Regional a Success!

Ahh! Time for a breather. The Greenville Regional was a tremendous success. We have gotten accolades from many attendees and from the national officers. I would like to thank all the volunteers who help make it successful, with special thanks the Jane and Duane Ravenberg for organizing the volunteers and for Chip Drennan for managing the trailer lot. I also thank Janet Kennedy, my co-chair, Fred Jenkins, Reba Whittington, Peter Stout, and Louis Kolb for their leadership rolls.
We had 11 PVs, 40 Flight and four Concours judged entries along with several display cars. There were 194 families registered and over 300 people participated. And we didn’t lose any money! In fact we made a decent amount.
I also would like to thank our sponsors, Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet and The Greenville Visitor Center and the others who contributed stuff for the goody bags. We are also grateful for Richard Janeway of Affordable Auto Lifts for lending us a lift for the event.
The regional did have some exciting moments and some scary ones. I am happy to report that Dave Barrett, who had a heart attack Thursday evening of the event, has successfully undergone bypass surgery and is recovering.
The executive committee has been busy with the regional, but we now focusing on the events for the rest of the year.
Jimmy Gregg has organized a social to be held at the Pavilion at Sun City, Fort Mill, on May 12. Along with Jimmy, Dave Barrett, Bob Young and Brian McIntyre are sponsoring the event. Thanks for their help. You will find more information later in this issue.
A judging school is scheduled for June 16 at Motorama. Using two original cars, it will focus on what to look for when inspecting/judging a Bowtie candidate. Registration forms can be found in this issue.
The fall judging meet and annual meeting will be held Sept 7-8 at Wilkesboro, NC. NOTE THAT THIS IS A CHANGE IN DATES DUE TO CONFLICTS WITH SEVERAL HOTELS WE CONTACTED. The Holiday Inn Express will be the host hotel, and the rate is $129/night.
If you look at our calendar of events, you will notice a lot is still marked TBD. Your help is needed to identify hosts, locations, and subjects. Don’t be shy, step forward and help.
If you want more from our chapter, there is one magic way: PARTICIPATE! Come to events, volunteer to host an event, write an article for The Redline Times, etc. Sharing experiences can be contagious, a learning experience and, most of all, fun. If you would like to contribute, please don’t hesitate to contact one of the CCNCRS board members.