Friday, May 13, 2016

Spring Travel Cruise is On - Rain, Shine or Snow?

Dust off your ride, check the oil and fill the tank, because "We're Going!" says our fearless leader President Ed. The (hopefully annual) Spring Travel Cruise will be held this Sunday May 15, 2016. As you can see in the picture, Ed is always ready for anything, rain, shine or snow.

It might be a little cold on Sunday, but it looks like we will be able to avoid any rain issues. So as a reminder, we will be meeting at Gunn Brothers Garage in Lehman at 10:00, drivers meeting @ 10:15 and departure will be promptly at 10:30. Itinerary sheets will be available as well. If you arrive late, head out 118 until you catch up with us. We will also be using Channel 1 on the CB's and walkie-talkies if you have one. Cell phone reception is sketchy at best as we get close to our destination and is really non existent in Eagles Mere.

Temperatures will likely start out in the 40's  but climb into the 50's by the afternoon. If your heater is not up to par, you may want to bring a blanket and gloves, or just sit a little closer like you did when you were a teenager.

The plan is to have some coffee and hot chocolate available before we leave. Hopefully we can pull it off. Feel free to bring some doughnuts or other light snack to share with the members.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Another Successful Meeting

Hi Lites hosted their monthly meeting last night @ Grotto Pizza (Harvey's Lake) and had around 25 members present.

Despite all the rain as of late, spirits are still high that the Spring Travel Cruise to Eagles Mere will be a huge success. President Ed informed us that he had to turn away as many as 20 requests to join our cruise from other clubs and car enthusiasts because we already have 30+ cars and 50+ individuals going. There was some discussion about the rain date for the event if one is needed. Ed noted the rain date we picked would not work for the restaurant. Members were also given an Itinerary sheet for the event which included dates, times and routes along with a few simple "Rules of the Road". Because the travel cruise is proving to be such a popular event, Ed informed us that we will be scheduling more like it in the future.

Other topics of discussion included: how to best to honor Jack, the trophy donation from Pizza Perfect, basket raffles, working with other clubs including Lug Nuts,  and some best practices for handling sales and donation during our events.

Once again it was a great gathering of friends and colleagues, with great food and plenty of laughter. As always, we would like to thank Grotto Pizza for their wonderful hospitality.


Monday, April 25, 2016

Monthly Meeting Scheduled - Wednesday May 4th 2016

Our next monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 4th starting at 7:00. We meet in the back of the dining area of Grotto Pizza (Harvey's Lake) for about an hour and we should have you on your way by 8:15 at the latest. Many members come early and enjoy a bite to eat together while swapping car stories and picking on Yellow cars".

Anyway, the meeting will no doubt be dominated by discussion of the upcoming Travel Cruise to Eagles Mere Auto Museum. Because of the huge response, our first event is filled to capacity and we are not able to take any more people with us. (The restaurant and museum can only fit 50 people at once). The good news is we should have have around 30 cars traveling down the road in a huge line. Remember, get your CB hooked up and dialed in, because we love to put some chatter over the airways while driving. (they do make handheld CB's for anyone interested in using a CB without mounting a traditional one in their vehicle) What a great event to be part of.