Many thanks go to Rally Masters Penny Johnson, John Saalwaechter, and Margo & Tony Brandenburg, for a great July Rally…….fellowship, campfires, pizza, car shows, and entertainment.
Get ready to vote—the following slate of members has been submitted for consideration to serve as officers in 2022. Election of officers will be held at the September Rally.
President Jack Gebhart
Ex Vice Pres Gary Lewellen
North VP Doug Tilmann
Central VP Susan Krinn
South VP Bettie Wessel
Secretary Peggy Reese
Treasurer Billie Fordeck
Nat'l Director Steve Ruster
Alt Nat'l Director Betty Tilmann
HOOSIER CRUISER’S SEPTEMBER RALLY
Join us for a great time in Portland, Indiana. We have some exciting things planned for you. Thursday is arrival day, so we will have a hotdog meal for you with plenty of time for fellowship. Side dishes are welcome if you would like to bring one.
Friday morning at 10 a.m. we will go to the Levi & Catharine Coffin House and Museum. This was the Grand Central Station for the Underground Railroad. Then we will head out to Fountain Acres Amish Store. It’s a fun place to visit. Friday night at 5:30 supper will be catered by Fisher’s of Portland. A great feast of pulled pork, cole slaw, green beans, cheesy potatoes, and cherry cheesecake delight is planned. This will be held at the Fairgrounds. Bring your own drinks.
Saturday morning we will visit Swiss Village Heritage Museum in Berne. We can stop at the Filling Station on our way back for lunch, snack or drinks. Then Saturday afternoon we will visit the Portland Museum of Soldiers. Dinner on your own. We have a Bingo game planned for Saturday night.
Sunday is Donuts and Devotions and goodbyes.
Rally Masters - Phil and Nancy Wilcox and Richard and Linda Wible We will have a time and detailed schedule for you on arrival.
The Covingtons, and Ruster joined the Tilmanns in the Walmart parking lot before heading out for Gillette. Jerry Covington and Steve Ruster will again be serving on the parking crew. The Boyers are attending and Ross is representing the club as the National Director. Others attending are Dane Bailey, Fordecks, Lewises, and Hardacres, so the club is well represented at the Internation Rally.
The rally began on Wednesday with members gathering at the Rally Master’s site. After welcoming everyone those attending were treated to “Walking Tacos”.Thursday began with an excellent breakfast of biscuits, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, juice, and coffee. Yum! Then we drove to the Huber Winery and Distillery for a tour and tasting. The 7th generation of Hubers are running the fruit farm and vineyard. They have been in business since 1843 when Simon Huber began farming in southern Indiana.
Saturday we toured Schmipff’s Confectionery. It opened its doors in 1891 by Gustav Schmipff and has continued at the same location. We got to see them make lemon drops using some machinery from the 1900’s. The drops were delicious. The day ended at Cluckers where we had chicken strips, French fries, salads, and pie. After the meal a business meeting was held.
The rally ended on Sunday with devotions by Melanie Boyer and singing lead by Dane Bailey. Great way to end the rally.
Hoosier Cruisers Rally May 12-16, 2021
Charlestown State Park Campground
We are all ready for spring which we hope is just around the corner. Our May Rally will be held at Charlestown State Park campground on May12-16, 2021. Everyone will have to make their own reservations by calling 812-256-5600 or by going online at email@example.com. We will be camping in the Mulberry Loop and rally masters will be on sites #121 and #122. There are a few sites left in the full hook up section and plenty of sites in 50 amp electric only section.
We will start off on Wednesday evening with a meet and greet followed by walking tacos for supper. Thursday morning your rally masters will provide breakfast of biscuits and gravy. We will spend the afternoon at Huber Winery. There are many activities going on such as farmers market, tractor rides, ice cream parlor and the Starlight Cafe. We will be able to take a tour and have a wine tasting for $15.00 per person. There are about 15 stairs to get down to the wine cellar so be aware if you feel mobility would be an issue. Supper will be on your own.
Saturday we will tour (free) Schimpff’s Confectionery which has been making candy for 128 years. The delightful couple who own the store will explain some of the ins and outs for candy making and how it has been done for many years. There also will be opportunities to tour the Howard Steamboat Museum ($8), the Vintage Fire Museum ($5), walk across the Ohio River on the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge (free) and shop. We will have a dinner (cost $15 per person) and business meeting on Saturday evening but details are still being worked out.
We will bid farewell after donuts and devotions on Sunday morning. The rally masters are looking forward to a fun filled weekend. We are still having to work around the covid restrictions but hopefully some of those will be lifted by May. One activity we are hoping to include is a tour of the Amazon fulfillment center but at this time they are not doing tours because of covid. If it changes we will put it into our plan. We need registrations back by 4/22/21.
Please join us as it has been long winter. If you have questions contact us. Jerry and Roberta Covington 765-748-3747 firstname.lastname@example.org Greg and Bettie Wessel 812-341-1156 email@example.com
Check your Hoosier Cruisers Newsletter for registration and waiver form.
The club wishes Alan a speedy recovery.
Fellow Hoosier Cruisers,
With the pandemic seemingly fading and things returning to normal, we are more comfortable meeting and are able to enjoy our rallies without masks....finally!! Many of our group are enjoying the week at Glamarama in Allegan, MI. Unfortunately Darlene and I were not able to attend. Sometimes life gets in the way. We are looking forward to our July Rally at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds in Auburn, IN. Here's hoping for fair weather and a good turnout for all of our upcoming rallies.
Look forward to seeing everyone next month. Stay well and drive safely.
President, Hoosier Cruisers
Cell: 765-748-3980 or 765-744-6744
Due to COVID-19 addition events will be posted as scheduled.