It is with great sadness to report that club member Lou Morabito, 73, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, December 28. He had untreatable cancer.
Lou and his wife Terry joined the club in 2010. They have a red 2008 Corvette coupe. On December 11 Lou sent an email to the club that read "Please forward on my best that I will be leaving the club. I have cancer that is not treatable. My time with the club has been most enjoyable."
Club member Brian Grewe was Lou's neighbor and friend. He said that Lou was a "car guy" from his youth. He used to race old Chevys out east where he grew up. He would bring spare transmissions to the track and change them on the spot. Lou was a mild-manered man and will be greatly missed by Brian and all who knew him.
The club will purchase a commemorative brick in Lou's name that will be installed in the outdoor sidewalk leading to the National Corvette Museum entrance
High Mileage Award
The starting date for the 2018-2019 awards contest has been set. The contest will begin on May 16, 2018 at the May membership meeting and will end on May 15, 2019 at the May membership meeting.
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.
As shown in the graph above, the total number of website views for 2017 was up slightly over 2016. The total number of views for 2017 was 16,718 compared to 15,599 for 2016. That’s a 7% increase.
The increase can be partially attributed to the number of views for the Vette Gazette Newsletter. The newsletter is very popular and gets and average of over 150 views per month.
Clearly, our members have discovered that both the website and the newsletter provides a value to their 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
Libertyville Township Food Pantry food drive
Jeannie Domerchie (left) and Pam Buckle at this year's annual Libertyville Township Food Pantry food drive held at the December Membership Meeting. Sharlene Gordon sold all the scarves that she made and donated $105 to go along with $660 that our members donated for a total of $765. That's $110 more than last year. In addition to money, 665 food items were donated with Stan Savage donating the most with 390 items. Stan won a ticket for a chance to win a Corvette in an upcoming National Corvette Museum raffle.
Once again, the results of this year's food drive demonstrates the generosity of our members. Everything donated will certainly help the Food Pantry during this time of year.
Way to go everyone!
LCHF Reunion Dinner #11
LCHF Reunion Dinner #11 was held on Sunday 5 November 2017. Our very own Jim Arquilla/Terry and Jim Benton/Catherine along with many other LCHF veterans were in attendance. A very moving video of trip #11 was shown. There was plenty of food and lots of great conversation. Nine NSCC members donated food and their time. Also Brett & Pam Bacci's kids (Angela & Ryan) and (Anthony & Candace) donated food and their afternoon too. Ken Such made a surprise appearance and was seen in conversation with many. Thanks to all for everything NSCC has done for LCHF.
Bernie's Book Donations
NSCC members donated more than 2,100 books to Bernie's Book Bank. This was a combination of books and money and will provide 175 children each with 12 books. Jim Arquilla dropped off most of the books last Thursday and the charity committee dropped off the rest on Monday. Matt and Rosie (see photo) provided the committee with a tour and an explanation of how it all works. What a great organization.
Because of the generosity of club members, we'll make a difference in children's lives.
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 2017 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.
Door Prizes Advanced Plating in Nashville, TN Austin's Saloon in Libertyville, IL Burt's Deli in Libertyville, IL Claim Company in Vernon Hills, IL Corvette Central in Sawyer, MI Debbie Stein in Ingleside, IL Dover Straits Restaurant and Lounge in Mundelein, IL Eckler's in Titusville, FL Egg Harbor Café in Lincolnshire, IL Ernie's C-Store & Car Wash in Vernon Hills, IL Fine's in Libertyville, IL Flag Caddie LLC. in Belvidere, IL Forest Bootery in Libertyville, IL Gail's Carriage Inn in Des Plaines, IL Gale Street Inn in Mundelein, IL Gino's East in Libertyville, IL Lu Tobilik in Fox Lake, IL Mariano's in Vernon Hills, IL Mickey Finn's Restaurant in Libertyville, IL Mid America Motorworks Club in Effingham, IL Olive Garden in Vernon Hills, IL O'Reilly Auto Parts in Springfield, MO O'Tooles in Libertyville, IL Park Place Hand Car Wash in Third Lake, IL Pizzeria Deville in Libertyville, IL Rhapsody Café in Deerfield, IL Rock Auto, LLC in Madison, WI Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Libertyville, IL Rosati's Pizza in Gurnee, IL Seafoam in Eden Prairie, MN Shakou Restaurant in Libertyville, IL Strawberry Field Pancakes & Café in Lincolnshire, IL Sunset Foods in Lake Forest, IL Superdawg Drive In in Wheeling, IL Wildberry Pancakes and Café in Libertyville, IL Wine and Spirits Warehouse in Libertyville, IL Zip Products, Inc. in Mechanicsville, VA
Goodie Bags Caldwell Bank in Wilmette, IL James Lovell Federal Health Care System in North Chicago, IL Car Spa in Libertyville, IL Chase Bank in Deerfield IL Dr. David B. Schwartz, DDS. in Skokie, IL El Paso Restaurant in Lake Villa, IL Fast Signs in Lincolnwood, IL Franceschi's Pizza & Pub in Fox Lake, IL Gateway Classic Cars in O'Fallon, IL Griot's Garage in Plainfield, IN I Can Fix This in Gurnee, IL Idea Design/Build, Inc. in Libertyville, IL Lively Auto Detailing Inc. in Volo, IL MB Financial Bank in Skokie, IL MSM Powered by Proforma in Chicago, IL Mundelein Sparrow's Nest Thrift Store, in Mundelein, IL National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY North Shore Community Bank & Trust in Skokie, IL Pit Stop Auto Repair in Ingleside, IL Rainforest Café in Gurnee, IL Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI Rookies Sports Bar & Grill in Ingleside, IL State Farm Insurance in Wilmette, IL Studio Hot Rods in Richmond, IL
Grand Prizes Billy Boat Performance Exhaust in Phoenix, AZ Brute Industries in Escanaba, MI Eminjayin Productions in Grays Lake, IL Jeannie Domerchie in Waukegan, IL The Vasey Agency, State Farm in Glenview, IL
Raffle Prizes At Home, Home Décor Superstore in Schaumburg, IL Atrium Garden Center in Kildeer, IL Auto Custom Carpets, Inc. in Anniston, AL Ben Franklin Bank in Arlington Heights, IL Buca di Beppo in Wheeling, IL Café Pomigliano & Bar in Libertyville, IL Café Pyrenees in Libertyville, IL Car Spa Wash & Detail Center in Libertyville, IL Carlisle Events in Carlisle, PA Corvette America in Reedsville, PA Culvers in Buffalo Grove, IL Dana Forrester Watercolors in Independence, MO Deerfield Italian Kitchen in Deerfield, IL DFT Details in Stillman Valley, IL Half Day Brewing Company in Lincolnshire, IL Libertyville Chevrolet Performance Center in Libertyville, IL Lovin’ Oven Cakery in Libertyville, IL On the Border in Vernon Hills, IL Rolland's Jewelers in Libertyville, IL Splash Hand Car Wash & Detail in Libertyville, IL Stearns in Chicago, IL Stoner Car Care Kit in Libertyville, IL Sullivan's Steakhouse in Lincolnshire, IL The Silo Restaurant in Lake Bluff, IL Tina G's Café in Mundelein, IL Tire Rack in South Bend, IN Tri Power Automotive in Libertyville, IL Zanies in Chicago, IL
Crossed Flags Points
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.
Points, Recognition, Crossed Flags.....What's it all about?
If you have any questions about this program please contact Barb Harms at (847) 945-8683 or email