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2024 OVEB Meeting and Event Schedule

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January 13th
OVEB Planning Meeting at Bennett's Publical - 11:00AM
We enjoyed a nice working lunch at Bennett's Publical Family Sports Grill in Miamisburg while planning our activities for 2024. All of those events can be viewed below.
Pictures of event
February 18th
Lunch at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Rookwood - 1:00PM
Join us for an informal lunch at BJ's in Norwood, Ohio. BJ's offers a very extensive menu with a huge selection of beer and wine. With February weather unpredictable, a simple meal with friends is the perfect winter activity. We chose a Sunday afternoon so those members who work on Saturday can join us. This is the Sunday AFTER the Super Bowl, so why not join us at BJ's for a fun gathering. The restaurant is in the Rookwood shopping center, conveniently located at 2631 Edmondson Road, Norwood, OH.
Organized By: Brad
To let Brad know you will be coming Click Here.
For the event flyer Click Here.
For more information about BJ's Brewhouse including their menu Click Here.
March 23rd
Tour of the Model T Ford Museum, Richmond, IN - 11:00AM
The Model T Ford Club of America Museum is committed to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting artifacts from the Model T Ford era for future generations through displays and events that educate people of all ages on the history, lore, and skills needed to maintain the car that put the world on wheels. Over 40 vehicles are displayed in two buildings. Walk back in time to see a working 1920s repair and mechanic shop where the historic tools and machines of the early 20th century are still used to repair Model Ts today.
Organized By: Jeff & Gayle C.
To let Jeff & Gayle C. know you will be coming Click Here.
For the event flyer Click Here.
For more information about the Model T Museum Click Here.
Learn more about Richmond's Historic Depot District here Click Here.
March 27th
Rumpke Recycling Center Tour & Lunch - 11:30AM (Revised Date)
Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycling items after Rumpke picks them up? Please join us on WEDNESDAY, February 21 for an informative and FREE tour of the Rumpke Recycling Facility at 5535 Vine Street in Cincinnati's St. Bernard neighborhood. This is a unique opportunity to tour one of the largest residential recycling plants in North America. The facility serves 4.5 million people and has the capability of processing more than 55 tons of recycling per hour. The presentation will review which items are acceptable for Rumpke recycling and includes a walking tour of the plant to see how recyclable materials are sorted. Sturdy, hard-soled shoes MUST be worn. The walking tour includes some stairs. Safety equipment (hard hat, vest, and eye protection) will be provided. Please note that magnets are used inside the plant to sort material. If an attendee uses a pacemaker or internal defibrillator, the tour must be conducted from the viewing platform, which is accessible by elevator.

After our tour, we'll head for lunch at the nearby Ruth's Parkside Cafe. Please note that this event was originally scheduled for February.
Organized By: Brad
To let Brad know you will be coming Click Here.
For the event flyer Click Here.
For more information about Ruth's Parkside Cafe Click Here.
April 20th
Tour of the Fernald Preserve site, Hamilton, OH
The Fernald Preserve is located on the site of the former Feed Materials Production Center, a uranium processing facility that produced high-purity uranium metal products for America's nuclear weapons program. Production began in 1951 and continued until 1989, when operations ceased and Fernald's mission changed to environmental remediation. The property's natural features have been restored using native plants and grasses, creating one of the largest man-made wetlands in Ohio. The site's varied and unique habitats are accessible from a 7-mile network of trails. Exhibits in the visitor's center depict the diverse history of the Fernald site and tell the story from the time of the Native Americans, through the arrival of settlers and farmers, to the uranium-processing years, and finally the environmental cleanup and legacy management period that continues today.
Organized By: Bill & Gail C, Mike and Marilyn S.
To let Bill & Gail C, Mike and Marilyn S. know you will be coming Click Here.
Thursday - Saturday
May 9th - 11th
Overnight Excursion to Auburn, Indiana - Revised Dates
This trip will be from Thursday, May 9 to Saturday, May 11. Among the attractions in Auburn are the Auburn-Duesenburg-Cord Museum, the National Auto & Truck Museum and the Early Ford V8 Museum. Please note that this trip had originally been scheduled for June.
Organized By: Gary R.
To let Gary R. know you will be coming Click Here.
June 23rd
Belle of Cincinnati Dixieland Brunch Cruise - Revised Date
Enjoy a great meal, live entertainment and splendid scenery as the Belle of Cincinnati riverboat cruises the Ohio River. We'll board at the BB Riverboats dock in Newport, KY. Please note that this event takes place on a SUNDAY. This event had originally been scheduled for May.
Organized By: Amanda & Gayle C.
To let Amanda & Gayle C. know you will be coming Click Here.
July 20th
Tour of Ohio Caverns, West Liberty, OH
We'll tour Ohio Caverns in West Liberty, OH and then visit the nearby Dragonfly Winery.
Organized By: Cathy & Art B.
To let Cathy & Art B. know you will be coming Click Here.
August 10th
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Stadium Tour
We'll visit the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and tour Great American Ballpark. We'll also enjoy a meal in one of the nearby restaurants in Cincinnati's The Banks neighborhood.
Organized By: Tom A.
To let Tom A. know you will be coming Click Here.
September 21st
Driving Tour to Rabbit Hash KY & Dinsmore Homestead
We'll visit colorful Rabbit Hash KY and tour the Dinsmore Homestead in Burlington, KY. We'll also enjoy a great meal at the Toussey House Tavern in Burlington.
Organized By: Ed F.
To let Ed F. know you will be coming Click Here.
Wednesday - Friday
October 2nd - 4th
Overnight Excursion to Lake Erie Wineries in Geneva, OH
We'll explore some of the many wineries and restaurants located along Lake Erie near Geneva, OH.
Organized By: Gary and Jan G.
To let Gary and Jan G. know you will be coming Click Here.
November 16th
Behringer-Crawford Museum & Devou Park, Covington
Our day will include a stop at the Devou Park overlook to enjoy a spectacular view of downtown Cincinnati. We will also visit the nearby Behringer-Crawford Museum to celebrate the warmth and spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas. No antique Christmas is complete without the huffing and puffing of holiday toy trains. A holiday tradition since 1992, the exhibit features eight O-gauge Lionel model trains circling over 250 feet of track, chug chugging beside thirty moving accessories.
Organized By: Irv & Luann Z.
To let Irv & Luann Z. know you will be coming Click Here.
December 7th
OVEB Christmas Party - Heritage Pointe Clubhouse, Mason OH
We'll return to the Heritage Point Clubhouse in Mason, Ohio for our annual holiday gathering. This popular OVEB tradition provides a great meal, relaxed conversation and a chance to reflect on our many 2024 activities.
Organized By: Gayle C. & Gail C.
To let Gayle C. & Gail C. know you will be coming Click Here.

Other Events of Interest

Friday - Sunday
May 31st - 2nd
Carlisle Ford Nationals Y-Block Reunion - Carlisle PA
Come to the largest all-Ford show in the world which features Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Euro Fords on the 3,200+ National Parts Depot Showfield. Ford Cars, Trucks and performance products will be on-site with offerings ranging from installations to special displays. Cars, parts, tools, memorabilia, collectibles and more will be for sale in the world's largest Ford Automotive Flea Market, as well as the latest and greatest products within the Manufacturers Midway. This year the event will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Ford Y-Block V8, the engine that powers our classic Thunderbirds. The show will be held at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA. Be sure to mention the "International Thunderbird Club" when registering for the show and when booking your hotel reservation. Lodging information and the schedule of ITC Thunderbird events can be found in the flyer linked below.To let none know you will be coming Click Here.

2024 Carlisle Ford Nationals Flyer with Lodging and Event Schedule Click Here.

Carlisle Ford Nationals websiteClick Here.
June 15th
The Lincoln and Continental Owners Club 12th Annual Summer Picnic at Lime Rock Farm, Milroy, IN
The annual summer picnic for the regional Lincoln and Continental Owners Club started out in the summer of 2011 and has grown since to include many additional participating car clubs including: The Lincoln and Continental Owners Club - Hoosier & Southern Ohio Region, The Earlybirds of Hoosierland, The Ohio Valley Early Birds, The Vintage Thunderbird Club of Indiana, The Cadillac & LaSalle Club - Indiana Region, The Classic Car Club of America - Indiana Region, The Professional Car Society of Indiana, The Rolls Royce & Bentley Owners Club - Hoosier/Kentucky Racing Region and The Avanti Owners Association - Indiana Chapter.

The picnic starts at 12:00PM. Please arrive In your SPECIAL VEHICLE. If you have more than one, bring them all! Stay tuned for additional details including optional box lunches that can be purchased at the event. This is a great way to see many fascinating collector cars and to socialize with like-minded enthusiasts.To let none know you will be coming Click Here.
Tuesday - Sunday
August 20th - 25th
CTCI International Convention - Des Moines, Iowa
The 2024 CTCI International Convention will be held in Des Moines, Iowa from August 20 through August 25, 2024. Additional details will be posted later, but you can book your hotel room now at the Sheraton West Des Moines at the special rate of $139/night. Breakfast is included in the room price.
Organized By: Bill C.To let Bill C. know you will be coming Click Here.

For a preliminary event information Click Here.

Click here to reserve a hotel room at the Sheraton West Des Moines Click Here.

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