Midway Point of 2019

The year is half over. The 2019 National Convention, which we will host, is now only 12 months away. Planning has already begun. Based on the turnout for the regional, we are anticipating 120 to 140 cars for the National. This means we will need lots of volunteers. The heavy volunteer requirements will be Sunday and Monday so please mark your calendar, plan your vacation, and sign up to help. We will need volunteers to lead or help with the day trips as bus coordinators. We also need someone to help organize all the volunteers. If you would like to help in any capacity, please contact me.

The May 12 social was a success and all those that attended had a good time. I would like to thank Jimmy Gregg for organizing the event and Brian McIntyre, Dave Barrett, and Bob Young for cosponsoring it.

The June 16 technical school was held at Motorama, Monroe, NC. We learned the difference in evaluating Bowtie candidates. As a learning tool, Bobby Marotta brought his 1969 coupe that earned a Bowtie Award in San Antonio last summer.

The National Convention in Las Vegas is almost here. Several members of CCNCRS will be in attendance. Last I heard there were only 100 cars registered, which is not unusual for a western event.

Regional Directors Paul Oslansky and Bill Braun have resigned. Shannon Urton has been named to fill the remaining six months of Oslanky’s term. Change continues!

We still need a topic and venue for August 4. If you have a suggestion, please contact Bob Puls.

The fall judging event has been scheduled for September 7-8 at the Holiday Inn Express, Wilkesboro, NC. Mark your calendars and make reservations. Registration is available online or with a form at the back of this newsletter. Remember there is a discount for online registration.

Ray Culberson has agreed to head this year’s nomination process. Election of officers occurs at September’s annual meeting. If you would like to become an officer, please contact Ray at rpculb@centurylink.net or 864.980.0098. You may also nominate any chapter member if he/she agrees to be a candidate.

Technical articles are still needed. They are a great way to pass on knowledge to other members of the group. They don’t have to be fancy or long and remember one picture is worth 1000 words. If you have one, please send it to Reba.

The chapter has about 140 members and there are over 450 NCRS members living in the Carolinas. So my question is this: Why do we only have a little over two dozen active members?

I would like to congratulate Reba and all those that contributed to The Redline Times during the last year. Reba has been informed that The Redline Times has earned another Golden Quill Award for 2017. Great job, y’all.

Enjoy driving your Corvette(s) this summer. Stay safe.