Wow, I can’t believe we’re talking about October already. Well, first let’s address September. Labor Day Weekend is our annual trip to Land Between The Lakes, not to be confused with Land O’ Lakes, which is butter, and not a place we can wheel. I think I make that joke every year… I appear to be running out of material. Anyway, planning is underway in the forum for that trip, so if you want to go, it would be good to let your intentions be known to the group.
The following weekend, on Saturday, September 8th, we’ve got our final cruise-in of the summer to Cranwill’s Drive-In in Pekin at 6pm. Later in the month on September 29th we have a scheduled trip to Moonlight Racing in Sullivan, Missouri. This park is still new-to-us… we were supposed to go a year ago but our chosen weekend conflicted with a race going on at the park, so we didn’t go. Watch the forum for travel plans.
Moving to a busy October, on Saturday October 6th is our fall weenie roast at the Martins’ house in Pekin, time TBD. This also serves as the monthly meeting. October 13th is a trip to Potowatomi in Fulton, Missouri, and the Duke’s Halloween Run will be on October 27th this year. As with all our trips, watch the forum for travel plans. Our Facebook group page is nice for social chats but the forum is our official trip-planning site.
Saturday, November 3rd we’re back to our normal meeting spot, Avanti’s in Pekin at 12:00 noon. The November meeting is also when we open (and close) nominations for officers, with our official elections being held at the December meeting. As per our bylaws, Vice President, Safety Director, and Treasurer must be nominated this year. Larry Haas is eligible for another two-year term as VP, if he wishes to be re-elected. Mike Peters is eligible for another term as Safety Director. Jill Martin must be replaced as Treasurer, as she has served 1-1/2 terms (due to a mid-term vacated position and special election). It’s early now, but worth thinking about who we might nominate. Not sure what these people really do? Check the bylaws, or talk to a, well, “seasoned” MIJC member.