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October 28, 2020 
• Veterans Day Cruise • Celebrate the Cruisers •

Rhody Cruisers
A Car Club to Celebrate
It's redundant to say that 2020 has been an unusual year.
For a social club, it has been especially difficult, with social contact being on the verge of criminal activity.

The Good News is that the prevailing conditions have caused greater self reliance. In the absence of Car Shows to attend, and Car Shows to Volunteer with, we came up with less complicated, maybe less legal ways to have fun. Instant Cruises popped up, along with a dramatic increase in the number of "Bay Street Roll" incidents. Let's go to Yahats, and Mapleton, and Newport, and Toledo, and Bandon, and Coquille, and Winchester Bay, and North Bend and Lakeside. Let's just drive and find someplace to take pictures. Let's meet up with the US 101 Club, and Bay City Cruisers. Let's hang out with the South Coast Cruisers, Mid-Valley Mustang & Ford Club, Over the Hill Gang, Stray Angels, and all their Friends. Lets BBQ and Picnic, and drive.

Our monthly Meetings have been outdoors, in the weeds at the 'ol Lotus, and in the wind and cold at Miller Park. Still we munched A&W Burgers, while making plans for the next cruise, and settling club business.

Considering the limitations... I had a heck of a good time. 

All of us have cars that, by their nature, require extra attention. Our members are a great resource for ideas, answers, and helping one another. Sometimes by suggesting a creative solution, or offering advice on carburetors, brakes, windows, & doors. Sometimes that means getting your hands dirty, and helping get it done. Often it requires setting up tables, selling tickets and spreading the word.
... Thanx to our members for being available, knowledgeable and skilled. 
As Brian Avery sez: That's what a Car Club is all about.
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Veterans Honor Cruise
Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

This is a reminder for the Veterans Honor Cruise. 
The Cruise will be held, RAIN OR SHINE as scheduled. Light rain and cold is forecast. If you don't want to bring out your Classic Car, join us anyway and show our Veterans how much we appreciate them. 
Staging will be at the Florence Christian Church (2nd & Ivy) leaving at 1:30 p.m.

It is a great tradition of the Rhody Cruisers to support the Veterans Day Parade, and Honor our Veterans.

The Veterans Day Parade Committee has concluded that we are unable to conduct a traditional parade for 2020 because of the COVID issues. In lieu of that, we are combining forces with Rhody Cruisers, Florence Jeeps R Us, and several VSO's (Band of Brothers, DAR, VFW, etc.) to conduct a 'Veterans Honor Cruise' on Veterans Day, Wednesday November 11th.

• Here is the plan... We'll be staging at the Florence Christian Church (2nd & Ivy) at 1:30 p.m. and do one loop thru Old Town then continue up Kingwood to 9th and then drive past Spruce Point, back down 9th to Spruce and past Shorewood and Regency to honor their resident Veterans. We'll have route maps available that day.

As this will be a rolling cruise only, with no pedestrians or floats, we encourage you to decorate your vehicles with American flags, branch service flags, patriotic bunting etc. only; however NO advertising, NO political statements etc. The focus is honoring our Veterans. We also encourage you to carry a Veteran who is a friend/relative.

We have held an annual Florence Veterans Day parade since 2006 and this will be the first year we've missed.  I hope you'll be joining me that day to honor those of you and those in our community who have served our country. 

Thanks! to Cal Applebee for setting this up for our Veterans

NOTE:  Cruisers:  Please invite veterans as passengers for your cars.
Search them out and share the activities of the day with them.

Weekly Coffee Cruise:
Old Town Coffee is open for inside seating.  Members are meeting for Coffee and Chatter every:
Thursday morning at 9:00 AM. 
A great time to find out what's happening for the week end. 
Published by ... Gary McDaniel

President... Rhody Cruisers Car Club, Florence Oregon   (541)590-0717
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