WELCOME TO SOVETTE.COM
As Chevrolet rolls out the Seventh-Generation Corvette, let us welcome you to the Second-Generation website for Southern Oregon Corvette Association (SOCA).
Like Chevrolet did with the Corvette, SOCA assembled a team to begin building the next generation of its website long before it was ready to hit the streets. We partnered with Accurate Design Services of Medford, OR to start construction from the ground up. Both teams had quite a task before them.
The new Corvette needed to be quicker, easy to operate and powerful, sovette.com needed the same qualities. The C7 had to reflect its 50 plus-year heritage. Sovette.com needed to reflect the 41 year history of our club. The C7 Corvette must compete globally. Sovette.com will also reach around the globe. The next generation of Corvette had to take the car to a new level. Our new website had to take us places we’ve never been before. And it will. In style.
"Our newly redesigned website, sovette.com, will be a tremendous tool for us as an organization," SOCA Past President Sandee Anderson said. "We’ll reach people now who otherwise would never have heard of us."
The new Corvette is not without controversy. You either like the headlights and taillights, or you don’t . Whether to build a totally new website also caused much discussion among our membership - in the end, the membership voted to allocate resources for the project.
"I don’t own a computer, I don’t go on-line," said founding member Don Hubbard. "But, I know a well-done website will benefit the club and I’m all for it." Hubbard said.
Hubbard, who was at the original SOCA meeting on June 12, 1974, used to follow Corvette owners home to tell them about the club. With sovette.com we can tell millions of people -- in the Northwest, across the US and around the world -- about us, about our activities, upcoming events, recent happenings, and all things Southern Oregon Corvette.
The anticipation surrounding the C7 was intense. Many SOCA members were also eagerly anticipating the new sovette.com. We hope those members -- and the rest of the world-wide web -- were not disappointed. Like the C7 Corvette, sovette.com will be easy on the eyes. The new Corvette will out perform the C6. Sovette.com will far out perform the website that preceded it.
Over time, Chevrolet will make modifications -- slight modifications, most likely -- to the C7, in an attempt to better their effort at redesigning the legendary car. Sovette.com, too, will be a work in progress. We will modify. We will ‘tweak’. We’ll take the feedback and response that we get to this website and try to better our efforts as well.
With interest and input from our members,
and a a lot of work by the committee,
this is what we’ve come up with so far.
This is sovette.com...
Enjoy the Ride!
JIM SIGEL SHOW AND SHINE
Southern Oregon Corvette Association had an event day on Saturday October 17. Jim Sigel Automotive hosted an all Corvette Show and Shine with a Raffle.
53 beautiful Corvettes from the very old to the newly released 2020, crowded the show grounds.
Ron Howard Southern Oregon Corvette Association President handed out awards to the best of the best in each class.
Lots of tickets were sold at the show for a raffle with so many great prizes. The raffle benefited "Crossing Bridges" a therapeutic riding center serving ages 3 plus. Also serving special needs students. They also encourage positive behaviors.
Great tasting food was provided by "Big O Spuds" for feeding everyone. Enjoyable and a beautiful day.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Every one be safe and stay healthy.
PARKWAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH SHOW AND SHINE
We had 8 cars at the show and shine Parkway Christian Church today. Enjoyed our time with our SOCA.
The Parkway Christian Church had a great pancake breakfast (pancakes were delicious) Lots of food.
Proceeds are going to Faith House of Grants Pass.
Thank you Parkway Christian Church for putting on the show.
SOCA DRIVE & PICNIC WITH ROGUE VALLEY CORVETTE CLUB
SOCA took a drive out to Galesville Reservoir for a picnic with Rogue Valley Corvette Club from Medford.
Fifteen corvettes met at Asante Urgent Care parking lot. Before leaving we drove thru Asante Hospital & Urgent Care parking lot in honor of the workers during these tough times.
Then we were off to Galesville Reservoir for our picnic with Rogue Valley Corvette Club at Chief Miwaleta Park. We wound our way thru Rogue River then Wimer and on to
What a way to start your Saturday morning with a drive in your corvette with our Southern Oregon corvette family.
It doesn't get any better, does it?
28 members came together at El Molcajete Mexican Restaurant in Medford for our first social of 2020. Thank you Rob and Blanca for finding a great eating place.
What a great way for the club to start our year.
We had a nice surprise at our social, Haley from our Candlelighters organization that we support, came by to be a special part of our get together . It was so nice to see Haley again.
The food as well as the service was great. We all had a enjoyable time.