Welcome to all IN Snowbirds in Alabama. So glad you have decided to join us this year.
The Indiana Snowbird Club meetings are Jan. 12 and 26 and Feb. 9 and 23 at the Orange Beach Community Center, 27280 Canal Road, Orange Beach, Ala. Doughnuts, coffee, tea and orange juice will be served. Please RSVP with Sharon Kimmel, (260) 229-4344, at least five days before the meeting. Dues are $2.50 per person. Please bring correct change or a check. 50/50 raffle and door prizes. January meetings feature ticket sales for a new Calendar Drawing fundraiser for the fire departments. Luncheon is Jan. 19 at Glen Lakes Golf Club in Foley, Ala. Open to members and non-members. RSVP three days prior to Becky Heidenreich (260) 760-5130.
Come join in the fun, the renewing of old friendships, and making new friends.
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.