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President’s Message March

Posted on March 5, 2018 in Club Communication


President’s Message

Well, we are off to a very soggy start in our car show season. Many of you tried to attend the shows around but had to cancel due to the rain. Hopefully, this rain will come to some kind of slow down and give us some sunshine. The humidity is hampering me from doing some media blasting on my 56 and really delaying me from making any progress on the car. I am buying the parts I need but only storing them for right now.
Our meeting at Casa Garcia’s was well attended by a few members who we haven’t seen in awhile came out. The CTCCC Membership Year pins were passed out to those who attended but we still have a few more to give out. Hopefully, at the March meeting, this will be accomplished. At the meeting, it was brought up that the Club honor Jim Sellstrom, who has been a very long member in good standing and is unable to attend any of the Club functions, a lifetime membership. This was approved and passed by the membership. Jim, we are very proud of you as a member and a friend. Our parking was very limited due to the facelift that the shopping center was getting. Hopefully, the next time we are there we will have our front row parking back. Actually, the owners and employees of Casa Garcia’s were very disappointed that we were not able to show off our cars.
As Kay brought up at the meeting, Cindi Lambert is our wellness contact to report to in the event of an illness of our members. Kay asked that you place Cindi’s phone contact into your cell phones for this purpose.

Kay being the Club Treasurer, also mentioned that only a few members have not sent in the CTCCC Dues yet for 2018. Dues are $25 and are due this month. If you haven’t paid this will be your last newsletter. Just a note, some members have already pay a few months in advance to prevent from being late. So please send in your 2018 dues to Kay and make the check out to CTCCC. We don’t want to lose you as a member. You are important to us.

Our next meeting will be on Sunday, March 18th. at the Lien’s home in Georgetown. There should be directions to this in this newsletter. It will be once again a potluck, so check with Janie as to what you might bring for all to enjoy.
Get your car out and play with it…


President’s Message February 2018

Posted on February 3, 2018 in Club Communication

I want to thank all of you members who attended our Club meeting last month. I understand that a few of you could not make it for various reasons, but the turnout was great. The slate of officers last year discussed and agreed on our year awards for all members. After a long and frustrating ordeal with the company, the pins arrived in time for the January meeting. The pins acknowledge many years of dedication to our Club in 5 year increments. It was impressive to show the length of years that many members have supported our CTCCC. Those of you who were not at the meeting will hopefully be at the Feb. meeting and receive yours. Thank you all for supporting and being a crucial part of the CTCCC.

Our plans are in place for many activities during this coming year. There are a number of events taking place and if you can’t make them all you will definitely have fun in the ones that you can attend. I sent out a Activity Schedule already and had to make one correction in it. We will try to keep the schedule up to date. Hopefully you will make a printed copy of it and keep it handy to refer to and not miss an activity.

Once again Mary has planned a Roaring Fork luncheon for us and it looks like Mary has a nice list of those attending. I’m looking forward to seeing you there. Hopefully we will have many classic cars at this event. Let’s try to keep them all parked together.

At our Feb. meeting, I asked Kristen Boutwell from Longhorn Promotions to attend and tell you about their business. They are the original Embroidery company that we used to have our shirts, jackets and caps made for over 25 years they still do some work for us. If you have the Official selected Club garments, Polo shirts in Red, White or Blue, Denim Shirts long or short sleeved, Club light weight jacket in Dark Blue or Black or caps in Red, White or Blue, bring them to the meeting and Kristen will take them to have the embroidery work applied. I will pick them up when they are ready. It is always less expensive when a large order is sent in.

Thank you and we will see you at the Casa Garcia’s on February 15ths. meeting..



President’s Message January 2018

Posted on January 22, 2018 in Club Communication

January 2018 News Letter

Happy New Year members, 2018 will be a great year once again for our Club. Our last year was full of planned and unplanned trips and events. A few new members joined in with us and we are very excited to have them. Adding new Classics to our pool of already beautiful cars just adds more class when we show up to an event. This year will be our 39th year since we were formed. It sure does not seem to be that long ago but it has been. We have stayed pretty busy for all those years. At our End of Year Party for our awards and to celebrate the Christmas Season a poll was taken to determine which end of town our January meeting would be held. It was decided that we will be north in January at Mimi’s and what prompted this was due to the fact that I have some very important business to conduct for our membership and I need all of our members present. We always have a larger turn out south but since the vote carried for a north meeting I hope that you can make it. This is important so I hope you will be at the meeting on Jan18th. at Mimi’s.

Speaking of the CTCCC Party at the Oasis, I want to express my thanks to Kathy Cornelius, Connie and Wanda for making this a wonderful time for all. Many thanks to Linda and Ed Volek along with Taylor for handling the fun time at the gift exchange. It was fun and moved along very well. The top 20 members who tallied 200 or more points from the past year were awarded an 8 inch clock, in their choice of color, with our Club Logo and the wording of Participation Award 2017. We only had 16 members who qualified and hopefully next year we will have more. A few members asked if they could get a clock without the Award wording, so I am taking orders for anyone who would like a Club Logo Clock in your choice of color saying “Tri-5 Chevy Club since 1979” in place of it. They are $15 each for RED, BLACK, WHITE, SILVER or GOLD. Any other color add $3.00, even your car color.

The Top Award for 2017 “Igo Award” was voted on by members and presented to Barbara & Joel Parish for their 1957 Chevy 4 door Hardtop.

The “Technical Achievement Award” voted on by members was awarded to Marilyn & Don Peterson for their 1955 Chevy 2 door Sedan.

The President’s Award was selected by me for members who have assisted and continually step up in support of the Club. This year’s award was presented to Margaret & Pat Corbell for their outstanding dedication.

New Officers for 2018 are for VP, Don Peterson. The Aguilar’ s for Secretary position, Thomas Zavaleta has taken over Robin’s Website and Directory position, Cindy Lambert is our Wellness Liaison., Pat Corbell Newsletter, Treasurer Kay Bowen, and Dan Bowen as President. My thanks to Sonny Ables, and Robin Raben for all the service they have helped the Club with for many years.

Kay and I both want to wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year.




President’s Message December 2017

Posted on January 4, 2018 in Club Communication

Happy Holidays members!
Getting ready for the Holidays is a big deal. So much to do and buying gifts for family members especially grand children.  Things cost so much more than they use to in reflection of the “Good Ole Days.” But that’s progress, as you well know. There is so much comparison to the old days on the internet.  But we are past that now and nothing we can do about that, as Forrest Gump would say.
So here we are at the end of another year. Reflecting back over this past year our Club has been pretty busy with many activities under our belt. Members made plans for us and many of us went along for the cruises and tours. Looking back as we were reminiscing through the pictures that we took brought a lot of smiles and memories for me & Kay. From taking road trips to different towns, visiting wineries, checking out historical sites, cruising in our Chevy’s to Arkansas to see the Hot Springs, or cruising to Top Notch for Burgers or even donating to Charities… we enjoy the time together. It will not stop here though, this new year we will continue to stay active as a Club. I’m quite sure that you are thinking of what you can do to form a gathering for us all to enjoy. It really is not hard to do. So many places in Austin and the surrounding areas to go visit. Many of the historical & governmental museums and galleries in and around Austin would make great day trips for us.
In a short time we will be attending our Annual Holiday Dinner at the Oasis. Looks like we will be having a great turn out again. Kathy & her team made our plans and the schedule is full. With the new officers elected to serve our Club and provide positive leadership we should be in good hands.