President’s Message

Kudos to Ron and Ramona for the great job they did on the beater rally. Cyndy and I went into it with the goal of not having to take home the trophy for last place disguised as a traveling junkyard. Each year the recipient has to add on another automobile related item and over the years it has grown a bit unwieldy. Little did we know that in addition to that, there was an actual trophy for first place. This was the second rally Cyndy and I did together; the first was less than successful and, at the beginning, this one had the makings of a repeat performance. Once I convinced her to only read me the next two questions, not the next ten, and she persuaded me to slow down and help find the answers without having to back up or turn around, the cursing and gnashing of teeth abated, and we started to click. To our amazement, we got first place. The trophy is just a tad ostentatious, standing about as tall as a small oil derrick. Along with the win comes the responsibility of putting on next year’s rally; big shoes to fill after this year. We had a good time and encourage everyone to participate in the club’s next rally on June 5th.

A big thanks goes out to Dave and Kathy for putting on our first ride and dine for the season. It was a perfect spring day for a Corvette cruze on a well chosen route to fine dining at the Arctic Springs restaurant.

The next thing on our calendar is the question and answer session at Brenengens. This year we will be meeting at the Onalaska dealership on Wednesday, May 18th at 6:00. The service manager has requested that if you have any specific questions, he would like to know them beforehand. Please forward your questions to me, and I will get them to Ian. In addition, Barry Blomquist has agreed to bring his recently completed ‘64 coupe which is featured on the cover on this month's Vette magazine. This is an opportunity to see a world class Corvette up close. The aforementioned events are great examples of the activities we offer our members. The La Crosse area has an abundance of Corvette owners. I encourage you to invite others to join us in our events to see what we are doing.

Congratulations to Mark Swingle on adding Corvette number three to his stable a white ‘77. I know our newest members, Steve and Julie Mace, are enjoying their new purchase a 1982 Collector Edition. Those of you who have been to our house know we have a new neighbor in a new house, and as of last Saturday, there is a shiny new red Z06 in his garage. And yes, I’ve asked him to join the club.

Save the Wave.

Dennis Schaper
RCC President

May 2016 Newsletter - April Meeting Notes

General Meeting: Attendance: Mark & Mary Swingle, Dennis & Cyndy Schaper, Chuck & Carol Britten, Ron & Ramona Callender, Tom Jerisha, Chuck & Sharon Zimmer, Claude & Judy Mosley, Dave & Kathy Fontanini, John & Sue Gesslein, Phil Murray, Jim & Judy Rowley and Jon Cox.

Meeting called to order at 6:08 PM by President Dennis Schaper.

Secretary’s Report: Minutes from the March 20, 2016 was distributed. No corrections were made.

Treasurer’s Report: Chuck presented the current balance sheet.

Governor’s Report: Rally is on for June 5th. Cost is $40 per car / $20 for RCC members. Chuck has two out of town registration for the rally. The rally will start at the Gazebo in Galesville again this year. It will be a very pretty ride. There has been no new communication from the NCCC district office.

Webmaster’s Report: Member list has been updated including our newest members Steve & Julie Mace. Member’s Home page has been updated. John was contacted by Walter Jenkins of the NCCC informing John the NCCC form is out of date. John now has a link to the form so it will always be up to date. It was suggest we use a Go Pro to document the rally. Tom J stated the Go Pro will only show straight ahead where most of his still pictures are taken in the curves.

Event Chairperson:
1) May 14th – May Ride & Dine hosted by Mosley. R & D will leave from the Wells Fargo parking lot at 3:15PM.
2) May 18th – Brenengen Tech Talk Onalaska location at 6:00 PM.
3) May 20th - Ladies Luncheon at Tom Sawyers 12:30 PM.
4) May 20th – Holmen Legion Car Show 4:30 PM.
5) Jun 4th – June Dairy Days Parade.
6) Jun 5th – RCC Rally.
7) July 12th – Rudy’s Drive In Car Show hosted by RCC 6:00 PM,
8) Jul 16th – RCC Car Show at Brenengen's West Salem,
9) Aug 21st – RCCC Monthly meeting at the Callenders starting at 3:00PM.
10) Aug 26th and 27th – Vettes on the River in LeCaire, IA will be the Aug. Ride & Dine. Participants will leave Friday and stay overnight in Dubuque, IA, goes to the car show of Saturday and return home Saturday night.
11) Aug 26 – 28th NASCAR at Elkhart Lake.
12) Sept 10th – Ride & Dine Stibbe’s Cabin in Hayward, WI.

Old Business:
1) April Ride & Dine hosted by the Fontanini had 7 cars and 12 RCC members participant.
2) Beater Rally had 5 participants. First place Dennis & Cyndy Schaper, Second place Chuck & Carol Britten and Honorable Mention Jon Cox.
3) Dennis hosted a Car Show meeting. Volunteers will be needed. The flyers are done and past out to members to post.
4) Brenengen Tech Talk topic will be reviewing a 1964 show car which appeared on the cover of Vette Magazine.

New Business:
1) Thanks to Ron & Ramona for putting together this year’s Beater Rally.
2) Steve & Julie Mace are new members.

Adjournment: Meeting adjourned by Dennis Schaper.

Next Meeting May 22rd at Schmidty’s.

Respectfully submitted,
Ron Callender,
RCC Secretary

Webmaster’s Notes

To see what club events are coming up for the month of May, please check the Events Calendar page.

Check out our Facebook page, a link to it is on our home page.

Check out the Bulletin Board, for RCC Merchandise.

New pictures have been added to the Gallery page.

RCC Videos YouTube link now available on the Gallery page.

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I have added a link to our YouTube Introduction on the Information page.

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