Indiana Snowbird Club – 2022-2023
 
All IN snowbirds:

Welcome to all IN Snowbirds in Alabama. So glad you have decided to join us this year.

You are cordially invited to the IN Snowbird Club meetings this year on Jan. 12 & 26 and Feb. 9 & 23. The meetings will be held at the Orange Beach Community Center, 27280 Canal Road. Doughnuts, coffee and tea, and orange juice will be served. Reservations are requested, but not required as we need to know how many doughnuts to order. Please call Sharon Kimmel (260)229-4344 at least 5 days before the meeting that you are attending.

Club dues are only $2.50 per person. Please bring the correct currency or a check We have a 50/50 raffle and door prizes (thanks to the generosity of many businesses of the area.) During Jan. meetings we will be participating in a fund raiser for the fire departments. It’s called a Calendar Drawing. Tickets will be $10 and can be purchased during the Jan. meetings. Drawings will be made everyday in February for no less than $50. Winning tickets will be placed back in bin for remaining drawings.

A luncheon is planned for Jan. 19 at Glen Lakes Golf Club in Foley. ANYONE can attend are invited to attend even if you aren’t a member of the club, but reservations are to be made 3 days before the luncheon to Becky Heidenreich (260-760-5130)

The speaker for Jan. 9 is Roger Griggs, Dementia and Brain Health and for Jan. 26 is Jason Neel, OB Reference Librarian.

Come join in the fun, the renewing of old friendships, and making new friends.

 

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.