Sunday, September 16, 2018

Fort Wayne Fun!

Marcie & Chuck Bayman, and Steve & Judy Kincaid provided a great venue, delicious food, and exciting places to see.  The Hoosier Cruisers gathered at the Allen County Fairgrounds in Fort Wayne. It was great to renew acquaintances and swap "tall tales".

On Friday the day began with a pitch-in breakfast and as usual the food was delicious.  Next we traveled to Sweetwater which distributes music equipment around the world.  The owner began in a VW van and mixed the music of early rock-n-roll artists.

We toured the facility and were entertained by an employee who played a grand piano that cost over $74,000.  He was amazing and so was the piano. As he played it sounded as though there was a whole orchestra playing with him.

The members also participated in drum circle.  The presenter told about the various drums and where they had originated.  Then each Hoosier Cruiser played various types of drums together and what a surprise.....we really sounded pretty good.

That evening we were treated to barbecue ribs or chicken from a local restaurant.  You have heard the old expression, "finger licking good",  well that was the case.

Saturday, began with another carry-in breakfast and then the remainder of the day was spent visiting a variety of events.  Many visited the Johnny Appleseed Festival which is a huge venue for arts and crafts.  Members had the opportunity to purchase one of a kind items.  Jack Devers told members about a car show which included customized cars, classic cars, antique cars, and hotrods. There was something for everyone.

If you were unable to attend you really missed an exciting rally.  Many thanks go the the rally masters and assistant rally masters.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

October Rally Camping Fees Clarification!!!

Please note, the Madison Rally Camping fees are $45 for all three days or $15 per day. Sorry for the confusion.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Fall Fun in Madison Indiana


The Hoosier Cruisers will be meeting in Madison, IN for a great fall rally.  The gathering will take place at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 3852 IN 256, Hanover, IN, on October 11th through the 14th.  We will have water and 30 amp electricity at the campsites.  Dumpsites are also available at the fairgrounds.  The club will have use of a large meeting area for meals, games, a movie, and fellowship.

So…….what is going to happen????  Members will arrive on Thursday and we will travel to a local restaurant for an evening meal.  Upon returning we will gather in the meeting room to catch up on what members have done this summer and will end the day with a movie. 

On Friday, attendees will have an opportunity to take a factory tour.  We guarantee that you will never guess what this factory makes and you will have to attend the rally to find out.  Surprise!!!  Also members will want to take the Madison Trolley which will tour the city of Madison and share details about this historic city. 
The evening meal will be provided including sloppy joe sandwiches, chips, salad, and cookies.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we will enjoy a campfire together.

Saturday will be a relaxing day beginning with a pancake breakfast prepared by the rally masters and assistant rally masters.  After breakfast Hoosier Cruisers will have the day to explore the city, visit wineries, and the quaint downtown shops in Madison.  You will have the freedom to enjoy a lunch at the restaurant of your choice.  The evening meal will be a carry-in with the members providing side dishes.  The meat will be provided by the club.  After supper, all will be invited to participate in “the Great Race Across the United States”.  Who knows who the winners will be????
Donuts and coffee will be provided on Sunday followed with a short devotional service ending the last rally for the 2018 season.  Plan on coming to have a good time.

If you have additional questions please contact:

Bettie & Greg Wessel Rally Masters – 812-341-1048 or 812-341-1156
                gmwessel@hotmail.com
Jack & Darlene Gebhart, Assistant Rally Masters – 765-748-3980
                dkjegebhart@gmail.com

Click October Rally Registration for a printable registration form.


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

..............................................

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.