Sunday, June 3, 2018

Our Sympathy Goes to Steve and Judy Kincaid

The club recieve this note from Steve Kincaid:

Judy and I won't be attending GLAMARAMA after all, so my parking spot will be available for someone else.

Judy's mother (Barbra Knox) passed away at 93 years old while in hospital for broken hip.  It was all over in 15 minutes.  She died laughing with the nurses and had a smile on her face.

The funeral is Tuesday, the 5th, and we neither one will be in the mood to travel to Allegan on the 6th.

Steve

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The Hoosier Cruiser wish to express their sincere sympathy for their loss.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Hoosier Cruiser Rally May 17-20, 2018

Our rally will be held in the parking lot of the Cornerstone Brethren Church, 9601 S. Cowan Rd., Muncie IN 47302. We will be dry camping, so that means come with full fuel tank, full water tank and empty holding tanks. If you have questions about dry cramping give us a call and we will be glad to give you some pointers.
We will begin with a soup and salad supper on Thursday evening in the church. Bring your own drink. We will have campfire, weather permitting. There will be  puzzles, games and cards available in the church during the whole weekend. Friday morning will start off with a carry-in breakfast. Bring your table service, drinks and  a dish to share. There will be a business meeting following breakfast and then a  sharing time with the ladies on new gadgets and experiences and the men will share tech tips. Lunch will be on your own.
Friday afternoon we will have a guided tour of the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse and time to walk
through Christy Woods, which should be in full bloom with spring flowers. Friday evening we will have a catered chicken and noodle dinner. Campfire or games and cards will follow.
Join us Saturday morning for biscuits and gravy, and scrambled eggs provided by your Rally Masters. Bring your own drinks and table service. Enjoy the Farmers’ Market at Minnetrista during the    morning and a tour to a local machine shop. Lunch will be on your own. Saturday afternoon we will have a freedom party. Sherry Searles will present Accessories for Hope to raise awareness about the fastest growing crime on the planet, Human Trafficking.  A carry-in dinner is scheduled for Saturday night. Pulled pork will be provided. Bring a dish to share, your table service and drinks. Movie night with popcorn will be held during the evening.
Sunday morning join us for coffee and donuts and devotions with the Cornerstone family.  Safe travels until we meet again.
Rally Masters Jerry and Roberta Covington 765-748-3748                                                         
Rally Masters
Steve and Nancy Ruster 765-744-8174 Assist. Rally Masters

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Hoosier Cruisers May 17-20, 2018

Our rally will be held in the parking lot of the Cornerstone Brethren Church, 9601 S. Cowan Rd., Muncie IN 47302. We will be dry camping, so that means come with full fuel tank, full water tank and empty holding tanks. If you have questions about dry cramping give us a call and we will be glad to give you some pointers. 
We will begin with a soup and salad supper on Thursday evening in the church. Bring your own drink. We will have campfire, weather permitting. There will be  puzzles, games and cards available in the church during the whole weekend. Friday morning will start off with a carry-in breakfast. Bring your table service, drinks and  a dish to share. There will be a business meeting following breakfast and then a  sharing time with the ladies on new gadgets and experiences and the men will share tech tips. Lunch will be on your own. 
Friday afternoon we will have a guided tour of the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse and time to walk through Christy Woods, which should be in full bloom with spring flowers. Friday evening we will have a catered chicken and noodle dinner. Campfire or games and cards will follow. 

Join us Saturday morning for biscuits and gravy, and scrambled eggs provided by your Rally Masters. Bring your own drinks and table service. Enjoy the Farmers’ Market at Minnetrista during the    morning and a tour to a local machine shop.
Lunch will be on your own. Saturday afternoon we will have a freedom party. Sherry Searles will present Accessories for Hope to raise awareness about the fastest growing crime on the planet, Human Trafficking.  A carry-in dinner is scheduled for Saturday night. Pulled pork will be provided. Bring a dish to share, your table service and drinks. Movie night with popcorn will be held during the evening. 
Sunday morning join us for coffee and donuts and devotions with the Cornerstone family.  Safe travels until we meet again. 
Rally Masters Jerry and Roberta Covington 765-748-3748                                                              Asst Rally Masters Steve and Nancy Ruster 765-744-8174 




Friday, February 2, 2018

Thanks for the Cards and Calls

Greg and I want to thank all of you for kind thoughts, prayers, and cards. I am progressing well but, will not know when I will be able to bear weight until I go to the surgeon in late January.  We are looking forward to getting together with you all at the upcoming rallies this summer. 

Thanks, Bettie Wessel


p.s. With an OK from the doctor, Bettie is now walking on both legs with a walker.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

NORTHERN HOOSIER CRUISER CHRISTMAS DINNER



     The Hoosier Cruisers met November 18, 2018, at Mullets in Nappanee, IN.  A  delicious Amish dinner was served to 34 members.  The gift exchange was a fun time.  One of the gifts was a large can of nuts that was a big hit.  The stealing of the nuts was in demand.  The afternoon get-together was fun and enjoyable by all.  Everyone brought some non-perishable items for a local food pantry; The Open Door Pantry.   They were very appreciative of the generosity of the members.  They extended a big "Thank You"
     Those attending were:   Dane & Christina Bailey; Fred & Jane Bingman; Scott & Tami Bruner; Jerry & Roberta Covington; Harry and Connie DeCausemaker; Jack & Janice Dever; Kent & Martha Fites; Jack & Darlene Gebhart; Dean & Beverly Johnson; Jim & Louise Kelly, Steve & Judy Kincaid; Bob & Sandy Miler, Louise Moore & friend; Steve & Nancy Ruster; Larry & Diana Snyder; Doug & Betty Tillman and Jon & Sondra Walker. 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

I'M REGISTERED! ARE YOU!

GLAMARAMA 2018

Can you believe that it isn't Christmas yet and registration for GLAMARAMA 2018 has already begun? Yes, that's right. The first advertisement for the rally scheduled for June 6-10, 2018 in Allegan, Michigan will be published in the January 2018 FMC Magazine. There will be a tear out registration form or if you so desire you can access the registration process on the FMCA.com website. The http://glamaramarally.blogspot.com will also provide a link to the registration page on the FMCA website.

There will be much to see and lots to do at this new venue for the Great Lakes Area annual rally. For those wanting a little excitement there is a zip line across the Kalamazoo River in Allegan. Not 30 minutes away you can experience dune rides. If you want something a little less challenging you will find the historical village located right on the fairground property and admission is free. Those who like wine may wish to attend a winery tour in nearby Paw Paw. For car buffs you will find the car museum both educational and fun.

Be certain to register early if you want 30 amp service.  All sites have water, but the 30 amp sites are limited in quantity.  The majority of the sites at the Allegan Fairground are 50 amp.

What else will you find at the 2018 GLAMARAMA? Lots of vendors and motorhome dealers plus three nights of excellent entertainment, card bingo on Thursday following a free night to promote chapter meetings and activities, a golf outing (additional fee), ladies tea (additional fee), two morning coffee hours, ice cream social, picnic lunch and an all you can eat pancake and sausage breakfast. I'm getting hungry just writing this message. As in past GLAMA rallies there will be a reception for chapter officers and vendors, as well as a dinner for our wonderful volunteers. If you've never volunteered, you really need to get involved. Ask anyone who has volunteered at past rallies and they will tell you how much fun their rally experience was.

Spread the word. GLAMARAMA is back and it is better than ever!

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact GLAMA officers.

National Area VP Les Naylor                        lesn20002000@yahoo.com
GLAMA Senior VP Jim Koenig                    koenig.jim@gmail.com

Vendors should contact Bill Nesbitt, Vendor Chair      419.230.1982  or  glamavendors@wcoil.com


CENTRAL HOOSIER CRUISER CHRISTMAS DINNER

    The Hoosier Cruiser members met at the Ponderosa Steak House in Anderson, IN. December 5th, 2017.
We spent an enjoyable afternoon eating good food and visiting with each other.   Several members had already left for warmer climates.  

    Those attending were: Bill & Judy Asbury, Ron & Linda Busby, Beth Bailey, Jane Clashman, Jerry & Roberta Covington, Jack & Darlene Gebhart, Jerry & Carol Hardacre,  Darrel & Sharon Lane,  Danny Leonard, Don & Lou Ann Orman, Vickie & John Saalwaechter and Mae Stevens.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Great Fun in Batesville!


After all the coaches had been parked, members gathered in the lodge which proved to be invaluable because of the rain.  Supper was served which included “Sloppy Joe” sandwiches, a choice of chips, pickle, and cookies.  Hoosier Cruisers enjoyed eating and taking time to visit.  After the meal the Wessel’s shared pictures of their recent trip to Alaska.  As they told their story about the beauty of the area they also told of their adventures along the roads. Because breakdowns do occur, Greg made orange 2 cones for each coach that can be used if it becomes necessary to stop along the road for emergency repairs.



The next day participants had time to visit Canal Days in Metamora.  What a busy festival.  Lots of booths and crafts.  That evening we had a “carry-in” dinner and as usual no one left hungry. Delicious!!!!  Tilmanns and Boyers provided wood for a campfire which was held at campsite 1. While swapping stories and watching the fire, members were treated to mulled cider a fall favorite.



Saturday morning began with a pancake breakfast prepared by the rally masters and assistant rally master.  Many came back for seconds of the pancakes and sausages.  The rest of the day was spent sightseeing or attending the wine festival at Ertel Winery.  Again there were crafts, wine tasting, hayrides, and rides in a Stanley Steamer automobile.  We all smiled as the steamer chugged around the field puffing steam instead of smoke.  That evening members made "smores" after roasting marshmallows over a fire in the fireplace.  As you can see Richard really enjoyed his sweet dessert.

Sunday was a day of departure, but before leaving attendees enjoyed a variety of donuts, coffee, juice, and milk.  Bettie Wessel closed the rally with devotions focused on the history of the hymn, “Precious Lord Take My Hand”.  By 11:00 a.m. the campground was vacant again and ready for the next visitors.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Great Fun at Tipton

Thanks to the Stoners and Johnsons members had an enjoyable weekend in Tipton.  Their choice of the Tipton County Fairgrounds was a good one.  The campsites were spacious and level.  We also had a meeting room available for the business meeting and meals.

In addition to enjoying the Tipton County Pork Festival, the Rally Masters made arrangements to tour the Kokomo Glass Factory.  What a history factory beginning in 1889.  The factory well known for their quality of glass and it supplies stained glass used in Tiffany windows, lamps, and art.

The Stoners should be complemented on the meals provided which included a breakfast and carry-in dinner.  The food was excellent.

Many thanks go to those members who have served as Rally Masters and Assist. Rally Masters.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

October Rally and Fall Festivals


The October Rally will be held near Batesville and should be a beautiful drive to southern Indiana to enjoy the fall foliage.  Members will have full hook ups at the Indian Lake KOA near Batesville and the club will have use of the club house for our meals.
  The rally masters will provide a light supper on Thursday of Sloppy Joes, chips, and cookies.  Friday will begin with a pancake breakfast where you can see the rally masters flipping pancakes.  Wish them luck.  Saturday evening, fried chicken will be provided with members supplying side dishes.  Everyone knows what good cooks the club has, so it ought to be a great meal.  Donuts will be provided on Sunday and a short devotional service will end the rally.

Some of you may want to know what activities are planned for the rally.  Well…… Members are invited to attend two festivals.
On Friday participants can join in the fun at the wine festival at Ertel Winery where they can enjoy a pork roast, entertainment, and wares by a wide variety of vendors.  Saturday, members can travel to Metamora to enjoy Canal Days.  When visiting Metamora, it is like taking a step back in time to see how the early settlers lived.

Other optional activities include visiting the Milan Museum of sports memorabilia, Weberding’s Carving Shop, and RomWeber Marketplace.

Please mail your registration by September 15th to so that we can hold the 25 sites that we have reserved.  If we have more than 25 the campground will work to accommodate us, but they might not be full hook up sites.

Click here for October Registration 

We are excited about gathering with friends in the fall.
Bettie and Greg

Rally Masters - Bettie and Greg Wessel
Assist. Rally Master - Jane Clashman