History

HISTORY OF THE PIERCE COUNTY MUSTANG CLUB

The following is a summary history of the Pierce County Mustang Club (PCMC), as compiled through newsletters and verbal accounts.

 

During the summer of 1991, Bill Ochs noticed while attending Mustang car shows that at almost every show he attended, there were people from the Tacoma/Pierce County area at these shows also. In talking with these people at the shows it was suggested that they start up their own Mustang club. In August 1991, a group of five people got together and decided to form the Pierce County Mustang Club. Island Classic Mustang Club and Mustangs West provided a copy of their clubs’ bylaws, and between the two a framework was set up for the Pierce County Mustang Club’s bylaws. In February 1992 the PCMC’s bylaws and membership forms were approved and club meetings were scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Pietro’s Pizza in Lakewood.


Club Milestones:

March 1992 – The first official meeting of the Pierce County Mustang Club is held. Election of the club’s first officers took place. Three Directors and a Treasurer were elected, a position for a club Secretary was called for. Club membership at 32.

April 5, 1992 – First PCMC Show held on Sunday April 5th at Spanaway Lake Park. No awards were given out, just a friendly get-together for people interested in Mustangs, Fords, or specialty cars.

April 1992 – First PCMC sponsors included: The Mustang Ranch, Dudley’s Tire, Snap-On Tools, Foss Car Audio, and Firestone Tires (Puyallup).

June 1992 – First Secretary appointed to the club. PCMC applies to the Mustang Club of America (MCA) for chartership as an MCA Regional Club, which is granted.

June 12, 1992 – Club members attend the Lakefair Classic Car Show. First show attended as the Pierce County Mustang Club.

September 20, 1992 – First annual PCMC Poker Rally/Picnic.

August 15, 1993 – PCMC holds its 1st annual Show-n-Shine at the Lakewood Mall.

October 17, 1993 – PCMC member invited by Ford Motor Company to preview the new 1994 Mustang before it’s public release.

April 1994 – Don Bearteet drove 3,860 miles in his 1964 ½ convertible to the Mustang’s 30th Anniversary Show in Charlotte, N.C.

July 1994 – PCMC wins first Club Participation Award at Celebration ’94, at Bellevue, WA. Membership tops 150, with over 90 active members.

November 1994 – Having met for monthly meetings at Round Table Pizza for the last year, meetings are now moved to Happy Days Diner in Lakewood.

December 1994 – January 1995 – Changes to the club’s bylaws were approved to change the leadership from 3 Board Directors, a Secretary, and a Treasurer, to a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and 5 Board Members.

March 1995 – First President (Kris Weiland) and Vice-President (Jack Davis) elected to their positions.

May 1996 – PCMC enters the Internet world as Bill Norman sets up the club’s first web site (http://www.mashell.com/wnorman/pcmcweb.html). Monthly meeting site moved to the Hangar Inn at the Pierce County Airport (Thun Field).

Spring 1997 – Pierce County Mustang Club was to host a MCA National Show, but due to club logistical problems Mustangs West was chosen to host the first Pacific Northwest National Show.

September 1997 – PCMC donates $500 to the Mustang Museum, becoming a “Cobra” participant in the Founding Club Sponsors (#079).

April 1998 – PCMC celebrates the Mustang’s 35th Anniversary with a show at Fugate Ford in Enumclaw, WA.

June 11, 2000 – After 7 years of having the PCMC annual Show-n-Shine at the Lakewood Mall, the show was moved to the South Hill Mall in Puyallup, WA, and is called the “Gallup to Puyallup”.

July 2000 – PCMC opens a new web site (www.pierce-county-mustang-club.org).

January 2001 – After 4 ½ years of having club meetings at Thun Field, the meeting place is moved to Denney’s in Puyallup, WA.

June 2001 – After 1 year of having the PCMC annual Show-n-Shine at the South Hill Mall, the show was moved to the Tacoma Mall in Tacoma, WA. This year, the Show-n-Shine was expanded to two days, with the first day still the traditional Mustang/Ford show and the second day an all makes Hot Rod Show.

April 2002 – PCMC web site moves to www.piercecountymustangclub.com.

January 2003 – After 2 years of having club meetings at Denney’s, the meeting place is moved to Korum Ford in Puyallup WA.

June 2003– After 2 years of having the PCMC annual Show-n-Shine at the Tacoma Mall, the show was moved to Korum Ford in Puyallup, WA. After two years of having a two day car show, the club decided to drop the second Hot Rod Show day and return to a one day Mustang/Ford car show.

August 2004 – The club moved the annual show back to the South Hill Mall and to the month of August.

February 2012 – At the February general meeting the members present celebrated the 20 year anniversary of the Pierce County Mustang Club

Earning the Mustang Club of America President’s Award, based on our activities and community involvement, is an annual goal of the club and we are proud to boast of our success many times over.

The club continues to actively plan and invite all Mustang owners to join in our monthly cruises, special events and gatherings as well as hosting its annual Mustang Club of American Regional show and shine.  These activities are coordinated around the needs of others by collecting food, housekeeping items, winter clothing, school backpacks and supplies, toys and teddy bears, as well as spending time repacking bulk food into family sized quantities. PCMC has volunteered with Sweet Willie’s Family Support, Puyallup Food Bank, Helping Hand House, Santa’s Castle at JBLM, Emergency Food Network, St. Francis House, Caring for Kids, and Make A Wish Foundation.  Additionally the club annually makes financial donations to these and other local charities.


Past Leaders of the Pierce County Mustang Club:

 

Directors:
1992-1994  Don Bearteet, Richard Coombs, Bill Ochs
1994-1996  Jack Davis, Ken Farthing, Bill Ochs

 

Presidents:
1996 — Kris Weiland
1997 (3 months) — Dan Carmack
1997 — Dick Giguere
1998 (1 month) — Pat Davis
1998 — Dana Hobbs
1999 — Steve Strickell
2000 & 2001 — Dwight Crumpacker
2002 — Randy Stevenson
2003 — Thomas Alpert
2004 — Bill Pavone
2005 & 2006 — Dan Alpert
2007 & 2008 — Jerry Murphy
2009 & 2010 — Rachel Lanigan
2011 — Paul Nee
2012, 2013, & 2014 — Missy Willert
2015 (Present) Greg Robbins
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PIERCE COUNTY MUSTANG CLUB

Constitution By-Laws

Revision (8) December 19, 2013

ARTICLE I. – Formation, Name and Logo

 Section 1.  Formed 1991 & registered in 1993 with the Secretary of Washington State as a non-profit organization.

Section 2. The name of this non-profit, incorporated organization shall be the Pierce County Mustang Club, herein referred to as “PCMC”.

Section 3. This club shall have, as its official logo:

Section 4. In the event that the Officers deem an official corporate stamp/logo necessary, they may adopt a corporate stamp/logo.

Section 5. The Officers must obtain any necessary releases, to be held by the PCMC Secretary, from Ford Motor Company to use any stamp/logo, which is the property of said company as part of the corporate stamp/logo.

ARTICLE II. – Purpose or Objective

Section 1. A social group whose purpose is to promote a better understanding and stronger fellowship in the preservation and maintenance of all Mustang and other Ford Motor products.

 Section 2. To encourage skillful, safe and sportsman-like driving habits on public highways.

Section 3. To provide a medium for exchange of technical information for fellow Mustang enthusiasts.

Section 4. To actively promote, sponsor, organize and supervise PCMC outings, meetings, and exhibitions in various inter-club competitions.

ARTICLE III. – Membership Definitions & Application Process

 Section 1. The membership of PCMC shall consist of Regular and Honorary Members.

Regular Members shall be:

Any person having an active interest in the promotion and preservation of the Mustang or other Ford Motor Product.

In possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license and hold insurance coverage that satisfies the Washington State Responsibility Act.

Payment of dues as stated in Article 4, Section 3

Honorary Members shall be

Those individuals who have not been members of the PCMC but due to their involvement in the Mustang/Ford arena are considered for honorary membership.

Admitted by a two-thirds majority vote of the members present at any PCMC meeting, and shall continue tenure until revoked.

Denied the right to vote, hold office or be appointed to a committee.

Lifetime Members shall be:

Those individuals who have maintained a minimum of 15 years continuous

membership with the PCMC.

And have provided service to PCMC as officer, director or committee membership.

Future dues for these members are waived however the individual may still participate in all club activities including election or appointment as officer, director or committee position and retains voting privileges.

In possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license and hold insurance

coverage that satisfies the Washington State Responsibility Act.

Section 2. Application for membership to PCMC shall be forwarded to the membership chair on a form for this purpose. All applicants shall be required to posses a valid driver’s license and current applicable insurance if they are owner(s) of a registered vehicle.

Section 3. Those under the age of eighteen (18) may qualify for a Family Membership if parent(s) of said minor are also member(s), until the end of the calendar year of their eighteenth birthday.

Section 4. Person’s who have not fulfilled all prerequisites due to unusual circumstances may be reconsidered for membership by the Regular Members upon recommendation by the Board.

Section 5.  All new members shall receive a welcome packet including a copy PCMC By-Laws. This shall be presented to each new member no later than the meeting after applying and paying their dues.

ARTICLE IV. –  Dues

 Section 1. Dues for PCMC existing and new members shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year per family unit for membership.

Section 2.  PCMC dues are payable each year in January. New member dues shall be prorated by approximately 1/12 based on the month of application for club membership. A new member is defined as someone who has not held club membership for two consecutive years. The following chart shall apply:

January $25.00              April $18.75                  July $12.50

October $6.25                 February $23.00         May $16.50

August $10.50               November $4.00           March $21.00

June $14.50                   September $8.25           December $2.00

Section 3. Changes to membership dues shall be determined by a two-thirds majority vote of the members present, upon recommendation of the Board at the first annual Board meeting in January.

Section 4.  Must be a current member of PCMC to hold office, host cruises and events or have voting privileges.

ARTICLE V. – Discontinuing Membership

Section 1. Any member may resign from the PCMC by directing a Letter of Resignation to the Board.  Resignation shall be effective upon receipt or by a date specified in the letter.  Dues paid will not be refunded.

Section 2.  Any member indebted to the PCMC for any reason at the time of resignation or expulsion shall still remain responsible to the PCMC for said indebtedness.  If remaining unpaid, the Board shall determine a reasonable course of action for collection of monies owed the PCMC.  Additionally any monies owed the member will be promptly paid.

Section 3. A recommendation can be made for suspension or expulsion due to infraction(s) of the PCMC rules or any other cause considered by the Board to be detrimental. The member shall be notified within one week of possible suspension/expulsion and is entitled to the opportunity to state their case at the next general membership meeting.  After hearing of the charges and the defendant, the membership shall vote on the suspension/expulsion by secret ballot.  Both suspension and expulsion require a two-thirds majority vote of those attending meeting.

ARTICLE VI. –  Elected Officers/Directors

 Section 1. There shall be four (4) elected Officers of PCMC:

President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer

Section 2. There shall also be five (5) Directors of the PCMC made up of the past president and four (4) members elected by ballot.

Section 3. The current president and the president-elect shall work together to seek individual(s) to fill Officer or Director position(s) still open following the annual election.

Section 4. These Officers and Directors shall be the governing body of the PCMC, known as the Board.

Section 5.Appointed positions shall be considered ex-officio members of the Board, with no voting privileges but encouraged to attend monthly Board meetings to give reports.

 Section 6.  All officers and directors will be expected to maintain active participation in the duties of these offices; i.e., attend and participate at meetings on a regular basis, barring extenuating circumstances. In the event an officer or director is not fulfilling their duties, a 2/3 majority vote by the general membership can remove that person from their position.

Section 7. Club president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and MCA regional director must be current Mustang Club of America members as a requirement to maintain regional club charter status.

Section 8. PCMC will pay MCA dues for all officers, directors & regional director.

ARTICLE VII. – Duties of Officers/Directors/Appointed Positions

 Section 1. PRESIDENT:

Approval and payment of such indebtedness and expenses necessary to carry on the business and activities of the PCMC as presented by the treasurer.

Conduct, oversee and guide the general business affairs of PCMC and other such business activities approved by the membership.

Hold and preside over monthly meetings.

Act as the official spokesperson for the purpose of representing PCMC to the media, other clubs or organizations unless the president specifically assigns another PCMC officer or director this duty.

 Section 2. VICE PRESIDENT:

Assist president as needed.

Help conduct, oversee and guide the general business of the PCMC.

Section 3. SECRETARY:

Take minutes at regular or special membership meetings and Board meetings. Also maintain a record of such minutes.

Handle any and all correspondence. Share responsibility of post office box and key with club treasurer, forwarding to the appropriate officers/chairman any related written correspondence.

 Section 4. TREASURER:

Collect all money due PCMC.

Pay from the treasury all debts and expenses directed by the officers of PCMC.

Keep records of all PCMC monetary business.

Report the financial status of PCMC at each membership or Board meeting.

All checks or other drafts of payments shall be signed by the treasurer and one Board member as listed on bank signature card.

Share responsibility of post office box and key with club president, forwarding to the appropriate officers/chairman any related written correspondence.

Section 5.  DIRECTORS:

Chair committees and help with PCMC business.

Assist the PCMC Officers and help oversee PCMC activities.

Section 6. APPOINTED POSITIONS

Individuals shall be appointed by the Board on a voluntary basis to fill unspecified terms of office for the following positions:

Newsletter Editor. Publishes a monthly newsletter of events, past, present, future, and notice of club meetings and activities. Provide notice of the availability of the newsletter to PCMC members, sponsors and other recorded car clubs.

Web-Master. The Web-Master shall maintain the website (www.piercecountymustangclub.com) with current information paralleling closely that of the monthly newsletter. The web-master is not responsible for pursuing content, only maintaining the website. Information updates shall be left to the discretion of the webmaster, but shall be updated at least twice monthly as needed.

Event Coordinator. Plans PCMC events or outings. Organizes and follows through the event. Orders trophies, plaques, prizes, etc. and necessary advertising material or materials needed to put on the activity. Furnishes the Newsletter Editor and web-master with information in a timely manner.

Technical Workshop Coordinator. Plan and schedule technical workshops in the care and maintenance of Mustangs or Ford.

Annual Car Show Chairperson. This person or persons are responsible for planning, organizing and coordination. They will provide monthly updates to the Board and to the club’s general membership. Maintain possession of 1 of 2 storage shed keys.

Storage Shed Manager.  Shall track disbursement and return of club equipment. Monthly maintenance of generator and moisture control reimbursement for said supplies. Maintain possession of 1 of 2 storage shed keys.

Membership Coordinator. Issue membership cards and update club rosters (current year & cumulative).  Send welcome packets to new member(s). Forward new member information to newsletter editor and club president. Maintain a list of member e-mails to use to inform/remind members of upcoming events.

MCA Regional Director. Coordinates communication between PCMC and Mustang Club of America.

Encourages MCA membership and provides updated member list each January. Insures there are a least 10 MCA members in order to maintain our position as an active regional club of the MCA Is responsible for all insurance applications, completes annual MCA report, updates MCA website with current PCMC officer list, registers annual car show. Applies for annual MCA President’s Award.

Section 7. The Board may also appoint committees for specific events or activities or other matters for organizational purposes.

ARTICLE VIII. – Election of Officers and Directors

 Section 1. Election shall be held in November of each year.

Section 2. Term of office shall be one (1) year.

Section 3. Nomination/Vote Counting

Prior to the regular September membership meeting, the Board will act as a nominating committee and develop a slate of nominees to submit to the membership at the October meeting.

Nominations will also be open from the floor at the October meeting.

The Newsletter Editor will be furnished an official list of candidates to print an official voting ballot for the November Newsletter.

Votes will be counted by the Secretary and Treasurer and results announced at the meeting and in the newsletter.

ARTICLE IX. – Meetings/Order of Business/Voting

Section 1. The Board shall meet each month prior to the general membership meeting for the performance of their duties.

Section 2. A regular meeting of the general membership shall be held each month, except December, at a time and place specified by the Board.

Section 3. The conduct of business shall be governed generally by Roberts’ Rules of Order, informally applied.

 Section 4. All action by the Board shall be by majority vote.

Section 5. All action by the membership shall be by majority vote of the members present at the meeting, except as otherwise specified by these by-laws.

Section 6. Dues are based on “Family” membership and voting will be restricted to one (1) vote per family unit on all club matters.

ARTICLE X. – Amendments of By-Laws/Record of By-Law Changes by Date

Section 1. These by-laws may be amended by the general membership of the organization. Proposed amendments are to be submitted in writing at one meeting and published in the next following newsletter. The proposed amendments will then be voted on at the next regular member meeting, with a two-thirds majority vote of the members present required for adoption.

Section 2. Meeting minutes will show actual by-laws changes.

ARTICLE XI. –  Conduct

Section 1. Members shall always conduct themselves in an acceptable manner.

Section 2. Members should always make an effort to maintain a good public image.

Section 3. All cars involved in a club sponsored outing, event or activity shall be suitable for the event concerned, that is, street legal safe and presentable. Drivers will have current drivers license, insurance and sign a waiver absolving PCMC of liability.

Section 4. The Board shall resolve any questions or conflicts raised by these provisions.

ARTICLE XII. –  Dissolution

 Section 1. In the event of dissolution of PCMC, the Board is directed to act as follows:

Any money or property shall be donated to a charity or other organization.

Official records of PCMC shall be preserved for a period of seven (7) years after dissolution.

ARTICLE XIII. – Lists (membership, event registrations, etc.)

Section 1. Use of any list is restricted to promotion of Club events and newsletter mailings.

Section 2. With the exception of the Mustang Club of America the membership list will not be shared or sold.

 Section 3. Members past, present or future will not use any list for business or personal gain or advantage.

Article XIV. – General Policies

Section 1. Korum/Lakewood Mini Display

Voting is limited to Korum/Lakewood employees and visitors to the lot, excluding PCMC family members.

Previous year’s Best of Show car is ineligible to receive votes at the following year’s show.

Previous year’s Best of Show winner is encouraged to display their winning car along with trophy.

Previous first, second and third place winners are eligible to receive votes at future displays.

Section 2. Mustang of the Month (MOTM)

All paid and lifetime members are eligible for inclusion in the drawing, except as noted in paragraph C.

One “family” membership is included in drawing upon receipt of membership dues regardless of number of Mustangs/Ford powered vehicles owned or number of individuals in family.

MOTM winners are again eligible in January of the (4th) fourth calendar year following their selection.

Section 3. Club Participation Awards

Monetary award shall be distributed to the club’s charity upon receipt.

Plaque/certificate award are given to the current PCMC president to hold for display at the Holiday Gathering, and then placed in PCMC storage until such time as the club has a display case.

Miscellaneous promotional items awarded shall be shared among attendees of event.

If not enough promotional items are awarded so each attendee can receive one, then item(s) is brought back and donated to club’s general meeting raffle.