Coming up on the long Labor Day weekend we’ve got a trip to Land Between The Lakes, planning for which is going on in the forum so post up if you’re going. Not to be confused with Land O’ Lakes, which is butter. The holiday weekend (and the trip) pushes back our regular club meeting to Saturday, September 9th at 6pm, which will be our final cruise-in for the summer at Cranwill’s in Pekin. On September 23rd we have a trip to a new (to us) park, Moonlight Racing in Sullivan, Missouri. That’s a little further than our usual day trips so watch the forum for travel arrangements.
Our October meeting on October 7th is a weenie roast hosted by Jon and Jill Martin at their house at 4pm. The following weekend (October 14) is a club trip to Potawatomi Off-Road Park in Fulton, Missouri followed up by our annual Halloween trip to Duke’s Off-Road Ranch at the end of the month (October 28).
I’ll go ahead and spill into November for our regular meeting on November 4th, noon, at Avanti’s in Pekin, only because it is at that meeting that we nominate new officers and it’s worth some consideration. For those of you new to the club processes, nominations close after the November meeting with elections held at the December meeting. It’s rare that we have elections with multiple candidates to choose from for one position, but we go through the process regardless and we have had an actual election or two in the past. Think about who we want to have in these important leadership positions. The three positions up for election this year are President, Secretary and Events Coordinator. Jon Martin (president) and Frank Struwe (secretary) are both eligible for another 2-year term. Al Wallace (events coordinator) has served the maximum two terms and will need to be replaced. All our current officers can be found on the Officers page and if you want to read about our various internal processes, including duties of officers and elections, visit the Bylaws page.
Last but certainly not least, send your good vibes to longtime member Tom Evans, who had a heart attack earlier this month and is on the mend. We look forward to seeing you back out soon, Tom!