WIT Club News - April/May 2014

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WIT Club News - April/May 2014
April / May 2014
What’s inside
Club, Chapter & Rally News................... pg 8-20
Newsmaker of the Year............................... pg 24
Winnebago Outdoor Adventures........ pg 28-33
State, Special Interest
& Regional Rallies................................. pg 39-45
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Contents
April / May 2014 Vol. 45 No. 3
Features
Inside WIT Club 4
Hello from the WIT Club Office 5
From our Area Reps 6-7
Club, Chapter & Rally News 8-20
Advertising
Hunt Brothers Pizza & Winnebago 2
FCIS 19
Service Tip 21
Member Anniversaries/Memorials 23
Blue Ox 20
Newsmaker of the Year 24
Facebook 25
Frieghtliner 23
2014 Shutterbug Contest 26
Road Bites 27
Winnebago Outdoor Adventures 32
Winegard 25
2014 Winnebago Outdoor Adventures 28-33
GNR Greetings/Out of this World T-shirts 34
WinnebaGOLIFE.com 38
GNR Registration Form 35-36
GNR Volunteer Info and Registration Form 37
Sky Med 46
Viva!/Trend 59
FCIS 60
2014 Newsletter & Website Contests 38
State, Special Interest & Regional Rallies/Form 39-45
Who’s Inviting 47-57
WIT Tidbits 58
WIT Club Office Hours:
7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
800/643-4892, Ext. 1
FAX: 641/585-6703
Visitors Center/Factory Tours:
641/585-6936
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 268 or
1045 S. 4th St.
Forest City, IA 50436
WIT Club Membership
The WIT Club enhances the joy of owning
a Winnebago, keeps owners connected to
the Winnebago family and supports the RV
Lifestyle. Anyone who owns a Winnebago
Industries product is eligible to join the club.
Do you want to renew your membership or
know someone who wants to join WIT Club?
Visit us at www.witclub.com/membership/join/ or
call us at 1-800-643-4892, ext.1.
April / May 2014
WIT Club Staff
Consumer Engagement Manager
Denise Yeager: 641/585-6728
[email protected]
WIT Club Membership &
Marketing Specialist
Brynn Phillips: 641/585-6464
[email protected]
WIT Club Coordinator
Heidi Nyhus: 641/585-6874
[email protected]
Area Representatives
Western Area Representatives
Andy & Jeanie Bienvenu
Andy: 337/983-7745
Jeanie: 337/983-7746
[email protected]
Eastern Area Representatives
Butch & Becky Moore
Butch: 269/615-7049
Becky: 269/615-7050
[email protected]
Customer Service/Factory Service
Appointments: 866/311-7133
Service Administration/Owner
Relations: 800/537-1885
WIT Club welcomes news releases, articles and photographs for publication
and retains the right to accept or refuse articles, photographs, advertisements
and has the right to edit all submitted material.
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Inside WIT Club
Happy spring WIT Club members!
After an Iowa winter full of below zero
temperatures (-30 to -40 F some days!),
snow, sleet, ice, and more snow, I am more
than ready for blue skies, sunshine, green
grass and of course, RVers to return to the
Forest City, Iowa area!
As you make your travel plans for
this spring, summer, and fall keep the
Winnebago Visitors Center in mind!
Take a fascinating and free trip through
our Forest City facility, which produces
thousands of our best-selling motorhomes
every year. Our factory tour season
begins on Monday, March 31 with tours
at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. daily through
Friday, October 31 (except for holidays).
Factory tours will run at 1:00 p.m. only
throughout the month of November,
Monday-Friday, until Thanksgiving.
The Winnebago Industries Visitors Center
is open from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday. Home to the Winnebago
museum (including WIT Club history),
WIT Club Office and Winnebago Outdoor
Adventures, you can also find the
Winnebago Outdoor Store inside! Stop in
for branded apparel and other merchandise
from Winnebago Outdoor, plus carefully
selected handmade goods from local
artisans. The visitors center offers
eighteen RV parking spaces with electrical
hook-ups, available on a first-come basis.
We’d love for you to visit!
Not only would I like to encourage you to
stop by and visit us at the visitors center,
but I would really like to encourage you to
attend our 2014 WIT Club Grand National
Rally! We’ve been busy planning all winter
what’s sure to be a fabulous event and
cannot wait to see WIT Club members in
July. The 2014 Grand National Rally will
be held Wednesday, July 16 – Sunday,
July 20, with our gates opening Monday,
July 7 for pre-rally parking. This year’s
Grand National Rally is going to be “Out
of This World” as we celebrate 45 years
of the WIT Club GNR and 45 years since
The United States’ Apollo 11 manned
mission to the moon (both events took
place in the summer of 1969). What better
way to celebrate than to rendezvous in
Forest City, Iowa in July for a week-long
celebration of Winnebago Industries
products, complete with seminars,
entertainment, vendors, friends and fun!
I would also like to take a moment to put
a plug in for a new promotion; where in
the world is WIT Club News? We want to
know…where does your WIT Club News
magazine travel? Beginning with this
issue, we’d like to encourage our WIT Club
members to send in photos and a brief
explanation of where you and your WIT
Club News magazine have gone together
(See photo and description below)! Please
submit a photo of you and your WIT Club
News to [email protected]
You may be featured in an upcoming issue
of WIT Club News!
Safe travels! We hope to see many of you
WIT Club members at GNR!
Brynn Phillips
WIT Club Membership and Marketing
Specialist
Websites we think you
should bookmark:
WITClub.com – Of course we want you
to check out the member tools on our
website! Learn more about upcoming
events, GNR, and more!
Winnebagoind.com – Check out new
products, owner resources, the Dealer
Locator, and more!
Winnebagooutdoor.com – Purchase new
apparel, gifts, and official WIT Club gear!
Denise Yeager
Consumer Engagement Manager,
reading her WIT Club News
in a blizzard at the
Winnebago Visitors Center
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Roadtrippers.com – Discover your America!
Be sure to check out the blog too!
GoRVing.com – Discover everything RVing
has to offer!
WinnebaGOLIFE.com – a lifestyle website
that celebrates the lively diversity of our
company and its customers.
WIT Club News
F R O M
T H E
We are excited to welcome Rick and
Christy to the team and know their
enthusiasm for Winnebago will bring
them much success in their role. The
Burkes will start their work as Western
Area Representatives beginning in July
as they train with our team during Grand
National Rally.
the Sooner Schooners local chapter and
currently, Patrick is the President of the
Okiebagos State Club and Janet is serving
the club as Secretary. Now owning their
fourth Winnebago Industries motorhome,
they will travel in their own Itasca Ellipse
during this “part-time” six month Central
Rep position.
Central Area Represenatives
We look forward to working with Patrick
and Janet and know they will bring many
creative ideas and great club experience
to their new position.
O F F I C E
With the announcement of Western
Area Reps Andy and Jeanie Bienvenu
retiring after the 2014 GNR, we have been
searching for their replacement and last
fall, we were thrilled to add the Central
Area Representative position back to
our WIT Club team. We are excited to
introduce four individuals who will join
our team this summer. Please join
us in congratulating them in their
new positions!
Western Area Representatives
Rick & Christy Burke
Rick and Christy Burke from Des Plaines,
Illinois, are long-time members of the
Winnebago family as they have owned
a Winnebago since 1982. Members of
WIT Club since 1986, they have served
various roles in their local chapter, Windy
City Winnies and Christy was previously
Secretary of the Illinois Indians State Club.
The Burkes have attended over 25 GNRs in
their time as members of WIT Club.
Christy is retired as a Business Systems
Analyst and was fortunate to work
remotely for some time allowing their
family to travel extensively. She brings
much business and reporting experience
to the role. Rick, a Vietnam Veteran,
has worked as a service manager and
installer for a RV dealership, which also
involved vehicle transport and trade
show work. That work experience in
addition to decades of RV ownership
and maintenance will make Rick an
asset to our WIT Club team.
April / May 2014
Please join all of us in Forest City in July!
Patrick & Janet Wright
Patrick and Janet are from Norman, OK,
and will be retiring from their teaching
careers at the end of May. They look
forward to starting their new WIT Club
positions in June. Patrick is retired from
the U.S. Air Force and has been teaching
computer repair and networking since
2000. Janet’s teaching career has given
her the opportunity to work with children
of all ages in Texas and Nevada; she
currently teaches in the Oklahoma City
Public Schools.
The Wrights joined WIT Club in 2000 when
purchasing their first Itasca, but became
involved with their state and local chapter
in Oklahoma in 2005. Since that time
they have each served various roles in
Western Area
Andy & Jeanie
Bienvenu
(until 7/31/14)
Rick & Christy Burke
(starting 7/1/14)
Arizona
California
Colorado
Idaho
Montana
Nevada
New Mexico
Oregon
Utah
Washington
Wyoming
Alberta
British
Columbia
And of course, our WIT Club Area
Representative team is complete with
Butch and Becky Moore continuing
responsibility for states in the east as well
as the province of Ontario. We value Butch
and Becky’s experience, dedication, and
humor that they bring to our team. They
are excited to be back on the road this
week heading to Orlando soon to kick off
the Florida State Rally on March 20.
The Moores, Bienvenus, and our new
team members will join the WIT Club
office team to host an event that will be
OUT OF THIS WORLD! We hope you are
planning to join us at the 2014 Grand
National Rally, July 16-20, in Forest City.
We have so many great activities and
events planned. It will also
give you the opportunity
to get to know our new
office and field team
members better. You can
find out more about GNR
by visiting our website at
www.witclub.com.
Central Area
Eastern Area
Patrick & Janet Wright Butch & Becky Moore
Alabama
Connecticut
Nebraska
Delaware
North Dakota
Florida
Oklahoma
Georgia
South Dakota
Indiana
Texas
Kentucky
Wisconsin
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Mississippi
New
Hampshire
(starting 6/1/14)
Arkansas
Illinois
Iowa
Kansas
Louisiana
Minnesota
Missouri
New Jersey
New York
North
Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South
Carolina
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia
Ontario
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From Our Western Area
Andy & Jeanie Bienvenu, Western Area Reps
Texas, New Mexico,
and Arizona along
the way visiting
with chapters and
dealers. Of course,
we’ve got several
state and regional
rallies on our spring
schedule and as
we travel through
each area we will
be checking Who’s
Inviting Travelers
so we can spend
time with as many
of you as possible.
We are excited to
see so many of your
outings listed in the
last WIT Club News
and on the WIT Club
website, it helps us
and others find you
as we go through
your area.
Andy and Jeanie Bienvenu
Well, it’s the beginning of February, and
the countdown is on!! In just under a
month we’ll be back on the road and headed
westward. We’ve had a great time with
family and friends here in Louisiana. It’s
always nice to be home with them through
the holidays!!
Our time here has given us many good
memories to take on the road with us and
we are ready to start the new year and see
all of you again. We’re awaiting delivery of
our new 38R, Forza, one of the new models
and floorplans in the diesel pushers for
2014, which will be our home for the next
few months. We’ll soon be packing the
freezer with down home goodies, filling
the closets with our WIT shirts and jackets,
and getting all the last minute items into
the motorhome. We’re making our list and
we’ll check it twice to make sure nothing
“important” is left behind. We’ve penciled in
our schedule and look forward to our many
stops and visits with all of you!!
We begin our year with a trek across I-10
to southern California for the Southwest
Regional Rally, making stops in southern
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We are receiving
membership and
officers’ lists and
newsletters from
many of you. Keep
them coming!! We
love keeping up
with all of you!!! Presidents/secretaries,
if you haven’t already done so, please add
us to you club/chapter email lists so we
will get newsletters when you send them
out to your membership. The time to send
in Club/Chapter of Excellence forms is fast
approaching please check the forms for
criteria and important dates. You can find
them on the internet at – www.witclub.com under the Community Tab.
Remember to send all information for
the WIT Club website and the WIT Club
News to [email protected]
We do ask that you send a list of your
new officers’ contact information after
elections and club/chapter rosters to Heidi
Nyhus, our new WIT Club Coordinator,
at [email protected] and to us
also(see our email address to the right).
With spring in the air, many of you will
be getting on the road again, so while
you’re on the website check out the list of
campgrounds now giving discounts to WIT
Club members. You’ll find them under the
WIT Club member benefits tab. It’s a great
way to save money as you go on your way!!
~~ Don’t forget to get your
registrations in for GNR !!
You don’t want us to Blast Off
without you!!!!
It’s gonna be an “Out Of This World”
experience you don’t want to miss!!!! And
when you register for GNR, don’t forget
to send in your Volunteer form. We want
you to be one of our Most Valuable People
at GNR this year. Remember, volunteer
assignments are only 2 - 3 hours, so please
consider pitching-in to make it a great Rally
for everyone. The volunteer form found in
the WIT Club News magazine can be sent
to the office with your registration and it
will be forwarded to me OR you can go to
the WIT Club website www.witclub.com, click
on the GNR tab, then on the volunteer
registration tab, you will find the form
there and to the right is a drop down
menu with a list of assignments and their
descriptions. When you fill out the form and
hit submit it will come directly to me. It’s
as easy as that!!! I will make every effort
to ensure your assignments do not conflict
with your schedule. You will receive your
volunteer assignment(s) when you enter the
rally grounds. Should you have any conflicts
during pre-rally or GNR, just come to our
Volunteer Tent (across from River Oaks), we
will be glad to make adjustments to your
assignments so you won’t miss out on the
activities you want to take in. Thanks to
all of those who have already sent in their
volunteer forms (including several new
members and first timers to GNR) and thanks
in advance to the rest of you who will
volunteer to help!!! WE APPRECIATE ALL
OF OUR MVP’S!!!
Well, gotta go now. Gonna get a few more
items checked off the list!! So for now from
the Welcome Winnie!! Happy Trails ~~ See ya
down the road!!
Western Area Reps
Andy & Jeanie Bienvenu
Andy: 337/983-7745
Jeanie: 337/983-7746
[email protected]
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From Our Eastern Area
Butch & Becky Moore, Eastern Area Reps
“Sunny day
Sweepin’ the clouds away
On my way to
where the air is sweet”
Hopefully this is the tune that we’re ALL
whistling these days. Wow—what a winter to
thankfully have behind us! After enduring
what has been an extraordinary winter, we
trust that all your “spacecoaches” are on, or
close to, their launchpads and gearing up for
blastoff to an “Out of this World” experience
at GNR. Really—can you think of any better
place to be in July than Forest City, Iowa?
Even parts of the country that are usually
winter destinations were colder than usual
this year—Florida, included. We, like you,
are ready to get back on the road again.
We did take a week to go over to Tampa to
work the RV Supershow in January. This year
there was a booth inside one of the vendor
halls that focused on Winnebago Outdoor
Adventures and another booth outside at the
Itasca display that focused on the WIT Club.
Both booths saw lots of traffic and it was
fun talking with new owners and also those
owners who didn’t know about the WIT Club.
A lot of WIT members stopped by to say “hi”
and seeing them gets us excited about seeing
all of you again in our travels.
As the camping season kicks into gear and
we get closer to GNR’s launch date, there are
several things to keep in mind, which can be
summed up in one word: communication. You
communicate with the office by informing
them of your camping schedules, new officer
information (and membership roster), news
articles for the website, etc. You communicate
with your club/chapter membership via
newsletters and emails. And you communicate
with us by sending us your newsletters and
new officer information (phone numbers and
emails, too, please). Also, on your checklist
should be the Club/Chapter of Excellence—
the forms can be downloaded from the WIT
Club website: www.witclub.com Just click on
the “Community” tab and it will take you
to “Member Tools” over on the left. You can
choose the appropriate form, State Club or
Local Chapter, and download it to print. The
deadline to get the forms to us is June 15—
you can send them to us at the office address.
AND—while you’re up there on the website,
be sure to “like” the WIT Club on Facebook.
You can also follow the WIT Club on Twitter.
You’ll receive lots of good information,
including new items being launched through
Winnebago Outdoors.
April / May 2014
If you haven’t signed up yet for the Grand
National Rally, the deadline for the early
registration discount is FAST approaching—
mailed registrations have to be postmarked
by April 12. You can register online or by
mailing in the form that is in the WIT Club
News magazine. Not only will you have a
rally week full of fun and learning, you
can also HELP!! As with any large event,
volunteers help to make it a success and we
couldn’t do it without your help. Volunteer
assignments are only 2-3 hours and you
can sign up for one or as many as you wish.
The volunteer form found in the WIT Club
News magazine can be mailed in with your
registration form, or you can sign up online:
www.witclub.com Click on the GNR tab and
then click on the Volunteer Registration
tab. On the right is also a drop-down menu
with a list of the volunteer assignments
and descriptions. When you fill out the
form and click “submit”, the form will go
to Jeanie Bienvenu, who is coordinating
those this year. You will receive your
assignment(s) when you get to the rally
grounds. If a scheduling conflict occurs,
there will be a Volunteer Tent across from
River Oaks and we’ll gladly assist you.
So—if this is the first issue of the WIT
Club News that you’re reading and you’re
wondering about all this GNR chatter—
we’d love to have you come join us and
all the fun. And if you’re wondering how
they chose the theme, well—this is the
45th annual Grand National Rally and 45
years ago, in 1969, was the historic Apollo
lunar landing, which was “Out of this
World”. And then—there’s just “something”
about that logo…..! The countdown has
begun…10…9…8…don’t miss it!
Butch and Becky Moore
Eastern Area Reps
Butch & Becky Moore
Butch: 269/615-7049
Becky: 269/615-7050
[email protected]
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Club, Chapter &
Rally News
ALABAMA
North Alabama Travelin’ Warriors
Local Chapter By Tom Mosteter
January−The North Alabama Travelin’
Warriors held their January luncheon at
the Freight House Restaurant in Hartselle,
AL. We continue to enjoy this restaurant
for a great luncheon and reconnecting with
our friends. Although the AL winter is not
very bitter, we still have some snowbirds
who have left for warmer areas. There were
stories of adventures, both near and far.
We were able to hold a chapter business
meeting after lunch and start planning to
get back into the RV. We bid farewells and
safe travels, until next month’s luncheon.
December—The North Alabama Travelin’
Warriors held their December outing at
River Country Campground in Gadsden, AL.
While many are planning on reuniting with
family and friends, we added some new
friends to our family. The Gone with the
Winnies WIT chapter of Georgia holds their
annual December outing there and we were
invited to join them. This campground puts
on The River Country Annual Christmas
Light Show starting after Thanksgiving and
we got to camp in the middle of it. You
have to see it to believe it.
Our group went to dinner on Friday
night at Top O’ the River. For 25 years
they have served catfish and seafood and
it was well worth dining there. Dessert
and camaraderie followed back at the
clubhouse.
Saturday morning the hosts and helpers
served up a wonderful breakfast in the
clubhouse. Saturday evening we put our
Toys for Tots under the Christmas tree, had
an early Christmas feast, and enjoyed a
game of Dirty Santa by the fireplace.
Sunday morning was continental breakfast
and farewells. Be sure to visit with other
WIT Club chapters. You will have a great
time and make some great new friends, we
sure did.
November—The North AL Travelin’ Warriors
held their November outing at Windemere
RV Resort in Langston, AL. We had seven
coaches attending the beautiful facility
on Lake Guntersville. Listed as a Good
Sams Park, it is an ownership resort that
has super amenities and the campers are
permitted to use them. It is one of our
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favorites. If you are ever in the area, give
them a try. Some of the members visited
the Unclaimed Baggage Center just north in
Scottsboro in search of bargains.
As usual, the Friday night potluck was
great. Saturday morning breakfast is
another tradition. Wagonmasters Lee and
Lynn Varnado planned a Thanksgiving feast
with the members supplying the sides and
desserts. We watched our favorite college
football team win.
Sunday morning was continental breakfast
and farewells.
ARKANSAS
Ark-A-Bagos
State Club
By Betty Bolte and Glenda and Mike
Norris
Ark-A-Bagos met at Wanderlust in Eureka
Springs for our annual Thanksgiving Feast
and outing.
The group that arrived on Sunday setup
camp and decided on dinner plans. Some
chose to eat in, while others traveled down
the road to the Roadhouse for dinner. We
met after dinner to determine what we
would be doing during the week. Weather
was a factor in our decision making. We
decided to go see the elk on the Buffalo
River before the rain came and the
temperature changed. Also, we would play
games and whatever we wanted to do on
our own.
Monday morning at 4:30 a.m. was wake-up
call for several of us as we climbed out of
bed to see the elk. We traveled to Kingston
and on to Ponca, Steel Creek, and Boxley.
The sunrise and the explosion of colored
leaves were beautiful. We finally found
one of the herds with about 40 head of
elk. We were not disappointed and got to
hear the bugling and clacking of horns
as the bull elk fought over the cows. Our
next stop was breakfast in Kingston on our
trip back to camp. The food was excellent:
hash browns were freshly grated as they
were needed for each order and eggs were
‘free range.’ Since the waitress was also the
cook, other patrons helped serve coffee.
We arrived back at camp where those who
didn’t go on the trip were already playing
games. Monday evening some people went
for German food and some for catfish.
The ladies ate lunch at ‘The Tea Room,’
while two couples and some of the men
ate at ‘Bubba’s Barbecue.’ The ladies made
scarves from T-shirts. While Cecilia cut
the T-shirts, Pat and Linda modeled the
finished product while Edith and Mary
Ann made more.
Later, everyone played games as the
bidding wars for the silent auction began
with the enthusiasm of our Lady Bagos.
The Club enjoyed a new record high in
total donations to the tune of $400!
When the silent auction ended, most of
the Bagos participated in a game of ‘On
the Bus’ with Virgil taking a big pot.
Congratulations to a guy that is usually
the first to run out of money and then off
the bus, but is always the first to play the
game every time!
Preparations were made for our
Thanksgiving Feast. Our traditional
Thanksgiving Feast, celebrating the many
blessings we have received for the past
year and the warm fellowship we now have
and will continue to enjoy as members of
Ark-A-Bago. Later on, the ladies played
chicken foot while together the guys just
sat and talked a lot. And a few laughs
helped to digest that wonderful dinner!
We went to the Roadhouse for breakfast
instead of our traditional breakfast cooked
by the men. The remainder of the day was
spent with games, shopping, and eating
leftovers. Friday morning was good-byes
to all.
CALIFORNIA
California State Club
State Club By Joe Macaluso
We met at the Golden Village Palms RV
Resort in Hemet, CA on Jan. 25. President,
Dell Jackson, called the meeting to order.
He indicated that it appears everyone
enjoyed the games. Dell had the past
presidents stand up and introduce
themselves and indicate what year they
served. Dell thanked Paula and Robert
Gorges for taking care of the coffee for
us during the meeting. Charter members
Douglas Brown and Ruth Johnson were
introduced to the attendees.
Central Coast Pelicans/Fresno Floaters
Local Chapter By Al Vossler
December—The Pelicans held their annual
Christmas meeting at the Wine Country RV
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Resort outside Paso Robles from Dec. 5-8.
On Thursday afternoon, the rigs arrived
and totaled ten in attendance: Halpin,
James, Gerber, Pusley, Grisanti, Vossler,
Harris, Siener, Gordon, and Sidhu/Powell.
After getting reacquainted at social hour,
our wagonmasters, Gerbers and Pusleys,
served hearty soups to warm us from the
bitterly cold temperatures brought on by
the Arctic blast that hit the West in early
December.
On Friday we carpooled to nearby Camp
Roberts National Guard Base for a tour
of the post museum. Camp Roberts was
built from scratch in eleven months at
the beginning of World War II. It was one
of the largest basic and infantry training
bases during the war. Tens of thousands
of recruits at a time were housed, fed, and
trained throughout the course of the war.
The museum had many artifacts from that
period and subsequent conflicts, including
interesting stories of the many personnel
who trained at the post. Red Skelton was
a private there and Bob Hope entertained
the troops. There were uniforms and
equipment used by the soldiers. In another
area was much of the hardware used by the
army in various combat theaters including
helicopters, tanks, jeeps, and artillery.
Inside a converted warehouse there was
much of the smaller equipment, including
communications and medical gear. All in
all, a very interesting tour provided by
two volunteer docents who had seen duty
at the post in past years. That evening
the wagonmasters provided another tasty
dinner followed by rousing games of
Mexican Train.
Saturday we had a potluck breakfast
which served up various interesting and
tasty dishes. That was followed by our
chapter meeting where we were able
to put finishing touches on our 2014
calendar of chapter events. Afterward we
had a tour of the new towable Winnebago
fifth wheel that belongs to our newest
members, Laverne Sidhu and Jay Powell.
In the afternoon we had a spirited game
of beanbag baseball in which the ladies
put the men to shame. The evening saw
our annual gift exchange in which each
person picks a gift from under the tree or
steals one from a previous person. There
were sighs and laughs all around. The new
officers were sworn in and we are ready for
an exciting year ahead. Sunday morning
we had a leftovers breakfast, shared our
hugs and farewells, and soon departed on
our way. The Central Coast Pelicans are a
chapter within WIT that welcomes fellow
Winnebago, Itasca, and SunnyBrook owners
from Paso Robles to Simi Valley to join us
for one of our fun outings listed in “Who’s
Inviting Travelers.”
April / May 2014
By Lee Ann Bybee
November—The Pelicans were great hosts
and we had a lot of fun catching up on
old friendships and making new ones with
new members. We arrived on Thursday and
enjoyed a potluck dinner, visiting, and
Mexican train.
Friday morning after a wonderful breakfast
of omelets-in-a-bag by the Pelicans, we
played games. After lunch we all headed to
Rosemary’s Creamery for ice cream—mmm
good! Some of the group then went to the
recently opened Hobby Lobby to browse
for good buys. We carpooled to Coco’s for
dinner—good food and the server made it
even better.
Saturday morning the Floaters prepared
breakfast and then we held our chapter
meetings. After lunch we played beanbag
baseball for the trophy. The bad news is
we lost the beanbag baseball trophy to
the Pelicans, they really whipped us. They
may be a small team but they were mighty.
After happy hour, the Pelicans served a
variety of food and desserts. After cleanup
we played table games, watched football,
and enjoyed more visiting.
COLORADO
Aspen Leaf Winnies
Local Chapter
December—The Aspen Leaf Winnies’
annual Christmas Party was held at Biaggi’s
Restaurant in Loveland on Dec. 7, 2013.
Twenty-three members and one guest were
in attendance. Hosts, president, Vern and
Midge Clinton, and co-hosts, Pete and, vice
president, Janie Colaiannia, welcomed Ron
and Jan Byers; Tom and Peg Claspell; Rich
and Sandy Stolte; Art and Joyce Geisick;
Ray and Brenda Lafflam; Wally and Karen
Waligorski; Gary and Georgia Henderson;
Maryann Rademacher and guest, Sharon
Rademacher; Mike and Janet Olivieri; and
Al and Jo Ryden.
The delicious dinner was served family
style with several Italian dishes to try.
The round tables provided a pleasant
opportunity to chat (a favorite Winnie
pastime) while enjoying dinner. After
dinner, Art Geisick held an installation
ceremony for the 2014 Officers. Art asked
that the members support the officers and
he also charged the new officers to provide
leadership. There was not a formal meeting,
rather a brief discussion regarding our 2014
outings.
A clever gift exchange provided by the
hosts made for great fun for all as each
person was able to choose a gift. There
was laughter and excitement as everyone
had the opportunity to trade for someone
else’s choice. Certain people were quite
possessive and went to great lengths not
to lose their choice. All with much teasing
and fond banter.
There is a wonderful comradeship between
the members of the Aspen Leaf Winnies.
They truly care for one another and are
solicitous for their well-being. Who knew
that buying a Winnebago product may have
been the best thing ever. The friendships
are special and lasting. Thank you, Aspen
Leaf Winnies.
Hopefully everyone in Winnebagoland had
a wonderful Holiday Season.
November—On a beautiful November
day, twenty-three members and one
guest gathered for lunch and meeting at
the Brick House Barbeque in Mead, CO.
Mead is a small farm town surrounded by
picturesque farms and beautiful homes. It
is also home to some awesome barbecue.
Before lunch, there was time to meet and
greet friends and exchange news. One
Winnie couple has been really impacted
by the recent devastating floods. Rich and
Sandy Stolte have not been able to return
to their home in Glen Haven, CO without
a 4-wheel, high-clearance vehicle due to
damage to roads and bridges. Thankfully,
their home is intact. They are fortunate to
have family in the area to help.
The regular chapter meeting followed
lunch. President Vern Clinton gave a report
from the state meeting. He encouraged
member attendance at the next meeting
when location and times are decided.
The Byers, Waligorskis, and Rydens were
thanked for organizing and decorating our
November outing.
CONNECTICUT
Nutmeg Winnies
State Club By Marcia Sindland
January—Sixteen members gathered on
Jan. 12 for lunch at the Olive Garden,
Manchester, CT. Each had a choice of
entrees from the Olive Garden’s group
menu. The portions were very decent and
the food was delicious. Thank you to Sue
Donohue for hosting this lunch.
Thirteen members gathered on February
2nd for the buffet lunch at the Dakota
Restaurant, Rocky Hill, CT. The lunch was
hosted by Dick and Barbara Olsen who gave
each person a red rose. Thank you Dick and
Barbara.
December—On Dec. 1, 2013, 25 club
members gathered at the Westbrook
Lobster House in Wallingford, CT for our
annual Christmas Party. Everyone visited,
talked of holiday plans, and of plans
for the upcoming 2014 camping season.
Several of our snowbirds have already left
for warmer territory and others will be
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leaving after Christmas. We all enjoyed
a very nice dinner and dessert and had
a short quarterly meeting conducted by
President Eileen Hamel. We thanked Paul
and Eileen Hamel for a great holiday meal.
November—On Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013,
twenty-four Nutmeg Winnies gathered at
DeNovellis Restaurant in Rocky Hill, CT
for a wonderful luncheon. It was the first
one of our fall season and really great
to see everyone and hear all the news.
After a many course dinner including cake
for dessert, our President, Eileen Hamel,
discussed some important news with the
membership and asked for suggestions to
reach a resolution. A very good time was
had by all and we left looking forward to
our Christmas. A big thank you to Sue
Donohue for arranging our luncheon.
FLORIDA
Winnie Gators
State Club By Nancy Miller
It was beginning to look like the fall
season in FL as the Winnie Gators began to
arrive at Blueberry Hill for the Oct. 18-20,
2013 meeting. Forty-eight coach families
preregistered, and at least thirty-five
actually arrived early to enjoy the park and
renew friendships!
Wednesday the group gathered to
enjoy happy hour and visited the local
restaurants for dinner. Thursday the Winnie
Gators officers, led by Presidents Ted and
Janis Fumia, got preparations underway for
the events to begin. Thursday night happy
hour was time for our first game―a mixer to
get people talking and meeting each other.
Dinner was on our own again and some
met at the clubhouse for games later in the
evening.
Friday was the board of directors meeting
with many discussions about our annual
rally as well as other business. Happy hour
found the group back at the clubhouse and
soon dinner was underway. A cookout was
handled by the officers and volunteers. The
evening chapter challenge game was the
witches broom relay race. Chapter team
players had to hold a broom between their
knees, wear a witches hat, and cross the
room to their teammate to relay back to
the start. This led to a room full of laughs
and cheers the winning team was the
Caloosa Winnies!
Saturday morning the group was served a
pancake breakfast prepared by the officers
and several volunteers. The business
meeting was held with much news about
GNR held last July and the upcoming
events. Happy hour brought out the
members in Halloween costumes! A parade
was held as they marched around the room
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for the judges to take a good look at all the
originality on display! Several winners were
chosen in various categories! Alice Johnson
dressed as a pumpkin, Lynne Csaszar was
Dolly Parton, Peter and Donna Ward were
Shreck and Fiona, and so many others
with such fun costumes! Saturday dinner
was prepared by the officers and several
volunteers. Later in the evening it was time
for the chapter pumpkin carving contest!
You can’t imagine how much creativity
went into this project! The winners were
the Funtime Travelers with their sick
pumpkin and South FL Winnie Gators with
their party pumpkin! A good time was had
by all and it was tough to even pick any
winner as everyone did a great job!
Sunday morning we all shared in one last
visit with breakfast before heading out on
the road. It was a great weekend and we
thank everyone who joined us and we’re
glad you had some fun.
Suncoast Winnie Gators
Local Chapter By Bob McKay
February—The theme for this month’s rally
was the Olympics. The state officers devised
several “games of skill” each representing
a different country. They supplied each
person with a scorecard and you kept
track of your own scores. Once completed,
the card was turned into an officer for
tabulation. The kickoff to the games was
on Friday morning and the state officers
dressed in bed sheets (to look like Greeks).
Sorry about the pictures – our staff
photographer (Penny) did not attend.
Saturday morning we had a chapter
meeting followed by the state meeting
followed by more time to play the games.
Saturday night was a great big potluck
dinner. There were many great dishes.
Following that we had a brown bag auction.
January—A Christmas party was the
highlight of our December campout.
Dorinda and Karen (once again) planned
a really nice campout and party. Eight
coaches came and we all enjoyed each
other’s company and the gift exchange very
much.
At the December meeting, Elaine showed
us samples of the new logo on a gray
sweatshirt. It really looks good.
December—Our November campout
celebrated the chapter’s 40th anniversary.
Dorinda and Karen planned a really nice
campout. Good food, good fellowship, and
good weather (a great combination). Many
of us, unfortunately, missed this one (our
loss). Here is picture of those who did
make it.
Thanks to the efforts of Elaine, Penny, and
Rich, a great design was created for our
new chapter shirts.
November—Several of us arrived a day
early to enjoy the company and this really
nice RV park. Rich and Dorinda handled the
check-in for all of the nearly 60 coaches
that came (great job!). Among other fun
activities there was a pumpkin carving
contest between the various chapters
present. We did not win but we thought
ours was very original and only used
natural ingredients.
GEORGIA
Georgia Winnie Rebels
State Club By Theda Chambless
Fred Tomsett said the weather at our
Jan. 17-19, 2014 state outing held at the
Pine Mountain Camping Resort in Pine
Mountain, GA “was as cold as a frog.” Nine
coaches were in attendance: they were the
Burtchs, Huelsbecks, Palmers, Rankins,
Sidlauskas, Sowers, Thomas, Tomsetts, and
Wilsons.
The Sta-Goners were hosts and, as usual,
did a wonderful job.
Friday night the members went out on
their own to various local restaurants, then
we all met in the clubhouse after dinner for
desserts and socializing.
Saturday there was a breakfast cooked by
Sid Sidlauskas and they were delicious.
Some members went out for lunch and
exploring as far away as Warm Springs.
After dinner was a firefighting display by
Tom Wilson when he caught a potholder on
fire. No one was injured, but don’t do this
at home.
Everyone socialized and some played card
games after dinner. We were on our own
for Sunday breakfast and the weather was
sunny but cold for the trip home.
Sta-Goners
Local Chapter By Elaine Byrnside
OLD MAN WINTER
came a’blowin to the South
Spewing Cold Air out of his mouth,
Sta-Goner’s hosted at Pine Mountain
so fine,
But for the State Meeting, only came nine.
A Quorum that day could not be,
But the May meeting will be fine you’ll see!
In February, we honored Jimmie Willis for
his many years working for the Sta-Goners.
He and his wife, Myra, along with Tom
Holloman were in their 90s and continued
to be active. Myra served as GA state
president at one time and Tom would be
recognized by many campers as being a
principal “parker” at all our state rallies
and other gatherings.
WIT Club News
We welcome John and Cathie Lusted as
new members from Peachtree City. They
are a fun couple and had the good sense to
cruise down to FL in their diesel before the
snow inundated us.
We are gearing up for our GA state rally
in Hiawassee, GA. This is located in the
mountains of north GA and the NC border.
Lake Chatuga flows between the two
states and awesome pontoon boats make a
delightful experience. We invite you all to
join us for our hillbilly hoedown.
By Pat Thomas
January state meeting hosted by the StaGoners was held at Pine Mountain, GA.
The weather was cold and we had a very
low turnout, but a good time was enjoyed
by all that attended. We went out to
dinner on Friday with lasagna and salad
on Saturday followed by Chase the Ace. We
said our goodbyes until we meet again.
December—Our December meeting was
at the KOA Savannah in Richmond Hill,
GA, hosted by the Straws and Carriers.
We started the weekend on Wednesday
so we could go out for delicious German
food in Haynesville. Wow, what good
food! Thursday some played golf while
others went sightseeing. We had a potluck
Mexican night enjoyed by all. Friday we
went on the trolley tour then out to lunch
on the river walk, always a treat. Friday
night was seafood night. Saturday was on
your own to explore and take in the sights.
An English tea was hosted by Pat Straw
and Nancy Carrier for the ladies. Saturday
night was low-country boil prepared by
Marv Straw and was excellent. The weather
was absolutely beautiful for the whole
weekend and we were able to eat outside
and sit around a campfire afterwards. Our
guests for the outing were the Sowers and
they say they are planning on coming back
again next year. We hope to make this a
Friendship meeting in 2014.
November—Our November meeting was
held in Columbus, GA hosted by the
Byrnsides. For early arrivals, John treated
us to a brats and beer night with a nice
evening of conversation. Friday afternoon
we went to the River Club for drinks and
hors d’oeuvres while watching kayakers
float down the Chattahoochee River. We
then met at the Elks Club where we were
treated to an outstanding German dinner.
Too full to play games, we all went back to
our rigs. Saturday was free to investigate
the area attractions of which there are
many. John then cooked a tenderloin and
members brought dishes to complement.
All in all, it was a great weekend with
exceptional hosts.
April / May 2014
ILLINOIS
Quad City Winnies
Local Chapter By Karen Sheets
December—Our Christmas party was held
on Dec. 4 at the Iowa Machine shed. We
had 23 people attending. Much socializing
was enjoyed. After a great lunch, which
the Machine Shed is known for, we had our
gift exchange. The Yankee Auction was fun
and competitive. Some gifts were swiped
and swapped many times.
The Millers and the Ringbergs were in
charge of this event. We all went home
with cookies and a Christmas centerpiece
from our host couples.
Some of our members were unable to
attend our party; we have QCW members
traveling in their Winnies from sea to
shining sea.
By Mike Bealer
November—With talk of where are you
going this winter, the Quad City Winnies
enjoyed lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at
the Red Lobster Restaurant in Davenport,
IA. Twenty-eight members were present
for a chapter meeting, lunch, and one of
our favorite pastimes, a white elephant
auction. All of the proceeds from the
auction go to charities and that decision
will be made next month.
Windy City Winnies
Local Chapter By Kathy Hegg
(Jan. 19, 2014)
December—Twelve members of the
Windy City Winnies, who are spending
their winter in AZ, ventured out to view
a 25’ tumbleweed Christmas tree. They
planned their viewing of the tree to see
the different effects during daytime hours
and at night when it is lighted. They also
enjoyed dinner at a sports bar and watched
the Green Bay and San Francisco football
game.
November—On Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013,
twenty-three members of the Windy City
Winnies gathered at the White Fence Farm
Restaurant in Romeoville, IL for the annual
Thanksgiving luncheon. The restaurant is
famous for its fried chicken dinners. We
enjoyed being able to spend time talking
about our camping experiences during the
past summer and to discuss our various
plans for the upcoming winter months.
After the luncheon, we were invited to the
home of one of our member couples where
we held our monthly meeting, installed our
officers for 2014, and ate delicious desserts
made by some of the women in our chapter.
IOWA
Iowa Winnie Hawks
State Club By Donna Graham
Twenty-seven coaches convened in Urbana,
IA at Lazy Acres RV Park for three days
of celebrating Liv’n in IA. We enjoyed
spectacular fall weather. The campsites
were very spacious with lush green grass
and gravel pads. The early birds toured Tiny
But Mighty Foods. Gene and Lynn Mealhow
and their sons have been producing
Tiny But Mighty Popcorn® since the late
1990s. A third-generation family farmer,
Gene, bought the popcorn business from
Richard Kelty, whose family had farmed in
Urbana, IA for several generations. Tiny
But Mighty popcorn is virtually hull-less.
The hull (shell) of each kernel is cooked
away during the popping process, making
it easier to chew and easier to digest than
other popcorn brands.
On Friday members visited The IA Masonic
Library and Museum in Cedar Rapids.
The library is one of the largest Masonic
libraries in the world. The library was
the first, world-wide, to have its own
building. Its current building also houses
the administrative offices for the Grand
Lodge of IA, one of the governing bodies
for Freemasonry in IA. Both Masonic
and general books are included in the
collections and the library is open to
anyone, whether Masons or not. The
museum collections are extensive and
include a Masonic collection on the first
floor and a non-Masonic collection on the
second floor consisting of thousands of
items.
An impromptu tour was granted at the
new Cedar Rapids Central Fire Station by
Chief Mike Fredericks. The new station is
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equipped with leading edge technology,
training facilities, and energy-efficient
features. Members also traveled to the
Vinton Train Depot. Visitors can view
memorabilia and a model train layout
in the restored depot, study the hobo
monikers in the renovated motorcar shed,
and hop aboard a Rock Island Line caboose.
In keeping with our theme, our Friday
entertainment was by Carnac the
Magnificent (aka Ron Graham) and
Shirley Temple (aka Myrna Elliott). Carnac
received lots of laughs for his ability to
divine answers to the questions in the
envelopes. During his performance, a genie
bottle began to smoke and he enlisted
the audience to help entice genie out to
select a master. To the audience’s surprise
it wasn’t genie in the bottle, but Shirley
Temple who came out to do a tap dance
to the song The Good Ship Lollipop. We
finished the evening with popcorn and a
viewing of the movie Cold Turkey.
Saturday morning we toured the buildings
and grounds of The Iowa Braille School
in Vinton. Saturday evening members
gathered for a vocal and instrumental
performance by Craig Murphy and
Roger Fraley. They encouraged audience
participation which brought lots of
laughter. Afterwards, members played
games of Plinko to receive prizes.
At our business meeting the 2014 officers
were installed. Morrie Frisbie, outgoing
Treasurer, was honored with a gift and
recognition for his many years serving in
that position. Members enjoyed several
opportunities to gather for board and card
games over the weekend.
On Sunday morning a non-denominational
service was conducted by Richard Nichols
and Sally Boie. It’s sad when our meetings
come to an end as we sing Happy Trails.
We Wan To Go
Local Chapter By Donna Adams
February—There was an excellent
turnout of members at the Tavern. Those
in attendance were: Adams, Consolver,
Corning, Cox, Farni, Galeazzi, Gammon,
Graham, Mumford, Pearce, Peters,
Rasmussen, and Sheeder. We also welcomed
new members Dick and Lynda Pawlowski
from Panora and guests Mike and Cathy
Isebrand from Story City. After enjoying
each other’s company and great food, an
informal business meeting was held to
discuss volunteering for the RV Show. Also,
Val is looking for someone to coordinate
activities for assembling the float at GNR.
Let Val know if you are interested.
January—Forty plus members from We Wan
To Go and Busy Bees gathered at Buford’s
in Ames for a relaxing time of camaraderie
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and food. We Wan To Go members in
attendance were Adams, Peters, Mumford,
Elliott, Wendt, Smay, Barnhill, and
Rauenhorst. Also, Mike and Carol Gammon
were officially welcomed as new members.
Our total WWTG membership is 27.
KANSAS
Prairie Winnies
State Club By Rosetta Bartels
Thirty-six members of Prairie Winnies met
in Great Bend at the Barton Community
College Campus for their winter gathering.
Following a great meal, the president,
Randall Weller, called the brief business
meeting to order.
He reported that he has reserved two
sites for the tents at GNR. We still need
volunteers to decorate for the Row Party.
It was agreed to forgo the usual Prairie
Winnies lunch during the rally.
New members, Jim and Linda Deines, and
returning members, LeRoy and Juanita
Ketchum, were welcomed.
LOUISIANA
Louisiana Pelican Winnies
State Club By Veronica Guidry
Louisiana Pelican Winnies’ November
meeting hosted by the Bayou Winnies was
held at Lakeside RV in Livingston, LA on
Nov. 17 – 19, 2013. The 35 members and 2
guests enjoyed a delicious meal at Charlie’s
Restaurant. Everyone furnished potluck
on Friday. The Bayou Winnies provided a
wonderful brisket meal on Saturday night.
YUM! Members are busy planning the
Louisiana State Rally scheduled for Sept.
25 – 28, 2014. There will be great food
and fun at our cajun luau.
MICHIGAN
Motor Cities Winnies
Local Chapter By Bev Garcia
January—Welcome to the Polar Vortex!
We’ve had snow before, but these
temperatures are unbelievable! We’ve set
low temperature records and hopefully
everyone has had no problem with
heat, electricity, or water. We hear
our snowbirds have experienced low
temperatures also, so hopefully they
have kept up with propane. Out-state
Michiganders are experiencing shortages
on propane already and we have February
to go yet. By the way, do you believe what
happened in Atlanta? Who knew a few
inches of snow could cause such chaos?
At least if we were traveling the highway
in our motorhomes, we’d have no problem
staying in them for a day or two. The only
problem would be how many stranded
motorists we would invite to join us.
We were lucky the snow was not a problem on
Jan. 18 when Judy Ruth arranged for those
of us huddling in our homes to come out to
dinner. Twenty-nine of us met at the Highland
House to enjoy good food and good company.
Those present were: Battles, Clays, Dunns,
Emersons, Garcias, Kreks, Marzions, Paszkos,
Karolyne Ribarsky, Milroths, Rockers, Ruths,
Tuckers, Van Harts, and the Zieglers. There was
a little mix up on the number attending, but
we squeezed in around the tables and made
room for everyone. Even for Bill Battle!
Bill Battle did his job taking pictures, plus he
and Gail shared their pictures of their trip to
Australia with everyone. Gail said they just
have 1,200 more pictures at home. We had
no meeting, but stuffed ourselves and talked
until we were basically kicked out. Highland
House is
a very busy restaurant!
The only disadvantage of having a dinner
every month in the winter is that we don’t
have three months to hide the fact that we
have gained weight or surprise everyone in
the spring because we had three months to
lose it. It does keep us on track because Bill
is right there with his camera to remind us
how little time we have left before we have
to wear summer clothes. At least in February,
we will be walking around the RV Show for
a few hours before we sit down to another
fine dinner. Hope to see all of us who are
Homebound there!
December—We celebrated our annual
Christmas Party on Dec. 7 at Moose Ridge Grill
in South Lyon. Thirty-three of us made it,
ranging from long-time members to brand new
members. Those “present” were the Battles,
Clays, Dunns, Emersons, Garcias, Gibbonses,
Hennellses, Johnsons, Krecs, Marzions,
Paszkos, Eric Pearson (Karen was ill), Ruths,
Stolzes, Tuckers, Van Harts, and the Zieglers.
We talked and caught up with everyone while
a band made up of a bass, guitar, and trumpet
played in the background. Picture albums with
newsletters were displayed on a back table,
going back to the beginning of the chapter.
Did you know they used to camp year-round?
Before dinner we enjoyed beverages and a
vegetable tray. Our newest members, the Clays
and Van Harts, were at the first table chosen
and they learned what keeps this group
together. Food!
After dinner we moved on to the gift
exchange. Everyone brought a wrapped gift
worth $5 and then when a member was called
up, they could pick from those gifts on the
table or take one from someone who had
already opened one. The gifts most “stolen”
were batteries, LED flashlights, Tim Horton
gift cards, Cranium game, chicken teapot,
snowman plate, and a glass slipper with
cranberry cosmo mix. Bill Battle was the MC.
Bob Paszko “volunteered” Bill at the last
WIT Club News
meeting. Bill was talking and didn’t hear,
so he was stuck. Since he was in charge,
he deputized Jim Tucker to take pictures.
They switched nametags which meant that
Jim Tucker was the MC? Bill really enjoyed
himself giving descriptive, although
sometimes misleading, explanations of the
presents.
At the end of the evening, we were all
given candles from the tables to take
home and the person from each table who
traveled the farthest got the evergreen
centerpiece. It is always up to the president
to pick a restaurant and to run the party.
Bob and Sherry did a great job with the
party. Thank you so much, Bob and Sherry!
Some said goodbye until February or for
others, goodbye until April. Those of us
staying in MI will think of those in the
warm climates as we hunker down in front
of our fireplaces. Wherever you will be,
enjoy yourselves and stay in good health.
SAFE JOURNEYS TO ALL!!
November—Ten Motor Cities rigs made it
to camp at Frankenmuth Jellystone Park.
Steve and Marie Van Hart joined us as our
guests and they joined our chapter by the
end of the weekend. The Van Harts said
we made them feel right at home. Those
who arrived before Friday were subjected
to extremely high winds. Luckily by the
time the rest of us arrived, the weather had
settled down.
Friday evening we were warmed up
with the Hunters’ Special from Tony’s
Restaurant. It included chili, beef stew,
cheese, salami, and bread. The desserts
were baked by our members and we had
tons to choose from. We brought so much
that we had some left for all day Saturday,
too. Bob Dunn introduced our visitors and
then told them that our nickname for
Motor Cities should be “Meals on Wheels.”
We started with a hearty breakfast. That
was to help us get through our Membership
Meeting without our stomachs growling.
In the afternoon, the men just talked or
watched football games while the ladies
had their Farewell Tea. The ladies had
it nicer because we were inside. There
was every kind of tea you can imagine
along with hot chocolate or hot cocoa.
(Is there a difference?) We toasted Patsy
McCowan and Marian Van Houten for
sending us the sipping chocolate. It was
fantastic and really hit the spot. It must be
called “sipping” chocolate because it was
extremely rich, so you could only take a
little at a time.
We went out to eat at daVinci’s in
Frankenmuth. The food was great and the
conversation was animated. We went back
to the campground and digested for a while
April / May 2014
and returned to the Club House to celebrate
the Motor Cities Winnies’ 40th Anniversary.
We sang the birthday song like a round,
but we didn’t mean to – it just came out
that way. We were sharing the Club House
with another group and we invited them to
come enjoy our cake and goodies left from
the night before. We ended the evening
with a game of card bingo.
We ended the weekend with donuts at the
meeting hall. It was sad to say goodbye
at our last campout of the year. For those
going south, please enjoy the warm
weather.
For those staying in Michigan, please enjoy
the snow by hiring someone to shovel as
you sit in your warm house, drinking coffee
or cocoa.
MISSOURI
Chief Winnies
Local Chapter By Vickie Day
November/December—Baby it’s COLD
outside and it must have kept some of you
from attending our December luncheon
at the Pizza Shoppe in Platte Woods on
Dec. 14. For those few brave souls that
ventured out, we had a delightful time.
Those attending were Vickie and Terry Day,
Rick and Bettie Kennedy, Rowland Manbeck
and Janice Angers. In addition, nine and
possibly eleven of our now fifteen members
all are headed south to warmer climates
for the winter, several have already left.
These luncheons are great times for even
our retired and honorary members to get
together, so please know you are always
welcome.
On Nov. 21, 2013, Chief Winnies donated 24
pounds of nonperishable food items, $100
from our treasury, and several personal
cash donations from members to The Food
Drive.
This food and cash went to feed over 400
people here in the Kansas City area. Thank
you, Chief Winnies!
By Rick Kennedy
October—The Chief Winnies chapter,
Kansas City area, is reinventing itself this
year and trying some new approaches to
encourage new membership. This fall we
launched the First Annual Chief Winnies
President’s Fall Caravan for a tour across
MO. Perfect weekend weather facilitated the
run to Hannibal, MO from Kansas City and
The Mark Twain Cave and RV Campground.
We departed on Thursday morning, Oct. 10,
from Harrah’s Casino parking lot in North
Kansas City, MO and made stops at The JC
Penney Memorial Library and Museum in
Hamilton, MO; lunch at the Cattleman’s
Steak House, Brookfield, MO; and The Walt
Disney Hometown Museum, Marceline, MO.
U.S. Hwy 36 formed the backbone of this
trip as we traveled as a caravan across this
beautiful stretch of northern MO. Notable
innovations and innovators along the route
included: Samuel Clemens, Walt Disney,
General John “Blackjack” Pershing, sliced
bread, the Pony Express, and Hamilton’s
James Cash Penney.
We were able to visit a couple of these
notable MO locations on this caravan.
Each museum provided tour guides and
informed us about these two famous
Missourians: J.C. Penney and Walt Disney.
Both communities have done a wonderful
job of preserving the history and influence
these gentlemen had on their communities.
Joining us along the way were members
Jack and Arlene Finwick and Mary Jo
Amen. The three-night stay in Hannibal
was highlighted with tours of Samuel
Clemens’ hometown and the campground’s
annual fall festival and craft show. All of us
deemed this caravan a great success and,
therefore, we will plan another one.
November—The Kennedys hosted the
November potluck luncheon in their home
on Nov. 9. Members attending the meeting
were the Amens, Terry Day, Kennedys,
Moores, VandeHaars, and the Yetters.
Three couples attended as prospective new
members (Glenn and Rosemarie Tatro, Dick
and Bernice Spicer, and Roland Manbeck
and Janice Angers). The special guest
speaker, Kent Hobert, and his wife also
attended. Kent is a Sales Specialist for
Binswanger Glass.
NEVADA
Washoe Winnies
Local Chapter By Marvin Jensen
On Dec. 14, 2013, 27 members of the
Washoe Winnies gathered at the Coney
Island Restaurant in Sparks, NV for their
meeting and Christmas Party. During the
meeting, campouts were discussed for 2014
with final dates to be set at the January
2014 meeting.
After a very nice lunch, a White Elephant
exchange was held. Many of the items were
traded several times but the most popular
exchange was a large can of popcorn.
2013 started out with only eight active
members and there was talk of closing the
chapter but with the help of President
Dave Tiongco, Secretary Bev Malley and
WIT, personal contact was made to recent
purchasers of Winnebagos. This resulted
in a fantastic growth and enthusiastic
members. Several successful campouts
were held with 21 members attending the
Nevada State Rally—the largest number
in many years. The Washoe Winnies look
forward to a great 2014.
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NEW HAMPSHIRE
Granite State Winnies
State Club By Mackie Heinrich
On Dec. 7, 44 members of the Granite State
Winnies gathered for a holiday luncheon at
Sunny Villa Restaurant in Ossipee, NH. Our
club president, Ron Goudreau, opened a
short meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance
and a prayer. After conducting business,
the meeting ended and the socializing
began.
Those attending had been encouraged to
bring items for a local food bank and the
collection was remarkable. During the
luncheon, a 50/50 raffle was held and Al
Nix of Belmont won. As the winner, it was
his responsibility to take the donated food
to a local food bank. He chose the food
bank at St. Francis Parish in Belmont where
he delivered the many items. Granite State
Winnies received a letter from Rev. Richard
Thompson thanking all for the generous
donations.
After a delicious lunch, the club held a
Yankee Swap. Gifts ranged from homemade
sausage and delicious candies to a bottle
of champagne. The trading back and forth
caused much laughter and enjoyment. We
all agreed to come back to Sunny Villa
on May 3 for our first event of 2014, the
spring luncheon.
Our Saturday evening dinner was potluck
with a variety of dishes and desserts. Our
weekend was great, with good friends and
good cold weather. Sunday morning came
too soon, with most of us leaving early to
go home and winterize our campers.
December—The Jersey Seashells’ Christmas
party was held at Gary and Pat Takata’s
house on Dec.15. We had plenty of food
and desserts as usual. After dinner we had
our annual Christmas gift exchange. If
you want to participate, you bring a gift
and put it under the tree. Then we pick
a number out of the hat. The first person
takes a gift and opens it for all to see.
After that you either take a gift from the
tree or you steal someone’s gift. This year
a ceramic train was stolen three times. The
men liked the craftsman LED rechargeable
work light. This was stolen six times. We
had a lot of fun and laughs. With it getting
late and cold, we all wished each other safe
travels to all who go to Florida.
NEW YORK
Keshequa Winnies
Local Chapter By Judy Venditti
NEW JERSEY
Saturday morning the men cooked our
sumptuous breakfast. Our meeting followed
with a discussion about new campgrounds
we should visit next year. We also had a
50/50 drawing with the money going to
a veteran’s group for Christmas cemetery
wreaths. After the meeting, most of the
women went to the Amish Village for
shopping. Do not forget the outlet stores.
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Our annual dinner was held in Amsterdam
at the Raindancer Restaurant on Nov. 2.
When we have our annual dinner, we know
that the camping season has come to a
close for another year. We had 14 rigs
represented and Mary Hallenbeck. A great
time was had by all, as usual, catching up
on the latest plans for the winter and
enjoying good food. And we also had the
pleasure of meeting new members. Welcome
to the Windmill Winnies, Gene and Jennene
Albright and Bob and Ginny Krug. After we
were done eating and having our pictures
taken, we all slowly left as we were wishing
everyone a wonderful winter and see you
all again next year. We did not want to
leave.
Let’s thank our dinner committee for our
lovely get-together, Harold and Margaret
Sadler and Jim and Martha Bruce.
NORTH DAKOTA
Jersey Seashells
Local Chapter By Fran Spinelli
November—The Jersey Seashells started to
arrive at Old Mill Stream campground in
Lancaster, PA on Wednesday. By Friday
night, we had 16 coaches. We had a guest,
Pat Schleusener, who joined our group.
Windmill Winnies
Local Chapter By Carolyn Crouch
On Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, the Keshequas
gathered at the Yard of Ale in Piffard, NY
for their holiday party. Twenty couples
attended for the end of season celebration
and 30-year anniversary of the Keshequa
Winnies. A chorus of Happy Birthday was
sung by all.
The swearing in of Club Secretary, Judy
Venditti, second term and Don Liles as Vice
President by our President Joan Thompson
was performed.
Safe holidays and travels to all our
members.
Nodak Flickertails
State Club By Helen Evans
February—It has been at least four months
since our summer camping ended. However,
wherever we go, we keep in touch with one
another by telephone or email or just show
up. Therefore, it happened at the resort on
Jan. 22, 2014 in Mesa, AZ and in Bismarck,
ND. Ralph and Shirley Viall and Myron
DeMers in Mesa hosted ten members of the
Nodak Flickertails club. In addition to the
hosts, members present in Mesa were: Denis
and Betty Lebrun, Margie Morrison, Wayne
and Marilyn Wiek, John and Cathy Hilley.
When their path crossed, they shared
coffee, meals, and caught up on all the
news aka/gossip and other plans for the
summer.
Ralph Viall makes jewelry and gave each
woman a silver heart that he makes from
silver-plated forks in the silver smithing
shop at The Resort. Lebrun’s and Morrison,
after leaving AZ, will go to meet Chris and
Joyce Hesse in Laughlin, NV.
Back in Bismarck, ND, Adam and Judy
Leier, Helen and Darryl Schatz, and Ed
and Donna Grunett got together for their
annual winter luncheon and discussed
the campouts for the summer months.
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Meanwhile, John and Helen Evans are in
SC freezing and visiting club members by
phone and email.
August—Ellendale, ND is an interesting
small town to visit. Nodak Flickertails
visited Ellendale Aug. 8-10, 2013. The
hosts were Willis and Gerri Blumhardt of
Ellendale and Wayne and Marilyn Wiek
of the neighboring town in Oaks, ND.
We began with a potluck on Thursday
evening for supper and spent the rest of
the evening discussing and planning the
activities for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Friday morning was visiting the shops
downtown and buying all the things that
were of interest and things we could not
live without. After lunch, we caravanned
to The Red River Hutterite Colony near
Ellendale. When we arrived, the host gave
us a tour to where vegetables were being
prepared for the farmer’s market Saturday
morning. Then we saw their laundry room,
dining facility, food storage areas, exercise
room, and the church. Their industries
included a sheet metal plant, crane repairs,
and farming of turkeys and pigs that
are sold to outside companies. We were
riding on a hay wagon to tour the outside
facilities of their large gardens. We even
stopped for a few minutes and sampled
the raspberries. If you have never visited
a colony, it is amazing to see how selfsufficient they are. Since their language
was different when speaking to each other,
we inquired and were told that they spoke
High German.
Saturday morning we went downtown to
the farmer’s market and purchased fresh
vegetables from the Hutterites and shopped
in town. We also visited Whitestone Hill
Battlefield State Historical Site, stopped at
a small store in Forbes, and visited a couple
of small town bar and grills on our way
back to the camping area. Evening supper
was at one of the local restaurants. After
returning to camp, a few of us went to the
famous opera house for a couple of hours
and listened to music.
Sunday morning was continental breakfast
and the business meeting.
September—The last campout for 2013
was Sept. 6-8 in Fort Ransom, ND. Friday
started with soup, sandwiches, and all of
the fixings. Afterwards a pie contest was
held with rules made up by Joyce Hesse.
Eleven pies were judged. Everyone who
participated in the contest was given a
gift, but the winners received more. Host
couples for this, the last campout, were
Helen and John Evans and Joyce and Chris
Hesse.
The last campout is also used as a
fundraiser for the club by having a white
April / May 2014
elephant auction. In addition, we gained
two members for the club, Roger and
Charlotte Ferry, who were already members
of WIT. We are happy to have them as new
members. For some of the members, it is a
relaxing time. For others, it was a time to
visit the Sunne Farm where we could pick
as many five-pound bags of red potatoes
just for a donation. The potatoes were dug
up with their old horse-drawn machinery.
At the farm we enjoyed lunch, watched
the blacksmiths at work, toured the old
farmhouses, the summer cook kitchen, and
sampled pastries along the way.
Demonstrations on the old-fashioned way
to cook sauerkraut, pies, pastries, and
soups over the open fire with wood and the
old-time, cast-iron looking stove brought
back memories of what our grandparents
talked about. The farm has been well
maintained from the 1800s, but added a
few new buildings over the years. Back
in town we went to garage sales, visited
an antique shop that was set up in the
community center, and ate supper at the
town’s restaurant.
OHIO
Cardinal Winnies
Local Chapter By Rosanne Vassaux
January—The Cardinal luncheon was held
at Tavernette Inn Restaurant in Medway,
OH. The Tavernette Inn Restaurant was a
fun place for the Cardinals to get together
on a cold winter afternoon. We had lots of
time for a business meeting and visiting
together.
The Tavernette Inn is a small out-of-theway restaurant in the tiny town of Medway.
The restaurant opened in 1939. The
Tavernette has a casual atmosphere with
an extensive menu. Annette even enjoyed
the frog legs. The walls are covered with
shadow boxes full of memorabilia from
the past and a fireplace in the center of
the dining room. We had a nice turnout
attending the luncheon.
We are looking forward to the spring and
getting out on the road again.
December—The Cardinal luncheon was held
at La Comedia Christmas Show and Buffet
in Springboro, OH. La Comedia Christmas
Show was a wonderful way for the Cardinals
to spend some holiday time together. We
were treated to a Christmas Show with the
theme called “O Holy Night.”
The Christmas story was narrated while
they sang corresponding Christmas carols.
The costumes were fabulous. The show
had a little for the young and the young
at heart with Santa and toys coming to
life. The highlight ended with a beautiful
singing of Holy Night.
They say La Comedia Dinner Theatre
has been since 1975. They feature six
Broadway-style shows a year, along with
their famous buffet. For each production,
talent is cast from auditions in New
York City as well as locally. They pride
themselves for their famous buffet.
Join us for some fun things to see and do.
November—The Cardinals gathered for
lunch at Ann and Tony’s Restaurant in West
Jefferson for fun and fellowship on Nov. 16,
2013. We had a very nice turnout and good
Italian food. Ann and Tony’s Restaurant
has been an institution in West Jefferson
for over 60 years. Ann and Tony were both
born from Sicilian immigrants who came to
this country in the early 1900s. Together,
Ann and Tony learned the true family style
of authentic Italian cooking.
We would like to honor our Cardinal
Winnies Veterans and those Veterans
around the country. Thank you for your
service.
OKLAHOMA
Okiebagos
State Club By Patrick Wright
We held our last campout for the 2013
season at Choctaw KOA in Durant, OK
Oct. 31-Nov. 3. We had twenty-eight
RVs in attendance: four were from our
neighboring states, including two from
TX and two from AR. This is the campout
where we celebrate Thanksgiving; many
RVs arrived early to help prepare the meal
on Friday. We were glad to welcome Bud
and Diann Ashpole as guests who are now
planning on joining the OK State Club.
Thursday morning we had our executive
committee meeting planning for the state
rally in May. Thursday evening we went
out for all-you-can eat catfish and shrimp
at BG’s Catch. Afterwards, the kitchen
was bustling with activity with members
preparing for the big meal on Friday, while
others had a good time playing games and
smelling the aroma of the food while it
cooked.
Friday we had our big Thanksgiving dinner
with all the fixings. With all the side dishes
that the members brought along to eat
with the meal, it made for a fantastic meal
to close out the camping season.
We started Saturday with a big breakfast.
That afternoon we celebrated the 40-year
anniversary of the local chapters, Green
Country Winnies and Sooner Schooners.
Then we finished off the day eating the
leftovers from Friday’s dinner and playing
games.
Sunday after breakfast and a short
devotion, we had to say our goodbyes until
the next meeting.
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Green Country Winnies
Local Chapter By Darrell Carver
February—We had a great meeting and
meal last month, hosted by Don and Judy
Holtz at Charleston’s. CW and Denise came
up from Tuttle and we were glad to see
them. We had some discussions about the
decorations for the State Rally theme of
“Out of This World.” Denise is coordinating
the room and Connie is coordinating the
stage area.
We also discussed the upcoming WIT
caravan for the Oregon Coast starting June
11 and ending on July 1. We have seven or
eight units signed up for the tour from OK.
It should be a lot of fun so if you haven’t
signed up yet, check with WIT.
The couples that host do a fantastic job
of decorating and providing prizes. At our
meeting in January, Don and Judy gave out
plaques for the door prizes that Don had
made, which were very professionally done.
Although we have no host yet for our June
campout in Eureka Springs, I have made
the reservations for the chapter.
December—The Green Country Winnies
met Saturday, Dec. 7, at Freddie’s Steak
House in Sapulpa. Attending were Darrell
Carver; Ken and Donna Zwiegel; Fred and
Janet Long; Don and Judy Holtz; Paul
and Elizabeth Warne; and our hosts, Gene
and Delores Parnell. Gene and Delores did
a fantastic job with the decorations and
gifts. Each person took home a sleigh with
Santa in it made from different types of
candy.
We want to wish everyone in Forest City
and all the other WIT clubs a very Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year! Hope to
see everyone in July again!
November—We had our Thanksgiving
gathering in Durant. It was also the 40year anniversary for both the Sooner
Schooners and Green Country, so we
decided to have a birthday party. Allen and
I even got up and did a duet of “Happy
Birthday” to the group. They will never
let us sing again, that’s for sure! We had
28 RVs in attendance with two from TX
and two from Arkansas. Bud and DiAnne
Ashpole from Ponca City joined the three
clubs. They are great people and you will
enjoy their company! Watch out for Bud,
first time playing 31 and he won several
times over the weekend! Dale and Ann
Wylie from Arkansas asked to be added to
our distribution list also.
Many individuals put in a lot of time
making the weekend successful: cooking
food, making ice cream, decorating, and
general cleaning up. Events like this don’t
just happen, it takes volunteers to make
them successful, so remember to do your
part when you can.
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Cascade Travelers
Local Chapter By Julie Wiskow
January—Present at the meeting were:
Beckey Beckey, Kish Doyle, Pearl Lewman,
Suzan Auferoth, Jim and Dottie Rocheleau,
Alan and Jean Dubois, John and Dee Cuff,
and Gene and Julie Wiskow. The meeting
was presided over by vice president, Kish
Doyle.
We received a thank you letter from the
Douglas County Family Development Center
for our offering and stuffed animals.
Our group will host the state campout in
June. We will need ideas for the meal and
help to ensure a good time for everyone.
The June campout will be at Seven Feathers
RV Resort.
December—Our regularly scheduled
Christmas luncheon was interrupted two
different times by Mother Nature. The
luncheon that was to happen on Dec. 7,
2013 did not happen until Dec. 19, 2013.
It seems that RVers do not adhere to the
same standards as the postal service. It was
wonderful when we were finally able to
break free of the confines of our homes and
gather to celebrate the Christmas season
together.
We met at The Highlands Clubhouse and
enjoyed each other’s company. We shared
the Christmas story read by Beckey and
played a fun game. We shared a wonderful
meal and even some presents. The
highlight of the afternoon was sharing our
stuffed animals and cash donation with the
Douglas County Family Development Center.
Because the Family Development Center
helps so many at-risk children, we were
excited to give them any help we could.
The teddy bears we collected offer a
touch of comfort to children in a scary
or unfamiliar situation and the cash
donation, though a drop in the bucket of
their budgetary needs, is helpful for the
continued administration of the Family
Development Center.
PENNSYLVANIA
Capitol Area Winnies
Local Chapter Dan and Lois Gates
January/February—There was snow for
the CAW Christmas Party Saturday, Dec.
14, that was held once again at Bower’s
log home in Shermansdale. In spite of the
snowy weather, 22 hardy CAW couples
attended including: Achey, Bower, Gates,
Henderson, Kohl, LaForce, Lee, Perusse,
Pysher, Swift, and Young.
LaForces were presented with an Honorary
Membership from WIT. Past CAW President,
Bob Bower, made the award presentation to
past CAW Chapter President, past PA State
President, and CAW “Founding Father,” Russ
LaForce and Doris. Kudos to Russ and Doris
for their hard work and many contributions
to CAW. Without their dedication, the CAW
would not exist.
Eleven couples braved the snow and
enjoyed themselves making the party
a success once again. Superb food from
everyone’s special recipes, fun games
including--finding the pickle in the
tree, a right/left gift exchange, and a
brief meeting comprised the afternoon’s
activities. Then it was time to depart. The
Pyshers spent the night with the Bowers
relaxing in front of the fireplace and
enjoyed watching the snow pile up. All are
looking forward to next year’s party.
November—Thank you, CAW, for another
successful silent auction to support our
2013 charity, Camp Victory. We were a
comparatively small gathering/contributors
consisting of 23 CAW members but we
enjoyed good food, good fellowship, and
good camaraderie as we presented our
donations. Donated items ranged from
delicious, homemade cookies and pickles to
a lovely quilt and beautifully carved wood
bowl. Altogether, there were almost 40
items donated.
We met as planned at Hoss’s in Enola. After
donated items were arranged for preview
and initial bidding, we socialized over
lunch. Hoss’s generously donates 5% of our
meal costs back to our organization. Since
this donation was somehow overlooked in
April, the manager generously agreed to
return 10% to us this time. After lunch,
we had a brief business meeting with lively
discussion and good ideas surrounding our
“charity” options and 2014 schedule.
After our meal and business meeting, we
had another round of bidding. Amazingly,
our group raised over $800 to add to
previously accrued monies (from our 50-50
project) for Camp Victory. We are clearly a
caring and generous group!
Join us in December to discuss opportunities and select a worthy charity for 2014!
By Jan Perusse
October—The October campout was held at
Paradise Stream Campground in Loysville,
PA. Attendees were: Joe and Rita Acri,
Burton and Sally Lee, Bob and Joan Bower,
Phil and Dale Henderson, Jay and Bonnie
Meyers, Dan and Pat Cooke, Jim and Kate
Smith, Ward and Nancy Swift, and Dick and
Linda Calkins. Dan and Lois Gates joined
the group for dinner on Thursday.
Wednesday evening we all enjoyed a
pulled pork dinner with CAW members
bringing additional potluck dishes. You
would not believe all the food that we had
to eat. Thursday morning was a potluck
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breakfast and the CAW chefs again outdid
themselves. No one goes hungry when you
camp with the Capitol Winnies. Dinner time
comes fast when you are having fun—and
it was soup and all the fixings for our
Thursday night dinner.
rigs participated and arrived throughout
the week.
As always, Paradise Stream Campground
provided us with all the necessary
amenities. We even had access to the
enclosed pavilion that kept us warm and
dry. Jim and Ward kept the wood stove
going in the pavilion, so we all were nice
and warm. The pavilion was a great place
to gather, play games, and socialize.
Friday evening was a super dinner of
potluck. So many great items to choose
from! Saturday morning, we all went to
Ryan’s to enjoy their breakfast buffet.
Following breakfast, we had our club
business meeting.
Breakfast greeted CAW members Friday
morning. Check out was not until
afternoon, so members had time to
leisurely pack up before heading home. Five
families stayed extra days to attend either
the Apple Festival or Heritage Days in the
surrounding area.
Three Rivers Winnies
Local Chapter By Eileen Darden
Three Rivers Winnies gathered at the
Springfield Grill in Mars, PA for our first
fall/winter luncheon monthly meetings.
It was a gathering of 20 people who
dined on selections of chicken, pasta
salmon, or steak. Conversations resonated
amongst members who are sad to see the
camping season end and yet glad to see
our special members who are no longer
RVing. It was a time for sharing what our
snowbird members are doing, as others are
planning some exciting things during the
winter months at home. Our meeting was
productive announcing our 2014 events for
the upcoming year.
RHODE ISLAND
Rhody Winnies
State Club By Sandy Nicolo
The Rhody Winnies holiday luncheon was
held at Chester’s Restaurant in Harmony, RI
on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2013. Fortunately, the
snow and rain came the night before and
the roads were all clear for travel. Nineteen
members enjoyed much socializing and
eating in front of the fireplace. We welcomed
new members, Mike and Sandy Manfredi
from Westerly, and hope they join us again.
There were appetizers to start followed by
dinner. No one left feeling hungry! After
holiday wishes were extended, everyone
headed back out in the cold.
SOUTH CAROLINA
Palmetto Winnebago Club
State Club By Geri Calloway
We had a great turnout for our last gettogether of the year, which was held
Nov. 15-17, 2013 at Ocean Lakes Family
Campground in Myrtle Beach, SC. Twenty
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We had seven couples who came as firsttimers or guests. We were so glad to
welcome them to our group. Three of our
guest couples decided to join our club.
Saturday afternoon, we had a wonderful ice
cream social. We actually had to find some
shade by sitting on the opposite side of the
RV. Saturday evening, we had a delicious
holiday dinner with all the trimmings.
Following dinner, the winners of the two
candy tumblers were announced and we
played the crazy Santa game. At the end of
the evening, we drew for a few door prizes
and the table centerpieces. It was a great
time.
Sunday morning, most of us prepared to
travel home and we said our farewells.
For most of us, camping season is over for
this year and we will be winterizing and
putting our RVs to bed for the winter. We
look forward to our next get-together in
the spring.
Foothill Winnie Tascas
Local chapter By Geri Calloway
The Foothills chapter joined the Palmetto
Winnebago Club for their last campout of
the season, which was held Nov. 15-17,
2013 at Ocean Lakes Family Campground
in Myrtle Beach. A total of twenty rigs
participated. One of our newest member
couples joined us for the weekend. We also
gained two new couples as members of our
chapter over the weekend.
Friday evening, we joined the state club
in a great dinner of potluck. Saturday
morning we all went to Ryan’s for breakfast
and then held our business meeting where
the 2014 campout dates were announced.
Saturday evening we all gathered for
a terrific holiday dinner, games, and
drawings for door prizes.
After years of no growth in our chapter, we
have added ten new couples to our roster
in the last two months. We look forward to
many happy times next year camping with
our old and new friends.
SOUTH DAKOTA
Rushmore Winnies
Local Chapter By Connie Howard
Nineteen members and three guests met
at the new Pizza Ranch in Rapid City for
their November luncheon meeting. Much
animated conversation entertained us. It
was great to meet Renee and Harry Hixon
and have a chance to visit with former
member, Bill Howard. As usual, the food
was varied, plentiful, and delicious.
TEXAS
Texas W Club
State Club By Alma Ellerbrock
What a FUNderful time with a hobo
theme, hosted by the Alamo Winnies in
Boerne, TX. We couldn’t have ordered
better weather! Barbara Sauer made out
a map of the local hobo hangouts for us
to look at. We had 45 rigs on the ground
with a membership of 107 rigs. Some
early arrivals visited surrounding areas
like Frederickburg, Bandera’s 11th Street
Bar and Grill, local RV dealerships, and
restaurants and shops.
After arrivals registered and received their
hobo pack-on-a-stick, many mingled,
played various games, and had happy hour
on Friday.
Friday night hosts provided various meats
with chapters bringing covered dishes.
Most everyone stayed to play card bingo
and then others stayed to play joker and
poker!!
Saturday, after a great breakfast of
biscuits and gravy with fruit and the
general meeting, Henrietta Leggett led a
large group of ladies in making a beaded
bracelet. We were all showing off our
bling!!! A rousing game of beanbag baseball
was played with men against the women.
Women were leading and the men pulled it
out in the last inning.
Saturday night, the ultimate hobo meal.
Hobo stew with all contributing a can of
soup. Little did we know, they served it in
the can!!! Also, had yummy corn breads
and desserts. Of course, we had a hobo
dressing contest with a winner from the
men and women.
The weekend ended on Sunday morning
with a thought-provoking devotional given
by Steve Ferguson, Chaplain. We all went
on our merry way in our travels.
Heart of Texas Winnies
Local Chapter By Warren Davis
Fifteen Heart of TX coaches were on the
ground for our November meeting in
Gladewater, TX at the Antique Capital RV
Park. We had an additional guest coach
from a prospective member.
The meeting was held at the community
room in the park. This park has well
maintained grounds and facilities with a
conscientious management. Gladewater
is a treasure trove for folks looking for
antiques. At our Thanksgiving meeting, the
officers do the cooking. Clarence Callaway,
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wagonmaster, prepared the main course
while all the trimmings came from the
members. Everyone contributes to make
this a special, festive occasion.
Local restaurants did not disappoint.
Members found good food, friendly service,
and reasonable prices. Of course, we had
the usual highly competitive joker and
domino games interspersed with pecan,
apple, and pumpkin pie snacks.
Heart of TX members travel with their pets.
Two new puppies were introduced to the
Heart of TX family on this trip. The Zackeys
had their eight-week old Aussie, Star:
and the Callaways had their two-year old
rescued cocker spaniel, Janie.
Our chaplain, Steve Ferguson presented an
inspirational Sunday morning devotional.
After devotional and many hugs, we left
our Heart of TX family and headed for our
homes.
UTAH
Golden Spike Travelers
Local Chapter By Karen Waldron
December—The Golden Corral in Layton
was the destination for our Christmas Party.
There were 17 members present. Janice and
Karen decorated the tables. Janice made
the beautiful table decorations. Santa’s
pants were filled with M&Ms and peanuts.
It looked like Christmas. Sue made an
adorable sleigh out of candy canes and
candy bars that she gave each of us with
an invitation to the January breakfast at
the MoonDog Cafe in Layton. Each of us
brought an unwrapped toy to donate to
Toys for Tots. We had a table full of fun
items for the children. The door prize was
a compact air compressor won by Glen and
June. We enjoyed visiting and eating lots of
good food. Merry Christmas and Happy New
Year to everyone.
November—On a beautiful fall evening,
the Golden Spike Travelers held their Nov.
12 meeting at Grannie Annie’s Family
Restaurant in Kaysville. There were twentytwo members present. It was wonderful
having everyone attending. Hosts Hal and
Pat Hallet gave each of us a cute turkey
favor full of trail mix.
Gary and Judy Rudy were honored with a
certificate for honorary membership. Gary
thanked everyone and said they really miss
not being able to come to the outings. It
was good to have them with us again. They
were great members.
It was nice to have new members
introduced, Don and Patty Uchida; they
will make a great addition to our chapter.
Wally and Dorma were excited as they were
old friends. Don drew the name for the
door prize, a really nice car organizer—
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Dorma and Wally Reynolds were the
winners.
We played a game called Get Wild. We
had to match up the animals with their
collective name—it was hard! The winner
was Nona Paskett who answered 11 out of
15 questions.
June handed out pretty invitations for the
Christmas party. Jan Ellis will be over the
Toys for Tots this year. Everyone enjoyed
visiting and getting to know Don and Patty.
This is their first motorhome, so it was fun
telling them all the do’s and don’ts.
January—Winter months finds the Winnies
in January traveling to Staunton for lunch
at Mrs. Rowes only to find the restaurant
without power at the last minute. After
quick phone calls and heading across town,
we had eleven coaches represented and
enjoyed a great lunch at Depot Grill.
Cardinal Winnie Tascas
Local Chapter By Ed Mayr
VIRGINIA
Ye Ole VA Winnie Tascas
State Club By Cathy Carrell
The Ye Ole VA Winnie Tascas gathered at
Cozy Acres Campground in Powhatan, VA
on Nov. 8-10. Cozying up to the fire was
the name of the game for the unseasonably
cold weather. However, the cold didn’t stop
28 coaches from having a weekend of great
camaraderie.
A meet and greet was held on Friday
night. It was great to hear travel stories
(or just stories) since the state meeting
in September. Our night was cut short
since there was no heat in the building.
However, a few campfires were roaring with
additional stories being told.
The meetings were held on Saturday
morning after a wonderful breakfast hosted
by the Tidewater Tascas. The afternoon was
filled with shopping, socializing, napping,
walking the beautiful campground, or
whatever the heart desired. The heat was
turned on for Saturday night’s festivities,
literally and figuratively. As usual, the
potluck dinner was extraordinaire. No
one walked away hungry. Bingo followed
dinner. Everyone had fun as we made up
for the shortened Friday night festivities.
We said our goodbyes on Sunday morning.
The mood was somber by the thought of
waiting until May for our next gathering.
Blue Ridge Winnies
Local Chapter By Nancy Coiner
February—Cold February found the Winnies
traveling to the home of the Crabtrees for
a covered dish lunch and everyone had
to bring a chocolate dessert, so we had
fourteen different heavenly chocolates to
choose from!
January meeting was held Jan. 19 aboard
the “Spirit of Washington.” It was a great
day to see Washington, DC from the
Potomac River, enjoy friendship and a
wonderful buffet. The cruise lasted about
2.5 hours.
WASHINGTON
Apple Rovers
Local Chapter By Gloria Tolbert
Meeting was called to order by President
Marcia Hogue at the Sea Galley Restaurant
in Union Gap, WA. Thank you, Jill and
Sandy Rogers, for hosting a very nice classy
luncheon!!
Members attending this outing: Phyllis
Alderson; Patsy Barber; Lee and Darlene
Cooley; Frank Howe and Jeannette
Chapman; Dave and Carolyn Curry; Jim
and Carvel Eaton; Carl and Retha Gangle;
Marcia and Garland Hogue; Don and Shirley
McInnis; Julius Reisenauer; Will and Paula
Rietzel; Sandy and Jill Rogers and their
daughter, Joyce; Jerome and Gloria Tolbert;
Roger and Melissa Simmons; and Bob and
Louise White.
Peninsula WIT Club
Local Chapter By Wayne Emery
The weekend of Feb. 7-9 found the Winnies
in Roanoke at the Civic Center participating
in Camping World’s RV show. The Winnies
had a booth promoting WIT and their
chapter. Several prospective members were
given information on joining a chapter. All
our members are anxiously awaiting spring
and their first group campout.
WIT Club News
February—Lloyd Prestridge of the Peninsula
WIT Club planned our February outing for
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Eighteen members
of the Peninsula WIT Club gathered at
Roundtable Pizza Restaurant in Silverdale,
WA for lunch and our monthly meeting.
The meeting was chaired by our vice
president team, Bill and Wanda Powell. Our
wagonmaster, Lloyd Prestridge, provided an
overview and discussion of the upcoming
outings and schedule. This outing was
hosted by chapter members, the
Orzehoskies and the Hicks. We enjoyed a
pizza and salad lunch with homemade
cupcakes for dessert, baked by Jan Hicks
and Mary Lou Orzehoskie. John Orzehoskie
supplied a word game, challenging
everyone to find the Valentine’s Day words
in the puzzle. Everyone is excited about
the 2014 schedule and we are all looking
forward to the many RV outings planned
for this year.
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January—Members have their rigs
winterized and camping is on hold for a
few months during the winter. That didn’t
stop the Peninsula WIT Club from getting
together for an outing. On Jan. 25, 2014,
twenty members of the Peninsula WIT
Club of WA attended our first meeting of
the new year at Number 1 Chinese Buffet
Restaurant in Bremerton, WA. Our newly
elected officers kicked off the new year
with a discussion of new and old business.
Our outgoing president, William Higday,
and secretary, Pat Higday, were thanked
immensely for serving as officers of our
chapter for two years. Our newly elected
officers for 2014, president, Harry Hastings;
secretary, Pam Hastings; co-vice presidents,
Bill and Wanda Powell; wagonmaster,
Lloyd Prestridge; and treasurer, Noni
Owenson. During our monthly meeting,
our membership was informed of the
upcoming 2014 outings coordinated by
our wagonmaster, Lloyd Prestridge. Each
monthly outing was discussed and some
members volunteered to host some of the
outings. We also reviewed the rallies we will
attend in WA and OR as a chapter this year.
We have an exciting year ahead and our
membership is looking forward to the first
camp outing of the new year. It wouldn’t
be right not to mention that many of our
members are SEAHAWK fans. Our member
fans want to express our No. 12 support for
the Super Bowl bound Seattle Seahawks.
GO SEAHAWKS!
December—On Dec. 7, twenty-six members
of the Peninsula WIT club of WA attended a
Christmas party at the house of hosts Skip
and Helga Nielson. Each couple brought at
least one new, unwrapped toy to be donated
to the Toys for Tots program. All the toys will
be donated to the U.S. Marine Corps, which
sponsors the Toys for Tots drive in WA.
We held our monthly meeting and then
enjoyed a delightful potluck dinner. This is
the last meeting chaired by our outgoing
president, William Higday, and secretary,
Pat Higday. Our members thank them
immensely for serving as officers of our
chapter for two years. Our new officers,
president, Harry Hastings, and secretary,
Pam Hastings, will take the reigns next
month and our chapter looks forward
to their leadership. During our monthly
meeting, our membership was informed of
the upcoming 2014 outings coordinated by
our wagonmaster, Lloyd Prestridge. We have
an exciting year ahead and our membership
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is looking forward to the first outing of the
new year. Capping off the evening was a
look back at the 2013 outings with a slide
show of pictures from this year. A great
time was had by all.
Many thanks to our hosts, Skip and Helga,
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BRITISH COLUMBIA
Fraser Valley Explorers By Hazel Robb
December—On Sunday, Dec. 8,
approximately thirty-six members of the
Fraser Valley Explorers attended the 2013
Christmas luncheon at the ABC Restaurant
in South Surrey.
It was great that honorary members and
co-founders of our chapter, Nellie and Dick,
were able to be with us but disappointing
that a couple of other long-time members
were not well enough to attend.
Harbour for Chinese food at the Jumbo
Buffet. Having been there before, we were
looking forward to another great meal and
we weren’t disappointed.
On Friday morning we arrived over at the
clubhouse for coffee and baked goods. The
rest of the day was a free day for people to
do some shopping or sightseeing or to bike
or go for a walk along the causeway. Ron
Breitenstein arranged a pool tournament
for the afternoon. In the end, Jim Partridge
came in first with no losses. Happy hour
was followed up with heavy appetizers for
dinner.
Saturday morning we sat down to a
marvelous breakfast thanks to John
Rens and his crew. Thanks also go out to
Darlene Scott and her cleanup crew. Once
the cleanup was done, it was time for our
chapter meeting. After lunch it was time
for the Great Pumpkin when Linus goes
out to the pumpkin patch to wait for the
Great Pumpkin to arrive—whoops, that’s a
different story. This was the time for seeing
who could decorate their pumpkin the
best and win bragging rights. Let me tell
you we have some very talented people in
our chapter and it was great to see them
all coming up with different ideas. First
place went to Joyce Novick, second place
went to Ivadell Mengering for the funniest
design, and Delmar Rens won for the only
male entry. Happy hour was followed with
an Italian potluck dinner. After dinner Rod
Wilson won the 50/50 drawing and took
home $60, and then it was time for bingo.
Everyone had brought gifts that they nted
to get rid of and placed them in a paper
bag and when you won at bingo, you picked
one and hoped it was something you really
needed. It was hilarious and everyone
thoroughly enjoyed it, especially with some
of the gifts that people picked.
We all gathered together visiting and
catching up on everyone’s news before
sitting down to a wonderful buffet lunch.
Towards the end of the meal, we were
treated to a performance by Randy Frisky,
Elvis impersonator, whose talents were
graciously provided to us by the generosity
of one of our members. We all enjoyed the
memories that some of his songs brought
back to us and I noticed many members
singing along with “Elvis.”
After the performance, Lois and Nina
organized a gift giving - not of material
gifts, but a box containing other boxes
which were unwrapped and passed around
to various members with a particular talent
as determined by the recipient of each box.
It had been decided at the Fidalgo Bay
outing that a cash donation to a food bank
has more purchasing value than a donation
of food stuffs, so in lieu of a gift exchange,
contributions were raised for Delta Assist.
The Christmas party was deemed a great
success by those of us who attended and
those of us who have not been able to
travel south for the winter are looking
forward to meeting again.
November—First off, let me tell you this is
one great RV park and one great chapter
outing. Rigs were coming and going so to
give you a correct total is hard to do, but
it was somewhere around twenty-five rigs.
Gordon and Kathy Weiss, who live not too
far from the RV park, were able to drive
over each day and spend it with the group.
Most of the group arrived on Thursday
and those that came a little earlier like
the Scotts headed over to the casino and
made a little pocket change. After happy
hour, thirty-two of us headed down to Oak
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Certain 2012 and newer Winnebago
Adventurer, Journey and Tour as well as
Itasca Suncruiser, Meridian and Ellipse
coaches are built with the HDMI Video
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Receiver 2, or auxiliary. TV’s connected
to this system are the Lounge TV, 2nd
Lounge TV (if equipped), Bedroom TV,
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Happy Anniversary!
Congratulations and best wishes to the
following clubs and chapters celebrating
significant anniversaries during March,
April and May!
20 years
25 years
30 year
40 year
April – AB – Alberta Wild Rose
WIT (04/1994)
May – WA – Yakima Apple Rovers
(05/1994)
April – NJ – Jersey Sea Shells
(04/1989)
March – OH – Northcoast Winnies
(03/1984)
March – FL – Mid-Florida Winnies
(03/1974)
Gene & Mickey O’Boyle,
W73209, 60 years
Alice & Alan Rochford,
W92065, 52 years
Nick & Irene Toldi, W073534,
57 years
Bill & Karen Pearce, 3 years
Sue & Ken Kibbe, W76476, 57
years
Bob & Bev Dudley, W087014,
55 years
Terry & Sherry Smay, 31 years
Nancy & Sonny King,
Honorary, 55 years
Rocky & Sandra Bogseth,
W154464, 57 years
Jim & Joanne Pazderski,
W149201, 40 years
Kay & Lee Horacefield,
W144075, 51 years
Jill & Sandy Rogers, 56 years
Mike & Carol Moore, W159668,
50 years
Ron & Loretta Gister,
W116943, 55 years
Katie & Bob Till, Honorary, 62
years
Rich & Helen Hedke, W82858,
66 years
David and Myra Silversparre,
W158408, 57 years
Dave & Marge Wilcox,
W118029, 50 years
James & Leona Applegate,
W079731, 61 years
Bob & Joyce Kathman,
W60856, 60 years
Charles & Barbara Sykora,
W149524, 59 years
Paddy & Jean Rowell, W51257,
65 years
Terrence & Joan McDonald, 51
years
Gary & Julia Bradley,
W158407, 52 years
Doug & Gayle Millis, W115114,
51 years
Delilah & Tommy Parsley,
W105411, 61 years
Tony & Linda Turri, W135394,
57 years
Delbert & Thelma Osborn,
W106192, 50 years
Andy & Joann Anderson,
W119373, 48 years
Carolyn & Bill Roberts,
W105544, 53 years
Charley & Judy Weaver,
W12335, 50 Years
Bob & Barbara Holt, W85844,
52 years
Dick & Marcia Liddiard,
W80035, 47 years
Joyce & Del McElyea, W64340,
58 years
Chet & Diane Dzwonkowski,
W126285, 52 Years
Chet & Pat Mower, 12 years
WIT Member Anniversaries
Allan & Evy Dean, W088479
Jim & Dottie Primm,
W078155, 63 years
Jim & Margaret Newland,
W118775, 61 years
Bev & Andy Thies, W129916,
60 years
WIT Member Memorials
William Wakemen, W117844. Former chapter president, Jersey
WIT club president, and one of the volunteers at GNR. He passed
away Friday, October 4, 2013.
Raymond Luke Vaughn, WIT 7219, passed away December 22,
2013. Raymond was the most senior active charter member in
the state of Georgia.
Gene Droogen, W151107, passed away in October 2013. He was a
member of WIT and the Delaware Valley Winnies for 5 years.
Sophie Caldwell, W137721, passed away February 2, 2014.
Colleen Gates, W055459, honorary WIT Club member, passed
away January 1, 2014. Colleen and her husband, David, enjoyed
traveling throughout the United States in their Winnebago RVs
and were former members of the International Association of
WIT State Club Presidents.
Jim Berthay, W065151, passed away October 3, 2013. He was
a former member of the WIT LEO Club and served as its first
president in 1988. He was also a former member of the TN State
Club and the Mississippi Winnies. He is survived by his wife,
Carol, of Manchester, TN.
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Sandy Grimes, WIT 70041, passed away on February 10, 2014. A
long-time member of the Lone Cypress Winnitasacans and CoPresident of the California State Club in 1999. She is survived by
her husband, Don, 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
Bill Rice, W068441, passed away on January 20. He was a long
time member of the Red River Wrangers and Texas “W.” He is
survived by his three children.
Mike Chittick passed away on January 8, 2014. He was a past
president of NYS Excelsior Winnies.
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Winnebago Named 2013
‘Newsmaker of the Year’
by RVBusiness Magazine
FOREST CITY, IOWA, January 30, 2014 – Winnebago Industries,
Inc. (NYSE:WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation
vehicle manufacturer, was named “Newsmaker of the Year” for
2013 by RVBusiness Magazine and RVBusiness.com.
According to Sherman Goldenberg, partner and publisher of
RVBusiness, “We picked Winnebago as our 2013 Newsmaker
of the Year over and above other companies that also
benefitted from last year’s recovering marketplace because
the Iowa-based RV builder has to a great extent reinvented
itself as it strives to become more of sales-driven company
versus a manufacturing-centric firm. This transformation is
largely a response to challenges posed by a revamped senior
management team led for the past three years by Chairman,
CEO and President Randy Potts, a 30-year Winnebago veteran,
and, more recently, by Scott Degnan, a former Fleetwood
Enterprises Inc. exec who now serves as vice president of sales
and product management. And in the final analysis, RVB’s staff
concluded, the rebirth of Winnebago, a company billing itself
as “The Most Recognized Name in Motor Homes,” is in many
ways emblematic of the entire industry’s ongoing recovery.”
”It is a great honor for Winnebago and all our employees to
be recognized by RVBusiness for this prestigious award,” said
Winnebago Industries Chairman, CEO and President Randy
Potts. “We’ve worked very hard in this recovering market,
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literally reinventing ourselves in every aspect of our business
from the way we manage the product development process
to branding our products and beyond. We look at every day
as a new opportunity for continued improvement and will
continue to make the changes necessary to grow profitably
as we go forward. We’re very excited about what the future
holds for Winnebago.”
About Winnebago
Winnebago, “The Most Recognized Name in Motorhomes®”,
is a leading U.S. manufacturer of recreation vehicles, which
are used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation
activities. The Company and its subsidiary build quality
motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheel products and transit
buses under the Winnebago, Itasca, Winnebago Touring
Coach, SunnyBrook and Metro brand names. Winnebago
Industries has received the Quality Circle Award from the
Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association every year since 1996.
The Company’s common stock is listed on the New York and
Chicago Stock Exchanges and traded under the symbol WGO.
Options for the Company’s common stock are traded on the
Chicago Board Options Exchange. For access to Winnebago
Industries’ investor relations material or to add your name
to an automatic email list for Company news releases, visit,
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Calling all
Shutterbugs!
Part of the fun of traveling is snapping photos along the way to
capture the memories made at your favorite destinations. WIT
Club wants to celebrate your memories and your photography
talents with our WIT Club Photography Contest. There will
be four winners of this contest. One in each of the
contest categories as well as a “Peer Judged”
winner chosen by WIT Club Members during
the 2014 Grand National Rally. All photo
submissions will be on display in the
Visitor Center and WIT Club Members will
be invited to vote for
their favorite.
Terms:
WIT Club’s 2014
Photography Contest is
open NOW through June
30, 2014. By submitting
an entry, each
contestant agrees to
the rules of the contest
and states that you are a
WIT Club member who is 18
years or older. Photos must
have been shot during the period
from July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014.
Who may enter:
WIT Club Member photographers who
are 18 years old or older – except
for individuals who are employees
of Winnebago Industries, Inc. and
others living in their households – are
eligible. WIT Club will determine winners’
eligibility in its sole discretion.
What to enter:
Enter one of three categories:
Nature—Animals, plants, geological or climatological features.
People—Individuals from all walks of life.
Destinations—Landscapes or landmarks from RV travels.
Each member may enter ONE image in EACH of the three
categories with a maximum of three photographs in the contest.
Cropped photos are eligible in all categories. We do not accept
digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered photos. We do not accept
photographs submitted through the mail.
High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable. Digital
photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible. Send a
separate e-mail for each photo submitted. Photographs must be in a .jpeg
or .jpg format. Files submitted may not be larger than 5Mb.
For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure
a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the
subject’s parent or guardian and provide it to the WIT Club upon
request.
Prizes:
Winners of each category will receive $50 and will also be featured
on a cover of a future issue of WIT Club News. The “Peer Judged”
winner chosen by WIT Club Members during GNR will receive $25 and
will be announced on the last day of GNR. All category winners will
be announced in the 2014 August/September issue of WIT Club News.
How to enter:
E-mail your photo along with your name, WIT Club #, and contact
information to [email protected] no later than
June 30, 2014. Please include WIT CLUB PHOTO CONTEST and
your desired category in the subject line.
By entering, the contestant grants WIT Club authorization for use
in our print and online publications. Winners will be asked to sign
a release for use of their work. Any photograph reproduced will
include a photographer credit.
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Road Bites
Strawberry
Salad
Sliced Strawberries and almonds
are pretty traditional with this
salad. I like to add the color of
blueberries or blackberries
depending on the season. I’ve
also added roasted chicken
chunks and feta cheese.
Whatever suits your fancy. The
dressing is very versatile. It’s
always light and refreshing.
1 head romaine lettuce
(can also use 1 bag of spinach)
1 pint sliced strawberries
(blueberries or blackberries are a
good addition also)
1 small red onion sliced in rings
Sliced almonds
½ cup light mayonnaise
2 tsp. vinegar
¼ cup sugar
½ cup milk
2 tsp. poppy seeds
Rinse lettuce, berries, and onion. Allow
to drain well. In a separate bowl mix
mayo, vinegar, sugar, milk, and poppy
seeds (a Tupperware shaker works well for
this). Blend well. Pour dressing over salad
and toss before serving.
This Road Bites recipe comes to us from
Donna Graham, W143026, of Iowa.
Holiday Bars
Enjoy this great dessert any time of the year by using different
colored M & M candies for various holidays throughout the year
(green for St. Patrick’s Day, pastels for Easter, orange and brown for
Halloween, red and pink for Valentine’s Day etc.)!
1 ½ cup quick cooking oats
1 ½ cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
½ tsp. salt
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup chopped pecans
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chocolate chips
2 Tbsp. butter, softened
¾ cup M & M candies
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 13" x 9"
pan with cooking spray. Mix oats, flour,
brown sugar, salt and melted butter. Stir
in pecans. Remove 1 cup of the mixture
and set aside for topping. Press remainder
into pan.
In a 2 quart saucepan, cook condensed
milk, chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons
butter over medium heat, stirring
constantly until chips are melted and
mixture is smooth. Spread over crust.
Sprinkle with M & M candies and reserved
oat mixture; press into chocolate mixture.
Bake 23 to 25 minutes or until set. Cool
completely; cut into rows 8 x 4.
This Road Bites recipe comes to us from
Karen Pearce, W150362, of Iowa.
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Winnebago Outdoor Adventures
New Oregon Coast Caravan
June 11 - July 1
The all-new Oregon Coastal Caravan is
a spectacular event offering miles of
breathtaking views of the Pacific, sandy
beaches, towering rugged cliffs, coastal
lighthouses, quaint seaside towns, and
sightseeing adventures. Your journey begins
at the northern most part of Oregon in
Astoria, ending at Crescent City, CA in the
northern most part of California.
Black Hills Adventure
June 16-22
A tour of the Black Hills of South Dakota, an oasis of pine clad mountains on the Great
Plains, is one you will not want to miss! This event offers everything you expect from
a mountain vacation: Natural Parks, scenic drives, American Indian Culture, abundant
wildlife and numerous attractions for adults and children alike. See Mt. Rushmore, Crazy
Horse, the Shrine of Democracy and the beauty of Needles Highway. Stay six nights with
full hookups at the Happy Holiday RV Park in Rapid City, SD.
WIT Club Member Price:
1 unit/2 people: $2,800
1 unit/1 person: $1,875
Each guest: $1,050
Atlantic Canada Caravan
June 24 - August 8
Charming fishing villages, lighthouses,
expansive forests, lobster suppers, huge
tides, quaint farms, whales and exotic
sea birds, sand dune covered beaches,
and rocky ocean cliffs beckon you to this
caravan! Begin this unforgettable journey
along this popular coastline at Kiwanis
Oceanfront Campground in Saint Andrews,
New Brunswick. See witclub.com for all the
daily details of this incredible and popular
caravan!
WIT Club Member Price:
1 unit/2 people: $7,850
1 unit/1 person: $5,150
Each guest: $2,925
Tow car to Newfoundland: $210
Twin Cities Adventure
June 29 - July 6
Welcome to the land of sky blue water
and the Twin Cities! We’ll explore City of
the Lakes, Minneapolis, and her sister, the
Capitol City of Saint Paul, MN. We’ll explore
two spectacular cities which are both in
their own charming ways, magnificent
cities to experience. Your tour guide will
narrate highlights of Minneapolis, Saint
Paul, and neighborhoods in-between,
including historic sites, legendary homes,
and breathtaking landmarks. You’ll enjoy a
seven-night stay at the Twin Cities premier
RV park, Dakotah Meadows RV Park, located
at the Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, MN.
WIT Club Member Price:
1 unit/2 people: $1,350
1 unit/1 person: $800
Each guest: $575
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WIT Club Member Price:
1 unit/2 people: $1,400
1 unit/1 person: $875
Each guest: $700
Canadian Rockies/Calgary
Stampede
June 30 - July 9
Banff National Park is a vast untamed
territory that begs to be explored. Wild
animals roam the valleys, eagles soar
over the Canadian Rocky Mountains and
pure water streams into rivers from 1,000
glaciers. Hundreds of years ago aboriginal
natives first discovered its beauty, quickly
followed by explorers, map makers, and
mountain climbers. And now you! Your tour
will include 8 nights of camping with full
hookups at Spring Creek RV Campground
in Canmore, Alberta located 14 miles from
Banff National Park, and a day at “The
Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” The
Calgary Stampede.
WIT Club Member Price:
Alaska Caravan
July 14 - August 31
It’s no wonder why this is one of our most
popular caravans! Don’t miss out on the
chance to travel with Winnebago Outdoor
Adventures seeing some of the most
magnificent scenery in the world and to
experience its beauty and history firsthand.
It is an opportunity for you to see parts of
British Columbia, the Yukon Territory, and
Alaska that might otherwise be missed.
See all the details of this fabulous journey
online at witclub.com.
WIT Club Member Price:
1 unit/2 people: $6,900
1 unit/1 person: $4,300
Each guest: $3,150
1 unit/2 people: $2,600
1 unit/1 person: $1,675
Each guest: $1,100
Grand Circle Caravan
September 3 - 30
The vast land of the Grand Circle is yours to explore - from the high red rock canyon
walls of southern UT to the higher elevation of the awe-inspiring North Rim. Travel off
the beaten path to one of the most photographed landscapes in America, Monument
Valley, a traditional Navajo homeland. You will tour Canyonlands, Arches National Park,
Bryce Canyon and much more!
WIT Club Member Price:
1 unit/2 people: $4,150
1 unit/1 person: $2,465
Each guest: $1,800
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New England Caravan
Great River Road Caravan
Discover the wonders of New England while traveling
along back roads, through villages and farmland, giving
you the opportunity to become better acquainted
with local people and their customs of which they are
so proud. This caravan begins on the western edge
of Vermont, traveling east, crossing through New
Hampshire, the Maine coast, and down into Eastern
Massachusetts with trips into Connecticut and Rhode
Island. A dinner cruise aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen
on Lake Champlain kicks off this popular caravan!
What a great time you will have on this
caravan as you travel the Great River
Road through America’s ten Mississippi
River states, with an incredible array of
unforgettable attractions and unique
events. Rendezvous in Bemidji, Minnesota
where a chartered coach will take you on
a tour of the Itasca State Park. Here you
will be able to walk across the Mighty
Mississippi where this small creek starts its
winding journey of 2,552 miles to the Gulf
of Mexico.
September 14 - October 22
September 9 - October 8
WIT Club Member Price:
1 unit/2 people: $4,300
1 unit/1 person: $2,500
Each guest: $1,800
WIT Club Member Price:
1 unit/2 people: $5,100
1 unit/1 person: $3,225
Each guest: $2,000
Washington DC Adventure
Norsk Hostfest
Discover the majesty of our national
monuments and the beauty of our
parks! Impressive architecture, national
monuments and museums – this is an
adventure you will not want to miss!
You’ll enjoy the ideal location for
your seven-night stay while touring
the Nation’s Capitol, Cherry Hill
Campground, the closest RV park to
Washington, D.C.
Norsk Hostfest is North America’s largest Scandinavian festival
held each fall in Minot, North Dakota. The event is conducted
in the All Seasons Arena on the grounds of the North Dakota
State Fair in Minot, North Dakota. Tens of thousands of
people attend the Norsk Hostfest to celebrate and partake
in the Scandinavian culture and entertainment. You won’t
find such a wide variety of authentic Scandinavian food
anywhere else in North America! Your Hostfest experience
will include shuttle bus service from your camping area to the
Hostfest’s main door, international shopping at the Viking Market,
celebrity chefs, and three Great Hall performances.
September 23 - 30
WIT Club Member Price:
1 unit/2 people: $2,175
1 unit/1 person: $1,435
Each guest: $1,075
September 30 - Oct 5
WIT Club Member Price:
1 unit/2 people: $1,200
1 unit/1 person: $690
Each guest: $540
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
October 4-12
Put hundreds of giant, brightly colored hot air
balloons in the same place on a perfect October
morning, have them rise all at once into New
Mexico’s impossibly blue sky, and you have one of
the man-made wonders of the world! This why
you will not want to miss out on all the fun
and activities we have planned for the 2014
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
WIT Club Member Price:
1 unit/2 people: $2,300
1 unit/1 person: $1,325
Each guest: $1,050
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Contact Information
Pam Urbatsch, 641/585-6466
[email protected]
Melissa Kearney, 641/585-6267
[email protected]
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New Sun Valley Jazz
Jamboree
Made in America Adventure
October 10-19
The Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree is an event
not to be missed! Touted by patrons and
musicians alike, this event is hailed as the
“Cadillac of Jazz Festivals,” and truly is
spectacular. To add to the fun, the Jazz
Jamboree is preceded by the “Trailing of
the Sheep” Festival, a unique three-day
festival honoring the history, heritage and
cultures of sheepherding in Idaho and the
West. Guests will camp 10 nights at the
River Run Lodge in Sun Valley, ID.
WIT Club Member Price:
1 unit/2 people: $975
1 unit/1 person: $575
Each guest: $475
Oct 5-13
America was “born” in the great state of Pennsylvania and so were many American
icons. Let’s go tour and see just what America is made of – from Harley-Davidson
motorcycles to pretzels and chips to Hershey’s chocolate! We’ll also take a couple days
to quiet our minds from the hustle and bustle to appreciate our Civil War history and
to learn about the Amish lifestyle and the rich traditions of Lancaster County. These
seven days are full of great sightseeing, mixing history with present-day Pennsylvania.
WIT Club Member Price:
1 unit/2 people: $2,000
1 unit/1 person: $1,375
Each guest: $925
New York City Adventure
Christmas in Branson
We look forward to providing you with a fun,
interesting and entertaining sightseeing
experience in The Big Apple! Take your seat
and watch the curtain rise for two exciting
top Broadway Shows! See the fabulous lights
of Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, the
Metropolitan Museum of Art and experience
the magic of NYC at sundown as you gracefully
cruise past the city’s famous landmarks. You’ll
stay eight nights with water and electric at
the Liberty Harbor RV Park with a view of the
Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Lower
Manhattan skyline.
Holiday cheer and world-class
live entertainment combine for
an unforgettable Branson Country
Christmas in Branson, Missouri. WIT
Club members will enjoy Christmasthemed, star-studded production
shows, millions of holiday lights, along
with warm Ozarks hospitality. The 2014
Branson Country Christmas will be an
experience you will not want to miss!
Join us at the conveniently located
America’s Best Campground for a fivenight stay with 50-amp full hookups.
WIT Club Member Price:
WIT Club Member Price:
October 14-22
1 unit/2 people: $4,200
1 unit/1 person: $2,550
Each guest: $1,800
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November 13-19
1 unit/2 people: $1,600
1 unit/1 person: $950
Each guest: $750
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Registration Form
WIT Club #
Non-WIT Member
Each caravan and adventure has a maximum
number of units and/or persons that may be
included. Some events are filled well in advance
and a standby list is maintained. As a result,
you are encouraged to sign up early for the
event of your choice.
Event
Name (as you want it on your name badge)
Caravan/Adventure Deposit and
Payment Schedule
Spouse/Companion Name (as you want it on your name badge)
1. Upon registration: $100 deposit unless
stated otherwise on ad. Please allow 4-6
weeks for processing.
Address
City
StateZip
Tow Car Pet
CellPhone
RV License Pl#
Length of Unit
Type/Brand
Pass Side
Driver Side
Location of slide(s)
# of slides
Handicap? Name and special needs
Additional persons in unit - list name(s) as they want it to appear on their name badge(s)
Are you celebrating a special event during this time? such as a birthday or anniversary?
List state name, date and occasion
One unit/2 people
__
One unit/1 person
# of Guests @
$
each
$
Non-WIT member fee
$
Less deposit of $100 (or amount stated in ad) enclosed with this form
$
Balance due for this event after payment of deposit
$
Balance of event fee is due and payable 75 days prior to activity. If sending registration is less than 75
days before event, remit full amount.
Personal Check
Visa
CARD #
MasterCard
Winnebago Outdoor Adventures
Schedule Policy
Discover
EXP DATE
3-digit Security Code
In consideration for being able to participate in any Winnebago Outdoor Adventures sponsored caravan, adventure, special event or
other function, the named registrant(s) agree to hold harmless, defend and indemnify Winnebago Outdoor Adventures, Winnebago
Outdoor Adventures rally operators, and Winnebago Industries, Inc., its successors and assigns, from any and all claims for loss,
damage or injury to property or person, for any cause whatsoever occurring during its event. Registrant expressly acknowledges and
assumes responsibility for any minors in his/her care.
Note: To avoid canceling a caravan, Winnebago Outdoor Adventures reserves the right to run a caravan with only one host couple if
we do not meet the minimum number of RV reservations needed to run the event.
By signing below, I acknowledge that I have read, understand, and agree to all terms and conditions noted on this page. This
reservation form must be signed to become valid.
RegistrantDate
2. Full payment of balance is due 75 days
prior to the start of the event unless
otherwise stated.
Winnebago Outdoor Adventures reserves the right to
make changes prior to and during the caravan and
adventure. Changes may involve sight-seeing events,
campgrounds, and/or meals. Any changes made are in
the best interest of the participant, or as a result of
circumstances beyond our control.
Cancellation Policy
Written cancellation of your caravan or
adventure reservation must be made to
the Winnebago Outdoor Adventures Office.
Cancellation date is effective immediately
upon receipt of your written notice in the
Winnebago Outdoor Adventures Office in Forest
City, IA.
Winnebago Outdoor Adventures will retain a
$35 cancellation fee if reservation is cancelled
prior to final payment deadline. If, for any
reason, reservation is cancelled 74 to 15 days
prior to start of event, Winnebago Outdoor
Adventures will retain a $35 cancellation fee
plus 10 percent of full cost of event, plus
charges incurred from guarantees and/or
deposits made for registrant. If, for any reason,
reservation is cancelled 14 days or less prior to
start of event, Winnebago Outdoor Adventures
will retain a $35 cancellation fee plus 20
percent of full cost of event plus charges
incurred from guarantees and/or deposits made
for registrant. NOTE: This can be a substantial
amount. For Trip Cancellation Insurance
information, call 800-331-1520.
Normal processing time for caravan and
adventure refunds is 6-8 weeks after the end of
the event.
The uniqueness of some caravans and
adventures require a deposit and cancellation
schedule other than the one listed above. If so,
requirements will be noted in the descriptive
literature and/or the WIT Club News.
mail to:
Winnebago Outdoor Adventures,
PO Box 268, Forest City, Iowa 50436
It’s so easy to see North America with a Winnebago Outdoor Adventures
Caravan or Adventure! Call for more information today! 1-800-643-4892, Ext. 1
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EXPERIENCE
THE
We’ll Do The Rest
Find out why WIT Club members have been raving about our caravans
and adventures since 1988! Our attention to detail will allow you to
focus on the fun and remove the uncertainties of exploring new places!
Winnebago Outdoor Adventures offers carefree travel hosted by professionally
trained guides to incredible destinations throughout North America with the
freedom to relax in your own RV.
Plan to visit us at our Winnebago Outdoor Adventures Tent located just north
east of Friendship Hall during GNR! We will preview our 2015 Caravan and
Adventure Schedule; you can visit with our Event Hosts; and register to win!
Our friends at Farm & City Insurance Services are generously sponsoring a
drawing for a $1,000 gift certificate to use toward the Adventure of your choice!
GNR Tent Hours:
Wednesday, July 16 – Friday, July 18
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, July 19
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sunday, July 20
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Join Winnebago Outdoor Advent
some fun in the Twin Cities June ures for
29-July 6
on your way to GNR! Enjoy the rich
majestic parks, and small town mid history,
charm of a growing metropolis! west
GNR Attendee Discount: Register
for Twin
Cities Adventure and GNR – we’ll
discount
the Twin Cities event by $50. Register
for this
adventure with a friend who’s also
attending GNR,
and you will each receive $100 disc
ount on the
Twin Cities Adventure!
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For event details, please see:
www.witclub.com/wit_tours
Call Pam for event details at 641-585
-6466.
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Don’t Miss Our Seminars Offered
Throughout GNR:
Winnebago Outdoor Adventures
Caravan Reunion
Wednesday, July 16 – 3:00 PM Seminar F
Winnebago Outdoor Adventures
Rally & Caravan Seminar
Topic: Current & New Events
Thursday, July 17 – 9:00 AM Seminar D
Winnebago Outdoor Adventures
Rally & Caravan Seminar
Topic: Traveling in Canada and Mexico
Friday, July 18 – 9:00 AM Seminar D
Want to know more or make reservations
for 2014 - 2015 events? Give us a call!
Pam Urbatsch, 641-585-6466
[email protected]
Melissa Kearney, 641-585-6267
[email protected]
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Tour Schedule
Pasadena Rose Parade
Puerto Penasco, Mexico # 1
Puerto Penasco, Mexico # 2
Florida Sunshine Adventure
(Includes Naples & Key West)
Explore Galveston Adventure
San Antonio Fiesta
Lewis & Clark Caravan
Tour Springfield and Chicago, IL
Atlantic Canada Caravan
Oregon Coast Caravan
Canadian Rockies &
The Calgary Stampede
Twin Cities Adventure
Alaska Caravan
Grand Circle Caravan
Upstate New York Caravan
River Road Caravan
Norsk Hostfest - Minot, ND
Albuquerque, NM Balloon Fiesta
Smoky Mountain Adventure
Tour Savannah, GA & Charleston, SC
Sun Valley, ID Jazz Jamboree
Branson Country Christmas
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Dates
Dec 28, 2014 - Jan 2, 2015
Feb 9 - 20
Feb 23 - March 6
April 1 - 10
April 10 - 16
April 19 - 27
May 19 - June 22
June 14 - 24
June 23 - Aug 7
June 25 - July 16
June 29 - July 8
June 28 - July 5
July 12 - Aug 30
Sept 2 - 29
Sept 9 - Oct 7
Sept 13 - Oct 22
Sept 29 - Oct 4
Oct 1 - 9
Oct 4 - 11
Oct 9 – 17
Oct 9 - 18
Nov 12 - 18
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Greetings
WIT Club Members!
Winnebago Industries and WIT Club Staff, or
should we say, GNR Mission Control, would
like to invite you to join us in Forest City,
Iowa, for an “Out of This World” experience as
we celebrate 45 years of the WIT Club Grand
National Rally and 45 years since The United
States’ Apollo 11 manned mission to the moon.
With both events taking place in the summer
of 1969, what better way to celebrate than
to rendezvous in Forest City, Iowa in July
for a week-long celebration of Winnebago
Industries products, complete with seminars,
entertainment, vendors, friends and fun!
The Grand National Rally will blast off this
year on Wednesday, July 16 and run through
Sunday, July 20. This new mid-week kick off
is designed to better meet the schedules of
more WIT Club members by enabling attendees
to take less vacation time to travel to Forest
City and attend. We’ll kick off the 2014 Grand
National Rally with opening ceremonies on
Wednesday morning, July 16 and jump into
a full-schedule of activities for all attendees
through closing ceremonies on Sunday
afternoon, July 20.
As many WIT Club members know, Forest City
also hosts its annual Puckerbrush Days festival
every summer. This year’s Puckerbrush Days
take place July 17-20. The WIT Club will be
partnering with the community to ensure
guests will be able to experience the wide
range of activities available for this great
community celebration in addition to enjoying
GNR. Our five day rally will bring the best of
both events – you won’t want to miss it!
Gates will open for GNR Pre-Rally parking on
Monday, July 7 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. and will
continue daily from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. through
Thursday, July 10. GNR Pre-Rally parking will
continue Friday, July 11 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00
p.m. daily through Tuesday, July 15. GNR PreRally parking costs are payable at the gate
upon arrival, section C-50 is $15 per night, 50
amp sections are $12 per night, and 30 amp
sections are $10 per night.
Does this sound like an “Out of This World”
time you don’t want to miss?! You’re in luck
as there is still time to register! Please see the
GNR registration form for registration costs.
We cannot wait to see you in Forest City, Iowa
in July! We’re getting ready for lift-off and we
promise you’ll have a blast!
The countdown continues!
10…9…8…7…6…
5…4…3…
The 2014 GNR
t-shirts have
arrived
& they are OUT OF THIS WORLD!!
Be the first to get yours! Shop online at
www.WinnebagoOutdoor.com
or call the Winnebago Outdoor Store at
641-585-6109
S - M - L - XL
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2014 Grand national Rally
Registration Form (Please print)
July 16-20, 2014
Arrival Date: ________________________
Name: ______________________________________________ Co-Pilot: _____________________________________________
WIT No. : _________________ Home No. : _______________________________ Cell No. : _______________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________________
City: __________________________________________________________________ State: ____________ ZIP: ____________
First time attending GNR? : _____
# of GNR’s attended: _____
Email address*: ____________________________________________________ no ConFiRMationS aRe MaileD
*confirmations will be emailed to this address
Unit Serial # (12 or 17 digits): __________________________________________
Number of Slides?: _____ My Unit is 30 amp
 or 50 amp 
Do you have a permanent attachment adding to the total length of coach?
No _____ Yes _____, Total Length _____________
yoU MUSt Be a MeMBeR oF tHe Wit ClUB anD aRRiVe in a
WinneBaGo inDUStRieS PRoDUCt to PaRtiCiPate
__________________________________________________________________
Guest Name
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
CanCellation PoliCy
• Cancellation requests received by
Friday, June 13, 2014 will be subject
to a $35 fee.
• Cancellation requests received June
16, 2014 or after are non-refundable.
• Cancellation requests must be
received by email
[email protected], fax
641.585.6703, or by letter in order to
be processed. The effective date of
the cancellation is determined when
this communication is received. A
telephone call is not sufficient in
processing a cancellation.
• Please allow 4-6 weeks after receipt
of cancellation.
ConFiRMationS Will Be eMaileD
aS ReGiStRationS aRe ReCeiVeD
__________________________________________________________________
Make check(s) payable to WIT Club.
Payment must be in United States
currency or exchange equivalent.
Mail payment and registration form
to: 2014 Grand National Rally, P.O. Box
268, Forest City, IA 50436.
__________________________________________________________________
Please call Wit Club at
__________________________________________________________________
641-585-6874
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
Youth Name
Age
__________________________________________________________________
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2014 GnR Rally Fee–non-tRanSFeRaBle
ALL FEES ARE PER UNIT
CONFIRMATIONS WILL BE EMAILED AS REGISTRATIONS ARE RECEIVED
RALLY FEES MUST ACCOMPANY THIS REGISTRATION
1st Parking Choice: ___________________________________________
2nd Parking Choice: ___________________________________________
Please notify Wit Club for special needs consideration: Must have proof of disability, e.g. photocopy of parking permit.
Early birds can deduct $30.00 from
registration fee if post-marked by April 12, 2014.
Section Full
30 amp sections
50 amp sections
Section C-50
Dry Camping
$210
$230
$280
$150
Mail payment and registration form to: 2014 Grand national Rally, P.o. Box 268, Forest City, iowa 50436.
Method of Payment:
 Personal Check 
VISA

MasterCard
 Discover
Card No. : ____________ - ____________ - ____________ - ____________ Exp. Date: __________ 3-digit code______
Signed: _______________________________________________________ Date: ______________________________
application for Participation in Merchants and Crafts Row for the 2014 Grand national Rally
Your Company Name (if applicable) ____________________________________________________________________
List products and brands of items you wish to sell: ________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Merchant and Craft Row parking is based on seniority.
PaRKinG aRea DeSCRiPtionS
30 aMP
MeRCHantS RoW–An area set aside for WIT Club members,
staying in coaches from which they sell only COMMERCIALLY
PRODUCED articles. Sales are subject to Iowa Sales Tax. Contact
Heidi Nyhus, WIT Club Coordinator, 641-585-6874, for more information on Merchants Row. Add $10 to Registration Cost. 25 ft.
x. 40 ft.
CRaFtS RoW–An area set aside for WIT Club members, staying in
their coaches from which they sell only HAND CRAFTED articles.
Sales are subject to Iowa Sales Tax. Contact Heidi Nyhus, WIT Club
Coordinator, 641-585-6874, for more information on Crafts Row.
Add $10 to Registration Cost. 25 ft. x 40 ft.
MilWit ClUB–Open only to members of the MILWIT Club who
are active or retired military and their spouses.
Wit SinGleS ClUB–Singles only.
Wit leo ClUB–Open to members of WIT LEO, past and present
law enforcement officers.
no-toW BaGoS ClUB–Owners of Rialtas, LeSharos/Phasars or
'02-'04 Vistas/Sunstars.
Wit 365 ClUB–Open only to members of the 365 Club (Those
living in their unit at least six months out of the year.)
Wit RaDio ClUB–Open only to members of WIT Club Amateur
Radio.
netWit ClUB–Computer Club members.
Wit RoDs–Open to members of WIT Club RODs Club.
ClaSSiC WinneBaGo ClUB–Winnebago & Itasca RV’s at least
20 years old.
State RoW–You may park in any state row.
eRa/navion/View/Reyo/Via–ERA, Navion, View, Reyo and/or
Via only TOWABLE–SunnyBrook or Winnebago brand towable
product.
loWeR D–Large sites/30 amp. Limited # available.
HanDiCaP–Members of the Handicap Club will be given first
consideration in the handicap parking area. Handicap parking is
extended to members who have physical impairments preventing their participation in activities unless parked in the Handicap
Areas.
50 aMP
SeCtion e–Large sites/50 amp Limited # available.
SeCtion C-50– 70 ft. x 35 ft. 50-amp sites, car parking available
next to coach. Limited # available.
SeCtion FUll
DRy CaMPinG– (NON-ELECTRIC AREA) Generators may run from
7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
no CaR PaRKinG neXt to Unit eXCePt in HanDiCaP aRea &
SeCtion C-50 SPeCial PaRKinG PeRMit to Be DiSPlayeD in VeHiCle at all tiMeS
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MVP’s needed
Do you know who the Most Valuable People are at
GNR?! Our volunteers of course, and we invite you
to be one of our MVPs! We must fill hundreds of
volunteer assignments in order to host the Grand
National Rally each year. If those who can will work
just one shift, we will have more than enough
volunteers to fill our positions.
So… that being said...
How do you volunteer?
Please complete and submit the
form below to the WIT Club
Office (P.O. Box 268,
Forest City, IA 50436).
It will be sent directly
to Jeanie Bienvenu,
WIT Club Western Area
Representative. You can also submit the
form online on the WIT Club website (witclub.com/
grand_national_rally) When you arrive at GNR you will
find your assignment(s) in your envelope at check-in
along with your other rally information.
A description of the volunteer assignments is on the
WIT Club website (witclub.com/grand_national_rally) or
contact Jeanie at 337/983-7746 or [email protected]
for further information. After you arrive and receive
you assignment(s) should you have conflicts with
seminars or other activities you would like to
attend you will find a volunteer tent set up near
the President’s Club’s officers coaches across
from River Oaks at the West end of Hanson
Blvd. from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each
day. You can stop by the tent, let
them know about the problem,
and they can re-assign
you to another shift in
order to free you up for
the activities you are
interested in. You can also
check in if you have free time to fill and they can tell
you if there are any unfilled assignments you could
help with. Our goal is to make this an easy process for
everyone, while relieving the burden on a few.
GNR
Volunteer Form
Please complete and mail to the WIT Club office.
For your convenience, you can go to our WIT Club website at
witclub.com/grand_national_rally and complete the form online. It will be forwarded directly to Jeanie.
Expected date
of arrival in
Name ______________________________________________ WIT # ___________________ Forest City ______________________
Phone Number ______________________________________ Email _____________________________________________________
(This information will be used only for contacting you concerning volunteer assignments. Information will be kept private and not shared with anyone outside the
volunteer committee made up of the Western Area reps and the officers of the Local and State President’s Clubs.)
Choose a volunteer assignment – you may choose more than one
People Mover
Traffic Control
Please sign me up for
1 shift
Games
2 shifts
Winnebago Outdoor Store (Visitors Center)
Arts & Crafts
any of the above
3 shifts
If you have signed up for any tours, classes or seminars, etc. that information will be forwarded to Jeanie by the WIT Club Office so she
can coordinate your assignments with those times.
Comments _____________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________
THANKS FOR BEING AN “MVP” AT OUR 2014 GNR
April / May 2014
mail to: WIT Club, P.O. Box 268, Forest City, Iowa 50436
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2014 Contests are Now Open!
Submit Your Newsletter & Website
Club Newsletter
Club & Chapter Website
We know you have great newsletters; we read them!
State clubs, local chapters, and special interest clubs are invited
to participate in the WIT Club News annual newsletter contest.
For the contest, select your group’s best newsletter sent
out to your entire membership from May 1, 2013 –
April 30, 2014. The deadline to enter is May 15, 2014, and
We will again hold a WIT Club state club, local chapter, and
special interest group website contest this year! All WIT
state clubs, local chapters, and special interest groups are
invited to submit their website in the contest.
Three divisions will be judged:
awards will be presented at the Grand National Rally in July.
~ State Club level
Newsletters offer one of the best forms of communication for
your members to keep up on the latest happenings and to stay
active in your group.
~ Local Chapter level
Areas that will be judged:
~ Identification WIT club logo, group logo,
name, location, etc.
~ Content including current outings, upcoming
schedule, officer contact information
~ Special Interest level
To enter the competition, please email the link along
with your club, chapter or special interest group name
with a contact person. Websites must be submitted no
later than May 15, 2014 to Brynn Phillips at [email protected]
winnebagoind.com and awards will be presented at the Grand
National Rally in July.
~ Design and readability use of graphics
such as photos or artwork
~ Creativity
Please clearly mark your entry:
WIT Club Newsletter Contest
Attn: Brynn Phillips
P.O. Box 268
Forest City, IA 50436
Welcome to WinnebagoLife
We call it GoLife for short
For over fifty years Winnebago has been an innovator
in the recreational vehicle industry and we’re
continuing that tradition with a lifestyle web site
that celebrates the lively diversity of our company
and its customers. Every month you’ll find new
articles and ideas that you won’t see elsewhere on
the Internet or in magazines. You’ll read stories
through the eyes of fellow Winnebago owners
and get behind the scenes insights from the
talented team who designs our motorhomes
and towables.
And because GoLife is about all things
Winnebago, we’re looking forward to hearing
your stories and experiences and seeing your
photos and videos. And if we publish your
submission we’ll send you a small Winnebago
gift as a token of our appreciation.
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State, Special Interest
& Regional Rallies
MILWIT Eastern Rally
Summerfield, FL
April 7-10, 2014
The 2014 MILWIT East Rally will start late
Monday afternoon, April 7 and end Thursday
morning, April 10, 2014 at Southern Oaks
RV Resort on US 27/441 in Summerfield,
Florida, just north of the world’s largest
retirement community, The Villages, and
about 15 minutes east from I75 Exit 341,
Belleview.
This 140-site park is adjacent to Camping
World’s newest store south of Ocala at 14140
SE Highway 441, Summerfield, FL 34491. A
major Del Webb community is located across
the road and one of the newest Veteran’s
Administration Clinics is also nearby. Pullthru and back-in sites come with full-hookup, wifi and cable television.
The Southern Oaks web site is
www.southernoaksrvresort.com and
e-mail is [email protected]
Our rally rate of $26 plus tax per night
(Monday, April 7-Wednesday, April 9)
includes exclusive morning and evening use
of the clubhouse/kitchen. Passport America
members will get a rate of $21.06 per night
(including tax) for April stays before or after
the rally and pay rally rates for rally dates.
The MILWIT East Rally kick-off will be at the
clubhouse Monday, April 7 at 3:30 p.m. with
welcome registration, sign-up for a group
dinner in The Villages one night and for
other optional events. Happy hour will be
followed by a catered group dinner.
Reservations need to be made directly
with Southern Oaks reps Teresa (Manager)
or Connie at phone 352-347-2550. Callers
should identify themselves as attendees for
the “MILWIT East Rally”. Southern Oaks will
only ask for a $25 deposit charged to a VISA
or MasterCard credit card. It is recommended
that park reservations be made as soon as
possible and no later than one month prior
to rally. Teresa stated that anyone with a
handicap who would like to be located closer
to the clubhouse should let them know and
they will try and assign a space accordingly.
April / May 2014
A rally fee of $25 per attendee covers 2
catered dinners and 3 light breakfasts.
Checks for the rally fee at $25 per person
($50 per couple) should be made out to:
Richard Dillon and mailed by March 24, 2014
to: Richard Dillon, MILWIT East Rep
11734 SE 173rd Lane Road
Summerfield, FL 34491
The MILWIT East 2014 rally is open to all
WIT members and guests (for possible future
membership recruitment) including those
with Some Other Brand (SOB) RVs. Non-WIT
guests must have a WIT member sponsor who
is also attending the rally.
Please contact MILWIT East reps Dick and
Linda Dillon at e-mail: [email protected]
or by cell phone at 404-386-9790 with any
questions and to advise if planning to attend
this MILWIT rally.
Southwest Regional Rally
Palm Desert, CA
April 9-13, 2014
Our event for next year will be held at
Emerald Desert RV Resort in Palm Desert, CA.
The chosen theme is Hawaiian. So, dust off
those Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts for our
Friday night poolside Luau. Emerald Desert
is a first class resort with all the amenities.
In addition to our usual games and activities
enjoy everything the Palm Springs area has
to offer including championship golf courses,
the Living Desert, Taquiz Canyon, the Palm
Springs Follies, aerial tramway, nearby
casinos, and world class shopping!
Cost per rig is $289 (couple) or $239
(singles). An extra person fee is $48. Please
use the rally registration form in this
magazine and mail with your check made
out to “Southwest Regional Rally” to our
Treasurer, Mary Haupt at 3900 Avonwood
Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89121. The registration
deadline is March 8th, 2014. No site fee
refunds will be processed after March 19th ,
2014 (unless for a dire emergency).
Golfers: As usual the golf tournament is
planned for the morning of April 9th, so
golfers should arrive a day early. For early
arrival or late departures contact the resort
directly at (877) 624-4140 and tell them
you are with the Southwest Regional Rally.
Golfers please add an additional $10 per
person to the registration total.
Hope to see you all in Palm Desert! Aloha!
Sue Chambers, CA Chairman SWRR
(707) 321-1704 or [email protected]
Georgia State Rally
Hiawassee, GA
April 24-27, 2014
The Georgia Winnie Rebels invite you to
attend our Georgia State Rally “A Hillbilly
Hoedown”. Join us for a good old time in the
beautiful North Georgia Mountains with blue
grass music, food and fun.
Our rally location will be at The Bald
Mountain Camping Resort in Hiawassee,
Georgia.Our rally will take place Thursday
April 24th through Sunday April 27th with
two pre-rally days on Tuesday, April 22nd
and Wednesday, April 23rd. Come to the prerally days for tours, golf and our Wednesday
hamburger cookout.
Early activities include self guided side
trips to nearby attractions such as Alpine
Helen, Georgia and Brasstown Bald, (the
highest point in Georgia). Activities will
include a mini golf tournament, BINGO,
live entertainment on Friday and Saturday
night with dancing and a “Beverly Hillbillies
lookalike” contest.
Our Rally fee is $160 per coach for 2 people
or $130 per coach for 1 person. This includes
3 nights of full hook camping up with 50
amp electric, Wi-Fi and Cable TV. We will
have 2 catered dinners, 2 full breakfasts, 1
continental breakfast and 1 hot dog lunch.
There is also a hamburger cookout on
Wednesday for those who come early. Each
pre-rally day will cost $33 for camping.
More information and a printable
application can be found on our rally
web site rally.gawit.com. If you have any
questions about our rally you can call or
e-mail our rally coordinator Fred Tomsett
at [email protected] or phone 404626-3696. You can mail your application to
Veronica Padgett, 1045 Feagin Mill Road,
Warner Robins, GA 31088.
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State, Special Interest and Regional Rallies
Oklahoma State Rally
Shawnee, OK
May 1-4, 2014
Join us for an Out of This WORLD
Experience at the Oklahoma State Rally.
Activities will blast off Thursday, May
1st at the Launch Pad, Shawnee Expo
Center, Shawnee, OK. Shawnee was the
boyhood home of the late Gordon Cooper,
Astronaut of Mercury 9 and Gemini 5.
If you are looking for good fellowship,
entertainment, meals, and places to visit,
load up your RV and taxi on to the launch
pad and let the Okiebagos entertain
you. Planned activities, at press time,
include indoor & outdoor games, bean
bag spaceball, an ice cream social, golf
tournament, seminars, crafts, daily 50/50
raffles, entertainment, and dealer/vendor
displays.
Pre-rally there will be time for Golf,
touring destinations from Shawnee to
Oklahoma City where you can find the
Cowboy Hall of Fame, Bricktown, Oklahoma
History Museum, OKC Memorial and River
tour. After a day of activities, enjoy dinner
out (various restaurants in town) then
we will be playing Bingo that evening.
We will blast off Friday morning with
Opening Ceremonies and afterwards “jet
pack over to the Hospitality Table”, where
you can orbit around the space snacks.
During the day, activities will be going on
with a catered dinner that evening. After
dinner and entertainment there will be
time for visiting, games or cards. Saturday
morning, breakfast will be furnished and
activities will continue, followed by a
catered dinner and entertainment. Sunday
morning a continental breakfast will be
furnished and immediately afterwards we
will have a devotional service.
Your Rally fee will include three nights
of camping at the Shawnee Expo Center.
They have full hook-ups, with 50 amps
on paved level parking. Four meals will be
supplied, two catered dinners, Friday and
Saturday, one catered breakfast, Saturday
and a continental breakfast on Sunday.
Rally fees for a full hook-up site: One RV/
two people, $160, one rig/one person
$125, extra person $35. Extra nights are
$20 per RV.
Directions: From I-40 take Exit 181,
(Tecumseh) Go South on US-177/270
approximately 4 miles and turn left at the
light, N. Leo Road. Go 150ft and bear right
on Darrien Gordon Dr. Then go about 300yds
and you will see RV parking on the left.
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CHECK OUR WEBSITE www.okiebagos.com
for the registration form and the latest
up-to-date Rally information. Please send
your rally fee and the completed form to:
Vicki Holt, 28300 E. 91st, Broken Arrow,
OK 74014. Please make checks payable to
Okiebagos. See you there!
North Carolina State Rally
Asheboro, NC
May 2-4, 2014
The NC WIT Tarwheel Winnies would like
to invite you to our “NC WIT Safari 2014”
Rally May 2-4 held at the Zooland Family
campground in Asheboro, NC.
The cost for the rally will be $150 and
includes camping (full hook-up) on Friday
and Saturday nights, two cooked dinners,
one cooked breakfast, and a continental
breakfast on Sunday morning. There will
be games, money hats and 50/50 drawings,
seminars, arts and craft competition, silent
auction, friendship walk, and vendors.
We will have bingo on Friday evening and
entertainers on Saturday evening.
Come early and enjoy our pre-rally
activities. This area of North Carolina is
known for its outstanding local potteries
and the world renowned Zoo. A camping
fee of $35/night will be charged for Rally
attendees coming in early (Mon-Thurs.
nights).
Pre-Rally and Rally Extra activities:
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
A golf outing is being organized at a nearby
course. You can contact Ira Johnson for
additional information [email protected]
net.
Thursday, May 1, 2014 Seagrove Pottery
Tour
We will carpool from the campground at
9:30 am to the North Carolina Pottery
Center on East Avenue in Seagrove, NC. We
will see a demonstration by a local potter
who will also discuss the long history of
pottery in the area, tour the center and
view examples of pottery made in the area.
We will enjoy a lunch with a choice of
meals at the Westmoore Family Restaurant
on Hwy 705 in Seagrove. Following lunch
we will visit a local potter’s studio and
watch the creation of his works. Maps of
the area will be provided so you can visit
some of the other many potters in the area.
Cost per person is $17.00 and includes
lunch and admissions.
We will also have a social hour starting
at 5pm on Thursday May 1 followed by a
potluck dinner.
Friday, May 2, 2014 North Carolina Zoo
Following the rally opening ceremonies,
those interested in a zoo excursion will
carpool to the North Carolina Zoo. It
covers 500 acres with wildlife from two
different continents visible in carefully
constructed exhibits to resemble natural
habitats. You can choose to walk or ride
the tram from Africa’s grasslands to North
America’s Arctic coast, enjoying the lovely
walks with carefully protected plants and
wildlife. We will learn how the Zoo works
to conserve and protect wild things and
wild places. At lunchtime, we will enjoy
a buffet at the center of the zoo, easily
accessible via the tram. We will plan to
return from the zoo at 4:00 (before the
6:00 dinner) but you have the option of
leaving earlier or later.
Cost per person is $25.00 and includes
lunch, tram and admission to the zoo.
Registration forms will be available soon
on our website. For additional information
please contact Marty Reese at 919-3452719 or e-mail at [email protected]
Hope to see you in May
Marty and Pat Reese, Rally Masters
MILWIT Western Rally
Albuquerque, NM
May 5-9, 2014
The MILWIT Western Rally will be at held
at Enchanted Trails RV Park and Trading
Post just west of Albuquerque, NM on Old
Rt 66 from May 5 to May 9.
Official check-in will be the morning of
Monday 5 May with early arrival Sunday 4
May. Departure will be noon Friday May 9
with late departure Saturday May 10.
Rally rates are $25.82 per night for 30
amp and $27.94 per night for 50 amp.
Rates are good for the day before and
after the rally.
Reservations can be made by phone at
1-800-326-6317 or 1-505-831-6317.
Watch the MILWIT website www.milwit.org
for rally directions, reservation details,
and rally agendas.
Northwest Regional Rally
Cashmere, WA
May 15-18, 2014
“I Don’t Want to Grow Up” is the theme
for the 2014 Northwest Regional Rally.
The event will be held May 15-18 and
returns to the Chelan County Fairgrounds
in Cashmere, WA.
The Washington State Wash-I-Bagos Club
and their friends from the Fraser Valley
Explorers in BC are planning an exciting
get together with loads of fun and
activities to keep you busy.
Planned activities, at press time, include
indoor & outdoor games, the bean bag
baseball tournament, an ice cream
social, golf tournament, seminars, crafts,
raffles, a flea market, craft competition,
entertainment, and dealer/vendor
displays. An added attraction will be a
mixer-social on Thursday evening with
“Loaded Baked Potatoes” being served.
A Sunday morning non-denominational
service is scheduled prior to departure,
where juice and snacks will be available.
All Veterans are encouraged to bring a hat,
jacket or other piece of service clothing
to wear at the traditional (early) Memorial
Day Service to be held on Saturday, May
17th which is also Armed Forces Day.
Your Rally fee will include three nights of
camping, Thursday evening social, Friday
night entertainment plus Friday and
Saturday lunches and dinners – all this
with no increase in fees over last year!
Attendees are responsible for their own
breakfast each day.
Rally fees for a full hook-up site: One rig/
two people, $135, one rig/one person
$105, extra person $35. Extra nights are
$25 per rig. Registrations paid after May
1st, add $30 to each fee.
Chelan County has expanded their
facilities to accommodate an increase in
RV sites. There will be 160 plus sites, all
with free Wi-Fi, water and electric - but
only 139 with full time sewer. Full hookup
sites will be first come first served based
on registration postmark dates. Additional
registrants will be in other locations on
the property with either 30 or 50 amp
power, free Wi-Fi and water through
splitters, but no sewer. Those parked in
non-full hook up sites will receive a rebate
at Registration.
Wednesday (or earlier) arrivals, please be
sure to include the fee for extra nights to
facilitate the on-site Registration process.
Handicap parking needs must be requested
on your Registration Form. The parking
gates will close at 5 pm.
Cancellations received by the Treasurer
after May 1 will be subject to a $30 fee.
Last minute emergencies will be taken into
consideration.
Make all checks/money orders (payable
in US Funds) to NWRR and mail with
April / May 2014
your Registration to Joe Hesketh, 2503
158thAve SE, Bellevue, WA 98008-5417. Joe
can be reached by E-mail: [email protected]
aol.com or by phone 425-641-0278.
Request the NWRR Registration form by
e-mail from [email protected] and
this will get you on our e-mail list for
updates as the Rally date gets closer.
You may also access the registration
form from the Wash-I-Bago’s web site
(www.wash-i-bagos.com) or use the State
Rally Registration Form in the WIT Club
Magazine.
Vendor/Seminar information inquires
should contact Dudley Loomis at
[email protected] The Vendor
Registration Form again may be accessed
from the Wash-I-Bagos web site.
Directions to Chelan County Fairgrounds:
Set your GPS for 5700 Wescott Drive,
Cashmere, WA and get on the way.
Cashmere is located on US Routes 2 and
US 97
If you approach Cashmere heading west
on US 2W/US 97S, then exit turning left
on Aplets Way, continue on South Division
Street and turn right onto Sunset Highway
to the Fairground.
If you approach Cashmere heading east on
US 2E/US 97N, then exit onto Goodwin
Road, continue to Sunset Highway and
turn right onto Sunset Highway to the
Fairground. Enthusiastic Parkers and
Greeters will be waiting for you at the Gate.
Pennsylvania State Rally
Centre Hall, PA
June 12-15, 2014
Aruba, Jamaica, oooh I want to take you
to........hmmm......well, actually we’d like
you to grab your grass skirt and join us in
Centre Hall PA for our 2014 PA State Rally
“PA Island Adventure”.
Although we won’t be surrounded by water,
we hope to give you a weekend of sun
and fun - well, we can at least predict the
“fun”.Activities begin Thursday, June 12
for those who can arrive a day early. Plans
for a trip to the “All Sports Museum”-100
year history of 31 interscholastic sports of
Penn State; guided tour of Beaver Stadium
and the infamous Creamery - think ice
cream - at Penn State University will leave
the Grange approx. 9AM and return approx.
12:30 PM. The cost for this trip is $20.00
per person which includes admission costs
to the museum. Ice cream costs will be
your responsibility. This trip is limited
to the first 47 people registering so if
interested, be sure to see the information
at the end of this article. (Registration
deadlines).
Opening ceremony is Friday morning.
Activities for the rally will include bingo,
outdoor games, book exchange, money
hats, 50/50 drawings, beanbag baseball
competition, ice cream social, vendors,
seminars, an RV tech for those undone
“honey do” projects in the rig, RV Wash,
WIT store, pancake breakfast, Friday night
light supper and dinner Saturday evening
and our infamous PA Baskets - all PA
products, as well as entertainment Friday
and Saturday evenings. New this year during
the craft competition will be a section for
“non judged” craft projects that you have
completed. Bring those wonderful craft
projects and show us the amazing work
you’ve created. All craft competition entries
will be judged by the GNR craft competition
guidelines. See the WIT magazine for further
information on the rules.
The PA State Rally is held at the Grange
Fairgrounds, Centre Hall PA. Entrance to the
fairgrounds is 169 Homan Lane off Route 45.
Zip code for the Grange is 16828 for use with
GPS or map programs. If using interstate 80,
east or west, exit 161 - follow 220S to 322E
to exit 73 - Route 45E. Left off exit on Rt.
45E - go 6.5 miles, turn L onto Homan Lane
- turn is just past sign saying “Village of Old
Fort”.
From the south and central areas, Rt. 322W
to Rt. 144N, left at Rt. 45W in Old Fort.
Entrance to the fairgrounds from the light at
45/144 is approx. 1/2 mile on R.
From the west, follow I-80 as above or
the PA turnpike and follow routes for
central. If you need more information to
plan your trip, please feel free to contact
PA state president Marcel Perusse. email:
[email protected] or 717-580-9315.
Rally fees: 3 nights camping with water and
30 amp electric (Thurs-Sun) if paid by May
10, 2014: 1 rig/ 2 people, $135.00; 1 rig/1
person, $110.00. Additional persons and
children 10 years and older: $25.00 each
additional.
ARRIVING EARLY for the Penn State trip
- please add $25.00 per night prior to
Thursday arrival.
PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATIONS INCLUDING
PENN STATE TRIP MUST BE RECEIVED BY
MAY 3, 2014. FEE FOR TRIP OF $20.00 PER
PERSON MUST BE INCLUDED WITH RALLY FEE
PAYMENT.
LATE FEES: Registrations sent after May 10
will be:1 rig/ 2 persons, $145.00; 1 rig/1
person, $120.00. Extra persons and children
fee remains $25.00 per person/child.
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CANCELLATIONS: A full refund will be
given if reservations are cancelled PRIOR
to May 10, 2014. Cancellation AFTER May
10, 2014 will be refunded LESS a fee of
$15.00 per person registered.
PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: PA
STATE WIT CLUB
Send registrations to PA State WIT
Treasurer: Rosemary Donaldson, 2600
Spring Road, Carlisle, PA 17013
For more information about registrations,
you can reach Rosemary at: 717-422-2897
or via email: [email protected]
Any other questions or concerns, please
contact state president, Marcel Perusse
at: 717-938-6448, 717-580-9315 (c) or via
email: [email protected]
Information is also available at the PA
State WIT web site: www.pastatewit.com
Looking forward to seeing old friends,
making new friends and enjoying a
tropical “vacation” in central PA. See you
soon.
Wandering Ohio Winnies
State Rally
Wooster, OH
June 20-22, 2014
We invite everyone to join the Wandering
Ohio Winnies June 20-22 at the Wayne
County Fairgrounds in Wooster, Ohio. The
theme this year is celebrating the Irish.
We will have games, a pet parade, bingo
Friday night and meals Friday evening,
Saturday morning and evening, and
breakfast Sunday morning. There will
also be a contest to see who can decorate
their unit to our Irish theme. Saturday
evening, we will be entertained by the
Donegal Doggs with Irish music and some
magic. There will also be a money hat and
a 50/50 drawing. There will be door prizes,
and you will have a chance to pick your
own prize.
Cost for the rally will be $93.00 for a unit
with two people, $70.00 for a coach with
one person, and $30.00 for extra people
over 12 years old. In order to help our
caterers, prices will increase by $10.00
for reservations made after May 20. Early
arrivals can stay in the fairgrounds on
Thursday evening. Extra nights will be
$15.00.
If you have any questions, or wish to make
reservations, please contact Bob Mervis,
440-248-9022, or email me at [email protected]
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The Wayne County Fairgrounds are located
just north of the combined US 30 & 250
exit on Columbus Road. From I-71, exit
either on US Route 250 or Route 30 and
head east. The two routes will come
together West of Wooster. Continue to
Columbus Road and turn north. From I-77,
take the Route 30 exit and head west.
Follow it to the Columbus Road exit, and
turn north. WOW signs will direct you into
the fairgrounds.
We’re looking forward to seeing you.
Iowa Winnie Hawks State
Rally
Britt, IA
July 4-6, 2014
The Iowa Winnie Hawks State Club is
inviting everyone to our annual Rally to
be held on July 4-6 at the Hancock County
Agricultural Society (Fairgrounds) located
just south of Britt, Iowa. Our Rally Theme
is “Blast off to an Old Fashioned 4th of
July”. We will have a contest for the coach
that best represents our theme.
We are inviting you to stay with us, meet
old and make new friends, and enjoy our
pre-rally, rally, and stay over to caravan the
short distance to the Grand National Rally
in Forest City.
During our pre-rally, we are planning tours
of local attractions and museums. We will
continue on Thursday evening with a
potluck meal for early arrivals followed by
games.
Friday morning a hot breakfast will be
served. During the day we will fun with
many “Old Fashioned 4th” events and a
picnic. Sharpen your skills and be ready to
play various lawn games! The Iowa Winnie
Hawks will have our opening ceremony on
Friday afternoon followed by a picnic style
meal. The City of Clear Lake, a short drive
from the campground, will have the biggest
and best fireworks display in the area for
those who would like to attend.
Arrive in Britt early and attend Clear Lake’s
premiere festival. Held July 2-6, it includes
a midway, amusement rides, bingo, openair craft show by the lake, and live music
nightly in the bandshell.
Saturday will start with a hot breakfast and
during the day we will have more tours,
a silent auction, book exchange, arts &
crafts competition, and our club meeting.
The evening will start with a catered
meal followed by entertainment and prize
drawings.
Sunday will start with a continental
breakfast and non-denominational worship
service. After breakfast we will hold closing
ceremonies. For those going on to GNR, you
are invited to stay another evening and
enjoy a potluck meal. Monday we will break
camp and convoy 22 miles to the Grand
National Rally. Parking at the GNR rally
grounds will be open Monday, July 7 from
1-5 P.M.
Rally Fees: $120.00/ 2 person rig or
$100.00/1 person rig. Each additional
person $20.00. Registration includes 2
nights of camping (Fri/Sat). Extra nights
camping are available at $18.00, per
night. At a first come first serve basis, this
campground has limited number of full
service hookups, water and electric and
electric only hookups are also available.
Water and dump station are available on
site.
For more information: please contact
President Butch Peters at (515) 987-5868
or e-mail [email protected] For
updated information, please check our web
site http://iowawinniehawks.com for rally
summary and application.
WIT Singles Rally
Forest City, IA
July 9-15, 2014
Calling all singles! You are invited to
attend the 2014 WIT Singles Rally to be
held July 9, 2014, through July 15, 2014,
at the GNR Rally Grounds in Forest City, IA.
Come join us for a week of great fellowship,
delicious food and lots of fun. Our activities
will include miniature golf, our annual
dinner at the Branding Iron Restaurant,
daily happy hour, local area sightseeing
adventures and more. Contact Wanda
Wendt at [email protected] or call
515.229.6399 if you have any questions.
MILWIT National Rally
Forest City, IA
July 10-15, 2014
The MILWIT National Rally will be held at
the Winnebago Industries Rally Grounds
July 10-15, 2014. For reservations, contact
Robb Steinheider [email protected]
com or Bill Speer [email protected] for
registration forms.
Watch the MILWIT website www.milwit.org
for rally directions, reservation details, and
rally agendas.
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Colorado State Rally
Fort Collins, CO
August 1-3, 2014
How about topping off your GNR experience
with a trip to the beautiful Rocky
Mountains? The Colorado State Rally will
be held Friday Aug. 1st through the 3rd, at
the Fort Collins Lakeside KOA campgrounds.
Fort Collins is located at the base of the
mighty Rocky Mountains; some would say
the gateway to heaven. Lakeside KOA is
a full service campground offering every
amenity you could think of, Paddle boats,
mini-golf, fitness trail, swimming pool and
much more, best of all no additional fee. All
sites have cable and Wi-Fi, there’s so much
to do you may want to spend more time. We
plan on having pre-rally activites, starting
July 30th, E-mail for details. Some places
you might like to experience would be Estes
Park, the home of the strong having stood
up to Mother Nature and winning after the
floods this fall and Rocky Mountain National
Park. They would love to see you. We’ll have
good things for locals and guests during
the days and great things in the evenings.
Friday night we will have a potluck dinner.
Saturday, starting with coffee, juice and
donuts and a SkyMed seminar will be filled
with workshops, crafts and much more
full details will be sent out with your
confirmation.
Cost for the rally is $155/rig with 2 people
or $125/rig with one person. Additional
people in rig will be $45.
Pre-Rally activities will start on Wednesday
July 30th. You would be responsible for
contacting the KOA: 970-484-9880 for
reservations for the extra nights. The charge
for those nights will be $46.80 plus tax.
Mention Mile High Winnebago for the group
pricing and location in the park.
Please send your registration and check
to Pete Colaiannia at 7729 S. Eaton Way,
Littleton, CO. 80128. Please contact Vern
Clinton at: [email protected] or at 970669-1732 or 970-593-8974 if you plan to
attend the pre-rally activities
New Mexico State Rally
Sierra Blanca Peak overlooking the alpine
village. There are a variety of venues here
like museums, sightseeing, tours, galleries,
golfing, shopping, casinos and the world’s
richest quarter horse race (Labor Day is the
final day of racing). www.ruidosonow.com
The rally price is $180.00 for one rig/
two people, or $120.00 for one rig/one
person. Cost for additional people, 6 years
of age or older, attending rally in your rig
is $30.00 per person, to be paid with your
registration fee. Those persons planning to
arrive early or staying later are to pay the
RV Park those extra days out of your own
pocket. If you plan to arrive on Wednesday,
August 20, there will be a special personal
guided tour of “One of the most outstanding
theaters in the world,” the “Spencer Theater
for the Performing Arts.” The spectacular
glass art work is out of this world. www.
spencertheater.com
The rally fee includes 3 camping nights, 3
continental breakfasts, 2 catered dinners,
one dinner, and entertainment. There will
be door prizes, a white elephant sale, and
an auction. Rally fee is refundable less
cancellation fee which will be determined by
the rally committee.
The rally registration form is found in your
WIT Club News magazine. Your fees and
completed form should be sent before July
5, 2014 so these items will arrive in time
to let the RV Park know how many rigs and
people will attend as well as length and
amps required.
Checks should be made payable to: “Rio
Grande Travelers”. Send your registration
form and fees to: Mary L. Childress,
Rally Coordinator, 2004 W. Cherry Street,
Portales, NM 88130-9306. With questions,
please contact Mary at 575-356-9085
[email protected] or Don
Burford, BCT, President & Rally Assistant at
575-373-1900 or [email protected]
Come join us for wonderful ventures!
New York State Rally
Frankfort, NY September 4-7, 2014
The New Mexico State Rally will be held
on August 21-24, 2014 at Circle B RV Park
in Ruidoso, NM, US Hwy 70 E/mm 265 in
Ruidoso Downs. www.circlebrv.com
The New York State Excelsior Winnies would
like to invite any and all WIT members to
come to their 32nd annual State Rally. The
rally will begin on Thursday September 4th
and conclude on Sunday September 7th. The
event will be held at the Herkimer County
Fairgrounds in Frankfort, NY.
Nestled in the cool pines of Southern New
Mexico’s Lincoln National Forest is the
resort of Ruidoso with the 12,000 foot
Opening ceremonies will be at 4:30 PM
on Thursday and will be followed by a
potluck dinner. Later that evening there
Ruidoso, NM
April / May 2014
August 21-24, 2014
will time for table games and time to make
new friendships as well as renew old ones.
Friday morning starts off with a continental
breakfast and ends with a hotdog and ice
cream social. Saturday is provided with a
fully catered breakfast and a hearty catered
dinner for the evening. There will be
entertainment for both Friday and Saturday
evening. The rally concludes on Sunday
morning with coffee and donuts followed by
closing ceremonies before saying “good-by”
to all of our fellow members.
Cost for the rally: 1 unit/2 people $140; 1
unit/1 person$115 and each extra person
$80. Fees include four days and three nights
of camping with 30 amp electric and water.
A two station dump station is provided on
the camp grounds.
Early arrivals are all welcome for $22 per
night. Registration received after August
22nd will be accessed an additional $25, so
please register early.
Reservations should be sent to Evelyn
Kramer, Treasurer, 39 Baldwin Road,
Glenville, NY 12302-3800. Checks must
be made out to: Excelsior Winnies. All
cancellations made after August 22nd will be
subject to a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds
for any cancellations after September 1,
2014.
Directions to the Herkimer County
Fairgrounds: New York State Thruway (I-90),
take exit 30 from either direction, turn left
and go across bridge, bear right onto 5S west
and drive 5 miles onto Cemetery Road then
turn into Fairgrounds.
Vendors are welcome. Contact Gary Gay,
Rally Master and 1st Vice President
at (602)571-8433 or e-mail him at
[email protected] for more
information.
Virginia State Rally
New Market, VA
2014
September 19-21,
“WE HAVE COME A LONG WAY” is the theme
for the 2014 Virginia State WIT Rally which
will be held at Endless Caverns RV Resort,
September 19 – 21. Endless Caverns is
located in the heart of the Shenandoah
Valley off of Interstate 81 near New Market,
VA.
The rally fee is $135 per two person coach
up until August 16th, after that date, it will
be $145. For a coach with one person, the
fee is $110, after August 16th will be $120.
Your rally fee would include two nights of
camping plus two catered dinners, a catered
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breakfast and a continental breakfast
on Sunday. We are planning on great
entertainment, along with a friendship
walk, bingo, an ice cream social, seminars
and vendors. Early arrivals can be
accommodated for $35 per night.
There will be an 18-hole golf tournament
on Thursday. Please state on your
registration form if you would be
interested. Thursday evening we are
planning on having a pot luck dinner,
getting together to see old friends and
meeting new ones.
Opening ceremonies will be held Friday
morning at 10.
We are planning additional activities in
the area, and as they are scheduled we will
publish.
Please fill in the rally form along with
your check made out to “Ye Old Virginia
Winnie Tascas”and mail to our registrar:
Kathy Lord, 5594 Tucson Ct, Haymarket
VA 20169 along with your check. For
questions, email: [email protected]
you will receive a confirmation.
Oregon State Rally
Rickreall (Polk County), OR
September 25-28, 2014
Once again we invite all of our WIT
members and friends to make plans to
head for Rickreall, Oregon to attend our
43ndAnnual WIT Rally hosted by the
Oregon Trail Winnies & Itascas (OTWI)
State WIT Club and supported by the six
Oregon Local WIT Chapters.
Our theme for 2014 is “Rockin’ Rodeo”,
an opportunity to dust off your Stetsons,
shine up your boots, loosen up those
ropes, soap up those saddles, load up
those chuck wagons, and get ready to rock
and roll with the Oregon Trail Winnies and
Itascas and the cowhands from the six
local Oregon chapters of WIT. Blue jeans,
plaid shirts, checkered tablecloths, beans
and bacon, roping and branding, and
racing horses will set the scene for a good
time for all.
Your rally registration fee includes three
and a half days of activities (Thursday
morning through Noon Sunday), three
nights camping (Thursday, Friday, and
Saturday) with electric and water hookups (one-time dump available on grounds),
rally bag, rally pin, dinners Thursday,
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Friday and Saturday, fresh baked pastries
Thursday and Friday mornings, lunch
Friday and Saturday, a full breakfast on
Saturday morning, and a continental
breakfast on “Get-Away” Sunday. We treat
Wednesday night camping as an early
arrival and charge a separate $17.00 fee,
thus keeping it optional for the local
members who prefer it that way. Do not
forget to bring extra 30/50 amp extension
cords, water splitters, and extra water
hoses that you may need.
In order to ensure allocation of appropriate
space, vendors must pre-register by
contacting OTWI Vendor Coordinator Perry
McCart at 541-878-2091 or at [email protected]
earthlink.net.
Rally Registration Fee until August 25th is
one unit/two people $145.00; one unit/
one person is $100.00; each additional
guest is $45.00. Registrations received
August 26th or later, add $20.00 to each
registration fee.
Cancellation Policy: Full refund if cancelled
before September 5th in writing. Refund of
parking fees only if cancelled on or after
September 5th since food costs and other
expenses will have been committed.
Checks should be made payable to OTWI
and sent with your rally registration
form to: OTWI, c/o Ray Daniel, 16120 SW
Grimson Ct, Tigard, OR 97224. Ray can
becontacted at 503-639-1553 or [email protected]
comcast.net. Your registration will be
confirmed by E-Mail or by letter-mail
if you do not have E-Mail.
Texas State Rally
Kerrville, TexasOctober 17-19, 2014
The Texas “W” Club would like to invite all
of the other State Clubs and visitors to our
2014 rally at the Guadalupe River Resort in
Kerrville, Texas from October 17 through the
morning of October 19.
The theme of this year’s rally is “Fun on the
Guadalupe River”. Come join us for games,
seminars, crafts and vendors. We also want
you to come early because we plan to have
great pre-rally entertainment and the same
level of entertainment during the Rally.
Now let’s talk about our Texas food. We will
have a good ole’ time down by the river so
bring your hot dogs, steaks or hamburgers
and we’ll cook them for you Thursday
evening while you enjoy the scenery, and
sound of the Guadalupe River while eating
and talking. Two dinner meals will be
catered along with a breakfast on Saturday.
We look forward to seeing you, entertaining
you, and making you feel right at home.
Please check out our Texas W Club website
at www.texasw.org for more information, or
contact me at [email protected] or at
[email protected]
The Rally location address is Polk County
Fairgrounds, 520 S. Pacific Hwy 99W.,
Rickreall, OR 97371.
For up-to-date information on the 2014
Oregon State Rally and other activities
of the Oregon State WIT Club and Local
Chapters, check out our website at
www.otwi.us.
A more detailed version of this
announcement is at www.otwi.us.
For more information: contact Bob
Schlapfer, OTWI President, 541-7723505 (Home), 541-301-8009 (cell), or
[email protected]
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2014 Rally Schedule
April 7-10 MILWIT Eastern Rally
April 9-13 Southwest Regional Rally
April 24-27 Georgia
May 1-4 Oklahoma
May 2-4 North Carolina
May 5-9 MILWIT Western Rally
May 15-18 Northwest Regional Rally
June 12-15 Pennsylvania
June 20-22 Ohio
July 6-8 Iowa
July 9-15 WIT Singles Rally
July 10-15 MILWIT National Rally
July 16-20 Grand National Rally
August 1-3 Colorado
August 21-24 New Mexico
September 4-7 New York
September 19-21 Virginia
September 25-28 Oregon
October 17-19 Texas
Attention Rally Masters! Please send any Rally
registration updates to [email protected]
to be updated online and sent out via email.
State, Special Interest,
& Regional Rally
Registration Form
Name:
Spouse/Companion:
WIT#: Address:
City:State:Zip:
E-mail Address:
Model Year:
Length of motor home:
Cell Phone:
Number of Slideouts:
State/Regional Name of Rally:Date:
Registration Fee (
(
couple/single) (
# Children X Fee
# Additional Adults X Fee
)
) First Time (Y/N) Home State:
See Rally description as to availability of items listed below.
Arts and Crafts:Other:
Vendor:
(In order to receive any consideration on special needs, it must be noted on application)
Please explain any special needs, i.e. dietary, mobility, parking or other restrictions, that would help us
better serve you as you attend this rally:
Additional Days Parking:
Arrival Date:
Special Tours:
Optional Meals:
President of a Club or Chapter? (Y/N)
Local Club/Chapter Involved In:
TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED $
April / May 2014
(U.S. Funds or equivalent thereof)
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Who’s
Inviting
Travelers
AL
North Alabama Travelin’ Warriors
Tom Mosteter 256-287-1090
[email protected]
Apr 11-13 Little Mountain Camping Resort,
Langston, AL
May 9-11 Roaring Pines Campground, Somerville, AL
Jun 20-22 Swan Creek RV Park, Tanner, AL
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 15 Old Cook Stove, Danville, AL
Sep 12-14 Friendship Rally, Roaring Pines
Campground, Somerville, AL
Oct 17-19 TBD
Nov 14-16 Windemere Cove, Langston, AL
Dec 12-14 Noccalula Falls, Gadsden, AL
Grand Canyon Winnies (SC)
928-710-1104
[email protected]
http://www.grandcanyonwinnies.org
Arizona Sunbirds
John Mollerus
Los Angeles/Orange County area
Paul Rich
714-321-2535
[email protected]
http://www.calwit.org/fivestarwinnebagos.html
Apr 1-4 Emerald Desert
Apr 9-13 SWRR, Emerald Desert
Apr 24-27 Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, Lodi, CA
May 6-9 Canyon Lake
Jun 3-6 Oceanside RV Park
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Sep 2-5 Chula Vista RV Resort
Oct 1-5 Wine Country RV Resort, Paso Robles
Dec 2-5 Newport Dunes RV Resort
Golden Bear Winnies
Sacramento area
John Cook
707-448-3432
[email protected]
http://www.calwit.org/goldenbearwinnies.html
Apr 9-13 SWRR, Palm Desert
Apr 23-27 State Meeting, Lodi Grape Festival
Grounds, Lodi, CA
May 16-18 Cal Expo, Sacramento
Jun 20-22 Duck Island, Rio Vista
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 15-17 Jackson Rancheria RV Park
Oct 1-5 Wine Country RV Resort, Paso Robles
Oct 17-19 Durango RV Park, Red Bluff
Dec 5-7 Lodi Grape Festival Grounds
Lone Cypress Winnitascans
AZ
Joseph Yesensky
Five Star Winnebago
623-341-1592
[email protected] www.grandcanyonwinnies.org
AR
San Jose area
Jerry Brick
650-366-0127
[email protected]
Apr 23-27 CA State Meeting, Lodi Grape Festival
Grounds, Lodi, CA
May 1-4 Durango RV Park, Red Bluff
Jun 5-8 Gilroy Garlic RV Park, Gilroy
Jul 16-10 GNR, Forest City, IA
Oct 1-5 CA State Rally, Wine Country RV Park,
Paso Robles
Dec 12-15 Grand Holiday Outing, Casa de Fruta,
Hollister
San Diego Rolling Homes
Ark-A-Bago (SC)
Elvan Ford
501-941-3396
[email protected]
Apr 7-11 Bull Shoals State Park, Bull Shoals, AR
May 5-9 Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton, AR
Jun 9-13 Maumelle Corps Park, Little Rock, AR
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 4-8 Ozark Country Campground, Branson, MO
Sep 7-12 Cedar Oaks, Grove, OK
Oct 6-10 Woolley Hollow State Park, Greenbrier, AR
Nov 3-7 Wanderlust RV Park, Eureka Springs, AR
Dec 1-5 Cloud Nine RV Park, Hot Springs, AR
CA
Donna Chandler
858-934-1390
[email protected]
http://www.calwit.org/SanDiegoRollingHomes.html
Beverly Hammond
858-560-8148
[email protected]
Apr 11-13 Lake Skinner
Apr 23-27 CA State Meeting, Lodi Grape Festival
Grounds, Lodi, CA
May 16-18 Tucalota Springs
Jun 20-22 Mar Tar Awa
Sep 19-21 KQ Ranch
Oct 17-19 Santee Lakes
Nov 14-16 Sweetwater Summit
Dec 19-21 CV RV Resort
California State Club (SC)
Mission Bell Travelers
[email protected]
http://www.calwit.org
Apr 9-13 SWRR, Emerald Desert RV Resort, Palm
Desert, CA
Apr 23-27 State Meeting, Lodi Grape Festival
Fairgrounds, Lodi, CA
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Oct 1-5 California State Rally, Wine Country RV
Resort, Paso Robles, CA
Jan 22-26, 2015 State Meeting, Golden Village
Palms RV Resort, Hemet, CA
Apr 23-26, 2015 Jackson Rancheria RV Resort,
Jackson, CA
Jul 2015 GNR, Forest City, IA
Sep 30-October 4, 2015 California State Rally,
Casa De Fruta RV Resort, Hollister, CA
Dave Law
Dell Jackson
April / May 2014
209-785-9702
Southern California
951-845-5056
[email protected]
Apr 9-13 SWRR, Emerald Desert RV Resort
Apr 23-27 Grape Festival Grounds, Lodi
May 19-22 Lake Skinner County Park, Temecula
Jun TBD
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 13-15 High Desert Sunrise, Redmond, OR
Sep 14-17 Golden Shores Rv Resort, Long Beach
Oct 1-5 Wine Country Rv Resort, Paso Robles
Oct TBD
Nov 4-6 Indian Waters RV Park
Dec 7-10 Pechanga RV Resort, Temecula
Big Valley Drifters
Modesto area
Al Calbreath
209-575-3526
[email protected]
Apr 23-27 CA State Meeting, Lodi Grape Festival
Grounds, Lodi, CA
River City Rollers
Sacramento area
Lee Foulk
916-747-5960
[email protected]@att.net
http://www.calwit.org/rivercityrollers.html
Apr 7-13 SWRR, Emerald Desert RV Resort, Palm
Desert, CA
Apr 23-27 CA State Club Meeting, Lodi Grape
Festival Grounds, Lodi, CA
Jun 13-15 Duck Island RV & Fishing Resort
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 8-10 Cisco Grove RV Park
Sep 12-14 TBD
Oct 1-5 CA State Rally, Wine Country RV Resort,
Paso Robles, CA
Nov 7-9 TBD
Dec 14 TBD
Hi-Desert Rig Runners
Riverside & Bernardino Counties
Jerry Fagan
760-961-0424
[email protected] www.hi-desertrigrunners.com/
Apr 10-13 SWRR Emerald Desert, Palm Desert, CA
Apr 23-27 CA State Meeting, Lodi Grape Festival
Grounds, Lodi, CA
May 15-18 KQ Ranch, Julian, CA
Sep 18-21 TBD
Oct 1-5 CA State Meeting, Wine Country RV, Paso
Robles, CA
Nov 13-16 Coachella Valley, CA
Fresno Floaters
Layne Clark
559-905-1534
[email protected]
http://www.calwit.org/fresnofloaters.html
Apr 9-13 SWRR, Emerald Desert RV Resort, Palm
Desert, CA
Apr 24-27 CA State Meeting, Lodi Grape Festival
Fairgrounds, Lodi, CA
May 15-18 Bass Lake RV Resort, Bass Lake, CA
Jun 27 Lunch at Black Bear Diner, Tulare, CA
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Jul 26 Gathering at Castle’s home
Aug 21-24 TBD
Oct 1-5 CA State Rally, Wine Country RV Resort,
Paso Robles, CA
Oct 23-26 Pismo Sands RV Park, Oceano, CA Fresno
Floaters & Central Coast Pelicans Joint Meeting
Nov 20-23 Club Royal Oak, Kingsburg, CA
Dec TBD
Chardonnay Travelers
North Bay area
Bob Anderson
925-586-2597
707-374-2520 [email protected]
http://www.chardonnaytravelers.com
Apr 9-13 SWRR, Emerald Desert RV Resort, Palm
Desert, CA
Apr 23-27 State Meeting, Lodi Grape Festival
Grounds, CA
May 15-18 Betabel RV Park, San Juan Bautista, CA
Jun 26-29 Marble Quarry RV Park, Columbia, CA
Jul 16-20 Grand National Rally, Forest City, IA
Aug 21-24 Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort,
Felton, CA
Sep 25-28 Jackson Rancheria RV Park, Jackson, CA
Sep 25-28 Friendship Rally, Jackson Rancheria
Casino & RV Park, Jackson, CA
Oct 1-5 State Meeting, Wine Country RV Park,
Paso Robles, CA
Nov 6-9 Calistoga RV Park, Calistoga, CA
Dec TBD Christmas Party
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Central Coast Pelicans
Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties
Al Vossler
805-466-2292
[email protected]
http://www.calwit.org/centralcoastpelicans.html
Apr 9-13 SWRR-Emerald Desert RV Resort, Palm
Desert, CA
Apr 23-27 CA State Meeting, Lodi Grape Festival
Grounds, Lodi, CA
May 15-18 El Chorro Regional Park, SLO
Jun 14 Finn’s Restaurant, Grover Beach
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug TBD San Simeon State Park
Sep TBD
Oct 1-5 Wine Country RV Resort, Paso Robles, CA
Oct TBD Joint Outing with the Fresno Floaters
Dec 4-7 Christmas Outing
CO
Vern Clinton
970-669-1732
[email protected]
Mary Hahn
[email protected]
719-548-1136
Aspen Leaf Winnies
North Colorado Front Range area
Vern Clinton
970-669-1732
[email protected]
Apr 12 Lunch, Cinzetti’s Restaurant, Northglenn, CO
May 8-10 KOA Campground, Colorado City, CO
Jun 13-15 KOA Campground, Central City, CO
Jul 10-15 Pre-GNR, Fort Robinson, NE
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Jul 30-31 Pre-State Rally, KOA Campground, Ft.
Collins, CO
Aug 1-3 CO State Rally, KOA Campground, Ft.
Collins, CO
Aug 4-5 Post-State Rally, KOA Campground,
Ft.Collins, CO
Sep 12-14 Tiger Run, Breckenridge, CO
Oct 8-12 Balloon Festival, Albuquerque North
KOA, Bernalillo, NM
Nov 8 Lunch, Brick House BBQ, Mead, CO
Dec 13 Christmas Party, The Old Neighborhood
Restaurant, Arvada, CO
Colorado Columbines
Ray Bowman
303-795-9255
[email protected]
Apr 24-27 Jeffco Fairgrounds, Golden, CO
May Planning Meeting, Estes Park, CO
Jun 18-25 Exploring the Best of the West, NE/SD/WY
Jul Pre-GNR
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug CO State Rally
Aug Post-CO State Rally, Friendship Rally,
Loveland, CO
Sep 2-7 Mystery Trip, West of the Mississippi
Oct 4-6 Oktoberfest, Sidney, NE
Nov Cultural Event
Dec 13 Columbine Christmas, Mt Vernon Country
Club, CO
CT
Nutmeg Winnies (SC)
Eileen Hamel
203-271-2063
[email protected]
Apr 6 99 Restaurant & Pub, Wallingford, CT
May 2-4 Travelers Woods Campground,
Bernardston, MA
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Jeff & Sara Roudebush
302-542-4363
[email protected]
Apr TBD
May 16-18 Friendship Rally with MD Club, Fort
Whaley
Jun 6-8 PA State Rally, Centre Hall, PA
Jun 20-22 Homestead Campground, Harbeson, DE
Jul 16-20 Grand National Rally, Forest City, IA
Aug TBD
Sep 19-21 VA State Rally, Buena Vista, VA
Oct 10-12 Lancaster, PA
Nov TBD
Dec 6 Christmas Party, TBD
Spacecoast Winnies
Florida State Winnie Gators (SC)
813-263-7219
Suncoast Winnie-Gators
Clearwater area
Bill Schilp
Panhandle Winnies
Pensacola area
Rick Patterson
Central Florida area
Stuart Pierce
South Florida Winnie Gators
East Central Florida
954-781-1746
[email protected]
http://www.winniegators.org/sf-winnies
Apr 10-13 Upriver, North Ft Myers, FL
May 1-4 Signature Motorcoach Resort, Naples, FL
May 29-June1 Jolly Roger RV Park, Marathon, FL
Buccaneer Winnies
Tampa area
Judy Weaver
[email protected]
Apr Sandy Oaks RV Resort, Beverly Hills, FL
May Paradise Oaks RV, Bushnell, FL
Caloosa Winnies
SW Florida
David Nobert & Janice Cummings
941-698-1801 [email protected]
http://www.winniegators.org/caloosa
Apr 10-13 Naples Motorcoach Resort, Naples, FL
May 1-4 Alligator Park, Punta Gorda, FL
Du-Bol Winnies
Jacksonville area
James Stracka
609-915-6048
904-724-7408
Seaside Winnies
Bob Senus
[email protected]
407-462-0804
Treasure Coast Travelers
SE Coast of Florida
Billy & Gail Barnes
561-626-1229
[email protected]
Miracle Strip Winnies
Panama City, FL area
813-610-2185
850-471-0865
Florida Sunshine Winnies
[email protected]
Rick Bunn
727-787-6483
[email protected]
Apr 11-13 Camp N Water RV Park, Homosassa, FL
May 9-11 Alligator Park, Punta Gorda, FL
[email protected]://www.winniegators.org
May 9-11 Alligator Park, Punta Gorda, FL
South Florida area
321-264-2300
[email protected]
http://www.winniegators.org/spacecoast
Apr 11-13 Camelot RV Park, Malabar, FL
May 8-11 Florida Winnie Gators State Meeting,
Alligator Park, Punta Gorda, FL
[email protected]
FL
518-222-8271
[email protected]
Apr 14-17 Wild Frontier Campground, Ocala, FL
May 8-11 Winnie Gator State Meeting, Alligator
Park, Punta Gorda, FL
Sep 15-18 Red Oaks Campground, Bushnell, FL
Oct 16-19 Winnie Gator State Meeting, Tropical
Palms, Kissimmee, FL
Nov 10-13 Sanlan Ranch, Lakeland, FL
Dec 8-11 Sun N Fun RV Resort, Sarasota, FL
Ron Koehn
Delmarva Winnies (SC)
Ted Fumia
Mid-Florida Winnies
Melbourne area
DE
Art Cathell
Mile High State Club (SC)
Rampart Rangers
May 29-June 1 Friendship Rally, Seaport
Campground, Mystic, CT
Jun 13-14 Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft &
Music Festival, Quechee, VT
Jun 28-29 Quonset Air Show, Quonset, RI
Jul 24-27 Friendship Campout hosted by NH
Granite State Winnies, Sandwich Fairgrounds,
Sandwich, NH
Aug TBD
Sep 12-14 Deer Haven Campground, Lisbon, CT
Sep 19-21 Make-A-Wish RV Weekend, Terryville
Fairgrounds, Terryville, CT
Oct 10-12 Country Campout, Terryville
Fairgrounds, Terryville, CT
Richard Nallick
850-785-6703
Funtime Travelers
Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice area
Carole & Edwin Gies
941-497-5700
[email protected]
http://www.winniegators.org/funtime
Apr 10-12 Sun N Fun RV Resort, Sarasota, FL
May 9-11 Winnie Gators State Meeting Paradise
Oaks RV Resort, Bushnell, FL
GA
Georgia Winnie Rebels (SC)
904-221-2522
[email protected]
May 12-15 Friendship Rally, Wilderness RV
Resort, Silver Springs, FL
Jun 19-22 Suwannee River Rendezvous Resort,
Mayo, FL
Aug 14-17 Lake Oklawaha RV Park, Fort McCoy, FL
Sep 18-21 Ocean Grove RV Resort, St. Augustine, FL
Nov 20-23 Wild Frontier Campground, Ocala, FL
Dec 8-11 Pecan Park RV Resort, Jacksonville, FL
Wayne Thomas
478-328-7926
[email protected] http://www.gawit.com
Apr 24-27 Georgia State Rally, Hiawassee, GA
May 9-11 Brickyard Plantation RV Park, Americus, GA
Sep 19-21 Cartersville KOA, Cartersville, GA
Gone With The Winnies of North
Georgia
Milton Dalton
706-499-9783
[email protected]
gwtw.gawit.com/
Jun 13-15 TBD
Aug 8-10 TBD
Oct 10-12 Great Outdoors RV Resort, Franklin, NC
Nov 14-16 TBD
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Middle Georgia Sta-Goners
Macon area
Tom Wilson
478-922-3407
[email protected]
Apr 17-20 GA State RAlly, Bald Mountain
Campground, Hiawassee, GA
May 16-18 GA State Meeting, TBD
Jun 6-8 Brickyard Plantation, Americus, GA
Jul 16-20 Grand National Rally, Forest City, IA
Aug 1-3 Grassy Pond, Lake Park, GA
Sep 19-21 GA State Meeting, TBD
Oct 3-5 Lake Pines RV, Columbus, GA
Nov 7-9 KOA, Tifton, GA
Dec 5-7 KOA South, Savannah, GA
Metro Atlanta Winnies
Nick & Barbara Nicholson404-863-7191
[email protected]
[email protected]
http://atlantawinnies.gawit.com
Apr 24-27 Georgia Winnie Rebels State Rally,
Bald Mountain Camping Resort, Hiawassee, GA
May 16-18 Georgia Winnie Rebels State Meeting,
Brickyard RV Park, Americus, GA
Jun 20-22 TBD
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 15-17 TBD
Sep 19-21 Georgia Winnie Rebels State Meeting,
Cartersville KOA, Cartersville, GA
Oct 17-19 TBD
Nov 21-23TBD
Dec 20 20 South Shore Point, Newnan, GA
ID
Treasure Valley Travelers
Meridian and Boise, ID area
David Glass
[email protected]
208-288-1859
IL
Illinois Indians (SC)
Barb Watne
815-508-4371
815-286-3606
[email protected]
http://www.illinoisindians.org
Apr 24-27 Spring Outing, Iroquois County
Fairgrounds
May 16-18 Joint Chapter Outing, MarshallPutnam County Fairgrounds
Jun 25-29 State Rally, Iroquois County Fairgrounds
Jul 16-20 Grand National Rally, Forest City, IA
Sep 25-28 Fall Outing, Iroquois County Fairgrounds
Windy City Winnies
Chicagoland Area
Claudette Slowik
815-592-4249
[email protected]
http://illinoisindians.org/windycities/
windycities.htm
Apr 13 Luncheon at Saddlebrook Farms, Grayslake, IL
Apr 24-27 IL Indians Spring Outing, Crescent City, IL
May 16-19 Marshall Putman Fairgrounds, Henry, IL
Jun 9-15 Friendship Outing, Branson, MO
Jun 26-29 IL State Rally, Crescent City, IL
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug Wisconsin Dells, Date TBD, Lake Delton, WI
Sep 18-25 Amish Country, Shipshewana, IN
Sep 25-28 IL Indians Fall Outing, Crescent City, IL
Oct 10-13 Hickory Hollow Campground/Burgoo
Festival, North Utica, IL
Nov Thanksgiving Outing TBD
Dec Christmas Outing TBD
Winnie Poo Club
Peoria area
Dick Jones
309-697-9343
309-453-8817 [email protected]
April / May 2014
Apr 11 or 12 Luncheon, Location TBD
Apr 24-27 IL State Spring Outing, Iroquois
County Fairgrounds, Crescent City, IL
May 15-18 Marshal-Putnam County Fairgrounds,
Henry, IL
Jun 13-15 TBD
Jun 25-29 IL State Rally, Iroqois County
Fairgrounds, Crescent City, IL
Jul 11-13 TBD
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 8-10 Kentuckiana Campground, Hopedale, IL
Sep 12-14 TBD
Sep 25-28 IL State Fall Outing, Iroquois County
Fairgrounds, Crescent City, IL
Oct 10-12 Prophetstown State Park,
Prophetstown, IL
Nov 8 Dinner, Location TBD
Dec 13 Christmas Party, Home of Carol Luecht
Cardinal Capers
Rockford area
Delores Frost
847-528-7874
847-428-6768
[email protected]
http://www.illinoisindians.org/cardinalcapers/
cardinalcapers.htm
Apr 12 Machine Shed, Rockford, IL
Apr 24-27 IL State Spring Outing
May 1-4 Open House Winnebago Motor Home
Sales, Inc.
May 8-10 Double J Campground, Chatham, IL
Jun 12-15 Emerald Acres, Pearl City, IL
Jun 25-29 IL State Rally, Crescent City, IL
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Jul 21-23 Rustic Barn, Kieler, WI
Aug 14-17 Blackhawk Valley Campground,
Rockford, IL
Sep 8-11 Hidden Valley Campground, Milton, WI
Sep 24-27 IL State Fall Outing, Crescent City, IL
Oct 9-11 Lowden State Park, Oregon, IL
Nov 7 Luncheon, Location TBD
Dec 6 Christmas Holiday Party, Location TBD
Prairie Scooners
Chicagoland’s South Suburban Area
Roxann Parise
815-485-3427
[email protected]
http://www.illinoisindians.org/prairiescooners/
prairiescooners.htm
Fox Valley Winnies
West Suburban area
Ken Nelson
[email protected]
www.illinoisindians.org/foxvalley/foxvalley.htm
Apr 11-13 Kamp Komfort, Carlock, IL
Apr 24-27 IL State Spring Outing, Crescent City, IL
May 16-18 Joint State Clubs Outing, M. Putnam
Fairgrounds, Henry, IL
Jun 9-15 Branson Rally, Windy Cities Winnies
Friendship Outing
Jun 25-29 IL State Rally, Crescent City, IL
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 7-11 Rustic Barn, Keiler, WI
Sep 12-14 Springfield, IL
Sep 25-28 IL State Fall Outing, Crescent City, IL
Oct 10-12 Hickory Hollow, Utica, IL
Nov 1 FVW Annual Meeting, Barrington RV
Motors, Barrington, IL
Dec Christmas Party TBD
Fourwind Winnies
Central Illinois
Bob Todd
217-544-8344
[email protected]
www.illinoisindians.org/fourwinds/fourwinds.htm
Apr 11-13 Crazy Horse Campground, Ashland, IL
Apr 24-27 Illinois Indians Spring Outing,
Crescent City, IL
May 16-18 Marshall Putnam Fairgrounds, Henry, IL
Jun 13-15 Forrest W. Bo Wood Recreation Area,
Sullivan, IL
Jun 25-29 Illinois Indians State Rally, Crescent
City, IL
Jul 11-13 Comlara County Park on Evergreen
Lake (near Bloomington), IL
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 8-10 D & W Lake RV Park, Champaign, IL
Sep 12-14 Clinton Lake Recreation Area, Dewitt, IL
Sep 25-28 Illinois Indians Fall Outing, Crescent
City, IL
Oct 10-12 Champaign Sportsman Club, Mahomet, IL
Nov 15 Luncheon Meeting, Yoder’s in Arthur
Dec 13 Luncheon Meeting, Yoder’s in Arthur
Little Egypt Winnies
Southern Illinois
Randy Burlison
618-995-2628
[email protected]
www.illinoisindians.org/littleegypt/littleegypt.htm
Apr 24-27 Illinois State Spring Outing, Crescent
City, IL
May 15-18 TBD
Jun 25-29 Illinois State Rally, Crescent City, IL
Jul 16-20 Grand National Rally, Forest City, IA
Aug 14-17 Hill Top Campground, Goreville, IL
Sep 25-28 Illinois State Fall Outing, Crescent City, IL
Oct 16-19 TBD
Nov 13-16 Cypress Lake RV Park, Calvert City, KY
Dec 7 Christmas Luncheon, Cape Girardeau, MO
Quad Cities Winnies
Moline-Davenport area
Mike Bealer
[email protected]
www.illinoisindians.org/quadcity/quadcity.htm
Apr 24-27 IL Indians Spring Rally, Crescent City, IL
May 16-18 Joint Chapter Outing, Marshall-Putnam
Fairgrounds, Henry, IL
Jun 25-29 IL Indians State Rally, Crescent City, IL
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 13-16 IL State Fair, Location TBD
Sep 3-10 Tennessee Trip
Sep 25-28 IL Indians State Rally, Crescent City, IL
Oct TBD
Nov 5 Red Lobster, Davenport, IA
Dec 3 Christmas Party
IN
Who’s Yur Winnies (SC)
John Krull
765-538-2503
[email protected]
Jun 19-22 TBD
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 14-17 IN State Rally, TBD
Oct 14-16 4-H Fairgrounds, Rockville, IN
Indiana Meanderers
Northern Indiana
Chuck Simmons
765-661-4830
[email protected]
Apr 24-27 Camping World, Greenwood, IN
May 15-18 Pla-Mor Campground, Bremen, IN
Jun 19-22 IN State Outing, TBD
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 14-17 IN State Rally, TBD
Sep TBD
Oct 14-16 4-H Fairgrounds (IN State Outing),
Rockville, IN
Nov Lunch TBD
Dec 6 1:00 pm TBD
Indybagos
Central Indiana
Jim Gineris 765-362-8165
[email protected]
Apr TBD April Luncheon
May 15-17, 2014 Hendricks County 4-H
Fairgrounds, Danville, IN
Jun 19-22 IN State Meeting, Site TBD
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
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Aug 14-17 IN State Rally, Site TBD
Sept 24-26 White River Campground, Cicero, IN
Oct 14-16 IN State Meeting, Parke County 4H
Grounds
Nov 8 Planning Meeting, Green Street Eatery
Dec TBD Christmas Luncheon
IA
Jun 20-22 Clark’s Ferry, North of Muscatine, IA
Jul 4-6 State Rally, Hancock County Fairgrounds,
Britt, IA
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 22-24Mississippi River RV Park, Canton, MO
Sep 26-28 State Meeting, Poweshiek County
Fairgrounds, Grinnell, IA
Oct 3-5 Coralville Lake-West Overlook area, North
of Iowa City, IA
Iowa Winnie Hawks (SC)
North Iowa Travelers
[email protected] www.iowawinniehawks.com
May 16-18 Spring, Cutty’s Campground, Grimes, IA
Jul 4-6 State Rally, Hancock County Fairgrounds,
Britt, IA
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Sep 26-28 Fall, Powieshiek County Fairgrounds,
Grinnell, IA
Dave Tegtmeyer
Butch Peters
515-710-6420
Winnebago Wheels
Northeast Iowa
Marcus Lawrence
[email protected]
May 14-16 Morgan Creek
Jun 11-13 Bailey’s Ford
Jul 9-11 Jones County Park
Aug 13-15 Fontana Park
Sep 10-12 Flying Squirrel
Oct 8-10 Coffins Grove
319-377-5353
Valerie Peters
515-710-6264
515-987-5868
Iowa Cornbelt Campers
NW Iowa
Pat Sparks
515-266-6093
[email protected]
Apr 12 Pizza Ranch, Boone, IA
May 16-18 Swan Lake, Carroll, IA
May 16-18 IA State Meeting, Cutty’s
Campground, Des Moines, IA
Jun 13-15 Spring Lake, Jefferson, IA
Jul 4-6 IA State Rally, Hancock County
Fairgrounds, Britt, IA
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 8-10 Ledges State Park, Luther
Sep 9-11 Clay County Fair, Spencer, IA
Sep 26-28 IA State Meeting, Poweshiek County
Fairgrounds, Grinnell
Oct 10-12 Twin Lake Christian Camp, Rockwell
City, IA
Nov 8 Montana Mike’s Restaurant, Des Moines, IA
Dec 13 Family Table Restaurant, Pocahontas, IA
Winnie Korns
Shirley Little
641-777-4616
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NW IA, NE NE, SW MN, & SE SD
Doug Guillaume
712-276-9536
641-682-1897
New Orleans Area
Price Miller
985-863-2213
[email protected]
Apr 3-6 Sun Roamers RV Resort, Picayune, MS
Apr 24-27 Anchors Aweigh RV Resort, Foley, FL
Jun 5-8 Pelican State MEeting, Mural Room,
Rayne, LA
Jul 31-August 3 Parker’s Landing RV Park, Biloxi,
MS
Jul 31-August 3 Parkers Landing RV Park, Biloxi,
MS
Sep 4-7 Poche’s Fish N Camp, Breaux Bridge, LA
(State Meeting)
Sep 24-28 State Rally, Rayne, LA
Nov 6-9 Sun Roamers RV Resort, Picayune, MS
Dec 4-7 Parkers Landing RV Park, Biloxi, MS
[email protected]
Apr 22 Pizza Ranch (Lunch only 1 pm), Brandon, SD
May 20-22 Newton Hills State Park, Canton, SD
Jun 17-19 Lewis & Clark Lake, Crofton, NE
July 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
August 19-21 Ponca State Park, Ponca, NE
Sep 17-19 Lake Pahoja Campground, Larchwood, IA
Oct 7 Pizza Ranch (Lunch only 1 pm), Primghar, IA
Bago Cajuns
Busy Bee Winnies
[email protected]
Apr 10-13 Cloud Nine, Hot Springs, AR
May 1-4 Flea Market, Canton, TX
Jun LA State Meeting, TBD
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug TBD
Sep LA State Meeting, TBD
Sep 24-28 Rally, Rayne, LA
Nov 13-16 LA State Meeting, TBD
Dec 11-14 Lincoln Parish Campground, Ruston, LA
563-427-3711
[email protected]
Apr 5 The Manor, Mason City, IA
May 1-3 The Barn Campground, Kieler, WI
May 16-18 IA Winnie Hawk State Meeting,
Cutty’s Campground, Des Moines, IA
Jun 5-7 Alden River RV Park, Alden, IA
Jul 4-6 IA Winnie Hawk State Rally, Britt
Fairgrounds, Britt, IA
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Jul 31-August 2 Wilder Park, Allison, IA
Sep 4-6 TBD
Sep 26-28 IA Winnie Hawk State Meeting,
Grinnell Fairgrounds, Grinnell, IA
Oct 2-4 Hunt’s Cedar River Campground, Tipton, IA
Nov 1 TBD
Prairie Winnies (SC)
Randall Weller
785-421-7037
785-273-1712
Northwest Louisiana
Jack Warrum
318-322-8660
Bayou Winnies
Baton Rouge
Charles Wyble
225-806-5541
[email protected]
Jan 23-26 Green Room, Rayne, LA
ME
207-685-7208
MD
Maryland State Club (SC)
Claudia Jewell
[email protected]
Chesapeake Winnies
Phyllis Sherbert
410-643-6475
410-758-2483
Oriole Winnies
Baltimore area
Hazel Topa
[email protected]
410-391-0041
MA
Pilgrim Winnies (SC)
Ed Bates
781-294-8963
339[email protected]
Bradford Brigade
SE Massachusetts area
Pelican Winnies (SC)
[email protected]
337-234-8403
Gator Travelers
[email protected]
[email protected]
Apr 25-27 Rutladers Outpost RV Park, Louisburg, KS
May 16-18 4 Seasons Campground, Abilene, KS
Jun 20-22 Lake Shawnee, Topeka, KS
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Jul 25-27 Turkey Point Group Camp, Melvern Lake, KS
Aug 15-17 Clinton Lake, Bloomington East, Cedar
Ridge, Lawrence, KS
Sep 12-14 Tuttle Creek Cove, Manhattan, KS
Oct 3-5 Lewis & Clark State Park, Rushville, MO
Jean Lajoie
[email protected]
[email protected]
Ka Mo Headwaters
John Gottschamer
Milton Pepper
Jackie Matthews
[email protected]
www.prairiewinnies.com
May 9-11 Show and Tell, Dodge City, KS
Jun 27-29 Dighton, KS
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 22-24 Beloit, KS
Sep 19-21 Topeka, KS
Oct TBD
Kansas City/Topeka area
Lafayette area
Maine A Bagos (SC)
KS
LA
May 2-4 Island View, Rathbun Lake, IA
May 16-18 State Meeting, Cutty’s, Des Moines, IA
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Siouxland River Ramblers
Glen Boie
563-308-0516
[email protected]
www.iowawinniehawks.com/WeWanToGopage.html
Apr 25-27 Prairie Bridge Park, Ackley, IA
May 16-18 Iowa Winnie Hawk Spring Meeting,
Cutty’s, Des Moines, IA
Jun 20-22 Fiscus Grove, Albion, IA
Jul 4-6 Iowa Winnie Hawk State Rally, Hancock
County Fairgrounds, Britt, IA
Jul 16-20 Grand National Rally, Forest City, IA
Aug 22-24 Springbrook State Park, Guthrie
Center, IA
Sept 26-28 Iowa Winnie Hawk Fall Meeting,
Powieshiek County Fairgrounds, Grinnell, IA
Oct 17-19 TBD
Nov 1 11:30 am Luncheon, Buford’s Steakhouse
& BBQ, Ames, IA
Dec 6 12 pm Luncheon, Location TBD
Southeast Iowa
[email protected]
Northeast Iowa
We Wan To Go
Central Iowa
North Central Iowa
N’Awlins Winnies
318-442-4341
Austin Maxwell
[email protected]
617-719-7999
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Quinebagos
Worcester area
Beverly Slattery
[email protected]
508-226-3042
MI
Water Wonderland Winnies (SC)
Bob Dunn
248-240-5546
248-682-6769
[email protected]
http://www.waterwonderlandwinnies.com
May 16-18 Spring Campout, Poncho’s Pond,
Ludington, MI
Jun 20-22 State Rally, Barry Expo Center,
Hastings, MI
Sep 12-14 Fall Campout, Church of God
Campground, St. Louis, MI
Grand Valley Winnies
West Michigan
Dale Vanderlinden
269-424-3714
[email protected]
May 16-18 WWW Spring campout, Poncho’s Pond
Campground
Jun WWW State campout, Vacation Station,
Ludington
Jul TBD
Aug TBD
Sep Poncho’s Pond Campground
Dec 6 Christmas Party, Brann’s Steakhouse
Lansing Area Winnies
Mike Hoag
810-293-7420
[email protected]
May 16-18 WWW Spring Campout, Poncho’s,
Ludington
May 18-20 Poncho’s, Ludington
Jun 20-22 WWW State Rally, Vacation Station
Campground, Ludington, MI
Jun 22-24 Vacation Station Campground,
Ludington, MI
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 14-17 Friendship Outing, Sanford
Community of Christ Campground, Sanford, MI
(Early arrivals August 14-17)
Septemeber 10-11 Church of God Campground,
St. Louis, MI
Sep 12-14 WWW Fall State Rally, Church of God
Campground, St. Louis, MI
Oct TBD
Motor Cities Winnies
Detroit Metro Area
Bob Paszko
248-880-8142
[email protected]
www.waterwonderlandwinnies.com/LocalChapters/
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Cereal City Campers
Battle Creek area
Jim & Bev Simonds
269-665-9845
Gordon & Bonnie Rollenhagen
[email protected]
734-891-1776
April / May 2014
Winnehahas (SC)
Ted Steele
651-492-3627
St. Louis area
651-253-5284
[email protected]
Apr 25-27 Pleasureland RV Show & Tell, St.
Cloud, MN
May 9-11 Freeborn County Fairgrounds, Albert
Lea, MN
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 8-10 Otteson Farm, Mora, MN
Sep 5-7 MN State Rally, McLeod County
Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, MN
Northwoods Winnie-Tascas
Northern area
Bill Keeler
612-670-5566
952-474-7325
[email protected]
Apr 25-27 Pleasureland RV Show & Tell,
St.Cloud, MN
May 16-18 Moose Lake City Campground (with
Sundowners), Moose Lake, MN
Jun 22-26 Midweek, Eveleth, MN
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 15-17 Johnson Farm, Sauk Centre, MN
Sep 5-7 MN State Rally, McLeod County
Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, MN
Sep 18-20 Bullyans RV, Duluth, MN
Siouxland River Ramblers
NW IA, NE NE, SW MN, & SE SD
Doug Guillaume
712-276-9536
[email protected]
Apr 22 Pizza Ranch (Lunch only 1 pm), Sioux
Falls, SD
May 20-22 Newton Hills State Park, Canton, SD
Jun 17-19 Lewis & Clark Lake, Crofton, NE
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 19-21 Ponca State Park, Ponca, NE
Sep 17-19 Lake Pahoja Campground, Larchwood, IA
Oct 7 Pizza Ranch (Lunch only 1 pm), Primghar, IA
Sundowner Winnie Tascas
Central area
Jim Rademacher
320-256-3722
[email protected]
Apr 25-27 Pleasureland RV Show & Tell, St.Cloud, MN
May 15-17 Moost Lake City Campground (with
Northwoods), Moose Lake, MN
Jun 26-28 Alexandria Shooting Park & RV
Campground, Alexandria, MN
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 21-23 Melrose City Campground, Melrose, MN
Sep 5-7 MN State Rally, McLeod County
Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, MN
Sep 25-27 Redwood County Fairgrounds,
Redwood Falls, MN
Southern Honkers
Southern area
[email protected]
May 16-18 State Outing, Poncho’s Pond,
Ludington, MI
TBD Shipshewana, IN
Jun 20-22 MI State Rally, Hastings, MI
Jul 16-10 GNR, Forest City, IA
Jul 21-25 Aune Osburn, Salt Sainte Marie, MI
Aug 8-10 Loranger Pines, West Branch, MI
Aug 20-24 Sterling State Park, Monroe, MI
Sep 12-14 State Outing, Church of God, St Louis, MI
Oct TBD
Tip-O-The-Mitt
Gateway Winnies
MN
Herb Jensen
507-775-6849
[email protected]
May 2-4 Autumn Woods, Rochester, MN
Jun 6-8 Cushion Peak Campground, Houston, MN
Jul 16-20 Grand National Rally, Forest City, IA
Aug 1-3 TBD
Sep State Rally, Hutchinson, MN
Oct 3-5 Rochester/Marion KOA, Rochester, MN
Nov 1 Christmas Luncheon, TBD
MO
Winnie Mo Tascas (SC)
Bob Wollin
[email protected]
816-229-9804
Rebecca Casey
573-450-2349
[email protected]
Apr 11-13 Cape RV Park, Cape Girardeau, MO
Apr 25-27 Winnie-MO-Tasca State Meeting,
Cottonwood RV Park, Columbia, MO
May 16-18 Mark Twain Lake, Jack Briscoe
Campground, Perry, MO
Jun 14 Orr Outing
Jun 20-22 Ozark Mountain Springs RV Park,
Mountain View, MO
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 22-24 Osage Beach RV Park, Osage Beach, MO
Sep 12-14 Stone Park Resort, Bonne Terre, MO
Sep 19-21 Winnie-MO-Tasca State Rally,
Coachlight RV Park, Carthage, MO
Oct 3-5 Stagecoach RV Park, Branson, MO
Oct 11 Pogue’s Hayride
Oct 31-November 2 Lazy Day Campground,
Montgomery City, MO
Dec 6 Holiday Party
Ozark Winnies
Springfield/Mid MO area
Jerry Van Meter
417-379-1685
417-866-0022
[email protected]
Chief Winnies
Kansas City area
Rick Kennedy
816-803-1605
[email protected]
http://www.mochiefwinnies.com/
Apr 11-13 Lake Jacomo County Park
Campgrounds, Blue Springs, MO
Apr 25-27 Winnie-MO-Tasca State Meeting and
Campout, Cottonwoods RV Park, Columbia, MO
May 16-18 Treasure Lake RV Park, Branson, MO
Jun 20-22 Bennett Springs State Park, Lebanon, MO
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 8-10 Pony Express RV Park, Maysville, MO
Sep 19-21 State Rally & Chapter Meeting,
Coachlight RV Park, Carthage, MO
Oct 10-12 Monthly Campout, site TBD
Oct 22-26 Presidents Fall Caravan, Kansas City to
Winterset, IA
Nov 8 Winter Luncheon, Location TBD
Dec 13 Winter Luncheon, Location TBD
MT
WIT MT Wilderness
Great Falls area
Milt Munson
406-442-1756
[email protected]
NE
Cornhusker Winnie Tascas (SC)
Jim Snow
[email protected]
308-754-4073
Siouxland River Ramblers
NW IA, NE NE, SW MN, & SE SD
Doug Guillaume
712-276-9536
[email protected]
Apr 22 Pizza Ranch (Lunch only 1 pm), Brandon, SD
May 20-22 Newton Hills State Park, Canton, SD
Jun 17-19 Lewis & Clark Lake, Crofton, NE
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 19-21 Ponca State Park, Ponca, NE
Sep 17-19 Lake Pahoja Campground, Larchwood, IA
Oct 7 Pizza Ranch (Lunch only 1 pm), Primghar, IA
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NV
Silver State Travelers (SC)
George (Skeet) Smith
702-334-1061
[email protected]
Washoe Winnies
Carson City/Reno area
David Tiongco
925-525-8000
775-265-9448
[email protected]
Vegas Rollers
Dennis Hoelzle
702-655-9511
[email protected] www.vegasrollersrv.com
Apr 9-13 SWRR, Palm Desert
May 16-17 Sun Ridge Mesquite
Jul 16-10 GNR, Forest City, IA
Sep 13, Dinner TBD
Oct 9-11 Nevada State
Nov 7-8 Willow Beach
Dec 12-13 Moon River
Granite State Winnies (SC)
603-752-1858
[email protected]
May 3 Spring Luncheon, Sunny Villa, Ossipee, NH
May 16-18 Fryeburg Flower and Garden Show,
Fryeburg Fairgrounds, ME
Jun 19-21 Theater Weekend at Red Apple
Campground, Arundel, ME
Jul 24-26 Friendship Rally, Sandwich
Fairgrounds, Program TBD
Aug 14-16 Freeport KOA, Freeport, ME
Sep 25-27 Glen Ellis Campground, Glen, NH
Oct 3-5 Danforth Bay Campground, Freedom, NH
Dec Holiday Party, TBD
NJ
New Jersey State WIT Club (SC)
Sandra Hilton
[email protected]
908-601-6006
Jersey Sea Shells
Central New Jersey, Delaware River to Atlantic Ocean
Carole Maxwell Horton 609-877-7208
[email protected]
609-233-5074
http://www.jerseyseashells.com
Apr 25-26 Seashore Campsites, Cape May, NJ
May 23-25 Lickdale Campground, Jonestown, PA
Jun TBD
Jul GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug TBD
Sep 26-27 Seashore Campsites, Cape May, NJ
Oct 224-25 Shady Pines Campground, Galloway, NJ
Nov 21-22 Old Mill Stream Campground,
Lancaster, PA
NM
Rio Grande Travelers (SC)
Stuart Burke
[email protected]
Roadrunners
DJ Hoffman
[email protected]
505-828-2249
505-828-9458
Border Cities Travelers
Southern NM & El Paso area
Don Burford
575-373-1900
[email protected]
Apr 10-13 Southern State Meeting, Elephant
Butte State Park, Desert Cove Campground
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Excelsior Winnies (SC)
Les Bonesteel
518-469-0111
[email protected]
Jun 12-15 Camp Bell, Corning, NY
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 8-10 Pre-Rally, Herkimer County Fairgrounds,
Frankfort, NY
Sep 4-7 NY State Rally, Herkimer County
Fairgrounds, Frankfort, NY
Oct 9-12 Post-Rally, Triple R Camp Resort,
Franklinville, NY
Keshequa Winnies
NH
Ron Goudreau
May 15-18 Fort Davis State Park, Fort Davis, TX
Jun 12-15 Vallanue State Park (East of Albuquerque)
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 21-24 New Mexico State Rally, Circle B
Campground, Ruidoso, NM
Sep 11-14 Northern State Meeting, Roadrunners
Oct 16-19 Elephant Butte State Park, Lions Beach
Nov 6-9 TBD
Joan Thompson
585-662-7843
585-872-1567
[email protected]
May 29-31 Woodstream Campground, Gainesville, NY
Jun 19-21 Friendship Rally at Mahaney Farms,
Arkport, NY
Jul 16-20 Grand National Rally, Forest City, IA
Jul 24-27 Harborfest, Oswego, NY
Aug 14-16 Tri-Club, Skyline Campground, Darien
Center, NY
Sep 4-7 New York State Rally, Herkimer County
Fairgrounds, Frankfort, NY
Oct 9-13 Triple R Camping Resort, Franklinville, NY
Nov 2 Viking Valhalla Restaurant, Bergen, NY
Seneca Winnies
Tom Burke
585-768-6556
[email protected]
May 15-18 Genesee Country Campground,
Mumford, NY
Jun 12-15 Campbell Campground, Campbell, NY
Jul 7-13 Ives Run, PA
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 14-17 Tri-Club, Skyline Camping Resort,
Darien, NY
Sep 4-7 State Rally, Herkimer Fairgrounds, NY
Oct 2-5 southwoods Campground, Bryon, NY
Nov 1 Christmas Party 1, TBD
Dec 1 Christmas Party 2, TBD
Ononbago Winnies
Richard Liddiard
315-729-8621
[email protected]
Apr 25-27 Campout, TBD
May 15-18 Pope’s Grove Golf Course, Syracuse, NY
Jun 20-22 Country Hill Campground, Marathon, NY
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 15-17Stysh’s Brown Barn, Boonville, NY
Sep 5-7 NY State Rally, Herkimer Fairgrounds, NY
Sep 18-21 Little Wolf Campground (combined
campout with PA Susquehanna Winnies),
Tupper Lake, NY
Oct TBD
Nov Dinner Meeting, TBD
Dec Christmas Meeting, Hebert’s Fayetteville, NY,
Date TBD
Southern Tier Winnies
Corning/Elmira/Binghamton & Twin Tier Areas
of NY & PA
Paul Mittan
[email protected]
May 21 Spring Luncheon, Rail House Restaurant,
Waverly, NY
Jun 10-13 Friendship Rally, Babcock Hallow
Campground, Bath, NY
Jul 16-10 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 12-15 Twin Streams, Morris, PA
Sep 4-7 NY State Rally, Herkimer County
Fairgrounds, Frankfort, NY
Sep 21-24 Bloomsburg Fair, Bloomsburg, PA
Oct 8 Fall Luncheon, Tomasso’s Restaurant,
Waverly, NY
Windmill Winnies
Jim Bruce
518-477-8236
[email protected]
Apr 26 Kick-off meeting, C&R Restaurant,
Galway, 12 pm
May 16-18 Royal Mountain
Jun 20-22 West Canada Creek
Jul 18-20 TBD
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 22-24 Arrowhead
Sep 4-7 NY State Rally
Sep 26-28 West Canada Creek
Nov 1 Annual Dinner, Raindancer, Amsterdam
Long Island Winnie-Tascas
Joyce Deubel
[email protected]
631-445-0736
Hudson Valley Ramblers
Peter Zwart
845-361-4023
Wheeler Maynard, Jr.
315-562-3450
Foothills Winnies
[email protected]
Western New York Winnies
Ron Gister
716-542-9140
[email protected]
May 2-4 Woodstream, Gainesville, NY
Jun 6-8 Southwoods, Byron, NY
Jul 8-10 Hidden Valley, Jamestown, NY
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 14-16 Tri Club, Skyline, Darien Center, NY
Sep 4-7 NY State RAlly, Herkimer, NY
Oct 3-5 Hare Creek, Corey, PA
Nov 1 End of Season Party, Colton RV, North
Tonawanda, NY
NC
Winnie Tarwheels (SC)
Wes Shuttleworth
919-500-9912
[email protected] www.northcarolinawit.com
May 2-4 State Rally, Zooland Family Campground,
Asheboro, NC
Jun 27-29 State Meeting, Mayberry Campground,
Mt Airy, NC
Jul 16-10 GNR, Forest City, IA
Nov 7-9 State Meeting, The RV Park at Carolina
Crossroads, Roanoke Rapids, NC
Western Winnie Tarwheels
Charlotte area
Linda Reddick
336-924-1826
[email protected] www.northcarolinawit.com
Apr 25-27 Bill Plemmons Open House
May 2-4 State Rally at Zooland Family
Campground (Pre-rally activities April 24-25)
Jun 5-8 KOA Gaffney
Jun 27-29 State Meeting, Mt. Airy Campground
Jul 16-20 Grand National Rally, Forest City, IA
Aug 8-10 Great Outdoors, Franklin, NC
Sep 4-6 White Oak Shores
Oct 24-26 Cool Breeze, Galax, Virginia
Nov 7-9 State Club Meeting, Carolina Crossroads,
Roanoke Rapids, NC
Dec 5-7 Christmas at the Moore’s, Statesville, NC
Winnie Tarheel Travelers
Durham/Raleigh area
Alonzo Morrison
704-516-6565
[email protected]
Apr 11-13 North River Campground, Shawboro, NC
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May 1-3 NC State Rally, Zooland Family
Campground, Asheboro, NC
Jun State Meeting, TBD
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 15-17 Crosswinds Family Campground,
Linwood, NC
Sep 19-21 VA State Rally
Oct 17-19 Ft Fisher Recreational Area
Nov 7-9 State Meeting, The RV Park at Carolina
Crossroads, Roanoke Rapids
Dec Christmas Party, TBD
ND
Nodak Flickertails (SC)
Helen Evans
701-746-6013
218-791-4794
[email protected]
http://www.wit-nodak-flickertails.org
May 9-11 Brewer Lake
Jun 10-12 Medora
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 15-17 International Peace Garden
Sep TBD
OH
Wandering Ohio Winnies (SC)
Bob Mervis
440-248-9022
[email protected]
May 1-4 WOW Spring Campout, Tuscarawas
County Fairgrounds, Dover, OH
Jun 20-22 WOW State Rally, Wayne County
Fairgrounds, Wooster, OH
Sep 25-28 WOW Fall Campout, Pickaway County
Fairgrounds, Circleville, OH
Aug 15-17 Cardinal’s 42nd Birthday Party,
Tomorrow Stars, Springfield, OH
Sep 19-21 TBD
Sep 25-28 WOW Fall Rally, Pickaway County
Fairgrounds, Circleville, OH
Oct 17-19 TBD
Emerald Necklace Winnies
Cleveland-Akron area
Paul Majcher
Mid Ohio Winnies
Joann Miller
330-465-6533
216-403-9912
330-345-7751
[email protected]
Apr 12 Dinner, Applebee’s, Willoughby
May 1-4 W.O.W. Spring Campout, TBD
May 8-11 Meadow Lake Campground, Wooster
Jun 12-15 Tall Timbers, Port Clinton
Jun 20-22 W.O.W. State Rally, TBD
Jul 10-13 Kandels RV Park, Walnut Creek
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 7-10 Callihan Pavilion, Nova
Sep 11-14 TBD
Septermber 25-28 W.O.W. Fall Campout, TBD
Oct 9-12 Camp Sandusky, Sandusky
Nov 8 Dinner, Marie’s Restaurant, Wadsworth
Dec 13 Dinner, TBD
River City Winnies
Cincinnati area
Kathleen Gallaway
513-340-4063
North Coast Winnies
[email protected]://rivercitywinnies.org/
Apr 11-13 Red Barn, RT 32, OH
May 9-11 Little Farm on the River, Rising Sun, IN
Jun 13-15 Olive Branch, Wilmington, OH
Jul 11-12 TBD
Aug 8-10 TBD
Sep 12-14 TBD
Dave Blood
Northwest Ohio
Cleveland area
[email protected]
440-593-3080
Chuck Barnes
Buckeye Winnies
Canton area
Judy Radosevic
330-453-7889
[email protected]
Apr 12 Luncheon at Max & Erma’s, Canton, OH
May 1-4 WOW Spring Campout, Tuscarawas
County Fairgrounds, Dover, OH
May 5-7 Wapakoneta KOA, Wapakoneta, OH
Jun 12-15 Pennsylvania State Rally, Grange
Fairgrounds, Centre Hall, PA
Jun 20-22 WOW State Rally, Wayne County
Fairgrounds, Wooster, OH
Jul 11-13 Friendship Campout, Coshocton Lake
Park, Coshocton, OH
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 8-10 Indian Creek RV Resort, Geneva-onthe-Lake, OH
Sep 12-14 Maumee State Park, Oregon, OH
Sep 25-28 WOW Fall Campout, Pickaway County
Fairgrounds, Circleville, OH
Oct 12-14 Covered Bridge Festival, Kenisee’s
Grand River Campground, East Geneva, OH
Oct 31-November 2 Kandel’s Camping & RV Park,
Walnut Creek, OH
Dec 13 Christmas Luncheon TBD
Cardinal Winnies
Central area
Della Vickery
Maumee Valley Winnies
513-422-5872
[email protected]
Apr 11-13 Red Barn, Winchester, OH
May 1-4 WOW Spring Rally, Tuscarawas County
Fairgrounds, Dover, OH
May 16-18 Dogwood Valley RV Park, Mt.Gilead, OH
Jun 20-22 WOW State Summer Rally, TBD
Jul 16-20 Grand National Rally, Forest City, IA
[email protected]
Apr 5 Dinner at D. Tornow’s & Martin’s Peking,
Fremont, OH
May 2-4 Spring WOW Campout, Hosted by North
Coast Winnies
May 16-18 Bowling Green Fairgorunds
Jun 20-22 WOW Rally, Wayne County
Fairgrounds, Wooster, OH Hosted by Emerald
Necklace Winnies
Jun TBD
Jul 11-13 TBD
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug TBD Shafer’s Show & Tell
Aug 8-10 TBD
Sep 5-7 16th Anniversary Campout, Maumee Bay
State Park
Sep 26-28 Fall WOW Campout, Hosted by
Cardinal Winnies
Oct 3-5 Town & Country Campout
Nov 1 Dinner, TBD
Dec 6 Dinner, TBD
OK
Okiebagos (SC)
Patrick Wright
Sooner Schooners
Central Oklahoma area
Allen Michael
405-641-9059
405-395-7377
[email protected]
Apr 3 Wichita Falls RV Park, Wichita Falls, TX
May 1 Heart of Oklahoma Convention Center,
Shawnee, OK
Jun 5 Pecan Grove RV Resort, Chickasha, OK
Jul 16 GNR, Forest City, IA
Jul 31 Big Red Barn RV Park, Carthage, MO
Sep 18 Denton Ferry RV Park, Cotter, AR
Oct 2 Chisholm Trail RV Park, Duncan, OK
Nov 13-16 Thanksgiving Campout, Cedar Oaks RV
Park, Grove, OK
Dec 6 National Cowboy Western Heritage
Museum, Persimmon Hill Restaurant, OKC, OK
OR
Oregon Trail Winnies &
Itascas (SC)
Bob Schlapfer
541-772-3505
[email protected]://otwi.us/
Cascade Travelers
West Central area
Dick Hulse
541-485-0235
[email protected]
Rose City Winnie-Tascas
Portland area
Ken Dietrich
[email protected]
503-659-8930
Winnie ‘Gonians
Portland area
Bryan Hoffman
503-252-9520
[email protected]
Rogue River Ramblers
Southwest area
Jim Smith
541-770-9042
[email protected]
High Desert Road Runners
Central Oregon
Bobby Gieg
[email protected]
541-639-8478
Willamette Gad-A-Bouts
Ray Daniel
[email protected]://www.okiebagos.com/
May 1-4 Okalahoma State Rally, Shawnee Expo
Center, Shawnee, OK
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Nov 13-16 Thanksgiving Campout, Cedar Oaks RV
Park, Grove, OK
503-639-1553
[email protected]
Apr 10-13 Hee-Hee-Illahee (OR State Meeting),
Salem, OR
May 13-15 Hi Way Haven, Sutherlin, OR
Jun 10-12 Silver Spur, Silverton, OR
Jul 8-10 Pheasant Ridge RV Park, Wilsonville, OR
Aug 12-14 Tillamook Elks, Tillamook, OR
Sep 25-28 OR State Rally, Rickreall, OR
Oct 14-16 Olde Stone Village, McMinnville, OR
Green Country Winnies
Tulsa area
Darrell Carver
[email protected]
April / May 2014
419-779-4294
Apr 10-13 Chisholm Trail RV Park, Duncan, OK
May 1-4 State Rally, Shawnee Expo Center,
Shawnee, OK
Jun 19-22 Wanderlust RV, Eureka Springs, AR
Jul 16-20 Grand National Rally, Forest City, IA
Aug 14-17 Rutlader Outpost, Louisburg, KS
Sep 18-21 Denton Ferry RV Park, Cotter, AR
Oct 15-21 Ozark Country Campground, Branson, MO
Nov 13-16 Thanksgiving Campout, Cedar Oaks RV
Park, Grove, OK
Dec 13 Luncheon, Freddies Steak House,
Sulphula (12 pm)
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PA
Pennsylvania State Club (SC)
Marcel Perusse
717-938-6448
[email protected]
Apr 26 PA State Planning Meeting, Grange
Fairgrounds, Centre Hall, PA
Jun 12-15 PA State Rally, Grange Fairgrounds,
Centre Hall, PA
Jun 15 PA State Planning Meeting, Grange
Fairgrounds, Centre Hall, PA
Sep 27 PA State Planning Meeting, Grange
Fairgrounds, Centre Hall, PA
Keystone Winnies
SE Pennsylvania
Steve Plant
[email protected]
Apr Show/Lunch TBD
Apr 26 PA State Planning Meeting, Centre Hall, PA
May 15-18 Friendship Rally, Pine Hill
Campground, Kutztown, PA
Jun 12-15 PA State Rally, Centre Hall, PA
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 14-17 Tioga/Hammond Lake Corps of
Engineers Campground, Tioga, PA - Planned 2
week stay (14-28)
Sep 18-21 Gettysburg on the Farm, Gettysburg, PA
Sep 27 PA State Planning Meeting, Centre Hall, PA
Oct 9-12 Sill’s Campground, Adamstown, PA
Nov 15 Luncheon, Euro Mediterranean Bistro,
Reading, PA
Delaware Valley Winnies
Tri-county area
Larry Falcone
[email protected]
610-217-7978
Susquehanna Winnies
Central Pennsylvania area
Ron Ives
570-998-2160
Apr 12 Old Mill Stream, Lancaster, PA
May 9-11 Nittany Mountain Campground, New
Columbia, PA
Jun 12-14 PA State Rally, Centre Hall, PA
Jul 11-13 Walkers Barn, Wellsboro, PA
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 8-10 Buttonwood Campground, Mexico, PA
Sep 12-14 Raystown Lake
Oct 10-12 Shangri-La, Milton, PA
Nov 15 Aungst Restaurant, Luncheon, Mill Hall, PA
Lake Erie Tri-State
Kathy Plant
[email protected]
330-245-0021
Three Rivers Winnies
Pittsburgh/Western Pennsylvania area
Pam Stranford
814-677-7461
[email protected]
Apr 11-13 Friendship Village, Bedford, PA
Apr 26 State Planning, Centre Hall, PA
May 2-4 Show & Tell at Wakley RV, Erie, PA
May 9-11 Sharp’s, Shelocta, PA
Jun 12-15 PA State Rally, Centre Hall, PA
Jun 16-20 Caravan to Lancaster area, Lancaster, PA
Jul 11-13 Bayshore Campground, Pymatunning, PA
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 8-10 Hare Creek
Sep 12-14 Evergreen Campground, Dundee, OH
Oct 2-5 Lampe
Oct 9-12 Friendship Village, Bedford, PA (Fall
Foliage Festival)
Nov 8 Springfield Grill, Mars, PA 11:00 AM
Dec 13 Carmody’s Cranberry, Christmas Party
Capitol Area Winnies
South Central area
Jim Smith
[email protected]
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Apr 12 Meet and Greet at Hoss’s Steak House,
Enola, PA
Apr 26 PA State Planning Gathering, Centre Hall, PA
Apr 22-25 Camp Victory Spring Spruce-up Campout
May 20-23 Country View Campground,
Lancaster area
Jun 12-15 State Rally at Grange Fairgrounds,
Centre Hall, PA
Jul 16-18 Jim Thorpe Camping Resort, PA
Aug 13-17 Friendship Rally at Twin Grove RV
Resort, Pine Grove/Lickdale, PA
Sep 7-9 Artillery Ridge Campground, Gettysburg
Oct 9-12 Friendship Village Campground (with
PA Three Rivers Chapter), Bedford, PA
Nov 1 Annual Fundraiser, Hoss’s Steak House,
Enola, PA
Dec 6 Holiday Party, Bower Residence
RI
Rhody Winnies (SC)
Sally Quinn
401-723-2590
SC
Palmetto Winnebago Club (SC)
864-915-2309
[email protected]
May 23-25Palmetto Cove, Cleveland, SC
Aug 29-September 1 Friendship Rally at Palmetto
Cove Campground, Cleveland, SC
Nov 14-16 Ocean Lake Family Campground,
Myrtle Beach, SC
Foothills Winnie-Tascas
Nita Stewart
864-915-0804
[email protected]
May 2-4 Barnyard RV Park, Lexington, SC
Aug 29-September 1 Palmetto Cove, Cleveland, SC
Nov 14-16 Ocean Lakes Family Campground,
Myrtle Beach, SC
SD
[email protected]
605-787-4382
Siouxland River Ramblers
NW IA, NE NE, SW MN, & SE SD
Doug Guillaume
712-276-9536
[email protected]
Apr 22 Pizza Ranch (Lunch only 1 pm), Brandon, SD
May 20-22 Newton Hills State Park, Canton, SD
Jun 17-19 Lewis & Clark Lake, Crofton, NE
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 19-21 Ponca State Park, Ponca, NE
Sep 17-19 Lake Pahoja Campground, Larchwood, IA
Oct 7 Pizza Ranch (Lunch only 1 pm), Primghar, IA
Rushmore Winnies
Phil & Arlene Lynch
[email protected]
605-484-6938
ma[email protected]
Apr 12 Sturgis Pizza Ranch, Lunch at 12 pm
May 16-18 Spearfish KOA
Jun 13-15 Foothills Campground, Piedmont, SD
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug TBD
Sep 18-21 Miller, State Meeting
Oct 10-12 Hart Ranch
Nov 8 Spearfish, 12 pm
605-692-5760
TN
VOL State Winnies (SC)
Fran Surles
931-200-2315
[email protected] tnvolstatewinnies.weebly.com/
Apr 24-27 Vol State Meeting, Wilson County
Fairgrounds, Lebanon, TN
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Oct 23-26 Vol State Meeting, Wilson County
Fairgrounds, Lebanon, TN
Music City Winnies
Nashville area
615-504-7848
[email protected]
Apr 24-27 Vol State Winnies Campout,
Fairground in Lebanon, TN
May 16-18 Piney Campground, Dover, TN
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Jul 18-20 Dale Hollow Dam Campground, Celina, TN
Aug 15-17 Salt Lick Campground, Gainesboro, TN
Sep 19-21 Lock A Campground, Ashland City, TN
Oct 17-19 Long Branch Campground-Center Hill
Dam, Lancaster, TN
Oct 23-26 VOL State Meeting, Lebanon, TN
Nov 7-9 Cumberland Mountain, Crossville, TN
Dec 13 Oakland Clubhouse, Berea Church Road,
Lebanon, TN
Rocky Top Travelers
Dave Franke
937-681-4367
[email protected]
Apr 24-27 Vol State Winnies Campout, Wilson
County Fairgrounds, Lebanon, TN
May 15-18 Chattanooga, TN
Jun 19-22 Nashville, TN
Jul 11-15 Pre-Rally GNR, Forest City, IA (Early
arrivals start on Monday, July 7
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 14-17 Crossville KOA, Crossville, TN
Sep 18-21 Lexington, KY
Oct 23-26 Vol State Winnies Campout, Wilson
County Fairgrounds, Lebanon, TN
Nov 6-9 Two Rivers Landing, Sevierville
Dec TBD
West Tennessee Travelers
Michael Logan
South Dakota WIT Travelers (SC)
Bob Mallow
Frank Kurtenbach
Brent Nickles
[email protected]
May 1-4 Annual Meeting at Fishermen’s State Park
May 29-June 1 S.N.E. Rally
Jun 26-28 Strawberry Festival
Jul Foxwoods Campout
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 1-3 Charlestown Seafood Fest
Oct 26 Annual Fall Luncheon
Dec Annual Christmas Lunch
Ray Stewart
Ringneck Winnies
615-459-8060
[email protected]
Apr 21-23 Long Branch COE Campground, Long
Branch, TN
Apr 24-27 VOL State Meeting, Lebanon, TN
May 19-21 Piney Grove COE, Close to Booneville, MS
Jun 23-25 Montgomery Bell State Park, Dickson, TN
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Sep 22-24 Desoto State Park, Fort Payne, AL
Oct 20-22 Seven Points COE Campground at
Percy Priest Lake, Nashville, TN
Oct 23-26 VOL State Meeting, Lebanon, TN
Dec TBD
TX
Texas W Club (SC)
Gary Rigsby
972-495-3947
214-535-5522
[email protected]
http://www.texasw.org
Apr 24-27 Texas W Meeting (Spring), Mineola
Civic Center, Mineola, TX
Oct 17-19 Texas W Rally, The Guadalupe RV
Resort, Kerrville, TX
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Lone Star Travelers
Austin area
Stephanie Mosley
512-966-6741
[email protected] www.texasw.org/lonestar.html
Oct 17-19 Texas W Rally, The Guadalupe RV
Resort, Kerrville, TX
Alamo Winnies
San Antonio area
Mike Anderson
361-779-5532
[email protected]
Apr Texas W State Meeting, TBD
May 22-25 Coffee Creek RV Resort, Santo, TX
Jun 19-22 Triple T RV Resort, Kerrville, TX
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City
Sep 18-21 Guadalupe River RV Resort, Kerrville, TX
Oct 17-19 Texas W Rally, The Guadalupe RV
Resort, Kerrville, TX
Nov 13-15 Austin Lonestar RV Park, Austin, TX
Dec 11-14 Skyline Ranch RV Resort, Bandera, TX
Astrobagos
Houston area
Mike Ellerbrock
281-359-3964
Heart of TX Winnies
Glenn Riedel
Cen-Tex Travelers
Mike Todd
936-788-3189
[email protected]
http://www.texasw.org/cen_tex.html
Apr 24-27 Texas W State Spring Meeting, Mineola
Civic Center, Mineola, TX
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Oct 17-19 Texas W Rally, The Guadalupe RV
Resort, Kerrville, TX
Big Thicket Winnies
Jim Leggett
[email protected]
Oct 17-19 Texas W Rally, The Guadalupe RV
Resort, Kerrville, TX
Dallas/Ft. Worth area
Apr 19-21 TX State Meeting, Mineola Civic
Center, Mineola, TX
May 29 Wildrness RV Park, Mathis, TX
Jun 1 Wilderness RV Park, Mathis, TX
Jul 16-20 Grand National Rally, Forest City, IA
Oct 17-19 Texas W Rally, The Guadalupe RV
Resort, Kerrville, TX
Nov 14-16 TBD
Dec 6 Christmas Party, Luncheon at 11:30 am,
Nolan’s Restaurant, Calallen, TX
409-385-9182
October 17-19 Texas W Rally, The Guadalupe RV
Resort, Kerrville, TX
Rear View Mirrors
Lubbock area
Jean Kirkpatrick
806-790-1187
806-745-5308
[email protected]
http://www.texasw.org/rv_mirror.html
Apr 17-20 Texas W, Mineola, TX
May 23-25 Guadalupe RV Resort, Kerrville, TX
Jun 26-29 Palo Duro RV Park and Texas in Palo
Duro Canyon State Park
Jul 18-20 Mayhill, NM
Sep 12-14 Lake Texoma, Oklahoma side
Oct 17-19 Texas W Rally, The Guadalupe RV
Resort, Kerrville, TX
Nov 3 Thanksgiving at Furr’s
Dec 1 Christmas at Furr’s (Toys for Tots)
Rambling Rose Travelers
Northeast Texas - Tyler area
R.S. Robertson
903-407-0817
903-938-6146
[email protected]
May 1-2 Camp Tonkawa Springs RV, Garrison, TX
Jun 5-6 Shady Pines RV Park, Texarkana, TX
Aug 7-8 Antique Capital RV Park, Gladewater, TX
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817-295-1295
[email protected] www.texasw.org/hot.html
Apr 23-27 Texas W Meeting, Mineola Civic Center,
Mineola, TX
May 14-18 Red Willow RV Park, Chico, TX
Jun 25-29 Choctaw Casino RV Park, Durant, OK
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 20-24 Oak Creek RV Park, Weatherford, TX
Sep 24-28 Oakdale RV Park, Glen Rose, TX
Oct 17-19 Texas W Rally, The Guadalupe RV
Resort, Kerrville, TX
Nov 12-16 Choctaw Casino RV Park, Durant, OK
Dec 3-7 Coffee Creek RV Resort, Santo, TX
Bluebonnet Travelers
Houston area
Mike Ellerbrock
281-359-3964
[email protected] www.texasw.org/bbt.html
Apr 24-27 Texas W Meeting, Mineola Civic Center,
Mineola, TX
May 15-18 Rayford Crossing RV Resort, Spring, TX
Jun 19-22 TBD
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Jul Gathering at Ron & Sally Clyburn’s Home
Aug TBD
Sep TBD
Oct 16-19 Texas W Rally, The Guadalupe RV
Resort, Kerrville, TX
Nov 20-23 The Country Place RV Park, Cut and
Shoot, TX
Dec TBD, Dinner
Red River Wrangers
Wichita Falls area
Marjorie Lawrence
817-602-0679
[email protected]
Apr 17-20 Texas W Meeting, Mineola, TX
May 1-4 Oklahoma Rally, Shawnee, OK
Jun 19-22 Texas RV Park, Athens, TX
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Sep 18-21 Coffee Creek RV Park, Santo, TX
Oct 17-19 Texas W Rally, The Guadalupe RV
Resort, Kerrville, TX
Nov 13-16 Cedar Hill State Park, Grand Prairie, TX
Dec TBD
Sparkling W
Corpus Christi area
Ernest Gonzalez
361-215-9762
361-215-6653 [email protected]
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Who’s Inviting Travelers
Sep 4-5 Shady Pines RV Park, Texarkana, TX
Oct 17-19 Texas W Rally, The Guadalupe RV
Resort, Kerrville, TX
Nov 6-7 Bell Ranch, Alba, TX
Dec 4-5 TBD
Nor-Tex Travelers
North Texas/DFW area
Brenda Rigsby
214-535-5522
[email protected]
http://www.texasw.org/nortex.html
Apr 24-27 Texas W Meeting, Mineola Civic Center,
Mineola, TX
May 9-11 Dallas North East RV Park, Caddo Mills, TX
Jun 13-15 Destiny Dallas RV Resort, Denton, TX
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 8-10 McClain’s Campsite, Sanger, TX
Sep 12-14 Choctaw Casino KOA, Durant, OK
Oct 17-19 Texas W Rally, The Guadalupe RV
Resort, Kerrville, TX
Nov 14-16 Red Willow RV Park, Chico, TX
Dec 12-14 Lazy “L” RV Park, Sherman, TX
Tex-Pan Ramblers
Grady Wilkinson
806-878-3007
[email protected]
Oct 17-19 Texas W Rally, The Guadalupe RV
Resort, Kerrville, TX
UT
Golden Spike Travelers
Glen Hamblin
[email protected]
801-8255201
VT
Lake Champlain WIT
Mac Brown
[email protected]
802-265-3550
Ye Ole Virginia Winnie Tascas (SC)
Ron Colbow
540-775-3937
[email protected]
May 16-18 Endless Caverns, New Market, VA
Aug 15-17 TBD
Sep 19-21 State Rally, Endless Caverns, New
Market, VA
Nov 14-16 TBD
Cardinal Winnie Tascas
Tom Fleming
703-425-6112
[email protected]
Apr 18-20 KOA, Fredericksburg, VA
May 16-18 VA State meeting, Endless Caverns,
New Market, VA
Jun TBD
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 15-17 VA State Meeting
Sep 19-21 VA State Rally, Endless Caverns, VA
Oct 17-18 TBD
Nov VA State Meeting, TBD
Dec 7 Christmas Party, Reines RV, Manassas, VA
Dogwood Winnies
Richmond area
Joseph Nicolella
804-739-9962
[email protected] www.dogwoodwinnies.org
Peninsula Winnies
Newport News area
Ron Colbow
540-903-6102
[email protected]
Apr 11-13 Davis Lakes, Suffolk, VA
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Virginia Coasters
Virginia Beach area
Pat Snow
757-421-9053
[email protected]
Apr 11-13 RV Resort at Carolina Crossroads,
Roanoke Rapids, NC
May 2-4 NC State Rally, Asheboro, NC
May 16-18 State Meeting, TBD
Jun 13-15 Mayberry Campground, Mt. Airy, NC
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 15-17 State Meeting, TBD
Sep 19-21 State Rally, Endless Caverns, VA
Oct 10-12 Small Country, Louisa, VA
Nov 7-9 State Meeting, TBD
Dec 12-14 Holiday Trav-L-Park, Virginia Beach, VA
Blue Ridge Winnies
Donny Murray
540-354-9731
[email protected]
www.blueridgewinnies.org/
Apr 4-5 Lynchburg KOA (Wildwood), Lynchburg, VA
May 2-3 NC State Rally, Asheboro, NC
May 16-17 WIT State Meeting, Endless Caverns,
New Market, VA
Jun 6-7 Cool Breeze RV Resort, Galax, VA
Jul 11-12 Lake View RV Park. Bluff City, TN
Jul 16-10 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 15-16 WIT State Meeting, Misty Mountain,
Crozet, VA
Sep 19-21 VA State Rally, Endless Caverns, New
Market, VA
Oct 3-4 Philpott Lake, Goose Point, Bassett, VA
Nov 7-8 WIT State Meeting, TBD
Dec 6 Christmas Lunch, Roanoke, VA
Tidewater Tascas
VA
Northern Virginia area
May 16-18 Endless Caverns, New Market, VA
Jun 13-15 TBD
Jul 11-13 Thousand Trails, Lynchburg, VA
Aug 15-17 State Meeting
Sep 19-21 State Rally, Endless Caverns, New Market, VA
Oct 10-12 Lancaster, PA
Nov 14-16 State Meeting, TBD
Dec 13 TBD
JP Martin
757-435-4240
[email protected]
Apr 11-13 Williamsburg/Colonial KOA,
Williamsburg, VA
May 16-18 State Meeting, Endless Caverns, New
Market, VA
Jun 20-22 Camp Hatteras Campground, Rodanthe, NC
Jul 16-10 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 15-17 State Meeting, TBD
Sep 19-21 State Rally, Endless Caverns, New
Market, VA
Oct 17-19 Americamps Richmond North, Ashland, VA
Nov 7-9 State Meeting, TBD
Dec 12-14 Holiday Party, TBD
WA
Wash-I-Bagos (SC)
Dudley Loomis
425-392-1927
[email protected]
http://www.wash-i-bagos.com
May 15-18 Wash-I-Bagos NWRR, Chelan Expo
Center, Cashmere, WA
Sep 18-21 Wash-I-Bagos State Meeting, Northwest
Washington Fair and Event Center, Lynden, WA
Aug 3-10 Old Mill Marina RV Park, Garibaldi, OR
Sep TBD State RAlly, Lynden, WA
Oct TBD
Dec 6 Luncheon, Spokane, site TBD
Rainier Ramblers
South of Seattle
John Cook
253-833-2248
[email protected] rainierramblers.clubexpress.com/
Apr 11-13 North Whidbey Island RV Park, Oak
Habor, WA or Pioneer Trails, Anacortes, WA
May 9-11 NW Regional Rally, Chelan County
Fairgrounds, Cashmere, WA
Jun 13-15 Silver Cover RV Park, Silver Lake, WA
Jul 11-13 Teamasters Park, Harstein Island, WA
Aug 8-10 Crooked River Ranch, Crooked River
Ranch, OR
Sep 11-14 Wash-I-Bago State Rally, Lynden, WA
Oct 10-12 Wine Country RV Park, Prosser, WA
Nov 7-9 Rest-A-While RV, Hoodsport, WA or
Bayshore RV, Tokeland, WA
Valley Vagabonds
Tri-Cities & SE Washington
John O’Brien
[email protected]
May 15-19 NWRR
509-375-6057
Columbia River Rollers
Clark County
Jo Anne Akely
360-686-3655
[email protected]
Apr 25-26 Yakima Nation RV Park, Toppenish, WA
May 15-18 NWRR, Chelan County Expo Center,
Cashmere, WA
Jun 20-22 Skamania Coves RV Park, Stevenson, WA
Jul 15 - TBD KOA, Polson, MT
Aug 15-17 Ocean Park RV Resort, Ocean Park, WA
Sep 25-27 Oregon State Rally, Rickreall, OR
Oct 16-18 Odell Fairgrounds, Odell, OR
Nov 14-15 Woodburn RV Park, Woodburn, OR
Dec 13 Holiday Dinner at Orchard Hills Country
Club, Washougal
Peninsula WITs
Kitsap & S. Oly. Peninsulas
Harry Hastings
360-871-7242
[email protected]
Apr 24-27 Eagel Tree RV Park, Paulsbo, WA
May 15-18 NWRR, Cashmere, WA
Jun 19-22 American Sunset RV Park, West Port,
WA (Dual outing with the Sun Catchers)
Jul 10-13 Friendship Rally, Yakima Nations RV
Park, Topinish, WA
Aug 14-17 Ocen Park RV Park, Ocean Park, WA
(Dual outing with the Columbia River Rollers)
Sep 25-28 Oregon State Rally, Rickreall, OR
Sep 28-October 1 The Old Mill RV Park,
Garibaldi, OR
Oct 1-5 Fort Stevens State Park, Hammond, OR
Nov 6-9 Point Hudson Marina & RV Park, Port
Townsend, WA
Dec TBD
Apple Rovers
Yakima area
Marcia Hogue
509-965-3141
[email protected]
Apr 4-6 Horn Rapids RV Resort, Richland, WA
Inland Empire Explorers
San Juanderers
Carol Franz
Ben Simmons
Spokane, NE Washington & Idaho
North of Seattle
[email protected]
Apr TBD
May 15-18 NWRR, Chelan County Fairgrounds,
Cashmere, WA
Jun 17-20 Mt Linton Campground, Metaline Falls, WA
Jul 9-13 Deep Park Golf and RV Resort, Deer Park, WA
[email protected] www.sanjuanderers.org
Apr 17-20 Tulip Festival-Mount Vernon Street
Fair, Burlington KOA, WA
May 14-18 NWRR, Chelan County Fairgrounds,
Cashmere, WA
May 18-22 City of Chelan Lakeshore RV Park,
Chelan, WA
509-220-0561
952-475-3402
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Jun 14 Show and Tell at Roy Robinson RV,
Marysville, WA
Jun 19-22 Sun Country RV Park and Golf Course,
Cle Elum, WA
Jul 17-20 Lavender Festival, John Wayne’s
Waterfront Resort, Sequim, WA
Aug 6-10 Copalis Beach Resort-Sunrise Resorts,
Copalis Beach, WA
Sep 18-21 Wash-I-Bago State Meeting, Whatcom
County Fairgrounds, Lynden, WA
Oct 2-6 Oktoberfest, San Juan County
Fairgrounds, Friday Harbor, WA
Nov 7-9 Bowling Tournament, Fidalgo Bay RV
Resort, Anacortes, WA
Dec 6 Annual Christmas Party TBD
Sun Catchers
Sequim & N. Peninsula
Joe Williams
720-281-2814
[email protected]
Apr 10-13 North Whidbey RV Park, Oak Harbor, WA
May 15-18 NWRR, Cashmere, WA
Jun 19-21 American Sunset RV Resort, Joint
Outing with the Peninsula WITs, Westport, WA
Jul 10-13 Silver Cove, Silverlake, WA
Aug 14-17 Land Yacht Harbor, Olympia, WA
Sep 18-21 WA State Meeting, Lynden
Fairgrounds, Lynden, WA
Oct 2-5 Port Townsend Elks, Port Townsend, WA
Nov 13-16 Bremerton Elks, Bremerton, WA
Dec 6 Christmas Party, Chinese Garden, Sequim, WA
Evergreen Winnies
Alberta Wild Rose WIT
Calgary area
Sid Mason
[email protected]
403-274-5674
Mike O’Donnell
206-242-7312
[email protected]
Apr 24-27 Old Stone RV Park, McMinnville, OR
May 15-18 NWRR, Cashmere, WA
Jun 13-15 Roy Robinson Show & Tell, Marysville, WA
Jun 20-22 Fidalgo Bay Resort, Anacortes, WA
Jul 18-20 Bayshore RV, Tokeland, WA
Aug 22-24 Poulsbo RV Show & Tell, SeaTac, WA
Sep 18-21 State Meeting, Lynden, WA
Oct 3-5 Port Hudson Marina & RV Park, Kinetic
Sculpture Race/Festival
Nov 7-9 Burlington KOA, Burlington, WA
Dec 5-7 Midway RV Park, Centralia, WA
WI
Wisconsin State Club (SC)
715-235-3058
[email protected] http://www.wiswitclub.com
May 15-17 Wisconsin Dells, K and L Campground
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Sep 12-14 Gemuetlichkeit German Fest, Jefferson, WI
641-583-0091
[email protected]
NETWIT Club
Chet Camp
[email protected]
218-689-9363
http://www.netwit.info
WIT Singles Club
BC
Edgar Kremer
Fraser Valley Explorers
Ron Breitenstein
604-596-9635 (Apr-Oct)
360-789-2617 or 360-722-1461 (Nov-Mar)
[email protected] fraservalleyexplorers.org
Apr 24-27 Camperland RV Park, Bridal Falls Road,
Rosedale, BC
May 13-18 NWRR, Cashmere, WA
Jun 19-22 Holiday Park, Kelowna, BC
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Jul 17-20 Eagle Vista RV Park, Squamish, BC
Aug 21-24 Quilchena on the Lake, Merritt, BC
Sep 13 AGM
Sep 18-21 WA Chapters Outing, Lynden, WA
Sep 25-28 OR State Rally, Rickreall, OR
Oct 16-19 The Cedars RV, Ferndale, WA
ON
410-761-4004
[email protected]
Jul 9-15 WIT Singles Rally, GNR Rally Grounds,
Forest City, IA
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
WIT Duffers
Please Contact the WIT Club! 800-643-4892
WIT Law Enforcement Officers (LEO)
Tom Bickers
512-657-5934
[email protected]
WIT Radio (WITCARS)
Lois Maas
[email protected]
http://www.orgsites.com/ia/witcars
WIT Singers Club
Randall Weller
785-421-7037
[email protected]
WIT Alley Cats
Ontario Trillium Travellers
Dinnie Hesseltine
515-480-2872
[email protected]
www.ottrv.org
May 22-26 Riverwood Park, Lindsay, ON
Jun 19-21 Buddy Rally, The N.E.T. Camping
Resort, Vineland, ON
Aug 19-22 Dream Maker Family Campground,
Southampton, ON
Sep 16-18 Shangri-La Campground, St.
Catherines, ON
Oct 15-18 Dorchester Fairgrounds, Dorchester, ON
George Gallagher
619-787-9703
Bettyann & Fred Jennings 289-800-3240
King County
Beverly Spinti
Alice Broers
AB
Int’l Assoc. of State Presidents
MILWIT
[email protected]
http://www.milwit.org
Apr 7-10 MILWIT Eastern Rally, Summerfield, FL
May 5-9 MILWIT Western Rally, Albuquerque, NM
Jul 10-15 MILWIT National Rally, Forest City, IA
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
WIT Rods
Bob Garcia
734-513-2034
[email protected]
Rich & Sandy Hilton
908-902-6468
[email protected]
908-601-6006
Red Hat WITS
Int’l Assoc. of Local Chapter
Presidents
No-Tow-Bagos
http://www.wit-presidents-assoc.org
Tom & Deb Mosteter
256-287-1090
708-254-8441
[email protected]
http://www.wit-presidents-assoc.org
Darla Lewis
816-721-1043
[email protected]
Bob Allwein
918-770-5380
[email protected]
Classic Winnebago Club
Jeff Barth
425-710-0035
WIT Charter Member Club
[email protected]
Southeast Wisconsin Travelers
365 Club
Earl Orr
[email protected]
May 15-17 Wisconsin State Meeting, K & L
Campground, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Jun 4-7 Camping World, DeForest, WI
Jul 16-20 Grand National Rally, Forest City, IA
Aug TBD
Sep 12-14 Gemuetlichkeit German Fest,
Jefferson, WI
[email protected]
Carolyn Loomis
Northern Lights
Carol Omernik
262-366-0352
Don Aukland
Brenda Wall
Handicap Club
805-828-2397
407-314-7693
Armed Forces Veterans of WIT
[email protected]
WIT Riders
Bob Peterson
314-394-0174
651-283-7733
[email protected]
July 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
715-359-3363
[email protected]
www.wiswitclub.com
May 15-17 WI State Meeting, K & L Campground,
Wisconsin Dells, WI (Northern Lights Hosting)
Jul 16-20 GNR, Forest City, IA
Aug 22-24 Steam & Gas Engine Show, Edgar, WI
Sep 12-14 Gemuetlichkeit German Fest, Jefferson, WI
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Cardinal Winnies, Peninsula Winnies, and Tidewater Tascas
Several members from the Virginia WIT Club chapters (Cardinal
Winnie Tascas, Peninsula Winnies and Tidewater Tascas) staffed
an information table over three days at the Richmond Virginia RV
show the weekend of February 7. They had the great cooperation
of the local Winnebago dealer, McGeorge’s Rolling Hills RV, who
has been very supportive of the Virginia Club and Chapters over
the years. The show was very well attended and they had many
discussions with attendees about WIT, state clubs, and Winnebago
products. We passed out WIT souvenirs, brochures and magazines
we had received from WIT Club, all with an eye towards adding
new members to any of the five local chapters in Virginia. We all
really enjoyed the event and the interaction with so many people.
Virginia Coasters
The Virginia Coasters hosted a Show & Tell with Snyders RV in
January at the Virginia Beach Conference Center. March 14-16 they
held an additional Show & Tell with Snyders RV at the Hampton
Conference Center.
We Wan To Go
The final campout of 2013 for the Iowa We Wan To Go group brought
them to Diamond Lake in Montezuma, IA, with 16 units attending.
The group toured A-1 Fiberglass in Montezuma, where domes for
Winnebago Class C RVs, along with other products are made.
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