Wednesday, March 24, 2010

GLASS Pre-Rally at the "Tilmann Ranch"

Doug Tilmann and Dick Shumaker have put together a "Pre-Rally", prior to the GLASS Rally, at the home of Doug, Betty and Dorothy Tilmann beginning on Sunday May 23rd. Their place is located at: 58965 County Road One, Elkhart, IN, 46517 (GPS coordinates - North 41o 38'18.24" West 86o 02'43.31). You can arrive any time you wish on Sunday or, if you wish you may arrive on Monday or Tuesday by prior arrangement.

The location that the Hoosier Cruisers will gather on Wednesday morning of the 26th (to caravan into the GLASS Rally) is a forty minute drive. There is room at the Timanns' to park twenty-five plus coaches so space will be a problem. It will be dry camping so arrive with full fresh water and empty waste water tanks and fuel for your generators. If you need it, you will be able to top off with fresh water when you depart. Also if you feel the need to dump, arrangements have been made for you to dump your waste water at a nearby location if you feel the need to arrive at GLASS "full and empty".

A tour of a nearby RV repair facility is on tap for Monday and an expedition to the Shipshewana Flea Market is scheduled for Tuesday plus whatever the Tilmanns and the Shumakers might dream up in the meantime. The balance of the time will be spent at campfires, Happy Hours, yakking with fellow "Cruisers" and watching the birds tweet and the bunny rabbits hop around the Tilmann joint.

Breakfasts and lunches will be on your own. There will be a pot luck Sunday night so bring a dish to pass. Betty and Janice are conjuring up a "Caldron of Chile" dinner on Monday night so everyone is requested to arrive with a dish of chili to contribute to the "Caldron" and a dessert to share. Tuesday will be a LEO (Let's Eat Out) at a local joint. There is no charge for this "Pre-Rally" nor for any of the scheduled events.

Your RSVP by phone or E-Mail would be greatly appreciated so that parking can be planned.

Contact Information:
Tilmann House 574-295-4321
Doug Cell 574-261-1611
Betty Cell 574-261-1612
Dick Cell 219-229-4825

See you there,
Doug, Dick, Dorothy, Betty and Janice

Thursday, March 4, 2010

National RV Great Lakers Invitation

The National RV Great Lakers have invited the Hoosier Cruisers to participate in their June Rally which will begin June 16th and end June 20th.  It will be held at the Great Darke County Fairgrounds in Greenville, Ohio.  This would be a great time to make new friends and increase your camping network.

The cost will be $15.00 a night for full hook-up.  The National RV Great Lakers are planning a catered dinner on Saturday.  More information will be available as plans are finalized.  Watch your upcoming newsletters and the blog

Southern Vice President Resigns

Floyd Harding has resigned as the Southern Vice President for the Hoosier Cruisers.  The club wishes both Floyd and Pat the very best in the future. 

With the resignation of this position we find that we need to recruit someone to act as Rally Master for the October Rally. 
  • If you have ever thought about the opportunity to participate in the organization and implementation of a rally, contact one of the officers. 
  • If you want to learn about being a Rally Master and want to help, contact an officer.
  • If you have a good idea for an October Rally, contact an officer.
Do you see a reoccuring theme?  Yes, we could use some help in the fall.  Club President Greg Wessel would be willing to talk to anyone interested in helping.  E-mail

Thank you for considering serving in some capacity at the October Rally.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sarasota Dinner

The dinner at Fun 'N Sun was a huge success.  There were 45 members in attendance who had traveled from all over the state of Florida to participate in this gathering.  The club's thanks go to Sandy and Rick Hahn, and Jane and Ernie Clashman for organizing this event which went off without a hitch.  It was great to visit with friends both new and old.  Along with the great fellowship members enjoyed a super seafood luncheon buffet.  If you are in the area next year, make sure that you plan to attend this fun get-together.