Prescott Vette Sette History

The Prescott Vette Sette Corvette Club (PVS) was the brainchild of JoAnn Waddell and Mary Turner. JoAnn owned a '95 Coupe and Mary owned a '98 Coupe, and in September of 2000 they decided the area needed a club for like-minded drivers. To be sanctioned by the National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC), required a minimum of twelve members, so they recruited their spouses and an additional dozen folks to come up with a crew. The original founding members were: JoAnn & John Waddell, Mary & Scott Turner, Laura & Larry Greseth, Alfie & Butch Katheder, Bill & Mitzi Johnston, Cliff & Nancy Pollay, and Leonard Pettit They were joined the following month by Ed & Lorraine Elfenbein and Nancy Camrud. The first officers of the club served two year terms:

  • JoAnn Waddell as President
  • Mary Turner as Vice-President
  • Laura Greseth as Secretary
  • Alfie Katheder as Treasurer.

The club started a newsletter in 2001 with Nancy Camrud as Editor and Chief. Subsequent Presidents have been:

  • 2018 - Tom Jones (Current President)
  • 2018 - David Foote
  • 2017 - Rick Grey
  • 2016 - Jay Lower
  • 2015 - Rick Anderson
  • 2014 - Connie Grey
  • 2013 - Jerry Jones
  • 2012 - Dan Fennessy
  • 2011 - Dan Fennessy (finished Jan Creech's term)
  • 2011 - Jan Creech (resigned Feb 18, 2011)
  • 2010 - Phil Muscat
  • 2009 - David Weinroth
  • 2008 - Pat Lynch
  • 2007 - Mike Devlin
  • 2006 - Dick Besser
  • 2005 - Bill Cobb (finished Bill Baker's term)
  • 2004 - Bill Baker (resigned midyear)
  • 2003 - Butch Katheder
  • 2002 - JoAnn Waddell
  • 2001 - JoAnn Waddell
  • 2000 - JoAnn Waddell

The club's first drive-out was to Yarnell, Arizona for lunch with eight Corvettes participating. Numerous drive-outs and Wednesday night social activities followed. Along with the social activities of PVS, the club donates annually to local charities, the Annual Car Show being the primary fund raiser. Some of the charities that have benefited from the club's donations are: Make-A-Wish Foundation, USVets, CTEK, Horses with Heart, Stepping Stones, Yavapai Humane Society, Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary and Prescott Firefighter Charities. Visit "Car Show History" for details Note: This PVS Club information was gathered from numerous active and past members of the Prescott Vette Sette by Jerry Jones. Should you have additional information or supportive corrections, please contact Jerry Jones at articulate36@gmail.com