Indiana Snowbird Club – 2019-2020
 
All IN snowbirds:
Here we go again!

Welcome to all IN Snowbirds, so glad you have decided to join us this year.

You are cordially invited to the IN Snowbird Club breakfasts this year on Jan. 13th & 27th, Feb. 10th & 24th, & March 10th. Our breakfasts are at the Magnolia Event Center (next to Luna’s restaurant on Canal Road). The cost is $10 for each meal. Doors open at 7:30 am and breakfast is served at 8:00. Reservations are mandatory as Luna will only prepare enough for reservations made, so you will not be admitted without reservations. To make reservations you need to call Jan Pell (317)914-5832 no later than Jan. 3rd. Please bring cash with no bills larger than $20.

Club dues are only $2.50 per person. We have a 50/50 raffle and door prizes (thanks to the generosity of many businesses of the area.)

The speaker for Jan. 10th is Dane Bailey, the Singing Auctioneer and for Jan. 27 is Linda Spanyrud, an author and an Alabama sea turtle enthusiast.

Come and enjoy a delicious breakfast, the fun, the renewing of old friendships, and making new friends.

The club also participates in several fundraisers each year.

Details: Jan Pell 317-914-5832.

 

Club History

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. That building is no longer there, but from the few individuals who were there, the club was born. The club is in session only during the several winter months that visitors are present, and since many Hoosiers do not even arrive until after January 1, we have settled on five regular meetings per season, beginning in January and ending in March. We have met in several different places over the years, but we were the first snowbird club to make arrangements at Lulu’s, on the north bank of the Intracoastal Waterway on Alabama 59 in Gulf Shores.

We have an average attendance at our breakfast buffets of approximately 160 members, who hail from all parts of Indiana. Last year, the club had 217 dues-paying members. Some live permanently in the south but still claim their heritage as a Hoosier. But we create a new membership list every year, members from every part of the state of Indiana, but we remain one of the smaller clubs meeting regularly.