President’s Letter June 2018
I wish to thank the following Rogue Valley Corvettes members for stepping forward to distribute RVC “Fall Classic” literature/registrations at recent car show events: Roger Puhl, Tony Wiggins, Morris Chamberlain, Dave Guches, and Karen McQueen. Tony Wiggins and John Warren have also done a great job in promoting trophy and plaque sales for the Fall Classic on September 8th at Bigham Knoll Campus in Jacksonville, but they need your assistance as well. There have been many positive comments received in the distribution of our flyers and trophy sales efforts regarding the outstanding job RVC does in presenting this car show and our efforts to assist Skills-USA as well as the Klamath Community College Automotive & Diesel Mechanics programs. RVC take great pride in assisting these vocational programs for our Southern Oregon youth and we presented $9,000 in scholarship funds to these schools from last years Fall Classic. We expect local TV Channels 10 & 12 to attend Fall Classic 2018 for coverage and interviews as well. Your RVC Board of Trustees have met many times in recent months to insure a successful event and great appreciation goes to John Warren, Tony Wiggins, and Marilyn Pack for their invaluable assistance and extraordinary efforts.
I would like to welcome Bill & Brenda Carpenter as our newest members to the RVC family. In addition, Cal & Donna Garo are expected to be joining RVC in the near future with their beautiful 2003 C5 Anniversary Coupe. Cal has spent the last 27 years in coaching kids in football, track & field, and baseball. He has spent thousands of hours in that endeavor and he’s anxious to be a part of Rogue Valley Corvettes.
The RVC calendar is loaded with events that you don’t want to miss which include Drive your Corvette to Lunch, Day-trip to Sporthaven Marina, and the 4th of July Parade in Central Point. The activities list goes on and on so let’s continue to make those “Corvette Memories” together with these fun filled events. The July 14th RVC meeting is really special as John & Sharon open up their fabulous home to RVC members and we have a very informative presentation by Meguiar’s Products Senior Area Sales Manager, Terry Richards, on Corvette detailing scheduled for that meeting.
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.