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Lookingglass Corvette Club

Current Newsletter

PAST EVENTS:

We recently learned of the sudden passing of Dan Myers' son, Steve "Turk" Myers. Our deepest sympathies to Dan, Debbie, Lorna, and their families.

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS

No new members were received due to Zoom meeting in January.

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.)

2021 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. Members have voted that all monies collected for this party will be held until such time as the party is rescheduled.

April 30-May 2: A group of ladies will be heading back to Brown County for fun, friendship, shopping, and adult beverages. If you are interested in participating, please contact the hotel directly. There is no group number and this is not a club event, just a get-together for those interested.

Members will be kept updated about meetings via weekly reminders and/or monthly newsletters. Remember, dues for all current members of record have been waived for 2021 due to the inability to hold events in 2020.

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 by now. Bob Kunz is waiting for his third one to arrive shortly, and Dave Threlkeld is also waiting delivery on his C8.

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.

NOTICE: 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.

April 17: Automotive & motorcycle swap meet/car show, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., Effingham County fairgrounds, Altamont, IL. $5 spectator fee, $20 swap meet space in advance or $25 day of event.

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 MAY take place, depending on COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time:

Syberg's Weds. cruise nights, O'Fallon, IL.

Mexico Tipico car cruise, Lebanon, IL - 3rd Friday of each month, May - October.

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.

Downtown Lebanon cruise "on the brick road" - held 1st Saturday of each month from May thru October, 6 - 8 p.m.

Dairy Queen cruise in, Troy, IL - starts 2nd Saturday in April through October.

Culver's cruise-in, Collinsville, IL - 3rd Saturday of each month, beginning April thru October.

Rusty Rodz cruise-in, downtown Highland on the square, held the last Saturday of each month, May thru October.

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. Resumes in April 2021!

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

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: April 1, 7:30 p.m. Location to be announced shortly. Health protocols are still in place, so please bring your own chairs, coolers, hand sanitizers, masks, and stay 6' apart.

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.

NEXT MEETING: April 1st, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. - TENTATIVE - LOCATION TBA).

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