BSDC July 2013 Newsletter


Happy July 4th!  The year is moving right along and so is the Black Swamp Driving Club. The club is really having a great season so far, and is looking forward to the upcoming events:
July 6th, Upper Sandusky Historical Society, Upper Sandusky, Ohio (confirmed)

August 10th, Wharton, Ohio, at the park, guest speakers Dot Morgan and Mike Minges

August 24th, Unger Park Drive, Bucyrus, Ohio (confirmed)

September 15th, Parker Bridge Drive, Upper Sandusky, Ohio (confirmed)

September 22nd, Coon Hunters Drive, Tiffin, Ohio (confirmed)

October 19th, Hites Log Cabin Drive, Kenton, Ohio (confirmed)

November 10th, Annual Banquet, Arlington, Ohio, at the Good Hope Lutheran Church

This is the list of events that we have on the schedule so far. If anyone is interested in having a drive or an event, please let the BSDC Board of Directors know so we can add your event to the list. As you can see we have many things scheduled but it's never too late to add an event. As always, please refer to the BSDC Newsletter for updates and changes that may occur. Sometimes things may change or be canceled and I will not have enough time to make the correction in the article, so check the newsletter, and you might even get a phone call if things change at the last minute.

The BSDC has had several events so far this year and they all have been great. Please let the board of directors know if you would still like to host an event. There is still time to schedule one.

This year we are trying something new for the annual banquet. We are planning a potluck dinner at the Good Hope Lutheran Church in Arlington, Ohio where we have our meetings. The board of directors are furnishing the meat entrée and we are asking the members to bring side dishes of your choice. Molly Owen is working her “magic” on a “basket of goodies” to be raffled off, she always does a super job! We are planning to have our auction as well, so please start thinking of things you would like to donate. Please keep in mind, this is a major part of our operating funds for the year.

This is a good time for the members to start thinking of becoming an elected Board of Director. If you are interested in becoming an officer, please let the board know so we can start the list of nominees. Members please consider this invitation. This is your club, so step up and make things happen. This is a great time to voice your opinion and make your statement known, and get involved. It’s easy to set back and let someone else do things, but it is worth your time to get your ideas in place. Everyone should have a voice in what is happening.
As reporter, I would like to get pictures of the events so I can add them to the article. They play an important part of our activities. That way others can see what the club is doing and what we are all about. We always have an open invitation for anyone to come and join us. If you are interested in joining the club, or observing our events, please let us know. You can contact me at or call 740-251-7193, I will be glad to help in any way I can.

This is all the information I have for this month. If anyone has updates or would like to submit information for the article, please send it to my email address above before the 15th of each month so I can make the deadline.

Until next month,


Roger Higgins / Reporter