Stephanie’s President’s Message – #11

Absaroka Region – We Rock! Our welcome BBQ and drive for the Zone 6 Grand Tour was a big hit. They all said it was the most relaxing evening they had so far. We were thanked multiple times so I say we did well. First off a Huge thanks goes out to Herb Stoick for volunteering his home by the river. That was a perfect setting and a beautiful evening. Also, thank you to everyone that brought food and shared their friendship. Susan’s cookies were a big hit with the logos on them. The lead drivers on Sunday did a great job showing off our beautiful state. Lunch was superb at the Irma in Cody.
The All Euro Car Show is also behind us. It was a good show. It definitely could have been a little warmer and I would have liked to have had more cars, but it was a great day. Everyone enjoyed themselves. We are able to give our $1000 scholarship to a City College student as well as a $250 donation to Bench School for Back Pack for Kids. Thanks to all that participated and those that helped out. It will be bigger and better next year.

Our September trip will be to the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman on the 19th. We will leave from the Holiday station on Gable Road. We will meet at 8 AM and leave at 8:30 AM. Admission is $14.50 for adults and $9.50 for kids. If you have never seen the museum or the planetarium this is worth the trip. Hey Bozeman members, please join us.

The Montana Bale Trail will be September 13th. This is a fun trip and is really interesting to see how creative people can be with a bale of hay. This will be an un-organized drive. It starts at Hobson and finishes 22 miles later in Windham. You can even vote on your favorites. This is a fund raiser for the local

Our New Member/Year End Party will be on October 10th this year. Bill Windham is busy traveling with his new job so we will keep the party local this year. I have a big back yard and steaks left over from the Grand Tour BBQ so I have volunteered to host it this year. It will be the same format. Please bring a side dish and beverage of your choice. The festivities begin at 2:00 PM at 729 Aronson Avenue in the Billings Heights. Please RSVP so I know how many steaks to thaw out. Ideas for games or entertainment are welcome since we won’t have any great drives near buy. We can always buzz down the new Skyway Drive. It is pretty open with no traffic. Anyway, it will be fun. New members don’t be shy and old members come to meet the new members.

Enjoy what is left of summer. Let’s hope for an Indian summer with no smoke.