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Our members-only newsletter, The 66 News is distributed quarterly since the first issue in September, 1989.
We thought you’d like to see what Issue #1 included. It’s a nostalgic example of our humble, “In the Beginning” time.
The cover had a story about the planning of our very first meeting as an association.
Founder’s Day Slated For October 8
by Tom Teague
Our statewide organization meeting is slated for Noon, Sunday October 8 at the VFW Hall on Old 66 in Dwight. This is an important meeting for all members and 66 fans to attend because we will approve bylaws, elect officers and a board of directors, and make some plans for what we’d like to do next year.
Here are some possible feats for us to accomplish in the next 12 Months:
- Publish a brochure and map
- Work to get the highway redicacated
- Hold a two-day car rally from Chicago to the Chain of Rocks Bridge
- Establish a Route 66 of Illinois Hall of Fame (could be held in conjunction with the car rally)
This is a pretty ambitious agenda, but we can do it. Route 66 proved time and time again that people, if given the chance, could succeed by dent of their own efforts. Let’s prove that onemore time for the highway itself.
All this means work, of course. So if you’re interested at all in helping to get it done, please come to the October 8 meeting prepared to volunteer for something. We’ll need candidates for each office, plus a board member from each county along the way, plus a newsletter editor, plus people to serve on various committees. Anyone who wants to volunteer in advance should call me a t 217-787-8839 or write to me at 1206 W Edwards, Springfield, IL 62704.
The bylaws are included as an insert in each member’s copy of this newsletter please read them carefully so we can expedite their approval at the meeting.