OLD FORT VW CLUB
Meeting minutes of September 12, 2022
Twenty-three members of the Old Fort VW Club met at PU Garage 3 for our monthly meeting. This was basically a wrap-up meeting of the car show, and celebration with cake and ice cream.
Numbers were called out for door prize winners of a few left over coupons, and Mike Courtney won the grand prize of the bucket of trash. Congrats, Mike!!
Kyle brought up a situation of someone asking Club members to help with car repair. The question to the Club was do we do this? We have a few members who get together on Wednesdays to help with certain projects that need attention, but we need a policy on who can be helped. The suggestion was that the volunteers who do the work should be the ones to establish and recommend the policy. They will talk it over.
Chuck and Becky Ellis are planning to host the next meeting, on October 3rd, at their home at 5796 County Rd. 51, St. Joe. Larry Thiel and Ken Smith plan to go out and get the wood ready for the bonfire. Plan to bring a dish to share and your own chair.
Kyle said that the Club needs to purchase a few items such as Parade flags to enhance our image. He will show pictures of such flags at the next meeting. Orlyn mentioned that we purchased tubs for the door prizes of our August Show, and recently ordered new pens with the Club info. Kyle would also like some new magnetic signs for parades.
We also need to discuss donations to charitable organizations at our next meeting.
Ben and Corina would like to host the November Chili cook-off in their new garage.
Kyle is thinking of starting a new tradition of meeting in December for some kind of food collection, like “Pack a VW”. ….
Marilyn Meyer Secretary
Thank you to everyone for registering for the 2022 Grabill Country Fair Parade
Date of the parade: Saturday, September 10th
Address: 13723 Main St Grabill, IN 46741
Lineup will be from 8:00 AM to 9:35 AM
The parade will start at 9:45 AM sharp
Large vehicles are encouraged to arrive early
Consult the table below for your lineup number and staging area color. Staging areas can be used to unload equipment and animals, turn vehicles around, and as a rally area for group participants. Please let everyone in your group know your line up number and staging area color, and please be punctual. Carpooling or walking to the staging areas is encouraged.
Volunteers at the registration table will have the filled-out entry forms. Any changes to your announcement can be made before the parade begins.
Volunteers stationed at each staging area will have cards with your line up number to display prominently on your entry. These will help the announcer identify your entry and help other parade entrants organize themselves in line.
Attached are maps of staging areas and parade route
Here is a link to the map. Feel free to share this link with your group
******As usual, we must insist that any candy brought for parade spectators is handed out (not thrown). Please let everyone in your group know this.******