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2017-2018 State, Special Interest, and Regional Rallies

March 21, 2014

California State Rally

October 4-8, 2017

Sonora, CA

2017 CALIFORNIA STATE CLUB OF WIT OCTOBER RALLY

The California State Club of WIT (CALWIT) would like to invite all WIT Club members and owners of Winnebago Industries RVs to our October rally to be held in the beautiful California Gold Country. 

We will be gathering at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora from October 4th to the 8th. The theme of the rally is Oktoberfest. We have many fun-filled events planned including bean-bag baseball, a swap meet, and an ice-cream social. Meals will include one hors d'oeuvres potluck, one catered dinner, and two dinners and one breakfast provided by our state club chapters. We are also planning to have some seminars that should be of interest to all RV owners. A highlight of the rally is a planned trip to the acclaimed local East Sonora Theatre to see a matinee production of one of Tennessee William's most popular plays, The Glass Menagerie. Saturday night is your opportunity hear and dance to the music of Steve Woods, who will perform classic ballads, good ol' rock and roll, and country music. Many of you remember Steve as the entertainer at this year's Southwest Regional Rally in Pahrump, Nevada. 

The rally begins Wednesday afternoon, October 4th, with a First-Timer's Welcome Orientation followed by fellowship, opening ceremony, and an hors d'oeuvres potluck. Then Thursday, the fun begins continuing until you leave Sunday.

The Mother Lode Fairgrounds has electric (30/50 amp) and water at all sites in addition to sewer at some. There is an on-site dump facility. Registration fee for four days of parking at the fairgrounds is $220.00 for two people, $170.00 for one person. Each extra person is $50.00.

A registration form and agenda may be found at the CALWIT website (www.calwit.org). Send your registration form along with your check made out to California State Club of WIT to Treasurer Al Farnum, 2153 Picardo Circle, Stockton, CA 95207-8805.  

For questions, contact President Joe Macaluso, phbearjam@aol.com, 925-330-1300.

Hope to see you all in beautiful Sonora. 

  

 

Nevada State Rally

October 12-14, 2017

Lone Pine, CA

Nevada’s three day State Rally will be held at the Boulder Creek RV Resort in Lone Pine, Calif. All WIT members are invited. The resort is located at 2550 so. Hwy 395 in Lone Pine, Calif, www.bouldercreekrvresort.com . 40 sites have been reserved.

The theme of the rally is "The Western American Experience"

The concept for the 2017 Rally will be learning during the day and fun and social events in the evening. We have two special tours available.

We have a very special tour of the Lone Pine Film Museum and film locations in the famous Alabama Hills. (Space is Limited)

This tour will be conducted by Chris Langley who is the film historian at the Beverly and Jim Rogers Lone Pine Film History Museum in Lone Pine.  He has been involved with the museum since its inception and is very familiar with the Alabama Hills where many western movies and others have been filmed.  He is the Inyo County Film Commissioner, and has served as the president of the Inyo County School Board.

We also have a tour of Manzanar, a National Historic Site. The camp served as one of ten Japanese internment camps in the early 1940’s. The site is now operated by the National Park Service. It will be a museum tour and film, followed by a self-guided out-door car tour of the internment camp.

A new element of the Rally will be an owners’ forum on maintenance, repair and how to use your Winnebago unit’s appliances, and other features your unit offers.

A seminar will be on RV web sites which can help you read, watch videos and search for all things regarding your RV.

 Please use the rally registration in the magazine or you can find one at www.witclub.com , look in the community tab and then member tools.

Mail the registration form and a check made out to the “Silver State Rally” to our treasurer, Mary Haupt @

3900 Avonwood Ave.

Las Vegas, Nv 89121

The rally nights of camping are Oct 12, 13, 14, 2017

 

 

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.Our WIT Tennessee State Rally theme, Rock ‘N Roll Reunion, will celebrate the music, moves and mores of the 50s and 60s. Ah, what fun that was for many of us. Please visit our website, http://tnvolstatewinnies.org for complete rally information and registration forms. We are excited to see all our friends join us in Tennessee, October 26-29, 2017. We’re going to have a rocking good time!

 

 

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.
 
 
 

Southwest Regional Rally

March 25-29, 2018

Indio, CA 

A Rally is being planned that you won't want to end. We call it “Springtime in the Desert”.

This four day rally will be held at the Indian Waters RV Resort! Check-in is set for mid-day Sunday, March 25th and sadly check-out will be on Thursday, March 29th. The Club House, is a destination for weary RV travelers seeking relaxation, locker rooms for men and women, wonderful swimming pool, and pickleball courts off the main lobby. And your first dinner will be provided, Sunday evening.

Our theme is “Springtime in the Desert.” Besides the Taco Buffet on Sunday, we will have an Italian Dinner and the Potluck Dinner followed by a catered BBQ Dinner. The Potluck dinner worked so well the last couple of years, that we have planned another for this year, we are asking each Rig to bring dinner dishes for 6 people more details to follow.

Other fun stuff will include; an ice cream social, raffles, outdoor competitive games, cards games at nights and a night of entertainment. And we are currently planning; seminars, and vendors.

Rally costs as follows: $269.00 per coach for 2 people. $200 per coach with one person. Extra persons will be $69.00 per each. Early arrivals and extended stays will be at the group rate. See registration form for details on early and later stays.  Reservations for this Rally will close on February 25, 2018.

Here's what this is all about: Four nights of refined camping in a beautiful  RV Resort, great food, a catered BBQ meal and three additional dinners, fun games, entertainment, visits with old friends and a chance to make new friends.

Please use the rally registration form in this magazine (can also be found at www.calwit.org) Mail the form and a check made out to the “Southwest Regional Rally” to: Randy Walker @ 2872 South Santa Fe Avenue San Marcos, CA 92069. Contact: Pat Doyle psdoyle5@gmail.com or 858-692-0069

See ya at the “Springtime in the Desert” Indio, CA 

 
 

North Carolina State Rally

April 26-29, 2018                                                                               

Winston-Salem, NC

The North Carolina Winnie TarWheels invite you to "NC WIT Fair 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

 
 
 
Georgia State Rally 
 
May 2-6, 2018
 
Brunswick, GA
 
You are invited to attend our four day Georgia State Rally in a beautiful location on the coast of Georgia. Our theme for 2018 is "Tropical Luau". Come join us for a good time on the Georgia coast with live music, food and fun. Our rally location will be at Coastal Georgia RV Resort in Brunswick, Georgia. 
 
Our rally will take place Wednesday, May 2nd through Sunday, May 6th. You can check in early to visit area attractions and go site seeing. Early activities inclue self guided side trips to nearby coastal attractions. 
 
Activities will include BINGO, games, ice cream social, auction, cake walk, pet parade and live entertainment on Friday and Saturday night with fun and dancing. 
 
Our Rally fee is $60 per coach for 2 people or $30 per coach for 1 person and the cost for each additional person will be $30. This includes 2 catered dinners, hamburger cookout, hot dog lunch, 2 full breakfasts, and a continental breakfast.
 
You must make your reservation for your camp site for the days that you want to attend the rally directly with the Coastal Georgia RV Resort at http://www.coastalgarvresort.com or 912-264-3869. The charge will be $37.49 (tax included) per day per campground site.
 
The RV resort’s policy is as follows; a deposit of $37.49 will be paid when you make your reservation. They have a 48 hour cancellation policy (this means before 48 hours) and a $5 cancellation fee. After you arrive you pay your balance in full. There are no refunds for early check out. Check in is at 1:00 p.m. and check out is at 11:00 a.m.
 
For those wanting to make advance reservations, please be advised that reservations at the resort are now open and the deadline for making reservations will end on April 1, 2018. When making reservations, be sure to tell them you are with the (Georgia WIT Rally) to insure you get the rally rate. The resort has guaranteed 50 sites and we encourage early reservations so that we can add sites if need be. Please make your reservation with the campground first and then send in the rally application.
 
More information and a printable application can be found on our rally web site http://rally.gawit.com . If you have any questions about our rally you can call or e-mail our state president and rally coordinator Fred Tomsett at fftomsett@gmail.com or phone 404-626-3696. You can mail your application to Fred Tomsett at 455 Dan Place SE, Smyrna, Georgia 30082 (Make check out to Georgia Winnie Rebels)
 
Hope to see you there.
Aloha!
Fred Tomsett, Georgia Winnie Rebels President

 

 

Washington State Rally with the Fraser Valley Explorers

(formerly the Northwest Regional Rally)

May 16-20, 2018

Cashmere, WA

Wash-I-Bagos and the Fraser Valley Explorers (our wonderful Canadian neighbors) invite you to join us for the 2018 Washington State WIT Rally (formerly called the Northwest Regional Rally at the Chelan County Fairgrounds (5700 Wescott Dr.) in Cashmere, WA.  Special note: As mentioned, the name has changed slightly, but the rally has also been lengthened a day as well, so plan to arrive on Tuesday, May 15th for a pre-rally social time and get a night’s rest before the rally kickoff first thing Wednesday morning.  The rally theme is “The Fabulous 50’s” so bring your poodle skirts, letterman sweaters, or favorite leather jacket and t-shirt from that era and join us for loads of fun activities.   We have an excellent band, which truly knows and plays the best of the 50’s and early 60’s music. 

Registration fee:  two-person unit - $210; one-person unit $185, additional guests: $25.00, youth: $15.00 for Tuesday arrivals.  Additional days: add $20, if arriving Wednesday, subtract $20.  The Chelan County Fairgrounds offers full 50/30 amp/water/sewer hookups and has a bath house with limited facilities.  If paid after May 1st, add $10.00 to the registration fee. 

While we have held this rally at Cashmere for the past four years, folks have requested more time to explore the area.  Cashmere is on the east slope of the Cascades, just north of Wenatchee and just south of the Bavarian town of Leavenworth (a setting right out of the Sound of Music) which features everything you loved about Germany (food, drinks and music).  By lengthening our rally, we have allowed time in our rally schedule for you to visit and explore the local sights right up front. 

As mentioned, there will be a “get acquainted social” on Tuesday evening.  We will welcome “First-Timers” on Wednesday morning (with a continental breakfast) and a rally orientation.  The remainder of Wednesday will be for settling in and checking out the area shops, restaurants, etc.  There will be a Wednesday afternoon social with food and beverages for those who don’t go to German lunch and the evening activity will be “Team Challenge/Trivial Pursuit” – just for bragging rights.

Thursday will begin with a “best ball/shotgun start/golf tournament and lunch for the golfers (cost is covered in the registration fee).  More details and golfer registration information will be available on the Wash-i-bago website (http://www.wash-i-bagos.com) by March 1st.  Lunches will be on your own this year, with several restaurants to choose from in Cashmere and the surrounding area.   Thursday afternoon will begin the scheduled seminars and once again a performance by the ever popular Cashmere High School Jazz band.  There will be another afternoon social hour on Thursday, with food and beverages, followed by Bingo and prizes (covered in your registration fee).

Friday will be more vendors, seminars and the elimination rounds of the beanbag baseball tournament, with the finals schedule for Saturday. We are working to get more local vendors committed to the rally than ever before.  Friday evening will be a catered dinner by Ravenous (a superb) Catering, followed by a “sock hop” with the fabulous “Fun Addicts” from Seattle.  Even if you can no longer fly around the dance floor, you can enjoy the music of a brighter variety. This group was booked by overwhelming demand of the membership, after performing at the 2017 Northwest Regional Rally. 

Saturday will begin with the annual Memorial Service, a military recognition time. The WIT store will be open and WIT Tours will be presented by our new Western WIT Representatives.  Saturday morning is also available for more sightseeing in the local area.  Beanbag baseball champions for 2018 will be decided in the afternoon and Ravenous Catering will again serve the evening meal, before the awards ceremonies and door prize giveaways. 

Sunday will be departure day, but you may want to attend our non-denominational worship service, hosted by Nina & Flo (the effervescent sisters from BC) before hitting the road.

Registration forms will be posted on our website (http://www.wash-i-bagos.com) by February 1st and should be mailed to Gloria Braunschweig, 121 NE 14th St., Battle Ground, WA 98604, along with a check, made out to “WSWR” and Gloria can be reached by email at gloryb8@outlook.com.  You may contact Ron Woodward at 703-608-5171 or email to niners843@gmail.com for more details. 

 

 

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!

 

 

Presidents Club Rally

July 22, 2018

Forest City, IA

The Presidents Club would like to invite all current and past presidents to join the club and to attend our gathering at GNR 2018.  The dues are $10.00 a year and you can get an application for membership by emailing club treasurer John & Glenda Erdmann at jgerdmann@gmail.com  or for more information you can call President Joe McBride at 540-898-8894—540-308-3442 or John & Glenda Erdmann at 507-450-8598—507-429-7694.

The officers are making plans for the 2018 rally to start on Sunday July 22nd with our annual dinner.  The dinner will be at Waldorf University in the Salveson Hall Ballroom located at 106 S. 6th Street, behind the courthouse.  The event will start at 6:15pm with check in and then appetizers and a warm welcome for those attending.  There will be a few announcements followed by the meal at 7:00pm.  After the meal there will entertainment, door prize drawing, and 50/50 raffle. The cost is $12.50 per person for non-members and $7.50 per person for members.

The date for the annual meeting has not been set at this time.  There will be a designate row for member parking. We will have more information about 2018 rally in the next issue.  Please contact the above listed officers if you have any questions.

 

 

Louisiana State Rally

October 25-28, 2018

Rayne, LA

The Louisiana Pelican Winnies invite you to join them for their 2018 Louisiana State Rally which will take place October 25 – 28, 2018 at the Rayne Civic Center in Rayne, LA in the Heart of Cajun Country. The theme for the Rally is  - “THE CAJUNS ARE STIRRING THE POT  -- COME PASS A GOOD TIME”. Now you know if the Cajuns are stirring the pot something good is happening and you definitely want to be in on that!!!!

The Campground will be open to our guests on Monday, Oct. 22 for early arrivals. The fee for pre-rally camping(Mon.- Wed.) is $20 a night. Tours will be planned for Wednesday, Oct. 24 and Thursday, Oct. 25. Specifics on the tours will be published as they are confirmed. Check this site for updated information.

There will be entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights along with door prizes and, of course, some Lagniappe!

Fees will also be posted at a later date. They will include 4days/3 nights camping, 3 dinner meals, 2 nights of entertainment, 2 full breakfasts and a continental breakfast on Sunday and lots of fun activities including vendors, games, seminars, demonstrations, and classes, money hats, 50/50 raffles, bingo, and cakewalk. We will also have our usual silent auction, white elephant sale and new and used book sale and more. We’ve also got some fun new activities in the works! Visit this site regularly for updates on fees, tours and planned activities.

Directions: From I-10 take exit 87, and head south one block, at the traffic light turn right and follow the signs to the Rayne Civic Center.

Send check or money order to:  Pelican Winnie c/o Tony Schexnayder, 101 South Ida Lane, Long Beach, MS 39560

For more information contact Jeanie Bienvenu at 337-983-7746 or email at andyjeanie@cox.net

Vendors also please contact Jeanie Bienvenu  - there is no charge for vendor booths