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March 2012 Newsletter

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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  March 22, 7 PM
Emich Chevrolet
- 2033 S. Wadsworth near Jewell in Lakewood

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

Happy March everyone!
The weather could not be better for Corvettes. You and I both know that this could be a dirty trick by Mother Nature. We may have several inches or even feet of snow any week now. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for good weather at least thru April 1. Several members have been working hard on the April Fool rally. The route is done, clues are still being perfected as it is all coming together. In a couple of weeks we are going to ask everyone to come out and run the route again. It seems no matter how careful you are putting these things together, new eyes always find an error or room for an improvement.

Mike Davis and I were privileged to attend the Colorado Corvette Club meeting Saturday the 10th. They were very gracious host and were glad to hear that we are moving forward as a better club. We invited them to attend our upcoming events and told them that we were anxious to attend some of their events as well. We want to promote cooperation with other clubs rather than animosity.

Things are moving right along with the Heritage Square Fathers Day Show.  There is still much to do but Emich wants to help as much as they can. It appears that Mike and Jani have been in contact with potential vendors to attend the event. I believe other members are working on vendors as well. It would be nice to have varying vendors on site with booths showing the latest and greatest. These vendors help keep things interesting to those attending the show. Mike and Jackie are coming up with new ideas to help the show almost on a daily basis. I see their excitement every time I’m around them.

Mike and Mary hosted their annual St. Patrick’s day gathering Saturday. As usual we all had a great time. We even saw some old friends. Its great to have events such as these and see past members join us.
Thanks for all your hard work Mary (and mike). 

I look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting



From the Editor:

The first day of spring is just around the corner and you know what that means - spring cleaning! Yes get your Corvettes out of the garage for the first event of the year - DtRC's April Fools Rallye.

Put your thinking caps on (you know the ones you were given at the last club meeting) to lead a mystery meal this year. We know all of you have a special place with food, fun, and driving. Get on the social club calendar before it's too late!

Please send any Corvette related news you may have to me by the 15th of each month.

A calendar section has also been added to the newsletter.

See you soon,



Minutes of the February 2012 Meeting

Down the Road Corvettes

Minutes from February 23, 2012

Meeting was held at Emich Chevrolet in Lakewood.  Mike Jendreas, General Manager, told us the story about Emich being 4th generation family owned car dealer.   They want to sponsor our club and taking an active role in support of our club.  They will provide a DtRC display case, packets to new Corvette owners,  jackets, dealer car show, sponsor car shows, and much more.  Everyone received a hat and 100th Anniversary pin. We are to present them with discount or other ideas.

A quorum was present with 17 members.

The minutes were approved

One guest - Lowell

The treasury report was approved and reported in balance as of January 2012. 2011 books were audited by Mike Shoemaker and approved.

The annual banquet will be held March 3rd in Colorado Springs.

Catalogs will be available at the next meeting. Logo items are sold to members at no profit to the club

Thank you to Jani and Cathy for the snacks tonight, Nancy will provide them next month. Reminder to sign up to lead a mystery meal. March 10th is St. Patrick’s Day party at the Mike and Mary Davis home

Club picked Aug. 5th or Aug. 19th for date at track. Dave Burritt will book and let us know next month

Muff is our newest member and was welcomed.


Tim's Challenge
- Vote and approved that the fund will be presented and split between Joshua’s Station and Wounded Warriors Impacting Neighbors.   They will both be invited to our meeting next month to present their checks.

April Fools Rally
Dave Chadwick and Dave Cooper reported.   Meet this Sunday at the starting point 9:00am for another dry 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.
Voted and approved for $200.A registration form will be available through our website.

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.

Father’s Day Show
Nancy will review insurance for show
Flyer was reviewed

Elections were discussed on having them in January.  It was agreed that the Board and Officers will present the by-law changes next month for a vote.

Meeting was adjourned.

submitted by Jani S.



April 1 - DtRC April Fools Rallye

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

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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