Photos by Charlie & Danise Cover, Margaret Maione and Phil Murray
Write up by Debbie Thomas
What a great day it was for our Gang picnic! Our task was to get everyone together for new club photos and the lake was a great place to do it. We all arrived at Bartlett around 10:00 am, the weather could not have been better. The lake was calm and beautiful to see. Charlie and Danise Cover started taking pictures of members and the cars they drove. They did a great job of getting everyone’s picture taken and this is No Easy task, you know this is true if you were still around for the group photo! Haha. The club provided hamburgers and hot dogs and all the fixins’ with members brings sides and desserts. We had a fantastic turn out, I believe somewhere around 44/46 members but we had food to feed an army. Thank you to our grilling team, Art Thomas, Andy Yex, Larry Besore and Mike Arney, the burgers & dogs were perfect. We have some great cooks amongst us. The salads were all good and the desserts yummy!!! It was so nice to see everyone visiting, the laughter was loud and contagious. In a year with many up’s and downs this was a great moment for the Phoenix Over The Hill Gang. Cars, Food and good times with fellow Phoenix Over The Hill Gang members. Thank you to everyone for making this a wonderful car club outing! It was a team effort. Special thanks to Carol Dalton who got the burgers & dogs, and all the rest of the board members for your help!!!!
Club members have the opportunity to purchase tickets on two items; a quilt and a table runner with hot pads/trivets.
The quilt, measures 73” x 97”, and the table runner measures 15” x 44” (the five hot pads/trivets each measure 8” square), they were made with the intent in raising funds for charity to benefit Hospice of the Valley Arizona. They provide top end of life care & focus on the whole person. Hospice Of the Valley Is Arizona’s Leading Provider of End-Of-Life Care.
The quilt, table runner and hot pads/trivets were designed and stitched by Teresa Way, using high end materials, and vintage collectable car t-shirts donated by members Larry Besore and Larry Way.
Tickets for each item are currently available from September 1 through December 1, at each club meeting; and on December 4 at the Holiday Party. Purchase your tickets for chances to win these one-of-a-kind quality items!
Interesting Fact…a quilthas three layers, i.e., top, middle, and bottom. Different pieces of fabrics are stitched to give a complex pattern to the top layer of the Quilt. A sewing technique called “Quilting” is used to stitch all three layers together because of which they are called Quilts.
We had a great turn-out for the March 3rd, 2021 OTHG – Phoenix business meeting. It was a very windy day but that didn’t deter us from an enjoyable time to get together at City of Phoenix Cactus Park. It is a really nice park with mature trees, a big parking lot and washrooms. Our new VP, Dawn Yex, did a great job presiding at her very first meeting of the club for this new year, with the assistance of grandsons, Charlie and Carter, who picked the winning car (“the orange car with flames”…AKA Steve Besore’s new ride) for the “drive-your-car” prize. Some of the women were sporting our new brown club shirts. As you can see, we had a feast afterwards with the club providing Italian sandwiches from Captain Bill’s Subs and the club members didn’t disappoint with their added side dishes and abundance of desserts! There were 47 members and 2 guests in attendance. Fun was had by all, in spite of the heavy winds!
The first in person meeting since March was held outside at Cactus Park in the City of Phoenix. There was a pretty good turnout! Members were asked to wear a mask and bring your own chairs as well as food and drinks. Voting took place for new applicants Phil & Sharon Murray and Jud Judkins who have been waiting patiently for this meeting having completed their requirements. Congrats to the new members! Toys could also be dropped off for the Children’s Rehabilitation Services Clinic Toy Drive.