It is somewhat hard to believe that 2019 has passed so quickly. It sees like only yesterday that the C8 was little more than a rumor spied here and there in camouflage coverings. Now, it is almost a reality with some in our midst really excited and others waiting for the dust to settle a bit. So, where did the year go? When you look through the past twelve copies of your Corvette Gazette, we did quite a lot as a club.
First up, Scott Gregory came aboard as our newsletter Editor and we must all applaud his great work in keeping us all up to speed about club events and Corvette news.
The year in review finds reports on all of our routine activities such as Taste of the Town and recognition of our growing number of Birthdays and Anniversaries. Our membership numbers are again maxed out and more folks are waiting for their spot as regular members. The SCVCC continues into our 42nd year!
In 2019 we experienced major turmoil in meeting location decision making and thanks to Vincenzo’s Pizza in Newhall we are again settled in for our monthly general meeting location. We all enjoyed our 3rd annual summer picnic at Steckle Park in Santa Paula and our participation in our community’s Fourth of July Parade as usual. Capping the year, we just enjoyed our Christmas holiday party at the Sand Canyon Country Club as well.
Two three-day events took many of us on the road too, a trip to Julian and the San Diego County back-country and a weekender to San Luis Obispo and the Central Coast. Some of our members even opted for even longer roar trips this year. One took two couples to the 25th Anniversary of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green and the other took five couples to the 48th International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque and on to several national parks throughout the Southwest.
But wait, there is more, lots more. We had mystery breakfast runs, bowling, museums, miniature golf and lasagna. We caravanned to Ojai for farmers market and to Arcadia for the horse races and we participated in the KHTS Home and Garden Show, the Canyon HS Homecoming and the Bunnin Chevrolet Santa Paula Grand Opening. Our club additionally participated in two toy drives this Christmas season, the local LASD Toy Drive and the Toys for Tots event at Bunnin Chevrolet. The local Christmas Lights tour through our community was the finale of our club events for the year.
From my viewpoint, we had a great 2019, enjoying the events the club put together, enjoying time spent with one another and enjoying driving the roads of America in our Corvettes.Wishing you all a happy 2020!