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January 2013 Newsletter

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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  January 24, 7 PM
Emich Chevrolet
- 2033 S. Wadsworth near Jewell in Lakewood

Dinner at the Valley Inn Restaurant (next door to Emich on Wadsworth) at 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.

2013 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
c/o/ Mike Shoemaker
3468 S. Otis Ct.
Lakewood, CO 80227


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, Dave Cooper & Jani
Drag Racing Competition Director
Joan. B.
Merchandise Committee
Tanya & Jackie
 Roving Reporter/Photographer
Bill S.
Corvette Museum Ambassador
Barrett Benson
 Autocross Competition Director
Dave B. & John M.
Jani & Dave B.
 Caravan Coordinator and Bones carrier
Bill S.


Meeting Snacks
Jan 2013 - Jani Shoemaker   June 2013
Feb 2013 - Burritt   July 2013
Mar 2013 - Gail Kruzen   Aug 2013
Apr 2013 -   Sept 2013
May 2013 - Dave Cooper   Oct 2013

Miscellaneous ramblings from the President

As I sit here in my recliner I keep looking at the outside thermometer. It has crept up to 28 degrees! I will continue to watch it in anticipation of warmer weather and the physical start to the 2013 Corvette season. In a couple of weeks we will all get to see the new C7. I hope we are not disappointed. It will be interesting to see if the “somewhat ugly” spy photos are even close.  I wonder which of us will be the first to own one? One of you needs to step up and buy one so we can all test it and see if it’s worth buying, i.e. a Guiney pig.

It looks like we are going to have an exciting year. Looking ahead there seems to be something going on every weekend. Cathy and I are hoping we can get away this year to take a road trip or two. We still regret not being able to go to Topeka. If you have anything in mind be sure to bring it up at our next meeting, maybe we can get a caravan together. I really look forward to our rallies, auto cross and car show. I know they all take a lot of work and sometimes things get a little intense but looking back they all are fun to look back on. “Building memories”.

Don’t forget we are having officer elections at the next meeting. I will print ballets before the meeting but you can still nominate someone if you want. We can just add the name to the ballet at the meeting. We will hold the election first thing so the new officers, if any, can take over.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone, hopefully you can make it to the first meeting of 2013!!!!!


National Corvette Museum Report:


I thought I’d give you details about the NCM’s  One + One Membership Challenge that I mentioned at the October meeting.  The museum believes that its members provide some of the best marketing for its programs and services.

As an incentive to new members and to thank current members, the museum’s membership drive features a drawing for several gifts and prizes.  Each time a member recruits a new member, both of you will be entered to win.  The promotion runs through April 27, 2013, the date of the annual NCM Bash in Bowling Green, Ky.  Prizes include a 2-day Bondurant Z06 Driving Experience, golf package, free hexagon bricks, your car displayed in the NCM’s rotating display (of course, you and your car will need to be at the Bash), and more. 

There are two types of membership: an on-line membership (E-membership) at a special annual rate of $25, for enthusiasts who may not be able to visit, that includes 5% discount on Corvette Store merchandise and a subscription to the weekly newsletter, NCM eNews.   The second type includes various levels of membership: Lifetime, Family, Individual, Senior Individual, Lifetime Business/Club and Business/Club, each category with its own set of benefits.  Memberships begin at $50 per year and are tax deductible as NCM is non-profit.  

You can become a member on-line or by phone (link and phone number above).  If you’re already a member of both DtRC and NCM, why not recruit a new member!  When signing up, please reference DtRC and the recruiter (my name if my presentations at monthly meetings, events or newsletter article recruited you), or let me know that you’ve become a member, renewed membership, re-joined, and/or have recruited a new member.

Barrett Benson

New Member Corner:

DtRC would like to welcome Lewis???? to our club.



Here are just a few of the upcoming events. Let us know if you have one to add.

Rocky Mountain Region Calendar - lists all car shows, rallyes, and autocross.

Minutes of the Oct 2012 Meeting

Down the Road Corvettes

Minutes from Oct 25, 2012

Meeting was held at Emich Chevrolet in Lakewood. 

A quorum was present of 18 members.

The minutes were approved


The treasury report was approved and balanced as of end of September 2012.

Discussion about NCCC budget, Bluebar online or print. Nov 4 is Colo Springs Rallye, and Nov 18 DCA Turkey Rallye

Flint Bricks were purchased and given out at the meeting to members that ordered last month - cost is $25 each. Just let Barrett know if you would like to order one also.

Dealer showcase Flint Brick was delivered and given to Mike Davis. Bill and Cathy may have a car to display on top.

Everyone is encouraged to become a member of the Corvette Museum.

Discussion on road trips to the Museum in 2013 and 2014.

Raffle tickets are available from Barrett anytime and you might just win a brand new Red Torch Corvette. Purchase

Do you have a shirt, hat or ?? that you'd like to have the DtRC logo embrodiered on? Mary Davis said she can have anything embrodiered with our logo for $10. Simply take your items to her.

Thank you Mike Lindenberger for bringing snacks tonight. Jani Shoemaker will bring snacks to our next meeting in January.

Reminder about our Holiday Party at the Old Neighborhood. Bring a gift under $20 if you'd like to be part of our Dirty Santa Gift Exchange. Motion and approved to pay $32/member for dinner. Anyone bringing a date our spouse that is not a member will need to pay $32 for their dinner.

CCC this Saturday is participating in 9 Cares Colorado Shares, taking a nice drive and enjoying lunch. Meet at 9:30am this Saturday, Starbucks at 470 & Kipling

Nov 10 - CCC Veteran's Parade, meet at 8:00am Broadway & Alameda

Welcome to our newest member Lewis Kilburn.

Mary Davis gave our magnetic name tags and jackets to new members.

Get your membership dues to Cathy Schultz by November 15th. $80 couple renewal, and $50 for individuals. Get checks in on time or you will pay additional new member dues.

Membership books will be printed after dues are collected and laminated phone cards. Be sure to contact Nancy Burritt with any changes to the directory.


Mike Davis didn't have any updates but did receive the Flint Brick for display.

Only 1 shirt is left from the Autocross and was put in with the other club merchandise.


Carrie discussed being the committe chair for April Fools Rallye next year. <br/>Post current club By-laws on website

President - Bill Schultz
Vice President- Dave Burritt, Jani Shoemaker, Mike Davis
Secretary - LynnAnn Lamanuzzi
Treasurer - Gail Krusen
Board Members - Leo Lamanuzzi, Dave Cooper
Governor - Mike Shoemaker

Comittee Volunteers 2013- Everyone is encouraged to join a committe
Merchanise - Mary Davis, Jani Shoemaker
Social Committee-Cathy, Dave Cooper, Carrie
Museum Amassador-Barrett Benson

Meeting Adjourned

submitted by Jani S.


Club Members Birthdays


14 - Renee Roberts




1-Mary Davis
2-Bill Schultz
11-John Maxwell
19-Dave Chadwick
28-Don Roach
31-Jani Shoemaker
31-Mike Shoemaker


12 - Mike Davis

17-Bruce Kinney
3-Carrie Ball
11-Joan Breher


2- LynnAnn Lamanuzzi
12-Cathy Schultz
13 - Mike Lindenberger
26-Muff Davis
26-Jackie Malouf
28-Nancy Keyser

1-Wanda Chadwick
7-Lewis Kilbourn
11-Sherman Ball
19-Gail Krusen
31-Barett Benson


2-Tanya Roach
4-David Burritt

3-Nancy Burritt
13-Dave Cooper
18-Mike Malouf



19-Leo Lamanuzzi



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