From the Driver’s Seat – May 2020
Yet another month has passed. Our mighty SCVCC began May with 100 faithful members and as we arrive at May 31st, our Membership Chair reports we continue to have the same 100 healthy and robust members, all eager to rev their awesome Corvette engines for some club activities.
Have you ever driven through the Eisenhower Tunnel on I-70 in Colorado? It’s just 1.7 miles long, but going in and not really knowing how long it is makes it seem a whole lot longer. But then, there is a glimpse of daylight and then the whole sky ahead and you are again on your journey. I have been feeling like I have been in a similar tunnel since March and many will concur they were on the same road. We are seeing some daylight ahead and much of the virus scare in our rearview mirrors now.
Many questions must be addressed as we move forward. How will we transition from the lock-down world as a club is the biggie for all of us to address. We all had our own level of fear in the past weeks as we sorted through the never-ending reporting of infection and death and constant reminders to wash our hands, distance, and wear masks that for the most part kept well people from spitting on each other.
When we get the clearance from the politicians and health experts will you be joining in at meetings and participating in events? It is certainly your choice as your personal health and well being is really up to you and not the guidance of others. My hope is that we will soon resume club activities while using common sense caution as we do in all activities in our lives that have an element of danger. We make life and death decisions routinely and do just fine.
Our club has continued on, even in a remote setting throughout our restrictions with club meetings on Zoom and with a newly added virtual happy hour in lieu of Taste of the Town. It is great to see one another, even on the screen and to share, hear each other’s voices and even conduct club business. The in-person mode is preferable though and I miss the handshakes which are far superior to elbow bumps.
Ballots have gone out for board elections as required by our bylaws. Even so, we still find ourselves short in filling some vital board positions. We can make do temporarily as needed; however I will not give up hope that among our members some will offer their talents to be leaders in this great club. Additionally, membership renewal is now, with your applications and dues payment mailed in NLT June 30th. Some are leaving for moves to other areas, but I encourage everyone to re-up and be ready to roll as we move out of our confinement.
I hope to see you at our June Zoom meeting on 6-4-20 at 7:30 PM. Zoom instructions are forthcoming.