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March 21, 2014

 

 

Iowa State Rally

July 7-9, 2017

Hampton, IA

New adventures to be had – this year the Iowa State Rally is moving to the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hampton, IA. Hampton is located just 60 miles south of Forest City. A great stop off place to get geared up for GNR. There will be new sites and sounds for everyone. We are still in the planning stages and will adding further details and events as they are finalized.

Tours to Date:

Early Arrivals – Thursday

Seabee Cylinders – 1:00 pm

Model Railroad Museum – On fairgrounds 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Friday -

Sukup Manufacturing Co. - 10:00 am

Seminars with vendors in the afternoon

Saturday -

“A Stroll through Time” - Guided walking tour of Hampton Historic District

Entertainment:

Saturday night - Patriotic Melodies by Sally and Bonnie

Sunday afternoon – Music in the Park

Sunday morning worship will be a polka worship service

Registration received by June 15 one rig (2 people) is $140.00, $150.00 after June 15.

One rig (1 person) is $115.00, $125.00 after June 15.

Meals included with registration fee – breakfast for Friday, Saturday and Sunday (continental).

Catered Meals for Friday night and Saturday night.

Camping is available through Tuesday morning when grounds open up for pre-GNR in Forest City. Additional camping is $15 per night. Facilities include 30 amp, with water and dumpsite on the grounds.

 

 

MILWIT National Rally

July 11-16, 2017

Forest City, IA

The Military Winnebago International Travelers (MILWITs) invites those persons who are active duty, reserve, or retired members of the Armed Forces of any nation to visit with us during our National Rally this year. 

The Annual MILWIT Rally will once again be held during the Pre-GNR period starting July 11, 2017. As always, the hosts for this event are the MILWIT officers. When the date draws closer, and the plans start to form, we will have more information posted on the MILWIT web site (www.MILWIT.org) and will let you know more in the newsletter. Start thinking about what you would like to see and do during the Annual Rally and let me know your suggestions. We need to plan to have some sort of end-of-row display and I’m looking for ideas and people to help setting that up. Please contact me as soon as possible so those plans can be started.

Contact Mike Walker at webkeeper@sprintmail.com with any questions. Visit our website, www.milwit.org, for more information on the MILWITs and the rally.

 

 

WIT Singles Rally

July 11-16, 2017

Forest City, IA

It's time to focus on this year's WIT Singles Rally.  Dates for our 2017 WIT Singles Rally are July 11-16 with GNR immediately following July 17-22. Our rally will begin on Tuesday, July 11, as club members begin arriving in Forest City, but there undoubtedly will be a few of us early birds who will appear before that date and will be scattered about town eagerly awaiting entry to the rally grounds!

Our rally theme for 2017 will be “Happy 30th Birthday, WIT Singles International Club.” Yes, our special interest club was chartered 30 years ago! We have had commemorative pins made specifically for our rally, and all current club members and all new club members who join during our Singles Rally or during GNR will receive this special, one-time pin.


The registration form and all details for GNR are included in the WIT Club News magazine. Be sure to read it thoroughly to get all the details you need. Fees for early camping, $15 per night, will be collected when you arrive on rally grounds---note that early camping is not included in the GNR fees. WIT Singles Club dues of $5 will also be collected when you arrive on site. If you are brand new to our club, there is an additional, one-time fee of $10 to join the club.

If you require 50 amp service, be sure to note that on your GNR registration form and also indicate that you would like to be parked near where the Singles are parked. Please note that our row has 30 amp service, but not 50 amp.  



Let's make 2017 our biggest and best rally yet! To do so, we need YOU there! Complete your GNR registration using the form in the WIT Club News or call the number on the form to complete your registration over the phone. Easy! And you save $35 if you register early!

 Safe travels...

 

 

No-Tow-Bagos Rally

July 13-16, 2017

Forest City, IA

The No-Tow-Bagos Club will host their annual rally at the Winnebago rally grounds July 13-16, 2017. 

 

 

Presidents Club Rally

July 16-22, 2017

Forest City, IA

The Presidents Club wants to invite you to join them and mark these dates regarding their annual gathering during Grand National Rally in Forest City, IA in July. There will be a designated parking row for all members of the Presidents Club to park in if they wish to at GNR this year. 

The annual Presidents Club Dinner will take place Sunday, July 16 at 7:00p.m. (appetizers at 6:15 p.m.) at Waldorf University in the Salveson Hall Ballroom located at 106 S. 6th St. behind the courthouse. There will be announcements, 50/50 Raffle, door prizes and entertainment. Cost for non-members is $12.50 per person; cost for members is $7.50 per person. Not a member yet? Send a check for $10.00 to join and your membership entitles you to the discounted price for the dinner. If you have any questions about the dinner please contact:  John & Glenda Erdmann at 507-429-7694 or jgerdmann@gmail.com and you can send your membership dues to 18 Bluffview Rd. Rushford, MN. 55971-8810.  

The annual meeting will take place on Friday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m. in Seminar Tent “A” next to Friendship Hall. During the meeting there will be time for a Q&A session, hoping to learn about questions or situations clubs or chapters are encountering, with the intend to be able to help your club or chapter and the WIT Club have a successful year by exchanging ideas. If you any items for the Q&A session please send them to President Joe McBride at jgmcbride@verizon.net or call 540-898-8894

Looking forward to seeing everyone in July and wishing everyone safe travel. 

 

 

Greater New England Rally

August 10-13, 2017

Essex Junction, VT

The Lake Champlain WIT Chapter invites all WIT members to our rally at the Champlain Valley Exposition Fairgrounds, 105 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, Vermont. The rally theme is “Christmas in Vermont,” so bring your enthusiasm and holiday decorations - there will be a prize for the best decorated coach. 

The cost, if paid by June 30th, for three nights camping, two catered dinners, one chapter prepared dinner, three breakfasts, and two nights entertainment is $185.00 per coach/two persons, single person $145.00. Additional people (over age six) is $50.00 per person. Availability to arrive early (Wednesday) and/or stay late (Sunday) for an additional $25.00 per night. All sites offer 30 amp electric and water hook-up. Shower facilities are available at the fairgrounds, but basic and very limited in number. If paid after July 1st, please add $10.00 to the above fees. Dump station is available for an additional fee of $15.00, payable at the event.

We will start off on Thursday evening with dinner prepared by the Club, and a chance to get acquainted. Friday morning we will prepare a pancake and sausage breakfast with all the fixings’ followed by opening ceremonies. There will be seminars available afterwards. Lunch, sightseeing and exploring on your own in the afternoon. Some of our suggestions would be a Lake Champlain cruise, Vermont Teddy Bear Factory Tour, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Tour & Tasting, the Echo Center, local brewery tours, Shelburne Farms  and Shelburne Museum, just to name a few. Vermont Lake Monsters baseball team home games for those arriving early and who choose to attend. Friday evening we will have a catered dinner followed by entertainment. Saturday will start out with Ross’ famous breakfast sandwiches. Our Eastern Area WIT Representatives will host the “WIT Store,” as well as a Winnebago Outdoor Adventures Seminar later in the day. There will be local Maple products for sale at the best prices in Vermont! Lunch is on your own, but the rest of the day is chock full with an ice cream social; wine, cheese and beer tasting, catered roast beef dinner, and live entertainment. We will wrap up the weekend on Sunday morning with a continental breakfast, closing ceremonies and chapter meetings. Throughout the weekend there will be 50/50 drawings, a Vermont gift basket raffle (all products produced in Vermont) along with other chapter raffles, money hat raffle, games and prizes. 

Registration forms are available in the WIT magazine. Please make checks payable to “Lake Champlain WIT.” Mail check and registration form to: Mitch Loiselle, 2 Brookside Drive, Jericho, Vermont 05465. Mitch can also be contacted by phone at 802-238-6556 or e-mail at hotairmitch@comcast.net. For additional information you may also contact Dick Tuthill at rhtuthill@gmail.com or by phone at 802-899-1028.

We hope to see you all here for a fun filled “Christmas in Vermont”.

 

 

Indiana State Rally

August 17-20, 2017

Nashville, IN

More information coming soon!

 

 

Minnesota State Rally

September 7-10, 2017

Hutchinson, MN

2017 Theme:  “Honoring our Heroes” at the McLeod County Fairgrounds

Our Minnesota State Rally Weekend: Honoring our Heroes, will begin on Thursday September 7, 2017. Honoring our Heroes will continue all weekend to the closing ceremonies on Sunday September 10, 2017. Save the date and join us for some delicious meals served on site, fun games and activities, seminars and door prizes. 

More information to follow at a later date.

Fee: 1 unit/2 people $100; 1 unit/1 person $80, any additional adults are $25; Children 6-12 are $15; 5 and under are free. Weekend fee includes Thursday thru Sunday night camping.

Any questions, please contact myself at 651-253-5284 or email me at frasia1@msn.com

Come join the fun!!

Ted Steele

Winnehahas State Club President

 

 

New York State Rally

September 14-17, 2017

Lake George, NY

The Excelsior Winnies would like to invite any and all WIT Club Members to the New York State Rally in Lake George, New York. The rally will take place at the Lake George Escape RV Park on Sept. 14-17. Come and enjoy all the beautiful fall splendor that the Adirondack Mountains have to offer. Our theme this year is "Halloween."

The RV park sits just 10 minutes from the beautiful and historical Village of Lake George. Enjoy quaint village shopping or hit the outlet stores just a few minutes south of the village. Have lunch at one of the many eateries and restaurants. Top it all off with a stop at Martha's Ice Cream Shop. Tour the historical Fort William Henry or take a cruise on the majestic Lake George and take in all the fall colors.

The RV PARK has a heated pool and Cafe with nightly entertainment. Your possibilities are endless. Lunches will be on your own so you'll be free to take in everything the area has to offer. There will be a silent auction and even a pumpkin decorating contest. DON'T MISS OUT!

The cost will be $250 per two person unit and $200 for a one person unit. $50 per additional person. This includes 3 nights on a 30 amp full hookup site. Shower facilities are also available. Also included will be 2 continental breakfasts, 1 catered breakfast, 2 catered dinners, and 1 potluck dinner on arrival day.

FOR RESERVATIONS, make check payable to:
Excelsior Winnies 
AND SEND TO:
Linda Benicase, Excelsior Winnies, 10 Spring Lake Drive, Kingston, NY 12401


FOR ADDITIONAL INFO, contact:
Stephen Benicase, 2nd Vice President, Excelsior Winnies, stephenbenicase@icloud.com


Monies must be received no later than August 28, 2017.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

 

 

Virginia State Rally

September 15-17, 2017

Lanexa, VA

Virginia will hold it’s State Rally at Rockahock Campground located just west of the Williamsburg – Jamestown – Yorktown Historic Triangle. An RV Resort on the banks of the Chickahominy River at Walker Dam located in Lanexa, Virginia. Also, there is a 4 Star Italian Restaurant on Site.

Rally Fees include 2 nights camping with full hook-up, Cable TV,Wi-Fi, 3 catered meals and a continental breakfast. 

Registration received by August 1st. One rig [2 people] $175 [one rig with 1 person is $150]. Additional guest over six are $31.00.

Additional nights are $45.00.

Registration received after August 1st. One rig {2 people} $190 {one rig with 1 person $165}.  Additional guest & night fees remain the same.

          Meals-Thursday night will be a pot luck dinner for those wishing to participate. Friday night, Catfish OR Fried Chicken [MUST SPECIFY

CHOICE ON REGISTRATION] Saturday morning Catered breakfast.

Saturday evening, Pulled Pork OR Pulled Chicken BBQ [MUST SPECIFY

CHOICE ON REGISTRATION]. Sunday morning – Continental Breakfast.

Entertainment – Friday- Wild Heart Band

                             Saturday- Third Stone Band

Pre-Rally activities – A list of local attractions will be provided in your welcome package so you may choose what you are interested in.

There will be Vendors and New units on display.

Bingo will played on Thursday night.

There will also be Games, a Friendship/cake Walk & a Chinese Auction.

Registration form can be found in the WIT Magazine.

Make checks payable to [Ye Ole Virginia Winnie Tascas] and mail to: Sherri Meyers

1701 Tuza Court

Virginia Beach, Va.  23464

 

Hope to see you there.

Chauncey Ayers & Duke Coolman, Rally Masters

 

 

Missouri State Rally

September 15-17, 2017

Carthage, MO

The Winnie-MO-Tasca Missouri State Club invites you to join us for the 2017 State Rally. Welcome To Fabulous Winnie-MO-Tasca will be held September 15-17, 2017 at the Coachlight RV Park in Carthage, MO. The rally fee is $125 per unit with 2 people. Included in the rally fee are 2 nights camping, Friday dinner, Saturday catered breakfast and dinner and Sunday continental breakfast. The campground cost for early arrivals will be $29 per night. In addition to all of the activities referred to below, the clubhouse will be the center for fun and games each evening and door prizes will be awarded throughout the weekend.

Join us early for pre-rally activities. The festivities will start on Wednesday, September 13 with a buffet dinner at nearby Downstream Casino. One can choose to stay at the casino a little longer or return to the campground for fun and games, which may not have quite the monetary reward, but have a lot less risk. On Thursday afternoon a craft class will be held. The participants will be making a wreath. The cost of the supplies will be announced at a later date.

Several other activities are planned. These include tours of the following destinations. 

Red Oak II, the creation of “”Missourah’s”” homegrown, shade tree artist Lowell Davis. Take a trip to yesteryear and stroll along the gravel path to view the recreation of an early twentieth century county village, featuring a general store, county church, one room schoolhouse, town hall, a 1920’s cottage style Phillips 66 gasoline station, Marshall’s Office and much more. Civil War buffs will not want to miss the Carthage Civil War Museum. The museum presents artifacts and information about the Battle of Carthage and the Civil War in southwest Missouri. One of the state’s largest historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places, the driving tour is a self-guided leisurely look at the region’s most architecturally significant residences. The George Washington Carver National Monument, the Precious Moments Museum and the World's Largest Small Electric Appliance Museum; one man's epic collection of small electric appliances are also available to visit. And Historic Route 66, with many historic sites, runs through Carthage.

The Winnie-MO-Tasca group is a fun loving bunch. We would love to have you join us. If you are interested in experiencing The Show Me State, A Real Winner, contact Winnie-MO-Tasca President David Murphy for registration information, 417-327-4959 or davefm111@yahoo.com.

 

Oregon Trail Winnies State Rally 

Hoedown at the Rickreall 

SEPTEMBER 20-24

We are excited to invite all WIT members and owners of Winnebago Industries RV’s,  including Motorhomes and towables, to the Polk County Fairgrounds  520 S Pacific Highway, Rickreall,  OR, 97371.    

This will be a fun-filled 4 days of educational seminars and vendors displaying all sorts of items we need.  Bean bag baseball and other games are on the agenda as well. There will be 3 catered dinners and 3 continental breakfasts.  An onsite snack bar will be offering lunch Friday and Saturday.

There will be fantastic entertainment Friday and Saturday evening including raffles, door prizes and awards.  One popular event is the Red Hat Tea, for all the ladies.  There will be refreshments and entertainment.

A display of new RV’s, provided by Guaranty RV; Junction City, OR will be open for your enjoyment. See the latest and best of the Winnebago product line.  After the rally, our major sponsor, Guaranty RV is providing free camping Sunday night at their new RV Park in Junction City, Oregon, a short 50 miles from the fairgrounds.  ON MONDAY, THEY ARE ARRANGING A SPECIAL TOUR OF THE NEW WINNEBAGO FACTORY, JUNCTION CITY, OREGON.

The rally begins Wednesday afternoon with a First Timers Orientation.  All attendees are then invited to a no-host, get acquainted dinner at a local restaurant.  Opening ceremonies begin Thursday morning at 8:30.

Registration fee: $175 for 2 people; $135 for a single; meals only: $50; after September 1, add $15. This year’s rally fee includes camping Wednesday thru Saturday evening.  Early arrival Monday or Tuesday is available for $25 per night. Water and electric (30-50amp) located at each site.  There are dump facilities at the fairgrounds, open before and after the rally.

Send registration with checks made out to OTWI/ Willard Rietzel , 181 Logan Ave, Central Point, OR 97502.

Confirmation of your registration will be sent as well as updates and surprise announcements.

Questions: Jim Smith, OTWI President jmysmith@charter.net  541-944-3578

 

 

Ohio State Rally

September 21-24, 2017

London, OH

Held at the Madison County Fairgrounds in London, Ohio, the theme of this year's Ohio State Rally will be "Go Fly a Kite." The Maumee Valley Winnies will be organizing the event along with the state officers. More information coming soon!

The Wandering Ohio Winnies have scheduled their state rally “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” for September 21 -24, 2017 at the Madison County fairground in London, Ohio.  The registration fee includes 3 nights of camping, 3 breakfasts (Sun. continental) 3 evening meals, 2 nights of entertainment and workshops. Not only that, but games, fun and fellowship with your fellow RVer’s. There will be a prize for the best decorated coach and many door prizes to be won.  So please join us and Let’s Go Fly a Kite! For more information or a registration form, contact.

 

 

Oregon State Rally

September 21-24, 2017

Rickreall, OR

HOEDOWN AT THE RICKREALL

Plans are underway for the 46th OTWI State Rally September 21-24, 2017. After visiting the 50’s last year, rock n roll, poodle skirts, and sock hops, we are staying in the good old days and having a Hoedown. Webster’s defines Hoedown as a party, shindig, barn dance or celebration!!

Join us for 3 days of camping, games, great food, vendor displays, including new motor coaches. Each year we also have the always popular Red Hat Tea, where all ladies are invited. There will be seminars and classes, yes, line dancing is included.

Y’all come to the Polk County Fairgrounds, Rickreall, OR. (Just west of Salem, OR) to meet old friends and make new ones. Watch for complete details in the next WIT Club News.

Jim Smith

OTWI President

jmysmith@charter.net

541-944-3578

 

 

California State Rally

October 4-8, 2017

Sonora, CA

More information coming soon!

 

 

Nevada State Rally

October 12-15, 2017

Lone Pine, CA

The 2017 Rally will be held at Boulder Creek RV. More information coming soon!

 

 

Texas State Rally

October 20-22, 2017 

Mineola, TX

More information coming soon!

 

 

Tennessee State Rally

October 26-29, 2017

Lebanon, TN

Rock 'N Roll Reunion

Dust off your blue suede shoes; get that poodle skirt out of moth balls...we're going to rock'n roll at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon, TN. Door prizes, live entertainment, seminars, lots of fun/games, and good food are all planned for the event hosted by the VOL State Winnies. Watch for more information and registration info in your September/October WIT Club News

 

 

Florida Chapters Reunion Rally

February 26-March 1, 2018

Seffner, FL

Sponsored by the Caloosa Winnies of Southwest Florida, the Florida Chapters Reunion Rally will be held at Lazy Days RV Resort beginning February 26, 2018. This rally will be full of sunshine and fun at our “Luau Party” for the first 200 coaches to register!
 
Get ready for a jam packed 4 days and 3 nights including entertainment on Wednesday night by Neil Zirconia, performing a Neil Diamond Tribute Concert, and Tuesday night, D.J. Anthony Mac spinning our favorite tunes for listening and dancing pleasure.
 
Highlights include Bingo, Happy Hours, Chapters Hosted Row Party, Games, Seminars, Ice Cream Social, Dealer Displays, Seminars, Vendors, Arts & Crafts Show, Door Prizes, and optional tours.
 
Rally Fees Include:
Included in the rally fee: 3 nights full hookup camping, 3 days free breakfast and lunch coupons for Lazy Days Front Porch Café, 1 catered dinner, 1 catered breakfast, potluck meals provided by Florida chapters.
 
Registrations Received by February 5, 2018 Fees:
1 coach (2 people) $225.00, 1 coach (1 person) $205.00, additional guests age 6 and up, $20.00.
 
Check our website for registration form and information: www.caloosawinnies.org.
 
Registrations received after February 5, 2018, 1 coach, (2 people) $250.00, 1 coach (1 person) $230.00.
 
PLEASE send registration forms and checks, made payable to Caloosa Winnies
Mail to: Caloosa Winnies, Nancy Miller, 2134 Everest Pkwy. Cape Coral, FL 33904
Phone: 239-565-3115, Email: nmiller1213@gmail.com
 
Cancellation Policy:
Requests for refunds must be submitted to Nancy Miller via phone or email by February 10, 2018.
Fees will be refunded with the exception of $5 administrative fee. No refunds once the rally
begins. No shows will not be refunded.
 
 
 

North Carolina State Rally

April 26-29, 2018                                                                               

Winston-Salem, NC

The North Carolina Winnie TarWheels invite you to "NC WIT Carnival 2018" to be held April 26-29, 2018.  We will gather at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, 421 W 27th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27105.  Further details will be forthcoming in future editions of “WIT Club News”. 

 
 

New England Rally

June 1 - 3, 2018

East Falmouth, MA

The Pilgrim Winnies invite all WIT Members to the Barnstable County Fairgrounds for “Summertime on Cape Cod”.

Plan on coming early to explore the Cape on your own or sign up for the optional Thursday Martha's Vineyard tour.

Save the date, more information coming soon!