Saturday, September 11, 2010


Our club received 12 membership recruitment cards which entitles our club to a Chapter Prize Package.  We could not have done without the support of our members.  A special thanks goes to the Boyers, Lisles and Tilmanns who are our SUPER CLUB BOOSTERS!


Colfax/Frankfort Rally - October 7-10, 2010

The October Rally will be held at:
Broadview Lake Campground
4850 South Broadview Rd., Colfax, IN 46035

From Jct. of I-65 and Hwy 28 (exit 158) go west 2.5 miles on 28 to Hwy 52. Turn left (south) on 52 for 3.1 miles to Broadview.

We will start on Thursday with a 1:00 p.m. tour of the National Cigar Factory in Frankfort for those who can arrive early. It is one of only 5 cigar factories left in the United States.

Friday morning after the pitch-in breakfast, Jane Clashman will be teaching us how to make bookmarks from pull tabs. The same technique can be used for hat bands and other items. Everyone please bring your pop can pull tabs.

We will also be having a swap meet/garage sale Friday morning. Bring all those items you have not used all season and see if someone else would like to haul them around next season. There will be space available for swapping RV related items or selling your handmade crafts or just cleaning out a closet. Maybe you traded coaches and now your tire covers do not fit. You might find someone looking for that very size. Maybe you love to quilt but cannot use 10 quilts in a 1-bedroom RV. Bring it along with a price attached and we will see what happens. Maybe you read a book or built a jigsaw puzzle last winter and would like to trade for a different one for this winter?

Friday afternoon we have optional tours planned. Tech Group (which makes plastic parts such as the cases for ChapStick) factory tour or the Clinton County Historical Museum. You might like to make a quick stop at Zachary’s (formerly Peter Paul Mounds) outlet store. Then we will regroup at Wesley Manor for a brief tour and dinner. The String-A-Longs of Wesley Manor will entertain after dinner.

Saturday after the pitch-in breakfast, we will go to Dull’s Christmas Tree Farm near Mechanicsburg. In addition to Christmas trees, they have a restored barn. After a “Frankfort Hot Dog” roast we will tour the Dorsey Grain Farm where, in addition to corn and beans, they raise giant pumpkins. (Yes, the high school mascot really is a Hot Dog). Saturday night after dinner on your own we will view the stars at Prairie Grass Observatory. A chili supper fund raiser is being held at Camp Cullom, site of the observatory, or several restaurants are available in Frankfort.

Registration Deadline September 25, 2010

Rally Masters: Bruce and Beth Bailey 765-621-5734
Assistant RM’s: Jane and Ernie Clashman 765-617-6708 and
Lowel and Wilma Brown 765-242-3521 (Lowell) 765-242-9242 (Wilma)

Click on the registration to the right to print out a rally registration form.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Great Time at August Rally

The Rally in Clinton was a rousing success. On Saturday there were 25 coaches and 56 people. This included two 1st timers and two guests. Thursday, 30 enjoyed a very good dinner at the Tuscany Steak House in Paris, Ill.
Friday, members were split into two groups and toured Elanco where they developed a micro organism into usable food for farm animals. The other group visited Kleptz's classic and vintage auto and bikes chain saws etc. David Kleptz was able to describe the mechanical aspects of each vehicle and provide history on some.

Friday evening, Lois Ann, served her famous Pork BBQ, slaw, chips and Marybelle's baked beans.

Saturday, some of the ladies drove to Paris to take a quilt tour. Approx 40 drove to the Don Smith complex to view his five barns of race cars vintage auto 500 mile race memorabilia and walls covered with pictures of Larry Bird, AJ Foyt,Tony Hulman and many other dignitaries.

The afternoon many visited Lookout Farm to see how Alpaca's are raised and bred. Very interesting and informative.

Sat evening a catered dinner of Beef Burgundy, green beans, a delicious salad and two kinds of cake for desert.
As you can see there was lots of fun and attendees had a great time!
Information submitted by Duane and Lois Stoner
Photos courtesy of Ernie Clashman