6/3/2012JUNE PRESIDENT'S LETTER
Don’t look now, but we’re rolling into another Corvette Summer – after a Corvette Spring like none other.
What a spring we had as Corvette enthusiasts in the Rogue Valley. Two great Skills USA Car Shows were well attended – we took a nice cruise and had a barbeque after one, and we made new friends with the valley’s Mustang owners after the other. RVC was well represented at Redding’s Kool April Nites and at the Corvette Corral at Laguna Seca. Lastly, many of our members got to see first-hand the relationship we’re building with TC Chevy. It was an RVC Spring to remember.
Our Corvette Summer wastes no time getting warmed up. On Wednesday June 6th the Skills USA students at North Valley High host their Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Auction – it is a last ditch effort by the students to raise money enough for travel expenses to Kansas City for Skills Nationals, and it’s our last chance to help them get there. The dinner begins at 6pm at NVHS and I would encourage all of you to attend. The auction that follows includes some wonderful pieces created by the Skills students.
RVC’s Annual Pack’s Cabin Barbeque is June 9th. Those of you who have attended this event know that Jim and Marilyn open a little piece of Paradise up to us each year. Those of you who have not been out there are really missing a nice day of Corvette driving and Camaraderie – oh, and some great food.
The following weekend is the valley’s premier car culture event, The Medford Cruise. Friday night is the Concert in The Park – a Beatles tribute band will take you back to 1964. Saturday, 500 classic cars will converge on Hawthorne Park. Saturday evening is the downtown cruise – and RVC will make its contribution to Medford Cruise by again providing security at intersections along the route. The Medford Cruise makes an enormous impact on the youth of Southern Oregon, and RVC is doing its part to assist with that.
RVC will be set up during the show on Saturday, promoting the Fall Classic and offering free photo ops for “Kids in Corvettes”. I hope we have a handful of our older cars on site to really jump start this RVC tradition – yes, I’m talking to you, Lori, Greg, Bucchinos, Kent, and Stickland. I know you guys will come through for us and the kids.
On Wednesday June 20th, a new tradition is starting in the Rogue Valley – and I think we should be there to take part. The Rogue Regency Inn is hosting “Graffiti Night” on the third-Wednesday of the month this summer – complete with dinner and drink discounts for car owners, patio dining, two-for-one appetizers and give-aways. Our friends at Rogue Valley Street Rods have worked with Rogue Regency on this – and I think it’s another great reason to get the car out while the weather is nice. Graffiti Night parking is open from 5:30 – 8:30.
The Rogue Valley Mustang owners hold their monthly cruise-in at Debby’s Diner on the third-Thursday each month during the good weather. They skip the month of June due to the Medford Cruise, but they’ll be back there in July. We should join them!
June 29th is Drive Your Corvette to Work Day. RVC has its own twist on this, as we drive to lunch in Jacksonville. If you’re retired – or can get away from work that day – join the crowd for a nice meal and drive through Applegate Valley.
Clearly, our summer is loading up with activities. I hope all of you will get out and enjoy your cars as much as possible. The Rogue Valley is truly a wonderful place to take part in the car culture – it may be the best place to spend a Corvette Summer!
See you soon!
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Written By: Dan RichardsBackList All News