February 2014 BSDC Newsletter


Happy Valentine’s Day from the Black Swamp Driving Club!  It’s February already and plans are being made for the 2014 driving season.
Here are the dates for the regular business meeting:
February 9th,     March 9th, , and April 13th.  The meetings will be held at the Good Hope Lutheran Church in Arlington, Ohio from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. . We will have a potluck to following each meeting. The club has awesome cooks, so please bring your favorite goodies. Please note: The Safety Clinic is pending for the April meeting.
We do have a new slate of officers for 2014.  The new officers are:
Roger Higgins Jr., President
Mary Elliott, Vice-President
Kim Mack, Secretary
Roger Murray, Treasurer
Angie Hohenbrink, Reporter
Other Board of directors, Mark Newman and John Heffernan
Congratulations to the new board of directors and officers. We have a great team and we are looking forward to another great year of events.
The BSDC has some date already scheduled for drives and exhibitions. This is the list so far:
February 16th, Findlay College Swap Meet, Findlay, Ohio
May 3rd , Derby Day Drive at the River Bend Park in Findlay, Ohio
May 17th, Overland Inn Drive in McCutchinville, Ohio
June 28th, Richwood Park Drive, Richwood, Ohio
July, Wyandot County Historical Society (date pending)
September 14th,  Parker Bridge Drive, Upper Sandusky, Ohio
September 28th,  Coon Hunters Club Drive, Tiffin, Ohio
These are the dates that have been submitted to the board so far. Please bring your dates and list of events to the business meetings or contact the board so we can add them to the list. There are lots of dates open, so please consider having an event, we can always add them at the last minute if needed. The BSDC board is in planning stages of looking into day trips as well. The support of the club members makes the drives and events successful, so please make your plans now.  We are looking forward to a wonderful driving season!
As some of you know we have lost a friend of the club in January.  John Miles passed away shortly after the arrival of the new year.  Many of you knew John and Stephanie. John brought his mother, and his aunt Betty to our meetings and to the drives. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Miles Family.
At this time I would like to announce that I will not be the reporter for the club. The new reporter will be Angie Hohenbrink. I have enjoyed being the reporter for many years . In looking back over the many articles that I have submitted,  there has been a lot of changes that have taken place for the BSDC.  Please submit your news and information to Angie.  She also keeps our website up to date and running smoothly.  Thanks again, it’s been a pleasure.
This is all the information that I have for now.  Look forward to new and updated material next month.
I wish everyone best wishes!
Roger Higgins Jr. / Reporter