History of the M.O.C.C.
Mid-Ohio Corvette club formed in 2006. Richard Danby and Paul Kemerer
worked with Jan Bunting and Kirk Spurgeon of Spurgeon Chevrolet
(Formerly Red Ferris Chevrolet), Dealership in Wooster, OH to set
up a table to survey prospective interest in starting a Corvette
Club during the annual Corvette Cruise-in event at Boys Village
(now The Village Network) in August.. Thirty-eight individuals expressed
interest at the event by signing up on a roster and providing their
the cruise-in, Rich and Paul along with Kirk believed there was
sufficient interest to move forward and determined the next step
was to convene a meeting of those who has signed the roster. Kirk
offered the showroom of the Spurgeon Chevrolet dealership as a location
to meet so with that, information was sent to the interested
parties that a meeting would convene on September 19th to talk about
organizing a club. This meeting was fundamentally an introductory/get-to-know
you gathering with an objective to explore the formation of a new
Corvette club. Some of the attendees were members of the Wooster
based Cardinal Corvette Club that deactivated in the mid 80s.
individuals provided some historical information about the Cardinal
club, its predecessor club and National Council of Corvette Clubs
(NCCC) Eastern Ohio Region activities. A representative of
the East Ohio Region NCCC also attended the meeting and presented
information about NCCC affiliation along with additional historical
information about regional Corvette clubs.
on the success of the first meeting, a second meeting convened October
17th with 25 people present. Attendees (we werent a club yet)
discussed club organization, club purpose, officer volunteers and
nominations, NCCC membership, a club name, a schedule for monthly
meetings and other facets of creating a club.
14th was our third meeting (29 attendees) and we were finally looking
and feeling as though we were actually developing an operating Corvette
club. We spent time discussing a club name, listening to visitors
from the NCCC, the Mansfield, OH, Corvette Club; Buckeye Corvette
Club (Canton, OH) and the Pioneer Corvette Club talk about benefits
of NCCC membership/affiliation and related club start up suggestions.
We also conducted our first club elections and talked about club
dues and By-laws.
12th was the last meeting of the year with 26 attendees. We again
discussed and actually took action to incorporate the club as a
legal entity in Ohio, opened a bank account, collected dues, submitted
membership application forms and approved the club By-laws.
year ended with lots of member (yes, we were now a club) enthusiasm
and energy to move into 2007 as the Mid-Ohio Corvette Club
now positioned for success and eager to being club activities. We
thank all those who provided us encouragement, guidance and contributions
to get a good start. We especially thank Kirk and Jan at Spurgeon
Chevrolet our primary club sponsor, for their hospitality