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Muskego Corvette Club PO Box 28 Muskego, WI

Volume 1, Issue 5

Newsletter Date

The Onasch Oration

August, 2009

It’s hard to believe it’s already August. The summer sure is flying by fast. Randy Onasch President

The Brewers seem to be fading away in the race for the National League

414-525-2816

Central title. Fortunately, Packer fans have the start of training camp and

Dick Hanson

the preseason to look forward to. For those real diehard sports fans there

Vice-president 262-514-4947

is the ongoing Brett Favre saga, will he play this year for the Vikings or will he finally retire? Personally, I think he should just retire!

Jay Wesner Secretary 414-427-9130 Diana Schneider Treasurer 262-679-1516 Art Doll Entertainment 262-679-2870 John Hedstrom Newsletter 414-529-7368

Of course August also means that the annual MCC car show is just a little more than 3 weeks away. The date is August 29th at the Sindic Motors/ Richlonn’s Service Center site in Muskego. It is very important that everyone gets a sponsor for car show. The club depends on the revenue from sponsors to offset the expenses that we incur putting on the car show. These expenses include but are not limited to the cost of the trophies, permits, promotion and food and beverage. If everyone could get just one sponsor we’d be in good shape. Sponsorship forms can be obtained on our website at www.muskegocc.com or from one of the car show committee members . So get out there and get a sponsor!

BOARD MEMBERS

All club members are also expected to work the day of the car show. If

Richard Krafcheck

you haven’t been assigned a duty please contact one of the car show

Bill Schneider Bob Schumann Mary Wysocki

committee members. I am sure that one of them can find something for you to do at the car show. It’s very important that we all work together as a team to make this car show a success!

Randy Randy Onasch, President

Just after Randy wrote his monthly message, it was announced on WTMJ that the coach of the Minnesota Vikings announced today that Favre was actually going to retire and not play for them this season!


First Annual Rosie’s Ride Quaker Steak & Lube — Middleton

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Saturday, August 15th

11:00—1:00

Gilda’s Club, named after Gene Wilder’s wife, Gilda Radner of Saturday Night Live fame, who died from cancer ten years ago, offers a welcoming community of free support to anyone living with cancer—men, women, teens and children—along with their family and friends. The day will begin with a lunch buffet including brats, wings, chips and beans provided by the Steak & Lube folks at 11:00 a.m. At 12:30 p.m. Gilda’s Club Madison will give a short presentation and announce raffle winners. At 1:00 p.m., participants can begin to make their way to Gilda’s Club right down the street to have their picture taken with their cars in front of Gilda’s red doors and then begin their one hour ride. All proceeds will benefit Gilda’s Club Madison.

Passionate kiss, like spider’s web, soon lead to undoing of fly.

Cost is $25 which includes lunch, a t-shirt, and portrait with your car. Rosie was the loving wife of our Greendale dentist, Dr. Robert Schwade. Call 608-828-8870 to pre-register.

August Birthdays This month’s birthday honorees have been known to stop and think and then forget to get started again. But it is their birthday month, so

8th Ellen Blanchard 16th Sue Doleschy 22nd Tom Bruce 25th Kathy Karel

wish them a happy!

27th Joanne Wacker

5th June Loh 8th Mike Wacker

Tragedy at the Rambousek Home On Thursday, July 2nd, fire struck the home of Bob & Jeannie Rambousek. The end result was the total loss of their garage, family room and an out building. The house is unlivable so they will be in temporary housing for months Average age of our

to come.

birthday people is 87

As sad as that is, the other damage included Pat Engleman’s 1968 Corvette (pictured at the top) that he bought when he was 18 years old. The car is not even recognizable. Parked outside the garage, but close enough for major damage was Bob’s 2000 Yellow Corvette convertible. About all that is left is the rear end and wheels. Cars can be replaced, people can’t.

Suffice

to say that no one was injured and life goes on. The new address of the Rambousek home is 1765 Club Circle, #109N in Brookfield. Their phone is 378-5860. E-mail remains at rrambousek@wi.rr.com

29th Diane Conner 31st Bob Garrison


Upcoming Club Dates August 10th

August 29th

Board of Directors’ Meeting

Annual MCC Car Show

Bill/Diana Schneider’s

Sindic/Richlonn’s

August 12th

September 8th

Monthly Membership Meeting

Board of Directors'’ Meeting

William’s Supper Club

Bob Schumann’s Place

8:00 p.m. August 15th

7:30 p.m. Note change of date

Rosie’s Run

September 12th

Quaker Steak & Lube

Corvettes for Charity

August 16th

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Holz Chevrolet

Drive n Dine Brunch

September 25-27

Red Geranium Restaurant

Mid-America Funfest

Lake Geneva

Effingham, Illinois

August 23rd

October 11th

Badger State Corvette Show

Annual Fall Color Run

Heiser Chevrolet

I’ve

Effingham, IL / Mid America

child-proofed

We have 11 rooms booked for this event. All the rooms are already reserved but you can be put on the waiting list! This is the première Corvette event in the country. If you haven’t been to a Mid America event, sign up for this one. This year they will be hosting their very first Corvette auction!! Evening Entertainment is by Survivor!

but

Gene McConkey 262-363-5288 / Office, 262-363-5287 / Home, gene.mcconkey@hotmail.com

Be sure to attend the August membership meeting. Jerry Couri, our insurance agent for the club’s liability policy, will join us to speak about your personal insurance needs and liabilities. William’s . . 8:00 . . August 12th . . See you there!!

Sexist Joke of the Month What is the difference between men and women? A woman wants one man to satisfy her every need. A man wants every woman to satisfy his one need.

Once again the editor of this fine publication takes no responsibility for this form of cheap sexist humor!

my home they still manage to get in!


Drive n’ Dine to the Fox n’ Hounds Page 4 Thanks to Diana Schneider for putting together a great outing on Sunday, June 28th. A beautiful day for a drive that culminated (that means ended) with a lovely brunch in the Holy Hill area. Twelve cars made the trip. Watch for the next Drive n’ Dine Brunch on Sunday, August 16th, at the Red Geranium in Lake Geneva. Plan to meet at Bill & Diana Schneider’s home in Muskego (S75 W20101 Ridge Road) at 11:00 a.m. and we will leave shortly thereafter. Call (262-679-1516)or e-mail (bschneider95@wi.rr.com) Diana to let her know if you are coming so an accurate count can be given to the restaurant. Stores are open on Sundays in Lake Geneva so feel free to shop afterward.

Muskego Corvette Club at the NARI Fall Home & Remodeling Show You have a great opportunity to display your Corvette at the 2009 Milwaukee/NARI Fall Home & Remodeling Show, Friday, September 18 - Sunday, September 20, at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis. Show hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 18; 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 19, and Sun., Sept. 20, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Milwaukee NARI is looking for us to display 6-8 Corvettes at the Show. The vehicles would be brought in on Thursday, September 17, and they could be taken out on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. or on Monday, September 21 in the morning. The vehicles would need to have their gas tanks at no more than one-quarter full, the batteries would need to be disconnected, and gas tanks would need to be taped closed. They would put up stands stanchions with chain links to keep people an appropriate distance away from the vehicles. Milwaukee/NARI will provide Show tickets for those that have cars on display, plus provide additional tickets for club members who want to visit the Show. They will create signage recognizing the Muskego Corvette Club and put up a small topped and skirted table that could be used to display club information or details on upcoming club events. If you are interested in participating, please contact Dave Amoroso of Milwaukee/NARI at 414-354-0200 ext. 108 or via e-mail at dave@rspr.com by August 10.


JULY MINUTES Page 5

The meeting was called to order by President Randy Onasch at 8:17 p.m. A special thanks was offered to Richard and Kathy Krafcheck for hosting the board of director’s meeting. TREASURER’S REPORT by Diana Schneider . . Beginning Balance $ 4,678.59; Total Income $4,789.59; Total Expenses $380.34; Current Funds Available $4,409.25; Total Reserve Account $2.146.45; Ending Cash Reserve Balance $2,262.80 President Randy Onasch asked Bob Rambousek to comment on his recent home fire tragedy. swered questions from club members.

He spoke briefly and an-

NEW BUSINESS

ing down, I

Car Show Update---The promotional flyers are now available and were given out to the membership to distribute to the area. Bob Rambousek asked that because of his recent tragedy he will not be able to participate in the car show committee. He asked if any club member would like to fill in for him? New Club Logo Design---Jim Johnson’s daughter would be able to design an update logo design for the club. It was also brought up that Bob Bottoni’s nephew, a talented artist should also be asked to design a new logo. A comparison could be made. OLD BUSINESS

like to whistle. It makes the neighbor’s dog run to the end of his chain

The juried NCIR Corvette Show at Delafield on June 11-13 was commented by Bill Schneider who reported that the participants reported that the judging was very strict and fussy. Club members who participated in the June 28th Drive and Dine to the Fox and Hounds commented on the terrific meal. Club members who participated in the Fourth of July Car Show at Holz Chevrolet commented on the turn out. ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE by Art Doll A review of up-coming events were discussed, these are the following. July 11th The Annual Muskego Corvette Club Picnic, At Muskego County Park, ( Pavillion #2 ) July 17th Road trip to Road America at Elkhart Lake July 31st Muskego Senior Taxi Service Fund Raiser at the Regency in Muskego August 29th

When I’m feel-

Muskego Corvette Club Car Show At Sindic Auto and Tire in Muskego

August 30th The Muskego Days Parade, (meet at 11:00 a.m.,at the corner of Lannon and Janesville Road ) September 25th, FunFest at Effingham. Illinois October 11th, Muskego Corvette Club Fall Color Run November 7th Annual Fall Dance VICE PRESIDENT ISSUES The Club’s business cards should have been handed out, at the Holz Car Show, if interested people asked. It was brought up that a clothing chairman is still needed. president served, as the clothing chairman

Some club members, recalled in the past, that the Club’s vice

Bill Schneider handed out promotion flyers for the Muskego Senior Taxi Car Show fund raiser and rib dinner. Tom Hagner asked if the club membership would be will to display their corvettes, at the Milwaukee NARI Show, at State Fair Park, on September 18 to 20th. If interested please contact Tom Hagner, for further details. WINNER OF THE 50/50 RAFFLE---Sue Wyatt President Randy Onasch called for a motion to be made, from the floor, to close. The first motion was made by Tom Hagner and the second was made by John Hedstrom. The meeting was closed at 9:03 p.m. Very Respectfully Submitted, Jay Wesner, Secretary

Our best wishes for a full recovery after surgery to Marilyn Stark. Thanks to Maryann Rasmussen for arranging for flowers to be given to Marilyn.

and gag himself!


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