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February 01, 2018

North Carolina State Rally

April 26-29, 2018                                                                               

Winston-Salem, NC

Theme: “NC WIT Fair 2018”

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.

Entertainment:

Thursday Evening:  Tom LaRock of The Junction Trio

Tom will be joining us as a single on Thursday evening to provide a lot of fun, music, audience participation opportunities, and a few laughs. Tom is a member of The Junction Trio, which is a group that entertained us at a NC WIT state meeting in Zooland a couple years ago. Those who saw them raved about their performance. Tom assured me that we would not regret his performing as a single, so help us make him feel welcome for an evening performance on Thursday.

Friday Evening:  Kenny Evans “Golden Oldies Show”

Kenny brings his talent with a versatile presentation of variety that includes a bit of gospel, some rock n’ roll, and a range of classic country that is sure to please just about everyone. Kenny is unique in choosing the songs he performs by having the audience choose an artist and then selecting the song based on the artist chosen. Kenny entertained us at Raleigh Oaks in April, 2016 and was a big hit. We have been asked to bring him back by many of those who were with us two years ago. Think ahead about who you want to hear, then ask for that artist and let Kenny do his thing. Kenny will be with us on Friday evening.

Meals

Three catered meals will be provided by Sammy’s Catering. Sammy was also crowd pleasing in his catering efforts at our 2016 Rally at Raleigh Oaks. He’ll make sure we are properly fed at our evening meals on Friday and Saturday, and will provide a breakfast feast on Saturday. Nobody should leave the table hungry. There will also be a pot luck supper on Thursday evening and a continental breakfast on Sunday morning. And the local eateries provide unlimited options to satisfy all taste buds.

Rally Fees

Rally fees include three nights of camping and the meals indicated above.  There will be games, a quilt raffle, money hats and 50/50 drawings, seminars, a silent auction, cake/friendship walk, and vendors. In addition to Thursday and Friday entertainment, we will play bingo on Saturday evening.

Rally Excursions

We are looking into guided tours, but it’s the Winston-Salem area and there are many things in the city to see and do on your own. You can opt for a dozen or so attractions with 4-star ratings or higher. Just Google “What to see and do in Winston-Salem, NC” and you will get lots of options. Trying to choose something that everyone might like would be nearly impossible.  There are two trolleys that offer guided tours.  Believe it or not, the trolley names are Winston and Salem.  We are looking at options on how to best utilize these options.  We have also produced a two-page document featuring museums, outdoor offerings, and shopping. Also, there are restaurants and craft beer breweries to satisfy any hunger and thirst.

Rally T-shirts

Rally T-shirts will cost $14 per shirt for sizes S, M, L, and XL. Sizes 2X and larger will be $16. Note that payment for T-shirts must be received by March 1st.  Shirts will be available for pickup at the rally. There may be a limited supply of shirts available for purchase at the rally.

Early Registration Received by March 1st

One rig (2 people) is $180 (one rig with 1 person is $140). Additional guests over age 6 are $30 each. The early bird camping fee is $30 per night.

Registration Received after March 1st

One rig (2 people) is $190 (one rig with 1 person is $150). Additional guests over age 6 are $30 each. The early bird camping fee is $30 per night.

Early Bird Camping

Early birds are welcome to come in as early as Monday, April 23rd.

Registration Forms and Checks

Registration forms are available in the WIT magazine or, to include orders for Rally T-shirts with your registration, use the expanded form that is available from biggus64@gmail.com. Please make checks payable to the “NC Winnie Tarwheels.” Mail check and registration to Bob Hall, 308 Bird Mountain Ridge Road, Landrum. SC 29356. Bob can also be contacted at 864-704-2034. Bob’s email address is irish65@gmail.com. Additional postings will appear from time to time on our web site at northcarolinawit.com. For additional information please contact Joe, our Rally Master, at joe.easterwood@gmail.com or by phone at 703-447-4378 (C) or 252-426-1997 (H).

We will be sending a final brief on plans prior to the start of the rally.  It will provide details on anything we may not have covered herein. 

We encourage you to hurry and sign up, and we hope to see many of our WIT friends at the North Carolina WIT Fair 2018 in April!

Joe and Sandy Easterwood

Rally Masters

 
 
 
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 State Club President

 

 

Oklahoma State Rally

May 3-6, 2018

Shawnee, OK

Join us for the Oklahoma WIT Club State Rally in 2018. Pre-Rally activities will begin Tuesday, May 1st at Shawnee Expo Center, Shawnee, OK. If you are looking for good fellowship, entertainment, meals, and places to visit, load up your RV and let the Okiebagos entertain you. Planned activities include indoor & outdoor games, bean bag baseball, an ice cream social, golf tournament, many seminars, 50/50 raffle, entertainment, door prizes, and dealer/vendor displays. The theme will be “Red, White, & Blue” with emphasis on patriotism and recognition of our military and first responders.

Tuesday (1st) will be a pre-rally organized tour and, of course, eating out.

Wednesday (2nd)will be a pre-rally organized tour with “parking lot pot luck” that evening, weather permitting, for the early arrivers, followed by bingo and games.

Thursday (3rd) there will be time for golf or touring destinations in Shawnee. Or on your own go to Oklahoma City where you will find the Cowboy Hall of Fame, Bricktown, Oklahoma History Museum, OKC Memorial, various casinos, museums around the area, and OKC river tour. After a day of activities, enjoy dinner out, then we will be playing bean bag baseball that evening. In addition, free coach weighing (individual wheels) will be provided by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol that morning, along with lots of relevant seminars all day long.

Friday (4th) morning we will officially open the event with our opening ceremonies and afterwards the hospitality table, where you will find an assortment of delicious snacks. During the day, activities and seminars will be going on with a catered dinner that evening. After dinner and entertainment there will be time for visiting, games or cards.

Saturday (5th) morning, breakfast will be furnished and activities, games, and seminars will continue, followed by a catered dinner in the evening and entertainment afterward.

Sunday (6th) morning a continental breakfast will be furnished and immediately afterwards we will have a devotional conducted by State Chaplain, Henry Stone.

Your Rally fee of $180 will include three nights of camping at the Shawnee Expo Center. (Additional nights are $22/night) They have full hook-ups, with 50 amps on concrete level parking. Three catered meals will be supplied; two catered dinners, Friday and Saturday, and one catered breakfast Saturday and continental breakfast on Sunday. Rally fees and registration forms will be posted on our website as well as more detailed information about the tours, seminars, etc. The website address is http://okiebagos.com/

For more information, contact Darrell Carver at 918-841-0291 or dgcarver@aol.com.

 

 

MILWIT Eastern Area Rally

May 14-18, 2018

Guntersville, AL

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 Eastern, Western, or Annual Rallies scheduled this year.

The MILWIT Eastern Area Rally is scheduled for May 14 - May 18 and will be held at the Lake Guntersville State Park in Guntersville, Alabama. Lake Guntersville is on the Tennessee River offering great boating and fishing. The park has one of the best golf courses in North Alabama. The area offers many attractions such as the Space and Rocket Museum in Huntsville about an hour drive west, Redstone Arsenal and the Marshall Space Flight Center also in Huntsville, and the Unclaimed Baggage store in Scottsboro about a 45-minute drive away. There is a very nice restaurant in the park. We were told that it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It has facilities for a private dinner for a group.

The park is setting aside a block of twenty full hookup sites, with 30/50 amps, for our rally. They will hold the sites up to 60 days prior to the start date of the rally. The sites will accommodate large rigs. The block area is in area F. You can go to the web site www.alapark.com to make your reservations. As of now rates are $25.00, plus taxes, per night. There is a senior rate available upon request. I will be checking on a special group rate for our rally. When you make your reservation, make sure you review the camp map and select area F. Please visit the MILWIT web site (www.milwit.org) to let us know you are planning to attend so we can properly plan for the activities.

There will be more information available as time goes on and updated information will be posted on the MILWIT web site (www.MILWIT.org) for more information.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call, or email:

Gary W. Hatcher - MILWIT Eastern Area Rep Phone - 256-601-8329 Email hatcher.gary@gmail.com 

 

 

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:  If arriving Tuesday two-person unit - $240; one-person unit $210, additional guests: $25.00, youth: $15.00. If arriving after Wednesday, subtract $30. 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 $30.00 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 (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 & Fern (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 Cape Cod Fairgrounds for “Summertime on Cape Cod”. Plan on coming early to explore the Cape on your own or sign up for the optional tour.

Rally Fee Includes 3 Days, 2 Nights camping

1 Continental breakfast and 1 hot breakfast, Fri. light dinner, Sat. catered BBQ dinner, Ice Cream Social,

Wine & Cheese Social, Seminars, Money Hat, Live Entertainment, Games, Activities and more.

Electric is available, but may not be sufficient to power all your high amperage appliances.

Water is available on the grounds. 2 Dump Stations available on the grounds. You will need blocks for leveling.

We offer a generator only area. Must have and use the proper stack. Quiet hours 11:00PM to 7:00AM

Handicapped:  Please pre-register, state your needs and display your official handicap plaque.

For More Information Contact: Brian Martel ~ 978-314-0085 ~ MassWIT@comcast.net

Registration and questions: Linda Martel ~ 978-314-2791 ~ linda.martel@outlook.com

 

Rally Fees:

1 Unit, 2 people $155.00  (After 4/30 $165.00)

1 Unit, 1 person $120.00  (After 4/30 $130.00)

Each additional guest $40.00  (After 4/30 $50.00)

 

Early Bird/Late Departure: $35.00 each additional night

Wednesday May 30th (gates open Noon)

Thursday May 31st (gates open 10 AM)

Sunday June 3rd (stay until 1PM Monday)

 

Martha's Vineyard bus tour is limited (based on first to register). Thursday May 31st 7:30AM-4PM, $45 Per Person.

 

Make check payable to: Pilgrim Winnies

Mail to: Linda Martel, 81 Eugene St., Lowell, MA01852

Directions: Will be in the confirmation email.

Confirmation: Will be emailed to you.

Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel by May 15th, with no penalty.

After May 15th we will deduct $20.00 from your total registration and refund the balance.

No show or canceling after Monday May 28th, no refund will be given.

 

 

Pennsylvania State Rally

June 7-10, 2018

Centre Hall, PA

“Welcome to the Pennsylvania Roundup”. Saddle up your ponies, shine your spurs and pull on your boots – we hope to “rope” you into a fun filled weekend in PA.

Activities begin Thursday, June 7 for those who can arrive a day early (June 6th). We are planning a trip to the Penn State Arboretum then a short (about 1 block) walk over to the infamous Creamery (think ice cream!). You may want to pack a lite bag lunch to eat at the Creamery just before that yummy ice cream! Our bus will leave at 10:00AM Thursday (June 7th) and return approximately 1:30PM. The cost for the trip is $13.00 per person and is limited to 47 people. Registration deadline to join this trip is May 4th.

Opening ceremony is Friday morning. Activities for the rally will include bingo, money hat, money drawing, beanbag baseball competition, ice cream social, wine and cheese social, book exchange (bring books, exchange for others!), vendors, seminars, WIT Store, RV Wash, RV Tech (think “honey do” list), honey wagon tickets; random drawings, hot dog supper Thursday, lite supper Friday followed by Golf Cart Rodeo; Pancake Breakfast Saturday and a good old western Pulled Pork dinner Saturday evening followed by live entertainment by The Steel Creek Country Band, as well as our infamous PA Basket drawings, Our PA State Charities: Local Food Pantry (canned goods, etc.) and Juniata Pet Pantry (pet supplies, foods, snacks). The Craft Competition welcomes everyone to bring their talents to the rally – all entries will be judged by GNR craft competition guidelines. 

Our rally is held at the Centre County Grange Fairgrounds, Centre Hall PA.  Entrance to the fairground is 169 Homan Lane, off Route 45.  Zip code for the Grange is 16828. If using I-80 east or west, exit 161-follow 220S/I-99 to exit 73 for Rt. 322E. Follow 322E to the exit for Rt 45 EAST. (2nd of the two exits for Rt. 45).  Left off exit, 6.5 miles, turn L on Homan Lane. From the south and central areas: Rt 322W to Rt. 144N, L at the light for Rt. 45W in Old Fort. Entrance to Grange approximately ½ mile on your right. From the west, follow I-80 as above or the PA Turnpike and routes shown for south/central.

If you need further information, please don't hesitate to contact PA State President Lorraine Plant: email:  rainsteve@gmail.com or 570-620-7777.

Rally fees: 3 nights camping with water and 30 amp electric (Thurs. - Sun.) if paid by May 11th :   1 rig/2 persons:    $160.00 1 rig/1 person:    $135.00 Extra person (or child) per registration cost is $25.00 per person.

If you wish to arrive earlier than Thursday, the additional camping fee is $30.00 per night.

Late fees for registration paid after May 11th: 1 rig/2 persons:    $170.00 1 rig/1 person:     $145.00 Extra person (or child) per rig remains at $25.00 per registered person.

PLEASE NOTE:

IF YOU PLAN TO GO ON THE TOUR TO THE ARBORETUM, PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR TRIP COST ($13.00 PER PERSON) PLUS EXTRA NIGHT'S REGISTRATION FEE OF $30.00 (PER EARLY NIGHT(S)) WITH YOUR PAYMENT. THESE REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 4TH

Cancellations: A full refund will be given if reservations are canceled PRIOR to May 10th.  Cancellations made after May 10th will be refunded less a fee of $15.00 per person registered.

PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: PA STATE WIT CLUB

Send to PA State Treasurer:  Ken Boltz, 174 Trailside Drive, Denver PA 17517

For further information you may contact Ken at: 717-951-5444 or email Ken at: kenboltz@kenboltzconsulting.com

Looking forward to rounding up old friends, branding (not literally!) new friends and enjoying a weekend of good old western fun.  Hope to see you there.

 

 

Illinois State Rally

June 20-24, 2018

Crescent City, IL

On your way to Grand National Rally be sure to stop by the Illinois State Rally for fun, relaxation and down-home hospitality. Registration Fee:  Two-Person Unit-$160.00, One-Person Unit-$140.00, Additional Guest-Adult & Youth-12 & over: $25.00, Youth-under 12: $15.00. Additional days parking: $15.00 per day. The fee includes 4 nights camping, 30amp Electric & Water, 1 Breakfast, 2 Dinners, Seminars and Entertainment. Dump Station located on the fairgrounds. Registration fees are due by June11th. Make checks payable to Illinois Indians and mailed to Dennis Olson, Treasurer-Illinois Indians, 3907 Barrington Road, Rockford, IL  61107. Directions:  From the North: Take Route 49 South. If you are coming from I-57, exit at Ashkum, turn left (east) and this will take you onto Route 45. Drive about 5 miles. Then turn right onto Route 49. The Fairgrounds are about 5 miles south of this intersection. From the South:  Take Route 49 North. If you are coming from I-57, exit at Gilman. Take a right onto Route 24. Continue through Gilman to Crescent City. Take a left onto Route 49. The Fairgrounds are about 2 miles North of Crescent City. From the West: Take Route 24 East. Continue through Gilman to Crescent City. Take a left onto Route 49. The Fairgrounds are about 2 miles North of Crescent City. From the East: Take Route 24 West. Continue through Watseka to Crescent City. Take a right onto Route 49. The Fairgrounds are about 2 miles North of Crescent City. More information about activities, seminars and entertainment coming soon!

 

 

Michigan State Rally

June 22-24, 2018

Hastings, MI

"Red, White, and WWW"

Barry Expo Center

1350 N. M-37 Hwy.

Hastings, MI 49058

Games, vendors, prizes, and a yard sale.  Join us on the way to GNR!

Contact Bob Garcia  734-389-5159

 

 

MILWIT Western Area Rally

July 9-12, 2018

Ruidoso Downs, NM

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 Eastern, Western, or Annual Rallies scheduled this year.

The MILWIT Western Area Rallywill be hosted by Richard and Mary Kozloski and is scheduled for July 9 through 12, 2018, at the Circle B RV Park, 26514 US-70, Ruidoso Downs, NM, 88346. We have 25 sites reserved at $35 per site so be sure to register early to help us plan the meals and other logistics. You can visit the park’s web site at www.circlebrv.com. All sites are drive thru with full hookups (30/50 amps). The site parking fee will be collected by the Circle B RV Park, ask to be put in MILWIT West Rally Area when you make your reservations.

Ruidoso Downs is located in the mountains in the south east corner of New Mexico and is rich in western history. There are lots of great hiking and camping sites throughout the area. There is even a great zip line at the ski area for those up to the challenge.
 
There will be a caravan trip and Billy the Kid Tour in Lincoln. Followed by the Buffalo Solders Museum tour at Ft Stanton, then on to the Smokey Bear Museum in Capitan. One day is free for you to explore other sites in the area, visit the casinos, or shop.
 
Normally this rally is open only to MILWIT members but we have made arrangements with Winnebago for this event to be open to all Winnebago brand RV owners. 

Please visit the MILWIT web site (www.MILWIT.orgto let us know you are planning to attend so we can properly plan for the activities. Please contact Rich Kozloski at skipole@me.com with questions.

More information will be made available as details evolve. Also check the MILWIT web site (www.MILWIT.org) for more information.

 

 

Iowa State Rally

July 12-15, 2018

Amana, IA

On the way to GNR plan to attend the Iowa State Rally at the Amana Colonies, a National Historic Landmark and one of America’s longest-lived communal societies, began in 1714 in the villages of Germany and continues today on the Iowa prairie. The Amana Colonies attract hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. There will be tours of the colonies, wine and beer tasting, workshops, vendors and much more. Amana RV Park special rate camping of full hook-ups will be available Friday July 6 – 16 of $27.00 with no other discounts accepted. Camping is included in the registration fee from July 12 -14. Plan to come early and enjoy the beautiful Iowa countryside and the many tours that will be available throughout the week. Website for the Amana’s is www.amanacolonies.com.
 
Entertainment Saturday night will be the well-known Barefoot Becky.
 
Registration received by June 30th one rig (2 people is $140.00, $150.00 after June 30th. One rig (1 person) is $115.00, $125.00 after June 30th.
Meals included with registration fee are breakfast for Friday, Saturday and Sunday (continental). Friday and Saturday night will be catered meals.
 
To obtain a registration form, please visit the Iowa Winnie Hawk website www.iowawinniehawks.com or contact President Bob or Carol Hustad (319-270-9624, 319-270-7352), or send the generic form to Carol Gammon, Iowa Winnie Hawks Treasurer 1121 Stafford Ave. Ames, IA 50010 with the fee included.

 

 

WIT Singles Rally

July 17-22, 2018

Forest City, IA

It's time to focus on this year's WIT Singles Rally.  Dates for our 2018 WIT Singles Rally are July 17-22 with GNR immediately following July 23-28. Our rally will begin on Tuesday, July 17, 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!

We had a fabulous time last year with a great turnout! Come join us even if you are with another club and meet a lot of terrific singles! Do you know we have 57 members? Let’s make it 60!!


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. We have not had 50 amp service in our row in previous years, and do not anticipate that we will have it this year either. We will have 30 amp as in the past.  



Let's make 2018 our biggest and best rally yet! To do so, we need YOU there! Complete your 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 $30 if you register early!

 Safe travels ...

 

 

MILWIT National Rally

July 17-22, 2018

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 Eastern, Western, or Annual Rallies scheduled this year.

The MILWIT Annual National Rally will be held July 17-22, 2018, the week before the Winnebago GNR. The Winnebago GNR this year will be July 23-28, so mark your calendars. Our rally will always be the pre-rally days before GNR. All active duty or retired military owners of Winnebago products and current members of the WIT club are invited to camp with the MILWITs at the GNR. Please let the WIT Club know you are interested in parking with us at the time you make your reservations with the WIT Club for the GNR. More information will be made available later in the year as planning starts coming together.  All information will be posted on the MILWIT web site (www.MILWIT.org) as it develops. Two other official MILWIT rallies are scheduled in 2018, so check the MILWIT web site for more details.

 

 

No-Tow-Bagos Rally

July 19-22, 2018

Forest City, IA

More information coming soon!

 

 

WIT Radio Rally

July 21-27, 2018

Forest City, IA

WITCARS will have our station WOWIT on the grounds and monitoring 20 meters on 14.268 and 40 meters on 7.263. Starting on July 21st until 10:00pm each day of the GNR. During the rally will have a “foxhunt” transmitter is hidden on the grounds and a nightly net on 147.57 after entertainment. Sign up for the WITRadio row see you there.

 

 

Presidents Club Rally

July 22-27, 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 call President Joe McBride at 540-898-8894—540-308-3442 or John & Glenda Erdmann at 507-450-8598—507-429-7694.

The Club will be hosting the Pre-Rally Bingo/Cards on Tuesday July 17th and Wednesday July 18th in Friendship Hall. The Bingo games will start 7:00 pm and the Card games will start as soon as Bingo is done. Please mark the dates on your calendar, hope everyone will come and bring a friend along. We have a very good time and it will give you a chance to see old friends and meet new ones.

The first event for the 2018 Presidents Club rally will 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, 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 be entertainment, a door prize drawing, and 50/50 raffle. The cost is $12.50 per person for non-members and $7.50 per person for members. Please contact John & Glenda Erdmann by JULY 19th if you plan to attend the dinner as we need to let the University Food Manager know the final count at that time.

NEW EVENT: CHAT & CHEW: WEDNESDAY JULY 25THat 1:00pm until 2:00pm in SEMINAR TENT B. This event is for members and any current or past president that would like to come and meet the officers and members of the club. This will be a time to chat with other presidents and exchange ideas about state rallies, outings and meetings or anything that is happening in your club or chapter that you would to share with others.  Please bring your own drink and the club will provide snacks. Please let one of the officers know by July 23rd, if you plan to attend as we will need to know how many snacks to purchase.

The date for the club’s annual meeting will be on Friday July 27th at 10:00 am. The location for the meeting will be at River Oaks in the lower level meeting room. If you are not a member, please make plans to attend the meeting to find out about the club. 

There will be a designated row for Presidents Club members to park in at GNR. 

There will be information posted on the club’s Facebook page, WIT Presidents Club.  The link for the Face book is listed in the magazine under Special Interest Groups.  If there are any questions about the club or the events at GNR please contact: President Joe McBride at the numbers listed above.

 

 

Indiana State Rally

August 16-19, 2018

Bremen, IN

More information coming soon!

 

 

Minnesota State Rally

September 6-9, 2018

Hutchinson, MN

More information coming soon!

 

 

Virginia State Rally

September 14-16, 2018

Doswell, VA

The Virginia State WIT Rally, “Welcome to the Old Dominion,” will be held September 14-16, 2018 at the Meadow Event Center located at 13048 Dawn Blvd, Doswell, VA 23047.

This is the birthplace of the thoroughbred horse Secretariat, who was born here in 1970. We will have the opportunity to take the” Hoofprints of History Tour” and walk the same grounds where the immortal Secretariat was born and raised. Hear how Christopher Chenery transformed his ancestral home place into a renowned thoroughbred farm and how his daughter Penny took his dream to unprecedented heights, first with Riva Ridge and then “America’s Super Horse,” Secretariat.

The rally fee for the two nights will be $180, which includes two nights of camping, dinner provided by the Cardinal Winnies Friday night and a catered dinner Saturday night, a catered breakfast on Saturday and a continental (grab ‘n go) breakfast on Sunday. Fee for singles is $135. For early arrivals prior to the rally, sites will be available for $40 per night; however, we will not be able to stay over on Sunday due to the event center preparing for the state fair. 

We are planning on a “pot luck” dinner for Thursday night to be followed by Bingo. Entertainment will be provided, as well as a golf outing, vendors, seminars and an ice cream social.

See the rally form in the WIT magazine and please send your check to our registrar, Bill Lachance, 4013 Latham Dr, Haymarket, VA 20169. 

For questions, please contact Margie Heiler at margie@roadtoresilience.com, 540.660.5143, or Cookie Lachance at cookielachance@comcast.net, 703.217.4888.

Directions to the park are as follows:  Take I-95 to exit 98 and then travel 1.5 miles east on State Route 30.  Signs for the rally will be posted.  The event center is near Kings Dominion.

 

 

Missouri State Rally

September 14-16, 2018

Higginsville, MO

More information coming soon!

 

 

Oregon State Rally

September 19-23, 2018

Rickreall, OR 

“LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS, COME ONE, COME ALL TO THE GREATEST SHOW ON WHEELS.”

You are invited to the 2018 Oregon State Rally dedicated to the fun of the Circus and the RV Lifestyle at the Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 Pacific Highway, Rickreall, OR (just west of Salem, OR). All owners of Winnebago RV’s are invited to join in as we greet old friends and make new ones. One very special activity is the popular Red Hat Tea, open to all ladies.

This year’s rally begins Wednesday afternoon with the first-timers orientation. All attendees are then invited to a no-host “get acquainted” dinner at a local restaurant.

The rally includes 4 nights camping with water and electric at each spot, and a dump facility is available at the fairgrounds. We have an amazing caterer who will be preparing 3 delicious dinners. There will be 3 continental breakfasts as well. Friday evening is our circus themed dinner with great entertainment, fun costumes and maybe a surprise or two.

Consider coming in a day or two early as we are putting together some interesting activities around the Salem, Oregon area. Watch for details.

As always, we will have several exhibits, as well as seminars and classes devoted to the RV lifestyle. Our major supporter, Guaranty RV will be providing a selection of the latest and greatest Winnebagos as well as presenting an RV driving class. You don’t want to miss this opportunity.

The rally concludes Saturday evening with awards and prizes and just maybe some special music.

Registration is $185 per unit (2), single, $145. Pre-rally camping Sunday, Monday and Tuesday night is $25 per night.

Registration confirmation will be sent along with updates and surprises.

Please make checks out to OTWI

Mail to: Willard Reitzel

            181 Logan

            Central Point, OR 97502

Questions: Jim Smith, OTWI President,

jmysmith47@gmail.com

541-944-3578

 

 

New York State Rally

September 20-23, 2018

Lake George, NY

The NYS EXCELSIOR WINNIES would like to invite any and all WIT CLUB MEMBERS to the NEW YORK STATE WIT CLUB RALLY in LAKE GEORGE NEW YORK. The rally will take place at the LAKE GEORGE ESCAPE RV RESORT on SEPT 20-23 2018. Come and enjoy all the beautiful fall splendor that the ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS have to offer.

Our theme this year is: “BASEBALL, AN AMERICAN TRADITION.” There will be a silent auction, 50/50, raffles, baseball themed games, trivia, and live entertainment. Be sure to dress to represent your favorite teams, may it be local or national!

Our EASTERN AREA REPS, STEWART AND TAMMY SMITH will be on hand to answer all your WIT CLUB questions. The RV PARK sits just 10 minutes from the beautiful and historical VILLAGE OF LAKE GEORGE. Shuttle service is available to/from the campground. 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. The campground also has a heated pool and on site cafe with nightly entertainment. Your possibilities are endless.

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 CATERED BREAKFASTS AND 2 CATERED DINNERS. There will be a POTLUCK DINNER on arrival day. Lunches will be on your own.


FOR RESERVATIONS MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO:
EXCELSIOR WINNIES 
AND SEND TO:
LINDA BENICASE , TREASURER 
EXCELSIOR WINNIES 
10 SPRING LAKE DRIVE 
KINGSTON, NEW YORK 12401

For additional info contact:
STEPHEN BENICASE 
PRESIDENT, EXCELSIOR WINNIES 
AT: stephenbenicase@icloud.com

MONIES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN AUGUST 30, 2018.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

 

 

 

Ohio State Rally

September 20-23, 2018

Mansfield, OH

Please join us to remember Woodstock 1969 at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield, OH. For our purposes, it was all about the music, peace and love. Think about Jim Hendrix, Janice Joplin, Joe Cocker, Santana, and the Who. Dust off your tie dye shirt and bell bottom trousers. We will provide live music entertainment on Friday and Saturday night. 

In addition, there will be great food, seminars, games, local tours, and craft classes. Your old friends and those that you have yet to meet will be waiting. If you have questions about the rally, please contact the President of the WOW, Kathy Plant at 330-245-0021, cell phone 330-634-6134 or e-mail at katplant@sbcglocal.net. Additional details will be provided as they are available.  

 

 

California State Rally

September 29-October 3, 2018

Palm Desert, CA

To be held at the Emerald Desert RV Resort. The theme will be "Country Time in the Desert". More information coming soon!

 

 

Texas State Rally

October 19-21, 2018

Bellville, TX

HOWDY Y’ALL!!

We are looking forward to having YOU attend our wonderful TEXAS State Rally, October 19-21 at Coushatte Recreation Ranch (www.coushatterv.com) in Bellville, TX! In a laidback ‘out on the farm’ environment, we’ll enjoy the luxury of plentiful trees to keep things cool and plenty of wonderful TEXAS Hospitality to keep things hot! We’ll have generous catered meals (desserts big enough to feed 4!), entertainment, familiar games (and some not so familiar) plus great companionship to make this another great event! 

Come early and stay late – there is so much to do in Central TEXAS: Tour the Blue Bell Creamery plant and sample the superb ice cream. Visit Newman’s Castle or the Jail Museum. How about the blacksmith’s shop? Maybe the brewery is more your style?

Despite the fact that we’ve all become to depend on our GPS equipment, this is one place that you’ll want to either follow the directions on the Coushatte website (www.coushatterv.com) or call ahead for those same directions (979-865-5897).  Your GPS will take you on a more direct but much rougher road -- save that excitement for a drive in your toad!

Block the dates, make your plans now and come to the TEXAS State Rally October 19-21, 2018!

For additional details as they are published, see the Texas W website at http://www.texasw.org/

 

 

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!!!!

As always we will have lots of fun activities planned for our guests 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. Tours will be planned for Wednesday, Oct. 24 and Thursday, Oct. 25. Specifics on the tours will be published as they are confirmed. Plus we’ve got some fun new activities in the works!! There will be entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights along with door prizes and, of course, some Lagniappe!! Visit this site regularly for updates on tours and planned activities.

Rally Fee: the fee for this rally will be $175 for one unit/2 persons who register before Oct. 1st and $185 after Oct. 1st. The fee for one unit/one person will be $130 before Oct. 1st and $140 after Oct. 1st. Each extra person will be $40. Children 12 and under are free.  If you want to park together you must arrive together.

Fees are for 4 days/3 nights camping with electricity and water, dump station on grounds and include two full breakfasts, one continental breakfast, and three dinners prepared by our great Cajun cooks.

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.

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 Winnies 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 please contact Jeanie Bienvenu  - there is no charge for vendor booths.

 

Florida Chapters Reunion & Friendship Meeting
Lazy Days RV Resort
February 18—22, 2019
 
Sponsored by the Caloosa Winnies of Southwest Florida, the 2nd annual Florida Chapters Reunion Rally will be held at Lazy Days RV Resort beginning February 18, 2019. This rally will be full of sunshine and fun at our “Mardi Gras Party” for the first 200 coaches to register! Our attendees will be allowed to invite their friends that have other brands of RVs to join us. 
 
Get ready for a jam packed 5 days and 4 nights including entertainment on Thursday night by “The Marlins Band” performing their musical & comedy concert. The Marlins have entertained all over the country as well as several past Florida State Winnie Gators Rallies. Other evenings of entertainment will be a return visit by D.J. Anthony Mac playing music for listening and dancing, an evening of Bingo Games and another evening of Movie Night with popcorn!
 
Highlights include Bingo, Happy Hours, Hor’s d’Oeuvres Party, Movie Night, Games, Seminars, Ice Cream Social, Dealer Displays, Vendors, 50/50 drawings, Door Prizes, and optional tours.
 
Rally Fees Include:
Included in the rally fee: 4 nights full hookup camping, 4 days free breakfast and lunch coupons for Lazy Days Front Porch Café, 3 catered dinners, 1 catered breakfast and all Lazy Days amenities.
 
Registrations Received by January 25, 2019 Fees:
1 coach (2 people) $299.00, 1 coach (1 person) $269.00, additional guests age 6 and up, $30.00.
Early day arrival Sunday, February 17, 2019, ADD $54.00
 
Check our website for registration form and information: www.caloosawinnies.org.
 
Registrations received after January 25, 2019, 1 coach, (2 people) $330.00, 1 coach (1 person) $260.00.
 
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
 
DO NOT SEND REGISTRATIONS TO LAZY DAYS.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL LAZY DAYS WITH CHANGES TO YOUR RESERVATION!
 
Cancellation Policy:
Requests for refunds must be submitted to Nancy Miller via phone or email by January 25, 2019.
Fees will be refunded up to that date with the exception of $5 administrative fee. No refunds once the rally begins. No shows will not be refunded.