January 2018: Our monthly meeting will be held on Saturday, Jan 20th starting at 6pm at Zion Church in Norwood.
We’ll be catching up after the holidays, making activity plans for 2018, discussing our upcoming show in March and making preparations.
This month, join us as we celebrate the holidays and a whole year of diecast fun!
The event will be held Saturday, Dec 16th at Zion Church in Norwood (12-2:30pm).
Holiday meal (new format):
We’ll start at 12:00 noon with a prepared meal with all the fixings. As discussed, there will be a per person fee for the meal.
We’ll have desserts, but if you’re feeling merry and would like to bring holiday cookies or another treat, we won’t complain! (not mandatory)
If you’ve got prizes to donate (diecast or other), let us know or bring them to the event.
“Steal the Santa” gift exchange
Always a riot… this year we’re continuing the request for NON-DIECAST items as gifts. We did it last year and this seemed to make it way more fun for families.
Gifts should be $10-$15 (or so) and wrapped. Clever / creative gifts really add to the event. Can you come up with the one gift everyone wants?
2017 recap slide show:
If you’ve got photos of this year’s events, send them to us so we can put them in the slide show
As always, we’re incredibly happy that Zion Church is able to have us for this event and please don’t forget to bring non-perishable food items or paper products as donations to their food pantry.
This month, we’ll be holding our annual Chili cookoff / mini-swap meet
on November 18th at Zion church (upstairs), starting at 6pm. This is always a yearly favorite.
PART ONE: Chili-Cookoff
It’s time for everyone to get out your cookbooks for GCHWC’s Fifth
Annual Chili Cookoff / mini-swap! We’ll start the evening with a
chili dinner supplied by our members competing for “best chili” honors
as voted on by you… the lucky folks who get to sample them all.
Have a great recipe to share? Bring a crockpot and wow the crowd!
This year we’re continuing the corn bread category for even more great
samples. We’ll supply crackers/cheese and ice for the drinks, but
if you’ve got an entry, please plan to bring:
– a serving spoon
– any special sides / garnish you’d serve with it
– a big appetite!
PART TWO: Mini-swap meet
After we eat, we’ll clean up and members are encouraged to bring out
anything they want to sell / trade. Dig deep and thin out your
collection! We’ll do our best to have tables available, but space may
be limited! Feel free to invite guests.
Next, as a reminder, since the kind people at Zion Church are nice
enough to let us use their room, we encourage supporting their food
pantry by bringing paper / canned goods. It’s always great to fill
their drum / boxes with donated items when we leave!
FINALLY, we’ll also be collecting toys (new / unwrapped) for the
Ronald McDonald house or Toys for Tots this month in time for the
holidays. Toys can be for boys or girls so long as they’re new and
This is the perfect opportunity to give a little back to the community
and make the holidays brighter for a few families in need. We’ll
arrange to have this delivered in the next few weeks.
See you there!
This month, we’re holding our third annual movie night at the Zion church on a brand new night… FRIDAY, Oct 20th starting at 7pm.
The theme for this year will be “car-chase-a-thon” featuring some of the most famous, action packed car-chases of the silver screen. The club will provide pizza for the gang and we’ll use the church’s screen / projector and AV set up in our normal meeting area.
Don’t forget to RSVP so we can plan for food and as a reminder, the gracious folks at Zion Church are always appreciative of any canned goods / non-perishables and paper products for their food pantry.
September spelled the end of the summer but also brought GCHWC’s 8th Annual “Summer Daze” cookout and downhill racing event!
This year members met on Saturday Sept 16th starting at 4pm at Elliott’s house (email for directions) for dinner and diecast racing.
Larry had his full track set up and tuned ready to go. This year we had some exciting categories (as always)
Race 1 – Case Race: Reach into a brand new case of 2017 Hot Wheels cars and buy your racer at random to compete against all comers! Crack ’em open and put ’em on the track. Fastest car wins half the kitty.
Race 2 – Purple Race: This yearly favorite race will feature any stock, unmodified Hot Wheels that are PURPLE in color. Race officials will have final say on distinguishing colors. No redlines accepted for this event.
Race 3 – Household Item Race: This is a new event… enter any stock, unmodified Hot Wheels car that is shaped like or patterned after a household item. Toasters, wrenches, shopping carts, guitars, toilets… you get the idea… They’re out there!
Race 4 – Ode to Deutschland: All entries in this race must be from stock, modified Hot Wheels that come from a German car manufacturer. Examples: BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes, Porsche.
No Drag Buses permitted in this race. Sorry Fish-o-saurus!
Race 5 – NASCAR Race: This race will be open to any stock, unmodified 1/64 scale car of ANY brand that depicts stock car race cars (NASCAR or other series, past or present).
Race 6 – OPEN Hot Wheels: Open to ALL stock, unmodified Hot Wheels cars except Red Lines and Drag Buses, even winners of previous events. This one is a slugging match and this year we hear that a certain Ferrari will not be entering…
Join us this Saturday night for our monthly GCHWC meeting at Zion
church in Norwood starting at 6pm, August 19th.
For August, we tried something new (although not really Hot Wheels related) to beat the summer heat… an ice cream sundae bar!
The club will provided the ice cream and the basics for members to make
their own ice cream dessert and everyone brought their favorite topping to
share with the crew. Marshmallow fluff? Pineapple? Anyone remember
Magic Shell? Bring it on!
Lots of interesting creation and combinations. Good times with a great group! We’ll do this one again!
Since many members went to Indy last weekend for their summer show /
event, we decided to postpone July’s meeting in favor of a late lunch
meeting this weekend.
We’ll get together July 22nd at 1:30pm in Sharonville at the
4006 Hauck Road
Sharonville, OH 45241
We hope you can join us! Big thanks
go out to Paul for reserving the room.
Just a reminder that the GCHWC will be meeting this weekend Sat. Feb 18th starting at 6pm (Zion Church in Norwood) for our third annual Hot Wheels Bingonight!. Directions can be found on this site
For those of you that couldn’t make it in years past, this is similar to a normal bingo game that uses Hot Wheels related items (castings, designers,etc) on the boards instead of numbers and letters. We will play for fun and prizes…
For this month’s meeting, we’ll gather at Cancun’s Mexican restaurant in Norwood starting at 6:00pm on Saturday, January 21st.
This is their “new” location in Surrey Square, so please find the address below.
4410 Montgomery Rd. Norwood, OH 45212