On the Level August 2014

ON THE LEVEL

MIDWEST COACHMEN
NEWSLETTER
AUGUST, 2014

President’s Message:
I am reminded that some of the core values expressed by our club include meeting interesting people, forming lasting friendships, visiting interesting places, and creating lasting memories.

If you have been unable to attend one of the four MWC rallies so far this year, you are truly missing out on the benefits of membership. Chapter membership is considered one of the most rewarding benefits of membership in FMCA. As Charlie Adcock, FMCA President promotes, “It’s all about having fun.”

This is to remind you that there are three more rallies planned for the year. And you still have an opportunity to join with us at the last two. The August rally, hosted by Ray Taylor at Tall Timbers in Port Clinton is at capacity, but you can still join us at the Seneca County Fairgrounds in Tiffin on September 11 – 14 or at Geneva on the Lake, Indian Creeek Camping Resort on October 9 – 12, hosted by the Kolbes.

Come on out and meet new friends, visit new places and create lasting memories that you won’t forget.

Some of the highlights of our July rally at Richland County Fairgrounds included:

. The welcoming of Larry and Donny Gordon, guests of the Bogarts, from Texas.  They are members of the South Renegades Chapter of FMCA.

. The receiving of a donation, from Mary Fowler, of a wireless audio system for use by the Club for its meetings.

. The completion of the installation of a brick in Tim Fowler’s memory at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkart, Indiana.

. A discussion on MWC identification tags to be available to the club membership for placement on coaches.

. The election of Penny Rowley as a temporary delegate to represent MWC at the Remond, Oregon, FMCA rally in August.

. The establishment of a Midwest/Knights 59th anniversary fund to track the revenues and expenses for our 50th year celebration in May, 2015.

. Heard a report on Glamarama 2014 and plans for the 2015 rally, on June 3 – 7, back in Goshen, Indiana, and in Lima, Ohio.

. Learned that rally masters are still needed to host rallies in 2015. Please contact Steve Juliano if you have ideas on a special campground or activity taking place in 2015.

. Those attending enjoyed a special treat with a luncheon at the Gottfried’s cottage at Holiday Lakes in Willard, Ohio. The groups went for a pontoon boat ride around the lake with the help of neighbors Harry and Charlies and their pontoon boats.
Fun was had by all at the leisure activity.

. We also visited the Shiloh Fireman’s Ox Roast for lunch and toured the Amish countryside.

Please plan on joining us at one of next rallies. You won’t be disappointed. Pres. Ken

HOW ABOUT UPDATES TO OUR 2014 RALLY SCHEDULE

The August Rally at Tall Timbers Campground in Port Clinton, Ohio on August 20. This rally is a “first come/first camped” policy due to an air show being held in Pt. Clinton that same weekend. Only the first 30 to register will be accommodated. (Sorry) You need to contact Ray Taylor at 419-355-3673 or 419-332-8668 to reserve a site.

The September 11-13, 2014 rally location is the Seneca County Fairgrounds in Tiffin, Ohio. Larry and Brenda Baker are hosting this rally. A tenative rally schedule can be found elsewhere in this newsletter.

All officers of MWC are open for election at our annual meeting in September this year. If you are interested in running for an office, please contact our Nomination Committee members Ray Taylor, Pat Bisson, and Dave Gottfried to express your desire to serve. All terms will start January 1, 2015

Please check out our new website at MIDWESTCOACHMEN.COM. Lynda Kiliany has worked hard to address the issues of accessibility and passwords etc. expressed by our membership. It’s a great looking site with current information, rally schedules and other info for our members.
You do not need a password to log on. Try it and you will be surprised! Thanks Lynda for all those sleepless nights and frustrating issues.

We are also on FACEBOOK and Ty Kolbe has created a site for FMCA members only. This is an interactive site where you can post news, pictures and info for members only. You need to be invited to utilize this site. Contact Ty for more info.

RECYCLE PLACARDS

For those members who have given up their coaches – Ray Taylor will refurbish the name/coach placard for use by another member. If you are interested, give him a call.

OUR 50TH ANNIVERSAY

If you have contact with some of our former members, please let Ken know. We would like the celebration in 2015 to be a great fun party with many memories.
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