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April 2012 Newsletter

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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  Apr 26, 7 PM
Emich Chevrolet
- 2033 S. Wadsworth near Jewell in Lakewood

Dinner at Valley Inn 5:30pm

Guest Presenters - Limit of 2 presentations per meeting, please make arrangements with the President at least a day in advance to be placed on the agenda and to see if the limit has been reached for this month.

2012 Down the Road Corvette Club Officers
Bill Schultz
Vice President
Mike Davis
Gail Krusen
Joan Breher

Nancy Burritt

Board Members
Dave Chadwick
Bruce Kinney
Mike Shoemaker


Newsletter Info (Deadline the 15th)
Jani Shoemaker
Official Club Address
Down the Road Corvettes
15875 Quandary Loop
Broomfield, CO 80023


2012 Committees
Dealer Rep
Mike Davis
 Rally Committe
Dave Cooper, Dave Chadwick
Membership & Directory
Cathy S. / Nancy B.
 Show Committee
Mike Malouf
Social Committee
Cathy, Mary & Jani
Drag Racing Competition Director
Joan. B.
Merchandise Committee
Tanya & Jackie
 Roving Reporter/Photographer
Bill S.
Corvette Museum Ambassador
Dave Chadwick
 Autocross Competition Director
Dave B. & John M.
Jani & Dave B.
 Caravan Coordinator and Bones carrier
Bill S.


Miscellaneous ramblings from the President

Let me start my saying CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!  To everyone that helped with the April fool rally!
A special thanks to Dave Cooper and Dave Chadwick ( and Wanda). Any one that has set up this rally knows how much work goes in to it. Great job guys and gals, I heard nothing but positive remarks especially about the route itself. I don’t want to leave those out that helped put this thing all together. A rally of this type takes a lot of teamwork, thick skin, and cooperation. We had all three elements.
I cannot praise those enough that scored the sheets. The rally could have been 100% perfect in all ways yet failed miserably had everyone had to wait very long for the results. Perfect job everyone!!

I am really looking forward to this summer. Starting early is our first mystery meal of 2012. We are fortunate to have probably the best mystery meal leader in the nation taking control of this one. Try not to miss it! I know it will be talked about for some time.

The Northglenn  Middle School has ask us to help celebrate their 50th anniversary by showing our cars at the School May 10. This should be fun.

Next “the biggy” the Heritage Square Fathers day show. I know that Mike and Jackie have been working hard on this one to make it a show to remember. We will be talking about this one at the next meeting. Start thinking of things you would like to do or any ideas that may make it even better. Mike is open to all suggestions. Wounded warriors will be there as well as (possibly) Fox 31, we have some exciting vendors showing up, Emich is helping and I believe Mike Shoemaker has been talking to exhibitors also. We have all the ingredients to fill Heritage Square to the max. I’m hoping to impress everyone so much that we will fill the parking lot next year as well as  the town area.

I look forward to seeing all of you at the next meeting.


From the Editor:

Corvette weather is here and proven with a beautiful day at our April Fool's Rallye. I also received alot of compliments from the participants and they want to return next year. Participant photos are availble on our facebook page.

Mark your calendar for the Pueblo Rallye on Sunday April 22nd. Registration is at the Main Library from 11:00-11:30 (no pre-registration) and cost is $25.

The DtRC facebook page is live and we encourage all to share fun stories, photos, and news just remember that the whole word can see it. Simply search for dtrc on facebook and join now.

I would like to take a few minutes and thank Dave Burrit for all of his efforts on creating the clubs website and now our online registration.


Report from Dave Burritt

We now have online registration for the Fathers Day show. If you go to our website you should easily find links to the online registration. Once a person registers the show organizer (Mike M) will be notified of who registered along with the car type and how many total people have registered. This should help in the planning of the show.

I am currently working on doing the same thing for the autocross. I have some ideas about how we should handle the autocross and I will talk about those at the meeting.

Dave Burritt

Minutes of the March 2012 Meeting

Down the Road Corvettes

Minutes from March 22, 2012

Meeting was held at Emich Chevrolet in Lakewood. 

A quorum was present with 15 members.

The minutes were approved

7 guests – Lowell Cafleft, Norma Jean Bandell, John Weksler, James Lockard, Ton Nutz, Rhiannon Smith, and Penny Salazar-Phillips

The treasury report was approved and reported in balance as of February 2012.

A video will be shown at next month’s meeting on the Regional Banquet in Colo. Springs
Autocross in Fruita is this weekend
April 17th – Miss Wheelchair at 72nd & Hooker
Pueblo is having a Rallye on April 22nd
Colorado Springs driver school is April 28th

Catalogs were passed around to review and let Jacki know if there are items of interest

Thank you to Nancy and Cathy for the snacks tonight, Mary and Gail will provide them next month.
Reminder to sign up to lead a mystery meal
April 21st will be our first mystery meal with Bill and Cathy leading
Thank you to Mike and Mary for the great St. Patrick’s Day party

August 5th is the Autocross at State Patrol Track with a cost of $1,000

Guests were welcomed.


1. Checks were presented to Joshua’s Station and Wounded Warriors Impacting Neighbors tonight. 

2. April Fools Rally
Dave Chadwick and Dave Cooper reported.   Meet this Sunday at the starting point 9:30am for final run. 
Jani, Registration Chair.   Dave Burrit, Tech & Parking Chair. Checkpoint 1 – Malouf’s. Checkpoint 2 – Schultz’s.   Goodie Bags – Cathy S.
Mike and Jani will get 8 trophies and 8 metals.
Photo slideshow will be available by Jani and Mike
Cathy and Bill made 3 new checkpoint signsMike S. has trophies
Registration forms are available online
Jani, Registration Chair,  Dave Burrit, Tech & Parking Chair. Checkpoint 1 – Malouf’s. Checkpoint 2 – Schultz’s.   Goodie Bags – Cathy S.,  Photos- Bruce

3. NCCC Convention
Don and Tanya reminded everyone of registration deadline for March 31 and handed out forms for hotel registration by May 23rd.  They are currently holding 10 rooms.

4. Mike Davis will set up display board at Emich

5. Father’s Day Show
Mike M. presented the flyer
Wounded Warriors will be judges
New Police Corvette will be there
Member were encouraged to gather prizes for the show Fox 31 is interested in coming out Emich will be donating prizes

Committee hasn’t met yet to present by law changes for elections in January
Jani will get new business cards for the club
Motion and approved to setup paypal account for online registration.  Dave Burritt will update the website for online registration and work with Gail on paypal account

Meeting was adjourned.

submitted by Jani S.



April 21 - Myster Meal, Bill & Cathy Schultz

April 22 - Pueblo Rallye

April 26 - DtRC Monthly Meeting 7:00pm, Dinner at Valley Inn 5:30pm

May 10 - Northglenn Middle School

June 17 - DtRC Father's Day Car Show

June 23 thru 29 - NCCC National Convention (registration deadline is March 31)

August 5 - DtRC Autocross



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