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Current Newsletter


Trip to IKEA for breakfast, then shopping and exercise was attended by 13 couples. After walking the entire store, the group went to Regazzi's for lunch. If you weren't ready to go home, we stopped in Fairmont City for margaritas. It was a fun day, thanks to Al & Shirley Flath for planning the event.

Super Bowl party at Janes' house - the nasty weather kept some members away but those who attended had a great time. It was an exciting football game, the halftime entertainment was good, and everyone enjoyed the card games and snacks to share. Thanks, Mark and Kathy, for hosting this annual event.

Breakfast at Uncle Linny's on Feb. 9th was followed by a trip up the River Road to the information center on bald eagles. After watching two films about eagles and points of interest in the area, we journeyed towards Hardin and did see a few eagles on the river at the viewing area of the Barefoot Restaurant. After that, we crossed the river aboard the Brussels Ferry and headed home. Thanks to Bob Vincent for setting it up and to Pokie for the suggestion.


Our visitor at the February meeting was Mike Hayes of Lebanon, with a 2003 yellow coupe. Mike became a member at the close of the meeting - welcome!

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.)


Feb. 18: Meet at the St. Jacob community building at 1:00, 108 W. Second St., St. Jacob for dancing instructions by the Wilsons. Please bring your own beverages and if you want, a snack to share. Betty will review the dances taught at the last two sessions.

March 10: Save the date for the annual club party! Theme will be St Patty's Day and tickets will go on sale at the January meeting ($50/couple, $25/single). Members and spouses/significant others only! Cost includes buffet dinner, open bar, live music, 50/50, and prizes for best Irish costumes. Sandy Morris is our creative chairman for this event; we appreciate Sandy and her committee members who put in a lot of thought and effort to make a great party every year. Party will begin with cocktails at 6:00, dinner at 7:00, and dancing beginning at 7:30 p.m. Concludes at 10:30 p.m. Dues MUST be paid if you plan to participate in the party.

June 21-23: Bloomington Gold, Indianapolis Speedway. The club will once again have two climate controlled suites for members to relax, dine, cool off, dry off, warm up (you never know what the weather is going to be). Registration is now open and can be done on-line or over the phone.

August 11: Night at the races, Fairmount Park. We have not yet received a contract but understand the cost is $22.95/person for seating along the windows of the Black Stallion Room, buffet with desserts and soft drinks, and racing program. Suzie Wildhaber will begin a sign-up sheet and collecting fees once price has been verified.

Aug. 17-19: Return to Galena, IL. Kathy Janes is currently working on securing housing for our group; please let her know if you are interested so that she can book a large enough block of rooms. At this time, rooms have been secured at both the Best Western and the Ramada just down the street.

Sept. 6-19: 13 day Alaskan cruise, planned by Gary & Sue Mersinger. Cost is $3546/person (air fares, trip insurance, and land excursion costs are NOT included) See your newsletter for details.

Sept. 20-23: 25th anniversary of Corvette FunFest in Effingham. Details to follow as the event draws closer.

October 18-22: Return to Lynchburg, TN for the Jack Daniel's BBQ, followed by Tail of the Dragon. First night's stay is planned for Nashville, TN. More on this as plans progress.

New Arrivals:

Congratulations to Dave & Lisa Leonard on their new red Corvette roadster; also to Ron and Terry Hodel who just purchased a new silver Corvette roadster. Gorgeous cars - enjoy them!


Members, as a reminder, the following officers cannot repeat their current roles in 2018-2019: John Mullane, President; Dave Newell, VP; Shelia Heizer, Treasurer; and Kendall Willis, Sergeant at Arms. Only Kathy Janes, our club secretary, can hold her office for another term. Therefore, please be thinking of someone you feel would represent the club well in those positions, as nominations will begin in April with elections in May and new officers take over in June.

Manny Lopez is looking for a few good men to help plan the 10th annual Man Cruz. Those interested need to contact him to assist or offer ideas of any kind.

Please welcome Steve Schmitt Chevrolet in Highland as our sponsor! Many of us already know Steve and his staff, having purchased cars or service from them in the past. FYI, Steve was our original sponsor during our inception in 1976 and is also the individual responsible for naming our club. It's great to have him back! When thinking about a purchase, talk with Steve, Chris, or Scott about a deal on a new Corvette or other GM product that they offer.

Please support the Corvette Museum's store when shopping for Corvette apparel or other items. You can do so by visiting or clicking on the link below:


Dues: 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 February meeting of each year, you will lose your membership privileges so please be prompt.

NEW round static cling club decals are now available for $2 each - free to all new members, especially those joining after we ran out of the old decals.


None at this time.

Upcoming Swap Meets, Area Car Shows, Local & National Events


3/4/18: Automotive swap meet, Lindendale Park, Highland. 7 a.m. - noon.

4/1/18: Annual Easter car show, Forest Park - upper and lower Muny lots, St. Louis.

4/8/18: Annual April Fool's Automotive Swap Meet, Gateway Grizzlies Stadium, Sauget, IL. Gates open to vendors at 5:00 a.m., public at 7:00 a.m. Swap spaces are $20 preregistered, or $25 day of meet. Car corral $20 each. Call Donna at 618-887-4492 (evenings or weekends) for more information.

June 21-23: Bloomington Gold Corvette Show, Indianapolis Motor Speedway (see information under upcoming events).

Sept. 20-23: Corvette FunFest, Mid America Motorworks campus, Effingham, IL.

For an on-line schedule of local and national car clubs, show information, and buying tips, you can visit St. Louis Car News' website:

Recurring Cruise-Ins

O'Fallon KC Hall will begin hosting classic car displays every Weds. evening (weather permitting) beginning in May, from 4:30 - 9 p.m. Brats, wings, burgers, $2.00 longnecks, $2.50 rail drinks and wine specials. Cruises have concluded for the year.

New Baden cruise-in/car show, held at Three Way Creations Shed, 6th & E. Hanover Street, 6:00 p.m. every 1st and 3rd Friday from April thru October. This has concluded for the year.

Edison's in Edwardsville is holding car cruises, 4th Saturday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Sponsored by Piston Pushers. This cruise has now concluded.

Randy's House of BBQ car cruise, Highland - 2nd Friday of each month beginning in April and running thru October, 6-9 p.m. Rib specials will continue as in the past; they will be serving fish through Lent as well. This event has concluded for the year.

Huddle House car cruise, Mascoutah, IL - 2nd Saturday of each month beginning May thru October, 6-9 p.m. Sponsored by Piston Pushers. Concluded for the year.

Downtown Lebanon cruise "on the bricks" - held 1st Saturday of each month from May thru October, 6 - 9 p.m. Go really early if you want a good parking space, this fills up fast. Hosted by Lakers Car Club. Concluded for the year.

Culver's cruise-in, Collinsville, IL - 3rd Saturday of each month, beginning April thru October. Last cruise for the year is October 21st.

Rusty Rodz cruise-ins will begin at its new location, Sonic Drive-In, Highland, held the last Saturday of each month, May thru October. Last cruise of the year is October 28.

Cars & Coffee at Gateway Classic Cars will be held the fourth Saturday of each month, starting in March, from 9 a.m. - noon. Free coffee and donuts.

Bad Boyz cruise-in, last Friday of each month, April through October. Held at the Dairy Queen in Caseyville, IL. Last cruise is October 27.

Silver Creek Saloon, Belleville, has a car cruise the 3rd Saturday night of each month, beginning in May. Cruises have now concluded until next year.

Cook's Corner - LGCC Favorites!

Suzie Wildhaber's Little Smokies in Sweet Crescents

2 pkgs. Little Smokies

2 tubes Crescent rolls

1 stick of butter, melted

3 tbs. brown sugar

3 tbs. honey

Mix together melted butter, sugar, and honey.

Roll out crescents and cut each triangle into halves (can do thirds if you prefer)

Roll each weenie up in the dough.

Spray or line and spray a 9x13 pan. Place rolled weenies close together in pan.

Pour butter mixture evenly over weenies. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until dough is browned. Serve warm.

Special posthumous thanks to Mary Ann Myers who shared this recipe with me during a Barrett Jackson party at Jim & Sandy Shepard's home. We all miss her so much!

Next meeting: Thursday, March 1, 7:30 p.m.

As a reminder, weather conditions that create treacherous driving may cause us to postpone our monthly meeting. We care about our members' safety, so if in doubt, contact the KC Hall to make sure of the meeting's status when Mother Nature is making the roads hazardous. In the meantime, let's hope good weather remains so that we can fill the parking lot with Corvettes at the next meeting!

Most of the graphic images on this website are courtesy of Angelfire's Animation Factory.

Should you want additional information regarding joining our club, you can contact us via email at the "email me" link below, or call 618-654-9919.

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

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!


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