The Tri Cities Camaro Club is entering its second year, growing and looking for additional friendly and helpful members. The group is for Camaro owners of ALL years, ALL models and in ANY condition. If you would like to join, just click on the “Join” button and send your check for your $20 membership dues. Better yet you can attend a meeting and join up in person! The Tri Cities Camaro Club (TCCC) was started in January 2017 and is a 501 C3 Non-profit organization. Throughout the year we may have some events where funds are collected through raffles and event entry fees, and those funds are used right here in the community for charities that the club members vote on. We plan for the TCCC to be more than just cruise-ins and car shows. Some of the other events we participated with our Camaros is in the “2017 Corvettes on the Columbia” car show to celebrate to the 50th Anniversary of the Camaro. Both groups had a blast and we helped raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation! Weather permitting, we currently organize and hold a monthly “Cars & Coffee” event where we invite all the other Tri City car clubs to attend. We also hope to plan car cruise events through the Pacific Northwest. Club members are invited to help with other member’s car restorations and repairs, thus we can network for information, parts, and learn a lot from each other. Although we are brought together by our cars, it's the owners and family members that keep this club fun and interesting. We meet the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm at Joker's Casino (in the Comedy Room), 624 Wellsian Way, Richland, and there is no minimum attendance required. If you have any questions please contact us through our website or Facebook. A Board member will do our best to respond within 48 hours. We look forward to meeting you (and your car)!
Tri Cities Camaro Club President 2018
New to our website - each month we will select a club member to get to know a bit better.
Mike's birthday is December 7th and Carol's is May 31st.
They have lived in Kennewick since 2002 after living in Finley for 26 years. They have lived Missouri, Kansas and Washington. They moved 7 times in their first year of marriage. They have 4 children, two girls and twins, boy and girl. They have 6 granddaughters and 4 grandsons.
Mike is retired from Southwest Research Institute at the Umatilla Army Depot after 15 years. Carol currently works part time in Richland for an electronic design and manufacturing company.
Besides their Camaro, they love boating, golf and water sports (skiing, tubing, knee boarding, wake boarding) with the family. Mike and Carol love going on road trips to see their family and going to the grandkids' piano recitals, debates and sporting events.
The first car was a 1962 Chevy Impala Sport Coupe, white with red interior, 283 with a 2 sp Powerglide transmission. (You can really tell when someone misses their car when they remember it in such detail!). They currently own a 1969 Coupe, Hugger Orange with black Z28 stripes.
Carol's favorite food is meatloaf.
Favorite music is classic Rock and Roll - the 50's, 60's and 70's.
His favorite movie is Princess Bride, American Graffiti or most anything with Clint Eastwood or John Wayne in it. Her favorite is Steel Magnolias..
Favorite vacations - to the Oregon Coast, Caribbean cruises and Hawaii. This year they visited 5 countries in Europe.
It's great to meet you both!
A check for $2174.00 was presented to Make-A-Wish Foundation from proceeds from the 2nd Annual Atomic Car Show hosted by the Tri Cities Camaro Club and Joker's Casino in Richland on May 19th.
Pictured from left to right are Carrman Bills (Joker's Event Mgr), Mike Wise (Tri Cities Camaro Club car show Chairman), Angela Geiss (Make-A-Wish) and two Joker's employees who were very helpful that day.
A wish gives children renewed energy and strength, brings families closer together and unites communities. When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope. This can have a real and tangible impact on a child’s health. In fact, research shows that wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits that can give children with critical illnesses a higher chance of survival. Doctors and social workers use wishes as part of their treatment plan because wishes are that important. We believe that a wish experience can be a game changer. This one belief guides us in everything we do. It inspires us to partner with you and create wishes that change lives. Right now, more than 500 children in our local chapter territory are waiting for a wish and your support is helping us get closer to granting a wish for every eligible child.
To learn more about our local Make-A-Wish Foundation you can contact Angela Geiss at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once a month (usually April - October) on a Saturday morning we get together with other local car clubs at Country Mercantile and socialize. We talk cars, share our beautiful rides of every make, model and year, enjoy a beverage and some stay for lunch. At our October gathering we filled the side parking lot plus more. We find out about different local car clubs all the time and always invite them to join us.
Next Cars & Coffee is tentative for April 2019 - always depends on the weather. Stay tuned!
We always have a little something as a giveaway at each monthly Cars & Coffee. Winner in October was Phil Lemley. Congratulatations to Phil.
Once or twice a year we try to incorporate a Tech Night into our monthly meeting. These are usually Q&A sessions with awesome demonstrations. Pictured here is our Tech Night at KaizenSpeed where they can add performance equipment to your car.
During the car show season it is fun to meet up and travel to car shows. Parking together, visiting and sharing car stories (the one that got away or we wish we had back).
Happening soon - For club members only....so join us and find out what it's all about!