WOW!!!   It's August already, The Black Swamp Driving Club is in full swing in our 2011 events. We have had many events already completed and many yet to come. We do have one drive still in the works. I don't have a date or time yet, so please watch the news letter. Here is the list of confirmed drives yet to come.
 
August   21 - Carriage Display - Cedar Cove, Ada, Ohio
  
September 25 - Coon Hunters Drive, Tiffin, Ohio
  
October 4-9 - National Drive at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.
 
October 8 - Hites' Homestead Drive, Kenton, Ohio  

October 16 - Parker Bridge, Upper Sandusky, Ohio 
 
November 5 - Maumee Bay State Park Drive, Oregon, Ohio 
 
November 12 - Annual Banquet, Plaza Inn, Mt.Victory, Ohio
 
December 17 - Christmas at the Farm, Kenton, Ohio
 
There is a wide variety of drives, different things to do and see, and its really nice to take in the country side from a carriage. It is truly awesome.
 
The Board of Directors are planning a meeting to go over some outstanding issues and to go over plans for the banquet. If the members have anything they would like the board to address, please let us know. This is also a good time to think about being on the Board of Directors. If you are interested in becoming a board member,  please let one of the existing board members know. That way your name can be added to the ballot prior to the Annual Banquet.
 
You may have noticed that Jackie Minges has a place in the newsletter for things for sale or things that people would like to buy. If you have some items that you would like to place in the newsletter, please let Jackie know. You never can tell, something you would like to get rid of could just be the thing someone is looking for.
 
The club has really been busy this year. If you have any news or information that you would like to appear in the article please let me know. I need the information before the 15th of the month. You can send it to my email address, higgy122@msn.com or call me at 740-251-7193.
 
I would like to thank Sandy Young and Peg Graham for their hard work on the scrapbooks. They are really nice, great job ladies!  If anyone has pictures of events, even some that go a few years back, please let us know. There are a few drives that pictures were limited, so if you have some pictures of events, please bring them along to one of the drives. It could be the ones that they are looking for.
 
This is all I have for this issue. As always, there is an open invitation to attend one of our drives. We have fun, fellowship, and of course great potlucks!  Please come and join us! 
 
Until next month,
 
Enjoy!
 
Roger Higgins Jr. / Reporter