From the Driver’s Seat – September 2021
Sixteen months after California was ordered to cease gathering, our club emerged from virtual and temporary meeting situations to what appears to be a very satisfactory meeting location. This past month we gathered with 56 attendees in the Vincenzo Room at Santa Clarita Lanes on Soledad Road for our August General Meeting. Parking was great, food and beverage were available, there was plenty of seating and there was excellent air conditioning on a hot summer day. Our attendees were surveyed and an abundance of favorable responses were noted. Our next step will be for the board to determine if this is indeed THE place. Will “Drive, Bowl and Meet” become our new motto? Come to our September meeting and find out.
With of our administrative membership and board election business for the new club year complete as well as the search for a meeting location likely done as well, it is time to fire up our Corvettes and get back on the road. In August, many of us enjoyed an evening out for a pleasant outdoor movie night that topped off a potluck dinner. A terrific way to spend a “hot August night”. Out monthly Taste of the Town was also well attended with good company and good food in Oldtown Newhall. If you missed these events, you missed some good times. I say let’s keep it up and keep getting back together as we are doing and make sure our club remains the place to be as we roll into our 43rd year.
September 11th took on an important meaning twenty years ago and it remains to be seen what this year’s anniversary will bring. Currently our Activities team has a run to the Reagan Library planned for that day this month with lunch at the Junkyard following. Hope and pray this will be a happy day for us all. Other local events will commemorate the day if you cannot make it on the run, even a free Patriot Day Car Show and Breakfast sponsored by KHTS at the Higher Vision Church parking lot on the Old Road from 8 AM to Noon. Later in the month, several members will head to Arizona for the Prescott Vette Sette Car Show as well. There’s plenty to do so, I say fire up those Corvettes and let’s see one another in person again.
The newsletter was once again put together by the substitute editor and thus far there hasn’t been any outpouring of help with articles or photos. Let’s make September the month that changes.
I am looking forward to getting together in our new local meeting site and anticipate our numbers continuing to rise. Be sure to mark September 2 on your calendar and join us at Santa Clarita Lanes for our next meeting. The meeting begins at 7:30, so come earlier if you can to catch-up with you Corvette friends.
See you there!