September 2017 Governor's Report

Governor’s Meeting
September 8-9, 2017

In 1977 Roger Clancy formulated a plan for the NCCC to be involved with charity work within our communities by sponsoring a Corvette giveaway. The Roger Clancy Humanitarian Award is given annually to a NCCC member who has gone the extra mile.  Two of the three nominees for 2017 are our club members!  Gary Uftring and Connie Durham were both nominated.  Deb Lindsey, Director of Sponsorship, Cowtown Vettes, Southwest Region, received the award.  Congratulations to both Gary and Connie for being nominated!

St. Jude Car Raffle.  The NCCC is selling tickets for $50.00 each for the annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Car Raffle.  The winner will receive a Certificate valued at $55,000 toward a new Corvette OR a cash value of $40,000.  I will have tickets for sale at the next two [September and October] meetings.

Please make sure Tracy Adamson, Membership Director, receives changes in information including email address, physical address, phone numbers, etc.

This will be the first time in NCCC history that the membership cards will be electronic.  Only new members will receive a plastic card.  If you do not have email, let me now and I will print your membership card.

New members only can request a free license plate frame with your membership.  You do have to ask for the frame.

An insurance waiver is highly recommended for events including car shows and drive out/meet & Eats.  When requesting a insurance certificate for an event, allow two weeks for processing.

Currently, the NCCC has 19,028 members.  The Midwest Region has 2,426 members and 28 clubs.  Central Illinois Corvette Club, located in Champaign, Illinois is the largest club with amembership of 209.

The 2018 Convention will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 15-20, 2018. The 60th NCCC Convention will be held in Denver, Colorado July 7-12, 2019. Details to follow.  Save the dates!

January 1 -10, 2018 the NCCC website will be shut down and moved to a new server, GoDaddy.  The Members Only password will change once the website is moved.  I will have the new password once it is changed.

Sandy Arnold, Governor
MWR - 391

Governor's Report for March 2017

February 24-25, 2017

We need four additional volunteers for the Auto Cross. We are cosponsoring the event with Great Rivers Corvette Club, which will be held Saturday & Sunday, May 20-21, 2017 in Quincy, IL. So far, Dan & Sherie Hittinger and Bob & Linda Picton have signed up! This event promises to be lots of fun! Great Rivers is celebrating their 45th anniversary as a club that weekend. They will have entertainment, lots of great food (free to our members), and a great time. Again, we need four more people! Hotel and event details will be sent to me in the next couple of weeks.

St. Jude will receive a check for $7,400 from the 2016 NCCC Raffle.

Waiver retention will be changed so that waivers will be held for three years.

We spent a lot of time reviewing membership, updating information, inventory, etc.

FYI: There are 17,669 members in the NCCC and 240 clubs. The Midwest Region has 2,373 members, with 28 clubs. The Midwest region has both the most members and clubs within the NCCC. The largest club in the Midwest Region is Corvette Club of Illinois with 198 members.

Any question, please contact me by phone at 309-274-3295 or email at

Sandy Arnold, Governor
Mid-Illinois Corvette Club MW-391

Governor's Report for November 2016

The NCCC Corvette Raffle ticket for 2016 was drawn! The winner is from Cornhusker’s Corvette Club, Omaha, Nebraska. Tickets for the 2017 St. Jude Charity Raffle are for sale. The lucky winner will be drawn at the convention, in Bowling Green, in August. Let me know if you want to buy a ticket.

A special thank you to Connie Durham! She attended the NCCC meeting as a guest speaker presenting information about St. Jude. Great job Connie!

We have been asked to co-host the Great River Autocross in Quincy, Illinois on Sunday, May 21, 2017. We need 8 people to work this event. We will not co-host the Rantoul Autocross with Windy City Corvette Club and Corvette Club of Illinois.  

If you are looking for a unique idea for a grandchild, consider a membership to FCOA (Future Corvette Owners of America).  

The membership renewals are complete! We were asked to make sure all information is current and each member has a correct email addresses. 

The National Council of Corvette Clubs, Inc. has a membership of 19,504 and 250 clubs. The Midwest Region is the largest region with 31 clubs and 2,587 members. Corvette Club of Illinois is the largest club in the Midwest Region with 192 members. 

Sandy Arnold
Governor MW-391

Governor's Report for September 2016

The Governor’s Meeting was held in St. Louis, Missouri on September 9-11, 2016. 

I attended the Charity Meeting on Friday night and found the tickets for the St. Jude Raffle are not selling as well as expected. Tickets will be sold until November 11, 2016, when the raffle will end and the winning ticket will be drawn. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, the cost is $50 per ticket. The winner of the drawing will choose between a $40,000 (minus taxes) cash prize or a certificate for $54,000 toward a new corvette. Please help us to support St. Jude!

Last Memorial Day the Midwest Region used track time at the NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green. The region is determining if there is enough interest to return there.

The 2017 convention will be held in Bowling Green, Kentucky, August 21-25, 2017. More information will follow. The convention for 2018 will be held July 15-20, 2018, in New Orleans and Denver, Co. in 2019, with details to follow. 

Renewals will begin soon and everyone will receive a membership card. Beginning next year you will not receive a card. The cost of processing and renewals is $40,000 a year and it has been decided that the cards issued will be used for multiple years. New members will receive a packet along with their membership card. Lost or stolen card will be replaced.

We have been asked for each club member to make sure your addresses and emails are on your renewal information. 

Mid Illinois Corvette Club competed in the National Website Contest. There were 18 clubs competing. 

To date the National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC) has 19,356 members, and 241 MALS. The Midwest Region (MWR) has 2,546 members, 53 MALS, and 31 clubs. The Midwest Region is the largest Region in the NCCC.

Any questions? Please contact me at 309-274-3295 or email at

Sandy Arnold, Governor

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

Governor's Report for March 2016

We were asked to return to our clubs and vote on choosing a charity to support for the new Charity Raffle. The choices were St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Shriners, or Lions Club. We will be voting at the April meeting for the donor of choice. 

Patrick Dolan, Charity Director, has resigned his position with the NCCC. If there is anyone interested please visit the NCCC website to apply.

There is an online registration form used for events and can be used for populating flyers at NCCC. The flyer has been approved by the MWR and will make forms more uniform.

Many clubs have developed a procedure for retaining club documents and inventory. By having written documentation, the club knows what and where documents and inventory is stored.

I have a few Eckler’s 2016 Calendars. Our club can send pictures for possible publication into their calendar for next year if we are interested.

We need workers for our two low speed autocross events! Please sign up.

  • Sunday, June 5, 2016 -- West Quincy, MO -- 6 people
  • Saturday, June 18, 2016 -- Rantoul, IL -- 4 people
  • Sunday, June 19, 2016 -- Rantoul, IL. -- 4 people

 Sandy Arnold. Governor, MWR-391

Governor's Report for November 2015

The Governor’s meeting and NCCC meetings were held in St. Louis November 13-14, 2015.

The Midwest Region Annual Party will be held April 2, 2016 at the William Tell Hotel and Restaurant, Countryside Illinois. Cost per person for the party is $35.00 per person. Starts at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 11:00. Please see information in the white binder.

2016 MWR Sanction Planning Schedule is in the white binder. We will need workers for May 28 – May 30, 2016 in Bowling Green Kentucky, June 5 – June 6, 2016 in West Quincy, Missouri, and June 18 – 19, 2016 in Rantoul, Illinois.  

A Memorial Day Motorsports Park Weekend will be held in Bowling Green, Kentucky May 28-30, 2016. Information and registration for this event is in the white binder. There is a sound limit on all cars during all events.  

Several new insurance FAQ’s are also in the binder. Waivers no longer need to be held for 7 years. All waivers can be destroyed after 3 years if there is no problems. This new policy includes waivers for minors.

Family Helping Family Directory Update: The NCCC has updated the national directory. With many of us traveling, and not expecting issues, this directory could provide support in areas where members might need assistance.  User name: NCCCHelp Password: QFHFnccc2015 If you are interested in volunteering for Family Helping Family helping in our area, please contact me or Denny Luther at

FCOA (Future Corvette Owners of America) will celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2016.  They have asked for donations for goodie bags for the kids.

I have submitted a letter to Patrick Dolan, Director of Charity for the NCCC, to consider St. Jude as their charity for 2016. They will no longer raffle a corvette. Instead, they will sell 2,000 raffle tickets for $50.00 each with the winner of the raffle to getting a portion of the raffle and the charity to receive a portion of the raffle. Details will follow.

This request will not benefit the St. Jude Corvette Drive, Car Show, or Mid-Illinois Corvette Club. The proceeds will go to St. Jude Children's Hospital. 

Sandy Arnold. Governor.

Governor's Report for September 2015

Topics discussed during the Midwest Regional Meeting, held in St. Louis, included:

  • The annual fundraiser will be held in Rantoul October 3-4, 2015.

  • Annual NCCC dues will begin processing October 1, 2015. Please update all information, including address changes, email addresses and omit the last four digits of your zip code.
  • Again this year we will donate 4 sanctions to Windy City Corvette Club to be used for the Memorial Day Race on May 28-30, 2016 at Rantoul, IL.  and 4 sanctions to be used during Great Rivers Corvette Club Event, June 4-5, 2016 in West Quincy, MO. We will need volunteer workers for both events. With 2 remaining sanctions, we may be asked to donate those for the Memorial Day Motorsports Park Weekend to be held May 28-30, 2016 at the new Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, KY. I have a preliminary flyer for that event. Upon approval by Mid-Illinois Corvette Club, I would like to have those sanctions available for use at the Motorsports event. 
  • There are some new FAQ’s in the competition binder regarding use of drones, etc

During the NCCC meeting topics included:

  • Bloomington Gold needs more participation.
  • There have been rumors that the museum is closing. Again, in the competition binder, please review the letter from Dave and Linda Goebel, NCCC Ambassadors to the National Corvette Museum.
  • Information for the Convention for 2016 is now available. The convention will be held in Omaha, NE., July 17-22, 2016. 
  • A proposal was presented for the 2017 Convention. The convention would be held in Bowling Green, KY on August 21-25, 2017. Details to follow.

To date:

  • 18,658 Members in the NCCC (National Council of Corvette Clubs)
  • 30 MWR Clubs with 2,355 Members (Midwest Region)
  • 123 New Members (April, 2015)
  • Corvette Club of Illinois (largest club in the MWR) 196 members

Sandy Arnold. Governor