Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Edwardsville, IL
Ferrari Life Posts: 719
Here are photos and the event report sent to Prancing Horse.
For those that are not aware our chapter is one of the earliest FCA chapters. It was founded in 1972 as the St. Louis Cahpter.
February 4, 2012 Post Holiday Dinner Party
The weather this winter in St. Louis has been incredibly mild, so far. This boded well for our first gathering of 2012 for the Missouri & Southern Illinois Chapter for a dinner at Il Bel Lago. While the drizzle all day did preclude the use of our favorite cars there were reports of some of the cars having been in use recently when it had not been raining.
By the official start time of 6:00 pm for the reception people were already in attendance. As we got closer to the 7:00 pm dinner start the crowd was getting larger and larger with the group spilling from the main dining area into the bar. By the ascribed start time everyone was rounded up and picked their seats. Chapter President Evan Crandall made a brief welcoming address and advised that there are 9 events planned for the year.
We had a great turnout with a total of 40 people. This included a few of our newest members that we were able to give warm welcomes to. Also joining in were 3 of the 11 members (Dan & Susie Feinberg, Jack & Brenda Reuter, Tom & Cindy Welch) that founded our Chapter in 1972.
Now we all look forward to better weather so the cars can come out and play too!