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Alabama Snowbird Clubs
The Wisconsin Snobird Club boasts a membership of over 700 and our activities are open to all winter visitors to the southern Alabama and northern Florida areas . The club is for the recreational, social, fellowship, travel and enjoyment of all who participate.
The oldest continually active snowbird club has more than 200 members plus spouses from twenty-five states and three Canadian provinces. Besides raising money for local charities, the club holds golf outings for men and women twice each week, sponsors weekly casino trips and conducts breakfast meetings for members and spouses each month. The club also throws horseshoes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The Illinois Snowbird Club originated in 1997. Approximately 40-45 residents from the Bloomington-Normal area met for coffee and to discuss the possibility of forming a State Club. Today there are over 450 members who enjoy wintering in the Gulf Coast area. Our members represent one hundred thirty towns and cities in Illinois.
Indiana has a rich tradition of being “Winter Visitors” on the gulf coast. Is it the winter doldrums in that great lakes state that motivates so many Hoosiers to skedaddle out of the state to warmer climes during the winter months? The Indiana Snowbird Club was finally formed in 1996 – 1997. The first formation meeting was held in the old American Legion Hall on AL 59.
The Iowa-Alabama Snowbird Club Co-Presidents, Steve and Chris Hedlund, have announced the 2017 Iowa Snowbirds event schedule. Breakfasts, $10 per person, will be held at 8:30 AM on Wednesdays, January 11 and 25 and February 8 and 22 at Perdido Beach Resort at 27200 East Beach Blvd., Orange Beach.
The Michigan Snowbird Club will meet at the Erie Meyer Civic Center, 344 West 19th Avenue, Gulf Shore at 8:30 a.m. for coffee with the meeting beginning at 10 a.m. on January 5 & 19, February 2 & 16 and March 2, 2017.
Minnesota club members are ACTIVE and participate in many fund raising activities that benefit local libraries, fire departments, Gulf Coast Zoo and other organizations. We meet as a group November – March in our “home away from home” state of Alabama. Tuesday Morning Breakfast, doors open at 7:30 a.m., breakfast at 8 a.m. at Cayman Grill, 26189 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, Alabama.
The Missouri Snowbirds spend January through February, and for some lucky folks March also, in the Orange Beach, AL, Gulf Shores, AL and the Perdido Key, FL area where they participate in many activities. In addition to the snowbird activities enjoyed during the winter months, members also participate in a few activities in and around the St. Louis area the rest of the year.
New York State Snowbirds are an informal bunch who have been gathering for social times since 2000. The New York State Snowbirds have formed an informal group of past and present “Empire State” residents who live year round or winter in South Baldwin County, the Perdido Key, or the greater Pensacola area. The participants are proud to promote their roots, representing all parts of the state.
The North and South Dakota Snowbird Club meets every second and fourth Tuesday Morning in January and February; and the second Tuesday morning in March. While in Gulf Shores we collect food and infant items at our breakfast meetings for the local food pantry and also contribute to the Baldwin County Historical Museum Golf Tournament.
The 2017 Ohio Snowbird Club will meet at the Cayman Grill at 26189 Canal Road, a short distance east of Doc’s. The price remains the same at $10.00 per person. Doors will open at 8:00 and the buffet will be ready by 9:15 . We think you will enjoy the new menu. Dates of breakfast are: Wednesday, Jan.4 and Jan 18; Feb.1 and 15; and March 1.