What a month August turned out to be. We gained 5 new members since the last meeting. Our club is now up to 174 members. The cruise to the Farmer’s Grocery in Grace, MS on 22 August was a great trip with some great curvy Corvette roads. We made the trip there in great form and had a tremendous meal. We had one of our largest turn outs to date with 40 great Corvette Folks and 19 beautiful Corvettes in the caravan. Joel and Susan Smith did a fantastic job planning and executing the event.
As we said at our last meeting, the MS Corvette Classic turned out to be our best show yet. We presented the check to DFM for $ 25,500 during our September meeting. Several of the folks from the Diabetes Foundation of MS were on hand to accept the check and express their appreciation for a job done well. We had one of our largest turn outs ever for a club meeting. We really have something to be proud of in nearly doubling the amount we made at the last MS Corvette Classic. The folks at the DFM are really great folks and are working for a tremendous cause.
We have a trip planned for the cruise to the Chunky Shoals Fish Camp in Chunky, MS on 26 September. It sits right on the Chunky River. In addition to their regular menu of fish, seafood and steak and in honor of the owner’s deceased mother who was of German descent, they will be celebrating Oktoberfest with German food on the menu. Susan Tutor-Smith will be our Cruise Captain for the event. This is always a great opportunity for a great drive with plenty of food, fun and fellowship.
Don’t forget about the car shows in Slidell, LA and the Gulf Coast in October and November. We need to have as many as we can to attend these shows as they are responsible for a great deal of the success of our MS Corvette Classic. We need to support them in the manner in which they support us. It will be a fun time for all and the good part is they have to do all the work.
Our new meeting locations still seem to be going well. We have some more on the horizon and will still use a few of our old favorites. We are still working on a number of drives for this year and just have to put dates on them. If you have any ideas for drives or places to meet please let April Owens know so we can check them out.
Whoever said “Money cannot buy happiness”, never owned a Corvette.”