We have met many good people and made lasting friends through happenings with our Corvette – at car shows, breakfast and dinner outings, committee and club meetings and on road trips. Having enjoyed these activities, and planned a few, when nominated to be Vice President I accepted the opportunity as a way to repay, with some of my time, enjoyment of being a Sunburst Corvette Club member.
Once my wife and I retired we sought a common-interest hobby. Having driven past Bowling Green KY and noting the National Corvette Museum alongside the interstate, we decided to just go for a road trip and make a personal, close-up assessment of America’s Sports Car at the museum and assembly plant. Marilyn looked especially stunning posed next to red ones and so our search began. That was 2014. We “built” a C7 on-line but then decided to begin with a previously loved Corvette to make certain that the car and car-culture were a good fit.
Our first, a 2005 Z51 Convertible, had barely 10,000 miles but as a condition of purchase I requested it be thoroughly inspected by a Corvette specialist. Walking the showroom at Martin Chevrolet while the car was on the lift, I engaged in conversation with the owner and a Corvette salesperson. They told me of Sunburst Corvette Club and that their dealership was a sponsor. That’s how we became affiliated with the club.
Then, a year and almost 10,000 miles later, while at Martin for an oil change, I saw it! Our car, the one we “built” right down to the wheels had just arrived in the showroom. I was offered renewal membership in Sunburst in exchange for buying a ’16, Z51 Coupe. Deal done!
As Vice President, I see my responsibilities as being a resource for the President and one to foster involvement by members, old and new, planning and participating in club activities. A volunteer organization is only successful when efforts by members make being a member fun. I recommend that Corvette owners, seeking social activities to enjoy their car, visit a Sunburst meeting or join one of our events.
Duties Of The Vice President
The Vice President, in the absence of the President, shall preside at all meetings of the Club and the Board of Directors. He/she shall also perform such other duties as usually pertain to that office or may be assigned him/her by the President. He/she shall also appoint members to certain standing Committees as provided in Article IX. He/she shall be authorized to sign all checks.