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Bob Henning
09-08-2016, 03:10 PM
PLEASE NOTE:

These events are subject to change. Please look here for updates. More information to follow.



ALL ACTIVITIES REQUIRE SDC MEET BADGES. REGISTRATION FEE $35 until DECEMBER 31,2016, then $45.
NOTE: Cancellation fee of $15 now in effect

Tuesday May 2nd
8am-5pm RV check in Fairgrounds

12pm - 4pm Vendor set up & Registration Open Fairgrounds

1pm – 5pm Hospitality Room open Double Tree 2nd floor Bethel Room

1pm – 5pm SDC Meet Registration/Pick-up Open Double Tree 2nd floor Salon A





Wednesday May 3rd

8am – 5pm SDC Meet Registration Open @ Double Tree- 2nd floor Salon A

8am – 5pm Swap Meet/Car Coral/Vendor Registration Open - Fairgrounds

8am – 12pm SDC National Board Meeting Double Tree- Grand Ballroom Salon B & C
8am – 12pm AOAI Board Meeting – Inn of St Mary’s

8am – 12pm ASC Board Meeting – Spring Hill Estates

9am – 4pm Hospitality Suite Open Double Tree 2nd floor Bethel
Meeting room
10am-11:30am SDC Band Rehearsal - Palais Royale Ballroom

Noon - 1:30PM AOAI Chapter Presidents Meeting & Luncheon Inn of St. Mary’s

1pm – 3pm SDC Judges Meeting to be announced

2pm- 3:30pm Studebaker Band Practice - Palais Royal

3pm – 5pm Cooperators Seminar - Double Tree Salon B&C

5pm DEADLINE for SDC Judging - see Cornerstone booth

5pm – 7pm VENDORS NIGHT @ St Joe County Fairgrounds - Bonnie Doon Ice Cream Truck, cookies and cakes Cash prizes at this event!!

6pm – 9pm AOAI Banquet – Studebaker National Museum


Thursday May 4th

7am – 8am SDC Chapter Newsletter Judges Meeting Double Tree - St Marys Room

8:10am – 10:30am SDC Printed and Electronic Newsletter Editors Meeting Double Tree - St. Mary’s Room

8am – 1pm Drive-up Judging – Fairgrounds Judging classes to be announced

8am – 1pm AOAI Concours @ Inn of St. Mary’s

8am – 4pm SDC Meet Registration/Pick-up Open @ Double Tree - 2nd floor Salon A

8am – 5pm Swap Meet/Vendor Registration Open - Fairgrounds

9am – 3pm Hospitality Suite Open Double Tree 2nd floor Bethel Room

9am – 10:30am SDC Band Rehearsal - Palais Royale

10:30am – NOON Seminar: to be announced

1pm – 2:25pm International Meet Committee – Double Tree - Salon C

2:35pm – 4pm SDC Chapter Officers Meeting – Double Tree - Salon C

4:10pm – 5:30 Studebaker National Foundation Board Meeting – Double Tree Salon C


6pm-10pm MEMBERS NIGHT Palais Royal Ballroom across street from Double Tree
Studebaker Band Concert 6-7
General Membership Meeting7-8:15
Studebaker Auction 8:30-10:00

Optional $20 Food Buffet-Pre Sell Cornerstone

7:30 – 9:30 ASC Auction - Studebaker National Museum Auditorium






Friday May 5th

8am – 1pm Drive-up Judging Fairgrounds Judging classes to be announced

8am – 5pm SDC Meet Registration/Pick-up Open @ Double Tree 2nd floor Salon A

8am – 5pm Swap Meet/Vendor Registration Open Fairgrounds

9am – 2pm BUILDING 84 TOURS every hour, on the hour;
pre-register Cornerstone $10 Admission only by ticket

9am – 4pm Hospitality Suite Open- Double Tree 2nd floor Bethel

9:30 – 11:30 ASC Driving Tour Walkerton, IN - Old Bowling Alley Mopar/Studebaker/Harley Museum
Event lunch – Pretty Lake Country Club

11am – 1pm Ladies Luncheon Oliver Mansion directly behind Museum Cornerstone $20

3:30pm PARADE DAY forms up at Fairgrounds

4pm PARADE into downtown South Bend from fairgrounds

5-8pm First Friday- Downtown South Bend

8-10PM MEET ON THE ISLAND hosted by Downtown South Bend complimentary cake and ice cream and enjoy the light show - No Charge –must have SDC badge


5pm – 9pm AOAI Banquet – Juday Creek Country Club



5pm - 9pm AOAI Banquet


Saturday May 6th

8am – 9-30am Navistar Proving Grounds – proving ground participants will have reserved parking front at fairgrounds CAR SHOW MUST pre-register Cornerstone $10

8am – 11am Memorabilia Display Singer Building Fairgrounds

8am – 2:30pm SHOW DAY Open to all Makes of car, including Street Rods, Customs, Survivor, Original

Entrance to St Joseph County Fair Grounds $5 per person without SDC REGISTRATION

8am – 2:30pm Swap Meet Open

10am-2pm Lunch on your own at multiple on-site food vendors

11:30–12:30pm Studebaker Band Concert

1:30pm-2:30pm Awards Ceremony (All Class Winners must be present to be awarded a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or Best of Show trophy for their car.
Winners not present will retain their class win, but will not be awarded a trophy without the shipping pre-pay



NOTE: Must be wearing SDC meet registration badges for admittance to tours, seminars, proving grounds



MEET ENDS

BobPalma
09-08-2016, 07:07 PM
:!!: Cool beans, Bob; thanks for the schedule so far in advance. 'Looking good; this should be dandy!

Two Questions:

1. The first item on Saturday: Should that read Navistar Proving Grounds Tour?

2. How and where do we pre-register? I just looked through the new, September 2016 Turning Wheels and don't seen any registration form. :o

Thanks. ;) :cool: BP

Avantidon
09-09-2016, 06:09 AM
Bob, looks good!! Sure going to be an action packed four days. Assume Registration form to be on website this month as well as in October or November's Turning Wheels?

studeguy54
09-10-2016, 07:30 AM
Memorabilia Display - Sat 8AM to 11AM = 3 hours???? Well. I can leave my stuff at home. Saves me A WHOLE LOTTA TROUBLE! No mention of watches or toys? stupak

It is hard to remain civil when every effort that is made for our club's International Meet is scrutinized and criticized. I can understand an individual wanting to be served in his own manner, but FRANKLY that is not possible in our club anymore. So few people volunteer to make the International Meet happen every year, and it is hurtful when the people who DO volunteer are critiqued and criticized for their efforts before the meet even occurs.

There is still time for you to make a BIG contribution to this meet by volunteering to help out with the Memorabilia display at South Bend this coming year. Step forward and offer your help

Don't criticize the people who are so willing to donate FREELY of their time to make this a success. Believe me, the 53rd International Meet in South Bend WILL BE A SUCCESS whether you choose to bring your watches and toys, or you decide to stay home.

BobPalma
09-10-2016, 07:42 AM
It is hard to remain civil when every effort that is made for our club's International Meet is scrutinized and criticized. I can understand an individual wanting to be served in his own manner, but FRANKLY that is not possible in our club anymore. So few people volunteer to make the International Meet happen every year, and it is hurtful when the people who DO volunteer are critiqued and criticized for their efforts before the meet even occurs.

There is still time for you to make a BIG contribution to this meet by volunteering to help out with the Memorabilia display at South Bend this coming year. Step forward and offer your help

Don't criticize the people who are so willing to donate FREELY of their time to make this a success. Believe me, the 53rd International Meet in South Bend WILL BE A SUCCESS whether you choose to bring your watches and toys, or you decide to stay home.

:!!: AMEN, Denny.

Considering all the work that so many people do, your reply, here, is wholly warranted.

Some things just need to be said; I couldn't agree more. Carry on! :!: :D :cool: BP

Bob Henning
09-10-2016, 10:59 AM
:!!: Cool beans, Bob; thanks for the schedule so far in advance. 'Looking good; this should be dandy!

Two Questions:

1. The first item on Saturday: Should that read Navistar Proving Grounds Tour?

2. How and where do we pre-register? I just looked through the new, September 2016 Turning Wheels and don't seen any registration form. :o

Thanks. ;) :cool: BP

Bob,

I will get back with you on the specifics. As many of you know, this is a huge thing, with our goal to have more people attend, and have more exposure for our Club, and our Studebaker vehicles.

BobPalma
09-10-2016, 03:17 PM
Bob,

I will get back with you on the specifics. As many of you know, this is a huge thing, with our goal to have more people attend, and have more exposure for our Club, and our Studebaker vehicles.

:!: OK, Bob; no hurrry. :)

I just wanted to make sure I hadn't missed anything I hadn't noticed. :cool: BP

56Golden
09-11-2016, 09:28 PM
It is hard to remain civil when every effort that is made for our club's International Meet is scrutinized and criticized. I can understand an individual wanting to be served in his own manner, but FRANKLY that is not possible in our club anymore. So few people volunteer to make the International Meet happen every year, and it is hurtful when the people who DO volunteer are critiqued and criticized for their efforts before the meet even occurs.

There is still time for you to make a BIG contribution to this meet by volunteering to help out with the Memorabilia display at South Bend this coming year. Step forward and offer your help

Don't criticize the people who are so willing to donate FREELY of their time to make this a success. Believe me, the 53rd International Meet in South Bend WILL BE A SUCCESS whether you choose to bring your watches and toys, or you decide to stay home.

Denny, the task YOU have on your hands between now and the dawn of May 7, 2017, will likely either close the book on SDC IM’s …OR …open a new bright chapter!!! Realize it or not, YOU have an unprecedented opportunity to become either the new SDC-IM HERO or the SDC-IM HEEL. Bottom line; P-L-E-A-S-E do not discount/minimize/discourage opinions posted here by other SDC Members regarding the 2017 IM …or the future of all SDC IMs.

Please take note:

Constructive criticism is the process of offering valid and well-reasoned opinions about the work of others, usually involving both positive and negative comments, in a friendly manner rather than an oppositional one. The purpose of 'constructive criticism’ is to improve the outcome.

Bob Henning
09-12-2016, 08:48 AM
Good day Jim. I read your posting with interest. Denny Foust is the Chairman of an International Meet Committee that is composed of nearly 20 people. These people are all recent Meet Chairs of International Meets, and include ASC members, Avanti members, Chief Judge, as well as others who have an expertise in planning events. Nothing is done without approval of the entire Meet Committee, and then its sent to the SDC Board of Directors for approval. There are a series of checks and balances so that something out of the ordinary doesn't happen. Pointing a finger at Denny as the person that all reponsiblity lies just isn't true, and leads me to believe that you don't know what he does as a Chairperson and volunteer for SDC, or this process. This process has been explained in numerous Turning Wheels, and in Membership meetings at many Studebaker Conventions.

Also, please take into consideration that there may be communications going on that are not on this Forum to get things done or resolved, and the opinion you are speaking of is one of them. These emails happen every day. We aren't planning foreign policy that affects the economic outcome of nations. Its a car club event designed to provide our members with a good destination to have fun. If something doesn't work, we will change it for the benefit of our members.

lugamatic
09-12-2016, 07:55 PM
BOB I READ YOU POST WITH INTEREST, I AM GLAD THAT NO ONE PERSON IS MAKING DISCUSSIONS THAT AFFECT THE ENTIRE CLUB. YOUR SECOND STATEMENT IS SOMEWHAT TRUE BUT REMEMBER EVERY MEMBER DESERVES THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD, RIGHT OR WRONG. THIS IS A CAR CLUB FOR FUN AND NO ONE SHOULD BE ASHAMED TO STATE THERE VIEWS. THANKS TOM SIBERT tomsibert@live.com

Bob Henning
09-12-2016, 08:06 PM
Thanks Tom, I appreciate your comments.

StudeDave57
09-17-2016, 01:44 PM
It's good to see information is finally coming to light.
Bummer that the show that is now only seven months out though.


After reading this thread-- I keep hearing these questions in my head~


How can we have a cancellation fee already in effect if we have yet to even see a registration form?
Maybe I have it wrong-- but don't we PAY someone to handle this sort of stuff for us?
I'm sure you're aware, and I hope THEY are too- the show is only seven months away... :ohmy:

"Judging classes to be announced"
Please explain why they would need to be different than what is already established by SDC.

Why publicly beat up a guy for asking a simple question about an event?
I'd rather hear they the 'why' instead of harping on him for doing so.
But think about it-- you're saying the Memorabilia Display is now only a three hour event on the very last day when most folks are likely going to be on their way to the test track. At past meets (most meets?) it was carried through nearly the entire show. Is it a lack of a volunteer to watch over people's stuff, is it the need of a place to put up a few tables, or is there something else?
Here's a silly idea--- I see the Hospitality Room is open the whole time- why not put it in there as is usually the case?


I'm not trying to create problems- I understand what goes into an event this big. I also understand the fact that it might be being driven from behind the scenes by folks who aren't even in the State- let alone trying to bring two other Clubs into it.
That can't help much... :rolleyes:

I hope it goes well, and I hope I am able to make it.
It's a lot to think about considering I'd have a 2200 mile drive each way.... :yeahright:
:cheers:

Bob Henning
09-17-2016, 03:06 PM
I will do my best to answer your questions.

* There was no cancellation fee in place. This needed to be done before the registration form could be finished. Yes, we pay someone, but they administrate not initiate. There are a lot of things that were in need of change from a feduciary standpoint, and it needed to be done before a registration form could be put on-line.

* I am not sure what the "Judging Classes" thing means, but will look for it and get it changed. Judging Divisions are the same as they have always been, except we are doing electronic judging in all Divisions.

* I had said before that sometimes there are emails that go back and forth that are not on this forum, and believe me, some don't need to be here. Let's call this part a discussion in progress, and that an idea has been proposed. The Memorabilia display is always an interesting thing, and I personally like it. Everyone is entitled to an opinion and questions. I think it was what was written after that that got the reaction.

Hope you are able to make it to SB in 2017. The drive for you will be much shorter in 2018.

JRoberts
09-18-2016, 07:32 PM
Glad to hear we will be going to the Proving Grounds and that the editor's meeting will not conflict with the Co-operator Session

56Golden
09-28-2016, 01:36 PM
Progress coming mid-October here to the SDC website::!!: http://www.sdcmeet.com/

Also just checked with the Manager of the DoubleTree (host hotel) and the maximum vehicle height is still 68 inches for entry to their main (under-building) parking garage. However, there is 'limited' open air parking (no height restriction) in the adjacent lots they share with 1st Source Bank.

For you GPS’ers:

…entry to non-restricted height lots is at 130 N. Michigan St.
…entry to the main (max. 68” height lot) is at 123 N. St. Joseph St.

StudeDave57
09-29-2016, 11:57 PM
I will do my best to answer your questions.
* There was no cancellation fee in place. This needed to be done before the registration form could be finished. Yes, we pay someone, but they administrate not initiate. There are a lot of things that were in need of change from a feduciary standpoint, and it needed to be done before a registration form could be put on-line.

Uhhhhhh----
from your original post---
ALL ACTIVITIES REQUIRE SDC MEET BADGES.
REGISTRATION FEE $35 until DECEMBER 31,2016, then $45.
NOTE: Cancellation fee of $15 now in effect

So again I ask-- how can there be a fee of any kind (or even registrations happening at all) when there is no registration form to be found...?



* I am not sure what the "Judging Classes" thing means, but will look for it and get it changed. Judging Divisions are the same as they have always been, except we are doing electronic judging in all Divisions.
Very well. I think. :yeahright:
(check your OP again. It reads ~ "Friday May 5th 8am – 1pm Drive-up Judging Fairgrounds Judging classes to be announced")


* I had said before that sometimes there are emails that go back and forth that are not on this forum, and believe me, some don't need to be here. Let's call this part a discussion in progress, and that an idea has been proposed. The Memorabilia display is always an interesting thing, and I personally like it. Everyone is entitled to an opinion and questions. I think it was what was written after that that got the reaction.
I'm still lost, but okay.... :confused:


Hope you are able to make it to SB in 2017.
Me too.


The drive for you will be much shorter in 2018.

So I have heard...
Though I'm not aware of a confirmation as yet. ;)
But how could there be--
we still know next to nothing about 2017's show....
:ohmy: :rolleyes: :whome: :yeahright:




StudeDave '57 :cool:

Bob Henning
09-30-2016, 10:06 AM
Dave,
I appreciate your getting back, and thank you for your patience. If you have every done an International, you no doubt know how hard it is to pull things together, much less completely re-do it to save SDC thousands of dollars. Please email me with your questions and your contact information at rhenn15090@aol.com. I will pass along my phone number or call you so that we can get all your questions answered. There are times when posting on a bulletin board is ok, and times when having a phone conversation is more appropriate. I feel that we are at the point of a conversation without an emoji in it.

Bob Henning

studeguy54
09-30-2016, 01:59 PM
Uhhhhhh----
from your original post---

So again I ask-- how can there be a fee of any kind (or even registrations happening at all) when there is no registration form to be found...?



Very well. I think. :yeahright:
(check your OP again. It reads ~ "Friday May 5th 8am – 1pm Drive-up Judging Fairgrounds Judging classes to be announced")


I'm still lost, but okay.... :confused:


Me too.



So I have heard...
Though I'm not aware of a confirmation as yet. ;)
But how could there be--
we still know next to nothing about 2017's show....
:ohmy: :rolleyes: :whome: :yeahright:




StudeDave '57 :cool:

StudeRich,

As I'm sure you are aware, positive change is being made to the Registration process AND to the Meet Schedule, to position your club for the decades in front of us. You will see the Registration Form shortly, and I believe you'll probably be one of the first registrants for the meet to take advantage of the discount for Early Registration. Our "early registration" deadline for the 2017 International Meet is going to be extended to January 31 this coming year (same as 2016), and with Board approval, I believe this will become a fixed date for people to take advantage of the savings. Believe it or not, A substantial amount of people registered early to save $10, and the benefits to the hosting chapter in early planning for the event are enormous.There has not been a part of the meet that has been setting "idle" or untouched since Warwick, and I believe you will be very pleased to see the Registration Form when it is up. Please be patient with us. When you see the Registration Form, help us and yourself by registering for the meet as soon as you can.

I DO appreciate the comments received here, and I think you'll be rewarded with a memorable meet in May.

Do yourself a favor (ALL OF YOU).....and register for a room at the Doubletree Hotel 574-234-2000. Some of the prime meet week room nights are already near (75) reservations. MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW!!!!


Denny Foust, IMC Chair

studeguy54@verizon.net

StudeDave57
09-30-2016, 07:19 PM
Dave,
There are times when posting on a bulletin board is ok, and times when having a phone conversation is more appropriate. I feel that we are at the point of a conversation without an emoji in it. Bob Henning

Thanks for the offer Bob.
But my questions relate to anyone wanting to go.
I'd rather the answers be posted here for all to see.
After all- they all need to register too... ;)

As for the other stuff- it doesn't much matter anymore.
I won't be showing a car, nor will one of mine be making the trip.

In fact- at this rate- I won't be either.
Not during the time in question anyway...



StudeRich,

Thanks Denny.
But please note- my name is Dave.
My Dad is known as StudeRich though...


:cheers:




StudeDave '57 :cool:

Silverplate
10-17-2016, 07:11 PM
I just don't get it folks, the event is seven months away and we are crazy about registration, classes, precise schedule details. Mark the calendar, your going or your not. Register when it's available and what's the difference if it's now or March.

StudeDave57
10-18-2016, 01:10 AM
I just don't get it folks, the event is seven months away and we are crazy about registration, classes, precise schedule details. Mark the calendar, your going or your not. Register when it's available and what's the difference if it's now or March.

Yup. Just mark your calendar and go--
Don't worry 'bout what may or may not be happening when you get there.
Don't worry 'bout the cost.
Don't worry-- just be happy.
:rolleyes:


Unless of course you might be driving well over TWO THOUSAND miles one way and/or live on a budget like 99% of the World...
:ohmy: :yeahright: :whome:





StudeDave '57 :cool:

56Golden
10-18-2016, 09:31 AM
I just don't get it folks, ...

Michael, many on this Forum and in the 'Studebaker community at large' are still unsure exactly how a "2017 version" of a South Bend SDC International Meet/Convention can work …vs. 2012. I can explain the situation to you, but will not even try to do on here. If you wish, you can contact me at the email address in my sig. block. Let's all keep hoping for the best!!!:)

studeguy54
12-13-2016, 03:40 PM
This information is posted elsewhere, but for those of you who have been PATIENTLY waiting for the Registration form to be online...IT'S LIVE!!!!


By the time many of you will see this, the Meet Registration Site at http://www.sdcmeet.com (http://www.sdcmeet.com/) will be live and accepting Registrations for the International Meet in South Bend, Indiana May 3-6, 2017.

PLEASE, help us out by completing your registration now for the meet at $35, and save yourself $10 before January 31, 2017 when the registration fee will go to $45. If you register on-site at the meet, you will have to pay the regular registration fee of $45 + $10 = $55.

Do it now while the thought is in your mind.

Merry Christmas from the SDC International Meet Committee and our 2017 International Meet Hosts, Michiana Chapter.

Denny Foust

for the SDC International Meet Committee and Michiana Chapter, SDC

dfoust@sdckeystoneregion.com (dfoust@sdckeystoneregion.com)

AnAvanti4Bob
12-15-2016, 07:02 PM
Howdy, since I own a 1963 Studebaker Avanti and plan to enter in the AOAI Concours on Thursday, will there also be judging for Avantis available on Friday for the SDC Drive-up judging? Thanks for response

studeguy54
12-19-2016, 08:34 PM
To answer your question,

Yes, there will be judging for Class 6 Avanti's on Friday.

Denny Foust
For the International Meet Committee
dfoust@sdckeystoneregion.com

AnAvanti4Bob
12-21-2016, 01:53 AM
To answer your question,

Yes, there will be judging for Class 6 Avanti's on Friday.

Denny Foust
For the International Meet Committee
dfoust@sdckeystoneregion.com


Thanks so much for the reply,Denny.Now I can register for both, Bob.

studeguy54
12-21-2016, 12:55 PM
Thanks so much for the reply,Denny.Now I can register for both, Bob.

We look forward to your being with us in May at the meet. We encourage all to register who think they might come to the meet in South Bend. There's a lot of excitement building with the changes being made in the meet, and, maybe, just maybe a few surprises in the mix!