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       NCCC is winding down its’ activities for the year of 2018.  Our membership renewal for 2019 continues through the end of the year and we are anticipating a high renewal rate, which translates for us as member satisfaction.  NCCC currently has 242 clubs across the country and we recently had several new clubs join in the Southeast, Colorado and Northwest parts of the country.  The Northwest area (Oregon, Washington) is growing so fast that it may soon be able to have its’ own regional representation at our quarterly Governor’s meetings.  So…. membership is growing!      Our competition season is also ending, as 95% of the competition events are over for the year.  Each year, NCCC members interested in competition participate in events across the country and the top 15 Women, Men, and Clubs in competition points receive special recognition at our annual convention.  The competitors spend a lot of time, energy, and yes, money, to participate at this level.  While they greatly enjoy the competition, a common statement that each of these members make is that they have enjoyed meeting and competing among members in other regions.  They have experienced the friendship and camaraderie that comes from being a part of this great organization.  And a big “atta-boy” is given to those thousands of members who work the events so others can compete.  Without their support, the competitive events could not exist.  Many clubs and regions have recognition awards for these individuals as well and their acknowledgement is well deserved!      In November, we had our annual national officer election and we have several new officers at the President, Treasurer, and Director of Public Relations positions.  A new Director of Sponsorship had been appointed for 2019 and we will have a new Director of FCOA.  All these positions are filled by members who are volunteers and are dedicated to promoting NCCC to our members, possible new members, and to sponsors, both current and potential.      NCCC is in the planning process of promoting our organization to members and potential members at some of the larger Corvette events across the country in 2019- Bloomington in Indianapolis, Corvettes of Carlisle, and Mid America Motorworks Funfest event.  We have been participating in these events for many years, but our plan is to provide a Hospitality Tent area for current members and guests to come by and visit and get to know others interested in the Corvette and NCCC.  Corvette owners enjoy “bench racing”- a common term used among enthusiasts for just talking about their Corvette.  We all enjoy listening about others’ experiences with their Corvette which then allows us to talk about our own experiences.  It is so great to have this common thread with a group of Corvette owners.  NCCC has been a part of my life since 1976.  I met my husband of 40 years through NCCC and have made some of my closest long-time friends through this great organization and club.  I joined for the car and stayed for the people- our infamous logo.  Check us out at www.corvettesnccc.org and join in the experience at a local club.  I know you will feel the same!      Happy holidays! 
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