T h e f l e e T w o o d f ly e r The newsletter for those, always on the go! fINAl yeAr To Be oNe of CeleBrATIoN The Board of Governors, upon recommendation from the Council of Presidents, voted to begin the process of dissolution to be completed March 31, 2010, following the Winter Rendezvous at Yuba City, California. PlAN for dISSolUTIoN of fleeTwood TrAVelCAde ClUB foUr CorNerS fUN Adopted by the Board of Governors at the Winter Rendezvous, Urbanna, Virginia of May 1, 2009. MCGee PArK PREAMBLE: It is with great regret that the Board accepts the recommendation of the Council of Presidents and adopts this Plan for Dissolution of Fleetwood Travelcade Club. farmington, New Mexico FINDINGS: The Board finds that declining membership makes it impossible for the Club to sustain its corporate purposes: To provide its members a program of recreation through September 30 - october 5, the sponsorship of rallies, trips and tours. The members of the Club after having been given 2009 – Marble Ann Borchardt – notice of declining membership and finances, and meetings of Club Regional Units held in accordance with Governing Procedures of the Club, have voted pursuant to Bylaws Article rendezvous director XII-Dissolution, to recommend the Board effect dissolution of the Club. email@example.com PlAN for dISSolUTIoN: Farmington is located in the 1. Dissolution of the Club is to be completed by March 31, 2010, or as soon thereafter as Northwest corner of New Mexico dissolution can be made effective. and is surrounded by magnificent 2. The Rendezvous’ scheduled for Farmington, NM and Yuba City, CA shall proceed as scenery and ancient history. We scheduled. have several tours scheduled to visit 3. No Club international dues shall be collected for 2010. the ruins of the Ancestral Puebloans. These were thriving cities thousands 4. The Club’s newsletter, The Fleetwood Flyer will continue to be published through of years before Coronado arrived in approximately February 2010. 1540 looking for the fabled cities 5. Carol Davis will remain International Executive Secretary through dissolution. Her of gold. annual pay for work performed in 2010 will be prorated and she will be paid for the months worked. This Rendezvous will have few 6. The Club will cease to accept new members after May 4, 2009. meetings and will be filled with fun, food and lots of fellowship. 7. Notice of this Plan for Dissolution will be given to Club members by means of The We have planned a pot luck and Fleetwood Flyer. (The Fleetwood Flyer including Unit News will be mailed to every recipe exchange, card bingo. Joker member for the time remaining.) tournament, an afternoon of fun 8. The Club Treasurer shall file final tax returns as required by law. games and lots of social time. 9. The International President and Executive Secretary shall provide for filing of Articles Ginny McPherren is in charge of the of Dissolution as required by Nebraska law. entertainment for the last night. She 10. Personal property required for the conduct of a rendezvous, such as two-way radios, wants everyone to start working on flags, flag poles and coffee pots will be offered for sale at the Club’s final rendezvous their special talents and I hope that in Yuba City, CA. All other items of personal property will be offered for sale at everyone Ginny contacts for this the rendezvous’ in Farmington, NM and Yuba City, CA. Any items not sold will be special fun event will give her a disposed of at the discretion of the International President. All funds received will be YES answer. transferred to the Club general fund. We will be giving away six $100 11. At the close of the Yuba City Rendezvous all Club expenses will be paid. All money remaining after the payment of Club expenses shall be donated in equal amounts to fuel cards from Flying J as an added the charities recommended by the Council of Presidents: The Gideon’s International, incentive for your attendance. Each Wounded Warrior Project and Shriner Hospital. member will receive one chance by just attending but you’ll have to earn those extra chances by participating in scheduled events. Fl e e t w o o d Tra v e l ca d e C l u b N e w s l e t t e r • Vo l u m e 4 3 • I ss u e 3 , J u n e, 2 0 0 9 Continued on Page 2 The official newsletter of the Fleetwood Travelcade Club Confidence feels good. There’s no feeling like knowing your Lifestyle is covered. At Farm & City Insurance Services we’re passionate about providing the right coverage for your specific needs. Contact Farm & City Insurance Services, your independent agent for better coverage and lower rates. 1-800-331-1520 www.rvadvantage.com foUr CorNerS fUN MCGee PArK farmington, New Mexico September 30 - october 5, 2009 TrAVelCAde dIreCTorS rePorT harry & lee Peel – Travelcade directors firstname.lastname@example.org Continued from Page 1 Husband and wife can each earn chances The rendezvous in Urbanna has gone into history and, just as at the rendezvous, I for participation so, of course, the more don’t have much to report. It seems as though the last travelcade for our club has you earn the better your odds of winning been run. That, of course, was the Natchez Trace Travelcade and from all reports are. The drawing for these special it was a very successful and well run travelcade. prizes will be held the last night of the Rendezvous. It’s too bad there will be no more stateside travelcades because there are a lot of friendships within this club that were formed on travelcades! Remember that our Rendezvous’ are now open to our Buddies. We encourage all of Once the Mediterranean Cruise is finished in June, there appear to be no more our Buddies to attend and join us in our overseas travelcades being run while the club is still in existence. The Germany celebration of our wonderful club. Let us Trip and the Passion Play will be run after the club has closed its doors next celebrate our memories of all the good March. Woe is us! times and of our friends from all over the There is the germ of an idea for a Rolling Rally following part of the old route United States and Canada. 66, probably beginning somewhere around St Louis, MO., and will lead into the We are working hard to give everyone a Farmington Rendezvous. If you aren’t familiar with this type of rally, it lets you party to remember. get on or off the trip anywhere along the route so you can spend a few days or do LET THE CELEBRATION BEGIN!!!! the whole thing. Watch for details in The Fleetwood Flyer and on the website. See page 11 for Pre-Registration Form 2 Fl e e t w o o d Tra v e l ca d e C l u b TrAVelCAde S PASSION PLAY CoNdeNSed BoArd MINUTeS OBERGAMMERGAU, GERMANY (Open now for FTC members, UrBANNA, VIrGINIA family and friends) May 12-22, 2010 (New Dates) May 1, 2009 (See new itinerary on page 6) Leaders: Pres. Plunkett called the Board meeting to order at 3:35 p.m. May 1, 2009 at Bill & Shirley McNaney Urbanna, Virginia. Invocation given by Chaplain Wood and Pledge led by 2nd VP, Stallings. Six governors and three proxies represented 9 regions. Board Registrations are made by mail Minutes from Columbia were approved as posted. Agenda was approved. Pres. using the Travelcade Registration Plunkett introduced the International officers, governors and international past presidents. form found in the back of the Directory or on the website and Pres. Plunkett was very pleased to have everyone attend and pleased with the a check made payable to the vote. Burdell Borchardt, 1st Vice had no report. Mike Stallings, 2nd Vice had no report. Billy Wood reported Council of Presidents met, and reported the passing FLEETWOOD TRAVELCADE CLUB of the dissolution of the club. Also, the dispersing of the monies left equally to: for the per person registration Gideon’s International, Wounded Warriors Association and the Shriners Hospital. fee indicated in the newsletter. The Board of Governors supported this decision. Registrations should be sent to Carol Davis reported membership at 440. Steve Bancroft, treasurer, was not the Travelcade Director, Harry present, but Pres. Plunkett read a statement from him recommending dissolution Peel, 100 Lakeforest Drive, of the club. Security, Gene Blase, had no report. Registration, Ron Gossard & Greer, SC 29651. Louise, reported a total of 87 units. Travelcade Directors, Harry Peel & Lee had no report. Chaplain, Billy Wood, reported the Sunday church offering being . given to the “Gideon’s International” Merchandise, Rudy & Louise Teagarden reported many items available to be sold discounted. Manuals, Sherry Paskey, was absent. Historian, Lee Peel, reported albums of pictures to be taken and others to view only. Rendezvous Directors, Pete & Alice Pizzano reported a successful Rendezvous. Commercial Coordinator, Sam Whitaker, was not present. Committee Reports: By-Laws Committee, Mike Sexton, had no report. Finance Committee, Mike Stallings, had no report. Audit Committee, no report. Election Committee, Carol Davis, no report. Club Webmaster, Carol Davis reporting for Mike Jones the new membership directory will be available on the Web at the end of this Rendezvous. Contact Carol Davis for the password. New Business: Jerry Drum installed the incoming Chairman Council of Presidents, Vice Chairman, Council of Presidents, Governors, and International Officers for 2009. The budget for 2009 was presented and approved. The expenses incurred by Gale Hubert in preparation for being International Secretary were approved. Carol Davis will continue until dissolution. The Executive Secretary’s contract was approved. Pres. Plunkett’s expenses were approved. Mike Stallings’ expenses for the Flag ceremony and delivery of the Flags to Farmington were approved. Closing comments by the International president, Harvey Plunkett, were made and a resolution of appreciation was presented to Pete & Alice Pizzano for an excellent rendezvous. President Plunkett congratulated the First Timers for attending and helping with prize distribution as he declared them “graduated” . Resolution was presented by Mike Stallings 2nd Vice President. Meeting was adjourned by Harvey Plunkett, International President, at 12:15 p.m. 3 froM yoUr SeCre TAry Carol davis fINAl JoUrNeyS email@example.com Our Sympathies are extended to the family and friends of the following: As I write this rendezvous’ in Farmington, NM and Aubrey Adams #11662 MS, 25 year article, we are still on Yuba City, CA. former member, March 21, 2009. t h e road from the Winter/Spring The 2009 Membership Directory is now on He served as Unit President in 1989, Rendezvous in Urbanna, VA where the website. The User Name and Password 1990 and 2006 and as Regional we, once again enjoyed fun, food and were given out at the rendezvous. You Governor in 1992-93 and 2000-01. fellowship with our long time and new should receive this information from friends. We are seeing places that we Ruth Chance #14426 FL, 8 year your Unit Secretary either by telephone have not seen before in West Virginia and former member, March 23, 2009. or mailing. If you have not received it Kentucky. It was bittersweet as we began by the time you read this issue of The Steve Galloway #22617 CA, a 5 year to realize that we may not see some of Fleetwood Flyer you can call your Unit member, September 15, 2008. those friends again. Secretary or myself and we will give it to Harley Grimm #13451 TX, a 22 year As you read this issue of The Fleetwood you over the telephone. Also if you give member, April 2, 2009. Flyer you will see that the decisions made it out to other members, please do so Weston Lemmerman #24145 IA, a at this rendezvous marks an end to the by telephone or mail and let me know 5 year member, February 2, 2009. Fleetwood Travelcade Club. Everyone who you have given it to so we can make that we talked to has hopes of finding a every effort to see that everyone who Kathryn Mcneil #12393 MI, a 25 y way of “getting together” in the future. wants the information gets it. ear member, February 22, 2009. We are looking forward to a great time Until we meet again, have a wonderful Evelyn Osborn #1523 TX, 41 year and seeing many of you at the final two time seeing this great country of ours. former member, April 20, 2009. Mike Reynolds #14050 MI, 16 year former member, March 27, 2009. Gerrit Vogelaar #3493 MI, 40 year former member, March 22, 2009. welCoMe To The followING Mary Williamson #17483 TX, a 3 year former member April, 2009. New MeMBerS (#2467 7-#24680) WELCOME! Total Membership (5/10/09) 4 40 BERGHOFER, Ronald & Betty #24678 OR NELSON, Donald & Yvette #24679 AZ GoldeN & GoldeN PETERSON, Myrna PlUS ANNIVerSArIeS #24677 OR Congratulations to the following who are celebrating 50 or more years of marriage. SEEHORST, Gustave & Donna #24680 PA Bert & Norma Shafer #15298 IL, 57 years June 29, 2009 Thanks to the following for referring the above new members: Jack & Theresa Turpin #14348 CA Website 4 Pre SIdeNTS Me SSAGe Burdell Borchardt – International Pre sident lazyb@worldnet .att .net Yes, it’s true, our club is in dissolution and I will be the last Let us make these last months a celebration of our wonderful International President to serve. Our membership has fallen Club. Let us remember and celebrate our memories of all the to the point where we cannot continue and with Fleetwood good times we have had and the great friends we have in bankruptcy it is the only logical direction to take. Will we made over the years. We will honor our Club by having fade quietly away? I certainly hope not. I promise to do , Rendezvous’ Rallies and even our luncheons filled with everything possible to help the units continue on without fun and a party atmosphere. the International Club. As I have said before, it is not the Mable Ann and I are privileged to serve as your President rigs we own that has kept us together, it is the people. and we promise to maintain the dignity of the Club I encourage all Units to continue on and to and to do all we can to help the units in any grow by taking in new members and maybe way possible. from the ashes of this club we can rise again, minus some of the baggage we now have. My motto for the coming year is “Let the celebration begin!” 5 oBerAMMerGAU & TUSCAN TreA SUre S ToUr May 12-22, 2010 with Bill & Shirley McNaney DAY 1, WED, MAY 12 USA/ROME DAY 6 , MON, MAY 17 FLORENCE/PRATO Departure from the USA on our transatlantic jet. (meals aloft) Today we enjoy the best of Florence, featuring a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts, home to a fine collection of Michelangelo DAY 2, THU, MAY 13 ARRIVE ROME sculptures, including the original David. There also is a Pieta and We arrive in Rome this morning and are met by our coach and an incomplete St. Matthew. We also visit the Santa Croce Church, driver. We travel into the heart of Rome and see the Colosseum, which contains the tombs of Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo begun about AD 72, and the best-known structure remaining and others. We return to Prato for overnight. (B) from ancient Rome. It was capable of holding more than 50,000 to view gladiatorial contests, hunts, mock naval battles and perhaps DAY 7, TUE, MAY 18 PISA/LUCCA/VENICE Christian sacrifices. Many of the materials from this magnificent We travel to the ancient maritime Republic of Pisa, where edifice were later used in the construction of various churches we find the Piazza Dei Miracoli, the Duomo Cathedral and its and palaces. The numerous sites nearby include the Church of historic Baptistry, and the famous Leaning Tower. We continue St. Peter in Chains containing Michelangelo’s statue Moses, the this afternoon to Lucca, where its Renaissance-era city walls Roman Gladiator School, the IV Century Arch of Constantine, remain intact, even though the city has expanded beyond their and the Church of San Clemente. We check in to our hotel, where original boundaries. Home to an annual summertime music dinner is included this evening. (meals aloft, D) festival, Lucca also offers striking sights such as the ancient Roman amphitheater, the Church of San Michele in Foro, and DAY 3, FRI, MAY 14 ROME the picturesque palace and gardens of Palazzo Pfanner. Our This morning we have a guided tour of the Vatican, including the destination this evening is the enchanting canal-laden city of Basilica of St. Peter, the largest church in the world and said to be Venice (Mestre) for dinner and overnight. (B,D) buried over the tomb of the crucified saint; the Museums, one of the most renowned and famous cultural institutions of the Holy DAY 8, WED, MAY 19 VENICE/INNSBRUCK/OBERAMMERGAU See, known all over the world for its masterpieces that have been After breakfast at the hotel, we have a morning guided tour commissioned, collected and preserved in time by the Roman of this great city. Take in the energy of St. Mark’s Square and Pontiffs; and the epic Sistine Chapel, over which Michelangelo admire Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Cathedral, the Bridge of Sighs, labored for four years, and which has been restored to its original and the Clock Tower. We travel north among the jagged peaks of glory. We continue touring this afternoon in Rome, visiting the the Dolomites and across the border into Austria. We stop in the Catacombs, early Christian burial sites outside of Rome’s ancient university town of Innsbruck and see the “Golden Roof,” the Court city walls, which later became a pilgrimage destination. (B) Church, the Triumphal Arch built by Maria Theresa and St. Anne’s Column. Continuing through pristine Bavarian countryside and DAY 4, SAT, MAY 15 ROME quaint villages, we arrive this evening in Oberammergau. (B,D) Today we visit the Forum, which served as the center of political life and commerce in ancient Rome; and the prison of Sts. Peter DAY 9, THU, MAY 20 OBERAMMERGAU and Paul (the Mamertine). Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure This morning is at leisure in Oberammergau. Explore this quaint to explore Rome’s shopping and tourist center around Via Veneto, village, renowned since the 12th century as a woodcarving center. Piazza del Popolo, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and Following lunch, take your seat for the memorable opening act of other well-known sites. (B) the Passion Play, being performed for the 41st time in 2010. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant during a break between acts, and DAY 5, SUN, MAY 16 ASSISI/PERUGIA/SAN GIMIGNANO/PRATO then return to the theater for the Play’s thrilling conclusion this Today we travel to Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis. We see the city’s evening. Overnight in the Oberammergau area. (B,L,D) basilicas including the San Francesco Basilica, consisting of two churches surmounting a crypt. In the upper basilica are Giotto’s DAY 10, FRI, MAY 21 OBERAMMERGAU/LIECHTENSTEIN/ZURICH magnificent frescoes, showing 28 scenes from the life of St. We depart Oberammergau this morning and drive through the Francis in imaginative detail. The lower church contains frescoes imposing Alps to the tiny principality of Liechtenstein, where we by Simone Martini, Cimabue and Pietro Lorenzetti. The tomb of pause to view Vaduz Castle. We continue through the picturesque St. Francis is in the crypt. We also visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Swiss countryside to Zurich, the country’s largest city and one of degli Angeli Church and its Porziuncola Chapel, where Francis the world’s most important financial capitals. We proceed to our came to understand his vocation clearly and thus began the hotel near the airport for dinner and overnight. (B,D) Franciscan movement. We pass through medieval Perugia, the historic capital of Umbria, where we view the Etruscan gate. We DAY 11, SAT, MAY 22 ZURICH/USA also visit San Gimignano, one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Italy. This walled city once had 72 towers, 14 of which are Morning transfer to the airport for our return flight to the USA. still standing, affording spectacular views of the Tuscan vineyards (B,meals aloft) and olive grove plantations below. We continue to the nearby All itineraries are subject to change, pending final confirmation of Tuscan city of Prato, Italy’s third-largest city (behind Rome and Oberammergau tickets, rates, and services. Florence) and home to many cultural monuments and museums, for dinner and overnight. (B,D) See pages 12-13 for Tour Conditions 6 oBerAMMerGAU & TUSCAN TreA SUre S ToUr May 12-22, 2010 enrollment form 7 CoMPUTer ClUB Special Interest Groups Are you ready for Microsoft® Vista, Well then how about Microsoft® 7 By Jack erne st Now that many have shifted to Vista®, Microsoft is releasing For those members wanting to convert your old reel-to-reel the beta versions of 7. While not much has been published tapes, records and other recorded music to CD’S there are regarding this new operating system it is claimed that 7 will several products that can be used. Xitel import device is one solve some of the problems people have experienced using that can be used. 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(Of the four travelcades listed games for small fries and perhaps 11-13 for the balance of the year, the one which June 1999 – 10 years ago year olds. stand out in the writers mind was Wild, Membership is the Number One concern Pictures of Avioners gathered at Wonderful WV lead by yours truly and by Look to the Future Committee. Wheatley, Ontario for a Smelt-Dip Get- spouse (Harry & Lee Peel). Membership; the acquisition of new Together were shown with children and members and retention of existing adults walking in water to gather fish June 1959 – 50 years ago members is the #1 challenge of the Avion and it was c-c-old! What did the Travelcade News look Travelcade Club. The Committee was There were 5 Travelcades, Tours and a like? It contained 4 pages 8 ½ x11. As appointed at the Perry, GA rendezvous Cruise listed to for 1969. there were no organized units in 1959, to try to find answers to the perennial it contained detailed stories of trips and problem. May 1979 – 30 years ago travelcades, some good pictures and The President, Jack Ernest, in his column articles of forthcoming activities. (This asked “What can YOU do to recruit new Headlines of the Travelcade News claimed information was written by the historian members.” 10,000 and More. WA unit had #9999, MI in 1979) had #10001 but KS was the state with New members #16852-16864 were member #10000.going to Beverly & Ruth Hodges from Wichita. June 1969 – 40 years ago listed. (Wonder how many of them are still members?) Great Lakes Tour, Rocky Mountain Tour Tours and Travelcades listed 9 with 3 and Black Hills Tour were promoted with completely filled. information for each during the summer New members listed 45 with CA and WA months of 1969. units each increasing by 5. There were 33 Candid Camera visited the Unit Spring units reporting on their members and reNdezVoUS Rallies and pictures were shown of OK activities. with all past presidents, Mid-States Unit men at the Bull Session in TN at Crump May 1989 – 20 years ago The Summer Rendezvous is to be held in York, PA, June 18-25. Specific directions with 298 trailers and 79 people present, NC with mothers watching over the next generation of Avioners on the beach, WI SChedUle were given so you didn’t have to use the presenting plaques to past president and downtown streets. IL showing members at church service in the civic center. 2009 The Directory for 1989 will be delayed till late June or early July due to SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 5 hospitalization and four surgeries June 1979 – 30 years ago FALL of the Executive Secretary’s husband. The Summer Rendezvous is to be held in San Juan County Fairgrounds, New members listed #13966-13990 and Hamburg, NY, July 8-15 with 400 trailers travelcades listed eight with one filled. McGee Park, Farmington, NM, expected. The Town of Hamburg and others proclaimed this “Avion Travelcade Mable Ann Borchardt Governor of Mid-Atlantic Region was Ollin Morris, #371 and he and Thelma Week” . (208) 890-0381 are the Winter Rendezvous directors. The Tour of the British Isles had to be firstname.lastname@example.org Chairman of the Council of Presidents canceled as only 17 were signed up and was Carl Spanyer, #11703. 40 was the number needed. 2010 There were three 50 year anniversaries MARCH 1-7 WINTER May 1999 – 10 years ago listed. Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds, Yuba City, The summer rendezvous is to be held in CA, Mike & Kathy Sexton Pueblo, CO, June 9-15 with Dick & Laura June-July 1989 – 20 years ago (530) 671-0164 Thu as directors. “Deep in the Heart of TX Travelcade” , email@example.com We have 1837 members which include Oct 23-Nov 13 with Harry & Flo Brennen, #16795-16851 which were listed as new as leaders, was publicized. Due to the members. The FL unit increased by nine. Summer Rendezvous in York, PA, there 9 ChAPl AINS CorNer Billy wood – International Chaplain firstname.lastname@example.org I wish to thank our International Mary Plunkett. Our offering of $430.00 who were parked near us. They, as we, President, Burdell Borchardt, for selectingwill go a long way in providing Scriptures were visiting the many historical places me to serve as International Chaplain through the efforts of “The Gideon’s in and around the area. The weather was during his tenure as president. It is an . International” Your gift might just be the good to us so we visited the museums, honor for me to serve the membership as funds needed to give a copy of the most building, and grounds that house our your Chaplain. Please let me know if I can precious book ever written to someone nation’s treasures of past generations. be of assistance to you, the members. who has never held a copy of God’s Holy What a great country we are privileged I also want to thank everyone who Word in his or her hands or read from its to live in and freely travel its roads from attended the Worship Service at pages. To God be the glory! coast to coast. God has certainly blessed Bethpage RV Resort, Urbanna, VA. A After the Urbanna rendezvous Martha us as a nation and people. special thank you to Jerry Drum, Martha & I traveled to Andrews Air Force Base, Wood, Pat Tuttle, Carol Davis, and Charlie Maryland which is located just outside of I look forward to seeing you in & Virginia McPherren who participated in Washington, D.C. We parked at the base Farmington, NM at the Fall Rendezvous. the service and the ushers, Pat Bradford, Family Campgrounds and were pleasantly May God bless you and keep you in the Burdell & Mable Borchardt and Harvey & surprised to meet Mike & Kathy Sexton palm of his hand. NATChez TrACe ANd BeyoNd TrAVelCAde hISTory April 9 -19, 2009 Bev Simon, Travelcade historian The Natchez Trace and Beyond pioneer cemetery. Our next major stop and once again beautiful dogwood, Travelcade led by Bill & Shirley was Tupelo, MS, birthplace of Elvis redbud trees and wild flowers along McNaney got underway with a total of Presley. After touring the Elvis Presley the Trace. We finished our first night in 20 rigs/40 people. The first stop was Park and Museum we had free time to Natchez where we toured antebellum Nashville with a visit to the Grand Ole shop or visit other sites around the area. homes and historic churches. We also The evening included a rousing game of Opry. The next day we had a city bus tour visited Frogmore Plantation, a working marshmallow golf. of the highlights of Nashville; a beautiful cotton plantation and Gin, there we complex of city parks and memorials, Our trip from Tupelo to Tuscumbia was learned about the history of the slave Nashville’s Parthenon, the revived filled with beautiful sights of blooming population who actually did the work which made plantation life possible. The dogwood. That afternoon we toured the downtown area and the historic Ryman day ended with a dinner and private Helen Keller Center and then traveled Auditorium, former home of the Grand tour of Magnolia Hall, another beautiful out into the countryside to see “The Ole Opry. After lunch we drove by the antebellum home. Easter Sunday we . Wall” “The Wall” consists of over 725 homes of Nashville’s rich and famous. had a sunrise service next to the river, million pounds of rock built into a we even had a couple of extra campers memorial in memory of the builder’s Sunday, our last day was wet, rainy join us. great grandmother, a native American and colder. Most spent a leisurely day Indian who walked the Trail of Tears getting caught up on chores, shopping Monday was our first travel day on the and then returned five years later. We Trace. Highlights of the trip included and our favorite eating. Our farewell finished the night viewing a display of side trips to view the Emerald Mound, a dinner started early with a meeting, water fountains and lights beautifully ceremonial Indian mound built around followed by dinner and entertainment synchronized to music. 1400, and Mount Locust, a restored historic inn. A side trip to Grindstone Our last leg of the trip was from at the Night Life Theatre. As always the Ford included a short hike along the Tuscumbia to Nashville. Highlights end of a travelcade comes too soon and old trace and the discovery of an old included Meriwether Lewis’ burial site, it is always hard to say goodbye. 10 foUr CorNerS fUN MCGee PArK - fArMINGToN, New MeXICo FALL RENDEZVOUS REGISTRATION FORM SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 5, 2009 (Please type or print when filling out this form) NAME _________________________________________________CLUB # _________________ UNIT __________ ADDRESS ______________________________________________________________________________________ CITY___________________________________________________ STATE __________________ ZIP ____________ PHONE # (_________) ____________________________________ HANDICAP PARKING YES_______ NO______ GOLF YES______NO_______ FIRST TIMER ___________________________ BUDDY______________________ PARKING: Sept. 27, 28, 29. 30 Oct. 1, 2, 3, 4 (circle dates) (We cannot park earlier than the 27th or stay later then the 4th) TOTAL PARKING FEE $18.00 A DAY X _____ days __________ REGISTRATION FEE $25.00 X ___________ people __________ ToUr # 1 ½ DAY TOUR OF AZTEC AND SALMON RUINS $15.00 X ___________ people __________ ToUr #2 ½ DAY TOUR-TRADING POST ADVENTURE $15.00 X ___________ people __________ ToUr #3 FULL DAY TOUR OF CHACO CANYON-INCLUDES LUNCH $25.00 X ___________ people __________ GRAND TOTAL $ __________ Enclose check payable to Fleetwood Travelcade Club and mail to: VICTOR & MARILYN KERLIN 1002 E. 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DEVIATION ITINERARY: Any adjustment in standardized air or land itinerary will Ph.888-806-5862. 585-454-1950 Fx.585-546-3968 carry a $125 fee (for each change) in addition to any additional expense required. This fee is applicable for research projected and/or accepted. To ensure efficient www.Diamond-Shield.com E-mail: email@example.com handling of these requests, Dehoney Travel, Inc. will require that a tour deposit be received before a deviation request can be processed. 12 ACTIVITIe S – 2009 JUNe 2009 SePTeMBer 2009 oBerAMMerGAU 14-20 MICHIGAN UNIT RALLY, Kent County 16-19 MISSOURI FALL BUDDY RALLY, TOUR CONDITIONS - CONT. Fairgrounds, 225 S. Hudson, Lowell, MI Arrowhead Park & Campgrounds, 755 49331 (616) 897-6050. Contact Dennis SW 54 Hwy, Osceola, MO 64776. (417) HOTELS: First-class/four-star and superior tourist- & Carolyn Wright at (989) 728-0002 or 876-3016 or (888) 881-5720. Located class/three-star hotels or guesthouses. Price based firstname.lastname@example.org. on HWY 54, 11 miles East of Eldorado on double occupancy. Supplement will apply for a Springs, MO. Contact Bob & Betty Lewis, single room. Single accommodations are limited and 16-18 WEST CENTRAL REGION ROUNDUP, available on a first-come basis. Price for single room Evening Star Resort, Topeka, IL (by Havana). email@example.com or (636) 447- is based upon availability at the time of booking. This will include the IL Unit meeting. 4302 or Cell (636) 734-7298. MEALS: Breakfast daily; lunches and dinners as More details will be on the website soon. 16-20 OREGON FALL RALLY, Elks RV Park, listed in day by day itinerary (B = breakfast; L = lunch; Contact person Bernie & Judy Weithorn at D = dinner). Florence, OR. Contact Norma Edwards firstname.lastname@example.org. NOT INCLUDED: U.S. securities, customs and (541) 767-0422 or email@example.com. departure tax, fuel surcharge and foreign departure tax (approximately $301 and subject AUGUST 2009 16-22 TEXAS FALL BUDDY RALLY, Amarillo to any increase that may be imposed prior to 9-15 MICHIGAN BUDDY RALLY, White RV Ranch, Amarillo, TX. Stopover on the departure); single room supplement (price TBA); Cloud Park, 620 E. Wilcox, (West of Town), most lunches; gratuities ($165); any checked way to Farmington, NM. Contact person baggage charge imposed by air carrier; excess White Cloud, MI 49349. Phone (City Clerk) Sara Rouner at (936) 855-2031 or email baggage and forwarding of baggage; passports; (231) 689-1194. Contact Dennis & Carolyn firstname.lastname@example.org. personal items such as laundry or tips for personal Wright at (989) 728-0002 or denniswhale@ favors; travel protection plan; any costs resulting aol.com 20-26 MICHIGAN RALLY, Bayshore Church from absence or deviation from the itinerary; and any items not shown herein as being included. 11-14 ILLINOIS BUDDY RALLY, Camp Camp, 450 N. Miller Street, Sebewaing, MI Lakewood, 1217 Rickelman Ave., Effingham, 48759. (989) 883-2501. Contact Dennis PAYMENTS: Payment can be made by cash, check IL. Campground Phone is (217) 342-6233. & Carolyn Wright at (989) 728-0002 or or credit card (Discover, MasterCard or Visa). A Contact Hank & Addie Weast (309) 639- email@example.com. deposit of $500 per person is required at the 2291 or firstname.lastname@example.org. time of booking to confirm tour membership. A second deposit of $1,000 will be due September 1, 2009. Those enrolling on or after September 1 must oCToBer 2009 submit a $1,500 deposit. Balance of tour price is SePTeMBer 2009 9-13 SOUTHWEST REGION BUDDY due upon receipt of final invoice (approximately 5 9-12 WASHINGTON FALL BUDDY RALLY, Ft. ROUNDUP, Moon River RV Resort, Mohave months prior to departure). Steele Resort & RV Park, Fort Steele, B.C. Valley, AZ. Come on a little further west CANCELLATION AND REFUND: Upon receipt of your deposit, Fort Steele Resort is located directly across from the Farmington, NM Rendezvous from Fort Steele Heritage Town on Hwy and enjoy some activities on the Dehoney Travel will make non-refundable deposits on your behalf in order to secure your Passion Play 93/95 (18k/9mi) North of Cranbrook, B.C. Colorado River near Bullhead City and ticket package. Should you cancel, there will be Lots to see and do around Cranbrook/Ft. Laughlin, NV. Contact Jim & Carol Davis at a fee of $500 for Dehoney Travel, Inc. to cover (951) 927-6389 or email@example.com Steele. Kootenay Fish Hatchery, Ft. Steel administrative costs and non-refundable deposits. Cancellation penalties will apply as follows: from Heritage Village and Canadian Museum of Rail Travel. Contact Al Caskey (780) 388- SIlVer ClASSICS time of booking until August 31, 2009 - $500 cancellation penalty; from September 1, 2009 until 2175 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 151 days prior to departure - $1,500 cancellation penalty; from 150-91 days prior to departure - 75% 9-13 INDIANA FALL BUDDY RALLY, Honey SPeCIAl INTereST GroUP of total tour price is non-refundable; 90 days-day Bear Hollow Campground, Near Peru, of departure/no show - 100% non-refundable. All cancellation notifications must be made in writing Indiana. Circus theme and lots of good food The Silver Classics group met for a sack to Dehoney Travel, Inc. Please allow 4 weeks for and visitation. Contact Vic & Maryln Kerlin lunch and visitation time at the Winter cancellation refund processing. at email@example.com or 1002 E. Dudley Rendezvous in Urbanna, VA. BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE: Because of space Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227. Vic Kerlin #15173 firstname.lastname@example.org limitations on buses and new airline regulations, we have included porterage for only one check-on 9-13 PENNSYLVANIA FALL BUDDY RALLY, bag (combination width, length and height not to Pine Hill Campground, Kutztown, PA. exceed 62 inches and weight limit of 50 pounds) Contact Bob & Mae Lindsay (609) 397- in tour cost. You may also take one carry-on which will fit under your airline seat or in the overhead 2757 or email@example.com. compartment. 15-18 ILLINOIS FALL RALLY, Christian County After ticketing of international and domestic air, a Fairgrounds, Taylorville, IL. Contact Wayne cancellation penalty of 100% of air fare is in effect. On or after the date of departure there can be no & Ellen Spencer (217) 287-1447 or awspen@ refund for any service not used. ctitech.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 13 CAleNdAr of eVeNTS fIrST MoNdAy SeCoNd wedNeSdAy ThIrd wedNeSdAy WASHINGTON ARIZONA TEXAS North-end Puget Sound Fleetwood Yuma area luncheon, Fortuna De Oro Rio Grande Valley Group Luncheon, Lunch Bunch, Golden Corral, 1065 State Restaurant, 13650 North Frontage Rd., Country Pancake House, on the west St., Marysville, 11:30 AM (Except June, Yuma AZ. 11:30 AM (Oct-Mar). Contact access road for 281 just ½ block S. of Sept. & Dec.) Roland Vorrath Cell (503) 435-9203 Nolana, Pharr. 11:30 AM, (Nov-Mar.) fIrST wedNeSdAy MISSOURI foUrTh wedNeSdAy Monthly luncheon, Country Buffet OREGON 1282 Old Orchard Center Manchester, MICHIGAN Oregon Unit luncheon, Schroeders Guest MO at 1PM Red Knapp’s, Clarkston, MI. Contact House, Salem, OR. 11:30 am. Call Norma Pauline West (248) 701-3006 to see if Edwards (541) 767-0422 for directions. TEXAS it is going to be held. Rio Grande Valley Group Luncheon, TEXAS Country Pancake House, on the west TEXAS Rio Grande Valley Group Luncheon, access road for 281 just ½ block S. of Rio Grande Valley Group Luncheon, Country Pancake House, on the west Nolana, Pharr. 11:30 AM (Nov-Mar) Country Pancake House, on the west access road for 281, just ½ block south access road for 281 just ½ block S. of of Nolana, Pharr. 11:30 AM, (Nov.-Mar.) SeCoNd ThUrSdAy Nolana, Pharr. 11:30 AM, (Nov-Mar) fIrST SATUrdAy MICHIGAN foUrTh frIdAy Rainbow Grill on 32nd Street, MICHIGAN Hudsonville, MI 6:30 PM. (except Jan, TEXAS Kalamazoo Area Luncheon, Big T Heart of Texas, Oxford Street Restaurant Feb, Mar), Contact Leon & Adrianna Restaurant, I-94 W. to Exit 60, go S. to and Pub, Bryan, TX 11:30. Contact Dave Scholten #12526 MI. Lawton, 4 mi. on the right, downtown Rouner (936) 855-2031 or Lawton, 2PM. (Starting 1st Saturday SeCoNd SATUrdAy email@example.com in May) CALIFORNIA fIfTh wedNeSdAy SeCoNd MoNdAy Inland Empire Luncheon, Coco’s in TEXAS Moreno Valley, 24949 Sunnymead, OKLAHOMA corner of Sunnymead & Perris Ave. Rio Grande Valley Group Luncheon, Eastern Group Luncheon, Luby’s, 71st & Country Pancake House, on the west 1:00 pm. Contact Dorothy Ansevics Riverside Dr., Tulsa, OK, 1:00 PM access road for 281 just ½ block S. of (951) 683-5062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.. Our Nolana, Pharr. 11:30 AM, (Nov-Mar) TEXAS June, 2009 luncheon will be replaced Hill Country Luncheon, Inn of the Hills, with another weekend campout.. (See Kerrville, 11:30 AM. information under special events.). TEXAS TEXAS SPeCIAl eVeNTS Houston Group Luncheon, Golden Dallas/Ft Worth Group, Spring Creek CALIFORNIA (Inland Empire) Corral, 11555 West Airport Blvd., Bar-B-Q, 1509 Airport Freeway, Bedford, Second Saturday luncheon for June will Stafford, (281)2407316 11 AM TX (N side of Airport Fwy (Hwy 183) at be replaced with a campout at Guajome Forest Ridge exit.) 11:30 AM San Diego County Park. Some are SeCoNd TUeSdAy coming on Thursday June 11 or Friday IOWA ALABAMA Ryan’s Family Steakhouse on 86th June 12 and leave on Sunday June 14. Decatur Area Dinner, Mama Blues 6:00 Street, Des Moines, Iowa 12:30 Make your own reservations online or by pm. Contact Sam & Ginny Whitaker (256) telephone at sdparks.org or (877) 565- 233-5966 or email@example.com ThIrd TUeSdAy 3600. Contact person Dorothy Ansevics at (951) 683-5062 or firstname.lastname@example.org. FLORIDA WASHINGTON Central Florida Luncheon, Golden Corral, South-end Luncheon, Old Country 4705 N. US Hwy 98, Lakeland, FL 11:30 Buffet, 1816 S. 320th St., Federal Way, AM (Dec thru Mar) WA. (Across from Sea Tac Mall) Contact Pat Bradford #16065 11:30 AM, (Except June, Sept & Dec.) (863) 859-3339 14 UNIT NewS AlABAMA UNIT characters, not necessarily in order of importance: Nick the Stick” is a Western Diamond Back Rattlesnake. Nick has been AWOL for Spring in Alabama has been stormy and wet and as of today the last few years. Crotalus atrox. “Roberta” is a Bobcat, Roberta things don’t seem to be changing any time soon. I thought this frequents our yard bringing with her offspring. Felis rufus. “Sally” kind of weather was supposed to be over by now. is a Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus, “Hummer” is a Broad Sam & I were so disappointed that we were unable to make the Tailed Hummingbird Selasphorus platycerus. “Whitney” is an Elf Virginia Rendezvous but Grady White and Freddie Smith did an Owl Micrathene whitneyi. Whitney has moved on, and Whitney’s excellent job representing Sam as Unit President and Governor. abode has new occupants. There are countless additional cameo Grady & Nita came by this week and gave Sam a great report. We actors in this on-going saga. were both saddened by the news of the dissolution of the Club. But I guess we all knew it was inevitable. Now that you have more information than needed, let me bring you up to date. While most winged visitors are now busy with nest It does not mean we have to give up all the special friends we building or doing nest sitting duty the Gambel’s quail are daily have made over the years. We, in the Alabama Unit, plan to keep visitors showing off their offspring teaching them where to locate our club together. We have some fabulous memories of our a meal and how to fly. travels and the friends we have made. We’ve traveled many places we never would have made without the Clubs Travelcades and Upcoming events: Rendezvous’. Farmington New Mexico rendezvous September 30 to October 5 If you are looking for the Gilmores don’t look in Birmingham. AZ Rolling Rally, Farmington NM to Mohave AZ October 5 to They are on the road again. When I last spoke to them they were October 9 headed for Gulf Shores, AL and then on to Texarkana with the Southwest Regional Roundup October 9 to October 13, Moon Manors and the Gardners. River RV Resort Mohave Valley AZ Nita & Grady White are spending a couple of weeks with family. Yuba City Rendezvous March 1 to 7, 2010 Tommy & Marie Glenn have been in Pennsylvania this last month. Dates in June to remember: They are having lots of fun playing Grandma and Grandpa. June 9 Donald Ducks Birthday (1934,) June 14 Father’s day, Sam & I are looking forward to being able to hit the road again the June 17 Watergate Arrests Anniversary (1972,) June 19 Garfield’s first of June. (That is if the doctor agrees to let me go.) We plan to Birthday (1978) and June 29 Olympic National Park Anniversary be in California for our grandson’s graduation June 12. I still have (1938). two more weeks of physical therapy. Hopefully we have the staph Jack infection on the run. Sam & I are both about to get cabin fever. Needless to say we are more than ready to get to our travels. We have certainly missed seeing everyone. CAlIforNIA UNIT Remember: We need old friends to help us grow old and new The California Unit members have been busy traveling here and friends to help us stay young. there. A great Spring Rally brought 19 units together to enjoy Take care and safe travels, fun, food and fellowship in a beautiful place at the Bakersfield RV Resort. Leon & Myrna Mendenhall planned a great rally with tours Ginny of the local newspaper and a trip to a farm with fresh produce among other things. The weather was perfect as CA is famous for. ArIzoNA UNIT There was much discussion at our business meeting regarding the The Rendezvous in Virginia is now history. The Board of directors future of our club. The consensus of the group was that we wanted acted upon the recommendation from the Council of Presidents to stay together and do things as a unit. Everyone will bring their to start the dissolution of the Fleetwood Travelcade Club. The last ideas to the Southwest Roundup in Bullhead City, AZ so we can rendezvous is the Yuba City CA in March 2010. You can see from the organize in some way. dates listed below that we have several events planned prior to the Mike & Kathy Sexton were unable to be there as they went on the Yuba City Rendezvous, so hitch up and let’s all meet and enjoy the Natchez Trace Travelcade led by Bill & Shirley McNaney prior to outings we have come to love. the Winter Rendezvous in Urbanna, VA. The Sextons, Plunketts What does the future hold for the Southwest Region? First the and Jim & Carol Davis met up at the rendezvous and represented dissolution does not spell the end for our Region, The California, CA there. New Mexico and Arizona units will still to be able to plan and hold It was a good rendezvous with 87 units attending and the decision campouts. More on this subject will be coming to you either via was made to begin the dissolution process of the International e-mail and or regular mail. Fleetwood Travelcade Club. This is to be completed by March Diane and I thank the members that responded to the recent 31, 2010 after the Winter Rendezvous in Yuba City, CA. After survey. Additionally we extend our thanks to all the AZ members the disappointment and resignation of the inevitable, everyone and associates for all your help and assistance these past years. began to look forward to the next two rendezvous’ in Farmington, June Critter Report: NM and Yuba City, CA. The motto is “celebration” and there will From time to time we mention the cast of critters, so at the request be lots of fun, food and fellowship with very few meetings at from some readers of this ongoing novel, here are the main both of those rendezvous’. The CA Unit, and all of those who have 15 UNIT NewS signed up to help, promoted their rendezvous on stage with tie Joyce Williams and David & Cheryl Peavler were first timers at the dye outfits and sang “California Dreaming”. Some people like Jim Urbanna Rendezvous and we had to help protect them as they Clubb from OK really got into the CA hippy mode. skate boarded around the park. At least there were no broken After the rendezvous, Jim & Carol Davis traveled to Front Royal, bones. Welcome aboard. VA to visit their son and play some golf. Mike & Kathy Sexton The KY Unit will have their Spring Rally at Holt’s in Bardstown toured Washington, DC (and, of course, played golf) and the before you read this article. Decisions will be made there for the Plunketts did some visiting with family in KY. The Davises went future of the Kentucky Unit and how our many friendships will be to the KY Rally in Bardstown, KY then to AR for a family reunion preserved. before returning to CA. Burdell Borchardt, International President, has budgeted for The Myrna Mendenhall, By Carol Davis Fleetwood Flyer to be mailed to all members for the remaining time. Publications will be mailed in June, August, October, December 2009 and February 2010. The website will remain up IllINoIS UNIT as well. Watch for Carol Davis’ articles regarding membership Terry & Faith Sorensen attended the April Rendezvous in Virginia. awards. She will have information about these awards in her We appreciate them representing Wayne, Bernie and Ellen and articles. We are looking forward to many shared experiences in getting all the current news. the coming months. We are so blessed to have so many friends At the time I am writing this, those planning on attending the May across the USA. Buddy Rally at Knoxville, IL are; Ralph Burcar, Shirley Clark, and Thelma Gibson the couples: Carmans, Collins, Davis, Foreman, Fowler, Jaynes, McKinnon, Peters, Russell, Wagner, Weithorn, Weast, and Wells. Also two of McKinnon’s buddies, Patrick’s and Dewhirst. Spencers MIChIGAN UNIT plan to go as walk-ins. We want to thank Hank & Addie and all who Well, the Wrights & Parkers have just returned from the Spring helped at the rally. Hope to see everyone at the June Round-up. Rendezvous by the Sea in Urbanna, VA. What a nice time we had Ellen Spencer with 87 units from all over the U.S. & Canada. Too bad so many of you missed it. Our next stop is Bay Shore Camp in Sebewaing, MI May 17-23 then INdIANA UNIT June 14-20th in Lowell MI. We hope Larry Klinkers is well enough Our Spring Rally was held Monday, May 18th thru Thursday 21st to attend. at Heartland Resort in Greenfield, IN. John & Rita McCarren were A sad note, we have lost three fellow RVers this spring; Kate the wagonmasters. The Fall Rally will be held September 17th McNeil #12393, Gerrit Vogelaar #3493, & former member Mike thru 20th. The wagonmasters are Vic & Maryln Kerlin. More info Reynolds. Sincere sympathy to their Families. at a later date. See you at Bay Shore Camp. Bobbie Carolyn KeNTUCKy UNIT NeBrASKA UNIT Kentucky was represented at the Urbanna Rendezvous by the The Nebraska Unit of the Fleetwood Travelcade Club met for lunch following units: Gibsons, Hisels, Russ Peavlers, David Peavlers, at OJ’s April 24th. Those attending were Dick & Bev Johnson, Larry and Williams. Hisels had arranged for us to arrive early for a day & Loreene Lane, Bev Ratekin and friend, Loren, and buddies and tour of the World War II monument at Washington, DC. Nineteen good friends, Mel & Myrt Hinrichs and Don & Sara Ratekin. Good persons enjoyed the trip and we not only toured the World War II food and good conversation were enjoyed by all. Gene & Bev Monument but were privileged to also visit the Korean, Vietnam, Russell were on their way home from Florida. Lincoln and Roosevelt Monuments. What an awesome emotion Larry & Loreene Lane attended the Urbanna, Virginia Rendezvous. to realize the price our nation has paid to protect our freedoms. This is a very beautiful and historic section of the country. Thank You Sid & Gladys. Congratulations to Missouri for winning the Road Runner Trophy. One highlight was a personal note to a Kentucky grandfather A 30 year pin was awarded to Bev Ratekin for Bob & Bev’s 30 year who received greetings from his grandson now serving in Iraq. membership in the club. The grandson had attended a Rendezvous in 1992 at Puyallup, CA Loreene Lane with his grandparents and when he heard they were attending the Urbanna Rendezvous he sent humor contrasting his vacation with ours. Thanks, Grandpa, for sharing some laughs with the groups. NorTh CArolINA UNIT The seafood buffet at Washington was excellent and the many Hello, actually from Beth Camp Resort in Urbanna, VA. We’re here meals provided by the Bethpage Resort were deliciously prepared, for the Fleetwood Travelcade Club Winter Rendezvous. Those here served in record time and always with a smile. Bob Gibson was from the North Carolina Unit are Hermann & Marlis Stumps, Alden installed as the North Central Governor to serve through the & Linda Segrest, Charlie & Ginny McPherren, Willie & Undine dissolution of the club. Lamm and Bill & Pam East. 16 UNIT NewS NorTh CArolINA UNIT (CoNT.) oKlAhoMA UNIT Not much is going on in our corner of the world. Everyone seems YEAH!! Spring is in the air and we are more than ready for it. We’ve to be okay, since I haven’t heard from anyone. Our NC Unit has had many continuous days of rain and that has made everything gotten small. We have less than 10 members now. Well, let’s get very green. positive, hoping for some new active members. After all, we have Another yeah, for the Oklahoma Unit of the Fleetwood Travelcade such a great club, caring a lot for each other. Club who traveled to Carthage, Missouri for their Spring Round- Some of us have done some traveling: up. Wanda Berry, Jim & Peggy Clubb, John Conley, Ebb & Ginny Bill & Pam East “ran away from home” for the winter. There was Cox, John & Mary Lu Ehrle and Bill & Nellie Pennington enjoyed just too much ice and snow in Vinton, VA where their home is. the hospitality and warm welcome of the Missouri Unit. I know that Missouri is known as the Show Me State and they did show Willie & Undine Lamm, Alden & Linda Segrest, Hermann & Marlis us a great time. The Fleetwood Travelcade Club International Stumps and “Smitty” & Louise Smith went to Florida to Lazy Days First Vice-President Burdell & Mabel Ann Borchardt attended as guests of the Fleetwood Motorhome Association “Friends First” the round-up and it was good to get to know them better. After Rally. It was wonderful. We all had a real good time and enjoyed the round-up Jim & Peggy Clubb traveled on to the rendezvous the warm weather. in Urbanna, VA where Oklahoma Unit members, Jerry & Shelby After the rally, Willie & Undine Lamm, Bill & Pam East and Hermann Brown had already arrived. & Marlis Stumps met again for two days in Zephyrhills, FL and Bill The Oklahoma Fall Buddy Rally has been set for September 9-12, & Pam stayed there for about a month. Hermann & Marlis Stumps 2009 at the Pioneer Campground in Guthrie, OK. We look forward stayed a few more days to visit friends in St. Petersburg, FL. Charlie to having a good time with all our traveling friends. & Ginny McPherren spent some time in Texas. We wish you a happy and travel-filled summer. Herman & Marlis Stumps left home on April 7th to meet friends from the Fleetwood Travelcade Club in Vidalia, LA, right on the Ginny Mississippi River to go on the Natchez Trace Travelcade. We started out in Natchez, MS with 20 units. Natchez Trace is just oreGoN UNIT beautiful especially now in the spring with all the wildflowers and Wow! How the time goes by. trees either budding or in full bloom. We ended up in Nashville, TN for the “Grand Finale”. We really enjoyed a show at the “Grand At this writing we are still in Yuma. Most of our Fleetwood Ole Opry”. There was so much to see and enjoy, like a city bus Travelcade Club friends have already headed north. I can tour through Nashville with the Hall of Fame and so much more. understand why! It was 106 degrees a couple days ago. So, we are After the travelcade, eight units stayed together to travel to the headed for Oregon in a few days. rendezvous at Beth Page Camp Resort. By the time you read this our Oregon Rally will be history (May Well, that’s all I have to report for now. 27-31). At this writing we are planning and looking forward to our Happy Trails, Marlis retreat on the beautiful middle fork of the Willamette River. We have 15 RV’s registered and five rooms reserved at the local Inn, so p.s. The “Sons of the Pioneers” a singing quartet started by Roy we expect to have a good time with new and old friends. Rogers sang “Happy Trails” at the show we saw and enjoyed at the “Grand Ole Opry”. Some News from Special Folks: Russ & Joyce Brower have just returned from a cruise along the West Coast. They had a great time but report that the Ocean was rough ohIo UNIT and there was lots of rain and wind. Spring is here! How good it is to feel the warm fresh air. Our first Roland & Marilyn Vorrath took care of “Lucy” (Browers’ Dog) while event of the year for the club was our annual Spring Luncheon they were away. I think they are just about ready to steal her. Roland at Canton April 21st. We had a smaller attendance this time with & Marilyn left for Oregon after their pet sitting was finished. only five couples. The Grables, Forneys, Wheelers and Staibs told Gerald & Linda Lavy are back in Oregon and Linda is already back of their winter in a warmer climate. Dean & Yvonne visited Florida working some. Ed & Carol Fox are back in Oregon and I bet they are for a short time. already hitting the golf balls. Six couples traveled to Urbanna, Virginia to the Spring Rendezvous. Tony & Phyllis Anusich, Dick & Carol Eckhart and Phil & Leah Kimball The Brehms, Grables, Gossards, Staibs, and Dean &Yvonne attended. have returned home after a great road trip together. They traveled It was so good to see everyone, especially Cal Brehm after his to the East Coast and took in all the sights along the way. Phil & winter of health problems. We are saddened to see the end of the Leah also went on the Natchez Trace Travelcade. FleetwoodTravelcade Club, but know it had to be done.The Ohio unit plans to stay strong. Many friendships have been made and good Herb & Margi Christensen are still enjoying the Yuma area and plan times shared. to head back to Oregon around the 20th. They are going to attend the Oregon Rally on their way home. We are now on to Fletcher, Ohio for the Ohio Spring Rally, May 11-16. Eleven units and a couple of walk-ins are expected. Till next time, Fleetwood Hugs, Until our next time, stay healthy and Safe Travels. Norma Edwards Hugs, Dean 17 UNIT NewS roCKy MoUNTAIN UNIT TeXAS UNIT Greetings to everyone from the Chesapeake Bay area. We had a We had a good turnout for our Spring “Buddy” Rally in Mineola, great rendezvous at Urbanna, VA. The Bethpage Resort was very and we also met some folks from the “King of the Road” bunch comfortable with full hookups on the grass, for everyone. They who were interested in joining our Texas group. Additionally, catered many of our meals and it was so nice to rarely need to get Texas was well represented at the Spring Rendezvous in Urbanna, into our cars/trucks to head off to other places. Wish you all could Virginia. Thanks to Pete & Alice Pizzano for locating such a have joined us. The Rocky Mountain Unit news follows: neat facility. Bob & Clara Lee are doing some traveling; first to “The Rally” that As you may or may not know, it was decided at the Spring was held almost in their yard, and soon will be heading to CA for Rendezvous that the International Fleetwood Travelcade a special cousin’s 80th birthday and family get together. Wayne Club will be disbanding after the Spring Rendezvous in Yuba & DeeAnn Demill are driving their rig to Utah and Idaho for six City, CA in March of 2010. The vote to “close up shop” was weeks in April and May to visit with family there. Harry & Betty almost overwhelming. Peterson are staying on the East coast to allow them to prepare for We are interested in keeping the Texas Unit afloat, but under a their next FTC Travelcade (their 7th that they have led). They leave different name and without any affiliation with Fleetwood. One for Rome and a cruise of the Greek Islands on May 26th. name that has piqued some interest is the “Lone Star SOB’s.” (SOB May you all be enjoying the warmth and beauty of Spring with stands for ‘Some Other Brands’) Let us know your thoughts. plans for lots of camping trips in the summer ahead. God bless We look forward to seeing y’all in Amarillo. each of you and safe travels to all. Dave & Sara Betty Peterson wAShINGToN UNIT SoUTh CArolINA UNIT There was good attendance at the last three luncheons. The The front page of The Fleetwood Flyer tells us that our club’s days snow birds are making their annual return home. The Arizona are numbered. I don’t know how most of you feel but it makes visitors report good weather and good times were shared while Harry & me very sad to see this happen but due to membership in the south. It is always good to see Sally & Dennis Noble who decline there was nothing left to do but to cease operations while travel across the mountains from eastern Washington to have we’re still ahead. Harry was in touch with each of you to solicit lunch with the west side folks. It was nice to see Marnie Opstad your opinions and how you wished to vote. at the Tuesday luncheon in Federal Way since she has finished her As you are now aware, we didn’t have our Spring Rally as planned weekly chemotherapy treatments. due to the fact that there weren’t any members able to attend Other Unit members report exciting travel experiences. Fran Reed except us. We had planned to have our business meeting in is glad to be home after her two month cruise to South America Urbanna, VA but no members were there either. We did have Jim and Antarctica. She had a great time and would recommend this & Billie Barton present but they are now buddies, not members, trip to all. Trish Abernathy has returned from her Mexican cruise. and Billie’s cousin, Coleen & her husband Jimmy whom we had She reports she had a wonderful time however she did have to be met at Lazy Days in ‘08. We did meet with the NC members and it hospitalized for one night in San Diego after the cruise due to an was suggested that our Fall Rally could be combined with them illness contracted while on the ship. Al Caskey writes from Bath, and the GA members-at-large in early September so that those in the United Kingdom, that he and Del are enjoying their time who planned to attend the rendezvous in Farmington, NM would abroad. They are attending a family reunion of Del’s family. Ken & have ample time to make the trip across country. We hope to be Carolyn Abramson traveled to the Urbanna Rendezvous in Virginia there if we can find some kind soul who will mow our lawn while and represented the Washington Unit and the Northwest Region. we’re gone. They report from the rendezvous that a plan for dissolution of Our plan is to have our annual Holiday Luncheon the first Saturday the International Club has been established. The Washington in December as usual but we may change the location. More Unit members are hopeful that we can continue to get together Information will be sent out closer to the time. in one form or another. Everyone is urged to bring their views The news from our members is nil so we’ll tell you that Harry & I and concerns to the Spring Rally where we can get together and are spending 8 days in Quinby, VA prior to continuing our trip to discuss alternate plans. NJ for a granddaughters graduation from Kean U and the birth of We look forward to seeing many of you at the Spring Rally our first great-granddaughter on May 15th. Little “Shea” doesn’t at Fidalgo Bay RV Resort in Anacortes June 3-6. There have know what she’s getting into with this family! been a number of interesting trips and activities planned for We will then go to WV to visit Harry’s last living uncle whom he your enjoyment. hopes will be able to fill in some blanks on the family tree. Travel Safely. With no more news, I’ll sign off with Best Wishes to all with Al & Del Caskey, By Tom Opstad Birthdays & Anniversaries during the next months of June & July. (I left all my info at home – BAD!) Until we see you again, SAFE TRAVELS!! Lee 18 Fleetwood Travelcade Club Partners With Coach-Net to Offer New Concierge and Travel Benefits! We’re raising the bar again to give road service a whole new meaning. We’ll help you find campsites, historical sites, restaurants, RV storage facilities, golf courses and tee times. We’ll even give you turn-by-turn directions to the lowest priced gas station...and more! Whether you’re in your RV or car, consider Coach-Net your own personal assistant, guiding you to the best places in travel. 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