2018 Minutes


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.


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.