June 2019 President’s Message
Can you believe another club year has gone by? 2018 – 2019 is in the record book and a new year has already begun. This past year was one to remember. The big event was our year-long celebration of our 40th anniversary as a club. That milestone brought us a re-designed logo which lives on as a reminder that we are continuing to move forward as a club.
Speaking of moving, the past year included moving, for sure. Events beyond our control dictated that we move from our meeting location at The Oaks of Valencia to “who knew where” as the saga unfolded. We experienced what turned out to be an unaffordable one-month trial meeting at the Embassy Suites hotel where a nearly unanimous vote to move back to Vincenzo’s Pizza Newhall took place. So, move we did.
Moving additionally was a big topic in the club early in the club year with numerous couples relocating from our fine community and club eastward to Arizona for new experiences in a new location. I hope it wasn’t us who remain who caused the exodus, but rather their displeasure with daylight saving time and all of the clock changes involved. Besides those couples, we have recently been notified of other members relocating to other areas and interests as well.
The move of our now past members this past year has now evolved into more movement in the club. Not to Arizona, but from the membership waiting list to full club membership for Al and Jill Boley, Miron and Judy Kalebjian, Ray and Lorraine Kimple, Bob and Sharon Spierer, Peter and Carrie Di Orio, Jimmy and Robyn Webster, Steve and Terri Romine, Jimmy and Marsha Simpson and Virginia Gregory. Can you believe so many waiting for spots to open?
With all of that said, we remain solid as a club and are moving on track as we complete another great month. We enjoyed our outing to the Nethercutt Museum and the Bear Pit for BBQ. Our Taste of the Town took us to Saddle Ranch at the Valencia Mall for some good time together. Then, the highlight of the month was our third annual member appreciation picnic at Steckel Park in Santa Paula. Picnics are nice and picnics are fun, but they are even better when you get there in your Corvette and spend it with your Corvette friends. June was a good month and a fitting end to our 2018 – 2019 club year
I, along with your 2019 – 2020 board of directors are committed to keeping up the traditions of our great club and serving the membership to keep our focus on having fun together in our Corvettes. Please take time to show your support to our board members when you see them throughout the year. They are: Jim Webster (Vice President), Dan Clarkson (Secretary), Elke Couples (Treasurer), Judy Woodings (Membership), Donna Webster, Karen Jewett, and Don Ceo (Activities), Judy Turkheimer (Quartermaster), Steve Turkheimer (Communications) and Mark Ware (Webmaster).
Our membership is strong and we have plenty to look forward to in the new club year. Keep in tune by checking our website often and I will see you all at the July 4th Parade to get rolling into the new year!