SOCORRO HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING PARADE 15 Sept 2022
AMERICA'S HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING PARADE 14 Sept 2022
ANDRESS HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING PARADE 7 Sept 2022
2022 SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATIONS
The 2022 scholarship presentations were completed this month. We would like to give a heartfelt "Congratulations" to these wonderful graduates! We wish all of them a successful future. Thanks to all who participated and made these presentations possible.
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the loss one of our long time El Paso Corvette Club members; Angel Santiago lost his battle to cancer. Angel passed away peacefully Friday night on May 6, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.
Angel and his wife Dorothy joined the Club in October of 2009 with their Metallic Red C-6. Before Angel’s failing health, they were active members and participated in pretty much all our activities and became lifelong friends to many. Angel served as an officer and assumed the duties of Vice President for several years where he worked endlessly. He set up many activities such as cruises, parties and parades.
Our dear friend Angel was a very generous man with a heart of gold. His generosity fed and clothed many children that he came in contact with. What we will remember most is his laughter, it was true and hearty. He spoke from the heart and he was a man of great compassion and caring.
Angel was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in Vietnam. Angel was laid to rest, Friday, June 10th, at 11:30 AM at Fort Bliss National Cemetery, 5200 Fred Wilson Ave, El Paso, TX 79906.
Please keep Dorothy and their family in your prayers.
Show and Shine Highlights
The El Paso Corvette Club thanks all of you who participated in the 2022 Show and Shine Open Car Show to benefit the El Paso Children's Miracle Network. We also want to thank Applebees for hosting this event. There were 51 registered and we are grateful for your generosity. The registration fees, raffles, and 50/50 will provide needed funds for CMN. A special thanks to Doppler Dave Speelman from KVIA-ABC7 for plugging this event during his weather segment. We also thank CBS4 for coverage of this event. I would also like to add my thanks to all the members of the club who worked tirelessly to make this event happen. Louis & Alisa White who spear-headed the effort, and along with Lou Avalos-VP, Dolores Avalos, Paul & Cynthia Salazar, OJ Wade, David & Claudia Baade, Zeke Valadez, Rudy & Sara Alba, Bill & Nancy Driscoll, Jerry Klein, Joe Renteria, Tracy & Bernadette Heal, Mark & Robin Ward, Jorge Gonzales, Jesus Leyva, Antonio & Esperanza Reyes, Mando Novoa, LisaLisa Hdz, Michael Brian, and our vendors, Jennifer Parker (Lion Crest Logos), et al. A million thanks! - Tim O'Malley, President, El Paso Corvette Club
NorthEaster Parade Highlights
CHRISTMAS CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS
It was a beautiful day and a great turnout for our end of the year Christmas Cruise to Old Mesilla and stuffed animal drive for the El Paso Children’s Hospital. We cruised down historic HWY 28 to Old Mesilla and had lunch at D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro. Service awards were presented to members during lunch as well as our customary 50/50 drawings. A great time for all!
It was a heart-stirring memorial for Joey, and in case you missed it, you can watch the memorial service here: https://youtu.be/ZuKl1c2iJlM Godspeed, Joey! Rest in peace and keep the light on for us, brother!
A big THANK YOU to all of you who participated and supported the Show and Shine benefit for the Salvation Army. There were some amazing rides and an excellent turnout. Thank you to Applebees for hosting and to Doppler Dave of KVIA-ABC7 for the plug on the evening broadcast, and to our DJ, Moises. Most importantly, money and toiletries were collected to aid the Salvation Army in their mission to provide for those in need. As you will notice there are some photos that are over-exposed due to an issue with our camera; so, if any of you have photos of the trophies presentation that you could share with us, please let us know so we can add them to this collection. You can email them to the CONTACT US email address. Congratulations to all of you who received a trophy and won the 50/50 and raffle items! Thank you, El Paso, for your participation and generosity to the Salvation Army. You rock!
VETTES FOR VETS CAR SHOW HIGHLIGHTS
Saturday, August 28th, the Ysleta VFW Post and the El Paso Corvette Club presented a Show and Shine Car Show fundraiser to benefit the Veterans that their Post supports. It was a nice turnout for our Veterans with some beautiful rides. Trophies were awarded, there were raffles with some very nice prizes, great music, delicious food, refreshing beverages, and a good time. About $1,000 was raised for our Veterans! A big thank you to all who contributed. Click on the photo below for the slide show.
It was the perfect day to celebrate America's birthday! It was great to see the patriotism of participants and spectators as well! Enjoy the parade!
EPCC AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP TO CALEB LEDESMA
On Monday, May 17th, Caleb Ledesma, a senior at Riverside High, was presented a scholarship from the El Paso Corvette Club for his academic achievements. He had just missed getting a scholarship by a few points and the school counselor nominated him for the award. He will use the award for the college of his choice. Congratulations and best wishes for your future education, Caleb.
It is with great sadness for us to announce that our former President of the El Paso Corvette Club, Joe Corum, has passed away today after a lengthy fight with a rare illness. Joe will always be remembered for his love for the club, his tireless work for the Salvation Army, The El Paso Children’s Miracle Network where he served on the Advisory Council, and many other charities here in El Paso. He will also be remembered for his Velocity Yellow C7 Stingray and his love for the Corvette. Joe worked for the El Paso VA Health Care System and was United States Army Retired. His funeral arrangements have not been made at this time and as we receive information, we will pass it along. We also send our deepest condolences to his family and ask you to remember them in your thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace, Joe. You will be missed by so many.
Joe joined the El Paso Corvette Club in February of 2014. He served as Secretary of our Club and later became our President. He served 3 years in that position and resigned in February 2021 due to his declining health. During his Presidency he introduced the club to the Salvation Army. Joe volunteered his time serving food on Thanksgiving, to wearing a Santa Suit while giving out presents to the children. Because of Joe, we rang the bell in front of Walmart every December and held Show n Shines to gather food, toiletries and money for the Salvation Army.
Joe also became very involved with the Children’s Miracle Network; serving on the Advisory Council.
Joe was very community based and he loved to give back. He wore Santa suits, bunny outfits and funny hats all for the benefit of others. Joe will be missed by the El Paso Corvette Club family and the El Paso Community. Joe was laid to rest at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.
God Speed Joe
In Memory of Joe
OJ Wade Wins Class Award at Boerne
Big EPCC shout-out and congratulations to El Paso Corvette Club officer, OJ Wade, on getting the Class Award for his 2016 Corvette Z51 "LOBO" at the 2021 Texas Corvette Association Car Show in Boerne, Texas! Way to go, OJ!