said among the guests was an Australian Blue Knight and approximately 75 Canadians had also registered.

Pres. Cyr said the Hanford Tour was sold out and an alternate list had been formed. He said those going to Hanford would have to leave the conference by 1130 hrs. He told us the Red Lion wanted to sell box lunches for $28 which is very expensive so an alternate plan is being investigated.

Pres. Cyr said the chapter planned on selling beer, wine and hard alcohol and would attempt to recover the costs through the use of chapter members, spouses and friends to act as bartenders and tip jars.

Director Quillen updated the membership on the “T” shirts. He said he has been working with Bergen’s Screen Printing. He told us we could save some money by using an older B.K. emblem. He said the dark grey “T” shirts will have an emblem on both the front and back. He said there will be polo shirts available for those chapter members who are working the conference. It was suggested we purchase 50 Polos and 250 “T” shirts. Chapter members would have to purchase the polos / “T” shirts.

Pres. Cyr said at the June meeting he would have a preliminary list of jobs that need to be filled by chapter members and spouses.

Pres. Cyr told us he was working with Legends Casino to provide a shuttle bus for conference attendees to travel to and from the casino.

Pres. Cyr also advised the membership he had learned that only way to get to the link for the WCC was by computer or laptop. He said people attempting to access the link by an Android, I-Pad or cell phone wouldn’t be successful.

In other business, Chapter members Blaine Cyr, Steve Finch, Mark Robinson and Joe Dejournette traveled to Seattle to meet with SPD officer Hudson Kang to present him a check for $500. The check was donated to Ofc. Kang to assist him with his recovery after being shot while on duty. Pres. Cyr said Ofc. Kang was very appreciative of the check and thanked the membership for the donation.

Treasurer Loren Cyr presented the treasurer’s report. Director Hayes made a motion to accept the report as read which was seconded by John Gawlik. The motion was voted on and passed.

With no other new or old business, John Gawlik made a motion to adjourn the meeting which was seconded by Director Quillen. The motion was voted on and passed.

 

April

Yakima Blue Knights Meeting Minutes

April 18, 2017

Officers Present: President Blaine Cyr, V.P. Jim Belton, Secretary Lloyd George Officers Absent: Loren Cyr

Directors Present: Rick Hayes Directors Absent: Rod Yarger, Mark Quillen

At approximately 1745 hrs, club members met at the Valley Mall Parking lot for a ride to Snipe’s Mountain Brewery in Sunnyside for a dinner meeting. Rod Rath lead a prayer for a safe ride to and from the Brewery. At approximately 1845 hrs, Pres. Cyr called the meeting to order. He advised us the election for the International Board of Officers was coming up soon and encouraged everyone to vote. He told us a concern with the current International Board was they were attempting to limit refunds to chapters hosting conferences to $6,000 while the remainder would go to B.K. International. He said there weren’t any current rules or by-laws that contained that restriction. Pres. Cyr updated the membership on the status of the West Coast Conference. He said he had met with the manager at the Red Lion and learned that if we wanted to hire one of their bartenders, it would cost our club $75 per hour which he calculated would cost us about $1075 for the duration of the conference. He said the Red Lion would charge $250 for a keg of beer then there would be tax and a gratuity attached. The manager also gave Pres. Cyr the option of applying for a liquor license, purchasing our own alcohol and have members or friends serve as bartenders which would greatly reduce the cost of this portion of the conference. Pres. Cyr handed out copies of the preliminary itinerary for the conference which included the dates/times of the meetings, the destination of the various rides and other events such as the wine tour. He told us the Hanford ride/tour would be limited to 53 riders because the bus could only accommodate that number of passengers. Pres. Cyr said he would be reaching out to the Seattle and Tri-Cities chapters to assist with obtaining door prizes for the conference. Also he said we are going to need road captains and sweeps for the destination rides. V.P. Belton will be leading the ride to the Ellensburg Wind Farm. The membership was also reminded the registration fee of $125 would be increasing by $25 after May 1st so he reminded everyone who was planning on attending to register early. V.P. Belton told the membership the club had blocked out 140 rooms for the conference. So far 102 rooms had been booked and 86 registrations have been received. Vic Kusske said the lady who hosts the underground walking tour of Yakima doesn’t charge for this service and asked about finding a way to pay for her time. It was suggested it be announced at the beginning of the tour that a donation would be appreciated from those taking the tour. Pres. Cyr said he met with 5K Computer today to resolve a few issues with our website. He believes those glitches have now been resolved. Sec. George informed the group he had communicated with the event coordinator at Mt. Rainier and learned the park would be unable to reduce or waive entry fees into the park. Should our club want to pursue a ride into the park our chapter or participating riders would have to pay the entrance fee. Pres. Cyr asked if members had been contacted by an insurance agent regarding the accidental dismemberment coverage offered by B.K. International for free. The policy is for $3,500. Most members said they had received a phone call. Pres. Cyr said there was no new information on the theft investigation from B.K. International. Steve Finch was officially welcomed to our chapter. Pres. Cyr presented him with a welcome packet. We also received an application from Sid Beech, a retired police officer from Tacoma who lives in Republic, WA. Sec George will forward his application to B.K. International. Since Treas. Loren Cyr was out of town, Pres. Cyr read the treasure’s report. Treasurer Cyr provided a copy of the report prior to the meeting. His report indicated a balance of $17,375.63. Pres. Cyr said he had made an additional deposit yesterday for $2,280 which increased the balance to $21, 907.63. With no other business, Rod Rath made a motion to adjourn which was seconded by Director Rick Hayes. The motion was voted on and passed. 

Respectfully Submitted

Lloyd George, Secretary

 

March

Yakima Blue Knights Meeting Minutes

March 21, 2017

Officers Present: President Blaine Cyr, V.P. Jim Belton, Sec. Lloyd George Treasurer Loren Cyr

Directors Present: Rod Yarger, Mark Quillen Absent: Rick Hayes (FBI Academy)

This month’s meeting was held at Roundtable Pizza. At approximately 1845 hrs, Pres. Cyr called the meeting to order. Sec. George read the minutes from our February meeting. There was a motion and a second to accept the minutes as read which was voted on and passed. Pres. Cyr said he needs agenda items for the West Coast Conference which include specific dates for the various rides, Hanford Tour and Wine Tour to send out to other chapters. V.P. Belton is working on a wind farm tour in Kittitas County. Pres. Cyr also advised us it may be cost prohibitive to bring the Bagpipers to the convention. He said after talking with them that our club would have to pay for hotel rooms, food and incidental expenses for each bagpiper which would be well over a $1,000 in additional expenses. Sec. George told the membership that he had met with a representative from King Beverage regarding the possible purchase of alcohol for the hospitality room. He was told unless we (Blue Knights of Yakima) held the liquor license for the event that we would have to go through the liquor licensee which is either the Red Lion Hotel or the Convention Center for any alcohol purchases. Director Quillen told us that he had been able to get 2 kegs of beer donated for the conference from BronYur and Berchman’s Breweries. Pres. Cyr said he is going to contact Wash 1 and 3 and ask for assistance in collecting some door prizes from their areas. He also asked any members if they had connections to local businesses to please contact them for additional prizes. V.P. Belton told the membership he had contacted the Wash State Park Dept. to inquire about a tour of Fort Simcoe at a possible reduced or free passage for conference attendees. He learned Fort Simcoe would require a Discovery Pass for each motorcycle and a $10 entry fee for each motorcycle. No discounts were offered. V. P. Belton told us to date 95 rooms had been booked and 63 registrations received. 9 women had also signed up for the wine tour. Pres. Cyr reminded the club the Children’s Wishes and Dreams dinner was this coming Saturday evening at the Selah Civic Center. He said the cost was $40 per person. He said he had a table for 8 and 4 people had committed to attend the function so far. V. P. Belton advised the membership that Wayne Haubrich’s mother-in-law had passed away a few hours before the meeting and would ask Rod Rath to contact Wayne and offer any support the family could use. Pres. Cyr told us retired YPD Officer Mike Bartelsen’s home burned a few days ago. Director Yarger made a motion to send flowers for Wayne’s mother-in-law and a check for $250 to Mike Bartelsen. The motion was seconded by John Gawlik. The motion was voted on and passed. V.P. Belton told us he had contacted the YPD Explorer adviser regarding security at night for the motorcycles during the W.C.C. He advised us the Explorers will provide security throughout the night during the conference. It is expected our club will make a donation to their post at a later date. Chance Belton also told us the YPD color guard will present the colors at the conference. Treasurer Loren Cyr read the treasurer’s report and provided a copy to the secretary for inclusion with the minutes. Director Quillen made a motion to accept the report which was seconded by Lonnie James. The motion was voted on and passed. With no further business John Gawlik made a motion to adjourn which was seconded by John Phillips. The motion was voted on and passed.

Respectfully Submitted,

Lloyd George, Secretary

 

Febuary

Yakima Blue Knights

Meeting minutes

February 21, 2017

Officers Present: President Blaine Cyr, V.P. Jim Belton, Secretary Lloyd George, Treasurer Loren Cyr

Directors Present: Mark Quillen, Rod Yarger Absent: Rick Hayes (FBI Academy)

At 1850 hrs, Pres. Cyr called the meeting to order. He introduced a guest, Toby and informed the club he was a past chaplain of our club after it was first formed. Pres. Cyr told our guest had moved to Las Vegas several years ago and has now retired. Toby said he returning to Yakima soon.

Secretary George read the minutes from the Dec. 20, 2016 meeting as there wasn’t a meeting in January because of in climate weather. Joe Dejournette made a motion to accept the minutes as read which was seconded by Director Quillen. The motion was voted on a passed.

Pres. Cyr updated the club on the criminal investigation involving the possible theft of money from the International Blue Knight‘s fund. Apparently the investigation is still ongoing but the police department investigating the matter is close to completing the investigation and will be forwarding the matter to the prosecutor’s office in that jurisdiction for their review.

Pres Cyr updated the club on the West Coast Conference. He said he will be meeting with people at the Red Lion soon to discuss the problems Blue Knight members have had when they attempted to book rooms for the conference. He said to date 83 rooms have been booked and 43 registrations have been received. Pres Cyr reminded our membership they would need to register for the conference in order to attend.

Pres. Cyr said it would cost $200 for our chapter to run a full page ad in “The Shield” Magazine advertising the conference and asked if there was an interest in doing so. After some discussion, Director Quillen made a motion to buy an ad which was seconded by Director Yarger. The motion was voted on and passed.

Pres. Cyr said when we delivered the bicycles to the YWCA in December that the director there told them they were missing a book that had been purchased by Blue Knight a couple of years ago and was a favorite of the kids there. Pres Cyr told the membership that John Phillips took it upon himself and ordered them another copy and wanted to thank him for his generosity.

Pres Cyr said the Children’s Wishes and Dreams fundraising dinner is scheduled for March 25th at the Selah Civic Center. He informed Heidi that the club would take a table and is hoping more of our members will attend the fundraiser. He said the cost is $40 per person.

Pres. Cyr told us he is looking for someone to sing the US, Canadian and possibly the Australian National Anthems at the W.C.C. Joe Dejournette said he as a friend that would be willing to sing the US and Canadian anthems but was unsure about the Australian anthem.

There was some discussion about getting night security for the W.C.C. attendee’s motorcycles. It was brought up that possibly the Yakima Police Explorer’s could provide that function if the club was willing to make a donation to their post.

Pres Cyr said raffle tickets for our fundraiser will be distributed to our members at the March meeting.

Treasurer Loren Cyr read the treasurer’s report:

$9,348.97 balance

$3,165.00 pending deposit

$2,888. 84 Pay Pal

$100.00 petty cash

With no other business offered, Director Quillen made a motion to adjourn the meeting which was seconded by Joe Dejournette. The motion was voted on and passed.

Respectfully Submitted,

Lloyd George, Secretary

 

January

No meeting due to weather

December

Yakima Blue Knights

Meeting Minutes

December 20, 2016

Officers Present: President Blaine Cyr, V. P. Jim Belton, Secretary Lloyd George, Treasurer Loren Cyr

Directors Present: Rick Hayes, Rod Yarger Absent: Mark Quillen

December’s meeting was held at Round Table Pizza. At approximately 1850 hrs, Pres. Cyr called the meeting to order. Pres. Cyr stated that there were still a few “glitches” in the new website and said webmaster Mark Robinson will addressing those with 5K Computer in the near future. They hope the “glitches” will be resolved by our next meeting. Mark Robinson told the membership if they were having problems with the website to let him know. Pres. Cyr updated the membership on the west coast conference. He said to date, 48 rooms have been booked and 74 people have registered. He plans on the club breaking into committees in the next few months to address different aspects of the conference. Pres. Cyr told us the Pipefitters Union had received 26 bikes and helmets to donate to the YWCA for Christmas gifts. Those volunteering to deliver bikes to the YWCA on Thursday, December 22nd are Pres. Cyr, V.P. Jim Belton, Vic Kusske, Rod Yarger and Lloyd George. The guns selected for our 2017 fundraising raffle are: an M&P AR-15 Sport - $610, an M&P P-45 pistol - $490 and a Shield 9mm pistol - $390. The price quotes came from Tactical Supply. The membership elected to sell 750 tickets and will go on sale in February 2017. The drawing for the raffle will occur at the West Coast Conference. Treasurer Cyr will send out updated flyer information on the gun raffle soon. Darren Wright made a motion to have the rifle seared with a blue line. Mark Robinson seconded the motion which was voted on and passed. Pres. Cyr said the deadline to register for the W.C.C. for the $125 registration fee is May 1, 2017. Rod Yarger told the membership there had been some less than desirable people trying to “friend” our group on facebook. He said he is monitoring facebook and has deleted several “friend” requests. Sec. George read the minutes from the November meeting. Rod Rath made a motion to accept the minutes as read which was seconded by Loren Cyr. The motion was voted on and passed. Pres. Cyr told the membership the fundraising banquet for Children’s Wishes and Dreams was set for March 25, 2017 at the Selah Civic Center. He said tickets were $40 per person or $320 for a table of 8. The Spud Run in Boise, ID is scheduled for May 25-28th. He told us the ride is well organized and asked the membership to consider doing the ride. Pres. Cyr told us the International Conference is be in held in Milwaukee in July 2017. Loren Cyr read the treasurer’s report. Darren Wright made a motion to accept the report as read which was seconded by Rod Rath. The motion was voted on and passed. Rod Yarger asked how many members had renewed for 2017. Sec. George advised him to date 16 had done so. Darren Wright asked if there had been any consideration to advertising the West Coast Conference in “The Shield” magazine. Pres. Cyr advised there hadn’t been. Darren said he would contact the magazine to find out how much an ad would cost and get back with the information. There wasn’t any other business so Rod Rath made a motion to adjourn which was seconded by Rick Hayes. The motion was voted on and passed.

Respectfully Submitted,

Lloyd George, Secretary

November                                                         

Yakima Blue Knights Meeting Minutes
November 15, 2016

Officers Present:  President Blaine Cyr, V.P. Jim Belton, Secretary Lloyd George
Absent:  Treasurer Loren Cyr
Directors Present:  Rod Yarger, Mark Quillen
Absent:  Rick Hayes

This month’s meeting was held at Round Table Pizza.  At 1845 hrs., Pres. Cyr called the meeting to order.  Secretary George read the minutes from the October meeting.  John Gawlik made a motion to accept the minutes as read which was seconded by Mark Quillen.  The motion was voted on and passed.
President Cyr said renewal packets had been recently sent out and hoped everyone would renew their membership for 2017.
Pres. Cyr said in addition to the money collected for Children’s Wishes and Dreams, Amber Boitano, an All-State Insurance agent donated  $200 for this charity.  Pres. Cyr suggested we give plaques to the businesses (Wray’s Thriftway, Rosauers, Selah Red Apple) that allowed us to fundraise on their properties.  After some discussion, Mark Quillen made a motion to purchase plaques for those businesses.  John Gawlik seconded it.  The motion was voted on and passed.
Pres. Cyr said the new website was up with links to PayPal and the West Coast Conference.  He said there were some glitches that still needed to be worked through.  He said Mark Robinson and Loren Cyr are the webmasters and are working to clean up the glitches.  Pres. Cyr asked the membership to forward any photos related to our club to him so they could be posted on the web page.  He is considering a doing a slide show of the 3 Pass and Ellensburg Canyon Ride.
Pres. Cyr asked the membership if we wanted to continue to support the YWCA this year.  The club has supported this charity in the past with a $500 donation. Mark Quillen made a motion to donate $500 which was seconded by Lonnie James.  The motion was voted on and passed.   Also, the pipefitters union has used us to distribute bicycles to the YWCA at Christmas.  Wayne Haubrich said he has talked to his contact at the pipefitters union who told him they anticipated getting approximately 50-60 bikes this year.  Wayne said he would follow up with the union.  
Mark Quillen updated the club on shirt costs for the West Coast Conference.  He has spoken with Bergren’s Printing who told him for embroidery there were would be an initial cost of $80-$100 for set up and $50-$75 for screen prints.  He said the “T” shirts would run about $8 a piece.  He didn’t have a price on hats at this point. 
President Cyr said he had followed up on the wine tour and said the cost would be $60 per head which included 6 stops at different wineries, a catered lunch and chartered bus.  The convention center has agreed to give us 40 tasting certificates to offset the cost of tasting fees charged by the wineries.
Pres. Cyr also said Loren had gotten approval for a “N” Reactor tour at Hanford.  The conference attendees would ride to Richland then be bussed to the Hanford Reservation for the tour then bussed back to Richland for the return ride to Yakima.  Lunch is still in the planning stages.
Pres. Cyr said committees will be formed as time gets closer to the conference which is scheduled for Aug. 27th – 30th.  The main venue will be held at the Convention Center and the host hotel is the Red Lion.  He said we will need flags for the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  He is also looking for someone to sing the U.S., Canadian, and Australian national anthems. 
Pres. Cyr discussed possibly raising funds for our club through the gun raffle again.  He said the money earned from the raffle provides the club with operating money to cover expenses and allows us to donate to charities.  There was a lengthy discussion about whether to continue this fundraiser and, if we did, how many guns would be purchased and how many tickets would be sold.  Pres. Cyr reminded the membership there were approximately 70 unsold tickets which cost the club $700 in profit.  Pres. Cyr said he believes if we continued the gun raffle, there would be opportunities to sell tickets at the Spud Run and at the conference should we want to run the raffle that long.
Mark Quillen made a motion that we continue the gun raffle and sell tickets at both the Spud Run and West Coast Conference if there were unsold tickets.  He suggested we purchase 2 guns and a year membership at Tactical Supply.  It was seconded by Lonnie James.  Rod Yarger suggested that we limit ticket sales to 750.  The motion was voted on and passed. 
John Gawlik then made a motion to amend the motion to purchase 3 guns and sell 750 tickets.  Joe Dejournette seconded Gawlik's motion.  The club agreed to purchase an S&W Assault Rifle, an M&P 45 and a Shield 9mm.  Ticket sales would start in February.  This motion was voted on and passed.
Pres. Cyr thanked the members who were able to assist with Trunk or Treat, the Salvation Army, and YWCA Toy Runs.  Secretary George also passed along Nate Henyan’s appreciation for the purchase of tickets for the MADD Hatters Haunted House which benefited the Crisis Debriefing Team for law enforcement officers and support staff.
Sec. George read the Treasurer’s Report provided by Loren Cyr who was out of town for this meeting.  John Gawlik made a motion to accept the report as read.  Joe Dejournette seconded it.  The motion was voted on and passed. 
After no other business was brought to the floor, Gawlik made a motion to adjourn.  Lonnie James seconded it.  The motion was voted on and passed.

Respectfully Submitted,

Lloyd George, Secretary

October

Yakima Blue Knights Meeting Minutes

October 20, 2016

Officers Present: President Blaine Cyr, V.P. Jim Belton, Secretary Lloyd George,

Treasurer Rod Yarger

Directors Present: Rick Hayes, Rod Yarger Absent: Mark Quillen

This month's meeting was held at Round Table Pizza. Pres. Cyr called the meeting to order, then introduced Steve Finch, a retired lieutenant from Yakima PD as a guest. Pres. Cyr introduced Heidi, the director of Children's Wishes and Dreams. Our club has helped to support this charity for the past 3 years. Pres. Cyr also acknowledged Selah Red Apple, Wray's Thriftway and Rosauers for allowing us to fundraise on their properties. Pres. Cyr told members we raised $5,000 the first year, $8,000 the second year and this year $9,000. He presented a check to Heidi for that amount. Heidi thanked the membership for our time and effort and said with our help 210 children had received a wish. She toldus the Children's Wishes and Dreams Dinner and Auction would be held on March 27"‘ , 2017 at the Selah Civic Center and invited us to attend. After the presentation, pictures were taken and Heidi and her officers excused themselves Pres. Cyr told us the accounting firm of Alegria and Associates had completed the reconciliation of our banking records and found a few minor accounting errors and couldn't locate anything that we had a tax exempt status until recently. Their recommendations were the club do a betterjob of maintaining bank statements, improve our accounting practices and attempt to verify our tax exempt status from past years. Pres. Cyr said the club paid Alegria and Associates $400 for their services. Pres. Cyr updated the membership on the club's website. Treasurer Cyr is to meet with 5K Computers tomorrow regarding the status of the website. He envisions all members having their own password to logon to the site. A temporary password will be available once the site up and running. After their initial login, members will create their own password. Pres. Cyr asked the membership to look and see if they have any club photos and if so, please forward them to either Loren Cyr or Mark Robinson so they can add them to the new website. Pres. Cyr reminded the membership of the Trunk or Treat on Oct. 26“ at Owens Harley Davidson. lt will run from 1830-2000 hrs. Rod Yarger made a motion for the club to spend $100 on candy for the event. Rod Rath seconded the motion which was voted on and passed. There was a short discussion on our club participating in ”Rolling Thunder" next year. This is an event where motorcycle riders go to various assisted living facilities and show our bikes to the residents. Apparently it has been well received in the past and some of our members expressed an interest in participating next year. This event will be discussed at a later meeting. Secretary George discussed a possible donation by our club to the MADD Hatters haunted house. Nate Henyan, a police officer with Yakima PD and a School Resource Officer had contacted Lloyd about purchasing some tickets. The price of the tickets were $10. Half of that would go towards funding the Critical incident Debriefing Team which is made up of officers trained to assist officers and support personnel who are dealing with a significant event. After some discussion, Rod Yarger made a motion to purchase a $150 worth of tickets and have the School Resource Officers distribute them to students they believe have demonstrated good citizen ship. John Gawlik seconded the motion which was voted on and passed. One of the members asked if the club intended on donating to the YWCA again. It was decided we would wait to discuss this at the November meeting. Pres. Cyr said there were no nominations received for the President's position. Rick Hayes then nominated Pres. Cyr which was seconded by John Gawlik. Pres. Cyr accepted the nomination. There were no further nominations made. Pres. Cyr asked the membership to think start thinking about someone who might be willing to sing the our National Anthem as well as the Canadian National Anthem, a speaker for the opening ceremonies for the upcoming west coast conference and possibly contracting with the Yakima PD Explorers to provide parking lot security at night. Vice President Jim Belton reminded the club of the State Motor Officers Conference scheduled for May 2017 to be held in Yakima. He said the motor officers would be willing to assist us with the west coast conference if we could assist them with their Conference. Sec. George read the minutes for the September 15 meeting. John Gawlik made a motion to accept the minutes as read which was seconded by Treasurer Cyr. The motion was voted on and passed. Treasurer Cyr read the treasurer's report. John Gawlik made a motion to accept the report as read which was seconded by Rod Rath. The motion was voted on and passed. With no other business, John Gawlik made a motion to adjourn the meeting which was seconded by Mark Robinson. The motion was voted on and passed. Respectfully Submitted,

Lloyd George

Secretary