Founders Tour: Registration Day!!

Well, it’s finally here:

The first day of the 2017 Founders Tour!

If you’re joining us, here’s a list of things to look forward to on your first day in Gettysburg —

  • Registration : After checking into your hotel room or settling in at the campground, be sure to stop by the Registration table at the Wyndham. You’ll receive your tour book, window cling, and goody bag full of cool stuff like brochures, maps, and coupons. 
  • Hospitality Room : You’ll be able to pick up a T-shirt if your ordered one and grab some snacks.
  • Early Bird Tour : Check your tour book for directions and look in your goody bag for important coupons for shopping and museum admissions. Then, you can choose to visit 1, 2 or all of the following places: 
    • Gettysburg Outlets — Great for shopping and getting a bite to eat at the food court.
    • New Oxford — A wonderful town for people who love antique shops.
    • Lincoln Train Museum — Near downtown Gettysburg, this museum offers a unique look at American history. A coupon for admission is in your bag. Can’t make it on Sunday? Your coupon is good for 1 year!!
  • Welcome Banquet : Finish the day back at the Wyndham at 5:30 for a buffet dinner. 

Wanted: Founders Tour Volunteers

ATTENTION: We need additional volunteers for the Founders Tour just around the corner. We need 2 or 3 additional people each day to direct parking during the tours on Monday through Friday , June 5th through June 9th. The timing of each need will be in the morning at the first Tour stops (e.g., 8:30 AM to 10 AM) and during the Tour’s lunch stop (e.g., 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM).
 
You assistance will be greatly appreciated. Please contact me directly.
 
Thank you
 
Bill Sangrey

Spring Tour Wash Out!

A message from Karl Krouch:

The Spring Tour to Godshalls Machine Shops and the Pisgah Central Railroad has been cancelled for Saturday May 13, and has been rescheduled for Saturday June 17, 2017. The forecast of 1 inch of rain, high temp of 53’, and winds of 5-10 miles has made us come to this unfortunate decision.

All Region members who have signed up will be contacted by phone in the next 24 hours to confirm cancellation. When contacted, if you can confirm your attendance at the new date, we will hold your check for deposit after June 17. Other wise, we will, at your request, return your check or destroy it. Your decision to attend is not necessary when we contact you today, as the new deadline for registration will be Wednesday, June 7. Please call and leave a message when you can confirm the new date. Due to rescheduling, registration is now re-opened to all members. Because of newsletter deadlines, a new spring tour announcement and return sheet will not be in the upcoming issue. For all new attendees, the old sign –up sheet can be used, or you can make your own and return it with a check by the due date. Any questions or concerns? Please contact Karl or Mary Krouch at (717)697-9543.

Founders Tour New Arrivals!

We’re only about a month away from the Founders Tour! Things are moving fairly smoothly though, so to help get everyone excited, we thought we’d show off what arrived yesterday: T-shirts and window clings. 

Many thanks go out to Ink Splash Graphics & Apparel in Westminster, MD. 

Golden Quill Award 2016

A message from our President:

Given out yearly by Old Cars Weekly to publications related to the old car hobby. Hundreds and possibly up to a thousand newsletters apply for recognition with only a handful receiving an award. Entrees consist of AACA, CCCA and marquee clubs and are judged by professional editors, book authors, etc. Criteria for newsletters is based on use of color / or black and white visuals, quality of writing, photographs, creativity, balance of articles (human interest, technical, historical, events, ads, classified, columns, etc). All bases for a quality newsletter are covered.
 
The Gas Buggy Gazette is once again recognized by many in the old car hobby to be one of the best. A successful newsletter can boost a regional club and raise pride of the membership. Congratulations to John Sayler and all the region members who contribute articles to make our newsletter a success.
 
Ron Green      

WANTED Annual Picnic: Boat Captain & Skippers Mate

This message was recently sent out from GRAACA President Ron Green via e-mail to our club members. In hopes of generating more interest in this exciting opportunity at our Annual Picnic this year, we are re-posting it here!

Depending on the amount of interest from members wanting to take a short 30 minute cruise on the lake, I am looking for someone (or two) familiar with operating a 12 to 14 passenger pontoon boat. Tours would begin after dinner and depending on the number of people there could be 4 to 5 tours. Please email me if interested in helping Val and I out by being our captain(s) for the day. Boat tour sign up and cost will be via the registration insert in the next newsletter.
 
Ron Green

Local Car Show at Linvilla Orchards

Antique Car Show & Flea Market

at Linvilla Orchards

Sunday, May 21, 2017

 

 

ABOUT THE EVENT:

For almost four decades, Linvilla Orchards has partnered with the Historical Car Club of Pennsylvania for their Annual Spring Meet. Skip back in time and stroll through our field filled with history and nostalgia for all.  Car enthusiasts will enjoy more than 250 spectacularly restored and maintained antique, classic, muscle cars and more!  Previous meets included a 1913 Ford Model T, 1938 Ford Woody Wagon, 1958 Chevy Impala and a 1962 Chevy Corvette!  Awards will be presented for the best-maintained cars in a variety of classes, such as Best Brass & Best Restored Pre-1929 vehicle.  For more information visit www.linvilla.com.

 

OTHER THINGS TO DO:

 

Fishing At Orchard Lake: Trout fishing begins late March, until the water gets too warm in May, when the action switches to Hybrid Striped Bass, Crappies, Bluegill and Catfish. Trout fishing resumes in the fall and continues through early November. No fishing licenses required! Hours of operation 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Garden Center: May is spring planting time and Linvilla will have a plethora of colorful flowers and plants.   

 

Playland Playground: Wooden structures in the form of trucks, boats, tractors and trains allow children to have a fun and safe place to exert their energy while letting their imaginations run wild. Hours of operation 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

The Bakery: The Bakery is open year round offering freshly baked pies, breads, cakes, cookies, hors d’oeuvre trays, as well as our legendary cider donuts. Hours of operation 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

The Barnyard: Our Barnyard features white tailed deer, calves, goats, emus, peacocks, and our adorable pot-bellied pig. Our barnyard friends are out everyday and will enjoy your company.

 

DATE & TIME:

 Sunday, May 21, 2017

 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain or shine)

 

LOCATION:

 Linvilla Orchards

 137 West Knowlton Rd

 Media, PA, 19063

Approved Bylaws

Well, after months of hard work, the new bylaws of the GRAACA have finally been completed and were approved by our members on March 14, 2017. Many thanks should be given to our President Ron Green!

The bylaws contain important information about how our club is run including rules and guidelines for officers, elections, membership, dues, audits, and much more. We believe that such information should be available to all our members. Therefore, they may now be viewed by anyone interested by visiting our About page and clicking on the link to download a PDF of the document. Or, simply click here: GRAACA Bylaws.