Posted March 14, 2018
Annual COTV Membership Picnic
Please Join the Fun!
Meet At Kohl’s Parking Lot at 10:15 am
Reminder: For those attending the June 10th picnic. Bring your popup chair for the lawn if you have one. There are plenty of shade trees, games (horse shoes, croquet, bocce ball, ping pong) and a pool. Wear clothes and shoes you’d wear to a campground. We have some hills and short trails, but we have UTVs for help transporting and Handicap parking too. If you don’t like iced tea, lemonade, punch, coffee, tea or water, then bring your own drinks. Bring your side dish or snack food. Looking forward to seeing you!
38690 Chaparral Dr., Temecula
Text Terry’s cell if you have questions: 909-519-6044
Caravan Leaves for the Bleekers at 10:35 am.
The Picnic will start at 11:00 or so after a short hike
Be sure to bring your rock climbing gear!
And then of course we’ll need a swim
TO SEE THE FLYER, GO HERE
(Well, if we had a flyer, you could go here….maybe later)
After that – Lunch!
To Reserve your spot, RSVP TO:
Contact Teresa at Teresa.Bleeker@gmail.com
deadline for signing up for the Picnic is
Friday, June 1
(at the general meeting would be a good
time for you to tell Teresa you will be attending.
Be Sure to sign up for a Side Dish or Dessert with Teresa.
What you will need to bring to the Bleekers:
1. A folding chair to sit on
2. Something to Drink
(beer/wine-OK but nothing over 20 proof)
Catering (the Bleekers) will have their mesquite grill on site and provide the following:
All Beef Hot Dogs
Choices of Condiments
Macaroni and Cheese
Tossed Green Salad with Green Apples and Feta
Strawberry Shortcake in Pastry Cups
Reserve no later than Friday, June 1 by contacting Teresa Bleeker at
Posted March 14, 2018
NCOCC 41st Plastic Fantastic
See your friends and neighbors and attend the
event even if you aren’t showing your car.
Join the group for lunch.
(Text Daryl If You Wish to be Added to The Lunch Reservations)
To Park Together, We must Arrive Together
Plastic Fantastic XXXXI All Corvette Car Show
RSVP to COTVEvents@gmail.com
If You Wish to Join the Caravan
(because To Park Together, We must Arrive Together)
RSVP so we don’t Hit the Road without You!
We will Meet at Kohl’s at 6:45 am and Depart Promptly at 0630!
5/20/18 Plastic Fantastic, Seaport Village, San Diego
Embarcadero Park North (behind Seaport Village) San Diego, CA
The Largest and Oldest “All Corvette Show” in the USA!
Posted March 7, 2018
Meet at KOHL’S at 9AM and depart at 9:30
$25 / Individual
(includes entree, tax, tip & non alcoholic beverage)
Pay at Kohl’s parking lot, either cash or check
I need your RSVP NO later than the 21st
Gas Up First! It’s Gonna Be A Long Ride!
(There Will Be One Potty Stop)
If you plan on attending, and….
especially, if you want to eat lunch
(This is VERY, VERY Important!)
RSVP By Wednesday, March 21
We are having problems at the Restaurants
because some members are not
RSVPing for Themselves or their Guests.
We’d Love To Have You There…. but,
Our MLRs have a lot of attendees.
We can’t just show up with more
folks and expect to be seated.
You need to RSVP.
Posted March 7, 2018
W E D I D B R E A K F A S T
CORKY’S KITCHEN & BAKERY, PERRIS
If you ever had any doubts about COTV’s ability to eat, a week like this one will put them to rest – lunch at Precision on Saturday, breakfast at Corky’s on Tuesday and a Mystery Lunch Run on Sunday to who knows where but with food, all in the span of 9 days. This Corky’s, chosen by Carol and Marilyn, is on the edge of Murrieta and officially in Perris. We heard that they were always busy, even though open 24 hours a day. They seemed quiet when we arrived but certainly were pretty full when we left. They told Rob that they serve 1100 meals on a Sunday in their location, so we are glad they could fit us in.
There were about 30 COTV folks in attendance, including Maya, Kim and Val Sparks’ granddaughter, who has won enough raffle prizes at COTV meetings to almost be considered a member. She and her grandfather came in his Model A instead of the Corvette. Steve Ryan brought his friend Mike, who had joined us at a previous breakfast social. As always, Skip Hipp was there early to make sure things were being set up for us and he even beat Bruce Mofford to be first on site this time. After all, it is more in his neck of the woods. Even Willie Nagle joined the group to show how great she looks with her weight loss from her new eating plan.
If you come to Corky’s hungry, it is guaranteed that you won’t leave that way. The breakfasts are HUGE. An omelette is made with 5 eggs, a regular breakfast or skillet has 4 and the only way to get less is to order the Senior Breakfast, which has only 2 eggs but comes with all sorts of other stuff. The waitresses did a great job ferrying full plates of food to everyone as they sat down and no one seemed to wait very long for either food or coffee. A HUGE thank you to the staff, from start to finish, from seating to serving.
We wonder where the Breakfast Queens will take us next time. They sure are doing a fantastic job finding just the right places. They probably get some assistance from Bill and Leonard, so let’s give all four of them a big hand!
Posted February 27, 2018
Precision Alignment & Brake in Temecula, where…
Several Awards Were Given
Let’s start off with a hearty thank-you from about 50 stalwart COTV members who joined an equal number of Drifters for Scott and Stephanie Dittmer’s Second Annual Customer Appreciation Day. All in attendance will tell you that the event was a resounding success. Although the group consists of two separate clubs, a love of cars is shared by all and there are also some cross-over connections. Ted Carli was a member of COTV for some time and is very active in the Drifters. Dayton Taylor is a member of both clubs. Debbie and Dave O’Donnell are the daughter and son-in-law of our very own Ted and Judy Venn and many of us see them and their beautiful car at lots of local events and have got to know them well. They were even a COTV Sponsor at one time.
We all dodged a bullet with the weather, which has been difficult to forecast, even for the professionals. There were probably fewer attendees than expected due to concerns about getting the cars wet and dirty. Since March 17th is not just Precision Day, but also Saint Patrick’s Day, there were more green shirts, beads, and silly hats (and some silly socks) than you can shake a stick at. Look among the photos for a view of Ray’s Irish attire and Al’s holiday hat. Curt and Darlena even brought along their delightful labradoodle, with his green-ish scarf. The party itself was set up inside the shop and people put their chairs wherever they could. Some even sat right near the central restroom, with its flashing red light to announce that it was occupied. The “fascinating” Patty Crowther and Susan Lokken had well-located seats between the food and the activities. Rob would also like to thank Susan Lokken for assisting with photos and saving him from getting out of his chair.
The event started with a Pledge of Allegiance and a remembrance of all the veterans among us and lost to us. Glenn Crowther had brought his sound system along with a huge range of music, but Scott had also asked Cynthia Lee to come and sing classic ballads, as she did at our Holiday Party just a few months ago.
As we are coming to expect, Scott did a tremendous job organizing on his end and there were more than enough burgers, hot-dogs and drinks to go around. We all matched his generosity by loading up the tables with various salads, baked beans, chips and dips, crackers and cheese, and, of course, lots and lots of dessert in the shape of brownies, cookies, cupcakes, and some good-for-you fruit options.
In addition to the bounty of food, there were some opportunities to spend money on a variety of unusual sort of car related items, as well as a regular cash 50/50, which came up to $220 or $110 to the winner. After the rush for the cooked food had slowed down, Scott proceeded with the prize segment of the day. Paul Garcia of the Drifters was the lucky winner of the 50/50 and Scott then donated the other half or $110 to Cynthia Lee, our songstress. A number of tickets were drawn for a choice between two items, a bird feeder made of re-purposed license plates and a huge car key holder made of horseshoes in the shape of a shamrock and painted green. (You have to see it to understand that one!) Bill Stedfield, Marilyn Glenore and John Vara won bird feeders and Rose Streets and Marilyn Glenore won the shamrocks. Marilyn then re-gifted her bird feeder to Rose who had shown an interest. The even more unusual prize was a converted drive-in theater speaker with Wi-Fi and Blue Tooth capability. The speakers came from a theater in Hutchinson, Kansas. The first three went to members of the Drifters and the final prize of the day went to our own Rob Weber who can add this item to his memorabilia/paraphernalia collection.
Thanks again to Scott, Stephanie and Chris Dittmer for a tremendous day. We appreciate you too!
Posted February 6, 2018
“Way up north, Way up north,
North to Alaska, Go North, the Rush is On”
1) It’s Going to Be a Fun Cruise!!
Cruise with COTV Members and have a great time.
A BON VOYAGE party will be held in the Wheelhouse Lounge!
Harry & Sharon, Doug & Marilyn, Dave & Karen,
Jim & Susan, Jim & Diane, Bill & Marilyn, Jeanette & Jay and Daryl & Rob
2) No need to wait to reserve your stateroom.
Book as soon as possible to take advantage
of the current promotions.
Reserving a stateroom as soon as possible is
VERY BENEFICIAL as the
Prices are currently about $100- $150
lower per-person than they may be later.
For those of you thinking of joining the North to Alaska cruise in October be aware that the group rates and all amenities expire on Jun 8. After that date all rates revert to published rates. So if you are interested please get your reservation in by June 8 in order to take advantage of our (COTV) group rates.
3) Deposit right now is only $100 per-person and is fully refundable until the final payment date of June 29th.
4) Reserving as soon as possible will also result in FREE
ON BOARD MONEY being added to everyone’s
$200 per-cabin for an Inside or Oceanview and
$400 per-cabin for Balcony and above.
The difference in the credit alone
makes reserving a balcony a
The Fine Print:
Spending money may be used on a single voyage only, is not redeemable for cash, cannot be used in the casino, expires at the end of that voyage and
is not applicable during the land portion of cruise tours. Onboard
spending money is based on the ship’s onboard currency.
If you book before February 14 Princess offers:
Optional Travel Protection Policy
5) Yes, there will be an opportunity for:
Ice Berg Rapelling, Swimming with the Seals & Running
with the Bears (actually running from the Bears-but you get the idea):
(9/19) Port of San Pedro, check in 1pm-3pm
(9/20) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
(9/21) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
(9/22) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
(9/23) Ketchikan, Alaska – 7am – 4pm
(9/24) Juneau, Alaska – 9am – 10pm
(9/25) Skagway, Alaska – 7am-8:30pm
(9/26) Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska – xam – xpm
(9/27) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
(9/28) Victoria, British Columbia – 12pm – 7pm
(9/29) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
(9/30) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
(10/1) Port San Pedro 0615am
6) If anyone in the stateroom is either an Active, Retired or Honorably Discharged military veteran, they can apply for an additional $100 shipboard credit
(more FREE money) for this cruise. Proof
of service is required, and we will
assist anyone who may qualify.
Inside Cabin $1599
Ocean View $2399
Mini-Suite Balcony $3699
Prices published as of 1-15-18 per person
(add $220 for taxes, fees, port exp.)
DO NOT DELAY
DO NOT DELAY
Book your cruise reservation through
Karen Hellman, COTV member & sponsor.
As a THANK YOU, she will provide a
$25 shipboard credit
for each stateroom.
KH Travel 800-375-0863 KH Travel email
Posted February 6, 2018
We Met at KOHL’S at 9AM
Posted January 3, 2018
“They took us up to heaven, down to hell, and then back up to heaven again”
Posted January 1, 2018
C O T V
WE DID B R E A K F A S T
Posted January 1, 2018