Friday, September 23, 2011

Fun in Fort Wayne

Members seemed to have a great time in Fort Wayne and the weather cooperated with mostly sunny days. Friday kicked off with two special tours. Dr. Joe Smith, veterinarian at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, gave a wonderful tour of the zoo veterinary hospital and then surprised the club with an exclusive visit to the giraffe holding area. If that wasn't enough he personally escorted interested members through the african velt exhibit. He then repeated all of this in the afternoon. The club members were able to feed the giraffes including Jelani, the 13 year old 2500lb male and get many questions answered about the caring for the 1400 species at the zoo.

While half of the attendees were at the zoo the other group was visiting Sweetwater Sound. Many thought this was going to be a visit to a "music" store but found a truly unique experience. Sweetwater started as a small instrument business and has grown to one of the largest in the world. Their facility is the first "green" business of its size in northern and is 75% self sufficient. Along with instruments Sweetwater is a complete recording studio and specializes in sound equipment of all kinds. In addition, employees and the general public can also enjoy a fine restaurant and an activities area including games, computerized realistic golf and a complete exercise and workout area. My guess is they have very little employee turnover.

Finally, I should announce that all current officers were re-elected at the business meeting except for Sandy Hahn who had completed her third year as secretary. Congratulations go to Beth Bailey our new secretary.
Remember to use the new membership renewal form with her name and address when sending in your dues.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Request for Prayer

I've just received word that Cheryl Schmiedt's sister, Gwenda Kinser, suddenly passed away. They are requestiong prayers for her daughter Joan. Please keep Cheryl and her entire family in your prayers.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Another Hoosier Cruiser has made the final trip

Sadly, I've just received word that Joann Malinowski has past away. Visitation will be at Geisen funeral home 7905 Broadway in Merrillville, In. Please keep her entire family in your prayers at this difficlut time.

Contact me for Leonards address

Monday, September 5, 2011

The end of summer is near.

Sad to say it but below you will find the registration form for the last rally of the year. As the dry camping in Anderson was a great success the Fall event at the Lisles should be equally enjoyable. The weather promises to be cooler and we should have great Fall colors. Maybe even a campfire and marshmallows are in the cards. Hope to see you there.

The Lisles have informed me that the October rally will begin on
Thursday as usual and we will all go out for dinner Thursday evening so plan to arrive on Thursday Oct. 6th. Activities will start following breakfast on Friday
Any questions contact Steve and Cassie 260-213-1991