Gathering of the Ohio Faithful
GOF XCV (95)
Friday - Sunday
Sept. 24-26, 2021
GOF XCV (95) is now being planned for Friday-Sunday, September 24-26, 2021. The 50th Anniversary celebration meet, originally scheduled for July 2020—cancelled by the Coronavirus pandemic—is not intended to be rescheduled or made-up.
GOF XCV will be held along Ohio’s north shore of Lake Erie, the event is intended to formally follow the increasingly-popular Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion annual event held on South Bass Island, 5 miles off the shore of Ohio near Sandusky/Port Clinton, and part of the Lake Erie Islands.
The Ohio Chapter GOF is intended to begin as folks come off the island after the PIBRRR (https://www.visitputinbay.org/event/annual-put-bay-road-race-reunion/) concludes on Friday morning. The venue is not known at this time, but will be a reputable location within a reasonable driving distance of the Miller Ferry docks in Catawba Island Township, near Port Clinton, Ohio
Planning for our event is currently in progress and will continue to take shape as pandemic-related matters involved in planning an event of this nature will reasonably and realistically allow. Paramount with regards to planning the event will be proper health and safety protocols in all possible ways, specifically, with regards to lodging, meals, safe social gatherings and any other events held throughout the course of the weekend.
The Smittle family is planning the event and welcomes your thoughts, comments and suggestions at this time; please contact Dave at or 419-230-8147. The event is intended to generally follow the “usual” format of a normal, weekend GOOF, with necessary protocols put in place for proper health and safety practices. More information will be shared via email as details are secured and when registration for the event will be open.