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Upcoming Events
Date Event Leader 
October
     29 

Mystery Drive

Brian/Carol Piersol 
November
     18
 
Fall Breakfast Meeting

Joe/Sandy Golesh 
December
      3

Annual Christmas Party

Fred/Sue Stauffer
 


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Special Reminder!!  For all the procrastinators out there. You know who you are.  Our club Fall Breakfast Meeting is less than a month away and we need to hear from you. Saturday November 18 at 9:00 am is the date at Brothers Family Dinning, 705 Gettysburg Pike Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.  Complete information on the here, the Weekly Event Update and The Pacesetter Newsletter, so what are you waiting for? Come have breakfast with friends get $5.00/person and attend an important club meeting. Let us know you are attending. j_sgolesh@hotmail.com

Lake Tobias Fall Drive

Stony Valley Rail Trail Drive

On a damp, drizzly Sunday in October the PA Game Commission allowed motor vehicles to travel the Stoney Valley Rail Trail through State Game Lands 211 in Dauphin and Lebanon Counties, which is normally open only to hikers.

The now-abandoned rail bed once belonged to the Dauphin and Susquehanna Railroad Company, which, in the 1800s and early 1900s, was an important transportation system linking the coal and timber fields of Schuykill County with industrial centers in southern and western Pennsylvania.

In this road-less area, one may encounter deer, black bears, bobcats, coyotes, beavers, wild turkeys, ruffed grouse, and rattlesnakes.  With the exception of a lone deer, none of those were seen on today’s drive.   The section of trail open to one-way traffic today was 19 miles in length, and none of it was paved.

Perfect for a Miata!

Announcements

PACE ACCEPTING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 2018 CHARITABLE EVENT

Our club started a new tradition in the 2016 drive season to sponsor one charitable event each year.

In 2016 we sponsored an event for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a local Lancaster organization acting as advocates for abused and neglected children. This year we sponsored an event for LEEK, a hunting and fishing preserve in Potter County operated entirely by volunteers, that provides outdoor activities for disabled veterans.

As part of our commitment to execute charitable work in 2018, the PACE Board of Directors is accepting recommendations from members for a charitable event in the 2018 drive season. Any member in good standing may present a recommendation to the Board for consideration. Before submitting your recommendation, please keep in mind a few guidelines:

· Research the charitable organization as much as possible.

· The organization should be 100% charitable; preferably a local charity or, at a minimum, one that provides services to local residents.

· If your charity is selected by the Board, you will be responsible for organizing and leading the event.

For more information or help in presenting a recommendation, please contact:

Bill and Kathy Howard - howardk4@yahoo.com
Sandy and Joe Golesh - j_sgolesh@hotmail.com

GPS Drive

Bill Latsha has authored an article entitled “What is a PACE Miata Club GPS Drive” for the purpose of introducing club members to a GPS drive he has created. Click here to read the article and download the drive.