2019 is in full swing!

Our busy year is in full swing. The recent judging event in Wake Forest was fun for all who attended. The management at Capital Chevrolet was great to work with and the facilities were fantastic. I would like to thank Frank Everitt for arranging the use of the dealership. My one disappointment was that more cars and members from this part of the chapter’s area did not take advantage of the event. Half of the judged cars came from the Greenville, SC, area. We have another event planned for the Raleigh area in June that hopefully will draw more local members.

The next event is a technical session / judging school at Bob Puls’ in Martinez, GA, (just over the SC line on the outskirts of Augusta). This will be a continuation of the 1971 rebuild the chapter started helping Bob with three years ago when he lived in the Charlotte area. You’ll come to help and learn.

As I said earlier, it is going to be a busy year. The National Convention in July is getting closer. Rooms in the Embassy Suites sold out within hours of the registration’s opening. However, there are still plenty of rooms available at other hotels. Steve Heck has volunteered to help organize the volunteers. We do need more volunteers, so if you have the time please come to Greenville and help out.

Help is especially needed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. If you are willing to help, please contact Steve at sheck327@gmail.com. We also have a special deal for those chapter members that are able to help but who aren’t able to attend the whole convention. Steve or I can enlighten you; just call or send us an email.

We are planning an “After Convention Winddown and Appreciation” picnic on August 10 at Darrell Hinklin’s in Huntersville, NC. It ought to be fun and relaxing, so mark your calendar. See the chapter’s calendar located on Page 1 for information on additional activities.

NCRS has added two criteria for the Chapter Top Flight Award. To meet one, we now have a Carolinas Chapter Facebook page. Please visit it and see what is going on. The chapter’s updated and improved website (https://ncrscarolinas.org) is also a great place to keep up to date on chapter activities.

Although the fall membership meeting in Wilkesboro seems like a long way away, it isn’t too early to start planning. Do you have an event, technical session or judging school that you would like help with next year? If so, contact Chip Drennan our vice-chairman and tell him your thoughts. Enjoy your Corvettes. If you want to have fun and learn more about our cars, come to Greenville in July.