On behalf of Carl Sorenson, I am writing to thank all the members of the Sunshine Chapter that helped make the meet a success. Members put in many hours/days in preparing for this meet. Putting on any meet is a lot of work but establishing a new venue is especially time consuming. Members were there to do what was needed. Thanks.
For those that donít know, Carl and his wife were badly hurt in a motorcycle accident a month ago that has them still in a rehab facility. Carl lost his left lower leg and had several surgeries. Cindy had extensive surgery saving her leg.
I would like to thank Carl for his year long work in improving the meet. The Eustis fairgrounds is to be eliminated in the near future (article in the Orlando Sentinel). Carl was quick to realize we could be without a facility.
The meet was a pleasure to attend. The vendors numbered close to 200 and the site was full of activity. Central Florida has not had significant rain in months, so of course Friday tried to catch up with a torrential storm. A lesser one followed Saturday. However, the grounds are all pitched toward swales and we had minimal standing water. The acre size, hard packed arena also provided cover. I surveyed the attendees and everyone was enjoying themselves and appreciated the new facility.
Thanks to the AMCA members that trusted us to put on a good meet. Being a first meet and having the coordinator laid up, there is room for improvement. We will be meeting to address issues to make next yearís meet even better. Constructive ideas are welcome.