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TURKEY TROT 2020 NOV 14

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    NMC members,

    Just because COVID has ruined our usual plans for the holidays doesn’t mean we can’t spread some cheer and goodwill to our community!  Recent changes in the allowable limits on indoor gatherings pretty well ruled out the chance of a party.

    Our idea is to take the $400 or so we usually spend on subsidizing the club’s holiday party and using those funds to help out the less fortunate this Thanksgiving. The FRIENDLY HANDS FOOD BANK in Torrington had reached out to us a couple weeks ago and wanted us to use our cars to help spread a few smiles and bring attention to their food drives on Saturday Nov 14th. Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, the whole idea had to be scrapped. This puts them way behind on donations this year. This is where the Club comes in.

    The Board has approved the plan that the club use the $400 to buy turkeys to donate to FRIENDLY HANDS FOOD BANK. This is where the Club members can really make a difference. Instead of spending your $$$ on attending the Holiday party, feel free to bring your own donation. Maybe some canned yams, cranberry sauce, or stuffing? Let’s get as many of us as we can at their collection point on Saturday November 14  for a large food donation and photo opportunity. The collection point is in Torrington at the TORRINGTON MUNICIPAL & TEACHERS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 777 EAST MAIN STREET, TORRINGTON.   10am-12 noon.  We would like to see a bunch of Miata Club members in the 11:30-12 time frame for the photo opp. We could mound all our donations on a Miata for dramatic effect and get a shot with club members and our cars, along with our club logo banner.

    Our plan is still to do donations of toys on the first Saturday in December, just because we can’t have our party does not mean we forget about families in need at Christmas time. It may not be black Friday yet, but feel free to bring a toy for the Christmas donation on Saturday and we’ll add it to what the club donates.

    Watch the Club Forum for further details. Any additional information will be posted .

     

     

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    Watch your Club email for this notification…I sent the info to angela yesterday morning

     

    Lets have a good turnout this Saturday!!

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    A couple more tidbits of info came my way today

     

    In addition to the usual thanksgiving dinner kinds of things…turkey, stuffing, potatoes, canned veggies, cranberry sauce…there is specific request for

    PB&J

    Mac&cheese

    Ramen

     

    For those that cannot be there on Saturday but would still like to contribute, on this page there is a secure link to make a cash donation via PayPal

     

    https://friendlyhandsfoodbanknwct.org/

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    The email has been sent to all club members…so lets see what we can get done this Saturday!!…hope to see a bunch of Miatas in that parking lot around 11:30…ish

    Time to sweeten the pot just a little…it was suggested at tonight’s monthly club meeting tha we go for a ride after taking care of the food bank stuff…

    Ssooooo…lets go for a ride!!…I can string together at least a 2 hr excursion that will be entertaining and end up someplace for a late lunch/early dinner…so show up..donate..go riding…what better way to spend the day

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    Thank you to all the folks that showed up in Torrington today…I think I saw about 20 Miatas in the parking lot at one point.  that is a pretty good turnout for something that we have never tried before.  Karen thomas of the friendly Hands Food Bank was blown away when she saw all the Miatas pulling in to the collection point today.

     

    the club treasury provided 29 turkeys and some groceries…staying within the projected budget…the Clubmembers did the rest!!

     

    Then 10 cars went out for a nice little ride afterward.

     

    there was a reporter from the Waterbury paper there today to get some pics of the clubmembers, the donation and a few Miatas…which was very nice

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    ten cars out for a ride after the Food Bank thing…

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    Clubmember donations filled the back of this SUV for delivery to the Food Bank…notice that the 40+ turkeys are NOT in this picture…thanks to Robin Denny, who hauled them to their facility in her Jeep

     

    I am sure that someone has other pics from today…please post them!!

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    Today was great…a bunch of folks came out and helped this organization…but there are a lot of Clubmembers still out there that did not make it today…its not too late to help out!!

     

    click the link…scroll down…’Tag a Turkey’!!

     

    https://friendlyhandsfoodbanknwct.org/

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    some more pics

    clubmember Eric VonD along with his mother and her workplace also made a very healthy donation…filling the back of this Subie

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    big pile of turkeys donated by the Club…stacked in the back of Clubmember Robin Denny Jeep…she was nice enough to take them directly to the Food Bank

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    this nice pair of pics is in the Sunday Waterbury Republican newspaper

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    took a little digging…but I finally found this on the newspaper website

     

    https://rep-am.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/2020-Pictures/G0000TWyp6rakl8A/I0000UqtArBvPX1s

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    Banner ShotJoe, Newspaper got some great shots of course.     Group Stop at Barkhamsted

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    One more pic

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