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91  General Category / Upcoming Events / CDT/MINOT CC GARRISON RUN 5/12/12 on: March 24, 2012, 10:23:09 AM
CDT and Minot CC members will meet Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Stoney End Supper Club (Hwy 37 1 mi. East of Garrison for a joint dinner and parking lot show. CDT Members are invited to a "Garage Social" by Ray & Lisa Zerr and Dean & Connie Krebsbach beginning @ 4 PM. The Stoney End parking lot show will start at 6 PM.
Group departure from North Wall Mart parking lot 2:30pm.
92  General Category / Newsletters / MARCH 2012 NEWSLETTER on: March 20, 2012, 09:33:57 AM
   
Corvettes of Dakota Territory
1976-2012
President Val Wangler (222-8563): Vice-President Mary Scott (222-8746): Secretary/Newsletter: Chuck & Julie Horter (258-6616):  Treasurer: Bruce McCollom (471 6022): Trustee: Vickie Gunsch (527-2134). Mailing address: CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND. 58502
 
Newsletter
               MARCH 2012   
 
 
Next Meeting
The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 13 at Dean's Steakhouse on the Strip.  Dinner at 6:00 and meeting at 7:00PM.
ANNUAL DUES FINAL CALL!!
Annual dues are now being accepted for the new year.  Make sure you get your dues paid by the end of the month so that you are not dropped from the newsletter and membership list.  Annual dues are still $30 and can be mailed to Bruce McCollom at CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND 58502.
 Upcoming Events 
Topper's Car Show, Fargo 3-31 & 4-1-2012 www.topperscarclub.com
CDT Monthly Meeting at Dean's Steakhouse. April 13th, 6:00 PM Dinner 7:00 PM Meeting
Primesteel Car Show, Grand Forks April 14-15, 2012 www.primesteelcarclub.com
Roughrider Chevrolet Association Car Show, Sunday, May 20th Bismarck Elks Club.
Devils Run, Devils Lake, ND June 1-3, 2012 www.greaterdakotaclassics.com
Classtiques Rod Run, June 8-9, 2012 Number 32, Bismarck-Mandan www.classtiques.com
Buggies-N-Blues, Mandan, June 10, 2012 www.buggies-n-blues.org
July 19-21, 2012: Spearfish Rally
CDT Annual Picnic, Sunday September 9, 2012 Jaycee Park
September 13-16, 2012:  Effingham, Illinois Corvette Rally
Annual Christmas Party, Saturday, January 12, 2013 Seven Seas in Mandan
Participation Incentive.
A participation incentive was approved to encourage and reward participation in club events.  Anytime a member and their significant other attends a club function their name will recorded and entered into a grandprize drawing at the end of the year.  This is a fun event and provides an opportunity to reward someone who makes CDT participation a priority!    Last year 3 members were awarded a free 2012 membership and $20.
 Secretary Position Open! 
No candidates surfaced in the recent election for the secretary position.  Chuck and Julie Horter will continue to perform the functions until a member surfaces with the expressed interest to take over the position. Anyone interested in taking on this fun position should contact Val Wangler.
Meeting Minutes
Dean's Steakhouse, Mandan, ND
7:00 PM
26 Members present
Meeting was called to order by Vice-President Mary Scott.
A motion was made and minutes were approved from last month's meeting.
Bruce McCollom gave the Treasurer's report.  Starting balance last month was $5335 and presently the CDT fund balance is $5649 with 49 paid members.  A reminder has been sent out to everyone to encourage remaining members to pay their dues.
A motion was made and caried to approve the Tresurer's report.
Glenn Siewert encouraged everyone to contact First Gold in Deadwood to reserve their rooms for the Spearfish Rally.  A list of individuals who have registered was circulated for review.
Mary Scott reported on the Effingham, Illinois Rally and stated that Ross Haugeberg is coordinating the event and assisting with arrangements. 
Bruce McCollom gave an update on the website maintenance initiative and said that he would be working with the website administrator as necessary.  Mike Neigum said that he noticed a few dated topics on the site such as tires for sale which should be removed.  Bruce stated that this would be addressed over the next few weeks.   
Mike Gunsch said that he would be working on a new membership form that could be distributed to prospective members. 
It was reported that the Events Committee was currently checking locations for the various venues for the spring and summer runs.  Al Braun reported that the first run would be the Topper's Car show on April 1 in Fargo. 
Chuck Horter made a motion that a certain amount of club funds should be budgeted for charitable causes.  He made a motion that $1,500 be donated to local charities and that the BSC $500 scholarship contribution be included in this amount with the remaining $1000 to be determined throughout the year.  Motion was seconded and carried.
Mike Neigum said that Dr. Scherr a local endodontist offered to give CDT members a tour of his garage on a pre scheduled Tuesday night.  It was suggested that the Events Committee explore options on this overture.
Chuck Horter mentioned that he had a vehicle fixed at Kupper Chevrolet and recieved excellent service.  In addition to the service he received a large discount on the repair as a result of Chuck and Julie's CDT membership.  He said the discount he received offset the annual dues that would be paid for a number of years to come.  He encouraged everyone to take advantage of Kupper's excellent service and the available discount.
It was discussed that the Club usually meets the Minot Corvette Club the lat week in April.  Contact will be made with the Minot Club to see if there is interest again this year.
Adjourn
CORVETTE HUMOR
"What's Worse Than..."
An exterminator in a Beetle
A call-girl in an Escort
A spiritualist in an Aurora
A proctologist in a Probe
An orator in a Civic
A country singer in a Neon
An orchestra conductor in a Prelude

93  General Category / Newsletters / FEBRUARY 2012 NEWSLETTER on: February 25, 2012, 05:10:44 PM

Corvettes of Dakota Territory
1976-2012
President Val Wangler (222-8563): Vice-President Mary Scott (222-8746): Secretary/Newsletter: Chuck & Julie Horter (258-6616):  Treasurer: Bruce McCollom (471 6022): Trustee: Vickie Gunsch (527-2134). Mailing address: CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND. 58502
 
Newsletter
               FEBRUARY 2012   
 
 
Next Meeting
The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 9 at Dean's Steakhouse on the Strip.  Dinner at 6:00 and meeting at 7:00PM.
ANNUAL DUES
Annual dues are now being accepted for the new year.  Make sure you get your dues paid by the end of the month so that you are not dropped from the newsletter and membership list.  Annual dues are still $30 and can be mailed to Bruce McCollum at CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND 58502.
 Upcoming Events 
Friday, March 9, 2012 Monthly meeting.  Social 6:00 PM Meeting 7:00 PM
Topper's Car Show, Fargo 3-31 & 4-1-2012 www.topperscarclub.com
Primesteel Car Show, Grand Forks April 14-15, 2012 www.primesteelcarclub.com
Roughrider Chevrolet Association Car Show, Sunday, May 20th Bismarck Elks Club.
Devils Run, Devils Lake, ND June 1-3, 2012 www.greaterdakotaclassics.com
Classtiques Rod Run, June 8-9, 2012 Number 32, Bismarck-Mandan www.classtiques.com
Buggies-N-Blues, Mandan, June 10, 2012 www.buggies-n-blues.org
July 19-21, 2012: Spearfish Rally
CDT Annual Picnic, Sunday September 9, 2012 Jaycee Park
September 13-16, 2012:  Effingham, Illinois Corvette Rally
Annual Christmas Party, Saturday, January 12, 2013 Seven Seas in Mandan
Participation Incentive.
A participation incentive was approved to encourage and reward participation in club events.  Anytime a member and their significant other attends a club function their name will recorded and entered into a grandprize drawing at the end of the year.  This is a fun event and provides an opportunity to reward someone who makes CDT participation a priority!   
Meeting Minutes:
 
Secretary Position Open! 
No candidates surfaced in the recent election for the secretary position.  Chuck and Julie Horter will continue to perform the functions until a member surfaces with the expressed interest to take over the position. Anyone interested in taking on this fun position should contact Val Wangler.
Meeting Minutes
Dean's Steakhouse, Mandan, ND
7:00 PM
18 Members present
Meeting was called to order by President Val Wangler. 
Minutes were read and Mike Lalonde moved for approval, seconded by Bruce McCollum.
Treasurer's report: Starting balance was $5,088.  Ending balance stands at $5,335.  To date their are 41 paid members.  Gary Stefanovsky moved for approval, seconded by Mike Lalonde. 
Old Business:  Glen Siewert reported that 20 rooms have been reserved at $105 per night for the Spearfish Rally in July.
 Effingham Rally was discussed for September 13-16, 2012.  Vicki Gunsch reported that there is a problem in finding availalbe rooms but that she is still looking.
The Christmas party was a great event this year with 48 plates being served.  Next years party has been set for Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Seven Seas.  Thee is a possiblity that we may move into a larger room. 
Secretary position is still open.  The webmaster portion of the position has been taken on by Bruce McCollom.
New Business:
Bruce McCollom demonstrated how to use the CDT Website home page.  Mike Neigum made a motion to allow Bruce the latitude to make appropriate changes, such as updating photos, etc, with Jamie Wetch's help as needed.  Motion was seconded by Mike Lalonde and approved. 
Discussion was hold on making up packets, etc. to pass out to prospective new members.  Mike Gunsch will develop a brochure for the CDT club with an application form, information, and photos.
An event planning committee was formed for the upcoming year to be chaired by Mike Koch with Al Braun, Mike Lalonde, Gary Stefanovsky and Pete Weisbeck assisting.  A meeting will be planned at their convenience. 
There was consensus to contnue the participation incentives as before.
Val Wangler presented Mike Lalonde with a past president's award as provided by Bruce & Irene McCollom.
Al Braun mentioned the Topper's Car Show in Fargo on 3-31 & 4-1-12 (See schedule of events).
Bruce McCollom moved to adjourn and seconded by Mike Neigum.
Corvette Humor
"What's Worse Than..."
A pyromaniac In a Blazer?
A barber in a Seville?
A seamstress in a Dart?
An insurance adjuster in an Acclaim?
A construction worker in a Bobcat?
A creature in a black Laguna?
A theatre manager in a Marquis?
An astronomer in an Eclipse?


94  General Category / Newsletters / JANUARY 2012 NEWSLETTER on: February 09, 2012, 10:56:56 PM
   
Corvettes of Dakota Territory
1976-2012
President Val Wangler (222-8563): Vice-President Mary Scott (222-8746): Secretary/Newsletter: Chuck & Julie Horter (258-6616):  Treasurer: Bruce McCollom (471 6022): Trustee: Vickie Gunsch (527-2134). Mailing address: CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND. 58502
 
Newsletter
JANUARY 2012   
 
 
Next Meeting
The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 10 at Dean's Steakhouse on the Strip.  Dinner at 6:00 and meeting at 7:00PM.
ANNUAL DUES
Annual dues are now being accepted for the new year.  Make sure you get your dues paid by the end of the month so that you are not dropped from the newsletter and membership list.  Annual dues are still $30 and can be mailed to Bruce McCollum at CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND 58502.
 Upcoming Events  
Friday, February 10, 2012 Monthly meeting.  Social 6:00 PM Meeting 7:00 PM
July 19-21, 2012: Spearfish Rally
September 13-16, 2012:  Effingham, Illinois Corvette Rally
Participation Incentive.
A participation incentive was approved to encourage and reward participation in club events.  Anytime a member and their significant other attends a club function their name will recorded and entered into a grandprize drawing at the end of the year.  This is a fun event and provides an opportunity to reward someone who makes CDT participation a priority!    
Annual Christmas Party a Huge Success!
Forty-eight people participated in the annual CDT Christmas party held at the Seven Seas.  The food was great and over $1,000 was raised during the silent auction.  A new record!  Games were played and festivities went into the late evening.  Special acknowledgement was given to Gerald Gregory who travelled all the way from Locust Grove, Oklahoma to attend the party.  Way to go Gerald!
The silent auction items were very upscale and included a round Corvette pub table donated by Paul & Evie Klemetson, a huge Detroit Chevy Billboard banner donated by Ross and Jan Haugeberg, great Corvette photos from Mike Lalonde and other fantastic items.  Thanks to everyone who donated items for the silent auction!  
Also, thank you to Irene McCollom for all her planning, decorating and hard work in making the Christmas Party venue such a classy event!  Simply put, you are awesome!!
Meeting Minutes:
Seven Seas
Saturday, January 14, 2012  7:30 PM
Past President Vickie Gunsch brought the meeting to order.  Bruce then asked that the past months meeting minutes be amended to reflect the fact that that an award for the president was approved by the membership but kept secret so as to keep it as a surprise for the outgoing president.  The recognition award was presented to Vickie Gunsch by Mary Scott. Bruce McCollom stated that he and Irene felt it appropriate to give awards to the past two presidents, Mike Neigum and Mike Lalonde for their past service.   Bruce and Irene personally funded these awards and presented one of them to Mike Neigum.  Mike Lalonde was not present and Bruce said that he would get the recognition award to him.  
Bruce McCollom gave the Treasurer's report and said that the current club balance was $5088.17.  He stated that we currently have 59 paid members.  
Old Business:
Ross Haugeberg gave an overview of the Corvette Fun Fest scheduled for September 13-16 in Effingham, IL.  He stated it was the largest Corvette rally in the country with over 10,000 Corvettes participating.  Effingham is approximately 1,000 miles from Bismarck and could be covered in a two day drive.  He said that Eau Claire, Wisconsin was about half way to the event and would be a good stopping place for the first leg of the trip. Registration is $25 per person.  The return trip portion of the trip could be flexible and people could travel individually or caravan.  Ross said that to make the planning feasible it would take a commitment of 5 or 6 cars.  A show of hands was requested for interest in the trip and approximately 8 couples expressed a possibility in participating.  Ross will continue to gather information for the trip and lay out the details.  Ross said that Corvette Clubs participating in the event are entitled to special privileges such as parking.  
The election of officers was overviewed from last months meeting.  Officers as elected are:
Val Wangler, President
Mary Scott, Vice President
Bruce McCollom, Treasurer
Vickie Gunsch, Trustee (past president)
Chuck & Julie Horter, Interim Secretary
Three names were drawn for the attendance awards of participating in club events.  The winners were Val Wangler, D. Stromberg, and Shelly Krebsbach.  The winners receive a free membership and a $20 cash reward.
Past President Gunsch recognized Earl Larson and Mike Koffler as original charter members of the Corvettes of Dakota Territory car club 35 years ago.  Earl thanked the club for inviting his wife Marlene and himself to the CDT Christmas party and said that it was obvious to him that the club was vibrant and healthy.
New Business:
It was announced that the BSC scholarship sponsored by the club was given to Jeff Wuitschick who by chance is a member of our club.  Individuals selected for the scholarship is determined by the faculty and administration at BSC.  Jeff expressed his appreciation for being selected for the scholarship.
Adjourn.
Secretary Position Open!  
No candidates surfaced in the recent election for the secretary position.  Chuck and Julie Horter will continue to perform the functions until a member surfaces with the expressed interest to take over the position. Anyone interested in taking on this fun position should contact Val Wangler.
Corvette Humor
More bumper sticker creativity observed in our travels....
Laugh Alone and the world thinks you're an idiot
Rehab is for quitters
Sometimes I wake up grumpy; Other times I let him sleep
All men are idiots, and I married their King
Jack Kevorkian for White House Physician
Work is for people who do not know how to fish
I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian
Women who seek to be equal to men lack ambition
When you do a good deed , get a receipt-in case heaven is like the IRS.
I owe, I owe, so off to work I go
95  General Category / Newsletters / DECEMBER 2011 NEWSLETTER on: January 29, 2012, 05:08:08 PM

Corvettes of Dakota Territory
1976-2011
President Vickie Gunsch (527-2134): Vice-President Val Wangler (222-8563): Secretary/Newsletter: Chuck & Julie Horter (258-6616):  Treasurer: Bruce McCollom (471 6022): Trustee: Mike Neigum (258-5742). Mailing address: CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND. 58502
 
Newsletter
               December 2011   
 
 
Next Meeting
The next meeting will be Saturday night at the annual Christmas party scheduled for January 14, 2012 starting at 5:30 pm with the social. 6:30 Dinner.
ANNUAL DUES and Christmas Party!!
Annual dues are now being accepted for for the new year.  For those individuals planning on attending the Christmas party dues may be submitted in conjunction with the dinner costs.  Annual dues are still $30.
The Christmas party dinner is $24 per person.  Dinner cost plus dues may be mailed to Bruce McCollum at CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND 58502.
Dinner for two plus dues = $78.
Dinner for one plus dues = $54.
It is important that you RSVP as soon as possible in order to get an accurate headcount for the Christmas party.  We are charged for the exact number of meals that we submit as our final count.  It is always helpful if people can pay dues and dinner in advance to help us plan appropriately and make registration easier during the night of the event.
SILENT AUCTION
One of the major fund raising activites for the club is the silent auction that is held during the Christmas Party.  Everyone is encouraged to bring an item(s) or a service to be auctioned off during the event.  There will be no gift exchange this year and the primary focus will be on maximizing participation in the auction. 
CDT is 35 Years Old!!
Corvettes of Dakota Territory was founded in 1976 by area enthusiasts who had the insight, inspiration and passion to promote the experience of driving Corvettes.  CDT has established itself as one of the premier car clubs in the area and has been activley involved in community events through the years.  Happy birthday CDT!! 
 Upcoming Events
January 14, 2012:  Annual CDT Christmas Party, Seven Seas 5:30 Social, 6:30 Dinner
July 19-21, 2012: Spearfish Rally
September 13-16, 2012:  Effingham, Illinois Corvette Rally
Participation Incentive.
A participation incentive was approved to encourage and reward participation in club events.  Anytime a member and their significant other attends a club function their name will recorded and entered into a grandprize drawing at the end of the year.  This is a fun event and provides an opportunity to reward someone who makes CDT participation a priority!  A drawing for three participation incentive awards will be held the night of the Christmas Party.   
 
Meeting Minutes:
7:15 PM Dean's Steakhouse
18 Members present
Vice president Val Wangler called the meeting to order.
Bruce McCollum gave the Treasurer's report and stated that the present CDT account balance was $3,648 with 59 paid members.  Motion was made and approved to accept the Treasuer's report. 
A motion was made to accept the November minutes with the  correction of Bruce McCollum agreeing to continue as club treasurer only and not secretary.
Discussion took place on the upcoming Christmas party scheduled for January 14.  It was stressed that it is important for people to RSVP as early as possible so that an accurate headcount can be given to secure the exact number of meals. 
The club must provide a meal guarantee 48 hours in advance.  Cost of meals and dues may be included together in one check when submitting payment to the club treasurer. 
Julie Horter discussed the silent auction and encouraged everyone to provide an item or a service to be donated.  This is the primary fundraiser for the club.  There will be no gift exchange this year.
It was noted that Al Braun and Keith Feist had requested that dinner start at 6:30 PM to accomodate work schedules the night of the Christmas party. Consensus was given to move the dinner to 6:30 PM.
Irene McCollum indicated that decorations for the Christmas party have been purchased and that so far everything was under budget.
The Spearfish Rally was discussed and the date for the event is July 21st.  Arrangements for a club dinner has not been established because the day for the street car rally has not been determined for either Friday or Saturday night.   
The Effingham Rally was discussed and Vickie Gunsch said she will pursue arrangements if enough interest is shown to attend the event.
A list is still being put together to invite the original charter members of the club.  Chuck Horter said that it was mentioned to him that Hank Albers was an original sponsor of the club and consideration should be given to invite him, and his spouse.
New Business:
Money for games was discussed for the Christmas party.  There was discussion that this could probably fall within the $300 budget set for decorating the event. 
Discussion took place regarding the vacant secretary position.  Bruce McCollum said that he would be willing to work with the CDT website and keep it updated if he could get help from Glenn Siewert and Chuck Horter. This would remove a portion of the work from the secretary position and would allow more focus on composing the monthly newsletter and club communication.
Bruce McCollum suggested that perhaps a firm could be contracted to do the newsetter.
Election of officers.
A motion to unanimously place the following individuals into nomination was was made for club officers. 
Val Wangler nominated as President
Mary Scott nominated as Vice President
Bruce McCollum nominated as Treasurer
Secretary postion was left open.
The unanimous ballet was cast and approved.
Future nominations will be taken for the secreatary position.  Chuck and Julie Horter said that they would continue with secretary duties until a replacement is found.
Adjourn.

Corvette Humor
When cruising around in your Vette it's only a matter of time before you come up on some pretty interesting bumper stickers.  Here's a few we spotted last summer...
Horn broken.  Watch for finger.
Your kid may be an honor student, but you're still an idiot
Cover me.  I'm changing lanes.
I brake for no apparent reason.
Learn from your parent's mistakes-use birth control.
Forget about World Peace.. Visualize using your turn signal.
He who laughs last thinks slowest.
Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.
I love cats...they taste like chicken.
Out of my mind.  Back in five minutes.
The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.
96  General Category / Newsletters / NOVEMBER 2011 NEWSLETTER on: December 20, 2011, 10:06:51 PM
   
Corvettes of Dakota Territory
1976-2011
President Vickie Gunsch (527-2134): Vice-President Val Wangler (222-8563): Secretary/Newsletter: Chuck & Julie Horter (258-6616):  Treasurer: Bruce McCollom (471 6022): Trustee: Mike Neigum (258-5742). Mailing address: CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND. 58502
 
Newsletter
               November 2011   
 
 
Next Meeting
The next meetingwill be Friday, December 9 @ 7pm at Dean's Steakhouse, do come early and enjoy some great food.
 
CDT is 35 Years Old!!
Corvettes of Dakota Territory was founded in 1976 by area enthusiasts who had the insight, inspiration and passion to promote the experience of driving Corvettes.  CDT has established itself as one of the premier car clubs in the area and has been activley involved in community events through the years.  Happy birthday CDT!! 
 Upcoming Events
December 9, 2011 Monthly membership meeting at Dean's Restaurant on the Strip.
January 14, 2012:  Annual CDT Christmas Party, Seven Seas 
July 19-21, 2012: Spearfish Rally
September 13-16, 2012:  Effingham, Illinois Corvette Rally
Participation Incentive.
A participation incentive was recently approved to encourage and reward participation in club events.  Anytime a member and their significant other attends a club function their name will recorded and entered into a grandprize drawing at the end of the year.  This is a fun event and provides an opportunity to reward someone who makes CDT participation a priority!
Bring an Item for the Food Bank!!
Plan on attending the December CDT meeting at Dean's Steakhouse and bring an item(s) for the local food bank.  Holidays are approaching and we need to think of those folks who are in need.  See you at Dean's!!
Meeting Minutes:
Friday, November 11, 2011  7:07 PM  Dean's Steakhouse
7:10 PM  22 Members present
President Vickie Gunsch called the meeting to order. 
Bruce McCollom and Mike Lalonde made a motion to approve last months minutes.  Motion carried.
Bruce McCollom gave the Treasurer's report and stated that the current club balance was $3,648.  Treasurer's report was approved.
Mike Lalonde reported that the Christmas party will be held in the same room at the Seven Seas as in previous years.  Discussion took place on the gift exchange process that has been held in previous years.  It was suggested that instead of a gift exchange, items could be brought for club donations in the silent auction.  Service type items or programs are good silent type auctions also. 
Irene McCollom made a motion of a $300 decorating budget for the Christmas party. Motion was seconded by Mike Lalonde.  Motion carried. 
President Gunsch said that nominations were needed for the club officer positions.  Val Wangler volunteered to put his name on the ballot as club president.  Mary Scott volunteered to put her name on the ballot as vice president.  Bruce McCollom volunteered to continue as club secretary.  Chuck Horter said that he would like to relinquish the sectretary's position because of time constraints with his work and travel schedule.  Anyone interested in any of the officer postions should contact President Gunsch. 
Discussion took place about events for next year.  The Spearfish Rally will be the 3rd weekend in July.  Interest has also been shown in participating in the Effingham, Illinois Corvette Rally which is scheduled for September 13-16, 2012.
New Business:
Mike Lalonde stated that he would help coordinate the Christmas party event at the Seven Seas.  It was noted that invitations needed to be sent to Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kupper of Kupper Chevrolet acknowledging their suppport of the club. Discussion also took place with respect to inviting the original charter members of CDT.  People identified as orginal charter members included Mike Koffler, Doug Sande and Dennis Huber.  Anyone who has additional information on original charter members should contact President Gunsch. She will send out the invitations.
Mike and Deb Koch had volunteered to do  games at the Christmas party but have discovered that they have travel plans at that time.  Mary Scott volunteered to take on games
Mike Gunsch said that he would put a slide show together.
The next CDT meeting will be December 9th, 2011 at Deans Steakhouse.
Adjourn 7:30 PM.

Corvette Humor
Even though North Dakota by in large has escaped the recession there are still signs that things aren't going that great in certain areas and some of us have been hit really hard.....
My neighbor got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.
CEO's are now playing miniature golf.
Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen.
I saw a Morman with only one wife.
McDonalds is selling the 1/4 oz. burger.
My cousin had an exorcism but couldn't afford to pay for it, and they re-possessed her!
The Treasure Island Casino in Vegas is now managed by Somali Pirates.
A truckload of Americans were caught sneaking into Mexico.
I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy, wars, jobs, my savings, Social Security, retirement funds, etc, I called the Suicide Hotline.  I got a call-center in Pakistan, and when I told them I wa suicidal, they got excited and asked if I could drive a truck.
97  General Category / Newsletters / OCTOBER NEWSLETTER 2011 on: December 20, 2011, 09:58:52 PM
   
Corvettes of Dakota Territory
1976-2011
President Vickie Gunsch (527-2134): Vice-President Val Wangler (222-8563): Secretary/Newsletter: Chuck & Julie Horter (258-6616):  Treasurer: Bruce McCollom (471 6022): Trustee: Mike Neigum (258-5742). Mailing address: CDT, Box 625, Bismarck, ND. 58502
 
Newsletter
               October 2011   
 
 
Next Meeting
The next meetingwill be Friday, November 11 @ 7pm at Dean's Steakhouse, do come early and enjoy some great food.
 
CDT is 35 Years Old!!
Corvettes of Dakota Territory was founded in 1976 by area enthusiasts who had the insight, inspiration and passion to promote the experience of driving Corvettes.  CDT has established itself as one of the premier car clubs in the area and has been activley involved in community events through the years.  Happy birthday CDT!! 
 Upcoming Events
November 11, 2012 Monthly membership meeting at Dean's Restaurant on the Strip.
January 14, 2012:  Annual CDT Christmas Party, Seven Seas 
Participation Incentive.
A participation incentive was recently approved to encourage and reward participation in club events.  Anytime a member and their significant other attends a club function their name will recorded and entered into a grandprize drawing at the end of the year.  This is a fun event and provides an opportunity to reward someone who makes CDT participation a priority!
Bring an Item for the Food Bank!!
Plan on attending the November CDT meeting at Dean's Steakhouse and bring an item(s) for the local food bank.  Holidays are approaching and we need to think of those folks who are in need.  See you at Dean's!!
Meeting Minutes:
Friday, October 14, 2011  7:07 PM  A&B Pizza South
 President Vickie Gunsch called the meeting to order and asked for approval of the September meeting minutes.  A motion was made by Bruce McCollom to approve the minutes and seconded by Gary Stefanovsky.  Motion was carried.
Bruce McCollom gave the Treasurer's report and stated that the current balance was $3,648 with a total of 59 paid members.  A motion was made by Mike Gunsch to approve the Treasurer's report and was seconded by Val Wangler.  Motion carried.
Old Business:
The Black Hills fall run coordinated by Al Braun was well attended with a total of 12 cars participating.  A great trip along with great weather.
Chuck Horter reported on the Roughrider Chevrolet Association car show at the All Seasons Arena held in recognition of the 100th Anniversary of Chevrolet.
It was reported that 5 cars participated in the weekend "Reservation Run" coordinated by Al Braun.  A decent turnout considering the rainy weather.
President Gunsch said that no garage tours were scheduled for October and that a spring Garage tour was being considered for Garrison in conjunction with the annual dinner social with the Minot Corvette club.
Forty people attended the annual CDT picnic at the Jaycee park.  This year the food was catered and was well received.  Food was excellent.
Discussion took place for prizes at the Christmas Party for those individuals who were recorded in attendance at CDT functions.  It was decided that three names would be drawn from the attendance lists.  The three winners would receive a free year membership plus $20 in cash.  Mike Gunsch made the motion to approve and it was seconded by Bruce McCollom.  Motion carried. 
New Business:
A recommendation was made by President Gunsch to form a Christmas Party planning committee.  Irene McCollom volunteered to coordinate planning of the event. 
It was suggested that a food donation initiative take place at the next CDT meeting.  All members are encourage to bring a food donation and all items collected will be given to an area food bank.  Chuck Horter made the motion and was seconded by JoAnn Wangler.  Motion carried.
Vickie Gunsch said that she would be completing her second term as President and that the by-laws required that a new president would have to be voted in at the Christmas Party.  Any member interested in any of the elected offices are encourage to submit their names to President Gunsch.
Glenn Siewert reported that rooms were reserved at First Gold in Deadwood under CDT for the Spearfish Rally. 
Chuck Horter said that he has not reserved the Deadwood Social Club for the Spearfish Rally banquest because the Black Hills Corvette Club has yet to determine whether or not the Spearfish Rally will be on Friday or Saturday night.  A determination will not be made until Spring. 
Meeting Adjourned.
Winterization of your Corvette
Unless you live in the deep south or southwest, itís that time of year to put your Pride and Joy into hibernation. Putting your Corvette in the garage for a while does have some benefits: you can clean it well and check out the condition of the drivetrain. Leaving your Corvette in an unheated garage for months at a time without starting isnít terrible, but leaving your Corvette for a year or more is when really bad things happen.
The worst scenario for your Corvette is when one cold front after another pummels your garage with temperature fluctuations creating extreme condensation in internal driveline components. Engines, transmissions, and differentials corrode from the top down while the condensation drips into the lubricant. Fuel tanks have condensation dripping from the roof of the tank, corroding the steel fuel sending unit or the tank itself in 1953-1973 Corvettes.
The length of time that your Corvette sits is what really matters. Three months requires very little winterizing. Filling the fuel tank and keeping the battery charged is the extent of preparation. Planning on longer term storage? Use these guidelines:
PAINT: If your Corvette is going to sit for four or more months without activity, the car should be washed to safeguard against any environmental fallout like tree sap, dead bugs etc. Some of the fallout may be acidic and damage the paint or clearcoat permanently.
TIRES & WHEELS: Scrub the tires to remove any built up oxidation and apply a tire dressing once they are dried. Clean your wheels in a similar fashion to paint as brake dust, when left on wheels for extended periods, can permanently damage the wheel surface. Remember to use a clearcoat specific cleaner if your wheels are clearcoated. While on the subject of tires, donít worry about flat spotting unless you have bias plies. There has been significant strides in tire composition and technology, and any flat spotting that does occur on radials will be eliminated with a nice 30 minute drive in the springtime. It is OK to keep your tires inflated to the correct pressure, and overinflating is preferred by some to reduce the tireís pliability. Just be sure to correct the pressure in the spring.
INTERIOR: To prevent moisture buildup and possible mold formation, use a desiccant in the footwells and rear cargo areas. DampRid is a popular choice and it is available at major retailers like Walmart.
FUEL TANK: The fuel tank should be filled to the top with winter fuel (available after October 1) and our part number 351005 fuel stabilizer should be added.
BATTERY: The battery should be kept charged throughout the entire time your Corvette is stored whether itís winter or summer. We recommend our Battery Tenders, parts 171251 or 171217. Simply connect the Battery Tender to your battery and it maintains the battery charge without any damage or concerns about overcharging or overheating your battery.
FLUIDS: Make sure to top off all fluids including coolant, brake fluid, clutch and transmission, oil and fuel. Always change your oil and filter before placing a car in long-term storage as well.
RODENTS: Any part of a city, suburb or rural area is open to rodent problems, and they can wreak havoc on a Corvette, particularly the plug wires. Certain brands of plug wires (including GM) consist of a vegetable based outer shell which is very appetizing to varmints. To keep them looking elsewhere for their next meal, place mothballs in the engine area. Just donít forget to remove them before starting the car. Regarding tail pipes, place face cloths over each and wrap rubber bands around them.
CAR COVERS: Indoors or outdoors, we recommend covering a car when it will be stored for more than a few months. The type of cover you select should be based on where the car will be stored. A weatherproof cover is a solid choice for indoors or outdoors, but a cotton cover will suffice for indoor-only storage. Corvette Central stocks a nice variety of covers that are tailored for your year and model Corvette.
STARTING THE CAR IN WINTER: We recommend starting your Corvette once a month throughout the winter if possible. This will help circulate the oil rather than letting it sit in the oil pan all winter, exposing cylinder walls and moving parts to possible corrosion. If you do start your vehicle every so often, you should get it up to operating temp in order to get rid of any condensation. The problem there is that just letting sit and idle may not heat up the transmission oil. I have heard that unless you are going to get those fluid levels hot enough to get rid of the condensation, you should not even start the car. 20 to 30 minutes should do it.

Corvette Humor
A man driving a new Corvette stops for a hitch-hiker.  When the door opens a large scruffy looking dog comes running up and tries to jump in.  The Corvette owner asks if the dog belongs to the hitch-hiker and he replies yes.  The Corvette owner tells the guy that he is welcome but not the dog.  The hitch hiker says "no problem...nobody wants my dog in their car so I have trained him to run alongside." and puts a leash on the dog collar.  The Corvette owner says "well OK, it's your dog."  He gets going about 30 mph and the hitch hiker says, "don't worry about it go as fast as you want.. The dog is trained and can keep up."  At about 85 the Corvette owner asks how the dog is doing.  The hitch hiker says "he's trained... you just drive and don't worry about my dog."  At around 120 mph the Corvette guy asks if the dog is still running beside the front wheel.  The hitch hiker says "believe me stop and see for yourself."  The Corvette owner hits the brakes with an agressive stop and walks around to the passenger side.  The dog is barely panting.  Wow that's amazing but I don't remember the big red collar around his neck.  that's not a collar that's his butt...He still has trouble stopping as fast as some of the high performance sports cars.


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