2009 Frankenmuth Installation Rally

The sky was cloudy with a bit of rain falling in Frankenmuth on October 2nd, but Joan Runyan had a BIG SMILE on her face as she greeted everyone. There were some new folks that came and some that we hadn’t seen in a while. Joan and Maury were glad to see: Dave & Rhonda Asselin and DJ, Rebekah and Hannah; Dave & Shirley Brendel; Tom & Carol English; Lou & Jean Fox; Jim & Irene McDaniels; Ed & Ethel Polsdofer; Ralph Steinberger; Tom Curto & Steve Fuqua; Tom & Mary Bamborough; Don & Rachel Bates; Al & Dottie Miller; Mike Harrison & Donna Steciak; Richard & Cheryl Sands; Laura Steinberger; Holly Robinson; Jean & Dick Martin; Don & Carolyn Place; Carol Baidinger; Joe Peplinski & Lorrie Robertson; Bill & Elaine English; Gardy & Jessica Shull and Gannon & Garrick; Bernie & Lena Los and Mattie; Bob & Carol Graft and Dave & Diane Barker.

For the Friday evening potluck dinner, Joan and Maury had the pork and sauerkraut going all afternoon waiting for the rest of the dishes to arrive. Steve Fuqua out did himself again, by creating a cake shaped like an Airstream.



As usual there was an abundance of food, so we didn’t go hungry. After dinner everyone just visited and got caught up with each other.

Saturday morning we had a continental breakfast and then some of us went to the Birch Run Outlet Mall, and others to Bonners to do some Christmas shopping. Others just stayed at the campground to visit and look at the History Albums that Cheryl Sands brought along. Al &Dottie Miller arranged a flea market in the afternoon. There were a few things that went to new homes. And some went back to their old homes. Saturday night we had a catered dinner.


After dinner Bernie Los held a business meeting and he thanked all of his officers and chair persons for all of their help and work during the year. Then Maury Runyan installed the officers for next year’s term. Maury also presented to Bernie & Lena Los their Past President and Past First Lady badges, pins and Past President Flag. Jim McDaniels thanked Bernie for a great job he did during the year and presented a card with a check in it from the membership as a thank you.


In the evening the guys got a campfire going tonight as it wasn’t raining. There were a few brave souls out by the fire.

Sunday morning we had another continental breakfast and Maury & Joan asked that everyone stay for lunch made up of leftovers from the two previous evening meals. What a variety we had and still there was food left for any one who wanted to take some home. We did get rid of it. Some probably didn’t have to cook for a couple of nights. Everyone chipped in to help clean up the building and put things away. We all had a good time. A Big Thank You to Joan & Maury for the great weekend.