Dec. 1: Annual open house/toy drive at Gateway Classic Cars - great food by Sugarfire, Bella Milano, and Roy-El Catering, beautiful cars, and good company. Thanks to our members who displayed their Corvettes and helped with teardown after the event.

Dec. 6: Our December meeting is also our annual Christmas cheer, with a very brief meeting and then dinner immediately after adjournment. There was our typical big crowd for the event, and a delicious meal was served up by Cygan Delaney Catering. Thanks to all who brought delicious cookies or dessert items, that topped off the buffet perfectly. It was so good to see Jeff and Aida, and wonderful to know that Aida is back to good health. We've missed you both!

We distributed our Reflection Fund to this year's recipients at the December meeting - Playground for All Abilities, Highland; Moms on a Mission; DAV Chapter 90, Glen Carbon; and Laney Grace Organization. Thanks to the committee for the difficult task of deciding which of the deserving charities would receive funding and also to our members for providing us with very worthwhile charitable causes.


​No visitors at the December meeting.


UPCOMING CLUB EVENTS (the following is an overview only, please check your newsletter or Yahoo site reminders for details such as addresses, contact info, etc. This is done to protect our members' privacy, particularly when events take place at members' residences.)


Jan. 15, 2019: Men's lunch at Sharpshooters' in Columbia, IL. Meet at 11:00 a.m. to dine; rest of the day to be decided, spur of the moment because they're MEN!

Feb. 3, 2019: Super Bowl party, Mark and Kathy Janes' house (address is in the club directory) starting at 4:30. Bring a snack to share, your favorite libation, and watch the game or play right-left-center, etc. There will also be a football pool. More info on this after the January meeting.

March 23, 2019: SAVE THE DATE for our annual club party. The theme will be "The Wild, Wild West." More on this later - committee is working on price per person, music, dinner, decorations, etc. Check out the invitation our creative genius, Sandy Morris, dreamed up for us!

April 7-8: Ladies' weekender to Brown County, Indiana. A block of rooms has been reserved for our use at the Brown County Inn; you can share with another lady to save cost to spend later when shopping! More on this at an upcoming meeting.

May 31 - June 1, - Man Cruz. Bowling Green, Ky. Go to www.corvettecruise.com for all the details.

June 20-22: Bloomington Gold, Indianapolis Motor Speedway. By now, you've probably heard that this will be a Corvette and Camaro show in order to appeal to a larger audience. The jury's still out on how this will be received by Corvette enthusiasts. Time will tell. Lodging update - the Drury Inn that we've stayed at the past few years is now a Peartree (Drury property). They will still have the hot breakfast but only snacks, wine and beer in the evening instead of the "Kickback" that we used to have. Cost has gone down $25/night for the rooms, though. If you booked a room last year, you need do nothing more; your reservation is secure. The club will decide whether or not to keep a suite at the track due to an anticipated drop in participation for 2019.

No new arrivals for November.


None at this time.


Cost is $30 a year, pro-rated from the month you join until year's end. If you are unable to pay at the meeting, please send a check ASAP payable to LGCC, P.O. Box 82, Highland, IL 62249. New members also pay a one-time $15 installation fee unless active military. Anyone whose dues are delinquent after the March meeting of each year, you will lose your membership privileges so please be prompt.

Please check out our new sponsor, Steve Schmitt Chevy/Buick/GMC at www.steveschmittauto.com. They are located in Highland, IL and are ready to serve your automotive needs.

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