May 2019 Meeting Minutes

Mid-Illinois Corvette Club May Meeting

Meeting Minutes

May 13, 2019

The meeting was called to order by President Steve Rees at 6:40 pm, with members and guests present.   Currently there are 164

members and 93 households in the club.

We had two visitor Dwayne and Carol Allen

Program:  None

Treasurer’s Report:  A detailed report was presented by Peggy Karnes.   A motion was made to accept the Treasurer’s Report by

Bruce Adamson and seconded by Linda Picton..She was accepting and giving receipts for money, Contributions, and Registration

Fees for the Car Show.

Secretary’s Report:  The Secretary’s Report was posted on the website.  A motion was made to accept the report as read by Bruce

Adamson and Seconded by Linda Picton.

Governor’s Report: Sandy reported on the Autocross at the Pekin Airport on 4/27 – 4/28 2019. She reported MR Marcy from

our Club competed for the first time in many years. 

Activities:  All events are on the website calendar.  Rich usually sends a reminder email/invite before

an event.  Please check the website!  A few of the activities are:

May 25, 2019 Mid Illinois Corvette Club Annual Car Show Supporting ST Jude Runners

May 29 – June 2, 2019 “Corvettes at Myrtle Beach Show’

The club continues to grow; there are many activities to participate in.  Before meetings several members meet at Kep’s in

Washington at 5:00 p.m. for dinner.

New Business:  MR Uftring thanked the Club for its continued support of ST Jude. He also announced that they were picked to be

the down state Corvette Dealer for the 2020 Corvette.

Steve asked the members if they had other Charities, or Organizations that the Club might want to donate to. Two were mentioned

C.I.R.T. ( Central Illinois Riding Therapy )

Veterans Honor Flight

No action was taken this yet

The Club has a new Secretary Jim Redmond if there are any errors in this report please tell me and I will try to correct them in the

next report

Old Business:  None

Remember, this is your club!  There are many opportunities to volunteer from serving as a board member to leading an event to

helping with one of our charities. This club wouldn’t exist without you!

Membership Report:  None

 Webmaster Report:  Please email any pictures you would like to have added to the website to Don Karnes at    It was discussed that new members or members who have new or different cars should be updated in the

near future.

Trivia Question: The slip picked for the question had the wrong answer so no winner.

 50 / 50 : Drawing of $43 was donated to The Shoe Fund, sorry I did not get the name of winner will try to put it in next


A motion to adjourn was made by Bruce Adamson and seconded by Tom Stanesa at 7:20 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted

Jim Redmond


April 2019 Autocross Update

Autocross FYI

April 27-28, 2019

Central Illinois Corvette Club (MW-278) Springfield, IL.

Rolling Prairie Corvette Club (MW-464) Decatur, IL.

St. Louis Corvette Club (MW-522) St Peter, MO.

These three clubs held the 1 st regional autocross at the Pekin Airport.

The weather that weekend was terrible! Friday while setting up the course, was cold and windy!

Saturday was cold and raining! Sunday was sunny, but cold. The course was wet and cold on Saturday,

Sunday, it was cold but dry conditions. Times were much better on Sunday.

They had folks from 8 states, drivers as far as Georgia, 53 drivers with 7 ladies in the top 15 of the NCCC,

and 7 men.









#2 Betty Parks #6 Ed Cassel NO.1 MWR

#4 Jeannie Cassel MWR-SECRETARY #7 Howard Curtis

#5 Chris Reitz NCCC-TREASURER #8 Brian Eichhorn

#7 Linda Fairlamb NO. 1 MWR #10 Tom Reitz

#9 Carolyn Samuelson #11 Jeff Craig

#11 Patty Craig #12 Ray Bair MWR- RCD

#12 Wanda Buck # 15 Dale Samuelson NCCC PRESIDENT

But the most exciting news is that our very own Jody Marcy raced! He was amazing and after not racing

for 35 years, he ran the course in the low 30’s. I think his best time was 30.6!

We need your help! Everyone there commented on the location, with all great feedback, I feel the turn

out for our event in September should be incredible!

Thank you Jody Marcy and Bob and Linda Picton for coming out to help!

May Governor's Report 2019

Governor’s Report

May 3-4, 2019

We covered several issues in our meeting, including updated FAQ’s (frequently asked questions) are on the NCCC website, Blue Bars magazine articles recognizing club who make contributions to the community, rulebook change, standing rule changes, sanctioned events and insurance claims.

If you are receiving a “soft copy” of Blue Bars, you will need to go to the NCCC website to download; it is not emailed to you. If you’d like change how you are getting Blue Bars, soft or hard copy, let Tracy Adamson know, and she can change how you receive it.

To date there are 17,867 members in the NCCC with 239 clubs in 16 regions. The Midwest region continues to be the largest region with the most clubs and members in the NCCC. In our region there are 27 clubs, and 2,481 members. Corvette Club of Illinois is the largest club in the region with 207 members. Mid-Illinois Corvette Club is the 5th largest club in the region and the 23rd nationally.

In the recent Blue Bars Magazine there is an article about our shoe fund. If we’d like to submit any other article about the car show, bell ringing, St. Jude Drive, etc. please let me know and we can complete the necessary form.

Please give Tracy Adamson address or email changes. By our September meeting, we will start the process of renewals. Everyone will receive a new membership card again this year.

It was discussed and agreed upon that waivers should be used for any organized club event and any type of competition. The activity director should hold all waivers for 3 years in paper form with a copy being sent to the MWR RCD.

If you want to get on NCCC Members Only website, use the password is 1965MakoShark1. This site is only for NCCC members.

The convention will be held in Denver this summer. Information is at the activity table. The 2020 convention will be held in Indianapolis and the 2021 convention may be held in Bowling Green, KY.

The new Corvette coming out will not be a C-8, it will be called the “NEXT GENERATION”.

If you have any questions, please email or call me.

Sandy Arnold

MICC Governor


Bill proposes single license plate for Illinois vehicle owners

Illinois drivers would only need one license plate under terms of a bill moving forward in Springfield.

House Bill 1623 would allow motorized vehicles such as cars, motorcycles, trailers, semi-trailers, motorized pedal cycles or truck tractors to only install one license plate, allowing for a reduced cost to the state.

“It would save us money,” said state Rep. Allen Skillicorn, R-East Dundee, who is championing the bill, said. “It would save us $800,000 a year because we’d be able to cut our license plate production in half.”

The price to produce the license plates would move from $3.20 to $2.60, but that would not reduce the cost for vehicle owners.

The bill is gaining support from both Illinois citizens and car dealerships.

“The car dealerships are very much in favor of it because it saves time and money installing the plate,” Skillicorn said. “But mostly it's citizen-driven.”

Criticism for the bill considers the ability for police officers to identify vehicles by both a front and back license plate. Skillicorn said that’s not the case with modern police technology.

“Nowadays, police are usually using automatic scanners so they can electronically do that and not have to manually punch in numbers anymore, so that alleviates some of the need.”

With one license plate, drivers could potentially get more miles to the gallon from improved aerodynamics.

“A lot of cars are more aerodynamic nowadays, and also there’s a lot of people, a lot of owners that like the look without having the plate,” Skillicorn said.

To date, 19 states and Puerto Rico have implemented a single license plate law, including the neighboring state of Tennessee.

Feb 2019 Governor's Report

Governor’s Report

February 23-24, 2019

To date the Midwest Region is the largest region with 27 Corvette clubs, 2,435 members, 50 MALs, 25 Lifetime members, Corvette Club of Illinois is the largest in the MWR, with 205 members. Our club is the fifth largest club in our region.

There are 251 sanctioned events in the region this year.

Scholarship applications are available and must be completed and returned by June 1, 2019. To date there have been four submitted.

There is information for 2019 Denver and 2020 Indianapolis conventions on the activity table. Registration for the Denver convention is open.

2018 National Champions were announced at the meeting. They will appear in Blue Bars next edition.

Number One:

Club: Cornhuskers

Women : Jan Gillespie

Men: Jack Alexander

Cornhusker Corvette Club, Omaha, NE. donated $11,000 to the Scholarship/Charity Committee to be donated to St. Jude.

On May 25th ESPN Car Radio, at 10 a.m., John Cantelmo will broadcast live about the NCCC. If there is any note worthy information we’d like him to “plug”, it needs to be sent via email to him no later than April 15, 2019.

Our autocross flyer was approved, the Certificate of Insurance has been returned. Please sign up at the activity table! Because this is a sanctioned event, everyone will receive points, so please sign up early! This event will be easy and fun!

For those who don’t know, I will be taking on a new responsibility with our region. I’ve been elected as the new RMD (Regional Membership Director) for the Midwest Region.

Respectfully submitted,

Sandy Arnold

Message from President Concerning Openings on Board

  • This is your club president, and I wanted to bring something to your attention before our next regular meeting.  We have 1 opening on the Board, Secretary for the Mid-Illinois Corvette Clu We really need to have this filled, to be able to effectively operate the Club, so we're asking that each of you give some serious consideration to helping the club out.

    • Takes the minutes at each regular meeting

    • Distributes meeting minutes (email and to webmaster)

    • Helps keep the president in line

Therefore, I hope you take away that it isn't a ton of work.   It's much more about helping to keep the Club moving forward.  

I know that many of our members have served before, and may feel like they've done their part.  Although I recognize that the Club is as strong as we are because of the past contributions, it is the future contributions we're in need of at the moment.  Whether you have served before or not, please consider helping the Club in 2019.

One final thing - we'll be at the brand new Uftring Washington dealership for our January meeting (January 14th).  If you haven't had an opportunity to see the dealership yet, it looks fantastic.  

Thank you, and I hope to see you at the meeting.


Presenting Check to St. Jude Runners


July 9, 2018 St. Jude Runners Ryan & Amy Jones and their family was presented a check at the meeting.  The money was proceeds of the car show.