Mid-Illinois Corvette Club was formed in 1993 by a group of Corvette enthusiasts (David Nye, Dale Nelson, Jerry Birmingham, Harry Sweet, Jerry Pippin, Rex McMorris, Nick Bruketta, and others), who wanted to share their love of the Corvette. Their first ideas were tossed around at an informal meeting at Timberlake Club of Peoria. As their ideas grew, the number of meetings increased and were held in meeting rooms at Uftring Chevrolet in Washington, IL. Finally, a social club for Corvette owners was formed. Gary Uftring has generously sponsored and supported Mid-Illinois Corvette Club since its inception.
The original state filings indicate that the first officers for the corporation to be known as “Mid-Illinois Corvette Club” were David Nye, Rodney Lewis, Jan Pippen, and Liz Riniker. Further, “The general purpose of the organization shall be to encourage and provide social activities for members, to provide and regulate events and exhibitions for Corvette enthusiasts and to encourage safe and skillful driving on public highways. The Mid-Illinois Corvette Club will comply with the state and local laws and ordinances relating to alcoholic liquors.”
Mid-Illinois Corvette Club started with 20 members and currently has over 150.
Joining the fun with Mid-Illinois Corvette Club is easy. The first step is attending two club functions which can be a monthly meeting and a social event.
The dues for new members are $76 for a single person or $86 for a couple. These dues also cover membership in the National Council of Corvette Club, Inc. (NCCC). The NCCC portion of the dues is $35 for a single person and $45 for a couple in the first year. The NCCC portion of the dues decreases $10 for renewals. Annual renewal for club members also decreases accordingly.
Dues and renewal dues are paid in October and are $61 for a single person or $71 for a couple. Dues are prorated for people joining throughout the year. NCCC charges a for late renewals. The late renewal fee for a primary member is $35. A late renewal for a spouse/companion is $10 for renewals after Oct 31st.
More information on joining can be found in the 2021 New Member Packet, including Applications for membership to MICC and NCCC.