NORTH PENN MODEL A FORD CLUB
Meeting – Saturday, May 1, 2021
Classic Auto Mall, Morgantown
Twenty-one club members met at the Holiday Inn and the Classic Auto Mall in Morgantown to review and discuss plans for hosting the MARC Meeting, June 5-11, 2022. June 11 was mentioned at the meeting but the Sample Meet Schedule shows the scheduled events end on Friday, June 10. When does the Meet end? Anticipated attendance is 450-500. MARC will have 12-15 people from HQ to help onsite. A small group met previously on April 12 to begin planning – Bob Martino, Tom Hudecki, Carol Allen, Tony Russo, Frank Falcone, Phil Christ, Dave & Joan Whitmire, Barbara & Frank Gormley, Mark Howard.
Phil Christ will be treasurer for this Meet. MARC gives the club $5000 seed money to start which is then repaid after the Meet. The Club will get any profits generated.
All events will be held at the Holiday Inn and Classic Auto Mall. We will need greeters at the hotel door to direct people to hotel registration and then to the Meeting registration desk. We have reserved all of the 185 sleeping rooms, as well as all meeting facilities, at the Holiday Inn. The Holiday Inn is also comping 15 sleeping rooms to the Club. Barbara & Frank Gormley, Dave & Joan Whitmire have been working on securing additional hotel space locally (New Holland, Ephrata) to satisfy the 400 room minimum needed.
Local police will routinely drive through the complex for security.
Howard Kriebel is working on events and local attractions. We need ideas of things to do, places to visit in Lancaster County. The MARC people love Lancaster County and anything Amish.
Possible sites to visit (by bus or individually – TBD) – Strasburg Railroad, Ephrata Cloister, Green Dragon, Kitchen Kettle Village.
MEETING REGISTRATION AND BOOKLET INFORMATION
At the meeting registration desk, attendees will receive their packet of information and all tickets for activities they have signed up for in a goody bag. There will be a MARC table where they will sell items, etc.
We need to pull together a list of support merchants/facilities within 10-15 miles (i.e., gas stations, service garages, pharmacy, restaurants, urgent care/MD, food stores, clothing and accessories, etc.) if needed by attendees.
Barbara Gormley contacted the Discover Lancaster tourist center. They can prepare bags with brochures of local interest, etc.
We still need people to chair some of the committees. Please contact Bob Martino directly if you are interested in helping.
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