Happy New Year! The 2017 club schedule is now online on the calendar page. This is an easy way to view all the club events (and a few major holidays to help you get your bearings) in a standard grid-type calendar. And hey, after at least 5 years of using this calendar software, I finally figured out how to have it start on Sunday instead of Monday. Ya know, like a NORMAL FREAKING CALENDAR. So it makes more sense to look at now. You can also download the calendar as a one-page PDF for printing and fridge-magnetizing, either by using the link right here or anytime on the schedule page, right above the calendar display.
Also, if you got one of Al’s paper schedules at one of the meetings, I did find one typo on it. The July meeting (a cruise-in to Lou’s in Peoria) was on there for July 7th, which is a Friday. Our meetings are always on Saturdays, in this case, July 8th. The electronic versions on the website are corrected; please correct your paper copy if you have one.
On the topic of club events, please make sure you check the forum before making any attendance or travel plans. Every effort is made to keep the main site and the calendar page up to date, but sometimes things get cancelled because of weather or occasionally because of lack of interest. Times and even dates can also change. Those discussions all take place in the forum. If you don’t have a forum account, go sign up for one! The “spam code” you need is 7883. MIJC trivia note: it’s 7883 because my first CJ-7 was a ’78 and my current one is an ’83. The code isn’t secret, but robots that scour the web looking to post spam on forums like ours can’t figure out how to go look for it.
Looking ahead on the calendar, we’ve got our Annual Banquet coming up on Saturday, January 21st at the American Legion in Pekin. The festivities start at 6:00. The deadline for getting your deposit in ($5/person) has passed, but you can plead your case with Jill if you want to come. The club provides the main course; please bring a side dish or dessert to share. There is a cash bar for beverages of all kinds. This is also a good time to renew your membership, if you haven’t already done it. Nobody wants to pay that $10 penalty fee for re-upping late, as detailed in our bylaws.
On February 4th we’ve got our usual club meeting at Avanti’s in Pekin, with nothing else scheduled for the month. If you want to do some winter wheeling, post on the forum!