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OVEB Meeting and Event Schedule

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Sunday
January 15th

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OVEB 2017 Planning Meeting
We had a great turnout for our 2017 planning meeting at the Bravo Restaurant in Centerville. 22 members showed up to have a great lunch and to hash out ideas for excursions in 2017. A number of schedule changes have been made since that meeting, so please continue to check back here for the latest information and updates.
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Sunday
February 19th

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Lunch in Miamisburg, OH
We had a nice crowd at Bennett's Publical Family Sports Grill in Miamisburg Ohio on Sunday, February 19th. We discussed some changes and updates to the 2017 OVEB activity schedule.
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Saturday
March 25th

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Lunch and Tour of The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption (Covington KY)
On Saturday, March 25th we had a good turnout of members for lunch at Blinkers Tavern in Covington, KY. Following lunch, we drove to Covington's Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption where we were given an in-depth, docent-led tour of the beautiful gothic cathedral. The Cathedral is lined with beautiful mosaics and 82 exquisite handmade stained glass windows. One is the world's largest measuring 24 feet wide and 67 feet tall.
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Saturday
April 22nd

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Lakota West High School Jazz'n Cakes
A few OVEB members braved the weather to attend the Lakota West Jazz'n Cakes pancake breakfast. We had a nice breakfast while listening to jazz music performed by the Lakota West High School freshman and junior high jazz bands. We all took turns driving one of the new Fords that were there. The event was a success, the school made approximately $13,000 overall with $2,680 coming from Ford for the test drives.

Sunday
April 30th

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40th Annual Sharonville Car Show
A week before the 40th Annual Sharonville Car Show the weather forecast was for thunderstorms all day long. However, on the day of the show we were blessed with sun and warmth (although a bit windy). Five of our members brought their T-Birds and enjoyed the hundreds of other cars in attendance. A few more members joined us for lunch at the Blue Goose Saloon. Bill & Gail won first place in the Thunderbird class with their Red '57.
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Sunday
May 21st

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Thunderbird Appreciation Day Car Prep Clinic
This month's event was on National Thunderbird Appreciation Day. Seventeen members met at the Promont House Museum in Milford with two more joining us for the dinner. Unfortunately, the unpredictable weather kept all the membership's birds at home with exception of the brave: Bill and Gail. While the ladies toured the museum, Greg Bratfish provided information on judging, using the Curtis' car as an example. We would like to thank Greg for taking the time to share his invaluable expertise with the members. Following the Promont House and judging tutorial, we went on to the Schoolhouse Restaurant in Camp Dennision, where we enjoyed "family style" dining. Thanks to Brad and Lisa for planning this event.
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Saturday - Sunday
June 3rd - 4th

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Springfield/West Liberty Overnight
This month's event was an overnight stay in Springfield, OH. We had 22 club members participate in the outing at one point or another, with wonderful options of interesting things to do both Saturday and Sunday. Our thanks to Cathy (& Art) Barnes as the chief organizer - she did a wonderful job. John Fleeger hosted us for lunch on Saturday at The Buckeye Sports Lodge. Some club members stayed over night at the Simon Kenton Inn in Springfield while others came for Saturday events only or Sunday events only. We toured The Heritage Center of Clark County; the Champaign Aviation Museum; one of the Piatt Castles; and the Pennsylvania House. So much fascinating history - so close to home.
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Saturday
July 22nd

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Valley Vineyard Cookout
Thirteen members ventured to the Valley Vineyards in Morrow Ohio to experience a legendary Valley Vineyards Weekend Cookout. Everyone enjoyed the food, friendship and of course the Wine.
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Sunday
August 13th

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Annual Picnic
On this beautiful sunny day in August, seventeen members met at the home of Cathy & Art for our annual picnic. Some members stopped along the way to partake in the photo scavenger hunt. We had a wonderful meal with a variety of snacks, side dishes and desserts to go along with the fried chicken. There was plenty of catching up and we even got Captain Art to give all who wanted a guided boat ride around Lake Loramie. Many thanks to Cathy & Art for having us in their home and hosting such a wonderful time.
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Saturday
September 30th

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WACO Air Museum
The weather was beautiful as 11 members met at the WACO Air Museum on Saturday, September 30, 2017. We were treated to a informative presentation by the docent and then browsed through their wonderful museum.
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Friday - Sunday
October 20th - 22nd

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Weekend Excursion to Auburn Indiana
We had 5 couples travel to Auburn Indiana for this beautiful, sunny weekend of fun and museums. On Friday afternoon we visited the Early Ford V8 Museum. On Saturday we started the day at the fabulous Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum which is housed in the ornate corporate offices of the defunct Auburn Automobile Company. Other area museums we visited were the National Automotive and Truck Museum, the Kruse Automotive and Carriage Museum and the National Military History Center. Of course we also took some time visiting the Antique Mall and the ladies did a little shopping in downtown Auburn.
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Saturday
November 18th

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Salty Dog Museum
On a cold, windy Saturday in November 23 members joined us for lunch and a tour of the Salty Dog Museum, a private auto collection of more than 40 antique autos and firetrucks located in Shandon, Ohio. Owner Mark Radtke showed us the impressive collection and told us about the museum's roots in racing at the Bonneville Salt Lake speed trials.
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Sunday
December 10th

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OVEB Holiday Party
On Sunday, December 10th we had 23 members join us for the OVEB Holiday Party at Bennett's Publical Family Sports Grill in Miamisburg Ohio. We had a great time and the service and food was outstanding. We gave away door prizes, surprise giveaways and split-the-pot. Pictures will be on the photo page soon.

On Sunday, January 7th we plan on having our yearly planning lunch. The details for the time and place will be announced soon. We have come up with some preliminary ideas to discuss at the meeting but would like you members to email any ideas you have to President.
To see the preliminary scheduling ideas that we came up with click here.



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