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April 2022 Meeting Minutes

RAMS April Meeting Minutes

April 9, 2022

Call to Order at 1:20 pm by RAMS President Greg LieVan at Campsite 10, Village Creek State Park, Wynne, AR.

There were 15 RAMS, and 4 motorcycles present for the Meeting.


  1. We have no new members for this month.
  2. We have  60 new and returning members for 2022.
  3. We had no guests this month:
  4. Thanks to Meeting Host: Spencer & Rose-Anne Bennett


New Business

  1. President Greg LieVan opened the subject of having RAMS Meetings during the week rather than on Saturdays and of trying to find a permanent location for the meetings for discussion.  Several RAMS have proposed this as a way to improve attendance at the meetings and he felt that it should receive a hearing.  Steve Clark stated that this had been done in the past and had yielded mixed results, with about the same number of attendees, just different folks who could make the weekday time slots but not the Saturday ones while the folks who can attend on Saturdays often have commitments on weekday nights.  Rose-Anne Bennett added that having weekday night meetings would preclude many of the out of town members from attending as well as those who work nights or evenings. these two points, it was pointed out, were the reasons that the Saturday/alternate site format was selected.  It was also pointed out that the President sets the meeting times and locations and the weekday format could be tried to see if it yielded better results.  At this point, discussion was halted and no further action was taken.


 RAMS Campout Update

  1. Secretary/Treasurer reported that the campsites for the September 23-24, 2022 RAMS Campout have been rented at the Below the Dam Campground at Pickwick Lake, TN.  We have four primitive sites (97-100) and one full service site (14) which will be used for the coffee station and central assembly point.
  2. If anyone has a Senior National Park Services Pass that they would be willing to use for the RAMS, we can get a discount on the campsites if they will show it at check in to the campsite.  We need one Parks Pass for each campsite.  Please see Spencer Bennett if you are willing to do this.



VP Corner

  1. VP had no input this month.


Old Business.

  1. If anyone still does not have their picture in the online directory, please see Spencer or Rosey.
  2. If you would like a RAMS Patch (old Logo only), decal (old and new Logos) or need RAMS business cards, please get with Spencer.



For the Good of the Club

  1. Check RAMS Website for other Club’s Rally Schedules.  Please follow up on each event’s web site as some may be rescheduled or cancelled due to local regulations.
  2. 2022 Dues are $25.00 and were due on January 1, 2022. They may be paid either by Cash or Check to the Secretary/Treasurer or via PayPal or Credit Card on the RAMS Website.
  3. The matter of Chartered Club Camping and Shelters was brought up by Spencer Bennett and it was decided by voice vote that the RAMS would do Chartered Club Camping at both the MOA and RA National Rallies and that Shelter Tents would be procured at both sites.
  4. We still need Meeting hosts/Locations for: May, June, July, October, & December of 2022.
  5. The May RAMS Meeting will be held on May 14, 2022.  Location is:  TBD
  6. Donuts at the Dealer needs some hosts.  See Greg LieVan if interested.
  7. If you have an item you would like to see on the next meeting agenda, please get it to the Secretary by the Wednesday prior to the meeting and it will be added to the next meeting agenda. This is not required for an item to be discussed, but it will make sure it gets in the mix.  Send the information to:



Treasurer's report:

  1. Balance in Bank plus petty cash = $6632.94
  2. Petty Cash = $55.00
  3. Expenses this month:

Campsite Rentals for Fall Campout = $210.00

Donuts at the Dealer = $20.00

Move to adjourn:  Rose-Anne Bennett

Second: Steve Clark

Vote: Unanimous