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March 2019 #2
Spring Edition ... Events and Sunshine
••• Member News •••
It has been a tough winter for many of us,
celebrating the loss of our great members.
Last week the Celebration of Life for Mike Groshong completely filled the Elks Lodge. There was food and drinks and soft chatter between Mike's friends, past and present.
Cruiser John Machi coordinated with the Elks Club  and hosted the event.
Jo Groshong was there and said Mike would have been impressed, and that she and her family would always cherish the event. The Rhody Cruisers were in attendance, creating a fabulous car show that Mike would have enjoyed. 
John established the theme, to be repeated by many speakers, that Mike was a happy guy, with never a sour moment, or bad word about anything. Its all good, and don't sweat the small stuff... Its all small stuff.       Thank You John...
A Memorial for Mert Beebe, Mike Branson, Phil Allen, and Mike Groshong
to be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 2;00 PM
at the GingerBread Village Restaurant in Mapleton.
Rhody Cruisers members, all friends and family are invited. 
Please bring any memorabilia or stories that you would like to share. 
Ordering from the Menu
Please RSVP to Ken Phillips... (541) 999-1477 or

Chuck Beebe, son of Mert and Chris Beebe will be holding a
Celebration of Life event for his parents the following day, March 24th, at the Pacific Ballroom of the Surfside Restaurant (Driftwood Shores).
The family would love it if the Rhody Cruisers and friends could attend.
The event will run from 1PM-5PM, and will include food platters, as well as wine and ice cream. 
Driftwood Shores, from 1-5 PM on Sunday, March 24.
Gary Cargill Says... We will SOON be holding the second Rods 'N Rhodies Committee meeting.  Tuesday April 2 at 8:30am in the Beachcomber Restaurant
Any Rhody Cruisers interested in being part of the committee are encouraged to attend. 
--- Gary Cargill will lead the A&W meeting, and announce the charitable plan for the Rods 'n Rhodies organization. ... Gary McDaniel will be out of town..

You are invited to our next Wings and Wheels committee meeting at the
Florence Public Works building on Monday April 1 at 2pm.  2675 Kingwood St.

We will be discussing the preparations to date and general layout of the show as well as future needs over the next couple months leading up to the show.
I hope to see you there.
Ross Kroenert2019 Wings & Wheels Show Director ...949-933-1478
Greg and Wendy Barnes who are charter members of the Rhody Cruisers, are at the South End of the Pan-American Highway, showing a Rhody Cruisers plaque at the "HITO CERO" plaque. 
They owned the Red Barnes car that went to Jay Leno.
••• Upcoming Car Shows •••
Click on the following links to "Hot Rod Calendar" at
Rhody Days Show and Shine is scheduled for May 18, 2019
After some drama about the show location, the latest info is, it will be at the same location at Grocery Outlet. More Details to follow. 
Mike Groshong Memorial - Wings and Wheels 2019
Saturday July 6, 2019  ...Florence Airport

Complete Info and Registration: Click HERE  
Thanx to: Ross Kroenert, Show Director  ...Not his First Rodeo
Next: Rhody Cruise-In
Join us at the A&W for the legendary Cruise-In and club meeting.

WHEN: April 4, 2019 THURSDAY!
WHERE: A&W Root Beer.
Highway 101, Florence OR

TIME: 3:30 to 6:00 PM
Rain or shine... Hot Rods or Drivers. 

Order your Genuine Rhody Cruisers Gear. (Members Only) See Gary

SPECIAL DEAL: A&W is pleased to Host the Rhody Cruisers, with a Dinner Special.
... All Menu Combo Items Only $5.00

New 50/50: Winner Every Meeting

WHEN: First Thursday! ....April 4, 2019 THURSDAY!
Special Event: The "Rods 'n Rhodies" Charitable Project

Come and Hang out. Everyone Welcome.
Comments about this? email Gary at
Coffee Cruise • Every Thursday AM
The Thursday AM Coffee Cruise is a Big Success. It is attended by many members for Coffee, muffins and cookies. Before and after coffee it turns into a Stand-Around, lookin at cars and talking. Get the latest on events and projects.
Its a nice way to start your Weekend.

This is a Weekly Event.
EVERY Thursday 
9:00 AM Rain or Shine. 

Old Town Coffee Company
On Bay Street behind BJ's IceCream. 
Thanx to Ken Phillips and friends for setting this up. ...See You There!!
Cheers! ... To the Rhody Cruisers 2018
For an enhanced tour,
click the blue links

The Rhody Cruisers had a busy 2018.

We attended dozens of Car Shows, bringing Glory and Booty to our humble group. We quickly organized a Stand-Around Show for visiting guests in June. We helped with Wings & Wheels, and made a major contribution to Rods 'N Rhodies. We participated in the Rhody Days Parade, and paraded to honor our Veterans last month. Together we brought in donations of Christmas Joy for those in need. We paid our respect to those folks being cared for at Spruce Point and Shorewood Living. I am very proud of our little club, and look forward to another year of community support, good times, and good friends. One of the best things we do is to meet monthly, and toss around ideas about upcoming events. Our around-the-room discussions are fabulous. Many thanks for that go to ...Ann, and the great staff at the A&W. 
Please comment and make suggestions ...
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