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Results:  Ballot to Approve Amended & Restated CORSA Bylaws
CORSA Position on CPF Proclamation
Results:  Election of CORSA Directors
2024 CORSA Convention News
2024 Convention Sponsoring Opportunities
A1 Auto Transport Joins CORSA's List of Advertisers.
50% Discount for Mecum Auction Bidders
New - A Code of Conduct for Directors
Updated Valve Cover Racing Guidelines
Corvair Basics Book Offer Extended through 2024
Be a Corvair Preservation Foundation Member


Ballot to Approve Amended & Restated CORSA Bylaws.  

On April 20 2024, the CORSA Board of Directors posted an online ballot seeking membership approval of amended and restated bylaws for the Corvair Society of America.  A paper version of the same ballot was subsequently published in the May 2024 issue of the CORSA Communique magazine.  The voting period remained open until July 1.  Votes were counted several days later to allow for postal delays.  The approval process was in accordance with the then-current bylaws.

Here are the vote tallies:

  Online Paper Total
Approve 146 69 215
Not Approve  9 2 11

The ballot was approved by an overwhelming majority.  Therefore, the new bylaws are now in effect.  Click or tap HERE to download a copy  (Login required).

Purpose and Effect: Reinstate term limits for directors. Reduce the number of directors from twelve to nine. Establish fixed dates for the nomination, election and seating of directors. Recognize email, teleconferencing and videoconferencing as valid means of conducting official business. Require community guidelines to assure mutual respect between members and their membership rights. Establish rules for the use of members’ personally-identifiable information. Delete references to obsolete committees. Etc.

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CORSA Position on CPF Proclamation
On May 31, 2024, a proclamation was issued on Facebook by a CORSA member.   Among other things, the proclamation announces the creation of a new board of trustees to replace the current board of directors and the appointment of new CPF officers, all without review and approval by the current board.  The actions described in the proclamation are neither sanctioned nor approved by the existing board of directors of the CPF.  This is a hostile takeover of your Corvair Preservation Foundation.  
The elected directors of the Corvair Society of America have concurrently served as the directors of the CPF as evidenced by the original Articles of Incorporation filed with the Illinois Secretary of State’s office in 1988 and subsequent publications and documents ever since.  
The formation of a new “board of trustees” to replace the current board is neither based on the existing CPF bylaws nor by historic precedent.  If you would like to read the proclamation in question, please contact your local division director or visit the posts dated May 31st on the Corvair Community Facebook group.  

Election of CORSA Directors.  Here are the results!

Please congratulate the following electees!

Eastern Division: Dean Gemberling and TItus Stewart
Central Division: Larry Claypool
Western Divsion: Dave Watson

They will take their seats on the Board of Directors August 6th Zoom meeting.

Also, please thank the other two candidates for throwing their hats into the ring. Jack Green and Greg Vargas - both are highly qualified and are to be applauded for their devotion to CORSA's mission and management.

A total of 525 votes were cast.  217 in the Eastern Division.  227 in the Central Division.  81 in the Western Division.

Of the 525, 420 were cast online using the CORSA website.  105 votes were cast via U.S. Postal on the paper ballot forms printed in the Communique.

In years past, several members voted across Division lines, not only for candidates in their own Division, but also for candidates in the other two Divisions.  This year, there were only 9 such cases and, because the number was low, it was easy to identify their respective Divisions and count their votes appropriately.  


CORSA Convention News - Registration Open!
Start preparing and add Dayton, Ohio, the Birthplace of Aviation, to your list of destinations and attend the Corsa 2024 International Corvair Convention.  The Dayton Corvair Club, the Corvair Club of Cincinnati, and the Columbus Mid-Ohio Vair Force had have worked together to host this event and they are eagerly awaiting to welcome you.  Registration is open and hotel reservations can be made now! Remember - Attendance is limited to CORSA members.  If you're not a member, join now!   
The Convention will be Monday July 22nd thru Thursday, July 25th   Click HERE for the detailed daily schedule.  

Convention Registration:
Online registration is now closed, but you can still register in person at the registration table at the host hotel.   Blank registration forms will be available there.
Or, if you prefer to save time at the registration table, download a copy of a blank registration form.  Click or tap  HERE to download the blank registration form.  Print it, fill it out and bring it with you to the registration table at the host hotel.  
 Hotel Reservation:
Don't forget to make your hotel room reservation.  Make your hotel reservation separately. 
The host hotel is:

Marriott at the University of Dayton 
1414 South Patterson Boulevard
Dayton, Ohio 45409 / 1 937-223-1000

Room rate is $142 per night. Mention The Corvair Society of America 2024 for special room rate.

Alternate hotel:

Courtyard Dayton-University of Dayton
2006 S Edwin C Moses Boulelvard
Dayton, OH 45417
Phone: (937) 220-9060

Room rate is $152 per night. Mention The Corvair Society of America 2024 to get this rate. Reservations can also be made by calling the hotel directly at 937-220-9060 and asking for the group name.

Click or tap HERE to visit the Courtyard Dayton-University of Dayton website.


Do you prefer to go camping instead?  Click or tap on the link below for a list of campgrounds located near the site of the convention.

Crafter Event!  (A New Addition to the Convention Schedule)

Tuesday July 23 - 1:00PM - 3:00PM in the Tradewinds Room.  Have a fun time with Timber Hills Woodworking creating and painting your own Corvair or Chevrolet signs. 

Register by July 19th to create your convention memory. Kids are welcome and can paint for free.  Click HERE to read the details!

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Call for 2024 Convention Sponsoring Partners

The 2024 Dayton, Ohio convention host chapters are pleased to announce that sponsorship and advertising opportunities are now available.  "Corvairborn" is a convention for Corvair enthusiasts from all over the world.  While sponsorships are not tax deductible; this is a wonderful way to market and promote your business.  These sponsorship opportunities will provide visibility at the convention.  We also welcome individuals and Corvair Chapters who wish to support the convention. Click HERE for a brochure providing full details.

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A1 Auto Transport Services

In exchange for a annual payment to the CORSA treasury, we have posted an ad for A1 Auto Transport on the CORSA website home page.  Click HERE and you will be directed to their website.   A-1 also provided an informative five-page article about shipping Corvairs using carrier services like theirs.  Click HERE for a copy of that article!

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50% Discount for Mecum Auction Bidders

Once again, CORSA has partnered with Mecum Auctions.  Mecum is offering a 50% discount on the price for registering to attend any of their auctions in 2024.  Click HERE for more information including the Mecum Promo Code and step-by-step instructions!
 Board Adopts Code of Conduct for Directors
Purpose:  To provide rules for engaging with members and the public in social media, etc.  

Link to the Code of Conduct:  LOGIN REQUIRED!
If you don't log-in with your username and password, the path to the Code of Conduct will not appear!  

Valve Cover Racing Guidelines
In September 2023, the Board approved an update to CORSA's Valve Cover Racing Guidelines.  They provide specifications for the cars, track and heats.
Link to the revised Valve Cover Racing Guidelines:
Corvair Basics Book Offer Extended Through 2024

For 2024, we are extending the popular “Corvair Basics” book offer. Brand-new first-time members of CORSA members who opt for the Paper Option will receive a free copy.

Corvair Basics is a 190 page technical manual for anyone new to Corvairs or thinking about Corvair ownership. This book is a compendium of articles written by acknowledged experts and covering all aspects of Corvair repair, maintenance and restoration.

This is an especially useful resource for anybody who is new to the Corvair hobby.

Residents in the USA will receive the paper version via US Postal. Residents outside the USA will receive it as a PDF. Please allow four weeks for shipping.

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Become a Member of the Corvair Preservation Foundation

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We invite you to become a member of the Corvair Preservation Foundation.  The CPF operates the National Corvair Museum and maintains the Frank Winchell Memorial Scholarship Program.

These are annual memberships that offer unlimited museum access and a very convenient way for everyone to help support the CPF and keep the museum open for all to see and enjoy.

Our museum exhibits are always changing so visiting often has a different perspective.

You do not need to be a member of the Corvair Society of America to be a Corvair Preservation Foundation member.  Dues are $45 per year and will be processed through the CORSA web site.

Remember your CPF membership card admits you to the National Corvair Museum as many times as you want to visit.

Click HERE to become a Corvair Preservation Foundation  Member!

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