Finally a break on the weather with a bit of rain to keep us green and cooler temperatures to keep the electric bill in check is making life more pleasant around the pond.

The staff and board of your chamber have been working hard on all the projects that are coming up in the next several weeks:

August 21 thru 23 – Another Fun in the Sun Poker Run!

August 22nd – GRDA Construction Launch for the Ecosystem and Education Center

August 28th – Membership Luncheon @ Cherokee Yacht Club with the State Chamber program Prosperity Project – call for reservations 782-3214

September 11-14 – Grand Lake Rally – your chamber is heading up the vendor booth spaces at the airport on Saturday – call to reserve your space – 782-3214

September 26 & 27 – The 15th annual and 7th National HOK N’ COOK OFF at Pelican Landing – This is a family festival!!

With the Poker run you will have fun four times over as we are having gatherings in four locations. First is Thursday the 21st at The Shebang from 5 tp 9, then Friday from 11-2 coming to Grand Tail Gators and that night come to Cruizers Bar & Grill from 5 to 9.  If you come to all three events and register for the run you will get a chance 3 more cards that will be dealt to you when you DISCARD from your original hand, which could be 8 cards.  Remember you can drive, boat and bike for all three days.  What FUN!!!

For the Grand Lake Rally your chamber is heading up the vendors for the Saturday events at our South Grand Lake Airport.  So if you have something that hundreds, if not thousands, would like to see or buy, give us a call to reserve your space.  This event is bringing together the entire Lake area with events from Miami to Pryor staring with a fallen Heroes ride.  We will be needing volunteers to help with set up Friday and Saturday.  This is a good way to get up close and personal with these events.

Two weeks after the Rally in the world famous HOOK N’ COOK OFF at pelican Landing, it all starts Friday at 5 PM with music, the radio show, kids stuff and the Power Squadron swap meet.  Saturday more as well and Lots of Fish to eat.  

How said summer is over after Labor Day??

As this year comes to a close we will be sending out nomination forms for board member positions that are available for the terms starting the first of next year.  If you have an interest in being on the Board of Director please let us know and we can get you to forms and duties for filling one of these positions.

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