Summer Update

Hello everyone, I hope that this email finds you polishing up your car and tuning up your engines and getting ready to hit the road to many of the summer events!

Notes from April 8, 2014 meeting
This was the last meeting until September. We will send out an email when the meeting is coming up.
Swap Meet update from Richard – it was a good weekend, suggestions were to add sitting space for public to sit and rest, and do a reduced price next year on Sunday since it will be Easter

Important Dates
May 24 Club Race #1 – Pacemakers, Mt. Vernon OH (see below for more details)
May 24-25 Utica Ice Cream Festival, car show on Sunday the 25th, Utica, OH
June 12-15 NMRA Norwalk (Club points race)
June 21 Earth Angels Super Cruise, Lancaster, OH (see note below)
June 28 Club Race #2 – Pacemakers, Mt. Vernon
July 11-13 Good Guys Nationals – Ohio State Fairgrounds
July 17-18 Relay for Life in Johnstown (see note below)
July 26 Club Race #3 – Pacemakers, Mt. Vernon, OH
Aug 16 Woodward Dream Cruise, Detroit, MI (see below for more details)
Aug 17 All Mustang show, Dearborn, MI (www.mocsem.com/mustang_memories) Must pre register by July 27, $50 cost
Aug 23 Club Race #4 – Pacemakers, Mt. Vernon, OH
Aug 29-31 Ford Expo, National Trail Raceway
Sept 6 Club Race #5 – Pacemakers, Mt. Vernon, OH
Oct 4 Club Race Rain Date – Pacemakers, Mt. Vernon, OH

If there is anything that you know of that we have missed, please send me an email with the details and we will get it added.

Drag Racing
Our club races start off strong this weekend. Note that there have been a few changes.
The gates will open at 9:30, Racing starts at 10:30
This weekend is a Ford bonus night – You will receive a bonus on top of your class payout if you win your class, see website
Reminder – the payout will be the same as last year, if you would like to pay $10 to race that is the money that will be paid out to the winners. The $10 is not required to race but if you don’t pay, you won’t be paid if you win.
Points – points will be accrued for all the club races at Mt. Vernon and also the NMRA event at Norwalk and the Ford Expo at National Trails. You must have worked two shifts at the Swap Meet in order to be paid for points at the end of the year. Only the top point earning racers receive payout at the end of the year.

Woodward Dream Cruise
Similar to recent years, the Woodward Dream Cruise will be our Club Trip for this year. This is an event that draws in over 40,000 cars and thousands of people. We stay in Warren MI which is about 15-20 minutes away from Woodward Avenue. If you worked two shifts at the Swap Meet, you qualify for one night paid (per family) at the Baymont Inn and Suites in Warren, MI. If you intend to join us for this event, you have to let Margie Easterday know by July 10 of your intentions by email at margdave25@gmail.com. If you do not contact her, you will not have a room. If you need extra time, you can let Margie know as well as she will set up the details with the hotel.

Earth Angel Super Cruise
Earth Angels is a organization that assists children who are fatally ill and their families to have a dream vacation. This is the main charity that the Mid Ohio Ford Club assists each year. We do this by giving over $200,000 in donations over several years and by volunteering our time at the Super Cruise gate. We do not know the exact time yet but we are looking for anyone who can stand on their feet for about 2 hours and help take money and hand out the goody bags. Please email me if you can assist.

Relay for Life
Relay for Life is an event that raises money for Cancer research. Margie has organized a team that walks in this event in memory of her late husband, Dave Easterday, who was a dedicated member of the Mid Ohio Ford Club. If you would like to join the team, please email Margie at margdave25@gmail.com for more details. The date is July 17 and 18.

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Club Meeting

The last club meeting before summer will be on Tuesday April 8th at Bruno’s pizza at 7pm. The address is 1774 E. Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus Ohio.

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Swap Workers Meeting

The Swap Workers Meeting will be held at the Whitehall VFW on March 22nd at 12pm. The address is 4100 E Main Street. At the meeting you will be able to sign up to work the required 2 shifts to be eligible for club benefits this year.

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Hello everyone, Hope that you are keeping safe and warm during this crazy winter weather!!

January 14, 2014 minutes

Hello and Welcome
Minutes from December newsletter accepted
Treasurer’s report given and approved

Summer Activity discussed – vote was taken whether members at the meeting would come to a picnic at zoo (none), picnic at Hocking Hills (none) If anyone has any ideas, please share them with us. We would like to do something to replace the Christmas party that we did not have.

Swap – Swap Workers meeting will be Saturday March 22 at noon at the VFW in Whitehall. Please plan to attend this meeting, if at all possible to sign up for shifts and get your t-shirts. If you have friends that would like to join, this is a great meeting to bring them to because they can help at the Swap and be able to be a part of the activities for the year ahead. Remember that you must work two shifts at the Swap Meet to qualify for Club trips. Sandy will also take the $20 membership dues at this meeting if you would like to pay then. The fee is due to be paid at or before the Spring Swap Meet for 2014.
Important Dates
April 4, 5, and 6 – Mid Ohio Ford Club Spring Swap
April 16-20 – 50th Mustang Reunion – Charlotte/Las Vegas
April 25-26 – FE Race and Reunion – Beaver Springs, PA
May 24-25 – Utica Ice Cream Festival – Utica, OH – Car Show
June 12-15 – NMRA Norwalk
June 21 – Earth Angels Super Cruise
July 11-13 – Good Guys Columbus
August 16 – Woodward Dream Cruise, Detroit MI

If you would like to have anything added to this list, please let us know. We would be happy to add it.

Drag Racing News – On Labor Day Weekend they will not have an NMRA event but will have some kind of Ford event

2014 Mt. Vernon Pacemakers Drag Racing Events for Mid Ohio Ford Club
May 24th
June 28th
July 26th
Aug 23rd
Sept 6th
Oct 4th – rain date

Drag Racing Results
10 – tie – Jodi Pingel, JJ Crosby
9 – Bobby Mack
8 – Chris Mack
7 – Robbie Thomas
6 – Kevin Flanagan
5 – June Suain
4 – Brian Flanagan
3 – Gary Johnson
2 – Lisa Mack
1 – Congratulations to Chris Hiser for winning the 2014 points! Great job!

Next Meeting – Feb 11, 2014

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October 2013 Newsletter

Hi everyone, Welcome to Fall!
It is time again to remind you of our meeting to take place this Tuesday October 8 at 7 pm at Bruno’s. The address is 1774 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus Ohio. It is in the shopping center behind Jiffy Lube. We hope that you will come out and join us.

Meeting minutes
Treasurer’s Report was given, approved by Brian Flanagan, second by Dave Benson, all approved

Drag Racing News –
NMRA at Norwalk – Gary Johnson was the Nostalgia winner! Great job Gary! Lisa Mack, Jodi Pingel and Heather Flanagan participated int he all femal Tru Street class and made it in as the fastest 8 cars.
August 10 at Mt. Vernon – Gary Johnson won
NMRA Trails – Several drivers went rounds, the highest we know is Chris Hiser went 8 rounds on Saturday, congratulations Chris!
Sept 7 at Mt Vernon – Keith Flanagan won
Sept 21 – 3rd official rain out
Oct 12th – final drag race at Mt Vernon

UFO had an all Ford race September 29 at Pacemakers. We had several club members participate.

Club Trip – Woodward trip – We had over 15 club members enjoy the Detroit weekend.

Richard Needle’s car cruise – Granville Mill in Johnstown – Saturday October 12th – 110-1 registration, awards around 3

Elections – it’s that time of year again when we nominate those who will serve the Mid Ohio Ford Club. We had nominations in September and will have them again in October and then the elections are in November.

President – Kevin Flanagan
Vice President – June Suain
Treasurer – Tara Barber
Secretary – Heather Flanagan
Trustee – Sandy Sherrod

Swap Meet Update – Richard passed out flyers to the club members in attendance for them to pass out to people and put in locations for people to see. Please help us get the word out!! The Swap is April 5 and 6. Check out the flyer on our website, www.springswap.com.

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November 2013 Newsletter

Hello everyone, Sorry for the delay in sending this email. November has been crazy to say the least.

Minutes from October meeting
Treasurer’s Report – approved by Marge and Judi, all approved
Drag Racing News – October 29 UFO Event at Pacemakers – Gary Johnson won
Next Meeting – November 12 – 7 pm at Bruno’s Pizza, 1774 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH. We will have elections this month, although there are no contested positions.

Nominations
President – Kevin Flanagan
Vice President – June Suain
Treasurer – Tara Barber
Secretary – Heather Flanagan
Trustee – Sandy Sherrod

Swap Meet – Richard is doing the mailing to vendors the first week of November, we have flyers to hand out and put in places if you can help get the word out!

Christmas Party – The decision was made to save some money this year and not have a Christmas Party on our normal Thanksgiving weekend. We discussed possibilities of summer club events:
Old Man’s Cave
Pizza Party somewhere
Summer Picnic
Potluck
Any other ideas someone might have, let us know for consideration

A desire to get some new members was raised. Need some brainstorming on how we might go about doing this.

Meeting was adjourned – moved by Chris Mack and seconded by Bob Mack

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Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday October 8th at 7pm at Bruno’s on 161. Hope to see everyone there.

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Hello everyone, this is a reminder that this weekend is our worker meeting for the Spring Swap Meet. The Spring Swap Meet is April 5 and 6 and the meeting to sign up is this Saturday at 1 pm at the Whitehall VFW, at 4100 East Main St, Whitehall OH. Please be sure to come out and sign up for your shifts and bring along friends who might want to join the Mid Ohio Ford Club. Now is a great time to sign friends up. Sandy will take the $20 fee this weekend, if you would like to go ahead and pay now instead of waiting until the Swap Meet.

Remember if you would like to be a part of drag racing or be able to go on Club trips, you need to work two shifts per family. If you are not able to make the meeting, please contact the following people by email or phone –

Building Security – Kevin – 614-868-0184, khpbflan@aol.com
Ticket Booths – Sandy – 614-235-5833, Sandys67lane@yahoo.com

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Elapsed Times February 2013

Next Meeting Notice

Our next meeting will be this Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm.  Our meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month except for March (meeting is held on a Saturday to prepare for Spring Swap Meet), June, July, August and December.  It is held at Bruno’s Pizza, 1774 E. Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, OH, which is in the corner of the shopping center behind Jiffy Lube’s.  We hope that everyone can come out and join us and hear what is going on with the Mid Ohio Ford Club.

 

Spring Swap Meet

Well it always seems we get one done and the next one sneaks up very quickly.  So it is time to start thinking about the Spring Swap Meet and getting the dates on your 2013 calendars, April 5 and 6.  Remember this year we are back to the Friday (4-8 pm) and Saturday (9 am-6 pm) event.  Please be in consideration of what time you may be able to give to help and be sure to get these dates on your calendar and tell all your friends about this fabulous Swap Meet!  Our meeting for workers will be March 23 at 1 pm at the VFW in Whitehall, 4100 East Main St, Whitehall, OH.  We will collect fees for 2014 here (if you would like to pay then or if any new members want to join), sign up for times for the Swap Meet and get your 2014 T-shirt(if you are working the Swap Meet).   Thank you in advance for any time that you can give to help!  Reminder, a family or single member must work at least 2 shifts at the Spring Swap Meet in order to qualify for drag racing competition and any Club trips, if we are able to do any this year.

 

NEW WEB SITE

Remember to check out our redesigned website at www.springswap.com!  We welcome any feedback and hope that you enjoy it.  Remember that we are still in the infant stages and have a lot of hopes and plans as the year goes along such as including more pictures of our events and sharing more information through this site such as this newsletter.  I will continue to send it to those I have email addresses for but it will always be on the site as well.

 

DATES TO KEEP IN MIND AS YOU PLAN YOUR CALENDARS FOR 2013

Club Meeting – February 12, 7 pm

Spring Swap – April 5/6

FE Reunion – Pennsylvania – April 27

Carlisle PA Ford Nationals – June 7-9

Norwalk OH NMRA – June 14-16 (Female only racing will be included this year)

Earth Angel Cruise, Lancaster Fairgrounds – June 15 (After Midnight opening band, Eagles Tribute Band is the main performer)

Goodguys, Columbus OH – July 12-14

Woodward Dream Cruise, Detroit MI – August 17

Columbus OH NMRA – August 30-Sept 1

 

DRAG RACING

Dates have not been determined yet for drag racing.  We will report them in the next newsletter or post them to the website if we get them before the next newsletter.

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DATES TO KEEP IN MIND AS YOU PLAN YOUR CALENDARS FOR 2013

Club Meeting – January 8, 7 pm

Club Meeting – February 12, 7 pm

Spring Swap – April 5/6

FE Reunion – Pennsylvania – April 27

Carlisle PA Ford Nationals – June 7-9

Norwalk OH NMRA – June 14-16

Earth Angel Cruise, Lancaster Fairgrounds – June 15

Goodguys, Columbus OH – July 12-14

Woodward Dream Cruise, Detroit MI – August 17

Columbus OH NMRA – August 30-Sept 1

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