Monday, October 28, 2019


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Friday, October 11, 2019

One Last Time

We are going to the 4-H fairgrounds in Goshen (where we used to have GLAMMA) on Friday October 18th thru Sunday the 20th.  Cost for water and electric is 26.75 and they have 3 dump stations.  Just call the fairgrounds at 574-533-3247 and tell them you're with the Hoosier Cruisers.  That way we will all be put together.  This is not a rally, nothing organized.  Just friends doing the good old camping thing.  Hope to see some of you there.  Please let me know if you are coming.  219-743-2929

Connie DeCausemaker

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Cruising in Shelbyville

The Hoosier Cruisers had a wonderful weekend at Shelbyville which was held at the Shelbyville Fairgrounds.  Twenty two coaches were greeted by Bettie and Linda in their poodle skirts at the campground on Thursday, Oct. 3rd.  After everyone had setup their coaches we ate dinner at the Texas Corral and enjoyed visiting with one another.  All members were photographed in a Cadillac and they took the pictures home when they left.

Friday began with a pancake breakfast which was enjoyed and some even had seconds.  Mid-morning we left for the Shelby County Municipal Airport.  We saw one of the few remaining transcontinental air mail arrows which were used in the early 1900’s for air mail flights. 
The arrows point toward Indianapolis.  We then were shown a Lakota helicopter which is used as part of the drug enforcement in Indiana.  One of the helicopters had recently returned from the Mexican/US border where they had patrolled the border.  Each of the helicopters cost approximately 7.5 million dollars. These amazing helicopters are able to view objects through house walls from 5000 feet above.

Upon returning to the fairgrounds we had a soup supper and dessert.  The day ended with a game of Jeopardy which tested members’ memories of happenings in the ‘60s.  Great fun!

The next day we visited the Grover Museum where we learned about the history of Shelbyville and were treated to root beer sodas.  For supper members were served a meal of nachos with a wide variety of toppings.  The meal was followed by an outstanding concert at the Strand Theatre where the “Sounds of Summer”, gave an excellent performance that showcased many Beach Boys selections.

The rally ended with donuts and coffee, and devotions by the Ashtons.

It was a great rally, good food, fellowship, and fun!

Friday, August 30, 2019

Our Sympathy to the J R Kelly's Family

I just received wood that our long-time member and great friend J R Kelley passed away at 12:26 this afternoon, August  28, 2019.  Again, keep Louise and their daughters in your thoughts and prayers. 
I will send out information regarding services as soon as they are available. 
Steve Ruster

Monday, August 26, 2019

Join us in Winchester, IN for our September Rally!

We will be camping at the 4H Fairgrounds in Winchester, IN on September 12-15.  There  will be 30 amp electric only for a charge of $25.00 per night.  Water is available but not on each site.  Unfortunately there are no dump facilities on the grounds.

Join us Thursday evening at 6:00 for walking tacos provided by your Rally Masters, followed by a campfire, weather permitting.  Friday breakfast is on your own.  That morning we will  be touring the famous Wick’s pie  factory.  You may have lunch at Mrs. Wick’s cafĂ© if you desire, and sample a piece of pie.  That evening, Coe’s Noodles will be opening just for us with their Chicken and Noodles dinner at a cost of $12.50 per person.

Saturday morning your Rally Masters will provide you with a Biscuits and Gravy breakfast.  There will be a tour of Frank Miller Lumber in Union City, which specializes in wood for   the woodturner.  A Fine Arts   festival in Union City is happening all day on Saturday.       Several other options are also available in the area.  That evening we will join together for      a carry-in supper.  Bring your favorite dish to share.  The meat will be provided.  There will be a free concert in the park in Winchester for those interested.  Another option for the   weekend is Date Night at the local drive-in theater on Friday or Saturday night.  We will say our goodbyes Sunday Morning after donuts and devotions.  Hope to see you there.

Rally Masters:  Jerry and Roberta Covington, 765-748-3747, Assistant Rally Masters:  Al and Billie Fordeck, 260-343-8021,

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Hoosier Cruisers Explore South Haven

The August Rally was held in South Haven, MI and was organized by Dean & Bev Johnson, and Fred & Jane Bingman.  They had arranged for the club members to camp at the Moose Lodge or a campground next door.  Members arrived on Thursday and setup.  We received welcome packets and planned our activities for the next couple of days.  South Haven has quaint shops, museums, and a beautiful waterfront with boats of all sizes.

Some of the members visited the Maritime Museum which had displays that summarized the history of South Haven including stories about courageous adventures of the early sailors and Coast Guard.
  It also had antique boats from the early 1900's including a racing sailboat, a Chris Craft speed boat, an early fishing boat, and an electric boat used for river cruises.

On Friday, the club had lunch and an eclectic restaurant at Crane's Orchard.  The service was great and the food was excellent.  The restaurant is know for its apple cider and homemade pie.

After a busy day of touring the area, visiting wineries, shopping farmers markets, and browsing the many small shops, the day ended with the traditional pitch.  The food was as usual, outstanding and enjoyed by all.  We also celebrated Fred's birthday with cake, candles, and an off key happy birthday song.

The rally ended with donuts and devotions on Sunday morning by Bettie Wessel.

Make sure you mark your calendar for the next rally in Winchester, IN, organized by Jerry & Roberta Covington, and Al and Billie Fordeck, beginning on September 12th.  Check your newsletter for the registration.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Auburn Rally a Huge Success

The Tilmann's and Gebhart's wowed the members who participated in the July Hoosier Cruiser Rally in Auburn, IN.  The table decorations, food, and gifts were over the top.  Many members were so anxious to attend that the arrived a day early on Wednesday.  The rallymasters had arranged for camping at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds. The sites were shaded and had electricity.  The club also had use of a meeting room that was air conditioned which made for comfortable meals and entertainment.

Thursday, members were able to tour the Sechler pickle plant. Everyone had to wear hair bonnets which are so..... attractive.  The guide was very informative about the entire process and everyone was invited to try the wide variety of pickles.  We all left with pickles; some even left with a case of pickles.  That evening the rallymasters served and excellent dinner of pulled pork with BBQ sauce that was Marcie Bayman's secret recipe.  WOW, what a great dinner.  Each evening members gathered under the trees and shared their stories with one another.  Betty, the shopper, had gifts and prizes that were given out during the rally.  I think everyone wore smiles during each of the evening meals.

Auburn has many fine museums including the Cord Duesenberg, National Automotive and Truck, Kruse's National Military History, and the Auto/Carriage Museum.  Hoosier Cruisers took advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the automotive industry, and the history of transportation. 

Don and Lou Ann Orman found a rare 1936 Ford at the Automotive and Truck Museum.  This car was one of only 6 that were produced in stainless steel.  The museum also had one of each of the 16 model Fords that were produced in 1936.

Friday, members attended the "Pied Pipper" play which was on the fairgrounds and the actors were youth. It was a fun play with the children playing mice that had taken over the village and the adult villagers.

Saturday evening the club had another great meal that was a pitch-in and the entertainment was provided by Doug Tilmann.  He had collected a wide variety of pictures and video clips that were humorous, serious, and sometimes tear jerking.  The group enjoyed his presentation as evidenced by the laughter of the members as the pictures were projected.

It should be noted that Jack and Darlene were promoted from co- rally masters to rally masters by Doug and Betty.  You can see that they were awarded crowns for their efforts.

Sunday, ended with a continental breakfast and devotions.  Bettie Wessel's devotion included the hymn "How Firm a Foundation", which was based on the "Seven Promises of God".

Everyone said their goodbyes and headed home.  Many thanks go to Doug and Betty Tilmann, and Jack and Darlene Gebhart for their planning efforts in providing an outstanding rally in July.  Thank you!

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Rock and Roll Spectacular!

Mark your calendar for the October Rally in Shelbyville at the Shelby County Fairgrounds on October 3rd -6th.  You won't want to miss the Rock and Roll Spectacular during this rally.

To get you in the mood of the '50s and '60s you will be greeted by Bettie and Linda in their Poodle Skirts.  Feel free to join in the fun and  bring any clothing or memorabilia of the period. Attendees will also have their pictures taken in a pink '59 Cadillac convertible. And who wouldn't enjoy a root beer float at a soda bar? Well, when you visit the historic Main Street at the Grover Museum, you will get to enjoy and old fashioned ice cream float.

Saturday, you will have an opportunity to attend the Beach Boys Tribute at the Strand Theater.  Get ready to rock and roll with these great entertainers.

This is just a few of the planned activities. So plan to come and have FUN, FUN,FUN!

If you have additional questions contact:
Bettie & Greg Wessel
Linda & Richard Wible

Click below for registration:
Hoosier Cruiser October Registration

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Join Us in July--Auburn, IN --July 11 - 14, 2019

Come join us for a weekend of exploring the historic town of Auburn, Indiana and  DeKalb County.  Auburn is known as the “Home of the Classics” for their role in the early     automotive industry and the annual Kruse Auto Auctions that attracts bidders from all over the world. During the rally we’ll visit Sechler’s pickles for some pickle enlightenment and pickle tasting! We’ll enjoy an evening at the DeKalb Outdoor Theater for a presentation of The Pied Piper presented  by Excelsior Arts Academy of Auburn (all we need to do is bring a lawn chair)! There will be free time during the rally to explore some of those “Must See Museums” such as the Cord Duesenberg Auto, National Auto and Truck, Kruse’s National Military History and the Auto/Carriage Museums, to name a few.  If you enjoy historic homes/buildings, a self guided sidewalk walking tour will provide a view and history of 44 structures in the historic district of the city. So come join us for a weekend of exploring pickles, autos, history, live theater, eating and best of all–hanging out with your Hoosier Cruiser Friends!!!!     
Co-Rally Masters
Jack and Darlene, Doug and Betty                                                             

Great Times in Allegan

 Over 20 coaches traveled to Allegan Fairgrounds in Michigan. Many served as volunteers as helping with the shuttles, working at the FMCA store, and serving various other tasks that are needed to ensure a successful rally for all. All should be proud of our chapter, Hoosier Cruisers who have traveled and worked together for 45 years.

So that our club can't be missed the chapter purchased two new flags to help identify the location of our club at rallies and events.  So.....look for the new flags when attending your next rally.

During the rally members experienced three great evening performances.  Wednesday, we were treated to music by Sarah Getto.  She is an amazing musician who has excelled even though she was born without her sight and is self taught.  Sarah has provided entertainment for GLAMARAMA previously, and again, she provided an exceptional program. Friday, attendees were treated to familiar songs from the '60s by Shindig.  Members enjoyed the music and even danced to the popular tunes.  Saturday, Motor City Soul performed a wide variety of music styles including R & B, Motown, Soul, and oldies.  Great Fun! 
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In addition to the entertainment, there were seminars and interesting places to visit. One outstanding nearby point of interest was the Gilmore Auto Museum.  This museum has autos from the 1800's up to present day. The extensive collection of top quality automobiles was impressive.  It would take more that a day to really appreciate the cars exhibited.

There was a special celebration for Hoosier Cruisers on Thursday. The club was established in 1974 and celebrated their 45th anniversary.  We gathered at the Mugshots Coffeehouse for a delicious meal.

Sunday, the rally came to an end and all returned home until the next rally.