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Gary, IN

NW Indiana Lake Effect Hui Hui

The inaugural meeting in our unique biosphere.  We are next to Chicago, but we are not Chicago.  We are within the borders of the State of Indiana, but go south of Ind. 2, and they will tell you, we are not “of” Indiana.  We even have our unique weather, separate from Chicago and the rest of Indiana: the Lake Effect.  So let’s have a meetup of, and for, our very own.

The first NW Indiana meetup shall be in the Calumet Region, in the City of Gary: born of a steel mill, suckin’ in soot.  Home of Tony Zale, Karl Malden, the Jacksons, Fred Williamson, Alex Karras, Frank Borman, and many more too numerous to count.  If you’ve watched Jean Shepard’s Christmas Story, yeah.

The meetup shall be in the Center Bar, located in the middle of the casino (hence, Center Bar: there is no nuance in The Region).  Travelling by the interstate:  I-80/94 (The Borman), Exit 6 Burr Street south, at the first light south of the interchange, turn west into the casino area.  Either find parking, or have the valet do it.  If you drive standard transmission, good luck finding a valet who can park your vehicle, so you’re parking it.

I want a head count by the day before, so please e-mail me at rogue46342@hotmail.com if you expect to come, or text 219.616.2778 if you’re letting me know the day before, or same day.  This casino fills up in the evenings.  If e-mailing, please include a phone number for my roster, so I can text if anything comes up.


Friday Mar. 17, 2023

4:00pm – 8:00pm

Chicago Time (Central)



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