Jan. 2009 Newsletter
The Black Swamp Driving Club has recently held it's end of the year
was held at Henry's Restaurant in Ottawa on Nov 15. We also held our new
officers for 2009. The new board members elected were as follows: Ann Bell,
Julie Emmons, and Angela Hohenbrink. The new officers elected for the year
are as follows:
President will be Gary Gillfillan
V. President will be Angela Hohenbrink
Secretary will be Joanne Shapler
Treasurer will be Ann Bell
Reporter will be Stephenie Miles
The club this year has celebrated it's 20th Anniversary. Henry and Becky
who founded the Blackswamp Driving Club attended the banquet. They were
a gift and a cake in honor of founding our club. They were really surprised.
could attend the banquet with us.
As door prizes, everyone was presented a DVD with pictures on it of the
20 years at different events. We can thank Angie and Aaron for making the
us. We were also presented patches with the 20 year driving club emblem. We
could choose black and white or colored. We can thank Connie and Gary
for those. As of the banquet, we still have some left. They are $5.00 each.
Connie or Gary know.
We also held an auction of donated items from the club members at our
The proceeds going to the club. We would like to thank Mary Elliott for
those items off and giving us all a laugh. She done such a good job. What a
auction it was.
At the Kentucky Horse Park this year in Lexington, Ky. The Driving club
presented a prize for coming in first place at the carriage roundup for the
party. Good job everyone.
Our first meeting will be held at the Good Hope Luthern Church in
It is located on State Route 68 near the school on the south end of town. It
Sunday January 11th at 2:00pm. Bring your treats. Drinks will be provided. The
meetings will be held as follows: February 8th, and March 8th.
The Cornhuskers Festival held in Upper Sandusky, Oh will be held on
10th and 11th of 2009. Bring your donated food items for the mulligan stew.
Gillfillands hope to hold another sleigh rally at their farm when we get a
cover and the weather isn't too cold. They will make phone calls to let
know what day it will be. So have your sleigh ready to go or just come and
out and take a ride with the Gillfillands.
Some people with internet access could be receiving a driving survey.
bring your thoughts to the first meeting.
We are also thankful for the good news on the progress of Darlene
would like to thank you for all the prayers. We hope she continues steady
We would also like to send out prayers to John Miles who is going through
If anyone has any information on upcoming drives, or events please let me
I would like to thank everyone for giving me this opportunity to be the club's