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 January 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.)
2018 EVENTS - MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Jan. 15, 2019: Men's lunch at Top Shooters 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 decorations, photo ops, etc. Check out the invitation our creative genius, Sandy Morris, dreamed up for us! Cost is $30/person includes open bar, buffet dinner provided by Sugarfire, and dancing to DJ music from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. Yee Haw! We're thinking those country line dance lessons from the Wilsons will come in handy at this event and that's no bull! Western attire is optional.
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.
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.
Annual Man Cruz - date and details to be announced. It will require an overnight stay.
No new arrivals for January.
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 www.corvettestore.com or clicking on the link below:
CARS FOR SALE OR CARS WANTED
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.
CAR SHOW WINNERS
Upcoming Swap Meets, Area Car Shows, Local & National Events
None at this time.
For an on-line schedule of local and national car clubs, show information, and buying tips, you can visit St. Louis Car News' website: www.StLouisCarNews.com or Hemmings.com and check the Lakers' site.
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. Event has concluded for the season.
Mexico Tipico car cruise, Lebanon, IL - 3rd Friday of each month, May - October. This cruise has concluded for the season.
Piston Pushers' car cruise, 4th Saturday of the month from April thru October, 1254 University Dr., Edwardsville. 5-8 p.m., dash plaques, DJ music. This monthly cruise has concluded for the season.
Randy's House of BBQ car cruise, Highland - 2nd Friday of each month beginning in April and running thru October, 6-9 p.m. Cruise in has concluded for the season.
Downtown Lebanon cruise "on the brick road" - held 1st Saturday of each month from May thru October (October's will be a week later due to conflict), 6 - 8 p.m. Go really early if you want a good parking space, this fills up fast. Hosted by Lakers Car Club, this has concluded for the season.
Dairy Queen cruise in, Troy, IL - done for the year.
Culver's cruise-in, Collinsville, IL - 3rd Saturday of each month, beginning April thru October - concluded for the season.
Rusty Rodz cruise-ins will begin at its new location, downtown Highland on the square, held the last Saturday of each month, May thru October. This is now over for the season.
Caffeine and Chrome at Gateway Classic Cars will be held the fourth Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m. - noon. Free coffee and donuts.
Silver Creek Saloon, Belleville, has a car cruise the 3rd Saturday night of each month, beginning in May. Concluded for the season.
Syberg's in O'Fallon will begin car cruises every Weds. evening, 4 p.m. Half price appetizers and $1.50 domestic longnecks. They have taken over the cruises that used to take place at the now defunct Dandy Inn. Concluded for the season.
Cook's Corner - LGCC Favorites!
Suzie Wildhaber's Cherry Almond Macaroon Pie
Preheat oven to 400 and mix together the following:
1 - 21 oz. can cherry pie filling
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. lemon juice
Mix together and spread into prepared pie crust and bake 20 minutes.
While that is baking, prepare macaroon topping by mixing together the following:
1 c. coconut
1/2 c. slivered almonds
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. milk
1 tbs. butter or margarine, melted
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1/4 tsp. coconut extract
1 beaten egg
When 20 minute mark is reached, remove pie from oven and spread coconut mixture over cherry filling. Return to oven and continue baking another 20-30 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Serve warm or cold.
Next meeting: Thursday, February 7th. Dues are now payable - $30/year. They need to be paid before the March 2019 meeting to continue current membership and receive newsletters, club benefits, etc. Dues can be paid at the meeting or sent directly to Jim Heizer.
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!
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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 www.steveschmittauto.com. They are located in Highland, IL and are ready to serve your automotive needs.
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