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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New members

Macgyver Hoferkamp member picWelcome new members Jakob Spitzer and Macgyver Hoferkamp, and a welcome back to returning member Josh Englehaupt.  We’ll see you all at the next event!

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July – August Events

Lou's Drive InComing up for the next month or so…

This Saturday, July 12th, is our monthly meeting & cruise-in.  This month we meet up at Lou’s Drive-In in Peoria at 6pm.  July 19th is the club’s outing to The Cliffs in Marseilles, Illinois.  Skip a week (you can find something to do on your own that weekend) and we’re back on August 2nd with our next cruise-in at the Dream Hut in Bartonville at 6pm.

Looking a bit further ahead, Saturday, August 16th is the annual Hog Eat, hosted by Jill Martin & family.  Time is TBA.  If you’ve never been, it’s a potluck kind of arrangement so start thinking about what you want to bring (the club provides meat and drinks).  There’s a pool, lots of activities and a bit of wheeling might break out in the creek.  Like all MIJC events, families are welcome.  Please RSVP on the forum or to Jill directly.

It goes without saying but I’ll say it anyway: if you want to arrange a trip of your own, call an audible on the forum and see who else wants to go.

One last thing while I have the floor: I need PHOTOS!  We’ve been on a few trips lately but I’ve not gotten much photographic proof.  Please upload them to our FTP site if you know how or if not, contact me and I’ll send you directions.  It’s super easy and can be done from any computer… no computer science degree required.

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June Events

MIJC_6-09-13_Tremont_Turkey_Jill_Martin_001While a good chunk of the club is enjoying Moab, let’s figure out the rest of the month.  First up is the Tremont Turkey Festival parade, which is this Sunday (June 8th).  Watch this post in the forum for details, but it looks like we’d need to line up around 3-3:30.  This is a BIG parade with thousands of spectators so if yer gonna bring candy to throw, bring a decent amount of it!  Next up is our monthly cruise-in on Saturday, June 14th at 6pm.  This month we’ll be meeting at Sonic in East Peoria.  The weekend of June 21st is the club’s trip to Redbird State Riding Area in Dugger, Indiana.  I’ve been there and  it’s a good time with a nice clean campground nearby.

Coming up the weekend of July 4th is another club excursion down to Duke’s Off-Road Ranch.  July 4th falls on a Friday this year so you have extra time to go down to Steve’s place and break something.  If you’re staying local that weekend, take your Jeep over to the West Peoria 4th of July Parade.  The parade steps off at 10am; line up between 8:30 and 9:45.  Parade info (like our lineup position) is available near the corner of Rohmann and Swords in West Peoria.

Don’t forget you can always check the Calendar Page for all the club’s upcoming events for the year.

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May Events

MIJC_05-24-13_Louie_Louie_Chad_Howell_001Two events coming up in May… occurring on the same weekend, actually.  The first is the annual Louie Louie Parade on Friday, May 23, benefitting St. Jude.  Line up in the Peoria Civic Center’s Fulton Street parking lot around 2 or 3pm by 3:30pm.  The relatively short parade winds through the downtown area starting at 4:15pm, ending at the Riverfront.  Bring some candy to throw for the kids.

That same weekend, the club will be heading to the Southern Missouri Off-Road Ranch (SMORR).  Watch the home page and the forum for information.  The weather’s getting nicer… come on out and do something fun!

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Flat Nasty Photos Online

MIJC_04-19-14_Flat_Nasty_Daren_Cordell_124Photos are online from our recent trip to Flat Nasty, courtesy of Will Watson and Daren Cordell.  Got some to share?  We need them for the annual video!  Contact me and I can send you instructions.

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Meeting this Saturday 5/3/14

MIJC_05-07-11_Cruise_Andy_Gennette_003Join us for our first meeting/cruise-in of 2014 at Our Inn Place in Pekin, this Saturday at 6pm.  Jon and Jill are also having a post-meeting get-together at their house (also in Pekin) afterwards; all are welcome.  Bring a chair and beverages (to the after-party) if you like.

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