Carolinas Unit of North Carolina on January 5 held our first 2008 luncheon at Golden Corral Buffet & Grill at Hanes Mall in Winston Salem, NC. The Club had a great turnout with 44 members and two guests. We also were sad two of our members were hospitalized or recovering from hospitalization and so could not attend. One member mentioned they had heard Charlie had been “fixed” at his hospital, and another suggested the hospital was a Vets Hospital — we’re not sure what to make of this until we hear first-hand from Charlie. We wish both our absent members a speedy and complete recovery.
The Club’s First Vice-President, Bob Clark, announced updates on the rally schedule for 2008. He opened the registration process for the November rally at Ocean Lakes Family Campground with a poster-sized layout of section HH and reservation sheets for the thirty spaces. The Club’s thirty spaces will sell out fast so you should call or email soon to get your name on the list for this popular rally site. Our deadline for reservations for the November campground is May 2008. If we have enough response Bob will request additional sites from Ocean Lakes. If you weren’t at January’s luncheon and want to attend the November rally at Ocean Lakes at Myrtle Beach please email Bob at your earliest convenience. His contact information is at the bottom of this page and is on this website on the OFFICERS PAGE under MENU.
The Club gratefully accepted Rick Rorie’s offer to provide a design for a flag for our Unit. Rick is a graphic artist and expressed interest in doing this service for our Club. The Club has had logo designs for decals (can anyone remember a decal for our unit in the early sixties? Deb and Jim saw one on the back window of a 1959 Bubble in Kannapolis several years ago) and for vest and jacket patches. Also, Martha Kerns has used a nice logo design on the membership handbooks. We are looking forward to Rick’s design for a Unit flag and hope for the debut at Gary’s BBQ on February 2.
A few other members already are on their way or have arrived in Florida, and we understand perfectly well. Some of us would have liked to have been in Florida a week or two earlier than now if we could avoid the recent cold snap in NC and then the snow. However, we are glad to have seen so many members at the January luncheon, and hope we will see you February 2 in China Grove at Gary’s BBQ.
Contact info for Bob Clark: