President's Message

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President’s Message December 2019

The holiday season is upon us and I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving. I was lucky enough to spend the day with family and those times are more important to me than ever. Major weather systems affected much of the country and I know many of you saw either heavy rain, snow, and/or ferocious winds. Christmas will be here before we know it and perhaps the weather will be just a bit milder.


The last NCCC Governors meeting of the year was held November 9th in St Louis, MO. We had the honor of having a guest speaker, Dr Sean Preston, President and CEO of the National Corvette Museum. Sean told us a little about himself and gave us an insight into what is happening at the museum and also a look into some plans for the future. I think everyone agreed that the presentation was excellent and we all had a chance to socialize a bit with Sean. If you are a member of the National Corvette Museum (and I know many of you are), thank you for your support. If you are not a member, please consider joining.


The results of the recent election for NCCC officers was also announced at the November meeting. The results are as follows: Vice President of Competition - Bill Docherty, Secretary - Rita Robison, Business Manager – Jim Walton, and Sergeant at Arms – Debbie Schaffer. Congratulations to all.


I hope that you will all join me in saying thank you to two officers who are leaving the board at the end of this year. Joe Eller has served as Vice President of Competition for the last two years. This is probably one of the most demanding jobs in NCCC. Dave Heinemann has served four years as NCCC president and then one year as past president. This organization only works because of the many volunteers who so willingly give of their time and talents. Thank you Joe and Dave for your service.


Over the last several months, the NCCC Charity Committee has been busy raffling sets of tires to help raise funds for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. You have one more chance to donate to a very worthwhile cause and perhaps win a set of tires. Details can be found at: [https://www.corvettesnccc.org/Charity/FreeTiresForm.pdf.](https://www.corvettesnccc.org/Charity/FreeTiresForm.pdf.) 


Over the next couple of winter months, many of you will be putting together your calendar for 2020. Please remember the NCCC National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. The dates are July 5th through July 10th. Registration will open February 1st. The convention offers something for everyone from parties and social events, tours and trips, and competitive events. There is always plenty to see and do in Indianapolis. I hope to see you there!


That’s all for now, 

Save the Wave, 

Dale Samuelson 

NCCC President