Monday, August 11, 2014

2014 Picnic


Joan and Lloyd Schellin welcomed forty-nine picnickers to their Garden Prairie farm on August 9. The weather cooperated beautifully. Those present enjoyed a multitude of appetizers highlighted by the huge salmon caught and prepared by Ed Levin and Rose Kovalenko. Dan Mrozek, Jr. served as chief pork chop and hamburger griller while several men shucked the just picked corn (donated, we were told, by the Corvette Club). The serving tables groaned under the weight of the beans, salads and fruits. No one could have possibly gone away hungry. And let's not forget the many dessert choices on the table along with Mary Keil's version of Paul Mount's coconut cake. Soda, water, beer, wine and coffee rounded out the perfect buffet.

Ken called the Membership meeting to order at 5:25. He thanked Lloyd and Joan for their gracious hospitality. He then talked about the upcoming cruise night in Mt. Prospect. Joel Greenberg updated people on the next day's trip to Great Lakes. Pete Kramer talked about the September Annual Meeting with a program by Mitch Frumkin from the Chicago Auto Show. Pete Ekstrom talked about the Fall tour. Tom Bruin showed the group the CTCC grill medallions and those who attended the Orland Park car show received theirs while other members purchased them. Annie Luginbill talked about the Renaissance Faire. The group sang Happy Birthday to Kathy Smizinski. Doug Rogers gave Joan Schellin a "hostess gift" from the "House of Lloyd". Madeline Zambon talked about the many Jim Beam containers she is selling in preparation for her move. Ken and Liz raffled off six items donated by Madeline. Liz thanked the members for their generous donations of diapers and food for the Food Pantry. The group applauded the successful conclusion of treatments for Ed Levin, Larry Kelly and Bill Balogh. The meeting concluded at 5:55.

As with the set-up, many pitched in to help clean up. The leftover pop and water will be used at future outings and tours. Thank you to Joan and Lloyd for hosting 

Liz Werth

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