In 2016, ODCC decided to divide donations from the All Corvette Cruise In equally between three charities, the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS), Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and the National Corvette Museum (NCM). In 2017, regularly scheduled bi-monthly board meetings were introduced and the club made its first group trip to Bloomington Gold; the theme was the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Corvette. Working with the USO, the club also hosted a dinner for soldiers and their families at Ft. Belvior. A number of club members showed off their Corvettes and served meals. It was very well received, and a very rewarding experience. Kudos to Gary Kyle for organizing and supporting the event. Eleven years after placing the first order, ODCC re-ordered oval logo club lapel pins for new members and as giveaways. ODCC members also traveled as a group in 2017 to the Flight 93 Memorial, it was well attended and as emotional as expected. Twenty-four members ended the year’s events by attending the Chili Cook-Off at the Kolster residence in December 2017.
The 29th Annual All Corvette Cruise-In was hosted in Manassas by ODCC, with an expanded silent auction and door prizes thanks to the new Cruise In chairperson, Yas Kinashi. The club raised $2000 and donated to our three charities. Club members made a second trip to Bloomington Gold in June. To close out 2018, Gary Kyle hosted the Chili Cook-off at his home in the Belmont County Club area of Ashburn. The event was one of the best attended Chili Cook-Off events ODCC has hosted with 30 members attending. The board also formed a committee of members to update the club’s bylaws, a project which is nearing completion.
In 2019, Bob Meyer became President and the club officers and directors began the task of updating and redesigning the ODCC website. The 2019 Annual Dinner was moved to a new venue in Haymarket (VA), after many years at various restaurants in Leesburg followed by five consecutive years in the historic manor house at Belmont County Club in Ashburn.
The organized events ODCC has participated in annually over the years have been well known events like the Captain Billy’s Crab Cruise, the Leesburg July 4th Parade, Summer Thunder, the Winchester Apple Blossom Parade, Corvettes at Carlise, Carz Cruisin to Cure Cancer, the Corvette Club of Richmond Roundup in Richmond, the Zip Products show in Mechanicsville VA, the Fredericksburg Corvette Cruz-in hosted by Battlefield Corvette Club, Corvettes on the Bay in Annapolis and Free State Corvette Club’s annual Corvettes at the Beach each October, in Ocean City, MD. More than once ODCC has had enough Corvettes registered in Ocean City to achieve a little celebrity as one of the top 15 of all clubs attending the event.
ODCC has also participated as a group in the Redskins Rides Car Show at Redskins Park in Ashburn, NVCC’s Corvettes Care Car Show at Page Chevrolet in Alexandria, NVCC’s Summer Picnic, NVCC’s Ducard Winery Cruise-In, NCRS Corvette Day at Sully Plantation, NRA Car Show in Fairfax, the Truck and Toss charity fundraiser for Grace Christian Academy, Horton Winery Pig Roast and Cars for the Cure Drive to End Diabetes at the Great Falls Village (a show started by a former ODCC member.)