By the time you read this, the summer will be almost over and lots of activities have taken place and will still be scheduled among our clubs across the country. We were fortunate to be part of the Bloomington Gold event in Indianapolis, IN during June and appreciate the hospitality shown to NCCC by Guy Larsen and his crew. NCCC was participating by providing information about the organization, selling raffle tickets for the Corvette gift certificate for $56.500 with 100% of the proceeds benefitting St.Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and hosting a low speed autocross to wet the appetites of Corvette race fans. Overall, it was a successful showing for NCCC with goals for all three areas mentioned being met. We had our best sales of raffle tickets and appreciate the support of those who attended the event. Good luck to you and we will still be selling tickets from the web site, www.corvettesnccc.org, through mid August, if interested. Many clubs participated in 4th of July parades across the country as we celebrated the freedoms that we enjoy as Americans. This activity is just one of the many types that you can enjoy by being connected to an NCCC club. Our slogan, “We joined for the car… we stay for the people” is certainly applicable as we use our common thread- the Corvette- to find ways to share time and experiences with like minded enthusiasts. My local NCCC club had 41 Corvettes participating in this activity in the Fort Worth area and the enthusiasm was evident as we joined together for this annual event. In August, NCCC members will join for our annual convention that will be held this year in Bowling Green, Kentucky. A variety of activities are scheduled for a 6 day event and the competitor and sight seer will have something to enjoy. More importantly though, is the reason that we join together. For many members, the scheduling of the convention is the first activity they put on their calendar for the year as it provides the opportunity to catch up with old friends made in the organization as well as meeting new ones to build a relationship with. This year marks the 58th year for this annual event and it continues to evolve as we travel to different parts of the country each year and enjoy the local atmosphere and leadership of members across the country. Social media has taken over the communication waves throughout the country and next month, we will discuss ways that NCCC members utilize these new tools of communication. Until then….SAVE the WAVE !!