This awards program is for all club members who own and drive a Corvette. Certificates will be awarded to the winner of each generation of Corvette along with a special award to the member with the highest mileage of the year. You may certify your Vette either by driving your car to a membership meeting or by driving your car to the home of a designated certifier. See the program rules for a list of the designated certifiers.
The total number of website views for the first half of 2018 was nearly unchanged from the first half of 2017. The total number of views for the first half of 2017 was 9,177 compared to 9,160 for 2018.
The Vette Gazette newsletter continues to be a big attraction with an average of 195 views per month.
The website and the newsletter provides a value to your membership experience. It’s the place to go to get the latest news and information about our club and it’s members.
Webmaster, North Shore Corvette Club
A letter from Ed Harms
$ NSCC IS PRICELESS $
You join a car club because you own a special car… You find out you can learn a lot about your special car… You participate in some meetings and activities… You get to know other people with similar interests… You form friendships… You find the friendships go beyond the club… You find that good friends look out for each other…
How do I know this is true?
On the way home from two great days of racing and comradeship, low and behold my trusty 2015 Stingray sprung a leak and I found myself alone on the shoulder of I294; stranded and overheated.
Another member returning from the race spotted me as they zoomed on by. They got off the next exit and came back to me to find out what was going on. They immediately insisted I get in their air conditioned car to make my phone calls while one of them sat in the sun on the side of I294.
After a lot of time seeking tow assistance, a tow truck with a driver who specializes in antiques and exotic cars came to my rescue. We all marveled at the amazing care he took while loading up my baby.
My NSCC friends never left till I was in the tow truck heading North. That defines “Priceless”.
Thank you for your friendship, Tom and Debbie.
Contributors to the 2018 Father's Day Car Show
The following companies or individuals contributed to the success of our car show with raffle prizes, door prizes or goodie bag stuffers all of which are important additions to the event! Please frequent these businesses and be sure to tell them you are from the North Shore Corvette Club and appreciate their support.
Advanced Plating in Nashville, TN Buca di Beppo in Wheeling, IL Carol Johnson in Rolling Meadows, IL Corvette Central in Sawyer, MI Debbie Stein in Ingleside, IL Di Pescara Restaurant in Northbrook, IL Egg Harbor Café in Lincolnshire, IL Eric Kirchner in Glenview, IL Ernie's C-Store & Car Wash in Vernon Hills, IL Flag Caddie LLC. in Belvidere, IL Gail's Carriage Inn in Morton Grove, IL Gale Egle in Rolling Meadows, IL Gale Street Inn in Mundelein, IL Gino's East in Libertyville, IL Maggiano's Little Italy in Vernon Hills, IL Mickey Finn's Restaurant in Libertyville, IL Nationwide Insurance in Libertyville, IL Olive Garden in Vernon Hills, IL O'Reilly Auto Parts in Libertyville, IL Rhapsody Café in Deerfield, IL Rock Auto, LLC in Madison, WI Rosati's Pizza in Gurnee, IL Shakou Restaurant in Libertyville, IL Speedway Motors in Lincoln, NE Strawberry Field Pancakes & Café in Lincolnshire, IL Sunset Foods in Lake Forest, IL Tina G's Café in Mundelein, IL Tri Power Automotive in Libertyville, IL Wildberry Pancakes and Café in Libertyville, IL Zip Products Inc in Mechanicsville, VA
Bears of Hope in Skokie, IL Caldwell Banker in Wilmette, IL Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, IL Car Guy Garage, Inc. in Chicago, IL Chase Bank in Libertyville, IL ClearGuard for Cars in Hoffman Estates, IL Dr. David B. Schwartz, DDS. in Skokie, IL Gateway Classic Cars in O Fallon, IL J P Morgan Chase in Deerfield, IL J P Morgan Chase in Wilmette, IL Long Island Corvette Supply Inc in Copiague, NY MB Financial Bank in Skokie, IL Mundelein Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store in Third Lake, IL National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY North Shore Community Bank & Trust in Skokie, IL Paragon Reproductions in Swartz Creek, MI Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Libertyville, IL State Farm in Chicago, IL State Farm Insurance in Wilmette, IL Twin Peaks in Wheeling, IL Vette Vues Magazine in Punta Gorda, FL
Brute Industries in Escanaba, MI Crawford Supply in Morton Grove, IL Elmwood Supply Plumbing & Heating, Elmwood Park, IL Jerry and Felicia Mulick in Northfield, IL
American Car Collector in Portland, OR At Home Décor Superstore in Schaumburg, IL Austin's Saloon in Libertyville, IL Auto Custom Carpets, Inc. in Anniston, AL Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World in Gurnee, IL Ben Franklin Bank in Arlington Heights, IL Black Lace Ink Tattoo & Piercing in Grayslake, IL Café Pomigliano & Bar in Libertyville, IL Carlisle Events in Carlisle, PA Chuck's Auto Body in Glenview, IL Corvette America in Reedsville, PA Culver's of Buffalo Grove in Buffalo Grove, IL Dana Forrester Watercolors in Independence, MO Dover Straits Restaurant and Lounge in Mundelein, IL Eckler's in Titusville, FL Family Video in Grayslake, IL Fred's Barber Shoppe in Lake Forest, IL Glen & Cathy Skvarce in Waukegan, IL Griot`s Garage in Tacoma, WA Half Day Brewing Company in Lincolnshire, IL Italian Kitchen in Deerfield, IL Jeannie Domerchie in Waukegan, IL Jim and Catherine Benton in Waukegan, IL Libertyville Chevrolet Performance Center in Libertyville, IL Lu Tobilik in Fox Lake, IL Mundelein Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store, in Mundelein, IL Nonebetter Plumbing & Heating Co. in Norridge, IL On the Border in Vernon Hills, IL Paul Plotnick in Skokie, IL Ram Restaurant and Brewery in Schaumburg, IL Rolland's Jewelers in Libertyville, IL Splash Hand Car Wash & Detail in Libertyville, IL Sports Car Market in Portland, OR State Farm in Zion, IL Stoner Car Care Kit in Quarryville, PA Sullivan's Steakhouse in Lincolnshire, IL The Exposition Hand Car Wash & Detail in Libertyville, IL The Silo Restaurant in Lake Bluff, IL The Vasey Agency, State Farm in Glenview, IL Tire Rack Wholesale Solutions in South Bend, IN V. I. P. Health & Fitness in Vernon Hills, IL Wine and Spirits Warehouse in Libertyville, IL Zanies’ in Chicago, IL
Lake County Honor Flight in North Chicago, IL Maggiano’s Little Italy of Vernon Hills, IL Jim Kelly of Nationwide Insurance in Libertyville, IL Geena Patel DDS in Gurnee, IL
Points, Recognition, Crossed Flags
...What's it all about?
Note: The Crossed Flags points have been published on the website. To see the total number of points that you have accumulated as of December 31, 2017 log onto the Members Only page.
If you have any questions about this program please contact Barb Harms at (847) 945-8683 or email
That’s the new frequency (technically the squelch code) that we now use for our FRS radios. Formerly, we used 11.3. We still use the same frequency, channel 11.
You see, without a squelch, you would hear this annoying hiss when no one was talking. The squelch shuts off the speaker during this time. When someone talks (transmits) the squelch opens the speaker and you hear the person talking. There are two modes of operation for the squelch; private and non-private. We have chosen to use the non-private mode. That’s the “0” part in “11.0”.
Now why would we want to change from the private mode to the non-private mode? Well, we did it because in the private mode there is approximately a one-second delay between the time a person begins transmitting and the time everyone hears them. One second doesn’t sound like much but it’s enough time to often cut-off the first word of the person speaking and that can be very annoying. In the non-private mode there is still some delay but it is measured in milliseconds, not seconds. Regardless of which mode you operate in, when using a two-way radio, it is always a good practice to take a pause between the time you press the transmit button and the time you begin speaking.
So why would you want to use the private mode in the first place? The answer lies in the name of the radio service we are using. FRS stands for Family Radio Service. That means that we are sharing our channel with mom, pop and all the kids. In a congested metropolitan area, like Chicago, there could be many people talking on the same channel at the same time. In the non-private mode, if you are within range, you will hear them all! That is a risk that we take.
However, for the most part, we operate our radios in areas that are out of range from this interference. So far, we haven’t had any problems at all. That’s not to say that we won’t but we feel that the reward is worth the risk.
Should you need help setting your radio to the new “channel” just about anyone who has done it will be able to help. I will also help you. Feel free to ask.