President's Message

  March 2018


Hello Club Members,


Spring is in the air!  It won’t be much longer until we can uncover and fire up our Thunderbirds from their Winter naps.  We have had a few ‘teaser’ days with temps reaching near 70 degrees and mostly rain instead of snow.  All signs of good things to come.  Our lucky Snow birders will soon be making their way back North to join us.


Our thanks to all of you that came out for our ‘After the Holiday’s Dinner on January 27th.  It was good to see all of your smiling faces once again.  Ziano’s Italian Eatery did a fine job of providing a tasty meal.  It was great to see past club member Jeff Evans make an appearance.  He had moved back to Indiana for work as his job in Arizona came to an untimely end.  After getting another job here, he was then offered another job back in Arizona that was too good to turn down.  He had an awful time getting back, as his trucks transmission took a crap only a few miles down the road.  He had to wait five weeks before new transmission was available to be installed.  He is now back in Arizona.  We wish him well and hope that he will come back periodically to visit.  It was also good to see past members Bill, Donna, and Dillon Honor re-joining our membership.  



Our first event of the season will be The Living Faith Car and Bike Show on April 14th at The Living Faith Missionary Church at 17718 Bluffton Road in Yoder.  Registration is open from 8:30 to 11:30 AM, fee is $10.00  (my kind of show)  Awards at 2:30 PM, breakfast and lunch will be offered.  Top 25 Awards.  This is a usual regular event for us, as there isn’t much going on this early in the season.  They have been very good to our club throughout the years. 

Our next event will be our annual Planning Meeting held on April 21st.  It was decided at the ATH dinner to also have our planning meeting at Ziano’s.  It is located in the Chapel Ridge Shopping Center on Maysville Road in NE Fort Wayne.  Starting time will be 11:00 AM with lunch and a meeting after.  Please do your homework and be thinking of some fun things to do this year.   It can be car shows, cruise-ins, museums, places that we have never been are welcome ideas.  Also all of our officers positions will be up for grabs at this meeting. 


Some of our officers have been serving for a very long time.  (I am starting my 17th year as your president)  Please give it some thought if you would like to serve a term as an officer in the club.  We usually have our planning meeting earlier in the year, but with the Kroozin Calendar coming out so late we decided to hold our meeting later in the year to better be able to put the correct date to our events.


We have quite a few choices for Conventions this year.  Starting with The North Central VTCI Regional Convention June 7th to 10th in Minneapolis, MN.  Thunderbirds Midwest have been hosting conventions for a very long time and know how to make you feel welcome. 

Next is VTCI’s International Convention in Tulsa, OK. July 11th to 15th.  This will be the 50th Anniversary of VTCI.  It is a long haul from us, but maybe you can plan a vacation around it. 

We also have The ITC Convention in Buffalo, NY on Aug. 7th to 12th.  It should be a fun time with one of the highlights a visit to nearby Niagara Falls and a ride aboard The Maid of the Mist.


So there is much to think about, be sure to register early if you are planning to go.  See our webpage for all of the information on each of the conventions.


So see you all on April14th…..LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!


That’s all the news from Hoosierland.  COME FLY WITH US!


Best regards,


Roger Noll, President













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