Events

12/10/17 COTV Holiday Party

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COTV PREZ & THE LEADERSHIP TEAM SINGING
“DECK THE HALLS”

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AND THEN THE PREZ SHOWS OFF HIS MOVES!

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Sunday Dec. 10th

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The Journey Restaurant @ Pechanga

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Social hour beginning at 6 P.M. [no host bar]
Cynthia Lee, a jazz vocalist, will be performing
“American Jazz Standards”

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Dinner Buffet at 7 P.M.

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Entertainment at 8 P.M.

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$55.00 per person [$110.00] per couple.
Non members $110.00 each.

Note: prices are the same as last year.
(COTV is underwriting approximately 1/2 the cost.)

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If you plan on attending, RSVP Jim at CotvEvents@gmail.com

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(This is VERY Important!)

You Must RSVP By Saturday, November 25

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Send check to COTV P.O. box 890511 Temecula Ca 92589

It’s a Holiday Party, a good time to Dress Up.

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12/03/2017 COTV Toy Run

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 0930

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Fellow COTV Santa’s Helpers


That very merry time of year will be upon us before we know it, so get out your calendar and circle the date of Sunday, December 3, now, so that you can make sure to participate in COTV’s Annual Toy Run.

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Now that we are such a large group, we can help to make a real difference to children who might not otherwise receive any gifts. As always, we and the Marines ask for UNWRAPPED toys and gifts. In addition to the easy choices for young ones, we need to remember older children as well. Sporting goods, books, games, etc. make good choices. Gifts don’t have to be expensive and that helps, so that we can donate even more than we did last year. Remember, shop for toys and gifts, NOT GIFT CARDS.

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WE WILL BRING THE DONUTS……YOU BRING
YOUR OWN COFFEE, TEA OR MILK &
A CHAIR IF YOU WISH TO REST
YOUR WEARY BONES

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We will get together on Sunday, December 3, at 9:30am at our usual meeting place, Kohl’s parking lot.


The Marines from the Camp Pendleton program will be there with a truck to pick up our donations from 9:30-10:30am. Donuts will be available at Kohl’s for those who come early enough, but bring your own coffee, tea or hot chocolate. If you want donuts, you should RSVP for the Meet the Marines portion as well, so that we have enough.

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At 10:45am, we will depart for a short mystery run
a little longer than last year, but with no potty
stop to our early lunch destination.

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We will be celebrating the holiday with more food at 11:30 am. Please RSVP as soon as possible so that we can confirm the group seating with the soup kitchen (if you will be joining us for lunch). We will need a final head count by Thursday, November 30, so that they can make sure to have plenty of staff on hand to serve us and plenty of room to seat us and plenty of food on hand to feed us.


Please RSVP as soon as possible so that we can confirm the group seating (if you will be joining us for lunch).

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RSVP Daryl at

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cotvcharity@gmail.com

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Please be sure to don your “gay apparel” (Santa hats, that is!) and bring lots of toys for needy girls and boys!

 

(This is VERY Important!)

RSVP By Thursday, November 30

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We are having problems at the Restaurants

because some members are not

RSVPing.

We’d Love To Have You There…. but,

Our Toy Runs have a lot of attendees.

We can’t just show up with more

folks and expect to be seated.

You must RSVP for Lunch.

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11/26/17 Mystery Lunch Run Hosted by Ann & Tom Lontz and Jan & Terry Munn

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We have SOME details for the
November 26 MLR

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Hosted by Ann & Tom Lontz
and
Jan & Terry Munn

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We will be meeting at Kohls

at 0900 and departing at 0930.

First a Drive & Then Lunch!

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Cost is $15.28 per person which includes tip.

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You MUST RSVP no later than 5 P.M. Nov. 20th
with check or Pay Pal too:
Tom Lontz
 
Tom’s Pay Pal address is:    tom@lontz.com 

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If you would like to attend, please reply to
Tom@lontz.com
by 11/20

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If you plan on attending, and….

especially, if you want to eat lunch

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RSVP Tom

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Tom@lontz.com

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(This is VERY, VERY Important!)

RSVP By 5 p.m., Friday, November 20

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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.

11/15/17 Sponsor Appreciation Dinner @ Applebee’s

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A group of 30 COTV members converged on the Murrieta Applebee’s to show our appreciation for their sponsorship. Although the group was somewhat small, the appetites were not. “Batman” Bruce Mofford (who signed Applebees on as a sponsor) did a fine job of working with Melissa, the manager who insured that we were served promptly with good hot food and drinks to order. The servers were plentiful, prompt and courteous. As always, when our club gets together, a great time was had by all. Look for Melissa (pictured below with the “Batman” to also be at the Temecula Applebees when she takes over management there as well. Thanks to Bruce for obtaining this fine sponsor and for setting up the dinner.

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11/12/17 Vettes for Veterans

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And The Winner Is 

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Joe Priebe, 1st in Class 1963 – 1967

Raffle Winners Were

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Vettes for Veterans 2017
Sunday, November 12

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It was a rather chilly morning as we met at the Kohl’s parking lot at 7:30 to 7:45. The car told us it was 47 degrees out when we left at 8am. Jim Sommars arrived early, but not in his Corvette, to take names and reorganize the run. His car was in the hospital at Paradise and it sounds like there is something that needs professional help, so we wish him well. He asked Rob to lead the parade in his absence. The old car guys, Bill Steed and Joe Priebe, had left earlier so their slower pace wouldn’t hold up the group. The Alewine/Bryant/McDuffy contingent also drove down at their own pace, after breakfast at the Swing Inn in Temecula.

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Glenn Crowther (Patty was doing home tour duty for the Women’s Club), John Olivas and Linda Wilson, Manny Macedo, Mike Re, Bob Smith and Rose Street, Mickey Diehl and Friend, John and Fritzi McDermott, Jason Marshall and the Webers were joined by Skip Hipp (who came to hang out with us) and our newest member in the newest car, Jeff Kilpatrick in his 2017 Grand Sport, which has no plates yet (his wife Denise was also doing home tour duty). This group got down to the Shoppes at Carlsbad in about the allotted time of 45 minutes and parked in the row reserved for COTV and anchored by the 5 earlier cars. We collected our goody bags and registration materials, which included a dash card saying “This Corvette is owned by a Veteran.” We are proud to say that more than 50% of the cars were owned by veterans and that included many of ours.

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The sun briefly peeked out through the clouds, but it stayed cool and cloudy most of the day. That didn’t stop the usual shorts wearing guys from wearing those shorts. Some of the women were glad for a jacket however. This location for the event is better than the original one as there is easy access and a much larger selection of food options. Panera was very popular for coffee and a bite after the cars were parked and cleaned up from the drive. Lunch seemed to focus on Islands or the Pizza Press which offered very thin crust, make-it-yourself pizza which hit the spot as well.

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The selection of cars to view was excellent, although there are always some which provoke amusement or amazement. Everyone bought raffle tickets so we all had to check the board on an hourly basis to see who won a wonderful raffle basket. COTV winners were Mike Re, Jason Marshall and Bill Steed. The very large selection of Silent Auction items was worth perusing, especially since we all knew that all proceeds went to the two selected charities, Paralyzed Veterans and the Semper Fi Foundation. Many of the members of both were present, a number of them in wheelchairs and with service dogs. In addition, these veterans were responsible for judging the cars by class.

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After the Silent Auction was over and Jeff Kilpatrick and Jason Marshall got to collect their winnings (good thing that Joe and Krista Marshall came down with the truck to take home their purchases), we moved on to the awards announcements. The three winners in each generation got cash prizes with $1000 to first place. More than 50% of the winners donated the checks back to the charity pot. As usual, our COTV winner was Joe Priebe and he also made the generous gesture of giving up the cash prize. Unfortunately, he was our only prize winner this year. However, COTV almost won the participation award with 19 cars registered. We were out-numbered by North County Corvettes who had 20 cars registered and who also announced that January 2 is the first day for registering for Plastic Fantastic 2018 and that it will be in the same location for at least this next year. So, watch the website and your email for further information on that great event.

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Even though the weather was not as sunny and bright as it might have been, our group had a great time at another great event for a great cause. Please keep this one in mind for 2018 as well.

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Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and hope to see you at the sponsor appreciation dinner, the MLR, the Toy Run and the Christmas Party. Let’s all share the holidays season with out COTV friends and family!

 

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11/08/17 Breakfast Social @ Breakfast House, Los Tejabanes

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O u r  l a s t  b r e a k f a s t
 
for 2017

Well, we can check another meal of our list and also count it as the last official breakfast social of the year.

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Just over 40 hungry food fans met at Breakfast House, Los Tejabanes in Menifee and as always the group started arriving earlier than the 9am meeting time. Glenn was actually there at 8 as he mis-read the time on the website. For most of the crowd it was a first visit but Manny (also there at 8 since Diane set the alarm a little early!) and Diane Macedo have been frequent diners and told us we would all enjoy ourselves. It seems we did, if the photos of full and then empty plates are anything to judge by.

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The menu offers lots of choices, both Mexican breakfast items like chilaquiles and more American items like corned beef hash and eggs. The waiter, Daniel, was very efficient and accommodating with such a large group and made sure all of our orders were customized as requested . The only error was on Harry’s dish which came with red sauce instead of green, but he said it was really good that way. The rest of the staff helped to get the food on the table in a very timely fashion.

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As always, no one seemed to leave hungry. Hopefully, they left room for more Mexican food for dinner at Thursday’s membership meeting.

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We want to thank Carol and Marilyn for another successful outing and also thank them again for signing up to do this next year. Maybe we can make it a permanent position, since we doubt that anyone else could do such a good job!

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10/29/2017 Mystery Lunch Run Hosted by Lynne & John Vara

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October 29 MLR
Hosted by Lynne & John Vara

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Sunday, October 29, 2017 was a lovely, clear and temperate day after the unseasonable heat, excessive winds and smokiness of the past week or so. A group of 53 in 29 cars met to enjoy John and Lynne Vara’s first mystery lunch run. We all hope that it is not the last one they will plan but the first of many.

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The group contained some new faces like John Blackburn and his grandson, Hunter, who took an application form, although they were unable to participate in the actual run. They got to see a wide variety of cars and people and we hope that they were not scared off by the Halloween antics of Simon Bleeker and Bruce Mofford with their masks. Norman Craig turned up in his collectible car with a friend since Ronette wasn’t able to join us. Wendy and Terry turned up in their “new” comfortable car, a 2008 white convertible. Terry made sure we know it is not a “replacement” but an “addition” to the red Race Rat. Wendy agrees that it will make for more comfortable rides and allow them to join in on longer trips. They are #4 on the “wait list” for Monterey and we hope that a few folks from other clubs cancel so that they can join the 11 cars already going from COTV. We may just nail down the largest participation award with 12 of 100 cars. Samantha and Frank Caliandro joined the group for the first time in months – obviously, they have another life! But we sure were glad to see them. Diane Sommars was unable to join the fun because as Jim said, she was “home sick” not “homesick”. We hope she feels better soon. The COTV cruise gang compared notes and weight gains after our week at sea.

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John McDermott and Bill Stedfield took advantage of the gathering to collect membership renewals and holiday party reservations.

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As more cars arrived, John checked them off his list and Lynne provided Halloween treats along with the “mystery directions” to our destination. We left pretty close to on time at 9:30 and re-grouped at our usual spot at Butterfield Stage under the watchful eye of a law enforcement officer. The first part of the run was along Hwy 70 and then left on 371 E to Cahuilla Casino and a potty break in the way too smoky atmosphere of a small casino. We then continued on 371 to Hwy 74 E or Palms to Pines Hwy and took that wonderful curving, winding road down into Palm Desert. The weather warmed up a little but not too much and tops stayed down and windows open. The rest of the route took us left onto Hwy 111 N and then right onto Bob Hope Dr., ending in the parking garage at Agua Caliente Casino.

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John and Lynne had been to a concert at Agua Caliente for Lynne’s birthday and enjoyed the location, so perhaps the seed for this MLR was planted then. We headed for the Palm Buffet as a large group and they had set up one very large and long table for us to share. The servers provided champagne, mimosas or a cranberry juice/champagne combination which got good reviews. The Buffet had seafood as well as sections for Italian, Asian, American, Mexican and breakfast foods. The prime rib seemed to be popular as did the crab legs and oysters.

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No one seemed to go home hungry as we left in dribs and drabs. John is still looking for someone to plan the January MLR and if you think you can do as well as the Varas did, please sign up. We look forward to seeing you at more meals coming up soon – the Breakfast Social on November 8, the General Meeting on November 9, the Sponsor Appreciation dinner on November 15, the MLR on November 26, the Toy Run on December 3 and the Holiday Party on December 10.

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Happy Halloween to all you COTV goblins!

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10/25/2017 Sponsor Appreciation Dinner – Pizza Factory

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Sponsor Appreciation Dinner
Pizza Factory – Temecula
October 25, 2017

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Just what COTV members, love…an excuse for another meal together, and a way to say thanks to one of our long-time club sponsors, the Pizza Factory on Temecula Parkway, at the same time. Thanks, Dave, for setting up another successful opportunity to eat.

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As always, members started arriving at least 30 minutes before the start time of the meal/event, but it is pretty hard to beat Bruce Mofford, who was already there with a to-go order of Chicken Alfredo hot and in his hands. He was followed, in quick succession, by about 30 hungry COTV-ers who placed orders for various pizzas, calzones, and salads. Skip’s order of baked spaghetti with meatballs looked like something anyone would like. Most of the food arrived pretty quickly, although the kitchen and servers got a little backed up when the rush hit.

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Since Game 2 of the World Series was playing on big screens throughout the restaurant and in our separate room, even Ray McIntosh didn’t mind if he might have had to wait for his food and he didn’t have to wait long either. When most of us left, the game was tied, so we weren’t there for the final score and the Dodgers’ unfortunate loss. But it is early in the series, so don’t lose hope!

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We had 3 new members sign up on the spot. Since John McDermott is in renewal mode at this time of year, he was ready with applications in his hands. Jeff and Denise Kilpatrick, friends of Al and Vickie’s, and involved with the Women’s Club, so already known by others like Marsue and Steve Page, just purchased a 2017 Grand Sport and decided to give us a test drive. Spenser Johnson, a transplant from Vancouver B.C also ate and took an application. He got a good view of the Club since he sat next to Leonard Buote who has been a member since the early days.

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John worked the room to get those renewals in before November 15 when the NCCC rates changed. Bill Stedfield was also looking for money and sign-ups for the Holiday Party on December 10.

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Everyone was also getting mentally ready for another opportunity to drive and eat with the Varas’ MLR coming up on Sunday. Don’t forget there is also a breakfast social on November 8 and the last General Meeting of 2017 is coming up on November 9. In quick succession, we have Vettes for Veterans on November 12. Got to get all this in before the Holiday Season starts! Boy, we sure are a busy bunch, but what fun we have.

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10/20/17 Great Oaks High School Homecoming

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No mishaps other than 2 princesses that got impatient with a prince that couldn’t open Joe’s door and scrambled out over the side of his car. Luckily no damage 😁 we had a LOT of fun. We all pressured GOHS PTA leader Russell L. to join our club since he has a C6 coupe.😉

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10/14/17 – 10/21/17 COTV Princess Cruise

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For those of you who are still thinking of joining
the Mexican Riveria cruise in October,
you are just a little late.


But you can enjoy the pics.


Join the Crowthers, Finchs, Hellmans, Lokkens, Sommars’, Watsons & Webers on the Mexican Rivera!

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The journey:

 Sun. Oct. 15 At Sea

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Mon. Oct. 16 At Sea


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Tues. Oct. 17 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


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Wed. Oct. 18 Mazatlán, Mexico


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Thu. Oct. 19 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


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Fri. Oct. 20 At Sea

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