The summer camp trip with the Candlelighters will be on August 7-9 this year but the location has been changed. Due to the low snowfall this year we wanted to be at a lake that will have accessible water to go boating in August. The camp trip will be at Joseph H Stewart State Park.
Some of the bonuses of this park are:
- Approximately 150 electrical sites with water
- Approximately 50 tent sites with water
- Flush toilets and hot showers
- Volleyball court
- RV dump station
- Horseshoe pits
- Fenced off-leash pet area
- Evening programs on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer
We are going to be in loop A and then overflow into loop C if necessary. You can make reservations by going to the link below.
The Turkey Fry scheduled at Thousand Springs for this Saturday, February 28th has been postponed until Saturday, March 7th. There is no snow on the ground today but we are expecting snow to fall starting sometime this weekend and continue through the week. Assuming the snow falls we will have a club ride that will assemble at 9:30. We will then share a turkey dinner around 2:00 p.m. Please bring a side dish to share and your own drinks.
The Annual Mt Bailey $3000 Poker Run is coming up fast and is on February 14th this year. There is no snow but we have come up with a fun event anyway. Come up for the day or for the whole weekend. Bring your family and friends as the weather will be great for outdoor fun. Cabins and rooms are still available but are booking up fast.
At the activity center you can sign up, buy your poker hands and begin the ride in your car/truck/motorcycle between 10:00-12:00. The poker run will go around the lake with three stops with some inventive fun along the way. The pizza parlor is our last stop around the lake and will be open for business.
Later we will also have fun games for the whole family to participate in between 2:00-4:00 at the activity center which could win you a neat Valentine’s related prize.
As always there will be a no-host buffet in the lodge. Come on up between 4:00 and 6:00 for social time and a special game of chance. The Italian dinner buffet is $15 for adults, $9 for ages 6-12 and free for 5 and under and will be served at 6:00. After dinner we will give away the $3000 in prizes for the best poker hands and plenty of consolation prizes as well. And what better way to cap off the evening than a LIVE BAND to enjoy. What a great way to end Valentine’s Day with your sweetie!
Please note that because of the weather the lake will be open to boats and the ATV trails are open to riders. So bring your toys, fishing poles bicycles etc. See the forecast below for the Poker Run weekend:
- Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.
- Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.
- Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 56.
- Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
- Sunday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.
Wow…..what a special pie auction….from Kimberly Bruhn talking to us about what our club means to her (and the Candlelighters) while her son battled cancer for six years and then lost the battle (not a dry eye in the place), to the kids who helped out with the auction who are now cancer free, to the pie that was bought by the Wild Bunch for $3000 in the memory of Bill Reagan who was such a supporter of our club and is sorely missed by all of us after he lost his fight with cancer, to the story of Rob Hernandez who was given almost no chance of surviving cancer and is now cancer free for a year now, to our phone in bidders (Jean & Larry Gelbrich) who weren’t the highest bidder on a pie so instead donated $5000, to our anonymous donor who donated an extra $1000 on top of their pie purchase and to all the rest of us who purchased pies for between $40 and $300 or just donated money….job well done. For our 15th pie auction we raised $13,690. This is the most ever raised.
Thanks to everyone who brought in pies and desserts of all kinds, a handmade quilt and chimes. Thanks to everyone for going above and beyond in purchasing all these items. Thanks to those who donated their purchases back to be auctioned off again. I can’t say thank you enough!
Just a quick note to let you know that this event will go on no matter the snow conditions. We are making plans for snow/low snow/no snow. Of course we want snow so do your snow dances but this event will be fun no matter the conditions!!!
6:00 p.m. Dinner, 7:00 p.m. meeting and pie auction
D & S Harley
It is that time of year again when we hold our Pie Auction to benefit the Southern Oregon Candlelighters. In the past 14 years we have raised over $51,000 for this awesome organization. We need you to come to the auction and bring a pie or some other tasty dessert and/or bring your cash or checkbook and purchase these items. ALL money raised goes to the Candlelighters.
At 6:00 p.m. we will begin with a dinner that will be served until about 6:45. As always when we serve a meal, we ask that you bring in at least one canned food item per person that we donate to Access.
At 7:00 p.m. we will have a very, very short meeting after which we will begin auctioning off all those pies and desserts. Last year we raised $5,355 at our auction and would love to do better this year.
This is the most fun meeting of the year and for a great cause. Come to our General Meeting on February 3rd at 6:00 p.m. where we will provide dinner. Please bring in at least one canned food item per person to be donated to Access to “pay” for your free meal.
At 7:00 p.m. we will have a short meeting and then our pie auction will begin. If you haven’t been to our pie auction before it is a fun night of high priced pies being auctioned to benefit the Southern Oregon Candlelighters; a very worthy organization that helps kids with cancer and their families. Last year we raised $5,355 for this awesome organization. Let’s do better this year.
How can you help? 1) Donate a pie or other fun dessert. Note that homemade pies go for much more than store bought but we appreciate both. 2) Bring your cash or checkbook and buy a pie. To give you an idea of what to expect, last year we had three pies go for $300 each. That was the high end but we had many more go in the $20-$40 range as well so everyone can afford something! 3) Be especially generous and do both. Donate a pie(s) and buy a pie(s). 4) Bring friends and family to the auction to donate and/or purchase pies.
This will be our 15th Pie Auction. We have raised $50,667.50 for the Candlelighters exclusively through our 14 pie auctions. Come and join the fun at our 15th pie auction!
If you want more information about the Candlelighter visit their website athttp://www.4kidswithcancer.org/ .
Just a quick reminder that the Mt. Bailey $3000 Poker Run is on February 14th this year. Be sure to get your reservations in at Diamond Lake if you plan to stay there because they sell out fast!