2019 December Odometer

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December Odometer Contents


Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this newsletter are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Z Car Club of Colorado or the Odometer editor.

Gordon’s News In A Flash

What a great turnout for the November meeting on a cold, icy evening. I guess everyone wanted to know who our Vice President was going to be. Well it is Travis Scott.

How exciting we had volunteers to fill all our other positions:
• Gail Mund will be selling tickets for our 50/50 raffle
• Travis Scott will be providing the 50/50 gifts
• Jason Spegal will be doing Name Tags

Jason Spegal also put together a gorgeous color photo album of all the cars at our recent Autocross. Hopefully he will bring it to a few more meetings.

Thanks to everyone for sharing a little about yourself during our “Getting to Know You” session.

A new Appointed Position was created for a Constitution Analyst so he/she can advise the Board on Constitutional issues. Please let me know if you are interested.

At the December meeting, Alex Millward will share some of his exciting plans as our new Inter-Club Liaison.

Welcome back member Jacki Barton who already volunteered to host a December Toy Drive. Please bring a toy, clothing or monetary donation to the December meeting. Read about it in this issue of the Odometer.

Looking for a thrilling race car movie? Don’t miss Ford v Ferrari! Too bad they didn’t have a Z in the movie.

It was so nice having Ron, Carole and Judy back at the meeting and on the road to recovery.

Let’s kick-off the December festivities with a little fun at the Derman’s Holiday Party. I hope you get to spend memorable times with friends and family and you have a great New Year. Talking about the New Year, please note our January meeting will move to January 8, 2020. Regardz,

Don Gordon, President

Guide to ZCCC

Inclement Weather

Our Colorado weather may give the board reason to consider the need to cancel meetings for the safety of the members. Please check FaceBook, the Website and your Email for announcements of the boards decision to cancel. If you feel it is not worth driving due to weather conditions Mother Nature has instore for us, Please DON’T! The safety of members is of highest priority.

Become a Member

The Z Car Club of Colorado is made up of Datsun and Nissan Enthusiasts. We’ve had numerous events over the years ranging from supporting local Charities to drives on race tracks and down country roads. We are excited to have new members join in the fun and bring their ideas for events to the club.

Click on JOIN at the top of this page. You can pay by credit card or by check.
“The Odometer” is also available as a downloadable PDF or postal mail (please add $10 annually for postage, and printing costs).

How to order a Name Tag

Contact Jason Spegal to order your club name tag. You can locate Jason on line in the “Membership Directory”. Email him with the correct spelling of your name. He will place an order, pick it up and get it to you. The cost will be around $14.00 and subject to increases due to inflation.

How to join us on Social Media

Click HERE to like and follow ZCCC on FaceBook

To join our Z Car Club of Colorado Members Group Click HERE to submit a request to join

How to Host an Event

You have an idea for an event?  Where do you begin?  Will anyone show up?

Click Here to be guided to ZCCC’s Constitution.  You will need to log into your member account.  Navigate to “Member Directory” and “ZCCC Constitution”.  Open the document and go to the Events Section.

Here is everything you need to know to get your event started.  To coin a phrase from “Field of Dreams”: “If you put it on, They will come”.

Event: Sanctioned vs Non-Sanctioned

Click Here to be guided to ZCCC’s Constitution.  You will need to log into your member account.  Navigate to “Member Directory” and “ZCCC Constitution”.  Open the document and go to the Events Section.  The definition of Sanctioned and Non-Sanctioned is located here.

How to be an Active Member

An Active Member is someone who earns 15 or more points during the clubs fiscal year (October to September).   You will earn points by attending club sanctioned events.

Refer to ZCCC’s Constitution here on the website for definition of Sanctioned versus non-Sanctioned.

· One point is awarded for each event including general meetings you attend.

· Four points are awarded to the person or split between persons hosting an event.

Active Members have been rewarded for their participation in the past by receiving Active Member gifts at the Annual Banquet in October.  The member who has the most points will receive a special gift of recognition.

How to order ZCCC Apparel

Interested in Z apparel or merchandise (with our club logo).  Navigate to “Member Apparel and Merchandise”.  Here you will find the vendors that work with the club frequently.  Contact Cheryle Caplin for pricing. 


To protect club member’s privacy, for events hosted by members, please log into zccc.org to view organizer’s contact info and Google Map.

December General Meeting

When: Wednesday Dec 4, 2019 @ 7pm
Where: Overland Golf Course
Directions: 1801 S Huron Street, Denver, CO 80223 (Near Santa Fe & Evans)

IMPORTANT: During the winter months, the golf course closes early due to shorter daylight and general participation. The staff works late the first Wednesday evening of the month just for the club. The board requests everyone attending the ZCCC general meetings to please order off the menu. It is OK to share a meal.

2020 is just around the corner.
The January Board and General meeting has been moved from January 1 to January 8 so members can enjoy their New Years Day Celebrations. Please update your calendars.

December Toy Drive

When: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 @ 7pm
Where: General Meeting at Overland Golf Course
Host: Jacki Barton
Cost: Donation

Bring your donation to the Z General Meeting: Wednesday, December 4th

Your donations this holiday season will be going to Random Acts Colorado (RandomActsColorado.org). This drive benefits children and teens living in foster homes and group homes.

What to Donate?:
• New UNWRAPPED toys
• New UNWRAPPED children/teen clothing
• Gently used UNWRAPPED jackets for children or teens
• Monetary donations (please make checks out to: Random Acts Colorado)

Please bring your donation to the ZCCC General Meeting Wed., December 4th. If you can’t make the meeting and would like to donate, please contact Don Gordon at President@ZCCC.org. He will let me know so arrangements can be made to pick-up your donation.

Please donate as many items as you’d like. Maximum of one point will be given to each person for your donation.

Also let me know if you’d be interested in helping me deliver our donations.

Thank you for helping to make this a better holiday season for those in need!!!
Hugs, Jacki

Annual Holiday Party

When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 6-10pm
Where: Derman’s Home
Host: Cheryle Derman
Cost: Pot-luck

Please join us for the annual ZCCC holiday party. It will be a pot-luck style. Soft drinks will be provided. Please plan on bringing any one of the following: appetizer/salad, main dish, side dish or dessert. We will be having a white elephant exchange again this year. The price per gift exchange is a maximum of $25.00 per player. The details will be explained at the general meeting and at the party. Please sign up at the December meeting or RSVP to Cheryle by December 6, 2019 via email. If you have a favorite “adult beverage” you would like to drink, you may bring that as well.

Nate, Chloe and I hope you will attend this holiday tradition. Cheryle

Membership News & Club Info

Renewals Due…
Dec: William Clark, Eldon Luers (your membership is up for renewal)
Nov: Keith & Lorena Lucas (your membership is past due)
Oct: Jim Nelson, Jose Ramirez (your membership is 2 months past due and you will be dropped at the end of the December)

Welcome to New Members:

Jeff & Katie Collinsworth from Lafayette and their 1983 280ZX & 2018 370Z
Returning member Jacki Barton from Aurora, and her 2008 350Z

Membership Information
Memberships – 80
Members – 104

Happy Birthday to You

(12/1) JoAnna Sainz-Dean
(12/4) Robert Marlowe
(12/6) Diana Inberg
(12/23) Richard Flores
(12/31) Steve Robertson

Member Dues
Dues: Single Membership $35, Family $45. To receive the Odometer via postal mail add $10 annually.

Guest Speakers
If you know of someone or have ideas, please contact and coordinate with the vice-president@zccc.org. You will receive a point for inviting them.

ZCCM Magazine
The Summer/Fall 2019 issue is NOW available. Please see Jason Spegal to pick up your copy. If you would like to join the clubs subscription, the cost is $13.50. Please speak with Jason Spegal to sign up.

Moving or Have Moved
Don’t forget to update your address, phone numbers and email in the Edit My Profile under your name in the upper right corner.

What are they and how do I get them?
“Refer someone to join the club, and when they do, you get $5.00 Z bucks to use toward membership or apparel.

Club Sponsor


Directory of Club Officers & Appointed Positions

Vacant Position: Constitution Analyst: Duties to include: help the board understand, interpret and advise what is in the constitution. Currently this position is not responsible for updates to the constitution.

Meeting Minutes for November

November 6, 2019, Overland Golf Course
The meeting was called to order at 7:02 pm.

Welcome to guest and new member Joyce Barton. Introduction of all members in attendance.
Secretary Report: Cheryl McKenney
Approval of minutes from the September meeting
Vice President Report: Tiffany Gordon filling in
Past events:
Oct 3rd—Annual Banquet at Cinzetti’s restaurant
Oct 12th—Auto Cross at Arapahoe Park
Upcoming events:
Nov 16th—Gaylord Rockies Tour
Dec 4th—General Meeting and Toy Drive Collection
Dec 7th—Holiday Party
Treasurer’s Report: Bill Lohringel
Nothing to report at this time
Membership: Andy Mortenson
We currently have 88 memberships, 113 members
Public Relations: Nate Derman
Working on checking the validity of the vendor list. Also looking for new vendors to add
Interclub: Vacant to be filled by Alex Millward
Odometer: Tammy Sanders
If you have any pictures for the Odometer, please send them to Tammy. Submissions to the Odometer are due by the 20th of the month
President: Don Gordon
Birthday greetings to the November birthdays. Members not present at the annual banquet received their active member gifts. Some changes have been made to the Board position. The ZCCM magazine will be handled by Jason Spegal. There will also be a new appointed position for Constitution Advisory/Analyst, they will assist the board with interpretation of the Constitution. The monthly raffle needs one more person to work with Gail Mund to get the prizes and sell the raffle tickets. Jason Spegal has also volunteered to take care of the Name Badges. Please see the President if you are interested in an open position.
Guest Speaker:
Old Business:
Meeting cancellations due to weather will be posted to the website and FaceBook. The January general meeting will be moved to the 8th.
New Business:
A proposal was made to change to the Constitution to allow all sanctioned events to be posted to two or more approved platforms for at least 15 days. A discussion was held for members to voice their opinions. A motion was made, seconded and vote taken, the proposal passed as presented.
Gail Mund removed her name from the ballot for Vice President and Travis Scott was appointed the new Vice President.
Winner of the 50/50 give away is Eldon Luers for $31.
Meeting adjourned at 8:46 pm


Odometer Ad Submission Info


From ZCCC Archives: Sunday, February 12th 1989

Article written by Bruce Sparr for the March, 1989 edition of Odometer. “The ice races at Georgetown were a great success.  42 cars showed up, 8 of which were from the Z club.  A course was plowed through the snow and off we went.  Debbie Carlson complained of the narrow track and insisted on trying to make it wider to no avail.  Z cars are lousy snowplows and she was on a first-name basis with the wrecker driver by mid afternoon.  Congratulations to Mark Kirsch for a fine performance and 2nd place in his class, on a windswept, icy course.  Also, 1st place in that class was won by a non-member driving Sue Keim’s car.”

That year, club members Larry Hutfles was president and Debbie Palmquist-Carlson was Treasurer.

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