Dear Corvette Family
I'm saddened to report that our long time friend and club member Wayne Hinrichsen passed away on Tuesday in Las Vegas. Wayne joined our club on April 8, 2017. His CB handle "Sunshadow" complimented his beautiful C7 Long Beach Red Grand Sport which he loved driving.
Wayne was born in Bettendorf Iowa, and when he was 13 his family moved to La Mesa in Southern California. A graduate of Grossmont High School, Wayne had the honor of playing a saxophone in the Rose Bowl Parade in his senior year. He received his bachelors degree from Long Beach State University, and worked with the Engineering team at Ryan Aeronautical in San Diego for many years. Wayne married his first wife and adopted her three (3) children that he treated as his own. They built a home on the Colorado River and also had two dogs and a cat.
Wayne retired from Northrop Grumman and soon took advantage of his time to enjoy off roading where he belonged to several off-road clubs, boating on the Colorado River, and of course driving his Corvette.
Following the passing of his wife, Wayne eventually met Suzanne Glennon, a Corvette member whom he married in 2020. They loved traveling, cruising, off-roading and of course the Corvette club and all of its members.
Wayne and his lovely wife Suzanne became very active in our club and especially enjoyed road trips. They were recognized as Roadrunner Mileage Leaders for several years, an award given for most miles traveled. Wayne also served as a Mid-Captain and Tailgunner with wife Suzanne on many of our runs.
One of my fondest memories of Wayne, and there were many, came on one of his first Corvette club road trips to Lake Tahoe, Mammoth and the Eastern Sierras. Not knowing that we eat "three squares a day" plus snacks, we stopped in at Tom's Place off Hwy 395 south of Mammoth for a break. Well the break became another "sit down snack fest" at which time Wayne turned to me and said "OMG we're eating again?" I'm not sure, but I think when it was all said and done, he put on about 10 pounds, along with the rest of us on that 12 day trip.
Wayne is survived by his wife Suzanne who was by his side, and his three children. He was a dear friend to many of us with his great sense of humor, quick whit, his love of life, and always enjoying a good laugh.
He will be sorely missed.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JACK BRAMMER
ON THE PURCHASE OF THE 1ST 2023 70TH ANNIVERSARY C8 CORVETTE IN THE COLORADO RIVER AREA!
WAY TO GO JACK!!!!
A FEW MORE HAPPY CRCC MEMBERS WITH THEIR NEW C8 CORVETTES.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JESSE & BARBARA PICKRELL,
BRIAN & STACY GRAY AND JIM ZABORSKY (not pictured)
THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!
Congratulations to our 2021 CRCC Award Winners Shown Below
The President's Award
A member since 2015, she has taken on many roles for this club and has volunteered her time on many committees. Helpful in so may ways, it's hard to "not appreciate" or "take notice of her impact", and her many contributions to this club iin the short time she has been a member. Because of her strong leadership, commitment, support and unselfish dedication to the Colorado River
Corvette Club, it is my pleasure to present this year’s President’s Award to one of this clubs most
“valued members" and a true friend…
Laurie Glass & Steve (Stevo)Karam
Volunteer of the Year
Always volunteering to sstep up and lend a hand, regardless of the situation or the location...if it was club related or not, they were always there...asking & willing to lend a hand.
You know them well..they are gracious, outgoing and always giving to others. Our club is "very lucky" to have members who are willing to help "without being asked. Two very special members - in appreciation for their dedication and support to the Colorado River Corvette Club and to ALL of us, its members.
Cliff & Trish Scrivner -BHC/Laughlin Area
30 Events (accepted by Marvene Huss)
Tami Korte & Don McCord -Kingman
Sharon & Dennis Noster - LHC Area
Roadrunner Mileage Awards
Cliff & Trish Scrivner - BHC/Laughlin
(accepted by Marvene Huss)
Bob & Laurie Glass - Kingman
Sharon & Dennis Noster - LHC
The Next Top 10 Highest Roadrunner Mile Winners from all areas:
Tim & Anita Reese - 3082.1 Miles (BHC)
Steve & Irma Karam - 2982.8 Miles (BHC)
Joanie Barber- 2830.6 Miles (BHC)
JoAnn Leeming - 2830.6 Miles (BHC)
Jim Zaborsky & Marge Parnes - 2392 Miles (BHC)
Wayne & Sue Hinrichsen - 2334 Miles (BHC)
Bob & June Beynon - 1880.7 Miles (LHC)
Rick Powers & Marvene Huss - 1855.9 Miles (Laughlin)
Yvonne Harder & Danny Billings - 1795.7 Miles (BHC)
Bob & Chris Roethler - 1735.8 Miles (Kingman)
Steve & Laree Smith - 1723 Miles (LHC)
Activities are the “life blood” of any club. I want to thank all of our Activity Team members who volunteered and worked so hard putting these events together whether it was a “club party”, “day run”, or a “longer weekend”, or road trip. We enjoyed everyone of them!
Director Steven & Debbie Lynn, Carol Dwyer (research) , Tim and Anita Reese, Larry and Debbie Jenkins, Steve Karam, Frank and Regina Musumeci, Jesse and Barbara Pickrell, Bob and Chris Roethler, Don and Karen Kern,
James and Lisa Clark, and Sharon Noster.
2021 ROAD CAPTAINS / TAILGUNNERS
Road Captains and Tailgunners ...get us there….. and back safely. I want to take a “moment” to recognize all of them for their work…. and the pre- planning they do…. to make all of our road trips a success.
Please help me thank Road Captains: Greg Attl, Steven Lynn,
Steve Barajas, Jack Walker, Rick Powers, Tim Reese, Bob Glass, Larry Jenkins, and Terry Yager.
And to our Tailgunners: Greg and Pat Attl, Tim and Anita Reese, Paul and Beth Hensel, John and Bonnie Meyers,
Wayne and Sue Hinrichsen, Lee and Sandra Test,
Dave and Debbie Dorman, Bob and Laurie Glass, and
Steve and Irma Karam
A big “thank you” to all of them!
2021 Board of Directors Elected &Appointed
For their commitment, dedication and support
Greg Attl-President, Steven Lynn-Vice President,
Bpb Schoonpver-Sargeant at Arms,
Jim Zaborsky-Governor, Carol Dwyer-Secretary,
Steve Barajas-Membership Director , Debbie Dorman-Webmaster
Marvene Huss-Newsletter Editor & Social Media,
Bob & Laurie Glass-Activities/Fundraising
Pat Attl and Cathy Barajas-Quartermaster Team
Congratulations on 25+ years as a Member of the Colorado River Corvette Club!
Joanie Barber 25 years
Colorado River Corvette Club Members with 15+ years!
Greg & Pat Attl
Colorado River Corvette Club Members with 10+ years!
Bob & Barbara Rich
Kevin & Gloria Gilson
Howard & Barbara Foss
Other Members with 5 or more years in the Colorado River Corvette Club:
Bob & Laurie Glass
Jack & Pat Walker
Steve & Cathy Barajas
Scott & Marilyn Davis
Tim & Anita Reese
Rick Powers & Marvene Huss
JoAnn Leeming -
Lee & Sandra Test
Dave & Debbie Dorman
John & Bonnie Meyers
Tom & Linda Martin
Steven & Debbie Lynn
Wayne & Sue Hinrichsen
Steve & Irma Karam