Presidents Message

Midwest Coachmen
Winter, 2014

Wow!! It was 22 degrees Saturday night and I hadn’t thought about winterizing the RV yet, since someone in the family still wanted to make a year-end camping trip to Harrison Lake State Park. Needless to say, the next day Ty Kolbe and I decided that it was time to drain the water systems and add antifreeze to the lines of our coaches and get them ready for storage, to the dismay of our spouses.

If you attended the October rally at Geneva on the Lake, you had an enjoyable weekend thanks to our hosts, Ty and Terrye Kolbe, and co-hosts, Dick and Pat Christianson. The Covered Bridges and Wineries tours and festival were a magnificent ending to a year full of rallies, camping and friends.

A MWC, Wii bowling tournament was held with Sandy Baxter winning the championship and trophy. Our first outdoor/indoor movie night had us watching “The Monuments Men” with snacks and refreshments. A catered breakfast and an Italian dinner highlighted a great fall weekend.

The last two rallies of the year brought eight new members to our group and we were happy to welcome them to MWC. Joining us in September at the Tiffin rally were Don and Deb Sekorky from Seville, OH. They also joined us at the October rally where we welcomed Ed and Donna Malee, from North Ridgeville, Don and Sandy Moyer, from Eastlake, Ohio and Joe “Diesel” and Gail Swartz, from Avon Lake, Ohio. (Don’t forget to ask me how Joe got that middle name).

Planning continues for our 50th anniversary celebration with the Michigan Knights next May, 2015. Registrations are coming in slowly as are orders for the anniversary polo shirts. So far, about 20 shirts have been ordered. Four FMCA officer registrations have been received and several more are expected to attend, including Charlie Adcock, President and Jane Roush, GLAMA, President. If you haven’t sent in your registration, please think about it and consider sending it in early, as it helps in our planning efforts that will go on through this winter. If you are unable to send it in now, please advise of your intent to attend. We need to have a count for planning purposes.

I have been conversing with Charlie Owens, MWC’s first President back in 1965, and he and his wife Jean are planning to attend the celebration. I am attempting to get the early years information from him to be able to put a power point presentation together for the 50th rally. (A winter Project).

Steve Juliano, rally coordinator, informs me that the rallies for 2015 are in the works and a listing should be available at the December 6, Christmas Dinner at Der Dutchman restaurant.

You should be seeing a flyer from Allan and Sharon Jackson, hosts for this dinner, with registrations and detailed information in this newsletter or a separate communication. We hope that you will be able to join with us and meet some of our newest members.

Please keep well and safe, and for those snowbirds headed South or West, remember us who brave the winters for some dumb reason or another.

Pres. Ken

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