Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Northern Hoosier Cruisers Christmas Party

NORTHERN  HOOSIER  CRUISERS  
CHRISTMAS  PARTY

WHEN:             November 10, 2018
TIME:               1:00 PM (EASTERN TIME)  -  12 NOON (CENTRAL TIME)
WHERE:            MULLET’S DINING, 72280 COUNTY RD 100 N NAPPANEE, IN  46550
COST:               $17.75 per person
(includes: family style Amish dinner with all the fixings, drinks, tax & tip)

RSVP:  PLEASE RESPOND NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 27, 2018
Make checks payable to:
Beverly Johnson 5024 E Lincoln Hwy,  Merrillville,   IN   46410
Email:   bjrose1963@aol.com

Phone:   219-718-5260

Christmas Gift Exchange:   each person please bring a gift and indicate who the gift is for male or female gift – PRICE RANGE FROM $5.00 to $10.00
Food Bank Donation:  Please bring non-perishable food items.   These items will be donated to a locale food bank.
Location:   2.5 Miles West of Nappanee on U.S. 6,  North on County Rd 100.  It is the first farm on the right.
                                     RESPOND NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 27, 2018 

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Great Rally in Historic Madison IN

Hoosier Cruisers gathered at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds near Madison, IN.  Coaches arrived on Thursday and after setting up members had a delicious dinner at The Pines.  All agreed that it was one of the best buffets they had eaten.

Friday was a busy day beginning with a tour of the Royer Corp.  They are known for their swizzle sticks, but they also produce many other small plastic items and sell to many large companies including Disney, Amazon, and casinos.  We were shown the process for developing a new product from design to production. Fascinating!

Then the group was treated to a tour of historic Madison on a trolley.  The driver shared many interesting facts and stories about Madison.  Walking down the streets of Madison is like stepping back in time.  The architecture has been maintained from the 1900"s and the gardens are beautiful year round.  The day ended with a meal of  "Sloppy Joe" sandwiches, chips, and cookies which had been prepared and served by Bettie Wessel and Darlene Gebhart.

The next morning the Greg Wessel and Jack Gebhart flipped pancakes until everyone was full.  Beginning with a hardy breakfast of sausages and pancakes, everyone was ready for a day of fun.
Some members shopped, others visited historic sites, while still others tried the local wineries.  The city also had a festival called, "Soup, Stew, and Brew" which added to the opportunities available during the rally.  The day ended with a carry-in dinner and a huge board game which brought about much laughter.  Winners were treated with certificates for a "candle light dinner", VIP parking,  a portable RV dishwasher, and a weeks worth of cookies.  This ended a day of fun and laughter.

Sunday was the last day of the rally which included a breakfast of donuts, juice, and coffee.  Following breakfast Sandra Ashton had devotions which focused on the hymn "Nearer My God to Thee".  It was a moving explanation of how the hymn has impacted the lives of many people.

And, luckily the rains held off and everyone was able to leave the fairgrounds for a safe trip home.

The new calendar for the club is being developed for next year's rallies and events.  Make sure that you follow the news and mark your calendars.  You won't want to miss out on next year's club activities.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Hoosier Cruiser Christmas Dinner

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Central Hoosier Cruiser Christmas Dinner

                                PONDERSOA  STEAKHOUSE
                                5009 South Scatterfield Road
                               Anderson, IN  46013
                                Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
                                         2:00 pm  


                       Pondersoa Steakhouse is north of the Golden Corral and I-69.     The Pondersoa Steakhouse moved  further south to this new location this past year and is doing quite well.  a little change from Golden Corral.
                     If we sign in at 2:00pm, or after,  we will get the senior discount. this  includes a free drink.  $8.99   plus gratuity.     If you arrive early , be sure to tell them that you are with the Hoosier Cruisers and want the senior discount
           We do have  a private section.    See you there.

            Jane C.

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.