A Solihull Society meeting was held on June 6th, 2009 at El Señor Sol Restaurant in Denver. The meeting was called to order by our club president Karen Kreutzer. Turnout was excellent with 33 people including several new members and a few guests.
Rally Status: Chris Doty announced that rally plans are nearing completion. Details include:
Staging Area for our morning muster will be the same as in 2005, in the “I Love Leadville” area known as Poverty Flats. Permission was kindly granted by the owner, with no fee. The suggestion has been made is that we invite him to our banquet as a guest. The club is to provide him with a case of beer and proof of insurance, indemnifying the owner against all claims. As there are no facilities, the club will provide 2 port-a-potties.
Vendor Night will be in the Ice Palace Park behind the Leadville mining museum. Permission has been granted with no fee. The park will be available from noon to 10pm. Please note that this is a public park, it cannot be completely shut off to the public. Requirements: A donation should be made to the Lake County Recreation Department. Club is to supply 2 additional port-a-potties placed next to the bathrooms. In case it is requested we will have a copy of insurance on hand.
Volunteers are needed to handle rally tasks other than trail leading. So far Jesse Adams and Mike Jablonski have offered to help. If you would like to help with this, please advise Chris Doty or Paul Donohue.
Trail Leaders’ get together is scheduled for July 25. For details please contact Chris Doty and/or Jim Hall.
Summer BBQ Picnic: Wendy Vaughn reports that plans have been finalized. Location is Pioneer Park in Arvada, near Ralston Road & Garrison Street, on August 30, 2009 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. The club will provide meats and soft drinks. So that we don’t all bring the same side dishes, Wendy has signed us up at: http://www.luckypotluck.com/potluck/SolihullSocietysSummerPicnic
Graham Jackson made a short presentation on guidelines and rules for convoy. His version is much different than my old copy of convoy rules which includes armored escorts and Huey gunships overhead.
The meeting concluded followed by the traditional small gatherings around various Land Rovers in the parking lot.
Submitted by Paul Donohue Club Secretary