Club Pictures

First Club meeting in 2022 at Tower Square Pizza in Marion (1/20/22) Sixteen in attendance. The new 2022 calendar handed out and great Chocolate and Cherry dessert pizzas were enjoyed!
December 18th, 2021. Wreaths Across America at Mounds City National Cemetery.
The laying of the wreaths ceremony.
Five Club members and 3 guests participated.
December 4th, 2021 Corvette Club Christmas Celebration
Nineteen in attendance
Twenty Two in attendance.
Everyone enjoyed the evening with a delicious supper and good company!
October 23,2021 Southern Illinois Corvette Club cruised to The John Marshall House Museum in Old Shawneetown, IL. John Marshall was one of the founders and presidents of the Bank of Illinois, the first bank chartered by the Illinois Territorial Legislature in 1816 and opened in 1817.
Thirteen Club members and one guest attended. The John Marshall House is the 3rd oldest brick building in Illinois and the first bank before Illinois was a state.
There are pioneer furnishings, documents, photos and historic memorabilia.
Original Bank Dockets from 1818
A very early double pedal sewing machine. The rights to this machine were sold to Mr. “Singer”.
A bedroom with rope beds with a feather mattress.
Tents erected for families displaced by the Flood of 1937
The Five Column Bank built in 1838.
The Vault
Huge doors with grand architecture.
The columns are made from Pennsylvania sandstone.
We left Shawneetown and enjoyed a great lunch at The Red Onion in Equality. Another great cruise!________________________________________________________________________
Southern Illinois Corvette Club Monthly meeting. October 21, 2021
At O’Charlie’s in Marion, IL
Twenty three in attendance.
October 9, 2021 Southern Illinois Corvette Club Cruise to Pistol City Restaurant in Coulterville. Thank you to Alison and Larry for leading a great cruise.

Eight Corvettes and 13 members.
The Club arrived at Pistol City.

Everyone is enjoying the Full Buffet and conversation!
Heading home going around the round-about in Pinckneyville. Beautiful weather and great company.________________________________________________________________________
October 1, 2021 Southern Illinois Corvette Club/ Krispy Kreme Cruise-In
September 25,2021 Southern Illinois Corvette Club/ Black Diamond Benefit Car Show
September 12, 2021 at the House of Hope Family Fun Day
September 11, 2021 Veteran’s On Parade in Marion IL
Getting ready for the parade.
September 3, 2021 Southern Illinois Corvette Club/ Krispy Kreme Cruise-In
Twenty Four registered

August 28th, 2021….Getting ready to go on the Reid’s Harvest House/ Veterans Memorial Corvette Cruise.
Eleven members participated. Going down the hill and curve west of Murphysboro.
Seven corvettes.
Heading up IL-3.
Getting closer.
We arrived at Reid’s Harvest House in Chester.
Everyone enjoying a buffet lunch!
The Club arrived at Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial in Perryville, MO.
The names are arranged in order of date of casualty and alphabetically on each day beginning at the center.
The diamond symbol by each name denotes that the service member is known dead. The plus sign symbol denotes that the service member remains unaccounted for.
You can find a name on the wall at
58,276 names on the wall. 40 sets of brothers, 3 sets of father and sons.
We’d like to show honor to our Veterans. Thank you to all Veterans, those who Served, and active Military
James M. Eddleman Welcome Center. The Club watched a video how it all began in 1968 when Jim made a promise to himself to one day honor his comrades.
Exibits inside the Military Museum.
James M. Eddleman Military Museum.
The Club got to see “Big Boy”, built in 1941, world’s largest steam locomotive as it was passing through Chester.
Heading home……..well…..maybe a stop at DQ!____________________________________________

Sixteen of our Corvette Club members participated at the River to River All Corvette Car Show September 21st, 2021.
Ten Corvettes from our Club
Dennis said they had 37 Corvettes registered for the All Corvette Show. Congratulations Dennis on a great car show!__________________________________________________
August 6th, 2021 Southern Illinois Corvette Club/ Krispy Kreme Cruise-In: Approximately 37 vehicles participating.
Jerry’s Bandit
July 31, 2021 Getting ready to leave on a Corvette Cruise to Metropolis, IL.
Twelve members and two guests participating.
Eight Corvettes Cruising
Heading east on Rt. 146
We arrived at Bridges Dining Company in Metropolis.
Ready for dinner! 🙂
Another Corvette parked by our group. 🙂 _____________________________________________________________________________________________
Southern Illinois Corvette Club/Krispy Kreme Cruise-In July2, 2021
45 Cars Registered
June 26th, 2021 The Club’s cruise to Longshadow Gardens & Classic Garden Ornaments for a tour.
Getting ready to cruise to Longshadow in Pomona, IL. Seven Corvettes and 13 members.
We stopped at Cliff View Park.
We could see Bald Knob Cross accross the valley.
We were learning about hand packed dry cast limestone planters.
The owner explaining how it all began. Very interesting!
The packing building….They ship planters all across the world.
Parked at Longshadow.
The Club enjoyed dinner at Giant City Lodge._____________
June 12, 2021 Club Spring Cookout at Edwards’ Little Cabin on the Pond
Nineteen attending
The Southern Illinois Corvette Club won Grand Prize at the 2021 Old Settler’s Day Parade
June 5th, 2021 Lining up for the parade.
Eleven Corvettes Participating


2/20/20 -14 members meeting at the DQ. Voted for the Charities for the Car Show on slate for June 13th, 2020.

Shriner’s Hospital for Children and St. Jude Children’s Hospital

February 1st, 2020 A Sweet Valentine’s Celebration.
Thank you President Fowler for the decorations!
Sixteen members attending. Everone enjoyed their Italian dinner at Bennie’s Italian Restaurant.
The Club’s 2019 Christmas Party
December 7th, 2019
November 2, 2019 at BBQ Barn in Harrisburg
Club Thanksgiving Celebration
Sixteen members enjoying Rib and Chicken Buffet!_________________
October 19th, 2019, Eleven members attending Club Fall Cruise to Pistol City Restaurant.
Club Fall Cookout September 28th, 2019
Feeding the Fish.
18 in attendance.
Beautiful weather and Great company!
Roasting marshmallows.
The sun is sinking low.___________
September 19th, 2019 Club meeting at Joe’s Pizza in Herrin, 18 attending._______
Veteran’s On Parade, September 7th, 2019
Cruise-In at the Dairy Queen, August 23rd, 2019
Club Cruise to Labert’s Cafe August 10, 2019
Sixteen members enjoying thrown rolls…and pass arounds!
A rainbow of Corvettes crossing the Cairo Bridge…Black, Red, Orange, Yellow, Silver, and White.
Cruised onto the Barkhousen-Cache River Wetlands
Center State Champoin Willow Oak
We just watched an orientation video of the cultural and natural history of the watershed.
Part of the 2,000 square foot exhibit area at the Cache River Center.________
Cruise to Thebes’ Historical Courthouse July 27th, 2019
Fifteen members participated
Possible escape through this cell’s Bars.
One of two jail cells in the basement.
View of the bridge and river from the courthouse.
We’re pround of our Veterans!
Nine Corvettes on the cruise.
A good meal and conversation at the Blue Boar.
And, finish the day with peach cobbler at Flamm’s Orchard!_________
July 26th, 2019 Cruise-In. 55 participants!
Cruise-In at the DQ, June 28th, 2019
June 15th, 2019 Club Charity Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show
One of the Charities…St. Francis animal care
Old Settler’s Days parade June 1, 2019
Old Settler’s Days Parade in Galatia, IL June 1, 2019
Valentines Day Cruise to the Red Onion in Equality, IL 2/9/2019
Cruise to Lollies 11/10/18
Eating at Lollies November 10, 2018
Charity Car show at Black Diamond October 2018
Ray at Veteran’s Parade 10/6/18


October 6, 2018 Veteran’s Parade
September 15, 2018 Fall Cookout
Feeding the fish.
August 25, 2018 Cruise to Chester, IL
Cruise to Reid’s Harvest House
James M. Eddleman Welcome Center
Exact Replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Perryville, MO

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