Centennial Golf Club – Last Friday Food, Fun & Cruise
On April 27, 2018, twenty four RVC members and 1 guest came out for our last Friday monthly social at Centennial Golf Club Grille. Bob & Maxine brought a guest Maxine’s Sister Patty. We all enjoyed socializing with one another. The service was great as usual and the food and drinks were even better. Several enjoyed the Friday night special which was Prime rib which they cooked one special for our group and it was good. It was fun enjoying camaraderie with one another. We are looking forward to the next gathering.
Rogue Karting, Camaraderie and Lunch – April 21st.
Fourteen RVC members came out for some fun filled kart racing at the fabulous new Rogue Karting facility in Medford. All the racers signed up with track names. Six members decided to race. We had Tony Wiggins (Vfever), Art Peary (Artimusgordon), Don Silva (Bluevetted), Rod Rancik (Old Rod), Jim Pack (Packman), and Morris Chamberlain (Morris). The eight of us who did not race enjoyed watching and cheering our drivers to victory. After the first race, we all ordered lunch and ate in our very nice reserved private room with a view of the track. We all enjoyed our lunches along with the brownies that Marilyn brought to share. Now it was time for the second race. Morris and Jim sat out race number two. Race times were tallied and trophies were handed out. First place Morris (Morris), second place Tony Wiggins (Vfever), third place Jim Pack (Packman). What a great afternoon of camaraderie.
President’s Letter April 2018
The April meeting at Mac’s Diner in Shady Cove was terrific and 41 Corvette enthusiasts were in attendance. Once again, Mac’s Diner provided excellent service and great food. The social portion of the meeting was something to witness as hugs among members were taking place everywhere. A couple of guests were perhaps surprised by what they saw taking place in this group which was actually less than half of our membership. As you all know, these meetings are recorded for the business portion accuracy. There was so much laughter and frivolity that we may have to turn up the recorder to capture a speaker’s dialog. The “Fall Classic” t-shirt modeling by Steve Vedder was a hoot. I think perhaps he has missed his calling in life by not being an entertainer. John Doelger and Kerry Provancha continue to bring humor to our lives with the monthly meeting joke. John and Sharon Warren’s return trip experience from Mexico must be presented to RVC. I think they should have bought burros to ride as the Tundra took a severe beating.
I can’t say enough about how caring our group is for one another and how proud it makes me. I just received word that Kent Colahan’s health issue has made an unbelievable turn for the better. His immune system is low and he must limit contact with others, but communication from RVC membership is very important. A positive attitude is critical in facing challenges like this and Kent possesses that strong trait. A number of us have faced life threatening situations and it really brings to the forefront of what is important in life. In my opinion, it’s God, Family, & Friends. I could write a book on what RVC has done for our membership in the past and I hope that it never stops. Let’s not let trivial issues limit us to enjoying life to the fullest as life can be over very quickly as we have recently witnessed.
There are RVC activities coming at us from every angle and “thanks” goes to all of you who responded to activities suggestions in the recent questionnaire. If you need to get the itch of going fast out of your system, attend the Rogue Karting event on April 23rd. Car show invitations are everywhere. The Rogue River Jet Boat ride from Gold Beach will be great fun, but move fast in securing overnight lodging. There are plans for RVC meetings coming up at the McLeod’s and Warren’s homes and don’t miss those.
There are a number of individuals seeking membership in RVC, so please introduce yourself and offer seating with you at the meetings, or events, if possible. You may be astonished at the backgrounds of our membership. Thank you for all the phone calls and cards regarding the recent ordeal that “ Mother Marilyn” endured.
Warm regards to all