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October 2010 Newsletter

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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  October 28th, 7 PM Go Chevrolet - 7320 North Broadway near I-25 and the Boulder Turnpike.
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.

2010 Down the Road Corvette Club Officers
President John Maxwell
Vice President Don Roach
Treasurer Gail Krusen Secretary Joan Breher
Governor Nancy Burritt
(303) 465-4664 nancy@dburritt.com
Board Members Mike Kelley
Roger Less
Joe Breher


Newsletter Info (Deadline the 15th)

email: grandsport5@comcast.net
303 469-1521
Official Club Address
Down the Road Corvettes
13902 Detroit St.
Thornton, CO 80602

From the Prez....

Hello Fellow Corvetters,

Well all, another year of our meetings is quickly coming to a close. It's been an interesting year and very full of activities. If you didn't get your fill this year...I think you were somewhere else!

As you know, this club doesn't function without it's member's support. Our club has the highest per-capita participation in events than any other club in the region and that's quite impressive for our number of members. It's getting to be time to pull together our volunteer committees for next year and if you've ever wanted to get involved, now's the time to speak up.

We have many volunteer positions that need you. Your enjoyment of the club will go up significantly with any participation in the committees, so give it some thought. When I started in the club 10 years ago, I never had so much fun as I did planning and putting on the events! It's still that way now...and you'll find the same thing.

The upcoming October meeting is very important...it's time for yearly dues. Bring your checkbooks! It's also time for elections and we'll be voting at the meeting. Show up and vote or contact me for a mail-in ballot.

Hope to see you all there.

John Maxwell
President, DtRC

Miscellaneous ramblings from the Editor:

Well, the season is pretty much over. Just a handful of events remain for the year..

Planning for the Sno Big Deal Show is coming along, but your help is needed to make the event a success. We still need to determine what we're going to do this year though.

Membership renewals are due at this meeting, so don't forget to bring your checkbook along for the ride. Where else can you get so much fun for your money.

Don't forget that club officer elections are being held at the October meeting too. It might be in your best interests to make it to the meeting lest you wind up finding yourself elected to a position in your absence! I don't think it's ever happened before, but there are first times for everything!

I hope to see every ones smiling faces at the meeting Thursday night!

Remember - SAVE THE WAVE!


Minutes of the August 26, 2010 Meeting


Steve L. of San Diego was welcomed.


Isiah, the student body vice-president of Prairie View HS needs cars for the Homecoming. Several members agreed to attend.


Quorum was present.


A motion was made and passed to approve the minutes.


The books were balanced. Arrangements were to be made for an annual audit of the books. (A motion was also made and passed to approve the treasures report as stated. Ed)


Don't forget dues are due in Oct.( $50-singles $80 couples). The [regional] website is up to date. Oct.17th is the TORCA rally.


If you have new pics or a car you would like in the directory, please get it to Cathy S.


No Merchandise Report. (Mike and Martha are babysitting the new troublemakers. Ed.)


Lifetime members can receive $25 off a brick. Congrats on your award Richard. Richard has raffle tickets available for purchase. He's also the Colorado Captain for 2014 Caravan.


No report.


Joan thanked everyone who attended the 9/10 race. The season is done.


Thank You Bill & Cathy for the treats.

The details on the Christmas Party will be discussed next month.

A car show in Berthoud is on Sept. 25th.

Jani S. invited everyone to their BBQ.


2011 Officer Nominations

President - Richard Loch President.
Vice President - Tim Barnes and Don Roach
Secretary - Jani Shoemaker and Joan Breher
Treasurer - Gail Krusen
Governor - Nancy Burritt and Phil Olbert in a shared arrangement
Board members (two needed) Dave Chadwick, Phil Ohlbert and Mike Perito

A motion was made to approve mail in or proxy ballots. These ballots must be received before the start of the October business meeting.

A motion was made to amend the by-laws and was passed, new by-law : The annual meeting shall coincide with the regular October meeting unless otherwise voted.


Sno Big Deal Car Show

Mike is still working on a location. The date is Nov. 13th., it will coincide with the 9Cares Drop. Help is needed with games.

Meeting was adjourned.

Submitted by Joan B.

Club News:

November/December/January Birthdays:

Tanya Roach
November 2nd
Dave Burritt
November 4th
Pat Barnes
January 4th
Chavah Brewer
January 25th

Upcoming Events

Rather than try to put the entire schedule in here, I've opted to include items both NCCC and otherwise into a close up schedule. If you want to see the entire NCCC schedule, please go to the Rocky Mountain NCCC regional site at http://www.rmrnccc.org/

November 6th

Veteran's Day Parade


November 7th

Sno Flake Rally


November 13th

9Cares Colorado Shares Food Drive


November 13th

Snow Big Deal Rally/Show


November 21st

Turkey Rally


In the news section

Ivy Stockwell Elementary Show

By Tim Barnes

It was a beautiful day for a drive and several of us met for a quick drive up I-25.
There were at least 50 cars of all sorts present an the school was very appreciative of all of the attendees. None of us too home a trophy, but we all hod a good time.

The Shoemaker camping expedition

By Tim Barnes

What a great time!

Mike and Mary Kay, Dave and Nancy and Pat an I all took the drive down to Pueblo for a camping expedition at the Shoemaker's southern retreat. The Sloppers and pot-luck dinner were worth the trip and the camping was quite an experience. We'll try to do this again, but with a better air mattress.

Committee Updates

Social Committee

From the Social Committee

No report.

Governor's Report

By Nancy B.

Hi All,

Only a few events left, then the competition season wraps up. Current standings and remaining flyers are all on www.rmrnccc.org .

Dues are due at this meeting. Renewal dues are $80 per couple and $50 per single. Please get them to Cathy at this meeting, or if you can't make the meeting - get them to her by November 1st. If you decide not to rejoin, please let her know this also, so that we don't hold off getting the NCCC information in. Let Cathy or Nancy B. know if you have questions.

Drag Racing Report

By Joan B.

The season is done.

AutoCross Committee

By Frank A.

No report.

Merchandise Report

By Mike and Martha P.

No report

NCM Ambassador's Report

By Richard Loch

For the latest news and events at the museum go to http://www.corvettemuseum.com/.

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2010 Committees:

Dealer Rep  Mike K.
Membership & Directory  Cathy S. / Nancy B.
Social Committee  Mary Kay / Richard L.
Merchandise Committee  Mike and Martha
Rally Committee  Nancy B.
Show Committee  Mike D. / Don R.
Corvette Museum Ambassador  Richard L.
Webmaster  Mike P.
Newsletter  Tim B.
Drag Racing Competition Director  Joan B.
Autocross Competition Director  Frank A.
Caravan Coordinator and Bones carrier  Bill S.
Sno'Big Deal Extravaganza  Mike Palomar
Tim's Challenge Committee  MaryKay, Pat, Martha and Fancy
Roving Reporter/Photographer  Bill S.