Vice President Kurt Meier (859) 781-4607
Secretary Stan Bond (859) 525-6479
Treasurer Dorothy South (859) 441-8182
President Doug Schwegman called the meeting to order and thanked everyone for attending the meeting at the Restoration Station. Those in attendance were: Doug Schwegman, Kurt Meier, Dorothy South, Stan & Rita Bond, Jon Hanas, Larry Alford, Jim & Pat Bischoff, Dan Aseere, Chip Schwegman, Mike Studer, Jeff Sluder, Doc Schwegman, Jerry Sizemore and Larry Kidney.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT: Doug Schwegman
A special thanks to Larry Alford who volunteered to get a bus and drive us to the Restoration Station in Springboro, Ohio. It was greatly appreciated by those on the bus and all had a great time. However, two of our members were late getting there due to missing the bus in Fort Thomas.
SECRETARY’S REPORT: Stan Bond -There was no corrections or additions to last month’s newsletter.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Dorothy South reported after making this month’s deposits and expenditures we broke about even.
NKYVETTE REPORT: Jon Hanas reported that he used the e-mail phone system for the bus trip and it worked pretty well. We did not get a 100 percent response and we need to refine it a little bit and try to get better responses. We are going to use the e-mail phone system for the meetings and upcoming events so that everyone is aware of what is going on.
Jon said he tried to move to a different server and it didn’t work out so we are back to the same server as before. If you have any problems getting on the website, e-mail him and he’ll try to keep track of it. He almost has the yearly calendar done that came out in the Newsletter and will be putting it on the website. He has also put the clothing on the website so you can see the clothing that will be available to order at the next meeting. If anyone has an e-mail address that Jon does not have, please let him know and he will make sure it gets on his list.
Jon also asked that everyone try to bring their Corvette (weather permitting) to the April meeting at the Roadhouse and he take individual pictures of each car with the banner in the background. That way we can have a consistent picture of everybody’s car. The easiest way to do this is before the meeting. If you do not bring your car to the April meeting, he will be available at the May meeting also to take pictures. The possibility of the group club picture is still being looked into.
A big thanks to Jon for all his hard work, time and effort he is putting into the different projects for our club. You are greatly appreciated.
VICE PRESIDENT’S /ACTIVITIES REPORT: Kurt Meier
August 12 Northern Kentucky Speedway Event - Fred Macke sent me a telephone message that the Corvette club has been confirmed for pre-race activities for August 12 at the Kentucky Speedway. Fred has indicated that the track wants to have one car of every year represented and that is quite a task. A possibility of having other Corvette clubs involved in the event is being looked into. There are a lot questions that will have to be worked out in the coming months for this project. If anyone has any good ideas on how to make this a worthwhile event, please let us know or if anyone would like to be on the committee to plan this event, please contact any of the officers. Instead of having the Founder’s Day Run this year, we may merge it with the August Speedway deal event.
I think Fred Macke deserves special recognition for pulling this off! Only Freddie could get a bunch of corvettes on a nationally televised race. A major league track whose Sponsor is F.ix O.r Repair D.aily (couldn’t get myself to say the ‘F’ word.)
April 10 – Monthly meeting at the Roadhouse
Chip Schwegman is working on Thunder over Louisville, which is the week before the Vocational School Car show.
April 19-21 - Jon Hanas - C5 Birthday Bash Let Jon know if you are interested in attending this event.
April 21 - will be the Campbell County Vocational School Car show in Alexandria that will benefit the Vocational School. If you plan to attend this event, please contact Dorothy South so she can make arrangements for a block of parking spaces so we can be together as a group.
May 8 – Monthly meeting at the Roadhouse
May 16 – Cruise-in at Frisch’s
May 20 – Pyramid Hill Road Rally – Jon Hanas is sponsoring an outdoor sculpture garden and museum trip outside of Oxford, Ohio. Sign up sheet will be available at the April meeting. It sounds like a really neat trip, as we will be driving through the sculpture garden. Jon is working on the details for this trip and more information will be available at the April meeting.
June 1,2,3 – Bowling Green Homecoming
June 8,9,10 – Road racing at Mid Ohio. - Doug is working on this event
June 12 – Monthly meeting at the Roadhouse
June 16 - The River City Corvette Club Car Show out of Louisville - proceeds to benefit Hospice and Wayside Christian Mission. Held at Bockman’s Chevrolet at I-64 at Hurstbourne Lane on the east end of Louisville. Chip Schwegman will be looking into this event. More news will be available at the April meeting.
June 22,23,24 – Bloomington Gold - Dan Aseere said that he does not have any extra rooms available. If anyone is interested in going, you will have to find your own lodging. Dan has a booklet with the applications and information on rooms that might be available if you are interested. Kurt said that the nice part about the Bloomington show this year is that the Straight Axle Corvette Club’s National Convention is going to be in Bloomington at the same time as the Bloomington Gold show. There should be a lot more of the earlier cars for those interested in them.
A note of thanks to Kurt for putting together the last two road tours during the winter month. It is good to take these kinds of trips when we don’t really want to take our cars out; yet we can learn something about other cars.
CLOTHING COMMITTEE: – Dan & Diane Aseere and Jon & Cathy Hanas ordered some clothing from Lands End with the logo on them to see how they would look. They picked out a black wind shirt with a coordinating cap and a stone colored shirt to go along with it. You can see the clothing and order form on our website at NKYVETTE.com. If you plan to order the clothing at the next meeting, you must pay by check (no cash or credit cards allowed). If we send an order with less than six pieces, there will be an extra charge for each piece. Please pass the word around so we can plan to place an order at our April meeting.
Special Note: We wish to extend out deepest sympathy to Evelyn Wilson whose mother passed away during this past month.
FOR SALE – 95 Corvette Torch Red – 66000 miles, excellent condition. Call 513-731-2548 or 513-531-2513. Asking $17,500.
FOR SALE – 1996 Corvette Convertible. 4,000 miles. One owner. Torch Red Exterior. 5.7 liter SF1 V8 engine. 4-speed automatic. Serious inquiries only. $35,000. 859-485-7396.
For Sale: '99 Bk 6 SP all opts ex wheels and heads up, 7K, $43,000
For Sale: '67 427/400 High opts. Bloomington Gold $80,000 Garaged! $57,000 Pro team would get $70,000
For information on the above two cars call Mike Meister 513-877 -3224.
For Sale: Bra for a C-4, used one time! $50.00! Call George..aka.. BB….662-6166
For Sale: 1993, 40th Anniversary ~ Ruby… 64,500 miles-automatic $24,500.00 Call Ron Sass for details! 333-0486
Fort Thomas Corvette Club
April 10, 2001
Cold Springs Roadhouse at 7:30 pm
April 19-21 – C5 Birthday Bash
Let Jon Hanas know if you plan to attend
April 21 - Campbell County Vocational School Car Show to benefit the Vocational School - Contact Dorothy South so she can arrange a block of parking spaces together.
Clothing Committee - Plan to place an order for our new hat, shirt, and wind shirt with our club logo.
Orders must be paid by check in advance.
Yearly Calendar of Events
The following dates are on overview of plans for the coming months
April 10 Monthly Meeting - Cold Springs Roadhouse
April 19-22 C5 Birthday Bash at Bowling Green - Contact Jon Hanas if interested
April 21 Vocational School Car show - $5.00 fee. Registration from 9-12.Judging begins at 12:00. Let Dorothy know if you plan to attend so she can get a block of parking spaces together..
May 8 Monthly Meeting - Cold Springs Roadhouse
May 16 Cruise-In Frisch’s - (Tentative date)
May 20 Pyramid Hill - Oxford OH to a Sculpture Garden - Road Rally
May 24-27 Corvette Forum Cruise-In
June 2 Loisville Corvette Show - possible trip to Keenland on that day.(More information on this trip at a later date.)
June 1,2,3 Bowling Green Homecoming
June 8,9,10 Road racing at Mid-Ohio - possible overnight in Columbus
June 12 Monthly Meeting - Cold Springs Roadhouse
June 16 Bachman Chevrolet 1-64 @ Hurstbourne Ln in Louisville to benefit Hospice & Wayside Christian Mission
June 20 Cruise-In Frisch’s (Tentative date)
June 22-24 Bloomington Gold - Straight Axle Corvettec Club is having their national convention at the same time as Bloomington.
July 4 Ft. Thomas Parade - Meet at Bob Evans for breakfast.(Possible planning of a picnic after the parade.)
July 8 Friendship Day - Meet at Scarlet Oaks Voc School - Cookout
July 10 Monthly Meeting - Cold Springs Roadhouse
July 18 Cruise-In at Frisch’s and Campbell Lodge Boys Home Run
July 28,29 Eastgate Funday Weekend
Aug 12 Ky Speedway Event - possible picnic at Kurt’s
Aug 14 Monthly Meeting - Cold Springs Roadhouse
Aug 22 Cruise-In Frisch’s (Tentative date)
Aug 23-26 Corvette’s at Carlisle
Aug 30-Sept 2 National Corvette Museum celebration for founding of Musuem
Sept 7,8,9 Putnam Park Racing - Corvettes and Vipers
Sept 11 Monthly Meeting - Cold Springs Roadhouse
Sept 15 Mid American Fun Fest
Sept 16 Valley Vineyards Run - Bill Seibert
Sept 23 Wood Hudson Cancer Research Car Show
Oct 1 Fall Run - Bill Hengstebeck
Oct 9 Monthly Meeting - Cold Springs Roadhouse