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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
March 2010

Spring is just around the corner and the club is planning a number of actvities for the spring and summer.  See the list below of upcoming car show related events.  Also coming soon will be the Tuesday "Cruise Night Schedule" that will also include some daytime weekend cruises.  Please note that we are working on another rendezvous with the Minot Car Club in Garrison for Saturday, April 24th.  That's only a little over a month away.  Stay tuned for details!!
Take time to clean up the Vette on the nice days to come.  We will be cruising shortly!!

Upcoming Events
March 20:  Wild about Wheels Car Show - State Fair Grounds, Minot. Info: 701-240-6771
March 27:  Toppers Rod and Custom show - West Fargo. Info:
April 10-11: Prime Steel Car Show - Alerus Center, Grand Forks. Info: 218-779-5377 or
May 22: Pioneer Club “Acres of Steel” Car Show - Mainstreet, Mandan
May 23: Roughrider Chevrolet Association Car Show - Elk’s Club Parking Lot, Bismarck
June 4-6: Devils Run, Devils Lake. Info:
June 11-12:  Classtiques Rod Run 2010, Bismarck-Mandan. Info:
June 13:  Buggies-N-Blues, Mandan. Info:
June 18-20: MSRA Back to the 50’s, St. Paul MN. Info:
July 10: JCCC Buffalo Rally, Jamestown. Info: 701-320-9108
July 11-18: Corvettes of Dakota Territory Tour of Yellowstone and Spearfish Rally.  See Newsletter for info.
July 28: ND State Fair Car Show & Oldies Concert.  Open to cars 1990 and older.  2 people in vehicle get in free.  Info: 701-240-6771.

CDT Meeting Minutes Friday, March 12 Prime Steer Restaurant
7:15 PM
Attendance 13 members
President Vickie Gunsch called the March meeting to order.   Minutes of the February 12, 2010 meeting were approved. 
Bruce McCollom presented the Treasurer's report.  Opening check balance for the club on 1/06/10 was $3603.93.  Club income amounted to $1489.38 and expenses amounted to $1355.76.  Check book balance as of 3/10/10 was $3737.55.  The Treasures report was accepted.
It was noted that by-law revisions were not sent out last month because of uncertainty of the most recent draft copy.  A motion was made By Bruce McCollom and seconded by Al Braun to send by-law revisions to current and non-current members from 2009 for everyone's information and review.  Only dues paying members however, will be allowed to vote for by-law revisions during the April meeting.  Motion passed. 
It was also reinforced by group consensus that only paid up members for 2010 will receive the March newsletter.
Discussion was held on supporting the community initiative of Amber's Dream which consists of financially assisting the effort to build a classic car for a raffle to support the Children's hospital unit at MedCenter One.  Bruce McCollom made a motion to contribute $200 towards Amber's Dream.  The motion was seconded by Val Wangler.  Motion carried. 
Mike Neigum reviewed a proposed schedule for Tuesday Cruise Night.  Club members provided input and a schdule will be finalized at the next meeting.  Mike also voluteered to work with the Minot Car Club to meet for dinner in Garrison.  Once finalized, details will be sent to all club members.
Bruce McCollom brought forth to everyones attention that technically the club does not have a duly elected trustee for this current year as required by the by-laws.  Mike Lalonde has graciously filled this role as a volunteer.  It was noted that there has been some club history of electing the past president to this position.  In view of the fact that last year's club president is not a current member, Chuck Horter made a motion to elect Mike Neigum as trustee from the standpoint he is the most current past president.  Val Wangler seconded the motion.  Motion carried. 
Discussion on participation in the Buggies and Blues event in Mandan was deferred because of lack of information.
With there being no further business, meeting was adjourned.
Yellowstone Caravan and Spearfish Rally
A limited number of motel rooms are now available.  Make your arrangements now!   
July 11, Medora (arrangements pending)
July 12, 2010 Best Western GranTree Inn, Bozeman, Mt
   Rate $119  Toll free number 406-587-5261
July 13, 2010 Brandin Iron Inn, West Yellowstone, Mt
   Rate $108  406-646-9411
July 14, 2010 Best Western Plaza, Thermopolis, Wy
   Rate $126.90 307-864-2939
July 15-17 First Gold, Deadwood, SD
   Rate $105 1-800-274-1876 or 605-717-7172 (Private parking has been secured).

Corvette Fun Facts:
As mentioned in the previous newsletter the only color available for the 1953 Corvette was white with red interior.  In 1954 three new exterior colors (blue, red and black) and a new interior color (beige) were offered.  Interesting enough, a manual transmission was listed as an option on the 1954 Corvette, but no model was ordered, manufactured, or delivered that year with a manual transmission.  Sales were sluggish and big changes were coming in 1955.  Stay tuned for this continued saga of the evolution of the Corvette in the April addition!

More Name Game!
Chevelle - French word meaning shovel.
Chevette - Feminine version of the Chevelle.
Mercury Sable - A furry little animal that lives in Northern Asia prized for it's fur.  Not sure why you would name a car after this critter.
Ford Taurus - Simply full of bull.
Volkswagen - German word meaning the people’s car.  For a complete dissertation please contact Val Wangler.
Mustang - Most common assumption is the name is derived from a horse with questionable ancestory, though others theorize it was named after a powder form of orange drink with mustard flavoring.
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