We have just finished another great regional Apug gathering, Saturday and Sunday May 30 and 31. The consensus was that it was such fun we should do it again until we get it right. Thirteen Apug members from three states were here having a ball. We want those members to come back July 25-26 and we want other Apug members in the region to know they are welcome to join us.

The event will be in Bath, Ohio, five miles south of the Ohio Turnpike and Route 77, meeting at a private home, two miles from the edge of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. If some visitors want to camp by the garden, you are most welcome. Others can stay at local motels. Come as early as Friday night. Dolly and I will have coffee made each morning and we can gather and talk by the pond. The Lady Labradors will entertain with their splashing stick routines. When we learn how many are coming we can order a porta potty if there are enough to pay for it ($110 last Sept.).

In general we will encourage early risers to go shoot in the morning. This event we will meet at our house for coffee and conversation at 10:00 AM, an hour later than previously to allow more shooting time. We will try conversation, Show and Tell of prints, equipment or workshop techniques in the afternoon. We will probably have dinner out early Saturday night to allow for sunset shooting. We are trying to have a loose organizational shell under which all Apug cats may be comfortably herded. The plan will evolve until the majority are happy and the protesters fall asleep.

All APUGgers are welcome. Who is interested in coming? What information is needed?

Hosts, John & Dolly Powers