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Volume 26 Issue 8

The Southwest Florida Vette Gazette is published monthly by the Southwest Florida Corvette Club, Inc.

Sponsored by America's First Home
Gene Suggs
Division President



2007 SWFCC OFFICERS

President:
Judy Galewski 239-574-2571
jmgalewski@earthlink.net
VP Ways & Means:
Marshall Lieberman 239-768-2882
marshalll@comcast.net
VP Competition:
Dominic DiBattista 239-574-8204
janddincc@embarqmail.net
Secretary:
Joan DiBattista 239-574-8204
janddincc@embarqmail.net
Treasurer:
Sue Burch 239-936-3165
ssb3165@comcast.net
NCCC Governor:
Bev Dobbins 239-283-1452
bevdob@aol.com
Web Master & Club Photographer
Linda Duschl
LJDuschl@comcast.net
Public Relations Chairperson
Armando Sampedro
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Website:
www.swflcorvetteclub.com
E-mail address:
info@swflcorvetteclub.com





August President’s Message

August is here and so is the rain…but we are used to it and our friends up north are not. They are getting rain, humidity, and flooding…we hope everyone is safe and dry. (I’ll bet they wish they were back here in sunny Florida.)

Our meeting was a good one, and we signed up two new members, Rich and Joyce Mulligan. We are looking forward to all the new events that are coming up soon….PLEASE READ YOUR NEWSLETTER.
If you have any questions or comments, please let us know. Our Concourse for January is on track, as is our Edison Festival of Lights show in February. To all our birds, come home safe and soon, we are looking forward to getting back into full swing again.

Judy Galewski


Meeting Minutes for August 21, 2007

The meeting was called to order by
Judy Galewski at 7:05 PM.

Judy asked if there were any corrections to last month’s newsletter – a motion was made that July’s newsletter stands approved as circulated.

Started the meeting by singing happy birthday to Marshall who turned 60 and to our other members Sue Burch & Beb Dobbins and enjoyed some delicious cake thanks to Barbara Lieberman.

TREASURER REPORT -

Sue Burch read our current expenses and bank balance. If anyone would like a copy
of the report, please contact Sue.

VP WAYS & MEANS -

Marshall Lieberman announced that we have 63 members and 44 cars and we have 34 NCCC members.

GOVERNOR’S REPORT – No report for this month.



WEB MASTER &
CLUB PHOTOGRAPHER –

Linda Duschl, our Web Master & Club Photographer requested members to send her photos that you have taken at various events and she will put them on the web site.


PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIRPERSON REPORT –

Armando Sampedro reminded everyone about the license plate law in Florida.

Also, registration for Bowling Green is open and to visit the Web site.

On Sunday, 8/5 there were about 80 + Vettes and little over 100 people that had lunch in Davie, Florida – everyone had a good time.

There was a Krispie Crème Breakfast on Sunday, 8/12 that elevated everyone’s sugar level.

Corvettes on the Pier is coming up on Saturday, 9/1.

Keep the date open for February 2, 2008, a event is in the process of being planned. Details will be coming up later in the year.


VP OF COMPETION REPORT –

Dom DiBattista discussed upcoming events and requested the members’ review the last few pages of the Newsletter and check the link sites for more information about the events that they may want to do as a club event.

The Club has decided to make the following Club Events –


Sunday, September 9th – Corvettes In Venice
If you are planning to go up the day before,
You can stay at either Hampton Inn for
About $89 a night # 941-488-5900 or the
Holiday Inn for about $69 a night - phone
number 941-485-5411.

Saturday, October 6th – Columbus Parade
Meeting place and time to be determined
later.


NOTE: For other Corvette events, check the last few pages of the Vette Gazette for dates and Web sites.


NEW BUSINESS -

Xmas Party –
The club has voted to have the Xmas
Party on the JP Cruise Ship. It will be
on Saturday – 12/01, the cost is $35.02 per
person, this includes tax & tip. Time 7:30
to 10:30. Music, food and dancing will be
on two decks. Cash bar. Reservations
have been made and your money is due
NO LATER THEN NOVEMBER 1ST.

A Red & Green Party –
The Lieberman’s will be hosting a
Red & Green Party at their home
on Saturday, 3/1/8. Details to
follow.

Please note: The membership dues will be due in October. Attached to the newsletter is a copy of the by-laws for your review. A discussion and voting will take place at the next meeting about changing when dues are required and voting for officers are held.

Dues - $65 for new members, $60 for
renewal for couples and $40 for renewal for singles. Also, please specify if you want to
be a member of NCCC.

If you will not be at the next meeting and have any questions or concerns, please e-mail one of the officers.

50/50 - The lucky winner was -
Linda Duschl



You can see Debbie to place your order for club shirts. The cost is $30 and there are sample shirts for you to check sizing.
Debbie can be reached at 239-458-9119.



Remember this is your spot if you have something you want to sell. It does not
have to be just parts for the Vette


We want to thank Debbie & Ernest for having the club picnic at their house.
We all had plenty of food – thanks to everyone bringing a favorite dish. The chef – Robert Duschl did a great job at the grill. A good time was had by everyone and thanks again to the McClellans for their hospitality.



We have two new members –
Joyce & Rich Mullikin
They are the proud owners of three vettes
2004 Z06 commemorative edition, a 2001
and a 69 big block.

We are very happy that you decided to join our corvette family. Welcome!





Two of our members have requested that –

NO ONE PLAN ANY CORVETTE EVENTS FOR
SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 15TH

Debbie & Ernest will be married 40 years and will be re-newing their wedding vows. The club has been invited to share in this very special event.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for
September 15th.

Please send in your RSVP cards by
August 30th.


BIRTHDAYS / ANNIVERSARIES

Dan Iorns
Bev Dobbins
Sue Burch
Marshall Lieberman


Javona & Dawyne Addis
Sue & Skip Burch
Barbara & Marshall Lieberman


If I missed anyone, especially our new members, for their birthday or anniversary,
please let me know.

Enjoy your special day


Don’t forget to bring new hats for –
Barbara’s Friends at the Health Park – Oncology Department for the children that are receiving treatment for cancer.

Don’t forget when you are out shopping to pick up a hat or two and bring them to our meeting .


1. What year were Radial tires first used on the Corvette?
2. What year did Catalytic Converters first
appear on Corvette?


Answers to last month’ Trivia
1. 1981 – both Bowling Green, Ky. and St Louis, Mo.
2. 1983

Note: for answers to this month’s trivia questions, search the newsletter.

William L. Mitchell
Part II

Now after 10 years it was time for the “all-new” Corvette to emerge. Bill Mitchell suggested its surname – spelled as two words and with essential design themes from his svelte Stingray racer.

The productions split window Sting Ray rocked the sports car worlds and was a sell-out success. Each year after (up to the swan song 1967) Mitchell’s Sing Ray set new sales record.

In those years as Mitchell cemented his position new ideas began to percolate. The new “ladder-type” from design with 5 crossmembers, independent rear suspension and halfshafts rear axle versus the old solid axle. Who can forget the dangling carrot of a mid or rear engine Corvette – Ah but never to appear. The increase costs of development and the dark thought of disrupting the sales numbers shut that idea down. There was even an idea of a four-seat Corvette.

All these ideas back and forth made Corvette what it was. The verdict was unanimously stated that the Sting Ray was for more advanced both ride and handling of anything being built in the United States.

In those days “show cars” were used to check the pulse of the public – the buyers.

The Mako Shark I – II were hot hits and became the bases for the new style of Stingray the C-3. These new designs met mixed reviews at first but held on to win everyone over.

William L Mitchell retired in 1977 and passed away in 1988.

Harold Hoover is doing much better and we
hope to see him and Peggy soon attending
one of our meetings.

If you are aware that one of our members is ill, just had surgery or a death in the family, please let your secretary know, we will put the information in the newsletter or e-mail our members, so we can all send cards to help cheer them up. Thank you




Answers to this month’s trivia questions
1. 1973
2. 1975


TREATS FOR OUR NEXT MEETING
WILL BE PROVIDED BY –

Linda Duschel

Date – September 18th
Meeting time - 7:00 PM
When - THIRD Tuesday of the Month
Place – Ft Myers Christian Church

Recipe Corner

We enjoyed a very delicious dessert that is very easy to make and can be low –fat for those watching their weight.

This recipe is from Joyce Mullikin our new member.

Two boxes of sugar free orange jello
1 small can of crushed pineapple drained
1 16 oz container small curd -
cottage cheese
l large container of cool whip


Mix all the ingredients together and chill.
Decorate top with fresh fruit - like sliced strawberries or mandarin oranges.






If you know of anyone interested in purchasing a new home, please, refer him or her to our sponsor: America’s First Home

Gary Neubauer
VP of Sales
Office (239) 939-3360
Cell (239) 229-2117






5616 Winkler Rd., Florida




Please take a few minutes and review the following information. If any event is of interest to you, use the link and visit the site. We’ll be looking for input for future club events at our monthly meetings. If you would like to E-mail a suggestion I’d appreciate it. Thanks, Dom



Upcoming Events & Site Links

PERMANENT LINK TO THE CALENDAR AT CORVETTEFLORIDA.COM
http://www.corvetteflorida.com/forums/calendar.php
(Club events are shown in red)
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September 2007

1st Corvettes @ the Pier St, Petersburg
http://www.baccvette.us/Event%20Info...er%20Sep07.jpg

8th River District Cruise In and Block Party
5 P.M. to 8 P.M.

9th Corvettes In Venice
http://www.venicefloridacorvettes.com/index2.html

22nd 10th Annual Dimmitt Corvette Show Clearwater
http://www.baccvette.us/Local%20Events.htm

29th Cypress Gardens Corvette Club Concourse
http://www.ncccsouth.com/Events/events.html
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October 2007
6th Columbus Day Parade in Cape Coral
this is a club event & more info. Will follow

13th River District Cruise In and Block Party
5 P.M. to 8 P.M.

27th Roger’s Cruizin Orlando
http://www.rogerscorvette.com/

20th Cape Kennedy Corvette Club Concourse
http://home.cfl.rr.com/sunstvac/ckcc_events.htm

13th Corvettes On The Gulf Annual Show (8am-3pm)
101 SW Pine Island Rd. Roger Dean Chevy

19th to 21st Cape Kennedy Corvette Club 40th Anniversayry Party, Rally & Concourse
Cocoa Beach


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November 2007

4th Corvettes in Motion Fun Run & Show Homosassa
http://tccorvettes.com/
10th Veteran’s Day Parade Cape Coral
10th River District Cruise In and Block Party
5P.M. to 8 PM

10th & 11th Corvette Garden Party Clearwater
http://www.baccvette.us/Local%20Events.htm

17th Ultimate Corvette Party
http://www.corvetteparty.com/

For additional information contact: Tommy Farruggio (President & Show Coordinator - Tampa Bay Vettes) at (813)309-1542 , e-mail Tommy@corvetteparty.com


18th Corvettes of Naples Annual Vette Together for Charity Car & Truck Show @ the Riverview Corp. Center on Hwy 41 in Bonita Springs, just North of the Imperial River Bridge. Show open to ALL cars and trucks.
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December 2007

1st Club Christmas Party












These are links to car shows in the state of Florida:
http://www.carshownews.com/national/FL.htm

http://www.floridacarclubs.com/cfm/s....cfm?cityid=46
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