A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BRCC
Baton Rouge Corvette Club (referred to in short as BRCC) began in May of 1972.
The club started off with funds of $63.33. Our first treasurer was James Moody.
The articles of incorporation for the club were drawn up three years later on May 8, 1975 and the club was incorporated that same year.
First President at that time was Tony Pittman. By the January 1977 meeting there were 17 members attending, with a membership of 52.
The club was N.C.C.C. sanctioned from 1979 till December 1982. Membership dues in 1979 were $18/year with a $10 initiation fee. Dues increased to $36/year in 1990, and then the last increase was in year 2001 to $50/year.
All Star Chevrolet in Baton Rouge was BRCC's sponsor from April, 2000 until January, 2011. Beginning January, 2011, Ross Downing Chevrolet in Hammond, LA started sponsoring BRCC.
The club's newsletter has been published as Corvette Connection since July 1, 1982.
Dennis Rocha sent out 8,980 issues of newsletters in 74 months. Our club first posted its first web site over the Internet in April of 2003. The first Webmaster was Russell Felps from 2004 through 2007. Webmaster from 2008 through 2010 was Ron Bailey. 2010 to present is Karen Bedell, format of the web site was changed.
Our first woman president was Maria McLin in 2002 and 2003. Board members grew from the original number of three to six in 2003. Jim McLin served as President for eight years through 2013.
The BRCC held its first annual major all car show benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in October of 1998. Our show was was postponed in 2005 until April 2006 due to Hurricane Katrina. By the 2008 show, the club had already raised over $177,000 for the children of St. Jude. Members Joe & Faye Collettie and Jeff & Pat Travasos founded our club’s annual car show. All benefits go to the children at St. Jude.