BSDC January Report
By Roger Higgins
HAPPY NEW YEAR !! Its time to start a new and successful year of
driving. I would like to remind everyone to keep Marilyn Rasey and Gary
Gillfillans' mother in our prayers. I received information that Patrick Bisel
had an accident, and is recovering at home. Please keep Patrick in our prayers
We really had a great year in 2003, and now its time to do it again.
The next meeting will be on January 11th, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Findlay.
It will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church. From Rt. 224, go over I 75 to
the first light, which is North-Ridge Rd. ( there is a Cracker Barrel on the
corner) turn Right, and go to the end of the street. The church is on the
right. Please remember to bring snacks and goodies, coffee and punch will be
provided. Here is a list of the other meeting dates: February 8th, March
14th, and April 18th, all of the meetings will be at the church.
Now is a good time to think about hosting a drive. Even though the snow
is falling and its cold outside, that will soon change and we need to have our
events ready to go. I did speak with Charlie Popie at the Lebanon Parade in
December. He advised me that there will be a drive in Lexington, Ky. The dates
are June 4th, 5th, and 6th. I will confirm them with Charlie. He also said it
would be a weekend just for us, there wouldn't be other events going on around
us. I for one am happy to know that Charlie is doing this drive. It is an
awesome event. If anyone needs a team of horses, Julie Emmons has a team for
sale. They are registered Belgians, red sorrels, they have been in
parades, harness is also available. Julie can be reached at 740-499-3382.
I would like to thank everyone for a great year, "Thanks" to
all the past officers and board members and "congratulations" to the
new ones. The next report will have a list of the 2004 officers. I also want
to extend an invitation to everyone to come to the meetings. Everyone is
welcome, if you are wondering what the club is like or if you want to become a
member, call us, the numbers are at the top of the article, or come join us at
the meetings. If anyone has information for the Corral, please get it to the
reporter as soon as possible. The deadline in the 15th of each month. Please
keep "safety" in mind when planning and attending the drives. Now is
a good time to make sure your harness and vehicles are safe and ready for the
That will do it for this report, I have enjoyed being the reporter for
the Club. It's been an experience that I won't forget. You can still let me
know your information and I will refer it to the new reporter during the
transition period. It has been fun. Enjoy!