COM Awards Banquet
January 20, 2018
COM Annual Awards Party. COM held our annual Awards Party this year at DeGidio's on West 7th Strret, in Saint Paul, on Saturday, January 20th. We had about 25 present for an excellent Italian buffet dinner. We paused in remembrance of COM members, former members, and friends of COM who passed during the past year: Jerry Schroeder, Maggie Doetkott, Bill Christo, Rick Johnson, Todd Pushing, and Myron Cottrell.
Following a pleasant period of dining and socializing, we recognized Max Allers as our Top NCCC Points Champion for 2017, and recognized Shawn and Janet Hanna for their many contributions to COM, and to the entire Corvette Community. Drawings were held for many door prizes supplied by several members, and major prizes coordinated by the Hannas. Winner of the Grand Prize Drawing TV and DVD player was Les Hoffman.
COM Holiday Party
December 2nd, 2017
Host by Jan and Shawn Hanna
Jan and Shawn hosted a massive calorie explosion of goodness to celebrate the holidays and unite the club in food and fun. Charlie brought some of his tapes and movies and the club history photo albums were out for everyone to see, dating back to the early 1800s! OK.. but dating back to the 1960s!
COM Fall Cruise
October 21st, 2017
Saturday, October 21st dawned rainy with thunderstorms, but about 30 hardy souls still attended our 2017 COM Fall Cruise. COM members were joined by members of Suburban Corvettes, Classic Corvettes, Minnesota Renegades, and some independents. We had several Corvettes, a Porsche, and assorted Chevrolet, Ford, Toyoto, and other vehicles. By the time we started the cruise, the weather had improved significantly. We drove on some scenic roads in the Afton, Welch, Red Wing, and Frontenac areas, reaching our first rest stop in Lake City. About an hour in to the Cruise, the weather had cleared, and the sun was shining, but no sail boats on Lake Pepin.
Heading north, we returned to US Hiway 61, crossed into Wisconsin and picked up Wisconsin 35 (the "Great River Road"), and traveled some more scenic roads near Prescott and River Falls. before arriving at our second rest stop at the new Belle Vinez winery. From there, a short drive remained to the Old Southern BBQ Smokehouse in Hudson, where many of the participants enjoyed lunch.
Thanks to all those who participated in the Cruise. It's always fun to see some of our long-time members who join us for the annual Cruise, and to welcome some new faces as well. Participants seemed to enjoy the roads and the selection of stops, and dealt with the rainy starting conditions well. Most of the cruise was dry and at least partially sunny. At times the colors of the fall leaves were spectacular!