President’s Letter – November 2020
I hope you are all healthy and safe…….I miss seeing your smiling faces!
What a year 2020 has been: Covid; devastating fires; choking smoke; etc.
I hope 2021 will be a little easier on all of us. Nobody knows for sure at this point, but it can’t get much worse can it………………..?
For 2021 we can’t make any plans at this time. I don’t anticipate restarting meetings or activities much before June, if then. It probably will hinge on getting a reliable vaccine by then.
We have decided to go ahead with dues collection because through all of this we still have to pay the bills. Depending on membership renewal, if we have left-over funds we might be able to pay for a lunch or dinner for members in the future. We’ve had a number of inquiries from potential new members and Cherie Provancha has responded to each of them detailing our current situation.
It’s November, so we need to start selecting 2021 officers. One suggestion we received from several members was to just roll-over 2020 officers to next year. If you agree that this is best way to go, please let Cherie or me know. If you would like to be an officer let us know that too.
The last business item I have is our Skills Program donation. We have $3,000.00 left to distribute, but it probably won’t happen until next school year. Most classes are being conducted remotely at this time, so our donation will have to wait. Also, we need to decide if we want to continue with the Klamath Falls portion of the program as we no longer have any Klamath Falls members. Let Cherie or I know your thoughts on this.
I sincerely hope you will all continue to support Rogue Valley Corvettes through these trying times. We are a great group of people, and we always have a lot of fun when we are able to get together, and that will be soon I hope. In the meantime, please stay safe and keep in touch!
Don Silva, RVC President
We are sorry to announce all future 2020 events have been cancelled due to covid-19
When we think it is safe again, we will post new upcoming events.
President’s Letter – June 30, 2020
I hope you are all healthy and well.
This second quarter of 2020 has been unique to say the least. The Covid-19 virus has put a damper on most of the activities we normally do, with no end in sight!
It has been decided that we will cancel all indoor activities for the rest of the year. This includes indoor meetings, dinners, lunches, and our annual Christmas party. If this virus miraculously disappears, we can always re-evaluate this decision.
We have been able to schedule some outdoor activities starting this month. We had lunch and a ride to Galice Resort, a picnic at Galesville Reservoir, and the Kush’s annual “Drive Your Corvette to Lunch” event. Each outing had respectable turnouts.
For July, we have an outdoor meeting and B-B-Q at the Danner home, and a lunch ride to Brookings. If there is enough interest, we can probably put together some more rides/lunches that are outside. Let us know what you think, or if you have some suggestions, and we’ll try to put something on the “to do” list. I had to cancel our now annual lunch at Steamboat Inn on the Umpqua river due to lack of sign-ups, but I can reschedule it if there is enough interest.
I will try to keep everyone up to date if there are any changes or additions to the future schedule. Stay safe and healthy!!
Don Silva, President RVC
President’s Letter – March 17, 2020
Hello RVC members and other interested folks!
The year of 2019 ended with a great gathering of our members at Rogue Regency Hotel for our annual Christmas party. A good time was had by all who attended.
2020 started off with a well-attended January meeting at Black Bear Diner in Medford followed by an equally well attended February meeting at Mac’s Diner in Shady Cove.
Then we went into a tail-spin with the announcement of the Corona-Virus (Covid-19), and we’re still in its grip. The March meeting was cancelled and last Friday was called off. We don’t have any idea at this time how long this threat will last. Information/Disinformation concerning the duration and severity of measures being put in place abound in the news coverage we’re receiving.
In light of all that’s going on right now, we are in a total holding pattern. All meetings and activities are suspended until further notice. I and the other Officers and Board members will try our best to keep you informed of RVC developments as they arise.
Stay safe out there, and be careful!!