Events

10/06/2018 – 10/13/2018 COTV Calif Princess Coastal Cruise

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Sailing, sailing, over the bounding main;


For many a stormy wind shall blow, ere Jack comes home again!


Sailing, sailing, over the bounding main;


For many a stormy wind shall blow ere Jack comes home again.

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1) It’s Going to Be a Fun Cruise!!
Cruise with COTV Members and have a great time.

Join Zana & Dan Easley for the Bon Voyage Party in the

Wheelhouse Lounge!

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2) No need to wait to reserve your stateroom.
Book as soon as possible to take advantage of the
current promotions.

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Reserving a stateroom as soon as possible is
VERY BENEFICIAL as the

Prices are currently about $100- $150
lower per-person than they may be later.

For those of you thinking of joining the California Coastal cruise in October be aware that the group rates and amenities expire on Jun 8. After that date all rates revert to published rates. So if you are interested please get your reservation in by June 8 in order to take advantage of our (COTV) group rates.

 

3) Deposit right now is only $100 per-person and is fully refundable until the final payment date of July 16th.

 

4) Reserving as soon as possible will also result in FREE
ON BOARD MONEY
being added to everyone’s
shipboard account;
$150 per-cabin for an Inside or Oceanview and
$300 per-cabin for Balcony and above.

The difference in the credit alone
makes reserving a balcony a
great value.

The Fine Print:
Spending money may be used on a single voyage only, is not redeemable for cash, cannot be used in the casino, expires at the end of that voyage and is not applicable during the land portion of cruise tours.
Onboard spending money is based on the ship’s onboard currency.

 

If you book before February 14 Princess offers:

  • Refundable, reduced deposit of just $100 per person
    until Feb 14.
  • After sale refundable deposit is 20% of cruise fare cost.
  • There is a free specialty dining night and onboard credit based on cabin category.
  • Triple and Quad Cabins are available but limited.


Optional Travel Protection Policy

  • 1. Travel Protection-Standard coverage is 8% of cruise fare.
  • 2. Travel Protection-Platinum is 12% of cruise fare.
  • 3. Both are secured at final payment.
  • 4. If you have sailed 3+ Princess cruises you will pay standard cost and receive the Platinum Protection policy.

5) Yes, there will be an opportunity for shopping,
wine tasting, sea lion kissing and relaxing
at the following ports:

(10/6) Port of San Pedro, check in 1pm-3pm
(10/7) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
(10/8) San Francisco – 7am – 11pm
(10/9) Monterey & Lions- 7am-6pm
(10/10) At Sea At Sea At Sea At C
(10/11) San Diego – 8am – 5pm
(10/12) Ensenada – 8am-5pm
(10/13) Port San Pedro 7am

(Oh No – We Have To Go Home)

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6) If anyone in the stateroom is either an Active, Retired or Honorably Discharged military veteran, they can apply for an additional $100 shipboard credit (more FREE money) for this cruise.
Proof of service is required, and we will
assist anyone who may qualify.

Prices published as of 1-15-18 per person (*add $135 for taxes, fees, port exp.)
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Interior Oceanview Balcony Balcony Deluxe Mini-Suite

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$829 $999 $1099 $1149 $1549

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DO NOT DELAY

DO NOT DELAY


Book your cruise reservation through
Karen Hellman, COTV member & sponsor.


As a THANK YOU, she will provide a
$25 shipboard credit
for each stateroom.

KH
Contact Karen
KH Travel 800-375-0863 KH Travel email

09/19/2018 – 10/01/2018 North to Alaska – COTV Princess Cruise

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“Way up north, Way up north,
North to Alaska, Go North, the Rush is On”

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1) It’s Going to Be a Fun Cruise!!
Cruise with COTV Members and have a great time.

A BON VOYAGE party will be held in the Wheelhouse Lounge!
JOIN
Jim & Susan, Harry & Sharon, Doug & Marilyn, Dave & Karen,
Jim & Diane, Bill & Marilyn, Jeanette & Jay and Daryl & Rob

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2) No need to wait to reserve your stateroom.
Book as soon as possible to take advantage
of the current promotions.

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Reserving a stateroom as soon as possible is
VERY BENEFICIAL as the

Prices are currently about $100- $150
lower per-person than they may be later.

For those of you thinking of joining the North to Alaska cruise in October be aware that the group rates and all amenities expire on Jun 8. After that date all rates revert to published rates. So if you are interested please get your reservation in by June 8 in order to take advantage of our (COTV) group rates.

 

3) Deposit right now is only $100 per-person and is fully refundable until the final payment date of June 29th.

 

4) Reserving as soon as possible will also result in FREE
ON BOARD MONEY
being added to everyone’s
shipboard account;
$200 per-cabin for an Inside or Oceanview and
$400 per-cabin for Balcony and above.

The difference in the credit alone
makes reserving a balcony a
great value.

The Fine Print:
Spending money may be used on a single voyage only, is not redeemable for cash, cannot be used in the casino, expires at the end of that voyage and
is not applicable during the land portion of cruise tours. Onboard
spending money is based on the ship’s onboard currency.

 

If you book before February 14 Princess offers:

  • Refundable, reduced deposit of just $100 per person
    until Feb 14.
  • After sale refundable deposit is 20% of cruise fare cost.
  • There is a free specialty dining night and onboard credit based on cabin category.
  • Triple and Quad Cabins are available but limited.


Optional Travel Protection Policy

  • 1. Travel Protection-Standard coverage is 8% of cruise fare.
  • 2. Travel Protection-Platinum is 12% of cruise fare.
  • 3. Both are secured at final payment.
  • 4. If you have sailed 3+ Princess cruises you will pay standard cost and receive the
    Platinum Protection policy.

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5) Yes, there will be an opportunity for:
Ice Berg Rapelling, Swimming with the Seals & Running
with the Bears (actually running from the Bears-but you get the idea):

(9/19) Port of San Pedro, check in 1pm-3pm
(9/20) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
(9/21) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
(9/22) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
(9/23) Ketchikan, Alaska – 7am – 4pm
(9/24) Juneau, Alaska – 9am – 10pm
(9/25) Skagway, Alaska – 7am-8:30pm
(9/26) Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska – xam – xpm
(9/27) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
(9/28) Victoria, British Columbia – 12pm – 7pm
(9/29) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
(9/30) At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea At Sea
(10/1) Port San Pedro 0615am

(Oh No – We Have To Go Home)
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6) If anyone in the stateroom is either an Active, Retired or Honorably Discharged military veteran, they can apply for an additional $100 shipboard credit
(more FREE money) for this cruise. Proof
of service is required, and we will
ssist anyone who may qualify.

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Inside Cabin $1599
Ocean View $2399
Balcony $2799
Mini-Suite Balcony $3699

Prices published as of 1-15-18 per person
(add $220 for taxes, fees, port exp.)

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DO NOT DELAY

DO NOT DELAY


Book your cruise reservation through
Karen Hellman, COTV member & sponsor.


As a THANK YOU, she will provide a
$25 shipboard credit
for each stateroom.

KH
Contact Karen
KH Travel 800-375-0863 KH Travel email

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8/23/18 – 8/26/18 Vettes on the Rockies

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Vettes on the Rockies

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23-26 August, 2018

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(If you look real close, you can see Rob in this picture!)

 

General registration will open on Monday, 12 February, and will be available on line with PayPal as a payment option. Registration forms and further guidance are available on the LOOKING GLASS WEBSITE.

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TO PRINT THE REGISTRATION INFORMATION, GO HERE

PRINT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
(Those are active links below-use your
back button to return to this page)

No on-site registration. Registration is LIMITED. If you
wish to attend, or think you wish to attend,
YOU MUST REGISTER ON FEB 12
(not Feb 11 – not Feb 13).

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Registration will cost $150 per person, which covers two evening receptions, two hot breakfast buffets, a plated, sit down 3 course banquet dinner with multiple menu options and administrative costs. Additional cars (bring that ’69 Custom or that ’86 Coupe) will be $25 each.

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Hotel reservations are open NOW
(make your reservations-you can always cancel
48 hours prior for a $25 deposit fee)
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The Steamboat Grand Resort
in Steamboat Springs, Colorado has been selected for the venue.

Call 1-877-269-2628

Ask for “Vettes on the Rockies” Room Rate

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Central Reservations in Steamboat has had a couple of hiccups in the first couple of days. Management is on it and service should improve quickly. The information under the resort tab above is correct. If you’re told anything else, ask for a supervisor immediately. A hotel room with a rate of $129/night works out to $153.77 with resort fees and taxes added. If you don’t want travel insurance, make sure it is not added.

Reservations can be made by calling the resort central reservations desk in Steamboat Springs. Room rates are already set, and are deeply discounted, starting at $129 a night plus tax for a studio, a single queen or king, or a double queen. A one bedroom condo, which includes a large living area and separate bedroom, is $159 a night. 2, 3, 4, & 5 bedroom suites are available. The VOTR room rates will be available 2 days prior to and after the event- 21 to 28 August. Eligibility for the discounted rates is based on being registered for the event.

Space is limited for VOTR 2018, and we expect a waiting list.

Registrations and Resort reservations will be first come,
first served.

Not sure you want to attend…..
check out what happened last time!
Vettes on the Rockies starts at “Breckenridge”


TO SEE THE PICTURES FROM LAST TIME,GO HERE

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LGCA’s “VOTR” committee is working hard on the resurrection of the club’s signature event. The Steamboat Grand Resort in Steamboat Springs, Colorado has been selected for the venue. The dates are 23-26 August, 2018. We are structuring the event with a mix of fun Corvette events, while still reserving enough free time so attendees can enjoy the local area.

· Thursday– Registration & Welcome desks open in early afternoon. “Meet & Greet” “under the tent” with hors d’oeuvres & cash bar around 5 – 7pm. Dinner on your own.

· Friday– Hot breakfast buffet. “Funkana” competitive driving event in the morning. Live auction at the hotel around 5 pm “under the tent” with hors d’oeuvres & cash bar, plus smaller items available for bid in a silent auction. Time in the afternoon for organized drives, shopping & sightseeing. Dinner on your own.

· Saturday– Hot breakfast buffet. A judged car show in the morning into the early afternoon. Banquet in the evening with a 3 course menu, cash bar, & awards presentation. Time in the afternoon for organized drives, shopping & sightseeing.

· Sunday– Goodbyes, local breakfast as desired, hit the road.

We’ll have a list of suggested sites, activities (hot springs to cowboys) and restaurants to tweak your interest.

We’re also working on a HARLAN CHARLES, the C7 ZR1, the Zora mid-engine car, Ron Fellows & presentations from the Spring Mountain instructors and detailing demos from Adam’s Polishes.



OK, We Need to Talk about Altitude!
Steamboat Springs is 9000 feet above Sea Level.
I don’t know about you, but I might need a day or so to
get used to
LESS OXYGEN. Check out the COTV Calendar for a
proposed route to Steamboat Springs. There’s a reason those ladies are sitting down.

3/17/2018 Precision Alignment & Brake Customer Appreciation Day

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Saturday
03/17/18

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Noon to Whenever – It’s A PARTY!


Precision Alignment & Brake in Temecula, where…

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Scott, his wife, Stephanie & Family are Proud Sponsors of COTV
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Not to Mention the Home of the 4×4 Camaro

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Invites Corvettes of Temecula Valley & the

Drifters Car Club to the 2nd Annual,
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“CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Sodas will be grilled
by the Big Irish (For a Day) BBQer himself,
Scot O’Ditmer

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Bring a Side Dish or Desert


The DJ will be Spinning Tunes, which means he will be spinning in his chair because those big Wurlitzers are hard to fit into a Vette, and the
Female Vocalist will amaze you (I know what you are
thinking, but it’s not Patty).
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BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair)

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Bring a Side Dish or Desert for the Potluck

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Parking in the Rear of the Shop or on the Street
27860 Del Rio Rd, Temecula

Rain or Shine!

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If you wish to attend, You MUST RSVP to Bill

NO LATER THAN Tuesday, 3/6

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CotvTreasurer@gmail.com

2/25/18 MLR Hosted by Bruce “The Bat” Mofford

 

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Meet at KOHL’S at 9AM and depart at 9:30.

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Meal cost will be $10 (maybe $12) but
that includes a selection of a full
lunch, a drink, some chips &
salsa, & the restaurant is
paying the tax!!!

If you would like to attend, please reply to

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2/20

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If you plan on attending, and….

especially, if you want to eat lunch

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RSVP Bruce

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bruceakathebat@gmail.com

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Call or text Bruce at 714-388-2073

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(This is VERY, VERY Important!)

RSVP By Tuesday, February 20

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We are having problems at the Restaurants

because some members are not

RSVPing for Themselves or their Guests.

We’d Love To Have You There…. but,

Our MLRs have a lot of attendees.

We can’t just show up with more

folks and expect to be seated.

You need to RSVP.

1/28/18 MLR Hosted by Teresa & Simon Bleeker

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“They took us up to heaven, down to hell, and then back up to heaven again”

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MLR January 28, 2018
Hosts:
Terry and Simon Bleeker

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Clearly, the route to Heaven to Hell to Paradise and to Heaven again is a relatively long and convoluted one as most of us are finding out during our own life stories. It certainly seemed longer than the approximately 67 miles advertised by Terry and Simon Bleeker during their January Mystery Lunch Run.

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Unlike our last event, way back on Friday, only two days ago, this day dawned warmer by about 15-20 degrees and sunnier by a long shot. Terry had warned us to bring jackets as we would be having lunch on an outdoor patio, but the hardy COTV guys came in their shorts and shirts (of course, Sommars and Weeks came in matching shirts….AGAIN!) Terry said that they had RSVPs for 30 cars and approximately 60 folks, but we never did manage a solid count, so let’s just go with those approximate numbers.

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Among the new or not-so-regular faces on hand were Chuck Sherman’s brunette daughter, Debby; Norm Craig and Ronette Garduno’s neighbors, Rebecca and Larry; Mickey Diehl’s friend/guest, Tony; and a familiar face with a not-so familiar face, Scott Dittmer of Precision Brake and Alignment (a very active COTV sponsor) and his lovely wife, Stephanie, in their ’69 Camaro since their Corvette is under the weather, like a lot of us have been so far this year. Scott came for the fun and also to invite us to the Second Annual Sponsor Appreciation BBQ which we share with the Drifters car club. Mark your calendar for March 17 and remember to wear green as it is also St. Patrick’s Day. Watch the website for further news and start planning what side dish or dessert to contribute.

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The run kind of got started on time, but a lot of folks forgot one of the cardinal rules in the MLR Guidelines – the leader needs to be at the front of the pack to lead. MLRs are not races but enjoyable group drives through beautiful countryside. Our hosts go to a lot of trouble to plan them and it is only common sense to let them lead the way. Anyhow, Simon and Terry were able to eventually work their way to the front of the pack each time we stopped and they had the able assistance of the MLR coordinator, John Vara, bringing up the rear and making sure no one got too lost.

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So the tour of Heaven and Hell, started by going west and then north on 15 and then west again and through the lovely avocado groves of the De Luz area. The roads are challenging and sometimes the hills can be hellishly steep. (If you need new brakes after this one, go see Scott Dittmer – he can help you out.) We wove through Fallbrook and made our mid-run potty stop at Grand Traditions Estate and Garden., the Paradise on the tour. Many members have been there for brunch or jazz concerts or had a family wedding at the venue. We bet that many more members will be returning and taking the tour or attending some event. Marsue wants to find out about some of the unusual succulents, so she has her own reason to go back soon.

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After a brief stop to see the beautiful venue and use the facilities, the group moved on southward, following Olive Hill Rd until we crossed the 76 to move on to Camino Del Rey. We saw the remnants of the Lilac Fire of late 2017 – another small taste of Hell. Fortunately, the damage at the Camino Del Rey Training Center where so many horses perished was not visible as they have done a miraculous job of clearing the grounds and the recent rain has helped to green things up. However, we could see the fire retardant along the roads and the shells of homes. From this landscape, we headed eastward under the 15, along Old Castle Road and into the Valley Center area. Now, of course, we are wondering if our final taste of Heaven will be a casino buffet, maybe the Valley View. But no….we wound our way up another of many hills to the new tasting room facility of the Hill Top Winery for a lunch on their patio overlooking the currently dormant grapevines. After a choice of pulled pork sandwich or marinated chicken soft tacos, the tour of extremes came to an end. Simon offered to lead those who wanted to keep together as a group on the way home. Others chose to take one of the several options home through the land of Indian reservations and casinos (Valley View, Harrah’s Rincon, Pauma, Pala and Pechanga.)

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Thanks to the Bleekers for a marvelous and never BLEEK January day! They sure know how to turn a straight line to lunch into a long and meandering tour East, West, North and South through our own backyard in SoCal.

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Keep your eyes on the calendar for more fun with COTV and read all your emails from Darlena and Curt, who have been busy planning more and more things to do together in 2018.

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TO GO TO THE PICTURES PAGE , GO HERE

 

1/26/18 Beakfast Social @ Richie’s

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Breakfast Social
January 26, 2018

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The day of our first breakfast social of 2018 dawned gray and chilly. Many of the attendees brought jackets and gloves and wore sweaters to ward of the mid-30s temps. We all remember that COTV usually takes over an OUTDOOR patio for these events so in the summer we may be too warm and on days like this, too cool.

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Our “breakfast goddesses”, Marilyn and Carole, planned another winner. As Chuck Isenberg said, if you go home hungry from Richie’s Diner, you have only yourself to blame.  Marilyn and Bill just got back from a “camping” trip to Borrego Springs last night, but still made it to Richie’s to greet us at the door. Unfortunately, Carole and Leonard just got back from a cruise and were so sick they didn’t make it to breakfast at all. In fact, they were sick throughout the cruise. We thank them for keeping their germs to themselves and that goes for Bev Weeks and some others who did not join us. Terry Isenberg was a no-show, but she has a good excuse since she is recovering from knee surgery. Even with a couple of cancellations, we had 42 hungry members on hand.

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Steve Ryan brought along a friend, Mark McHose, a Cadillac aficionado. Bruce Mofford came for a brief stay and left to have some work done on his Corvette. Marsue Page came without her working husband and Jim Sommars and Don Weeks paired up since neither of their wives were with them. Marti Schoemann, who has been missing in action for some time, came along to grab a meal with us. John McDermott, who claimed he was finally germ-free, joined the crowd for his first official appearance as President in 2018.

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Richie’s staff did a great job of getting the orders taken and the food delivered quickly. We didn’t hear any complaints about the taste of things as people cleaned their plates as well. The side of the patio who had Karlee as our waitress want to thank her for doing a tremendous job for all of us and smiling though the whole event as she kept us fed and poured more and more coffee.

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After the crowds had dissipated, a smaller planning team worked on some of the upcoming trips for the club. We recommend that you all keep an eye on the website calendar and your e-mail box for more details. If you are interested in joining in on a future road-trip, go to the calendar, find the days involved and click on the More Details button to see what sights you might see and what hotels have been suggested for the group. Even if you don’t want to participate in a car show, you might be interested in other facets of a road trip.

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Other events, such as COTV Cruises are also on the horizon. Don’t miss out on the opportunities for fun and friendship. You will be welcomed with open arms whether you are a charter member or a new member and there is no better way to get to know everyone than a trip together.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS

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FROM THE LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Happy Holidays from the Leadership Team

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12/10/17 COTV Holiday Party

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WE DIDN’T GET TO SEE THE PREZ SHOW OFF HIS MOVES!

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BUT WE STILL HAD A GREAT TIME!


Jingle Bell Rock
December 10, 2017

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It was the last, but certainly not least, social event of the COTV year. It was the last time to EAT together. It was the last time to catch up, even though many of the members had seen each other each of the last 3 Sundays, so there wasn’t too much to catch up on…..except of course the Lilac Fire and evacuation orders obeyed and not obeyed. It was the last time to see everyone all dressed up for the holidays. Every year, it is amazing to see how different everyone looks in their Sunday best.

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The official head count was 94 according to outgoing Events guy, Jim Sommars, and incoming President, John McDermott. Unfortunately, illness had felled the current President, Glenn Crowther, but John and Jim ably held down the fort.

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Journey at Pechanga looked its usual festive self, with decorations and a warm fire in the fireplace, once you managed the obstacle course to get to the parking lot through the various Pechanga construction projects. As with all COTV events, there was a crowd in place before the 6pm starting time. People arrived early to stake out the best table for easy access to the buffet line and for what they thought would be the best view of the evening’s entertainment. More about that failed idea later! Jason and Joe Marshall wore their best red holiday shoes. Curt Stevens and Hans Boers sported festive ties. Some of the guys were unrecognizable in their seldom worn formal wear.

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Cynthia Lee sang ballads in the bar area to get us all in the mellow mood. The bartenders kept the drinks coming while people arrived and chatted as they moved from table to table. With such a large group, it was a mix of old-timers and first-timers. When the dinner bell rang (when announced that the buffet line was open), it didn’t matter how long you had been a member, just how fast you could get to the head of the line. The buffet had several salads, potato leek soup, and a variety of entrees including chicken, salmon, lamb chops and steak, along with whipped potatoes and vegetables and a variety of breads. Some folks dropped off their plates and then checked out the dessert selections before they started in on their first courses.

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After the food was downed and the coffee poured, Chef Anton, the headlining magician, changed all those best laid plans and moved his act from the central area everyone had focused on, back to the bar area where he could ask everyone to gather round in order to see his act close-up. Magicians are always better seen from a few feet away, so you can try to figure out how they can even do anything.

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All in all, it was another successful ending to another successful year for COTV. John McDermott, in his short remarks, promised more of the same in 2018 and we will hold him to it! Best wishes to everyone for a happy holiday season with friends and family. See you in 2018.

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