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President's Message - January 2018


Activities Report 

Well the club survived a year of me being president and the board decided it was a good idea to let me practice another year. So thank you to the members for putting up with me, and I will do my best for another year.  

The Christmas party was a great success. What a welcome from Santa's elves at the door! The food was delicious and plentiful, thank you Lynelle Schloerb and Darlene Powers, the gracious hosts and planners.  The entertainment was great, thanks to naughty Santa better known as our own Lake Erie Region resident comedian, Dennis Upton, and background music by of course our own ever ready DJ, Kenny Knoll. It’s always great to share time with our fellow members at this time of year when our cherished vehicles are all tucked away. And in a few weeks we can get together in celebration again at the annual Lake Erie region Awards Banquet! This year’s theme is the roaring 20's so ladies put on your flapper outfits and men make sure to wear your pinstripes, suspenders and Fedoras!  

I propose to make membership the top priority for 2018. While the club membership numbers have held about even the past few years, we need to attract younger folks to assure the future of the hobby. Please bring any ideas you can dream up for attracting new members, especially younger members, to a board member of your choice. We look forward to hearing from you.

So happy holidays and may you, your family and of course your classic vehicle all have a great 2018!

Thanks, Chuck Facklam

Trivia Question this month
 (from the AACA Speedster Steve Rossi's Old Car Quiz)

Ever the consciencious homemaker, even with fame and fortune, what menial task did Clara Ford continue to perform for so, so many years...despite Henry's objection?
For answer, see the Classified Section of this website.


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To Margie Hoefner, Herm Kuebler, Andrew Menard, Vern Schmitt & Franklin Schwitzer.

LER members meet at the Family Tree Restaurant at 4346 N. Bailey Ave at 8:00 am each Saturday morning for car talk, etc. All are welcome.



December 3rd was our annual Christmas Party and again hosted by Lynelle Schloerb and Darlene Powers.  We had in excess of 100 members, junior members and guest in attendance.  The food was great as usual as was the company.  Music was provided by Ken Knoll and several Elves made cookie deliveries and helped with the raffles. Santa (aka Dennis Upton) made an appearance and conducted Christmas several bell tunes with “volunteers” from the guests.  Many homemade desserts were brought by our members as well as toys that were donated to Children’s Hospital.  Thanks to Lynelle, Darlene, Dennis, the volunteers and elves for a great time.  

January 13th Mary Beth Facklam and Sue Yearke will co-host our annual LER Officers Installation Banquet and the 2017 awards ceremony at Kloc’s Grove in West Seneca.  It appears that this year’s theme will be the 1920’s aka the “Flappers”.  I can hardly wait to see our members dressed in “period”.  If past banquets are any kind of indication this should be another great event.  Sorry but it’s to late to sign-up for this event, the cutoff date is past.  

February 18, 2018, Pizza and a night at the movies will be hosted by me and my wife.  We will present a Ken Burn’s documentary titled “Horatio’s Drive, America’s First Road Trip”.  The video describes the first cross country crossing by car which then turned in to a race.  The meeting will start at 5:00 pm and will include pizza and pop. A flier is included in this month’s Sidelight.  The meeting will be held at the Polish Falcons in Lancaster. Lynelle Schloerb will be providing refreshment after the movie. Remember to sign up early.  

March 11, 2018, Lon Wilson will host an event presented by Greg Terstung on “The Trolley to Olcott”. The meeting will be held at the Polish Falcons in Lancaster. Lynelle Schloerb will be providing refreshment.  

April 8, 2018, Lon Wilson will present his annual power point program on the clubs past year activities.  The meeting will be held at the Polish Falcons in Lancaster. Lynelle Schloerb will be providing refreshment.  

From here we begin our 2018 outdoor season.  Treat your club mates with respect and Remember to sign up for these events early  

May 20, 2018, The Rust Buster, our first out door event for the season needs a host and tour.  

June 10, 2018, Will be our annual car show hosted by Chuck Facklam and Mike Mesi.  

July 8, 2018, Mark Schleicher is planning another one of his Cowlesville experience held at his Caboose on the lake.  It will include hot dogs and hamburgers plus everyone is to bring a dish to pass.  The town is holding its annual Garage Sale.  More info to follow.  

August 12, 2018, This day’s activities will be hosted by Al Forester.  More info to follow. Remember to sign up early.  

September 8th and 9th, The annual overnighter will be sponsored by Elaine and John Haid.  More info to follow.  Remember to sign up early.  

October 14, 2018, The Fall Run will be hosted by Mary Beth and Chuck Facklam.  More info to follow.  Remember to sign up early.  

Our indoor season follows.  

November 11, 2018, Cliff Schulz will host a memorabilia and collectable exhibit night where everyone can display and discuss their collections and hobbies.  Tables will be arranged around the outside of the room to set up to exhibit on.  Lynelle Schloerb will be providing refreshment.  

December 2, 2018, Once again Lynelle Schloerb and Darlene Powers will host our annual Christmas party.  More info to follow.  

We need volunteers, helpers and ideas for club sponsored events.  If you are interested in sponsoring, co-sponsoring or helping out at an event, contact any board member. Also, we need your ideas on possible future programs.  Some suggestions for road trips that we have received include Watkins Glen, Chautauqua Belle Cruise and Platter’s Chocolate Factory.  If you are interested in any of these or any other tour but you’ve never done an event before we’ll team you up with a member who has. 

Russ Galbo - Co-chair, Activities Committee

Website Award


2017 Activity Award Status 

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The Lake Erie Region website earned a 2016 Award of Excellence presented at the AACA National Meeting held in February 2017.

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For information on the Activity Award Point structure, click here.