From the Driver’s Seat – April 2022
April showers bring May flowers as the saying goes. So too in our Santa Clarita Valley Corvette Club. We started the month with a great turnout at our monthly business meeting at Santa Clarita Lanes with 60 in attendance. You can read all about it in the following pages here in our gazette, but I want to mention a couple highlights. We haven’t seen Fred and Teresa Zullo in some time but they both joined us in April, giving me the opportunity to present Fred with his overdue 10-year pin. The other special moment in the meeting was welcoming Sarah Stokes to our club as an honorary member and naming her as Club Baker for treating us all with her homemade cookies.
Following Easter, April included a well-attended Taste of the Town at Red Lobster where I especially enjoyed the fish and chips. A great call by Activities once again. On 4-23, we had nineteen Corvettes and even more people eager for the mystery run show up at our start point at Kohls, off CA 14, to sign in and roll northward to our unknown destination. Nineteen Corvettes caravanning on a Saturday morning was a beautiful sight. With a quick pit in Mojave, we changed course to westbound CA 58 and into Tehachapi where we had a room reserved at Big Papa’s Steakhouse and Saloon. No fish for me that day, the burger was terrific! We are definitely more than drive and eat though and local attractions were scheduled for after lunch. Both the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum and the Tehachapi Loop, one of the 7 wonders of the railroad world, were suggested stops. Tehachapi is a great destination, centrally located, 100 miles from everywhere.
May is here though and we are starting the month with participation in the annual Home and Garden Show at Central Park on May 1st. A week later, we are invited by Bunnin Chevrolet Santa Paula and GM to an introduction of the 2023 ZO6, lunch provided too. A run to The Old Place on May 15th has limited space and sign-up are closed. Then once again we will conduct a food drive to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry at Sam’s Club on May 21st. Come join us for this worthy cause.
There is even more to put on your calendar. The Monterey Coast Corvette Cruise is coming in June as is our club summer picnic. The Santa Clarita July 4th Parade is back. There will be plenty to do in the summer months and be sure to mark December 10 on your calendar for our Christmas party.
Nominations for our board positions election for 2022 – 2023 will conclude at our May General Meeting. This will be your opportunity to assure the club continues to have great leadership in the new year. Ballots will be available in your email, and I urge all to vote during May. Your new board will be announced at the June Meeting. This is your chance to help shape things for our club in the months and years to come. I have enjoyed being in leadership on your board since 2010 and look forward to you sharing your talents and assuming the reins in the years to come.
I hope to see you all at Santa Clarita Lanes at our May General Meeting and on the road too. Our Corvettes are made to be driven, and hey, Save the Wave!