Governor's Report for May 2016

Mid-Illinois Corvette Club have committed to 2 autocross racing events again this year! Workers are needed for both! Please sign up!! Remember to have your NCCC membership number with you. When signing the waiver, you will be asked to use that number to receive worker points for both events! The dates are June 5th in Taylor, Missouri and June 18-19th in Rantoul, IL. (Please see the flyers for information).

At the April meeting St. Jude was voted to receive the NCCC support for the new raffle program. Tickets are $50 each with a limit of 2000 tickets being sold. The raffle prize is a certificate valued at $54,000 for a new Corvette or a cash offer of $40,000. Tickets will be available at Bloomington Gold Corvette Show in June. The next venue to buy tickets will be at the NCCC Convention in Omaha, and in August at Carlisle. Michele Cantelmo was newly appointed the NCCC Director of Charity. If anyone is interested in tickets, I can order them from Michele.

Eckler’s will accept photos of clubs and their activities for their 2017 calendar. Any photo must be submitted by August 31, 2016. Might be something for our club to consider??

FCOA is celebrating their 25th year for children’s membership. There are 2,413 children from across the U.S., who are members. There is a one-time membership fee of $10.00. Every year each child receives a membership packet. Applicants must be younger than 16 years old. If you have a child, or grandchild who loves your car, sign them up.

Sadly, there will be no 2017 NCCC Convention. The convention was to be held in Bowling Green, Kentucky. And for various reasons, has now been canceled. No one has stepped forward to host a 2018 Convention.

The RMD (Regional Membership Director) asked that we update member information and remove anyone who hasn’t renewed. The membership application has been updated.

The NCCC currently has 18,290 members with 553 MALS, and 249 clubs. The Midwest Region has the largest number of clubs, with 30 clubs. The largest club in the MWR is Corvette Club of Illinois with 200 members.

Guy Larsen, owner of Bloomington Gold, was the guest speaker at the national meeting. He mentioned a lot of changes for Bloomington Gold this year, and asked everyone to consider coming to Indianapolis, June 23-25, 2016 for this event.

Vettes on the River will be held Saturday, August 27, 2016 in LeClaire, Iowa. They are asking everyone to make their reservations as early as possible. They are planning for a record number of clubs to attend this year. Pre-Registration is $15.00. After July 29, 2016, registration will be $20.00.

 

Submitted by

Sandy Arnold, Governor MICC