North Valley High School, Grants Pass, recently sent 40 students to the SkillsUSA State Competition in Portland. The group demonstrated their ability to compete in a first class way – they had 8 students win Gold Medals, 3 students win Silver Medals, 2 students win Bronze Medals and 5 students earned 5th place in their category. Congratulations to each and everyone of them and also to their teacher, Mr. Ken Klumpp.
The 8 Gold Medalists are now eligible to compete in the National Competition. In order to help raise funds for this trip, they are holding a Spaghetti Dinner and Auction on June 6th, 6 pm at the High School (6741 Monument Drive). Colleen and Bruce Tozer will be hosting a RVC table at the Dinner Auction. For more information you can contact Ken Klumpp at 541-441-1212 Everyone is invited.
Saturday, April 14th, kicked off the 2012 season for RVC members at North Valley High School’s annual car show where we had a strong showing of 20 beautiful corvettes (and one classic Chevy). RVC came away with two trophies and one plaque. The SkillsUSA kids did a wonderful job and had a great turn out with a wide variety of cars. They showcased their ‘works of art’ in the silent auction and had a crafts show going on in the gym. We were told at the end of the day that they raised $2,000 which will help them as they leave Thursday for Portland to compete in the State Competition.
At the end of the car show we headed out for a cruise along the Rogue River, driving down past Galice Resort and into the “Wild and Scenic” section of the river. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day for members to take the cars out and have a bit of fun driving. Upon our return to the school we were joined by even more members and we held RVC’s monthly meeting, followed by a BBQ and pot luck with plenty of food for everyone to enjoy.
We couldn’t have asked for a better day to start the season; sunshine, good food, good friends and great cars!
Make sure to visit the Gallery to view the pictures.
Contributed by Colleen Tozer
Seven alternative vehicles and one Corvette headed north for lunch at Wolf Creek Inn. Gard and Norma (the only Corvette), Dave and Linda, Morris and Virginia, Candy and sister Darlene, Joe and Dianne, Bruce and Colleen ,Ron and Diana, Greg Danner and Jim and Marilyn attended the luncheon. Since was St Patrick’s Day, the special was corn beef and cabbage. Some members had the special and others ordered off the menu. We all thought the food was outstanding. Jim’s surprise for the day, which we all expected, was a drive to Baskins Robbins in Grants Pass, We all enjoyed the beautiful day it turned out to be.
Contributed by Marilyn Pack
As a former college basketball coach, I think teamwork is a thing of beauty.
At last month’s Southern Oregon Rod and Custom Show, Rogue Valley Corvettes showed as much teamwork as the great UCLA Dynasty teams of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Coach Wooden would have been proud.
The Rod and Custom Show is the region’s grandest indoor car event, and RVC’s drive-in theater-themed club display was a tremendous hit. Many of our club members teamed up to make it happen.
Morris and Virginia loaned us our theater ‘screen’ – whom else has a spare 65” TV? Dave Stickland’s Red Elk Enterprises paid for the black back-drop that gave us the dark-of-night look we needed. John Bucchino created speakers for each car that were outstanding. Car owners Lori Hale, Greg Danner, Kent and Barbara Colahan and the Bucchinos brought their cars to the event. And on the days we had to set-up and tear-down the display, we had almost more help than we needed. Besides the Bucchinos and Danner, we also had Ron Seering, Dave Guches, Morris and Stickland helping out.
We didn’t set any picks or trap at the wings, but it was a thing of beauty.
Our friends at Rogue Valley Street Rods appreciated our club display and all of our members who volunteered their time to assist with the show. RVC’s dedication to our Community shined brightly. I, for one, talked to hundreds of people who stopped by who were impressed not only with our cars and our display, but with our contributions to Skills USA.
To those of you who provided cars – thank-you. And to those of you who made the display possible – thank-you. And to those who volunteered your most precious resource – time – I thank-you, too.
Spring is in the air. Warmer temperatures and my sinuses prove that.
As the weather gets (hopefully) progressively better, let’s keep our eyes and ears open for windows of opportunity – chances for spur-of-the-moment Corvette cruises that can be pulled off with a few phone calls and emails. Anyone can initiate a spur-of-the-moment cruise. Anyone – even you.
On March 17th, RVC Events Czar Marilyn Pack will lead our band of merry Corvette enthusiasts to Wolf Creek for a lunch-run. I hope you and your Corvette will join us.
Rogue Valley Corvettes