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President's Corner
4th Annual “Mid Missouri Meet-Up”
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Bridal Cave 
Golden Rock Winery
Camdenton, Missouri 65020

It’s is that time of the year again to plan for another Road Trip Adventure with your fellow Volvo enthusiasts and friends.

The Heart of America Chapter will be “Meeting Up” with the Gateway Chapter down on the banks of the Lake of the Ozarks on Saturday, October 15th.  Starting with lunch at the Golden Rock Winery…

We will then make the short trip over to Bridal Cave for a one hour tour of that unique hole in the ground.   Bridal Cave

Based upon past history, the drive to and from the Lake of the Ozarks region should be both pleasant and colorful in mid-October, so we will be treated to seasonal scenic natural beauty both above and below ground.  As a bonus, the Golden Rock Winery gets rave reviews for both their lunch menu and wines – which are advertised as being available for “tasting” at that facility.

The distance from St. Louis to Camdenton is approximately 170 miles and is under 3 hours (estimated driving time).  As usual, a convoy will be organized from a mutually convenient starting place and we can then enjoy the view of both countryside and multiple Volvo’s on the way down.   Return trip will be less organized so as to allow for flexibility in scheduling needs of the individual traveler/family.

This is a dandy day trip which should be of interest to both the driver and family members.   Please review the web sites for both locations at the links provided.

As Camdenton is so close to our friends in the Ozark Roller’s Chapter, we have invited them to join us this year, making it an even more special event.

I would like very much to have an RSVP as soon as possible so that I, along with my counterpart from the Heart of America Chapter can plan this event properly.  If we can get a total of 15 attendees or more, we can avail ourselves of the group rate for admission into the Bridal Cave complex, saving the individual $4.50 off of the regular $18.00 adult admission charge (Children 12 and younger are at a $9.00 rate).   Please email me through the Gateway VCOA email or jump on our FB Page and post that you want to go!

Hoping to see a large contingent of Volvophiles descending upon Camdenton in October!

Keep rolling,
Greg Kraner, President
Check out this link for all our Club Events!

  • Sept: No Monthly Meeting
  • Sept. 15-18: VCOA National Meet - Road America/ Elkhart Lake, WI
  • Sep.17: Cars and Coffee, Hyman Ltd. Tour, Lunch
  • Sep. 25: Octoberfest, 9:00am-4:00pm, Main Street, St. Charles
  • Oct 8 (Sat): Monthly meeting, 9:00am, Mimi's Restaurant in Chesterfield Valley
  • Oct. 15:  Mid-Mo Meet Up w/VCKC- Lunch and tour of Bridal Cave in Camdenton, MO. (You know you want to go!)
  • Nov. 1: Monthly Meeting: TBD
  • Nov. 12: Salvage Yard Run (Mark)
  • Dec. 6: Monthly meeting, 7:00pm Mimi's Restaurant
  • Jan '17: Holiday Party TBD
  • Feb 7: Monthly meeting, TBD 
  • Feb '17: Eagle Watching Tour TBD
  • Mar 11, (Sat): Monthly meeting, 9:00am, La Bonne Bouchee

   Membership is open to all Volvo Enthusiasts

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