President’s Message

Hello Fellow RCC Members,

Last Saturday was a nasty cold and rainy day. It was a reminder of what is to come in the next few months. But do not get discouraged there is still time to enjoy your Corvette and send time with your fellow RCC members.

On October 12th Tom J will host the year’s final Ride & Dine. It starts at Schmidty’s at 11:15am.

The end of the year party is tentatively planned for Nov 16th.

The Rotary Lights Parade is Nov 29th.

At the October 27th meeting we will complete the nominations and vote in the RCC 2020 officers. So please attend and vote.

October’s meeting will be on the 27th at Schmidty’s. Hope to see everyone there.

Ron Callender
RCC President

September 2019 Newsletter - August Meeting Notes

General Meeting: Attendance: Charlie & Carol Britten, Kathy & Dave Fontanini, Tom Jerisha, Kris Kinder, Dennis Schaper, John Cox, Ron & Ramona Callender, Joyce & Chris Barlow, and Jerry Jiracek.

Meeting called to order by Ron Callender.

Secretary’s Report: No meeting minutes from last month’s meeting were available.

Treasurer’s Report: Kris reviewed the current account balances. Kris expressed her concern about the use of the Club’s debit card, which has her name on it. She will not use the card and continue doing things that she has done in the past.

Governor’s Report: : The RCC annual memberships are due to Charlie by October 24th. $45/couple and $35 for a single.

Webmaster’s Report: No report.

Event Chairperson:
The joint ride and dine with Chippewa Valley Corvette Club is scheduled for Sunday, 9/29. The RCC will meet at the Dresbach rest area at 10:15 am and leave at 10:30 am for Cedar Valley for brunch. Charlie will be the lead captain after brunch and take the clubs to Arcadia Memorial Park.

The October ride and dine will be hosted by Tom Jerisha on Saturday, 10/12. We will meet at the Kwik Trip parking lot across the street from Schmidty’s at 11:15 – 11:30am. The route begins heading east on Hwy 33 and after numerous county roads, will end up at Badger Crossing in Cashton. The route is approximately 65 miles and will take 1.5 hours. Tom will email the club with more info. Dave and Kathy have offered to be the lead captains for the ride.

The RCC year end party is tentatively being planned for Sat. 11/16th. Wisconsin gun deer hunting season begins on November 23rd. More details to come.

The rotary lights parade will be held on Friday night, 11/29. More to details to come. Also looking for volunteers to help decorate the holiday tree at Riverside park. Mary would like to resign from this position. More discussion at the October club meeting.

The 2020 car show is scheduled for July 11, 2020.

Old Business:
The September ride and dine hosted by Mark and Mary Swingle was held on Saturday, 9/14. The ride took the club to the Branding Iron in Preston, MN with 8 cars and 15 people.

The September ladies luncheon was held on Sept. 19 with 5 ladies attending. The October ladies luncheon is to be determined.

Discussion on the Rally 2020 and the club member who wins receiving a restaurant gift certificate will be discussed further next year.

Thanks to Ron and Ramona for hosting August’s monthly meeting at their home.

New Business:
A discussion on the DragonTouch Go Pro that Tom has purchased. A motion was made to reimburse Tom Jerisha for the camera and the Adobe software, approved.

The web site security link for $80 was discussed and it was decided that more clarity is needed and will be tabled until next month.

Nominations for 2020 officer positions were discussed. It was suggested to keep the current officers in place for another year.
President – Ron Callendar
Vice President – Bill Conrad
Secretary – Mary Swingle
Treasurer – Kris Kinder
Activities- Kathy and Dave Fontanini
Webmaster – to be determined
John Gesslein has submitted his resignation as the Club’s Webmaster. Discussion followed. Ron will contact John and ask him to submit a list of his duties and ask John for recommendations for a replacement of this position.

The next RCC meeting will be on Sunday, 10/27 at Schmidty’s.

Meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
by Kathy Fontanini.

October Birthdays
LeAnn Conrad 10/21
Chris Meyer 10/21
Steve Mace 10/28
Kris Kinder 10/29

Webmaster’s Notes

To see what club events are coming up for the month of October, please check the Events Calendar page.

Check out our Facebook page, a link to it is on our home page.

Check out the Bulletin Board, for RCC Merchandise.

RCC Videos YouTube link now available on the Gallery page.

To get a copy of this month's newsletter, just click on Download.

I have added a link to our YouTube Introduction on the Information page.

To get a copy of the RCC Constitution, just click on the Member Page.

If you are a Corvette owner and would like get more information about the River City Corvettes Club, just send us an email at

RCC Webmaster,
John Gesslein

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