News from October, 2009

Christmas Luncheon- Crystal Lake – December 5th

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Christmas Choral Group

We held our Christmas Luncheon at D’Andrea Banquets, in Crystal Lake. Forty-two people attended and were treated to an excellent luncheon of Roast Sirloin of Beef and Chicken Marsala.

Before the luncheon, President Carol Dixon held a short business meeting to elect and install Jim Matkovich as our new Second Vice President.

After lunch, we were entertained by a 14 member choral group called “Voices in Harmony”. Everyone enjoyed their performance of Christmas music. We also had Carol’s twelve year old grandson, Robert Buccelli, play the piano for us before and after the luncheon. (This summer. he came to the Madison Rally.)

There were lots of table talk about the coming camping and touring season. Jim Kraner found out, from an Escapee’s notification, that the US Forest Service is proposing to reduce the Golden Age Passport discount from 50% to 10% at the majority of their parks. We are hoping the BLM and the Corp of Engineers do not follow their lead.
Henschen Axles, which were used in Airstream trailers since 1960, have decided to close their plant in Jackson Center and will no longer be making rubber rod torsion axles. Since 2004, Airstream has been buying their axles, brakes and frames from Dexter in Elkhart, IN. Airstream will be working with Dexter to see if Dexter can make replacement axles for the older units.

New members attending were: the Ewings, Bob McKee

 

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