August 2019 Membership Meeting
August 14 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Next TGoM membership meeting set for Wednesday, August 14
Venue: The Dan and LuAnn Pate estate.
The Date: Second Wednesday in August.
Time: Serving at 6:30 pm, business meeting following dinner (brief). Activities start about 8 AM. Lunch is on your own; sometimes we miss it.
Right now I have two offers for a demo. Both are pretty extensive, and if we can swing it, one will be before dinner and one following.
1. The hatchet with welded bit, Derrick
2. Bolt tongs, Brendon
Both have offered a demo complete with a story board and extensive preparation. Both have a striker arranged.
Myron has offered a smithing station.
Dan will have tools you have never dreamed of (Dan always has something new to share).
The menu is a lot like last year’s because no one has offered an alternative.
Dick Carlson has offered the corn roast.
Herb has offered the protein (Still pork and if you ask nicely, chicken). Jim and Gary and perhaps Seth and one or two others will bail out Herb who is always a bit over-extended with the pig part of the deal.
Vegetables, salads, sweets, drinks and interesting stuff like pickled pike bits seem to reliably show up.
Here is the pitch:
People who come early (like 8 AM) have the option to help clean up the Pate estate and enjoy the comradery of the sort of folk who enjoy contributing to the pleasure of the evening. Last year Wendy did mowing and Tom was group arborist. Others learn to handle exotic cars while moving them out of our way. For years we have enjoyed this venue and for years while cleaning up the next day I have asked Dan “How about doing this again some time?” And Dan says “Yes, let’s.”
Plus Myron will offer the use of his forge from sort of noon on.
So far, there are no tricks on the route to Dan’s. Hiway 56 and 357th street. Dennison MN.
— Herb Fick, Champion of Champions!