The Plateau Corvette Club made their annual Christmas donations to two local charities. Each year two charities are chosen by the club members. This year they chose Friends of the Art Circle Library and Friends of the Trails. Thanks to Lee Goldkopf and Laurie Kay for doing the research on local Charities and the two articles.

Lee Goldkopf presenting a check to Dolores Schwartz President of Friends of The Library, on the right is Mike Ingrassia Club Treasurer

Mission Statement: The Friends of the Art Circle Public Library foster fellowship among persons interested in books and libraries, support the facilities and services of the library by working with the Library Director and staff, and enrich cultural opportunities in the community.

Basic Facts: Formed in 1984, the program staffs the Book Store in the library, which sells donated books, and holds a twice-yearly book sale, again with donated books, to raise funds for the various library projects. In the past, these included additions to the Young Adult book collection, Reading Readiness kits, Library Technology enhancements, notable speaker events, and support for the Children, Teen, and Adult Reading programs. The Friends of the Art Circle Public Library also receive additional funding through several hundred personal and business memberships, Kroger Community Rewards, Amazon Smile, and community donations. In 2011,the organizations received the “Friend of the Year” statewide award, sponsored jointly by the Tennessee Library Association and the Friends of Tennessee Libraries.

Lee Goldkopf presenting a check to John Conrad Founder of Friends of The Trails, on the right is Mike Ingrassia Club Treasurer

Friends of the Trails

Mission Statement: To promote the construction, maintenance and enjoyment of the trails in Cumberland County, Tennessee.

Basic Facts: The Friends of the Trails is a 501(c)3 Corporation that operates according to a set of Bylaws and a Board of Directors. The Friends of the Trails are a non-profit organization that promotes the construction, maintenance and use of walking and hiking trails. They recruit and organize volunteers to build hiking trails as community projects. The volunteers also construct bridges, signs, benches, and other amenities along the trails using materials provided. Once the trails are constructed volunteers help with their maintenance. They also organize events to promote the community’s use of the trails. They are located in Cumberland County, Tennessee, and operate primarily within the county, but may expand into surrounding areas as opportunities arise.

Tuesday October 20th club members drove to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Ky. After a great drive on the roads in Tennessee and Kentucky they took a tour of the museum. Richard presented a collection of Hot Wheel diecast that he collected from club members. Later some club members hit the NCM Motorsports park where they took a few spirited laps around the track.

Thanks to Phil and Frank for leading the trip.

Richard giving Hot Wheels diecast to the Museum
New C-8s waiting for deliver
Members going onto the track for a few hot laps
Custom Car exhibit Big Daddy Ed Roth
Rat Fink

Saturday October 17 Plateau Corvette Club members drove to Chattanooga TN to participate in the River City Corvette Club Gimmick Rally. Two Plateau Corvette Club teams came home with trophies.

Congratulations to Roger & Kathy-and Jack & Anne

Saturday September 19 Plateau Corvette club members participated in the Make Alzheimer’s a Memory parade held in Fairfield Glade. The event benefited Alzheimer’s Tennessee services and support. The parade drove thru and around Fairfield Glade along with other groups and car clubs. Many of the local neighbors waved and cheered on the parade as they passed their homes.

Plateau Corvette Club members ready to go
Lined up at the Police Station
Start of the parade
Being followed

Thursday September 17 Plateau Corvette Club members held their Fall Picnic at the St George Marina in Fairfield Glade. Great weather and great food made for a fun day.

Thanks to John and Reggie for a great picnic

September 12 the Plateau Corvette Club drove the Northwest on back roads thru Middle Tennessee to dine In Gainesboro, TN at the Celtic/English Bull and Thistle Pub. After a great lunch they also visited the Delmonico winery on their return home. Thanks to Frank for a great drive and lunch.

Photos by Dominic and Ron

Ready to roll
Photo by Jeannine
Club Welcome

On Thursday July 16th The plateau Corvette Club enjoyed a fine lunch at Mauricio’s restaurant, then were joined by members of the Cookeville Corvette Club for a celebratory drive past the Cookeville Regional Medical Center.  The drive was a thank you to all the medical staff that are caring for patients during this Covid 19 epidemic.  Thanks to Frank for coordinating the drive.

Photos by Phil

On Thursday July 2nd Plateau Corvette Club members along with other clubs and organizations from Crossville participated in a parade up to Good Samaritans in Fairfield Glade. Many of the residents were outside to greet the parade as it drove by.

June 25 Plateau Corvettes Club members lead by Coy Watson founder of the club did a drive-by to show our support of the Heroes at Cumberland Medical Center. Pizzas were purchased at Little Caesars and delivered for the staff to enjoy.

Thanks to Coy and Kathy for coordinating this event.

Picking up the Pizzas at Little Caesars
Driving thru downtown Crossville
Delivery Made !!

On Saturday June 6th some Plateau Corvette Club members went for a dine and cruise. On behalf of the group I would like to thank Frank, The day was planned well and he even got the weather to cooperate. First we went to Vintage Planet in Cookeville for a very nice tour of a classic car business that started in 2018. Robert Hall gave us a detailed view and tour.Nobody broke out their checkbooks though. Then we went on a nice drive through the country to Livingston to have lunch at the Steel Coop. We had our own room with a u shaped conference table style set up. The food seemed to have the approval of all.

Thanks to Ron M for the pictures and article