Grand Strand Corvette Club Meeting Minutes


June 11, 2022 

The June meeting of GSCC was held at 4pm, Sunday June 11th at Smugglers Den in Murrells Inlet.  Attendance was 28 club members.

Welcoming and opening comments were made by President Dee Lopes. 

Dee led us all in the Pledge of Allegiance. The club wished several members Happy Birthday and Happy Wedding Anniversary! 

Treasurers Report:  Darlene Hicks reported our treasury balance. Disbursements were for postal services. Income was from the 50/50.

Membership Report:  Terry Dagan announced we currently have 53 active members. New members Arlene and Vinny Scire were welcomed. The Scires have two Corvettes: 1987 Grey/Black with 103 k miles (runs great!) and 2011 Red Grand Sport and have been married 57 years! 

Secretary’s Report:  Dee Lopes announced the May minutes are on the website.

General Business: Rick Russell made a motion to accept the May minutes as written, seconded by John Lopes.

Dee’s joke of the month was again very corny but witty!

Old Business:  

The Scavenger Hunt is Sunday September 11 which will conclude with our monthly meeting at a surprise location (restaurant). More to come from Bob Hallam.

The upcoming schedule for Jason’s House was discussed. Pat Hicks said the club has had a great turn out so far. Children were given rides Sat/Sun June 4/5 and yesterday June 10. There were no families scheduled for today June 11 and none so far for July.

Sat June 18th  5 families 

Sat Aug 6th    4 families

Sun Aug 7th    5 families

Sat Aug 13th   3 families

Sun Aug 14th   2 families Sat Aug 20th   3 families 

Dee Lopes reported our May 14 trip to Southport, NC was postponed due to rain. She will reschedule in the fall when the weather is cooler.

Dee Lopes contacted the Crafty Rooster in Conway to potentially schedule a future meeting. She had no response to both an email and in-person inquiry and will not pursue this venue any further.

New Business:

Dee Lopes announced there will be no meeting for the month of July due to vacations. 

The next women’s Luncheon will be Friday, August 12th at 12:00. Location TBD.

There will not be a men’s luncheon in June or July. The men’s luncheons will resume in August. 

Dee Lopes solicited suggestions for a fund raiser in the fall. She asked members to think about a cruise-in or car show. Laurie Russell inquired about having a Coastal Chevrolet sponsored car show as done successfully in the past. Dee said Coastal has not gotten back to us on that yet. 

Dee Lopes contacted AAA about a weekend trip to Savannah, GA. She asked members to think about booking their own hotels vs. a group hotel. Tentative date: Spring2023

Dee Lopes suggested Camden, SC for an additional group trip in 2023. Members were positive about the idea. 

Unless there are other suggestions, Dee stated our Christmas Party will be held at the Brentwood Inn Saturday, December 3. There will be a limited menu. 

50/50 Drawing:  Laurie Russell was the 50/50 raffle winner.

Cars and Coffee:  The next Cars and Coffee will be Sunday, July 3rd at the Bagel Factory 2 @ Carolina Forest off 501 from 9:00-11:00.

Club Meeting:  No July meeting 

Aug 14th      Red Robin

Sept 11th     Mystery Restaurant/ Scavenger Hunt

Oct 9th        Damon’s (by member vote over Logans Roadhouse)

Nov 13th      Saltaire Holiday Inn

Dec 3rd       Christmas Party/ Brentwood Inn     

With no further business, John Lopes motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Debbie Washnak. The meeting adjourned at 4:28 pm.

Laurie Russell, Substitute Secretary

Previous Months Minutes

Previous months minutes are available on request, See Pat Hicks!