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Central Coast Corsa’s Christmas Party

30 Dec

A small but merry band of Corvair Aficionados gathered for the annual Christmas Party at Mike Thomas’ gaming parlor in East Atascadero.

The ladies guffaw

The ladies guffaw

Pot luck faire abounded with a cornucopia of savory and sweet treats doused with copious amounts of Central Coast wine. Long on the entertainment was Mike who once again showcased his collection of vintage pinball and jukebox machines.



As the jukebox crooned to Bee Gees, Manfred Mann and Herman’s Hermits the Jims Pennell and Corey ponyed up to display the pinball wizards they truly are. A real treat as Mike gave history and pertinent details for his restorations, value and inner workings of some truly remarkable machines.

I move to have all CCC events at Mike’s place…….
The surprise of the evening was presenting the annual Golden Blower Award. This yearly event acknowledges the contribution of a particular club member. An individual who goes above and beyond to make club #934 a solid and committed club dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Chevrolet’s Corvair. And I am not just blowing Hot Air…

Pinball Wizard Jim Corey

Pinball Wizard Jim Corey

Who's Next?

Who’s Next?

The recipient of this coveted award goes on to represent the club at all Corvair functions far and wide and willy nilly spends down the club treasury as sees fit. This years’ award winner was duped by club President Jim Pennell who stole the reins from the VP who traditionally presents the award. After much background hoopla Jim presented the award to Bob O who didn’t see it coming.

Why I oughta.......

Why I oughta…….

A conspiracy among the membership sideswiped the VP and instead inserted his name as the 2012 recipient! Dastardly deeds have never been recorded. Still, it is with great pleasure that I accept the award and now display it proudly in the Corvair Hall of Fame. Thank you very much all club members!


December Meeting Minutes

16 Dec


BUSINESS MEETING December 5, 2009

The meeting was held at Hemwall’s and opened by President, Jim Pennell at 8 pm following our Christmas Potluck. In attendance were Dave/Jackie Chess, Don & Carol Hemwall, Bob O’Brien, Jim Pennell, Alma Quesnel, Ed/Charlotte Roberts, Bill Marks & Mike Thomas.

Treasurers Report, Jackie Chess

Beginning Balance: Checking account – $1,000.57, CD – $5,005.48

Income: $32 – Oct. & Nov. meetings. Expenses $50 – CORSA Annual Fee

Ending Balance: Checking – $982.57, CD – $5,010.43

2010 dues of $12 are due; an e-mail reminder was sent to all members 12/4.

$60 collected from 5 members in attendance.

Old Business:

We still have For Sale: 3 Clark’s main & specialty catalog’s 2007-2012 @ $3

Vairfest t-shirts – with pocket:  1 large, 3 ex-large @ $12

without pocket: 1 large, 2 ex-large @ $10

The newsletter committee (Corey, Hemwall, O’Brien, Thomas) has not met due to Jim Corey’s surgery. They hope to meet prior to the next meeting.

New Business:

The annual Golden Blower award goes to Catherine O’Brien for her dedicated work creating our club website, http://www.centralcoastcorsa.org.

Jim Pennell announced he would like to hold a monthly Tech Session at his home on Sundays. He will wait to hear from those with interest prior to scheduling the first session. Once a session is scheduled he will e-mail all members with the date. Jim will have hernia surgery 12/23 so don’t delay if you want a Tech Session soon.

A big thank you to the Hemwall’s for offering their home for our Christmas Dinner when the Corey’s had to cancel due to Jim’s spinal surgery. A good time was had by all.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 pm. The annual drawing for 2010 dues was won by Bob O’Brien.

Next meeting:

January 9th 6:00 PM, dinner potluck, at the Roberts.

Respectfully submitted, Jackie Chess, Secretary/Treasurer