Monthly Archives: October 2012

Newsletter

Rodriders Newsletter

Club Theme: Talk about cars, socialize and have fun.
Club news: Meetings continue at the Chamber of Commerce in Bartlett Parking lot on the second & fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM. The next meeting is November 13th.
RODRIDERS NEWS
The club is still doing show and shines at Get the Burger every Wednesday until the weather gets to cold.
Halloween in the village was discussed and Kenny will begin setting up around Noon, if you can help, show up between Noon and 3PM, trick or treating begins for the younger children around 4PM and that is when Big Bear shuts down the “L”. All members are asked to donate one large bag of candy, the club already bought some but more is needed, thanks to those that have already donated. We need a good turnout of club members to help hand out candy, it helps if we change personnel handing out candy every 30 minutes or so due to high volume of kids. Kenny will have hot cider for the club members to drink. Wear costumes if at all possible.
The Yucaipa car show is coming right up on November 2nd from 6 to 9PM we will be forming up at 3PM in front of Geoff Guy’s house so we can get there by 4:30PM or it is hard to find spots. This is the last one of the year and is a toy drive, so bring an unwrapped toy. This is a very good show so don’t miss it.
Also on November 3rd there is a show in Running springs for a group similar to our Doves called Dynamics for Victims, it is $15 and a toy or teen gift or gift cards that goes to local victims. This show is for a very good local cause but there are limited spaces, so call Laurie at 909-867-3800 to get a spot for your car. Ron King and I are attending and will be leaving from Ron’s house on North shore at 9:30 AM. Let’s show some club support for this cause.
We had a 50/50 at the end of the meeting and Ron Tholen won it.

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Car Shows and Events:

Every wed night from 4PM until Dark- Show and Shine at get the Burger
Every Saturday from 8AM until 10AM- Show and shine at the Donut shop in Stater Bros Parking lot.
Yucaipa car shows- 1 show remains for this year-Nov 2nd- The November show is the annual toy drive which our club attends.
Cruise to Running Springs for Charity- November 3rd
Volunteers 2012 Treasurer- Nancy Siska
Refreshments- Eloise Lepore News & CoTreasurer – Joe Siska
Membership- Ken Rhodes PR: Larry Huffman
Meeting coordinator-Whoever Car show coordinator- Geoff Guy

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MEETING REVISION..

AT THE LAST MEETING A SUGGESTION WAS MADE TO HAVE ONE MEETING PER MONTH RATHER THAN TWO..
WE HAVE HAD A VERY POOR SHOWING OF MEMBERS AT PAST MEETINGS..SO A DECISION WAS MADE THAT ANY BUSINESS THAT WASEN’T DISCUSSED COULD BE TALKED ABOUT AT THE “GET THE BURGER” OR OJ’s ON SATURDAY’S..
THEREFORE MEETINGS WILL BE ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT THE CHAMBER AT 6:00 PM..TILL FURTHER NOTICE.. THANKS.. GEOFF

JUST ROLLIN ALONG..

LAST SATURDAY I HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING WITH BARB AKER AND HER GRANDAUGHTER HAILY OF THE “GOLDPAN” RESTAURANT IN FAWNSKIN.. OUR “FALL CLASSIC CAR SHOW” VENUE..A LONG DISCUSSION OF THE POSITIVES AND NEGATIVES OF OUR SHOW WAS DISCUSSED INCLUDING MAKING THE SHOW MORE “USER FRIENDLY” BY CONCENTRATING THE CARS IN ONE AREA RATHER THAN SPREADING THEM OUT ALONG ‘NORTHSHORE”..HWY 18 AS IN PAST YEARS..BARB SUGGESTED WE USE THE REAR PARKING LOT BEHIND THE “GOLDPAN” AS WELL AS THE “TRIANGLE” ADJACIENT TO THE FIRE STATION. JUST START THE LINE OF CARS IN FRONT OF THE RESTAURANT..GO AROUND THE FRONT OF THE “OLD FAWNSKIN LODGE” .. ACROSS THE SIDESTREET.. THROUGH THE TRIANGLE AND OVERFLOW INTO THE PARKING LOT BEHIND THE LODGE AND ADJACIENT TO THE FIRESTATION..
I LOOKED AT THAT KIND OF CONFIGURATION AND THERE WAS ENOUGH SPACE FOR OVER A 100 CARS WITHOUT IMPACTING ANY TRAFFIC PATERNS OR CLOSING ANY SIDESTREETS..
MORE TO COME ON THIS SUBJECT.. GEOFF

JUST HAVE TO SAY SOMETHING..

EVERY DAY I GO DOWN TO THE CARWASH TO PICK UP AFTER THE “SLIMES” THAT DUMP TRASH ALL OVER THE PLACE.. THEY THINK I’M THEIR “MOMMY” AND RUN AFTER THEM PICKING UP THEIR S**T AND WIPING THEIR ASSES IF THEY COMPLAIN ABOUT LOOSING A QUARTER IN A TOWEL MACHINE..
AS I TRAVEL THE HIGHWAY.. I SEE THE SAME BULLS**T SIGNS LITTER EVERY CORNER OF THE ROAD..”VOTE FOR ME” THEY SAY..”I WILL FIX EVERYTHING THATS WRONG WITH OUR VALLEY.!!”
THEIR COUNTERPARTS ARE OUT PLACING “YARDSALE” SIGNS ON EVERY TREE, POWER POLE. STOPSIGN OR BUILDING..!! “GARAGE SALE, ESTATE SALE..OR JUST PLAIN CRAP SALE”..
THE BIG BEAR VALLEY SHOULD NOT BE A “TRASHHEAP” WHERE ANY “JERKWAD” CAN PLACE A SIGN ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD PROCLAIMING “I’M FOR THE PEOPLE”..OR COME TO MY YARDSALE”..
I’M THE PEOPLE .. SO ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING AND REMOVE YOUR SIGNS AND CLEAN UP THIS VALLEY..!!
AND FOR THOSE FOLKS WHO ARE MAKING SIGNS FOR THEIR NEXT HOLIDAY YARDSALE..LEARN TO SPELL .. GEOFF