Upcoming Events

MIJC_03-22-14_Badlands_Shannon_Duling_006Our next event is The Badlands on November 15th.  This is a nice relaxing day trip when it’s nice and cool outside, usually including a stop at The Beef House on the way back.  If you’re interested, keep an eye on the forum.

The next regular meeting is Saturday, December 6th at noon at our new regular winter meeting place, Avanti’s in Pekin.  We will be ratifying new terms for three officers, so it’s a free lunch on the club.

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New photos posted!

MIJC_05-31-14_Moab_Shannon_Duling_044Wow, complain loud enough and you folks eventually come through.  Lots and lots of new pictures are now online from events across the whole year, starting with Inspections and continuing on through The Badlands (March), Moab, Redbird, Duke’s July and October, and the Hog Eat.  Thanks to Shannon Duling, Mike Peters, Frank Struwe, Will Watson, Bob Lamb and Larry Wilson for the pics.

If you still have some, it’s not too late.  Please bring a flash drive or CD to the December meeting and give it to one of the video producers (Jon, Daren, Frank or myself) or to an officer.  The December meeting will be your last chance to submit them so please don’t forget!  Brian Montgomery, I’m looking in your direction…

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Meeting Tomorrow, Nov. 1st

Join us for our monthly meeting tomorrow (Saturday, November 1st) at 12:00. Avanti’s in Pekin is our new normal spot for winter meetings. If you have photos from MIJC events, please bring them!

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Photos are now up from the Big Trip to Moab back in May.  I will admit I sat on those for awhile (apologies to John Geiselman).  But here’s the deal: we have almost no pictures from our trips.  I have pics from five events total… see for yourself.  And two of those are non-trips… the Banquet and Inspections.  Nothing from this summer.  I do have some additional video clips from Flat Nasty, but if we want to have a video this year to show at the banquet, we need more to work with.  Right now I have enough to fill one song.  Typically the video consists of four songs.

So I ask you this simple question: Do you have more than half a dozen photos or video clips from any MIJC trip that you do not already see uploaded to our photo pages?  If the answer to that is yes, then you need to shoot me an email (dave@wdln.tv) and we’ll figure out how to get them from you.  I will even drive to your house with a laptop if I have to.  It doesn’t matter if you have them on your phone, a camera, or a computer… just let me know IF you have them and we’ll work from there.

It’s actually a whole lot easier to NOT do a video… I don’t think anyone wants that.  But we can’t do it without your pics.

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Trip Plans

Harlan-KY-062Plans are currently being made in the forum for The Cliffs, which is coming up on September 20th, and also some long-range plans for The Big Trip 2015 to Harlan, Kentucky, which (tentatively) runs from May 16-25.  The club has been there before back in 2009.  If you’re interested in going, you need to get in on the ground floor so that lodging and food plans can be hashed out for the correct number of people.

Looking ahead, our next meeting is Saturday, October 4th at noon at Avanti’s in Pekin.  The cruise-in’s are all done for 2014 so we’re back to our usual mid-day meeting time.  If Avanti’s works out, that will become our usual winter meeting spot.

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Last Cruise-in This Saturday, September 6

Cranwill's PekinOur last cruise-in of 2014 is this Saturday, September 6th, at 6pm at Cranwill’s in Pekin.  Join us rain or shine with your ride!

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August Events

MIJC_08-18-12_Hog_Eat_Larry_Wilson_048Looking at August… The annual Hog Eat at the Stearnes residence is coming up on Saturday, August 16th at 3pm, with dinner at 4:30.  The club provides meat and soda; please bring a side dish or dessert to share.  There’s a thread on the forum going for what people are bringing so there won’t be too much dish duplication.  This is a very family-friendly event with swimming, a bags tournament, and perhaps a little bit of backyard wheeling in the ravine.

At the end of the month the club is headed to Wheelin’ World in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for Labor Day weekend.  Keep an eye on the forum for travel details if you’d like to go.

Our next regular meeting, which is our last cruise-in for 2014, is Saturday, September 6th at 6pm at Cranwill’s in Pekin.  Remember that we usually meet the first Saturday of each month unless a holiday or club trip interferes.  All our events can be found on the Schedule.

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