2018 Minutes

MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER MEETING - 9/11/18

The meeting was called to order by President Randy Duncan at 7:01 pm. Randy led the Pledge of Allegiance.  He welcomed everyone and requested that cell phones be turned off during the meeting. There were 39 people in attendance, including all officers except Jae Kennedy.  New members Darrel and Deanna Brown, Gary and Jan Delano, Jim Shahayda, and Dick Speer introduced themselves and were welcomed by the club.  Randy noted that PSCC annual membership dues are $115, which includes $45 for annual membership in the National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC).  However, members joining in September will pay prorated membership dues of $70, which includes the $45 for NCCC. Since 2019 membership renewals will begin in October, the $45 for NCCC paid by new members this year will be sent to NCCC in 2019 and credited toward their 2019 membership dues. (i.e., members joining this month will only owe $70 for their upcoming 2019 membership dues).

A sign-up list was circulated for:

  • DINNER NIGHT OUT: September 20th, Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse at the River, 71800 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270, 6:30 pm.  Contact Joan Lake at 1234jlake@gmail.com or (760) 702-0199 if you're interested in attending and didn't sign up at the meeting.
  • DIVA LUNCHEON and STUD LUNCH:  Details will be sent in an upcoming email
TREASURER'S REPORT:  Kim Singer reported on income and expenses for the period July 10th through September 11th, 2018. Lou Latragna moved to accept the report, seconded by Karen Latragna and approved.  
GOVERNOR'S REPORT: Sam Baldwin reported that there will be an NCCC West Coast Region meeting in Victorville on September 29th. All members are welcome to attend. If you're interested in going, contact Sam at Sam.Baldwin6@gmail.com. 
SECRETARY'S REPORT: Minutes of the July and August 2018 meetings were emailed to all members. There were no changes or corrections noted.  Jeanne Shannahan moved to accept the minutes, seconded by John Shannahan and approved.
EDITOR'S REPORT/MARKETING REPORT:  Diane Duncan, Editor, had nothing new to report.
Garry Dean is going to be filling in for Marketing Officer Jae Kennedy. Garry reminded members that they can view club merchandise and pricing online at PalmSpringsCorvetteClub.com, download and fill out an order form, and mail it along with a check for payment to Jae. Contact Garry at 31bowtie@gmail.com if you have any questions. 
OLD BUSINESS:  On August 25th, Randy and Diane hosted a run to Lake Arrowhead to enjoy the cooler temperatures and have lunch at Lake Arrowhead Pizza. Seven cars made the run, and the weather at the lake was indeed beautiful. A few cars decided to return via Big Bear and Yucca Valley, making an obligatory stop at Dairy Queen before heading on home.  It was a very nice day spent with great company!
VICE PRESIDENT'S REPORT:  Carl Cewinski reported about a new safety product he recently purchased: Roadside Emergency Discs. The discs are meant to replace dangerous road flares typically used to warn oncoming traffic of an accident or breakdown in the roadway. They are waterproof and durable enough to withstand being run over. You can order a set of 3 discs online at 1Tac.com. Sadly, Carl and Karen also announced that they are moving to Tennessee later this month. We will miss them along with all the great activities they've planned and sponsored, and we wish them well in their new home! 

NEW BUSINESS/UPCOMING RUNS & EVENTS
Upcoming runs and events include:

September 29th: TENTATIVE Oak Glen Run with lunch at Law's Café.  Randy & Diane will send details when finalized.

September 30th: Ronald McDonald House 19th Annual Charity Car Show, 8 am to 2 pm at 11365 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92354. Admission is free for spectators and families. It's $30 to register and show your car. Registration forms can be downloaded at https://rmhcsc.org/assets/3038.pdf. Contact Randy at randy@randallduncan.com if you're interested in attending.

October 6th: Cars n' Coffee at Sip Coffee House & Juice Bar, 44100 Jefferson St #302, Indio, CA 92201, 7 am to 9am. Breakfast following Cars n' Coffee will be at the Indio Elks Lodge #1643, 46301 Madison St, Indio, CA 92201, to support the Indio PD K-9 Fundraiser. You get 2 pancakes, 2 strips of bacon and a beverage for just $8.00!

October 7th: Cathedral City Boys and Girls Club 6th Annual International Meatball Festival, 11 am to 3 pm. Sammy's Place will again host the International Meatball Festival to benefit the Boys & Girls Club.  It is a fun filled event with music, raffle prizes, food, wine & beer, games, and a Kid's Zone.  69034 E Palm Canyon Dr., Cathedral City, California.

October 24th and 26th: Palm Springs High School Homecoming Parade and Game. Several members have signed up to drive Homecoming Princesses and other dignitaries in the PSHS Homecoming Parade along Palm Canyon Drive on October 24th at 2:45 pm. On October 26th, members will also drive the Homecoming Princesses around the PSHS stadium infield at 5:30 pm, before the homecoming football game.  For more information, contact Sue Rashford at srash4d@dc.rr.com. 

December 1st: PSCC Christmas Party will be held at the Heritage Palms Golf Club, 6 pm. 44-291 South Heritage Palms Dr. Indio, CA 92201. The cost will be $55 per person. Contact Joyce Sosebee at casamaxemo@gmail.com for details.
December 13th: Edwards Air Force Base Tour. The tour had to be rescheduled from November 28th to December 13th, and several members who already signed up will now be unable to attend.  With the Cewinski's upcoming move to Tennessee, Randy Duncan will be coordinating the event. Randy is going to try and change the date to sometime in early 2019, but until he knows more he wants to keep the December date open. Contact Randy at randy@randallduncan.com if you have any questions.
Mid-February, 2019: Possible Joint Club Event. Stan Moreno met with some members from Corvettes of San Diego and discussed a possible joint get together for lunch at a winery in Temecula. The CSD folks said Corvettes of Temecula Valley might also be interested in participating. Stan will keep us posted on how this develops.

Late August, 2019: 2019 Corvette Caravan to Bowling Green.  The National Corvette Caravan is a celebration of America's Sports Car, culminating in Bowling Green, Kentucky for the anniversary celebration of the National Corvette Museum. Hosted only once every five years, the next event is slated for Labor Day Weekend 2019 and will mark the Museum's 25th Anniversary.  Registration opened September 12th. For more information, contact Randy at randy@randallduncan.com.

The 50/50 raffle cash prize of $85 was won by Scott Peterson.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:49 pm. 

NEXT MEETING:  October 9, 2018.

Respectfully submitted by Ron Singer, Secretary.
9/15/18

MINUTES OF AUGUST MEETING - 8/14/18

The meeting was called to order by President Randy Duncan at 7:05 pm. Randy led the Pledge of Allegiance. He welcomed everyone and requested that cell phones be turned off during the meeting.

There were XX people in attendance including the following officers:

Randy Duncan - President

Carl Cewinski - Vice President

Sam Baldwin - NCCC Governor

Diane Duncan - Editor

Absent were: - 

Kim Singer - Treasurer

Ron Singer - Secretary

Jae Kennedy - Marketing

Joyce Sosebee - Officer at Large

(There was not a quorum of Directors available to transact and vote for club business.)

President Randy solicited guests to introduce themselves to those present. He issued an invite for guest to attend a pizza dinner with members after the meeting.

Sign-up lists were circulated for:

DINNER NIGHT OUT: August 16th, at Trilussa Grill, 68718 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Cathedral City, CA 6:30 pm.  ContactJoan Lake at 1234jlake@gmail.com or (760) 702-0199 if you're interested in attending and didn't sign up at the meeting. Good Italian food!

STUD LUNCH:  August 31st at Louise's Pantry, 73155 CA-111, Palm Desert, CA, 11:30 am. Contact Mike Nichols at aspenca@verizon.net or 760-200-4681 if you're interested in attending and didn't sign up at the meeting. 

DIVA LUNCHEON:  August 31st at Fresh Agave, 73325 CA-111,Palm Desert, CA , 11:30 am. Contact Vicky Nichols at aspenca@verizon.net or 760-200-4681 if you're interested in attending and didn't sign up at the meeting.

VICE PRESIDENT'S REPORT:  Carl Cewinski proposed two future events and solicited participation response.  Western ScienceCenter in Hemet, CA. A small museum of natural history showing fossils and artifacts from the excavated Diamond Valley Lakearea. No interest shown.  March Field Air Museum in Riverside, CA. Two hands shown. A future e-mail blast invites will go out for these local runs.

NCM 2019 Corvette Caravan to Bowling Green, KY. In August 2019, several PSCC members going with five Corvettes, so far. Southwest Section of the Caravan (that's us) has not opened registration yet. Same goes for the local Kentucky hotels. Any interest? Contact Carl.

GOVERNOR'S REPORT: Sam Baldwin announced that he will not continue his tenure as club NCCC Governor for 2019. There will be a Western Region Governor's meeting September 29th. A good opportunity to have lunch and check out how the meeting operates. Governor Sam and VP Carl will be there also.

EDITOR'S REPORT:  Nothing new to report.

OLD BUSINESS:  Randy Duncan reported on the Glendora Mountain Ridge Road run. Five car loads of members had driving fun and ate at Legends Classic Diner in Glendora.

Bill Rashford commented on the non-club Edmonton, Canada run as a result of an invite by members, Mike and Nancy Smith. There were miscellaneous comments on the excellent northern hospitality and adventures to be had.   

Carl Cewinski reported on 59th Annual NCCC Convention in New Orleans, LA they attended. Many varieties of Corvette and NCCC people attended. They participated in a car show, swamp boat tour, paddlewheel boat with lunch cruise on the Mississippi, toured the city on a chartered bus, attended hospitality rooms and ate like true natives. A good experience and had a wonderful time.

NEW BUSINESS/UPCOMING RUNS & EVENTS

Upcoming runs and events include:

November 28th: Edwards Air Force Base Tour. Contact Carl at cewinski@att.net for details.

We might have a run up to Lake Arrowhead on August 25th. Look for an email soon.

Minutes submitted by:

Vice President Carl Cewinski




MINUTES OF JULY MEETING - 7/10/18

The meeting was called to order by President Randy Duncan at 7:00 pm. Randy led the Pledge of Allegiance.  He welcomed everyone and requested that cell phones be turned off during the meeting. There were 30 people in attendance including all officers except Joyce Sosebee and Jae Kennedy.  New members Mike and Martha Guth introduced themselves to the group. 

Sign-up lists were circulated for:
  • DINNER NIGHT OUT: July 19th, at The Daily Grill, 73061 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260, 6:30 pm.  Contact Joan Lake at 1234jlake@gmail.com or (760) 702-0199 if you're interested in attending and didn't sign up at the meeting.
  • STUD LUNCH:  July 20th at Pueblo Viejo Mexican Grill, 81931 CA-111, Indio, CA 9220, 11:30 am. Contact Mike Nichols at aspenca@verizon.net or 760-200-4681 if you're interested in attending and didn't sign up at the meeting. 
  • DIVA LUNCHEON:  July 20th at China Bistro, 45765 Towne St, Indio, CA 92201, 11:30 am. Contact Joyce Sosebee at casamaxemo@gmail.com or (760) 485-4567 if you're interested in attending.  Remember that GUESTS are welcome.
VICE PRESIDENT'S REPORT:  Carl Cewinski had nothing new to report.
TREASURER'S REPORT:  Kim Singer reported on income and expenses for the period June 12th through July 10th, 2018. Karen Cewinski moved to accept the report, seconded by Joan Lake and approved.  
GOVERNOR'S REPORT: Sam Baldwin had nothing new to report.
SECRETARY'S REPORT: Minutes of the June, 2018 meeting were emailed to all members. There were no changes or corrections noted.  Stan Moreno moved to accept the minutes, seconded by Lou Latragna and approved.
EDITOR'S REPORT/MARKETING REPORT:  Diane Duncan reported that our public Facebook page is getting a good following. Social media could become a future source of membership.
Jae Kennedy was unable to attend the meeting; however, members can always view club merchandise and pricing online at PalmSpringsCorvetteClub.com, download and fill out an order form, and mail it along with a check for payment to Jae. Contact Jae at jaekennedy8@gmail.com if you have any questions. 
OLD BUSINESS:  Randy Duncan reported on the annual Fourth of July parade in Idyllwild. Twelve corvettes participated in the parade. The temperature in Idyllwild was much cooler than on the desert floor, and a good time was had by all attendees.
Carl Cewinski reported that on June 30th, three corvettes competed in the NCCC West Coast Regional Challenge Trophy Funkhana Event sponsored by the Pacific Coast Corvette Club (PCCC) of Lake Forest.  Teams navigated a low speed course with various challenges including a parking exercise, a bean bag toss into a trash can from a moving car, a tennis ball swap involving a slalom of traffic cones, a water bottle pop (in reverse without a backup camera) and a noodle squeeze. All of our club members performed well, earning recognition for the Shannahan's perfect score crushing five water bottles while driving in reverse, the Singer's fast time in the parallel parking challenge, and the Cewinski's exceptional performance in the noodle squeeze. The PCCC warmly welcomed us and really appreciated our traveling such a long distance so early in the morning to participate. They plan on reciprocating by attending our Spring Fling Autocross next year.
Mike Nichols reminded everyone that he and Vickie are collecting hotel/motel toiletries to donate to Ronald McDonald House. If you have these items at home and would like to help out, contact them at aspenca@verizon.net

NEW BUSINESS/UPCOMING RUNS & EVENTS
Upcoming runs and events include:
July 14th: Tom Pinard and Hazel Stearns are hosting their final summer "Bastille Day" party at 5471 Heath Court, Wrightwood, from 3 pm until sunset. RSVP to: tompinard@verizon.net  or phone 760-408-2614
July 28th: Glendora Mountain Ridge Run sponsored by Randy and Diane Duncan. There are over 200 curves on this run. The curvy part is 14.6 miles long, and it will be a low speed drive.  Lunch will be at the bottom of the mountain at Legends Classic Diner, a 50's theme diner in Glendora. The total time for this run is approximately 5-6 hours. An email will be sent out soon.
November 28th: Edwards Air Force Base Tour. Contact Carl at cewinski@att.net for details.
Late August, 2019: 2019 Corvette Caravan to Bowling Green.  The National Corvette Caravan is a celebration of America's Sports Car, culminating in Bowling Green, Kentucky for the anniversary celebration of the National Corvette Museum. Hosted only once every five years, the next event is slated for Labor Day Weekend 2019 and will mark the Museum's 25th Anniversary.  Registration opens in September. Contact Carl at cewinski@att.net for more information.

There was no 50/50 raffle held this month.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:31 pm. 

NEXT MEETING:  August 14, 2018.

Respectfully submitted by Ron Singer, Secretary.
7/11/18

MINUTES OF JUNE MEETING - 6/12/18

The meeting was called to order by President Randy Duncan at 7:00 pm. All officers were present and Randy led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Randy welcomed everyone and requested that cell phones be turned off during the meeting. There were 32 people in attendance.  New member Scott Peterson and guest Paul Hulbert introduced themselves to the group; the Singers' granddaughters, Kaylin and Ashlyn Hansen, were also present. 

Sign-up lists were circulated for:
  • DINNER NIGHT OUT: June 21st at The Nest, 75188 Highway 111, Indian Wells, 6:30 pm. The price for their Sunset Dinner Special is $20.95 per person, NOT including beverage, tax or gratuity. Contact Joan Lake at 1234jlake@gmail.com or (760) 702-0199 if you're interested in attending and didn't sign up at the meeting.
  • DIVA LUNCHEON:  June 29th at Norma's Italian Kitchen, 42418 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage (across from The River), 11:30 am. Contact Joyce Sosbee at casamaxemo@gmail.com or (760) 485-4567 if you're interested in attending and didn't sign up at the meeting.  Remember that GUESTS are welcome.
  • STUD LUNCH:  June 29th at The Yard House, 71800 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage (at The River), 11:30 am. Contact Mike Nichols at aspenca@verizon.net or 760-200-4681 if you're interested in attending and didn't sign up at the meeting. 
VICE PRESIDENT'S REPORT:  Carl Cewinski had information about upcoming and future events he discussed under New Business.
TREASURER'S REPORT:  Kim Singer reported on income and expenses for the period April 10th through June 12th, 2018. On April 26th, The Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City hosted a Pasta Dinner and Community Awards Ceremony, at which time our Club presented a check with the proceeds from our 19th Annual Spring Fling Autocross. John Shannahan moved to accept the report, seconded by Lou Latragna and approved.  
GOVERNOR'S REPORT: Sam Baldwin reported that we continue to be the largest Corvette club in the NCCC West Region and our membership now exceeds last year's high. Sam encouraged everyone to consider participating in some of the upcoming events being sponsored by clubs throughout the West Region. On July 15th to 20th, the 59th Annual NCCC National Convention will be held at the Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel & Suites in New Orleans, LA.
SECRETARY'S REPORT: Minutes of the April, 2018 meeting were emailed to all members. The month displayed in the heading (March) was incorrect and was changed to April.  Jeane Shannahan moved to accept the minutes, seconded by Carl Cewinski and approved.
EDITOR'S REPORT/MARKETING REPORT:  Diane Duncan inquired as to whether any members were still not receiving Club emails. Several members indicated they were still having problems. Diane suggested they may be having issues with their email settings. 
Jae Kennedy displayed some very popular logo merchandise: polo shirts in a variety of colors, and two styles of zippered sweatshirts. Members can view club merchandise and pricing online at PalmSpringsCorvetteClub.com, download and fill out an order form, and mail it along with a check for payment to Jae. Contact Jae at jaekennedy8@gmail.com if you have any questions. 
OLD BUSINESS:  On April 20th-22nd, sixteen Club members cruised to the 21st Annual Gambler's Classic Car Run and Show in Laughlin, NV. At the conclusion of the show on Sunday, everyone was invited to visit Mike and Vicki Nichols' home in Lake Havasu or refreshments. Then it was off to lunch at the Nautical Beachfront Resort overlooking the river. A special thanks to Mike and Vickie for hosting the group at their home!
On April 28th, Club members cruised to the Carlsbad Flower Fields. They toured the magnificent flower fields on wagons pulled by vintage tractors. After lunch, they visited the Joe Martin Foundation Craftsmanship Museum which has a truly amazing collection of unique miniature objects crafted from metal and wood. 
Mike Nichols reminded everyone that he and Vickie are collecting hotel/motel toiletries and aluminum pop-tops to donate to Ronald McDonald House. If you have these items at home and would like to help out, contact them at aspenca@verizon.net

NEW BUSINESS/UPCOMING RUNS & EVENTS
Upcoming runs and events include:
June 30th: NCCC West Coast Regional Challenge Trophy Funkhana Event.  Drivers will meet at 8:00 am at the Saddleback Church North Parking Lot, 1 Saddleback Pkwy., Lake Forest, CA.  Teams will navigate a low speed course with various challenges including a parking exercise, a bean bag toss (into a trash can from a moving car) a tennis ball swap involving a slalom of traffic cones, a balloon pop and a noodle squeeze. At least 5 cars from our club must attend to make the club eligible for a trophy. Registration is $15 and must be made by June 28th. More information will be emailed soon. Contact Carl at cewinski@att.net if you have any questions before then.
July 4th: Idyllwild Fourth of July Parade. More information will be emailed soon. Contact Sue Rashford at srash4d@dc.rr.com if you have any questions before then.
TBA: A Glendora Mountain Ridge Run is being planned by Randy and Diane Duncan. More information to follow.
November 28th: Edwards Air Force Base Tour. Contact Carl at cewinski@att.net for details.
Late August, 2019: 2019 Corvette Caravan to Bowling Green.  The National Corvette Caravan is a celebration of America's Sports Car, culminating in Bowling Green, Kentucky for the anniversary celebration of the National Corvette Museum. Hosted only once every five years, the next event is slated for Labor Day Weekend 2019 and will mark the Museum's 25th Anniversary.  The route to be followed by Southwest Section participants is shown below. Contact Carl at cewinski@att.net for more information.

 
 

Carl Cewinski offered a selection of earlier generation Corvette brochures and memorabilia to interested members. Thank you, Carl, for your generosity!

The 50/50 raffle cash prize of $80 was won by (our guest and granddaughter) Ashlyn Hansen. She was one happy little girl! She plans to donate some of her winnings to a "doggy shelter."

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 pm. 

NEXT MEETING:  July 10, 2018.

Respectfully submitted by Ron Singer, Secretary.
6/14/18

MINUTES OF APRIL MEETING - 4/10/18

The meeting was called to order by President Randy Duncan at 7:02 pm. All officers were present and Randy led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Randy welcomed everyone and requested that cell phones be turned off during the meeting. There were 54 people in attendance.  New member Ed McClure introduced himself to the group.

Sign-up lists were circulated for:

DINNER NIGHT OUT: April 19th at Café Casuelas, 73703 Hwy 111 in Palm Desert, 6:30 pm. The price will $25 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. Contact Liz Brannon at lizbrannon13@gmail.com if you're interested in attending and didn't sign up at the meeting.

DIVA LUNCHEON:  April 27th at the AC3 Restaurant, 45350 Larkspur Lane in Palm Desert, 11:30 am. More information will be provided by email.  Contact Liz Brannon at lizbrannon13@gmail.com if you're interested in attending and didn't sign up at the meeting.  Remember that GUESTS are welcome.

STUD LUNCH:  April 27th at Tony's Burgers, 35903 Date Palm in Cathedral City, 11:45 am. More information will be provided by email. There was no sign up list circulated at the meeting, so contact Mike Smith at mjsmith3@shaw.ca if you're interested in attending.

 

VICE PRESIDENT'S REPORT: Carl Cewinski has arranged for a group tour of Edwards Air Force Base on November 28th. Attendees will spend the night before in Lancaster and then be taken to the Base by bus. All attendees must first be cleared by the Air Force for security purposes, and Carl is currently contacting members who expressed an interest in attending to gather the necessary documentation. Carl is also keeping a standby list in case anyone who initially signed up for the tour cannot attend.  If you are interested in attending and have not signed up, contact Carl at cewinski@att.net to be placed on the standby list.

Carl also reported on the April 28th Carlsbad Flower Run. Admission will be approximately $13-$16 per person. The price includes a tour of the flower fields on wagons pulled by vintage tractors. There are a variety of restaurants available for lunch at a nearby mall. After lunch we will tour the Joe Martin Foundation Craftsmanship Museum, also known as the Craftsmanship Museum and Miniature Engineering Museum, that collects and displays unique carefully crafted objects of metal and wood. Carl will provide more information by email.

TREASURER'S REPORT:  Kim Singer reported on income and expenses for the period March 13th through April 10th, 2018. Some anticipated expenses for the 2018 Auto Cross will not be incurred due to a generous donation of tables by Garry Dean and a printer by Liz Brannon. John Shannahan moved to accept the report, seconded by George Hartnett and approved.  

GOVERNOR'S REPORT: Sam Baldwin reported that due to the difficulties that many NCCC members had trying to print the electronic membership cards emailed out earlier this year, they have begun mailing out plastic replacement cards. If you haven't already received your replacement cards, they should be arriving soon.

SECRETARY'S REPORT: Minutes of the March, 2018 meeting were emailed to all members. There were no corrections or changes.  Jeane Shannahan moved to accept the minutes, seconded by Bob Murphy and approved.

EDITOR'S REPORT/MARKETING REPORT:  Jae Kennedy reported that the online order form for club merchandise is in operation. Members can view club merchandise and pricing online at PalmSpringsCorvetteClub.com, download and fill out an order form, and mail it along with a check for payment to Jae. This will greatly simplify the ordering and payment process. Diane Duncan displayed a steering wheel cover with our club logo in the center, made by her son Kevin. This is a very practical item for anyone who has parked their car in the sun only to return and find a scorching steering wheel too hot to touch. The price is $30 and the logo can be trimmed in your choice of colors. Email Diane to order one, or if you would like more information.

OLD BUSINESS:  Mike Smith briefly reported on the March 18th Poker Cruise/Day Family Museum/Ice Cream Social. After the meeting, Mike emailed the following summary:

"PSCC Club had 35 Corvettes and 1 SUV on the cruise that went out in two groups with no incidents….great. 70 members attended (2 were sick and one didn't show) the Day Museum. PSCC Members gave $740 to Loma Linda Children's Hospital. According to the feedback, Day Museum was best showing of a collection we have seen. Then we had lunch at Johnny Russo which given we had 67 members there it wasn't too bad. Service was a little slow to start but got better, food was good but one had warm/cool spaghetti.

On to Doe n Jim's for the final two card punches and ice cream. Special thanks to Doe and Jim for the usual great ice cream selection. The winners were 1st-Vicki Rockoff, 2nd was George Hartnett, 3rd was Gary Boyd from Canada, 4th John Kent and a fifth prized was donated by Gary Dean $1 for the worse hand to Paul Aragon. If we do this again next year, we will keep the two groups and go to two different restaurants just to get better service. Thanks to all for attending."

Mike Nichols reported on the April 6th- 8th Million Dollar Quartet/Scottsdale Run. We had 19 Corvettes participating, a couple of which met us in Scottsdale. Those who drove from the desert on Friday departed in two groups led by Mike and Randy. We stopped for lunch on our own in Quartzite, and then departed in small groups for the last part of the trip. After checking into the Scottsdale Howard Johnson's and a brief rest/freshen up, we drove to the Phoenix Theater and had dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory, two blocks away. The service was less than stellar and we rushed back to the theater for the 7:30 performance. The Million Dollar Quartet was an incredible show with some very talented musicians playing the roles Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. After the show, they continued playing for guests in the theater's lounge area.  Lou Latragna stealthfully retrieved a Million Dollar Quartet poster that welcomed "Vicki Nichols and Friends", and Vicki proceeded to have all the performers autograph the poster (except for the Elvis character, who had already left the building), and all the club members attending. On Saturday, members had a choice of shopping at a local mall and other boutique shops in the vicinity or visiting three car museums. The first was the Martin Auto Museum that featured a cut-away 1967 Corvette with a completely visible power train and frame separated from the car body.  Next was lunch at Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers, near the Penske Racing Museum. After lunch, we had a choice of visiting the Penske Museum and/or Brown's Classic Car Museum. We all met back at the motel mid-afternoon and most members attended the famous Scottsdale Pavilions Car Show before having a wonderful dinner at The White Chocolate Grill. The food was great and the service was outstanding. After a fantastic weekend event, we all went our separate ways on Sunday morning. Thank you, Mike and Vicki Nichols, for organizing this amazing event!

NEW BUSINESS/UPCOMING RUNS & EVENTS:  

Randy suggested that we invite guest speakers to give occasional talks at our meetings. These would be 10 minute presentations on topics of interest to the general membership. If anyone knows of potential speakers, contact Randy.

Upcoming runs and events include:

April 20th-22nd: 21st Annual Gambler's Classic Car Run and Show in Laughlin, NV. We currently have 10 cars registered for the event. Registration is limited to 250 cars, but there are still some spots available so sign up online NOW at: www.corvettesofbakersfield.org/events/gambler. You can also download information about making hotel reservations from this website. At the conclusion of the show on Sunday, April 22nd, members are invited to visit Mike and Vicki Nichols' home in Lake Havasu. We have lunch reservations at the Nautical Beachfront Resort. It's a great way to complete the weekend! Contact Ron Singer at rsinger@dc.rr.com once you've registered so he can provide cruise details as the event date approaches.

April 26th: The Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City is hosting a Pasta Dinner and Community Awards Ceremony at 32141 Whispering Palms Trail from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Donation is $15 per person. PSCC will present a check to the BGCCC with the proceeds from our 19th Annual Autocross. Everyone is welcome to attend!

April 28th: Carlsbad Flower Run. November 28th: Edwards Air Force Base Tour. Contact Carl Cewinski at cewinski@att.net for details.

 

The 50/50 raffle cash prize of $120 was won by Nancy Smith.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:43 pm.

NEXT MEETING:  May 8, 2018.

Respectfully submitted by Ron Singer, Secretary.

4/12/18

MINUTES OF MARCH MEETING - 3/13/18

The meeting was called to order by President Randy Duncan at 7:00 pm. All officers except for Joyce Sosbee were present. Randy led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Randy welcomed everyone and requested that cell phones be turned off during the meeting. There were 66 people in attendance.  Guests Glenn Cox & Lynn Hannon and Chuck Gainan & Jean McNally introduced themselves to the group.  Our newest member, Dr. Jon Franks, also introduced himself.

Sign-up lists were circulated for:

 

DINNER NIGHT OUT: March 15th Dinner Night Out will be held at Chef George's Picasso Restaurant in Bermuda Dunes.

DIVA LUNCHEON: March 30rd, at the Fresh Agave Restaurant in Palm Desert. More information will be provided by email.  Contact Liz Brannon at lizbrannon13@gmail.com if you're interested in attending and didn't sign up at the meeting.  Remember that GUESTS are welcome.

STUD LUNCH: March 23rd, at a location to be determined. (By email subsequent to the meeting, the location is Fisherman's Market and Grill, 78575 Highway 111, La Quinta)  Contact Mike Smith at mjsmith3@shaw.ca if you're interested in attending.


VICE PRESIDENT'S REPORT: Carl Cewinski reported on Canada Military Tribute Day held at the Palm Springs Air Museum on March 3rd.  Special exhibits included a Canadian CF-18 painted in honor of Canada's 150th anniversary, and a presentation on the de Havilland Canada (DHC-2 Mk. I) Beaver favored by Canadian Bush Pilots.  Carl also noted that several PSCC members attended the 2nd annual Petersen Invitational at the Thermal Club on February 25th. Lastly, Carl has arranged for a group tour of Edwards Air Force Base on November 28th. Attendees will spend the night before in Lancaster and then be taken to the Base by bus. They'll see the flight line and view historical aircraft at the Flight Museum. All attendees will have to be cleared for security purposes, and Carl will be gathering the necessary information.

TREASURER'S REPORT:  Kim Singer reported on income and expenses for the period February 13th through March 13th, 2018, including preliminary figures for our 19th Annual Autocross. Joan Lake moved to accept the report, seconded by Debbie Hartnett and approved.  Randy also noted that all Autocross proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City.

GOVERNOR'S REPORT: Sam Baldwin had nothing new to report.

SECRETARY'S REPORT: Minutes of the February, 2018 meeting were emailed to all members. There were no corrections or changes.  Doe Huff moved to accept the minutes, seconded by Linda Walter and approved.

EDITOR'S REPORT: Diane Duncan had nothing new to report.

MARKETING REPORT: Jae Kennedy reported that we are all caught up on membership badges, except for two new members.  Also, the online order form for club merchandise should be in operation very soon. Jae gave special thanks, and passed around a thank you card for member signatures, to Rosalia's Classic Tacos whose delicious street tacos were on sale at the Autocross. Following the event, they made a donation directly to the Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City.

OLD BUSINESS:  Shawn Hyman reported on the club's 19th Annual Spring Fling Autocross event which was held on March 10th and 11th at the Riverside County Fairgrounds. Shawn acknowledged the great work done by Mike and Nancy Smith to make this event a success. Likewise, Jane Gilmond and the Timing Staff did a tremendous job, flawlessly handling 1,275 runs over the weekend. The kids from the Boys and Girls Club were also a great help, working on and off the track. Although we had lots of help on Saturday and Sunday, the turn out for Friday's set-up was poor. Everyone who came on Friday worked really hard and managed to complete the set-up by 2:30. However, in the future, we need to have people commit in advance to working on the Friday set-up. Another big future concern is finding someone to replace Dan Gilmond (setting-up and maintaining the track) and Jane (operating the timing system).  We need replacements to shadow them next year and be prepared to take over their jobs the following year. A big thank you to Shawn and Weez Hyman and Dan and Jane Gilmond for all their efforts in making Autocross the huge success it's been over the years. But remember, without volunteers to fill their roles in the future, our annual autocross will cease to exist.

Randy acknowledged the generosity of Steve, the owner of Sonic in Cathedral City, who for several years has donated lunches for all the Boys and Girls Club kids working autocross. If you're ever in the neighborhood and feel like having a snack or a meal, please show your appreciation to Steve and patronize his establishment.  Shawn also mentioned that we received a donation from Palm Desert Automotive for next year's trophies, and Randy said we received a donation pledge towards our 20th Anniversary Autocross from one of this year's attendees.

Norm Miller thanked everyone who attended his wife's (Rose Kingsley) concert on February 24th. She presented an Evening of Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Indian Wells Theater on Cal State San Bernardino's Palm Desert Campus. Norm will keep us posted regarding Rose's future concerts.

NEW BUSINESS/UPCOMING RUNS & EVENTS:  

Weez Hyman mentioned that she is doing an event with Ronald McDonald House on the 24th of March. If anyone has pop tops (soda pull taps) that they have been saving for Ronald McDonald House, you can drop them off at her shop (Desert Zen Day Spa, 41800 Washington St. #104 in Bermuda Dunes ) and she will get them delivered. 

Mike Nichols also asked everyone to bring in surplus hotel and motel toiletries. Mike and Vicki will donate them to Ronald McDonald House.

Upcoming runs and events include:

March 18th: Poker Cruise/Day Family Museum in Corona/Ice Cream Social. Mike Smith is collecting a $10 per person donation for a charity of our choosing, as requested by the Day Family Museum. The club elected to make it's donation to the new Loma Linda University Children's Health Center in Indio.

April 20th-22nd: 21st Annual Gambler's Classic Car Run and Show in Laughlin, NV. This event will be limited to the first 250 cars registered so sign up online NOW at: www.corvettesofbakersfield.org/events/gambler. You can also download information about making hotel reservations from this website. Contact Ron Singer at rsinger@dc.rr.com once you've registered so he can provide cruise details as the event date approaches.

The 50/50 raffle cash prize of $110 was won by Norm Miller.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 pm.

NEXT MEETING:  April 10, 2018.

Respectfully submitted by Ron Singer, Secretary.

3/20/18

MINUTES OF FEBRUARY MEETING - 2/13/18

The meeting was called to order by President Randy Duncan at 7:00pm. All officers were present and Lou Latragna led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Randy welcomed everyone and requested that cell phones be turned off during the meeting. There were 65 people in attendance. Guests John McRae, Jeff and Jan Slaker, Chuck and Keith (didn't give last names), and former members Walt and Diane Prara introducedthemselves to the group.  

Sign-up lists were circulated for:

DINNER NIGHT OUT: February 15th Dinner Night Out will be held at P.F. Chang's at the River in Rancho Mirage. If you're interested in attending and didn't sign up at the meeting, contactJoan Lake at 1234jlake@gmail.com or (760) 702-0199.

DIVA LUNCHEON: February 23rd, at the Sunshine Café in Cathedral City. More information will be provided by email. Contact Liz Brannon at (760) 898-8300 or Joyce Sosebee (760) 485-4567 if you're interested in attending and didn't sign up at the meeting. Remember that GUESTS are welcome.

STUDS LUNCH AND RUN: February 23rd, to Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant at 55792 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA 92284. More information will be provided by email. Contact Mike Smith at (780) 668-4607 if you're interested in attending and didn't sign up at the meeting. 

VICE PRESIDENT'S REPORT: Carl Cewinski reported on the Riverside County Fair/National Date Festival President's Day Grand Parade to be held on Monday, February 19th. Several club members have volunteered to drive local dignitaries in the parade.

TREASURER'S REPORT: Kim Singer reported income and expenses for the period January 9 through February 13th, 2018. Doe Huff moved to accept the report, seconded by Joan Lake and approved.

GOVERNOR'S REPORT: Sam Baldwin announced that the 59thAnnual NCCC Convention will be held in New Orleans on July 15ththrough 20th. Any members interested in attending are welcome. Contact Sam for more information. Next year's annual convention will be held in Denver.

SECRETARY'S REPORT: Minutes of the January, 2018 meeting were emailed to all members. The Million Dollar Quartet event is being held at the Phoenix Theater, not the Orpheum as noted in the emailed minutes. Linda Walter moved to accept the minutes as corrected. The motion was seconded by Jeane Shannahan and approved.

EDITOR'S REPORT: Diane Duncan reported that we are now subscribing to the Constant Contact application for purposes of emailing information to the membership. She noted that "Gmail" had become too unwieldy since only small numbers of emails could be sent at one time. Also, replies to club emails will now be automatically directed to the appropriate individuals rather than back to Diane.

MARKETING REPORT: Jae Kennedy delivered outstanding merchandise orders at the meeting. Merchandise order forms will soon be online to simplify the ordering process.

OLD BUSINESS: Mike Smith reported on the Dr. George Car Show held at the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens on February 10th. There were 1,056 registered, and our club had 43 Corvettes on display. Jim Lewis' car won a top-end award and Norm Miller won the 50/50 raffle drawing. Jae noted that although the final receipt totals were not in, it appears this year's event raised a record amount of funds for cancer patient support. Many thanks to Mike, Jae, and all the PSCC members who helped out for a job well done!

Carl Cewinski reported on the La Quinta Chamber of Commerce Car Show held on February 3rd, highlighting Corvette's 65th Anniversary. Bob Behlman organized an awesome display of all seven generations of Corvettes featuring notable cars from each generation. The rare C1 on display won an award for Best Corvette. 

Carl also reported on our January 13th cruise to the Lincoln Memorial Shrine in Redlands. The Shrine exhibits Civil War era relics and an original Norman Rockwell painting entitled "The Long Shadow of Lincoln" which was an illustration accompanying a 1945 story by the same name in the Saturday Evening Post, written by famous author Carl Sandburg. 

Randy reported on the viewing of Price Transfer Company CEO Rick Lorenzen's private automobile collection in Long Beach arranged by Stan Moreno in conjunction with the January Stud Lunch and Run.

George Hartnett reported on the Corvette Pirate's Cruise to the Bahamas recently attended by several members. There is a special deep discount offer on next year's cruise (February 3rd to 10th, 2019) out of New Orleans to Jamaica, the Grand Caymans and Cozumel Mexico. However, this discount offer is only good until February 25th, so if you are interested contact George for details ASAP.

NEW BUSINESS/UPCOMING RUNS & EVENTS:

Shawn Hyman discussed the club's 19th Annual Spring Fling Autocross event to be held on March 10th and 11th at the Riverside County Fairgrounds. This is our major fundraising event with proceeds going to the Cathedral City Boys and Girls Club. Shawn asked for volunteers to help set up equipment and prepare the course on Friday, March 9th from noon to 4 pm. He and Weez, and Dan and Jane Gilmond will only lead the Autocross effort for two more years. We need members to shadow them through this period,and learn to perform the critical tasks necessary to stage a successful event, so there will be people who can step into this role in the future. 

Other upcoming runs and events include:

• Lee Egan has spots available for his Ram's Hill Cruise and Golf event next Thursday. Contact Lee if you are interested. 

• Norm Miller invited us to attend his wife Rose Kingsley's concert on February 24th. She will present an Evening of Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Indian Wells Theater on Cal State San Bernardino's Palm Desert Campus. Watch for an email coming soon.

• Ron Welshons discussed a drag race to be held on March 3rd and 4thin Gila Bend, Arizona. It's a rolling start, half mile race open to all types of cars. Contact Ron if you are interested.

• March 18th: Poker Cruise/Day Family Museum in Corona/Ice Cream Social. Mike Smith will provide details.

• April 20th-22nd: 21st Annual Gambler's Classic Car Run and Show in Laughlin, NV. This event will be limited to the first 250 cars registered so sign up online NOW at:www.corvettesofbakersfield.org/events/gambler. You can also download information about making hotel reservations from this website. Contact Ron Singer at rsinger@dc.rr.com once you've registered so he can provide cruise details as the event date approaches.

The 50/50 raffle cash prize of $114 was won by Liz Brannon. In addition, three Corvette books donated by Liz were won by Doe Huff, Debra Hartnett and Alice Andrusiw.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 pm. 

NEXT MEETING: March 13, 2018.

Respectfully submitted by Ron Singer, Secretary.

2/14/18



MINUTES OF JANUARY MEETING 1/9/18

This meeting was hosted by MasterShield Paint Protection & Window Tint at their Palm Desert facility. Before the meeting was called to order, the MasterShield Team provided the club with a delicious Italian buffet, followed by a demonstration of their auto paint protection products.  In September, Bob Behlman had the hood and front end of his 2015 Z06 damaged when a truck he was following on I-10 ran off the road and showered his car with hundreds of rocks at freeway speeds. Fortunately, Bob had MasterShield paint protection installed on his entire car when he purchased it. The Mastershield technicians showed us how the front end damage appeared before removing the old protective coating, and demonstrated how the new protective coating was reapplied to the hood. The protective coating did an amazing job of preventing any hood or front end paint damage.   After the demonstration, MasterShield held a drawing and gave away five $100 gift certificates towards the purchase of their products. If any club members would like further information about MasterShield products, or schedule an installation, they should email MasterShield (kim@mastershieldprotection.com) or phone them at (760) 772-3072.

The meeting was then called to order by President Randy Duncan at 6:50 pm, who also led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Randy thanked the outgoing 2017 club officers for their service and introduced the new officers for 2018. There was a quorum of officers present: Randy Duncan, Carl Cewinski, Sam Baldwin, Jae Kennedy, Kim Singer and Ron Singer. Diane Duncan and Joyce Sosebee were unable to attend due to illness.

Randy welcomed everyone and requested that cell phones be turned off during the meeting. There were 58 people in attendance.  New members Pat Amendola (Roberta) and Howard Rockoff (Vicki) introduced themselves to the group, and our guest for the evening was Dwayne Rons. 

PRESENTATIONS:  Three special presentations were made. Garry Dean received a "2017 Model of the Year" award for his stellar runway performances modeling the latest club fashions during the year. Carl Cewinski received the "Snowman" award for his harrowing run up to Oak Glen last year where he encountered black ice that enabled him to demonstrate his driving skills. And finally on a more serious note, Bob Behlman was presented with a Quilt of Valor, handmade by Doe Huff, for his service in the Navy during Vietnam. We thank him, and all veterans, for their service.

 

Sign-up lists were circulated for:

 

DINNER NIGHT OUT: January 18th Dinner Night Out will be held at Billy Reeds Restaurant in Palm Springs. More information will be provided by email.  If you're interested in attending and didn't sign up at the meeting, contact Joan Lake at 1234jlake@gmail.com or (760) 702-0199.

DIVA LUNCHEON: January 26th, at Koutouki Authentic Greek Restaurant, 73675 Highway 111, Palm Desert. More information will be provided by email.  Contact Liz Brannon at (760) 898-8300 or Joyce Sosebee (760) 485-4567 if you're interested in attending and didn't sign up at the meeting.  Remember that GUESTS are welcome.

STUDS LUNCH AND RUN: January 26th, to view the private automobile collection of Price Transfer Company CEO Rick Lorenzen and have lunch in Long Beach. More information will be provided by email.  Contact Mike Smith at (780) 668-4607 if you're interested in attending and didn't sign up at the meeting. 

TREASURER'S REPORT:  Kim Singer reported income and expenses for the period November 11, 2017 through January 9, 2018. Randy noted that our club supports several charities, including the Cathedral City Boys and Girls Club and the ALS Association Golden West Chapter. In 2017, we also donated to Americares who provide emergency medical relief equipment and supplies globally. Bill Rashford moved to accept the report, seconded by Liz Brannon and approved.

GOVERNOR'S REPORT: Sam Baldwin announced there will be a NCCC West Coast Regional meeting in Escondido on January 20th. Any members interested in attending are welcome. Contact Sam for more information. Sam also announced that at the present time, the Palm Springs Corvette Club is the largest club in the NCCC Western Region!

SECRETARY'S REPORT: Minutes of the December, 2017 meeting were emailed to all members. No corrections were noted. Doe Huff moved to accept the minutes as recorded. The motion was seconded by Sue Rashford and approved.

EDITOR'S:  No Editor's report as Diane Duncan was unable to attend the meeting due to illness.

MARKETING REPORT:  Jae reported that she is now working with our new vendor to supply jackets and most other club merchandise.  The price for monogramed club jackets is $85 (a $10 savings over our previous vendor). For the time being, name badges and hats will be ordered from our previous vendor.  Jae is also planning to create an online order form to streamline the ordering process for club merchandise. Members will be able to download the order form from our website and mail it to Jae with their payment.  Randy thanked Jae for all her hard work, negotiating prices and introducing new merchandise choices for the club.

OLD BUSINESS:  Randy reported that the club received a letter from the ALS Association, Golden West Chapter, thanking us for our $5,200 donation in December.

NEW BUSINESS/UPCOMING RUNS:  

On January 13th, the club will make a day run to the Lincoln Memorial Shrine in Redlands followed by lunch at The Eating Room restaurant and bakery. Space was limited and the run is fully subscribed at this time. For more details, see Diane's January 4th email or contact Carl Cewinski at (310) 341-8273.

Carl and Bob Behlman presented information about the La Quinta Hot Rod and Custom Car Show to be held on February 3rd at La Quinta Community Park, 77865 Avenida Montezuma. The show is celebrating Corvette's 65th anniversary and we are invited to participate. The entry fee for PSCC members is $25 and registration forms were distributed. The sponsors would like to display select Corvettes representing all generations from C1 through C7. If you have, or know of someone who has, a C1, C3, C4 or C5 Corvette that might be interested in showing their car, please contact Bob at (760) 574-7947 as soon as possible.

John Hill from the Palm Springs Cruisin' Association spoke to the group about the Dr. George Charity Car Show to be held on February 10th at the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens. He encouraged everyone to attend and hear speaker Peter Brock, designer of the first Corvette. In addition he mentioned that they are arranging a special El Paseo Cruise Night on the evening before the show. Mike Smith, who is coordinating our participation, noted that we have 37 cars scheduled to attend. However, he has only received pre-registration confirmation numbers from 23 members.  If you are one of the 14 members who have not yet provided a confirmation number, please contact Mike at (780) 668-4607 as soon as possible!

Paul Aragon distributed flyers and registration forms for the 3rd Annual Veterans Car Show to be held at the General Patton Memorial Museum (Chiriaco Summit) on March 24th.

Vicki Nichols suggested a possible weekend run to Phoenix to attend the Million Dollar Quartet show at the Orpheum Theater on either March 16 - 18 or April 6 - 8. If you are interested, please contact Vicki.

Jae Kennedy is planning a Prescott Road Trip in late April or early May. This would be a weekend run that would include either a Saturday side trip to the old mining town of Jerome or possibly a game of Frisbee Golf at a local park, followed by a BBQ at Jae's house.  Jae will provide more details as they become available.

Carl solicited interest in a tour of Edwards Air Force Base later this year. The tour would involve an overnight stay nearby, a bus tour of the Base and an aircraft display. Since security is tight at this active military base, all attendees will be subject to background checks before being authorized to join the tour. Possible dates would be 8/10, 9/7, 10/12, 11/2 or 12/7 at the discretion of the Base depending on availability and a timely submission of attendees' background information. By a show of hands, more than 30 members expressed interest, so Carl will continue making arrangements. More information will follow.

No 50/50 raffle as Joyce Sosebee was unable to attend the meeting due to illness.

Motion to adjourn was made by Randy and unanimously approved.  Meeting was adjourned at 8:24 pm.

NEXT MEETING:  February 13, 2018.

 

 

Respectfully submitted by Ron Singer, Secretary.

1/10/18