From the Driver’s Seat – May2019
So, April showers brought May flowers, but what about those May showers? More flowers I suppose, but the weather didn’t slow us down though. The Santa Clarita Valley Corvette Club keeps moving on. A little moisture is no problem and neither is relocating our meeting location. May found us ready to roll, returning to Vincenzo’s Pizza Newhall without skipping a beat. Our host Steve Katz made sure we felt welcome and had reserved Corvette parking laid out when we rolled into our May monthly meeting in near record numbers, with over 100 in attendance.
Our May schedule come off as planned despite the gloomy weather predicted in all of the weather reports. Taste of the Town at the Olive Garden was well attended, albeit few Corvettes were seen in the lot. Mothers’ Day came next with us all appreciating our moms for instilling in us the desire for the niceties in life which should include our nicely maintained Corvettes. Quite a reach I must admit, but I have to remember mom!
The rain continued right into our Weekday Get Away, to the back country of San Diego County with our run to Alpine and Julian. Postponing the event due to rain was an option that attendees voted down unanimously and the trip was on as scheduled. Attendees had a great time together with the extended run that took us out of our usual drive and eat mode. Sure, we had to drive and we had to eat, but road trips are more. They are an opportunity to spend extended time with one another and additionally an opportunity for members to help with the planning of activities along the way and even get outside their normal comfort zone found in day-trip runs. So, there was rain and cold but who cares. It was a great getaway and the Vettes are already cleaned up and ready for the next adventure.
June is upon us now. Personally, I prefer May, but we keep moving forward and I hope there will be a long June Gloom because summer heat cooks my brain with the top down. June will be a busy time for our club though. It is election time for your club leadership. The ballots are out and I hope you all submitted your votes to the Inspector of Elections to make your vote count. Four board members, Jeff Hernandez, Mark Ware, Deana Shaver and Anthony Bachmura are stepping down and new board assignments are pending. Additionally, if I should be re-elected for 2019-2020 club year, thanks for your confidence.
June also is the final month of the current club year and your club dues are now payable to continue your membership in this fine organization. In past years, we had a grace period that extended two months past the June 30th due date for your payment, but this past year the by-laws change decreased that period to one month. I urge all members wishing to continue membership to complete their new applications with all updated information and now, emergency contact information NLT June 30th so our Membership Chair can move forward with determining what vacancies exist for the coming membership year. Over a third of our membership took care of those details at the May meeting.
Looking forward, election results will be announced at the June meeting and our new board of directors will be ready to roll on July 1st. Our third annual club picnic is June 22nd and the July 4th Parade is on the horizon. We need all interested participants in those events to sign-up immediately for planning purposes.
So, June is here, and this old Northwest boy will have to put up with the sun through another summer and look forward to October, but all of you sun worshipers can join me in a period of dry roads and clean Corvettes! I am looking forward to a great June with you all.