It would have appeared the club must have had about a 90% turnout on the day of the Picnic. Thanks to Bob Streiter and Jeff Stumb for a fabulous Picnic on September 17th. Famous Dave’s BBQ was a hit once again, and the Coker Museum provided a cool environment in more ways than one with all those cars and motorcycles to keep the conversation going. It was a pleasure to have Corky Coker join our group for lunch and hang with us to answer questions the guys had about his car collection. October will be a busy month as of this writing our next adventure on the calendar will be Saturday October 1st to make the run over to Cagle Mountain to join the Rocky River Community for their annual festival. Those going will be leaving from the Walmart Parking Lot on Hwy 153, in Hixson, Tn at 10:00am. Then, many club members will be going South to Biloxi, Mississippi to participate in “Cruising the Coast”, and another group heading north for Hershey, Pa. to attend the Big Swap Meet. Plus, we have some putting The Moonshine Festival on their calendar to go down to Dawsonville, Ga. the weekend of October 21st-22nd. The October monthly meeting will be Saturday the 15th, due to the majority of members being out of town on the second Satur-day of the month. Be sure to make every effort to attend the October meeting for the annual auction. Bring all your treasurers, all items of every shape, size and style. The monies raised at the Auction offset the cost of the Christmas party, which will be Saturday December 10th at the Towing & Recovery Museum downtown Chattanooga. As a reminder be thinking about this year’s recipient for the “Harold Coker Good Guy Award”. This award is presented to the person(s) who you feel has contributed the most to the club, and it can be for their service in the past or the current year; however the current president is excluded. There will be a ballot in the November issue of the newsletter, plus there will be ballots on the tables at the meeting. The ballots are collected, counted, and the recipient announced at the Christmas Party. Your committee of the last five president’s met in September to make phone calls to ask members to consider serving their club in 2017. At the November meeting nominations will also be accepted from the floor and voted upon by secret ballot. Those agreeing to serve in 2017 will be announced at the Christmas Party. Looking ahead to 2017, we have Billy and Ruby Jean Smith working on our week’s trip scheduled for April 19th-April 24th. They are exploring Grand Rivers, Kentucky about a 270 mile run or about a 6 hours driving time. The cost of a week’s trip usually depends on getting group rates, so the earlier you can be counted the better it is to nail down the expenses. So if you are interested be sure to let them know at your earliest convenience. The total cost and all the details are in the planning stages and will be announced along with the payment plan as soon as possible. We all certainly appreciate Billy & Ruby Jean for taking on this task for our enjoyment. Be sure you take note of the month you have agreed to host a meeting. If you can-not be there, please make arrangements for someone else to fill in for you.
I look forward to seeing you all soon, if not before, definitely on the 15th.