From the Driver’s Seat – September 2020
September is another month that has snuck by us as we go about our lives in the sixth month wondering what might be deemed essential. Most of us have adjusted to the requirements we must adhere to and now, without really thinking of a possible danger, we make sure we are equipped with some sort of face covering before we leave home. We have endured over 200 days of our 15-day “safer at home” guidance and we are now into October.
During the past 30 days, I have again noticed that I have time to read and to even research things I have not known previously, even about the month of September. We all know September is the ninth month on our calendar, even though its name means “seventh month”. But, did you know that September starts on the same day of the week as December every year. Also, it does not end on the same day of the week as any other month in the year. You have all of October now to check that trivia out.
Our September General Meeting once again took place on Zoom on September 3rd. Thanks for bearing with me then as I tried to make it happen all the way from Wyoming with a spotty Wi-Fi connection. As always, it was great to see everyone, including our new secretary, Connie Ceo as she presented her first secretary report. Our board members continue to work hard to keep our club going and with your continued indulgence we will be fine as a club when we pass from purple to red and then to orange and yellow. While those are all terrific colors for Corvettes, I am going to adopt yellow as my new favorite color.
Fortunately, we continue to do well with Zoom as the mode to conduct our monthly meeting. We can make it happen in any weather, during Daylight Saving Time or in Standard Time, but seriously, we need to meet in person. With cooler and darker weather coming and maybe with some precipitation included, parking lots will not be an ideal meeting location. We need a roof. Let’s discuss this at our next Zoom meeting with whatever ideas YOU have.
Our September Thursday Maintenance Meeting was once again well-attended, and even though the sun is setting a lot earlier, our time together was outstanding and no one was in a hurry to eat and run. As far as maintenance, I spent some time looking after my personal tire air pressure that evening and learned the following morning a cracked rim was the problem. You can read about it here in the Gazette. This is a great place to practice your writing skills and put together an article for Scott Gregory to publish.
Activities are beginning to be a reality again and I urge you all, at your own level of PPE, to join us in upcoming runs and events. Our Corvettes are built to be driven and our social well-being cries out for us to get together. Links to our October Zoom General Meeting will be sent soon, so see you there.