The next B.R.A.M. meeting will be Jones Creek Cafe & Oyster Bar (225-755-3550) located at 15005 Market Street in Baton Rouge. This is near the intersection of Coursey and Jones Creek. If you are coming from Jones Creek the restaurant is behind the Outback Steakhouse and if you are coming from Coursey the restaurant is behind Raisin’ Cane. We will be in the dining room on the right after you come through the front door. Members will begin to arrive around 6PM and the meeting starts at 7PM. Those that wish to order meals typically arrive earlier. The parking lot for the One Hour air conditioning repair facility next door can be used by club members because that business closes at 5PM and the restaurant has a good working relationship with them.
During this meeting, we will be discussing plans for attending the upcoming MCA National Show in Pensacola, FL on March 24-26, 2017 and we will be reviewing the new draft of our constitution and bylaws.
February is Cupid’s busiest month of the year and BRAM would like to help by doing something special for our significant others. On Saturday, February 18th, we will be cruising to Crawfishtown USA in Henderson, LA for some authentic Cajun cooking. We will meet at the Holiday Inn Baton Rouge South (9940 Airline Hwy just north of I-12) for 1PM and will be leaving there at 1:15PM to head west on I-10/12 across the Atchafalaya basin to the Henderson exit. The anticipated arrival time at Crawfishtown is 2PM. For those of you with GPS, the address is 2815 Grand Point Highway, Henderson, LA 70517. Crawfishtown USA is reasonably priced and has a wide variety of very tasty dishes.
We do want to get an approximate headcount of those going so that we can make sure the restaurant is ready for us when we arrive. This will also help us ensure that nobody is left behind if someone is running a little late getting to the Holiday Inn BR South. Please add a comment on our Facebook page or send an email message by the evening of 2/17 to firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know how many people will be coming in your group. We anticipate that this event will happen “rain or shine” but hopefully the weather will cooperate so that we can give our Mustangs a winter run. Hope to see everyone there!
Cruisin’ The Coast begins this weekend and runs through Sunday, October 9, 2016. Historically, many BRAM members attend this event although I know this year many of you are still dealing with the affects of the recent floods. If you do plan to participate in this year’s Cruisin’ The Coast and will be there on Thursday evening (10/06/2016), BRAM members and friends are welcome to join Debbie & I at Shaggy’s in Pass Christian at around 5PM. Please note that Shaggy’s also has a location between Gulfport & Biloxi but traffic in that area is usually very heavy. Traffic is much lighter at the Pass Christian location and that is why we meet there. The official address is 120 Heirn Avenue in Pass Christian but if you are on Hwy. 90 along the beach you will see Shaggy’s on the beach side of the road next to a small marina. We will gather in the parking lot until we think everyone is there and then go into the restaurant. Food prices are very reasonable and they have a good variety. There is a large parking lot there and great view of the Mississippi Sound. If you need to reach me, my mobile number is 225-328-5925. Hope you can make it!
On Sunday, August 7th beginning at 5PM, our club will be having a great time at All Star Lanes for a club bowling night! The cost is $10 per bowler which includes 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, popcorn, and a pitcher of soft drink. Kids & grandkids are welcome but remember that you are responsible for the behavior of everyone in your group (let’s make sure that everyone has an enjoyable evening). There is no cost for anyone who just wants to come out and watch many of us make fools of ourselves. Those of you who have attended before know that All Star has plenty of bowling balls available in many different weights. You also know that we DO NOT have any professional bowlers in our club! We’re just looking for a good time with great friends.
In order to have the proper number of lanes reserved, we need to give All Star an approximate headcount of the number of people who will be bowling. The rough headcount taken at our August meeting showed that about 15 people were planning to attend. If you were not at that meeting and you would like to bowl with us, please feel free to comes out! We can always ask All Star for additional lanes.
Bowling starts at 5PM so please show up at the bowling alley no later than 4:30PM so that you can get your shoes, ball, and we can settle the bill with the bowling alley in a timely manner. Debbie & I will be there at 4PM near the main entrance (center entrance). Please bring the correct cash amount for your group. The bowling alley is handling this as a single transaction with the club so individual members will not be able to use their credit cards to pay.
As in the past, after the bowling is over, those of us that want to get a bite to eat will decide where we want to go. There are a number of restaurants close by. I hope to see you there!