April: Springtime in the Rockies has not been conducive to those of us living along the Rocky Mountain Front of the Continental Divide.
Our April outing to Fort Benton, MT, had to be canceled two days prior to the event due to the weather forecast. We moved our meeting to Great Falls and had a combination luncheon and meeting at the Prime Cut Restaurant.
May: Chapter members had themselves ready for May with a planned campout at the Lincoln Road RV Park in Helena, MT. Our chapter president, Milt Munson, called for a meeting on Friday evening at the O'Hare Manor in Great Falls. We turned the evening into a social hour with the chapter paying for the snacks furnished by Louie and Clark's Restaurant with beverages purchased by the members in the Sip N Dip Lounge. It is a unique facility as the motel's indoor swimming pool has a glass wall that separates the pool from the lounge.
June: Many of our members were traveling during June, so our June Father's Day campout was canceled. However, we did have a fun activity on May 31 and June 1 when chapter members manned a hotdog and soda stand for Pierce RV in Great Falls during their open house. The bonus for our chapter was the arrival of our Western Area Reps, Jeanie and Andy Bienvenu, in Great Falls. They were doing visitations of Winnebago dealers and were able to schedule a visit to our local dealer to coincide with the open house. On Friday evening, we were able to spend quality time with Jeanie and Andy at a no-host dinner at the Bar S Supper Club in Great Falls. We thank them for sharing their time with our chapter.
By Fred Dahlman