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SGMFC Events 2018

January 13th – Saturday - SGMFC Board Meeting (No January General Meeting)
No regular meeting this month. Board meeting at Panera Bread, Arboretum of South Barrington, 100 W Higgins Road, South Barrington. 9am.

February 10th – Saturday - SGMFC Monthly Meeting
Meeting will be held at Mr. Beef and Pizza at 1796 S Elmhurst Road, Mt Prospect (847-228-1210). This is our annual Chili Cook-Off meeting so bring your favorite chili recipe to share and enter in our Cook-Off Contest. Mike and Sue Meier have organized this event again this year. Social dinner hour will begin at 5pm with our General meeting to follow. For more information contact Mike or Sue Meier at 224-653-9088 or via e-mail at meier289@yahoo.com.

March 10th – Saturday - SGMFC Monthly Meeting - NEW LOCATION
Meeting will be held at the Silver Stallion Restaurant, 1275 Lee Street in Des Plaines (847-298-2656). This is an important meeting to go over information about the June Car Show. Social hour will begin at 5pm with our General meeting to follow. For more information contact Mike Meier at 224-653-9088 or via e-mail at meier289@yahoo.com.

March 17th – Saturday - Palatine St. Patrick's Day Parade
SGMFC has again been invited to join in the "Paint The Town Green Parade" in Palatine. We are allowed 12-15 entries so sign up at a meeting to participate. Line up time is at 9:30am with the Parade kicking off at 11am through downtown Palatine. Gary Granzin is heading up this event and will be updating the details as they are determined. For more information contact Gary Granzin at 847-404-3351 or via e-mail at granz.4@comcast.net.

April 5th - 8th – Thursday-Sunday - SGMFC Fly & Drive to Pensacola, FL (Drive Wed-Mon April 4th through 9th)
SGMFC is working on plans to fly to Pensacola, FL for our Fly & Drive event. The intent is to stay in the Pensacola area, do a day drive east on Friday and attend a car show near Mobile, AL on Saturday. Watch this space for more details as they are determined. For more information contact Mike Meier at 224-653-9088 or via e-mail at meier289@yahoo.com.

April 14th – Saturday - SGMFC Monthly Meeting
Meeting will be held at Colonial Cafe at 2555 W Bunker Hill Drive in Algonquin (847-458-6600). We will have a Show and Shine at 3:30pm with the social hour and dinner to begin at 5pm and the general meeting to follow. For more information contact Larry Erbach at 815-370-6870 or leerbach@sbcglobal.net, or Mike Meier at 224-653-9088 or meier289@yahoo.com.

April 22nd – Sunday - Crystal Lake Brewing Tour *** NEW EVENT THIS YEAR***
Social gathering and tour of Crystal Lake Brewing, 150 N Main Street in Crystal Lake. Arrive at 12 noon. Tour will begin around 12:30 for members and their guests. $10 per person, includes a beer and souvenir pint glass! There are several restaurants within walking distance and many of them deliver to the Tap Room! For more information contact Larry Erbach at 815-370-6870 or leerbach@sbcglobal.net.

May 12th – Saturday - SGMFC Monthly Meeting **CANCELLED **
Due to a scheduling conflict, this month's meeting had to be cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Please be sure to attend the June meeting as it will be the last general meeting prior to our annual car show. For more information contact Jeff Swanson at 630-215-8881 or via e-mail at blackstang54@gmail.com.

May 19th – Saturday - Mt Prospect Blues Mobile Cruise (Ford Night)
We have been asked to be a featured club at this Cruise Night. There will be reserved parking for the club. The cruise night is from 5pm to 9pm. There are about a half dozen places to eat within walking distance. We can meet at Mt. Prospect State Bank (299 W. Central Road) and drive in together. For more information contact Mike Meier at 224-653-9088 or via e-mail at meier289@yahoo.com.

May 28th – Monday - Palatine Memorial Day Parade (Details to Follow)
We will again participate in the Palatine, IL Memorial Day Parade to recognize and honor our men and women in uniform. We are allowed 12-15 entries so sign up now to participate. We are looking for convertibles to parade dignitaries. Details on the parade will be provided as the date gets closer. Gary Granzin is heading up this event and will be updating the details as they are obtained. For more information contact Gary Granzin at 847-404-3351 or via e-mail at granz.4@comcast.net.

June 3rd – Sunday - Gilberts, IL Community Days Car Show
6th Annual Community Days Car show on June 4th - 9am to 3pm. Gates open at 9am. There is room for 200 cars with parking on Jackson off Galligan Road. Please come to a meeting to sign up because we can call ahead to reserve space for the club. For more information contact Jeff Swanson at 630-215-8881 or via e-mail at blackstang54@gmail.com.

June 9th – Saturday - SGMFC Monthly Meeting ** GUEST SPEAKERS **
Meeting will be held at the Silver Stallion Restaurant, 1275 Lee Street in Des Plaines (847-298-2656). We are planning for guest speakers from the Packard Car Club. Social hour will begin at 5pm with our General meeting to follow. For more information contact Mike Meier at 224-653-9088 or via e-mail at meier289@yahoo.com.

June 16th – Saturday - Pre Car Show Meeting at Hopkins Ford
If you can help we will meet at Jeff & Cindy’s house at 5N308 Wooley Rd. In Lily Lake at 8:00am we will clean up the grills donated by Weber. We will also load the trailer with all of the tables, raffle & silent auction items, signs and barricades for the show. We will take the trailer to Hopkins Ford 1045 E Chicago St, Elgin (847-741-7500) to confirm show details. We will gather there at about 10:00am to go over car show details. After the meeting we will head to Elgin Public House at 219 E. Chicago St, Elgin, IL 60120 (847-468-8810). There is ample parking in the parking garage across the street. For more information contact Jeff Swanson 630-215-8881 or at blackstang54@gmail.com.

June 23rd – Saturday - ANNUAL SGMFC CAR SHOW - HOPKINS FORD (RAIN DATE 6/30)
Our Annual Car Show will be held this year at Hopkins Ford, 1045 E Chicago Street in Elgin (847-741-7500). Please be at Hopkins Ford by 7am to help set up for the show. For more information contact Jeff Swanson at 630-215-8881 or via e-mail at blackstang54@gmail.com.

June 30th– Saturday - Palatine Hometown Fest Parade (IF NO CAR SHOW RAIN DATE)
Gary Granzin is once again heading up this event. Line up time is at 8:30am with the Parade kicking off at 11am through downtown Palatine. We will be allowed 12 to 15 cars in the parade so if you are interested in participating, please contact Gary Granzin at 847-404-3351 or via e-mail at granz.4@comcast.net.

June 30th– Saturday - Cruise, Lunch and Car Display (IF NO CAR SHOW RAIN DATE)
We will be gathering after the Parade at Superdawg Drive-In Wheeling (333 S Milwaukee Avenue) for lunch. If you can't be with us at the parade, join us post-parade for this event! For more information contact Jeff Swanson at 630-215-8881 or via e-mail at blackstang54@gmail.com.

July 14th – Saturday - Hopkins Ford USO Show
This event is a fundraiser for the USO and will be held at Hopkins Ford, 1045 E Chicago Street in Elgin (847-741-7500). Food will be provided. Please come on out and make a donation. For more information contact Jeff Swanson at 630-215-8881 or via e-mail at blackstang54@gmail.com.

July 14th – Saturday - SGMFC General Meeting (RESCHEDULED TO JULY 21st)
See below for the July General meeting details.

July 21st – Saturday - SGMFC Monthly Meeting / Appreciation Picnic **NEW DATE **
Renate and Denise Burges will be hosting this event at the Rec Center at 849 Wakefield in Gurnee, IL 60031. We will need a head count of those attending this meeting to arrange for the food. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALCOHOLIC DRINKS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE REC CENTER. For more information contact Jeff Swanson at 630-215-8881 or via e-mail at blackstang54@gmail.com.

August 7th – Tuesday - Arlington Heights National Night Out Event
The club is invited to do a display at the Arlington Heights "National Night Out" Event for 2017. This is a display-only event for SGMFC. This is a good event for the whole family. Space will be limited for the displayed cars but the "National Night Out" event is open to the public. The event runs from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. For more information contact Mike Meier at 224-653-9088 or via e-mail at meier289@yahoo.com.

August 11th – Saturday - SGMFC Cruise and Monthly Meeting
We will meet up at Harper College at 2:30pm on the north side of Harper (off of Euclid Avenue) to cruise together to the event. Meeting will be held at Saluto's - 7680 Grand Avenue in Gurnee with our annual "Cruise to the Border". George Bucur is organizing this annual "Show and Shine" event. The "Show and Shine" will begin at 4pm with our display of cars. Social hour and dinner will begin at 5pm with our general meeting to follow. For more information contact Jeff Swanson at 630-215-8881 or via e-mail at blackstang54@gmail.com.

August 25th – Saturday - Free Double K Car Show in Roselle
We will meet up at Starbucks at 10 E Main Street in Roselle at 7:30am and leave at 7:45am to caravan together to the show. This show is totally free including entry and food. Awards are at 3:30pm.

September 7th-9th – Friday thru Sunday - Fall Springfield Trip (Secretary of State Car Show)
The Secretary of State car show in Springfield, IL is on Saturday September 8th. We will plan to meet at Woodfield Mall first and caravan to Jeff & Cindy's and meet up the rest of the group to head to Springfield on Friday, September 7th. We will stop in El Paso, IL for lunch. After lunch, we will make the final leg of our trip to Springfield. Times and details will be sent out as the date comes closer - watch your e-mail! There are rooms for Friday and Saturday blocked off at the Abraham Lincoln Double Tree Hotel for the club. Contact the hotel at 217-544-8800 and mention Stallions Gate to reserve your room. For more information contact Mike Meier at 224-653-9088 or via e-mail at meier289@yahoo.com.

September 8th – Saturday - SGMFC Monthly Meeting (PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE)
THIRD SATURDAY (9/15) THIS MONTH DUE TO EVENTS, NOT SECOND SATURDAY!

September 8th – Saturday - Meadowdale International Raceway Show
The Meadowdale International Raceway Show is held at Raceway Woods Nature Preserve near the corners of Route 31 and Huntley Road in the far northwest corner of Carpentersville. For more information contact Ted Schaefer at 630-730-5683 or via e-mail at stang86@wowway.com.

September 9th – Sunday - Rock Valley Mustang Car Show
The Rock Valley Show will be held at Machesney Park Elementary School - 8615 N. Second Street, Machesney Park, IL. More information on this show is located at Rock Valley Mustang Club Show. For more information contact Jeff Swanson at 630-215-8881 or via e-mail at blackstang54@gmail.com.

September 15th – Saturday - SGMFC Monthly Meeting (PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE)
Meeting will be held at Colonial Cafe at 2555 W Bunker Hill Drive in Algonquin (847-458-6600). We will have a Show and Shine at 3:30pm with the social hour and dinner to begin at 5pm and the general meeting to follow. For more information contact Mike Meier at 224-653-9088 or via e-mail at meier289@yahoo.com.

September 22nd – Saturday - Huntley Fall Fest Car Show
Huntley Fall Fest is in Deicke Park on Route 47 in Huntley. Registration opens at 9:00am with awards at 2:00pm. There are two clubs that park in the same area, our Mustang and Ford Club and a Corvette Club. SGMFC has been challenged by the Sunburst Corvette Club (who finished behind us last year) for the most club members in attendance so let's rise to the challenge and support the club to have the most members in attendance again this year! We can meet at the McDonalds at 12242 Route 47 by the Walmart at 7:30am and leave at 7:45am to cruise into the show and park together. For more information contact Jeff Swanson at 630-215-8881 or via e-mail at blackstang54@gmail.com.

September 30th – Saturday - Medinah Shriners Annual Car Show - Addison, IL (NEW EVENT)
The car show will be held at the Medinah Shrine Center at 550 N Shriners Drive in Addison, IL. Show hours are 8am to3pm. Preregistration is $15 before August 30th or $20 at the door. Breakfast will be served from 8am until noon for an additional $6. Here is the link to the show details: Medinah Shriners Annual Car Show

October 13th – Saturday - SGMFC Monthly Meeting
Meeting will be held at Mr. Beef and Pizza at 1796 S Elmhurst Road, Mt Prospect (847-228-1210). Social dinner hour will begin at 5pm with our General meeting to follow. NO Show and Shine this month. For more information contact Mike or Sue Meier at 224-653-9088 or via e-mail at meier289@yahoo.com.

November 10th – Saturday - SGMFC Board Meeting (No General Meeting in November)
No regular meeting this month. Board meeting at Panera Bread, Arboretum of South Barrington, 100 W Higgins Road, South Barrington at 9:15am. For more information contact Jeff at 630-215-8881 , Cindy at 224-241-9530 or e-mail Jeff at blackstang54@gmail.com.

December 9th – Sunday - SGMFC Annual Holiday Party and Monthly Meeting
PLEASE NOTE THE DAY AND TIME - SGMFC will hold its annual Christmas and Holiday party and December meeting at The Village Squire in West Dundee at 125 Washington Street. The event will begin with dinner at 2:00pm with the social hour and general meeting to follow. For more information contact Jeff Swanson at 630-215-8881 or via e-mail at blackstang54@gmail.com.

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