It’s August and the heat is on, and so is the Club activities list. In a little more than a month, we’ll have another fabulous DE event in early September. We had 21 cars go on the Keeneland Concours drive and the weather held out to become a hot and beautiful day. Our Club donated about $1,000 to the Kentucky Children’s Hospital of Lexington with the 50 entrance tickets and the coral changeling donation. We’re very proud to support such a great operation. T.H. Morris and Edward Hessel have completed the Kentucky Covered bridges tour and the BBQ smokehouse Brandenburg tour with 8, that right 8, more drives in the coming months! I would highly suggest you make plans to attend the August 7th drive to Hall’s restaurant in Winchester. What a fun place. Thanks again to T.H. and Edward for putting these drives together.
I have to apologize for the disarray concerning the monthly restaurant meeting places. It’s either too expensive, closed on Mondays, or their rooms are not available. I’m asking the membership for HELP. We have an August meeting cook out at Jim Doll’s home, September is at BoomBozz, October at Rooster’s, and we really need places for November and December. We could always do Mexican again, but I believe most are getting tired of that. So if you have any suggestions for a place that is reasonably priced, not super loud, and can accommodate 35+ people, please let me or one of the officers know.
As for National news: The full approval and purchasing of the increased office condo space is completed. There will be an open house and car show at the National Office building in early August in Maryland. If you’re interested, check out National’s website for details. The latest National talk is there will be another National Raffle and more cars will be given away soon.
I always like to close with this statement: “This is your Club, you guys make it happen.” I ask that both new and existing members get involved. Attend an event, come to the monthly meeting. We have more new members this year than ever. Please make them feel welcome. And if there’s something you would like to do, let us know.
Or better yet, put together the idea plan and we’ll help you pull it off.
Until next month, see you at Jim Doll’s house for the August cookout meeting. (His address: 4612 Wolfcreek Pkwy)
Steve McCombs (2016 Kypca president)