Central Chapter

Minneapolis, MN area





2017 President

Jim Blask


Central Chapter News September-October 2017

Happy September to all!

Another State Fair is history, there's a chill in the air and heavy dew on the windshield, the maple tree at the corner has turned a brilliant orange and dropped its leaves.  So you know what's coming next!  And with Fall Foliage just around the corner, it will soon be time to take that one last drive in the old car before putting it away for the winter. Sorry to bring up that word, but, I'm just the messenger.

Thanks to all those that attended the Region Steak Fry early in August.  The Nelson Tree Farm in Webster was a new location.  We were warmly welcomed by hosts Ross and Karen Nelson and other members of Central Chapter.  It was a gorgeous day, the sun was shining brightly, the steaks were deliciously grilled by Don Solt, Jim Blask and John Seekamp.  The silent auction offered a good variety of items to bid on, the antique car lineup was quite diverse.  Then when everyone was ready to call it an afternoon to remember, the clouds started to fill the sky:  dark clouds that promised a very wet end to the day.  And sure enough, on the drive home it came down in buckets, so hard that the windshield wipers could hardly keep up.  But before long, the sky cleared and the day ended just beautifully.

And now, Don Solt has had open heart surgery with a quadruple bypass from which he is slowly recovering.  Jan Nyholm had some sort of problem with her heart and ended up the same hospital as Don Solt.  A visit to the hospital can see both of them although they are on different floors.  Jim Blask continues his struggles with other heart issues. Hopefully, by the time you read this, they will all be feeling much stronger and better.

The Central Chapter annual meeting is coming up on November 25th, and as we look forward to next year, remember it's not what your chapter can do for you, it's what you can do for your chapter!!  Officers will be needed for 2018....what can you do?

Safe and happy traveling to each of you.


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