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Lookingglass Corvette Club

Current Newsletter

PAST EVENTS:

The Randy Gori memorial cruise in Edwardsville looked like a great success! We filled Wang Gang parking lot with Corvettes and enjoyed watching the cruisers drive past and through the lot while there. Report was that there were around 300 cars on display at Sunset Hills Country Club. They are already working on the event for 2021 and have selected a tentative date in June!

The Brown County ladies' cruise was a smaller group due to the virus hitting several members, but the few and the mighty went and shopped, played games, and had a great time. Unfortunately several ladies became ill after coming home. Hopefully all who have recently had a bout with COVID-19 are either now recuperated or on their way back to good health. Please, everyone - be careful. This virus is nasty!

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS

A big LGCC welcome to our visitors, Keith Mattern of Belleville, and Norma Gross of Caseyville. Keith has a 98 Corvette roadster and became a member at the close of the meeting.

UPCOMING CLUB EVENTS (the following is an overview only, please check your newsletter or Yahoo or GroupWorks 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.)

2020 CLUB EVENTS - MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Unfortunately, most of our planned events have been canceled or postponed. Here is the status of each:

Annual Party has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. All monies collected for this party will be held until such time as the party is rescheduled.

With the spike in COVID-19 cases, we have opted to curtail the balance of 2020 meetings until 2021. Hopefully by that time things may have settled down a bit and we can host meetings for large groups once more.

New Arrivals:

Members who have ordered a new Corvette - some are still waiting. Since our last meeting, Jim Staub has received his and so has Jim Ford (who already sold it - d'oh!). Wally Suchanek should have his any day now.

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

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.

Remember to support the Corvette Museum's store when shopping for Corvette apparel or other items. You can do so by visiting www.corvettestore.com.

CARS FOR SALE OR CARS WANTED

None at this time.

Dues: Cost is $30 a year. If you are unable to pay at the meeting, please send a check ASAP payable to LGCC, P.O. Box 82, Highland, IL 62249 or directly to Gerald Farris, Treasurer. 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. If you are a current member of record and have paid your 2020 dues, because of the pandemic and our inability to provide club functions since mid-March, your dues for 2021 are waived.

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

None at this time.

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

The following events will hopefully still take place - confirmation on their status is pending.

Jan. 3, 2021: 46th annual swap meet, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., Will County Fairgrounds, Peotone, 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: www.StLouisCarNews.com or Hemmings.com and check the Lakers' site.

Recurring Cruise-Ins

The following cruise-ins have most likely been either canceled or pushed out further into the summer months, pending COVID-19 guidelines for gatherings:

Syberg's Weds. cruise nights, O'Fallon, IL - these are canceled due to the virus.

Mexico Tipico car cruise, Lebanon, IL - 3rd Friday of each month, May - October. Cruises have been canceled for the year.

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. Canceled due to virus.

Downtown Lebanon cruise "on the brick road" - held 1st Saturday of each month from May thru October, 6 - 8 p.m. This cruise in has concluded for the season, see you next spring.

Dairy Queen cruise in, Troy, IL - starts 2nd Saturday in April through October. This cruise in has been terminated for the season.

Culver's cruise-in, Collinsville, IL - 3rd Saturday of each month, beginning April thru October. Cruises have been postponed due to the virus for the time being.

Rusty Rodz cruise-in, downtown Highland on the square, held the last Saturday of each month, May thru October. Next cruise is September 26 - 5-8 p.m. Last cruise is October 31st.

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. This has been canceled for the time being.

Silver Creek Saloon, Belleville, has a car cruise the 3rd Saturday night of each month, beginning in May and ending in October. Canceled for the time being.

Cook's Corner - LGCC Favorites!

Suzie Wildhaber's Tailgate Ham Sammies

Preheat oven to 350 and assemble the following:

1 pkg. Hawaiian rolls (the small ones)

3/4 lb. deli ham (NOT honey ham)

6 slices of Swiss cheese

3/8 c. butter

3/4 tsp Dijon mustard

3/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce

3/4 tsp dried onion

Poppy seeds

Cut rolls in half and place bottoms of rolls in 9x12 pan. Quarter ham slices and place 3-4 thin slices on rolls. Cut cheese into quarters to fit rolls and place a piece on each roll. Put tops of rolls back on.

In a saucepan, combine butter, mustard, onion, and sauce and melt. Using a pastry brush or similar tool, brush butter mixture evenly over rolls. Sprinkle generously with poppy seeds and cover with foil. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 and bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes. Serve warm, room temperature, or cold. Turkey can be substituted for ham if preferred.

Next meeting: Due to the anticipated rise in COVID-19 infections, we are not planning any formal meetings until after the first of the year and hopefully things will be better by then. In the meantime, be safe and stay well! Updates regarding possible meetings will be posted in the newsletter, on Facebook, and on this website.

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 an upcoming meeting!

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Should you want additional information regarding joining our club, you can call 618-210-8341.

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.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Hope everyone has an enjoyable holiday!

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