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  • President

    Floyd Yoder

    124 Norlin Drive Davidsville, PA 15928

    (814) 288-3296


    Vice President

    John Naylor

    230 Bertmin Street Johnstown, PA 15904

    (814) 262-0240


    Dave Johnson 603 Roaring Run

    Boswell, PA 15531

    (814) 629-9379 DJ1deadeye@aol.com


    Dick Krumenacker 597 Clearview Court

    Johnstown, PA 15905

    (814) 255-5697 rck183@atlanticbb.net

    Public Relations &

    Website Coordinator

    Stacy Varner 312 Krayn Road

    Windber, PA 15963

    814-487-5861 snoozeuluz63@aol.com


    Mary Lou Colussy

    292 Marina Road

    Patton, PA 16668 (814) 674-5293


    Darlene Rosenbaum

    111 Esterville Road

    Johnstown, PA 15905 (814) 255-1869



    Larry Harrington

    185 Harrington Lane

    South Fork, PA 15956 (814) 495-4782


    Flood City

    Corvette Club DECEMBER, 2013

    Annual FCCC Pizza Party

    St. Michael’s Fire Hall

    Saturday, Nov. 9th Photos by Floyd Yoder and

    Mary Lou Colussy

    Three years in a row—great weather for our NOVEMBER Pizza Party!! It was a bit chilly,

    but no one seemed to mind—we had 65+ attendees, a record amount! FCCC members,

    friends and family attended the annual pizza party held at St. Michael’s Fire Hall on Satur-

    day, November 9, 2013 and we practically filled the fire hall. What an accomplishment! It

    just goes to prove FCCC members love their club and we can come out and support an event.

    There was plenty of pizza ordered and the salad

    and soda were also supplied by the club. Not to be

    outdone, the club members brought many scrump-

    tious desserts and snacks. We all had a great time

    catching up with all our friends. Thanks to all the

    organizers of this event!

    (Additional photos are on page 3)

  • Flood City Corvette Club Page 2

    Upcoming Elections

    of Officers

    Jan. 9, 2014

    Elec�on of officers for 2014 will take place at the Janu-

    ary 9th membership mee�ng. The nomina�ng com-

    mi"ee is looking for FCCC members to fill posi�ons on the

    upcoming ballot for 2014. Please contact John Kovach at 266-

    5045 or jkovach@comcast.net or Sue Heller at 2552749 or

    tweekerdan@verizon.net if you would like to run for office in


    If you are unable to a"end the mee�ng and would like

    an absentee ballot you can have one mailed to you.

    All absentee ballots must be returned by Jan. 7th.

    Events Planning

    Meeting Jan. 7th

    There will be an events plan-

    ning mee�ng on Tuesday,

    January 7th at 6:00 p.m. at Perkins Restaurant in 505

    Galleria Drive.

    If you would like to have a say in what events the Flood City

    Corvette Club will partake in 2014, either attend this

    mee�ng or let an officer know before the mee�ng

    what ideas for events that you would like to see hap-

    pen. In case of severe weather mee�ng will be re-




    Dec. 14, 2013




    Dinner at 6:30 pm






    597 Clearview Court

    Johnstown, PA 15905

    SINGLE - $20.00

    FAMILY -- $35.00 (Husband,

    Wife and Children under 16)

    February 1,


    5:30 PM

    FCCC Valentine’s Dinner

    at Rizzo’s Restaurant,

    Windber, PA

    Reservation form on page 6 of

    this month’s newsletter

    Deadline—January 15, 2014





  • 2013 PIZZA PARTY

    Flood City Corvette Club Page 3

  • Flood City Corvette Club Page 4

    9 Ways to Prepare Your Car for

    Winter Weather Source: h"p://www.carcare.org/2013/09/9-ways-to-prepare-your-


    Winterizing your vehicle is a wise idea, says the Car Care

    Council. An investment of an hour or two to have your vehi-

    cle checked is all it takes to have peace of mind and help

    avoid the cost and hassle of a breakdown during severe


    “The last thing any driver needs is a vehicle that breaks down

    in cold, harsh winter weather,” said Rich White, executive

    director, Car Care Council. “A vehicle check before the tem-

    peratures drop is a sensible way to avoid the inconvenience

    of being stranded out in the cold and with the unexpected

    expense of emergency repairs.”

    The Car Care Council recommends the following nine steps

    for winterizing your vehicle.

    1. Have the battery and charging system checked for opti-

    mum performance. Cold weather is hard on batteries.

    2. Clean, flush and put new antifreeze in the cooling sys-

    tem. As a general rule of thumb, this should be done

    every two years.

    3. Make sure heaters, defrosters and wipers work properly.

    Consider winter wiper blades and use cold weather

    washer fluid. As a general rule, wiper blades should be

    replaced every six months.

    4. Check the tire tread depth and tire pressure. If snow and

    ice are a problem in your area, consider special tires de-

    signed to grip slick roads. During winter, tire pressure

    should be checked weekly.

    5. Be diligent about changing the oil and filter at recom-

    mended intervals. Dirty oil can spell trouble in winter.

    Consider changing to “winter weight” oil if you live in a

    cold climate. Have your technician check the fuel, air

    and transmission filters at the same time.

    6. If you’re due for a tune-up, have it done before winter

    sets in. Winter magnifies existing problems such as

    pings, hard starts, sluggish performance or rough idling.

    7. Have the brakes checked. The braking system is the ve-

    hicle’s most important safety item.

    8. Have the exhaust system checked for carbon monoxide

    leaks, which can be especially dangerous during cold

    weather driving when windows are closed.

    9. Check to see that exterior and interior lights work and

    headlights are properly aimed.

    Motorists should also keep the gas tank at least half full at all

    times to decrease the chances of moisture forming in the gas

    lines and possibly freezing. Drivers should check the tire

    pressure of the spare in the trunk and stock an emergency kit

    with an ice scraper and snowbrush, jumper cables, flashlight,

    flares, blanket, extra clothes, candles/matches, bottled water,

    dry food snacks and needed medication.

    The Car Care Council is the source of information for the

    “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promot-

    ing the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and re-

    pair to consumers. For a copy of the council’s Car Care

    Guide or for more information, visit www.carcare.org.

    Cinnamon-Sugar Pretzels Submitted by Connie Huff

    Ingredients 2/3 Cup of Vegetable Oil 1/2 Cup of Sugar 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon 1 – 16oz Package of small pretzel twists Directions 1. In a large Roasting Pan stir togeth- er Vegetable Oil, Sugar & Cinnamon 2. Add Pretzels to pan & toss to coat completely with Cinnamon-Sugar Mixture. 3. Bake uncovered @ 300 degrees for 30 Minutes stirring at 10 Minutes & 20 Minutes. 4. Spread out on waxed paper to cool & store in airtight container. Note: Can also be done in Microwave instead of Baking Put in Microwave on High for 3 Minutes stirring after 1 Minute and 2 Minutes.

  • Flood City Corvette Club Page 5

    How to Prepare a Car

    for Storage Source: CarStorage.com

    If you plan to store your vehicle for longer than a week,

    you're going to need to do a few things to get it ready. Oth-

    erwise, you're going to have flat �res, a dead ba"ery...and

    that's just the start of the problems that you'll have.

    SO If you plan to store your car 6 months or less, here's what

    you do:

    1. Wash and wax exterior of your car. If you don't clean

    and protect the paint, any dirt or contaminants le3 on

    the car will corrode the paint, and turn into rust.

    2. Clean and vacuum interior. Again, dirt and debris can

    cause damage if le3 to sit for an extended period of


    3. Top off fluids. A full fluid reservoir will leave no space

    for condensa�on to occur.

    4. Change oil and filter. Old oil will become acidic and eat