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September 2012 Newsletter

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Next Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month.  September 27, 7 PM
Emich Chevrolet
- 2033 S. Wadsworth near Jewell in Lakewood

Dinner at the Olive Garden, Alameda & Wadsworth at 5:30pm

Guest Presenters - Limit of 2 presentations per meeting, please make arrangements with the President at least a day in advance to be placed on the agenda and to see if the limit has been reached for this month.

2012 Down the Road Corvette Club Officers
Bill Schultz
Vice President
Mike Davis
Gail Krusen
Joan Breher

Nancy Burritt

Board Members
Dave Chadwick
Bruce Kinney
Mike Shoemaker


Newsletter Info (Deadline the 15th)
Jani Shoemaker
Official Club Address
Down the Road Corvettes
15875 Quandary Loop
Broomfield, CO 80023


2012 Committees
Dealer Rep
Mike Davis
 Rally Committe
Dave Cooper, Dave Chadwick
Membership & Directory
Cathy S. / Nancy B.
 Show Committee
Mike Malouf
Social Committee
Cathy, Mary, Dave Cooper & Jani
Drag Racing Competition Director
Joan. B.
Merchandise Committee
Tanya & Jackie
 Roving Reporter/Photographer
Bill S.
Corvette Museum Ambassador
Barrett Benson
 Autocross Competition Director
Dave B. & John M.
Jani & Dave B.
 Caravan Coordinator and Bones carrier
Bill S.


Meeting Snacks
  Jan 2013 - Jani Shoemaker
Aug 2012 - Mary Davis Feb 2013 - Burritt
Sept 2012 - Mike Lindenberger Mar 2013 - Gail Kruzen
Oct 2012 - LynnAnn Lamanuzzi Apr 2013 - Norma Jean
Nov & Dec - No Meetings May 2013 - Dave Cooper

Miscellaneous ramblings from the President


 Well, the Corvette season is nearing its end for 2012. What a great season it was. We had several new members join us and enjoyed the company of some past members. Once again, DTRC hosted some of the best events of the summer. I personally liked our mystery meals, I don’t think we have had such good ones in the past. Some were a few miles but I loved every minute of them.

We still have some of the season left! We have the picnic coming up, two homecoming parades, Christmas dinner and with any luck at all perhaps a corn maze again. If anyone has any ideas to help close the season I’m all for it.

I know we have two more meetings but I want to send a special thanks to all club officers, volunteers and members in general. A very special thanks to Jani for stepping up to help with the meeting minutes and other duties of the Secretary when Joan got too busy. All of you make being president a breeze! The cooperation and “let me help” attitude separates our members from all others.  I even had other club members comment on our willingness to help each other at our events.

That’s my two cents worth, I am looking forward to seeing all of you at the picnic and next meeting.



From the Editor:

Pagosa Springs was a great trip and the very best part was to visit where Wanda grew up. The entire area of Pagosa Springs is lush and relaxing. Bill and Cathy had a very lucrative weekend. Taking 3rd place at the show for a poker hand and a side bet with the club plus after teaching us a new poker game took most of the money ("Elimination"!). They both were kind enough to buy everyone a slice of cake and had to add more funds to buy. On the way back we took a side trip to the Sand Dunes and visited the Alligator Farm.

A group of you went to Grand Lake with good weather and alot of fun. Thank Mike Lindenberger for posting a few photos on our facebook page for enjoyment.

The Niwot car show was alot of fun and we would like to thank Muff & Renee for the invite. The men enjoyed looking at all of the cars while the women could shop downtown. Muff did take 1st place with the other car (fast and furious).

Thank you Mike and Jackie for a beautiful fall drive this past weekend in the mountains. They found some perfect spots to take us and the Aspen trees were all colors which made for some terrific photos.

Emich is looking for photos to print and place on their walls of our club. I sent an email to the General Manager but didn't get a response. Start gathering your special club photos now and Mike Davis will have more information at the next meeting.

Upcoming events and a calendar have been included in each newsletter. Just let me know if you have anything else to add to our list of ideas.

Our monthly snack list has also been added to the newsletter with each member's name that is bringing snacks this month.

The weather is still nice out so don't put your cars away for the winter yet. We have a picnic planned for this Saturday at the Burritt's home, the Niwot High School Prom Parade, and much more.


National Corvette Museum Report::

At the August meeting I was asked by the DtRC membership and officers if I would serve as your NCM Ambassador, and I will gladly do so!  As I also serve as Ambassador for the Colorado Springs Corvette Club, I discussed this with NCM personnel in late August when I attended their 18TH Anniversary celebration and learned it is permissible to serve more than one club, so upon submitting the application after our September meeting, I will become your Ambassador also.  I’m a Lifetime member of the museum, have been an Ambassador since 2010, and this year achieved Master Ambassador status.

While your previous Ambassador may have relayed duties of the Ambassador, I’d like to give you my perspective. The Ambassador isn’t just a salesman trying to sell raffle tickets for a new Corvette.  The Ambassador provides Corvette clubs and enthusiasts two-way communication with the NCM.  The Ambassador represents the museum by  promoting and soliciting support for the NCM through promotional activities and encouraging Corvette enthusiasts to join the museum.  Equally important, an Ambassador is the voice of the Corvette club, communicating ideas and suggestions to the NCM.  To qualify, an Ambassador must be a member of the NCM, and must earn points each year (July 1 - June 30) to maintain active status, submitting an annual worksheet detailing points accumulated from various activities outlined in the Ambassadors’ manual.

To be a successful Ambassador for DtRC, I need your support.  I plan to be active with DtRC and promote the NCM and DtRC.   I will communicate your concerns, ideas, and thoughts to the NCM, and promote the NCM by asking you about your membership status and renewal dates.  If you don’t want to be a member, I won’t nag you about it!  I’ll be passing along museum news in the monthly DtRC newsletter.  And if you want your ideas or concerns passed on to the NCM, just send me an email (bsqaured@q.com) or see me at the monthly meeting and I’ll convey these to the NCM contact.  If you choose to access the museum on-line for membership purchase or renewal, raffle tickets, walk-of-fame bricks, or insurance quotes, please reference my name and DtRC.

As a local fund raiser, Ambassadors are provided raffle tickets for new Corvettes.  I now have tickets for a 2013 Torch Red Coupe for $10 each, to be drawn January 31, 2013, available at the monthly meetings and any DtRC event I attend.  And I’ll continue to have tickets for future raffles.   

For those of you who haven’t visited the NCM, it’s an experience to be enjoyed by all Corvette enthusiasts.  I encourage each one of you to visit the museum and become a member! 

Barrett Benson 



Here are just a few of the upcoming events. Let us know if you have one to add.

Rocky Mountain Region Calendar - lists all car shows, rallyes, and autocross.

Minutes of the July 2012 Meeting

Down the Road Corvettes

Minutes from August 23, 2012

Meeting was held at Emich Chevrolet in Lakewood. 

A quorum was present of 11 members.

The minutes were approved

Jean Jent just purchased a 2012 roadster and lives in Aurora. In fact very close to Norma Jean.

The treasury report was given by Bill, approved and balanced as of end of July 2012.



Do you have a shirt, hat or ?? that you'd like to have the DtRC logo embrodiered on? Mary Davis said she can have anything embrodiered with our logo for $10. Simply take your items to her.

Thank you Mary Davis for bringing snacks tonight. Mike Lindenberger will bring snacks next month.

Discussions about a Summer Picnic and is scheduled for September 22nd. A sign up sheet was handed out to tell us what you are brining to the picnic. We ask that everyone bring a dish to share.

Meet at Morrision Conoco Phillips this Friday and be ready to leave at 10:00am for Pagosa Springs.

Meet at Evergreen McDonalds on Saturday and be ready to leave by 7:45 am for Grand Lake.


Welcome Barrett, Leo and Lynn as new members. We look forward to getting to know each of you.

Mary Davis will get name tags for new members. Jackets and club shirts are needed too.

Get your membership dues to Cathy Schultz by November 15th. $80 couple renewal, and $50 for individuals

Membership books will be printed after dues are collected. Be sure to get yours in to be included in the new directory.


Mike Davis said that Emich wants photos to print and place on their walls. Email them to Mike, general manager.

Our club cabinet is 6' x 8'. Get with Mike if you have items to place in the club cabinet at Emich.

Only 3 shirts were left over from the Autocross and the club would like to do more event shirts. Mike L. will begin designs for events next year.

Mike Lindenberger is going to research club radios and report more next month.

Muff mentioned the Niwot Car Show on September 8th.

September Mystery Meal anyone?

Meeting Adjourned

submitted by Jani S.


Club Members Birthdays






1-Mary Davis
2-Bill Schultz
11-John Maxwell
19-Dave Chadwick
28-Don Roach
31-Jani Shoemaker
31-Mike Shoemaker


12 - Mike Davis

17-Bruce Kinney
3-Carrie Ball
25-Joe Breher
11-Joan Breher
April   October
12-Cathy Schultz
26-Jackie Malouf
28-Nancy Keyser

1-Wanda Chadwick
11-Sherman Ball
19-Gail Krusen


2-Tanya Roach
4-David Burritt

3-Nancy Burritt
3-Norman Jean Brandell
13-Dave Cooper
18-Mike Malouf






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