President’s Letter January 2018
I wish to welcome Rogue Valley Corvettes membership to an exciting new year as we pursue that dream of “Making Corvette Memories Together” in 2018. The founding principals of our organization are quite clear in our red, white, & blue logo, by-laws and job descriptions which provide the guidance for our involvement in Camaraderie – Corvettes – Community. RVC is a non profit, educational, recreational, and social club of Corvette owners and enthusiasts. Our biggest strength, however, is the greatest group of individuals that comprise our organization that I have ever encountered. The members have repeatedly shown their pride in belonging to RVC and their concern for one another. If you do not like the firm handshakes, or the many hugs that you will receive, then perhaps it’s time for some introspection. I am so proud of the great qualities that exist in each one of you. Get to know fellow members and you will be amazed at their backgrounds and what they have accomplished. As RVC has grown in size, I will bet there are members that you struggle to remember their names. Wear your name badges and introduce yourself. Sit with different members at meetings and you will be amazed at their backgrounds and the fact that we are all drawn together because of a world class automobile, Corvette. RVC has assembled the “A Team” of Officers, Board of Trustees and Appointees for 2018 and they are excited to assist in building an even better organization for our membership. We look forward to continue to build the finest Corvette club in the Pacific Northwest. That goal can only be accomplished through teamwork and the active participation of our membership in RVC.
We will have forthcoming questionnaires on what activities you enjoy, meeting location preferences, meeting procedures, community involvement activities, charities, and Fall Classic Car Show improvements. Enthusiasm for what we do and membership participation are the key elements to the success of Rogue Valley Corvettes. That’s where those “Corvette Memories” are developed. This is your club, the direction you would like RVC to pursue and above all “Having Fun and Pride in What We Do”. There were sincere ideas put forth at out January 7th meeting regarding a few by-law changes and I ask that you please give thought to those discussions and proposals put forth. Your opinions matter and the “A-Team” will be listening to what is forthcoming from our membership questionnaires. An “outside of the box” suggestion for a change that has merit will certainly be explored. As mentioned in our January meeting, please make certain that you have full access to the RVC website.
Jim Pack, President
The summer is heating up and we’ve had so many fun events so far, and there are many
more upcoming events to join in and enjoy with your fellow members. Club participation
so far has been phenomenal, and I hope that this continues into the Fall and Winter. It’s
important to attend the meeting this month at Rod McLeod’s home -see Sande’s email to
get the directions and time – we will be discussing the upcoming Fall Classic and other
important issues regarding club activities. All members are encouraged to attend.
The Bend car show was a great success, Dan Richards won an award for best C7 convertible,
and some of our members were fortunate to win auction items (go Sande!). Sorry that
Connie and I couldn’t be there – unexpected business interfered.
We also had a great run with 17 cars to Crescent City for lunch at the Chart Room on the 30th
– a wonderful respite from the heat in the Valley!
On a personal note, Connie and I would like to invite all of our Corvette friends to attend our
wedding on August 21st at 7pm at Cobblestone Mobile and RV park in Medford. Please RSVP
to Connie’s email – email@example.com – by 8/14/2016, so we can plan for food and guests
(appetizers and dessert – NO GIFTS PLEASE!).
Save the wave!
Ron Seering, Pres!
Hello everyone …hope this quick note finds you all in good spirits and keeping cool !
It has been a hot one for sure the last few days and we’ve had some “hot events” that
started it all off to being a “hot time” for RVC for the summer of 2016 !!
First off though, I would like to say, I’m a laid back kind of guy as many of you know.
I would also like to say that even being laid back a bit , I mean no disrespect in any way
to this office. I value this club and the honor of being your current President. Although
at times I don’t have much to say in the way of posting on here or writing the Presidents
Letter, that in no way means I am trying to neglect my responsibility or the work that’s
been done in the past by others. I have been privileged to work closely with others in our
club endeavors and it has been great. I appreciate it more then you know. Our Vice
President, Kerry, has been invaluable to me, working together on club business quite
frequently on even the smallest of things for the club. I find too that with the input and
help of one’s spouse, at times, they can help “share” all of the duties that need to be done.
Connie and I are engaged to be married in the near future but she is unable to help due to
her medical condition and up coming surgery. So, in my laid back way, even though it
seems my plate is a bit full at times, I’m just saying “Thank You” to those that continue to
help and support me, and have been patient with me in doing my duties for the club. I will
try to post something more frequently.
Now…onto the activities and events that were “hot times” for our club in the beginning of the
“Summer of 2016” !!
As you know, it has already hit 100* and above here in the Rogue Valley. One of our first
summer events was the North Valley Skills Car Show in Merlin. We had an incredible turn
out even though it did sprinkle more then just a tad bit! I had the honor of representing RVC
at the scholarship banquet that followed in Eagle Point the first of June where Andrew
Downing, a Skills USA student, received the RVC’s scholarship and will be attending Western
Oregon University majoring in Psychology.
We have begun our Friday Food & Cruise with our first activity taking place at Yummy Yams in
Medford followed by Elmers In Grants Pass and most recently added to the list has been an
thoroughly enjoyable evening with over 20 RVC members at The Road House in Medford. We
finished the evening out with a cruise out to Phil’s Frosty in Shady Cove. Our next Friday Food
& Cruise for July is still undecided but a big shout out to Dan for suggesting this kind of activity
for our club! Come on out to join the fun and get to know your fellow club members!
Six of our RVC members showed their cars at the Taste of Summer Street Fair in Jacksonville on
June 4th. Even though it was over 100* towards the end of the day, there was a great success and
the cars were awesome! There was a lunch time meeting during the Street Fair with the Chairman
of the Fall Classic, John Warren, at the Bella Union, informing everyone of the progress of the Fall
Classic and all that is being accomplished towards it being a great success,. We’ve had our first
“Fall Classic” meeting to start things rolling for the Fall Classic as well which will be held in
Jacksonville this year in September. It will be so nice as the cars will be parked on grass at the new
venue. We are ramping things up on our “selling mode” for the plaques, trophies and of course,
“donation mode” too for silent auction and raffle items. The weather, we hope, will be just beautiful
for this event. Here are some of the upcoming events and activities in June and the coming months.
The Pack’s Potluck & RVC meeting, Medford Cruise Show & Shine, Medford Security (RVC provides
the security for the cruise portion of the show), Drive Your Corvette to Lunch at La Fiesta and Cruise
of Klamath. Sande Silva is managing our activities and doing an excellent job! Thank you so much for
your tireless work on new ideas and activities Sande. You can copy the Events / Activities calendar
from the RVC website to keep these dates open to come on out and join the FUN!
A special thank you to Sharon Warren for assuming the duties of Secretary ,of the RVC Club as Jean
Asher has had to excuse herself from the duties of the office due to increased family responsibilities.
Jean has been an incredible Secretary for the club with her tireless efforts in taking the minutes of the
RVC Club meetings, transcribing them and sending them to me for approval before posting them on
our club website. Thank You Jean.
I would like to take a moment to send out my very heart felt prayer and condolences to Don Hoskins.
Julie was a terrific, warm-hearted lady who will be missed greatly by those that had the privilege of
knowing her and having her as a friend. My best wishes for you and your family that time may ease
the pain of her loss but that the memory her smile and her laughter will always be a reminder of how
unique she was. Just know that your “car club family” is always here for you and we look forward to
your return in the future to the club.
Congratulations to all of the Grandparents in our club who have Grandchildren graduating this month.
You have watched them “grow and go” as grandparents….you can be proud of them and we stand with
you in seeing each and every one of them succeed at what ever they strive to do for their future.
God Bless them all.
Rogue Valley Corvettes
Save The Wave
The luncheon at Yummy Yan’s was a great success on the 19th of March,
with about 20 members attending, along with a prospective new member
joining us, Joanne Thickett. Good job, Marilyn, for arranging this gathering!
I would have liked to have been there, but prior commitments prevented
my attendance. Marilyn would much appreciate someone helping her with
activities while Susan continues to recover from her recent surgery. Please
contact her if anyone is interested, as she is also handling the Fall Classic
registrations, which will become much more time-consuming as the months
We hope that more of you will find the time to attend the April meeting in
Grants Pass at Black Bear Diner on the 9th – don’t let tax time steal away a
fun day with your Corvette friends!
Spring is always a busy time for me at the Park, with maintenance and
residential concerns keeping me occupied (we have over 100 residents
there now). Please don’t hesitate to call me, however, with any club
concerns that may arise!
For those members who would like to attend the Memorial service for Julie
Hoskins planned on May 31st at Red Lily winery from 2:00-5:00 pm, we
encourage you to attend with your Corvette to show our club support for
Don and his family.
Happy Easter to all of you….Ron “Save the Wave!” Seering
Wow, Seems like Spring already! Haven’t had the top down yet, but sure could
have several days this month! People are starting to send in their car show
registration sheets already and that is exciting! Our new show venue in
Jacksonville is generating lots of new interest and positive feedback!
We have had some unexpected sad news recently with the passing of Don
Hoskins’ wife, Julie. I, along with all the club members, extend our condolences
to Don and his family; we will miss having Julie join us in our activities.
Connie and I have been very busy with Cobblestone RV park business; there
never seems to be enough hours in the day!
Marilyn and Susan are collaborating on lots of new activities for our members to
enjoy, so please sign up as they are listed. We look forward to enjoying these
new outings together in 2016!
Save the wave,