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GGLC Meeting and FSAE Fundraiser

Friday, February 24th, 2012

The Golden Gate Lotus Club and Dietsch Werks present the San Jose State University’s Formula SAE Team as they unveil their newly built 2012 race car at the GGLC April members meeting. Join us in the back parking lot of Club Auto Sport for a night of socializing, dyno-ing and hanging with racing enthusiasts.

In an effort to raise funds for their program, the FSAE Team has agreed to slave over a hot grill of cheeseburgers, hamburgers and sausages. also on the menu is salad, chips, veggies, beverages and cookies. $5 minimum donation per plate gets you a full meal, a tax deduction and gets the SAE Team the funds they need to get to their competition! DW, GGLC and FSAE will be selling t-shirts, cappuccinos and popcorn. 100% of the money made on t-shirts, food and services goes directly to the FSAE program.

What: GGLC Monthly Meet + SJSU FSAE Fundraiser
When: 6pm on 20-April-2012
Where:
Club Auto Sport
521 Charcot Ave
San Jose, Ca 95131

GGLC Run and BBQ (Jun 11th)

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

The annual GGLC Run & BBQ is June 11th!

Start: Dietsch Werks at Club Auto Sport (521 Charcot Ave, San Jose) with coffee & donuts

Meet time: 9:30am

Departure: 10:00am, run will have a short winery stop in the Livermore area.

BBQ: 1pm in Danville (at Mel & Darlene’s) with Mel’s tri-tips, mushrooms and more!

RSVP required for the BBQ. To RSVP email partner”at”gglotus.org

Non-members are welcome to join in. Just be prepared to be recruited to join 🙂


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GGLC Meeting and Social (18 Feb 2011)

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Dietsch Werks is hosting a special GGLC meeting and social at Club Auto Sport in San Jose. This event is open to all members well as folks interested in becoming members in future and includes dinner as well as special entertainment.

  • Get info on various club activities including track days, autocross and concours
  • Meet fellow Lotus enthusiasts and share technical tips
  • Trinity Racing Concepts will giving rides in their state of the art 3D racing simulators (includes a Lotus 49)
  • Dinner will be provided

RSVP is not required but would be appreciated. For more information including directions please check out the flyers below.

What: GGLC Feb Meeting and Social
Where: Dietsch Werks, Club Auto Sport (Suite 251), 521 Charcot Ave, San Jose, CA 95131
When: 6pm-10pm, 18 Feb 2011


GGLC Meeting, Drive & BBQ (19-June-10)

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

We all know how difficult it is to get to the East Bay for a club meeting on a Friday night, so for June the club meeting will be Saturday, June 19, in Danville with the extra added attractions of Mel’s fabulous BBQ and an optional fun run to Danville from Santana Row. The fun run will start around 10 AM, and the BBQ will begin around 1 PM (and who knows when the meeting will begin!). A contribution of a salad or dessert for the BBQ would be nice, but is not required. RSVP for the BBQ is required. Email for RSVP, address, questions, etc…

When: 19th-June-2010, 10 am (drive), 1pm (BBQ)
Where: Meet at Santana Row for the drive or directly come to the BBQ at Mel and Darlene’ place (Danville, CA)

2010 Election and November Meeting Report

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

At the meeting Friday the attending members were asked to raise their hands, which they did… and then it was announced that Dave Ellis was elected as the 2010 GGLC Prez!!! Congrats Dave!!!!

Next half the attending members were asked to raise their hands, to which about 1/3 did…. and then it was announced Rob Dietsch was elected the 2010 VP! Congrats Rob!!!

The election was followed by a few announcements which included:
1) Toy Rallye 12/5. I need 1 or 2 more people if possible
2) GGLC Dinner on 12/12. Please RSVP by 12/4. Reminder about white elephant gifts and new “Spencer Rule (non-toxic and CLEAN)” gifts pleazeeeee….
3) Evora tour comes to the bay area.

Report by Kiyoshi

GGLC Holiday Dinner – Sat. Dec 12th 2009

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Sign up and reserve your place at the gala GGLC Holiday Celebration at Ristorante Don Giovanni in Mountain View. Don’t miss out on the wine, food, door prizes and the annual GGLC White Elephant Gift Exchange.

Click here and sign up before Dec 4th, 2009!


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January Meeting Report

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

January’s meeting at Tom and Cherie Carney’s home has been a tradition in the GG Lotus Club as long as most of us can recall. It is one that many of us anticipate all year long. This year’s event was long on tradition and one big surprise.

It was easy to find the Carneys’ address on Palm Drive in Burlingame. Drivers could see it from three blocks away because it was still lit with Christmas decorations that served as a beacon to the festivities. The ornament-bangled, major-fire-hazard that stood in the front window was, yet, another element of the charm and tradition that we have come to love and expect.

Then there’s the food. Cherie, a splendid cook, has catered professionally, and again this year she offered a astounding array of delicious treats including ribs, shrimp, dips, cheeses, deli-meats, breads, salad, a mountain of seven-layer dip and brownies for dessert. Seriously, there was an insane amount of food available for the grazing guests, and no one left hungry!

For entertainment there was drag racing in Tom’s (new, mega) garage that now features an hydraulic hoist. Throughout the evening, there were at least a dozen spirited discussions at any given time ranging from tall tales and dirty jokes to useful, technical help. Meanwhile, many of the ladies gathered in the kitchen to commiserate.

The meeting was led by our newly elected officers Rob Deitsch (and First Lady Jennifer) and VP Dave Ellis. Another successful (traditional) Toy Rally was reported, and a drama-free, Laguna Seca track day took place under clear skies and a relatively dry track on December 26th.

There was talk of the new Evora, the LA Auto Show and the 2009 West Coast Lotus Meet. The event this year will be especially significant in that LCU wishes to launch their latest model to the West Coast at our event. It will likely take place in September. Details for time and location will be made shortly. Now, there’s a good reason to block-out your calendar!

Rob and Jen offered to host the February meeting at their home, which would be extremely exciting and a GGLC-first if Jen’s pregnancy came to fruition a tad early. The GGLC is soon to expand it membership by one (note: since then, Brandon/Susan stepped up to host the meeting).

As the meeting came to a close, an announcement was made as Cherie and long-time member Betty Nester colluded to spring a surprise, Beehive birthday cake on an aging member who reached sixty years on January 15th.

Traditions are especially great when they include such excellent friends!