In October of 2001, I bought my first Corvette, a 1978 Pace Car and with that my search begun to find a club.  I felt being in a club would ensure I drove my car and had some fun with it, rather than park it in a garage and simply look at it.  I found a number of clubs in the Chicago area and visited a few, and in December made my first visit to Sunburst Corvette Club.  I found the members of Sunburst to be the nicest and most inviting and with that joined in February of 2002.  Within months I had taken the reigns of the club Cruise Director and a few years later moved to the Board.  Since then I have been Vice President in various years totaling 5 years, and served a 3 year term as President from 2009-2011.  I am happy to serve Sunburst as its President again in 2017.
I encourage all Corvette owners to explore and join a club!  I would love every Corvette owner to join Sunburst Corvette Club, but if not SCC, make sure you find some club to join.  I say this, as it encourages comradery among car owners, specifically Corvette owners all with similar interests in mind.  I have most enjoyed the sharing of the hobby, the great people you will meet and the friends you will make.  I love the common excuse to take a drive for dinner, overnight touring, competition events and showing a car that most of America simply loves! 
When I first went looking for a hobby car to buy in 2001, I was considering many brands and models, but ultimately landed on Corvette and am I glad I did.  I am now all Corvette and have only found Harley Davidson riders to have as much passion for a single brand/model!  I now have (2), my original 1978 Pace Car and a 2006 red, coupe.
Me and my celestial bride Cheryl hope to see you at our next meeting or our next outing!  

Duties Of The President
The President shall be the executive officer and shall preside over all meetings of the Club and of the Board of Directors. He/she shall be an ex-officio member of all standing and special committees.He/she shall perform such other duties as usually pertain to that office of the President. He/she may call special meetings of members. He/she shall be authorized to sign all checks. He/she shall be a member of the Club for a minimum of two years before being elected.

My husband Mike & I purchased our first corvette in 2010, a 1994 Triple Black, and immediately began looking for a corvette club to join.  We found Sunburst, and joined in 2010.  We are now on our 3rd Corvette, a 2013 Grand Sport.  It is our common interest hobby we so enjoy.
Over the last 8 years, I have been extremely active with the Club, serving as Treasurer for 2 years, organizing the Silent Auction for the Annual Car Show for 5 years, along with planning and participating in many club activities and trips.  Because of Sunburst Corvette Club, we have met lifelong friends and have gone so many places, we probably would not have gone, if not for the Club.
I retired in August of 2017 and decided it was time to return to the BOD and contribute as much as needed in a new position.  I look forward to meeting more new friends and taking more incredible trips.

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.


I purchased my first Corvette in November 2016 - a 2014 Z51 Stingray – Crystal Red Metallic.  Driving and owning a Corvette had been a childhood dream of mine since spending many hours walking around the yearly Corvette show with my Dad in Central Illinois.  My husband, Dennis, and I attended our first SCC meeting in February 2017 and knew right away that this was the club for us.  Everyone made us feel so welcome and we all shared the love of Corvettes.   As I stood to introduce us and to talk about my recent Corvette purchase, Dennis just didn’t feel right about it.  Soon after that, he began his search for his dream Corvette and purchased a 1969 C3 Stingray Convertible in Lemans Blue.   Our garage is all about Corvette Stingrays!
Within a few months of being SCC members, we jumped right in to participating in parades, activities and weekend trips.  I took on the Goodwill Coordinator position and in addition joined the board this year as Secretary.  SCC has become so much more than a club to Dennis and myself and sees many of the members as family.

Duties Of The Secretary

The Secretary shall keep the records and minutes of the regular and Board meetings of the Club in a book kept for this purpose. He/she shall be authorized to sign all checks. He/she shall give all notices of meetings of the members required by law or these By-Laws.


My wife Sue and I have been involved with both SCCA TSD rallying and gimmick rallyes since 1990.   I purchased my first Corvette in 1992, and we started enjoying traveling in the Vette.  Then I purchased a 1996 Collector Edition, and we took delivery at the Corvette Museum, being one of the first 70 cars to do so.  We've had various other Corvettes since then, and we presently own a 2017 Grand Sport convertible.

Along with rallying, we enjoy road trips with the Vette, and try to do as many as possible.  We participated in many NCCC rallyes over the years as members at large.  After getting to know quite a few of the Sunburst members through the Fun Rallye events, we decided to join Sunburst about four years ago.

Sue and I also belong to Wheels Rallye Team, which has Saturday night rallyes starting at Woodfield in the spring, summer, and fall.  We also belong to a convertible group, the Open Air Classic, out of Wisconsin, and we have participated in their summer events for the past twenty years.

It's not just the Vette that's fun, it's the people you meet with the Vette.

Duties Of The Treasurer

The Treasurer shall receive, collect, and have custody of all monies, debts and obligations belonging to the Club, including dues. He/she shall receive all monies of the Club and deposit same in the Club account. He/she shall make all payments of Club debts upon approval of the Board of Directors. No obligation, debt, or other liability shall be incurred by the Treasurer without the specific approval of the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall develop the annual operating budget as provided in Article XII, Section 2, and shall give a report on the financial status of the Club at regular Club meetings and, if so requested, at any other meeting of the Board of Directors. All contracts, drafts, notes or other orders for payment of money shall be signed in the name of the Club by the Treasurer and approved by the President, Vice President, or Secretary.


I retired from full time employment in 2002 and that’s when I got my first Corvette, 1980 black coupe.  After buying that car Pat and I began searching for a Corvette Club and found that Sunburst suit us best. We’re now on our third Vette, a 2012 Supersonic Blue Grand Sport. The friends we’ve made and the memories associated with all of the Club’s activities will be remembered for a lifetime.

Since joining Sunburst in 2003, I’ve served as historian, membership chairperson, newsletter editor, car show co-chairman, rallymaster and president for four years.  Pat and I have really enjoyed showing our cars and in 2015 we were both Midwest Regional Cars Show Champions.  I’ve had a ball autocrossing and driving my cars at track days.  But most of all, both of us have enjoyed the road trips, flash drives and the many events that draw Sunburst members together to enjoy our cars and each other.

I encourage every member to join in the fun.  Try a rallye, attend a cruise night with the club, join us on a flash drive to a favorite restaurant, just get involved.  Get the most out of your Corvette ownership by sharing time and ideas with your fellow Vette owners at Sunburst.

Duties Of The Governor

The N.C.C.C. Governor shall serve on the Board of Directors. He/she shall represent the Club in all matters pertaining to N.C.C.C.

The next membership meeting is on April 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Galati's Hideaway in Cary, IL