Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fort Monroe Rally April 14-17

Dogwood's spring rally will be held April 14 – 17, 2011 at Fort Monroe in Hampton Virginia. For those of you that have not attended a rally here in the past, it is a great location and there is much to do on and off the Fort. Your rally hosts are Jim & Susan Buelow and Donald & Carol Warthan.

The rally does not officially start until the afternoon of the 15th, but if you would like to come in anytime after 3pm on the 14th, you may do so for an additional $5.00 campsite fee. There are no planned activities on the 14th. Informal activities are welcome and there are a lot of restaurants in the area.

As Fort Monroe is a military installation, a pass is required for entry. It will be issued at the gate when you enter. Pets are allowed. Special requirements / restrictions include:
  1. Each person must present a picture ID for entry into Fort Monroe.
  2. Vehicle registration and proof of insurance are required.
  3. No weapons are allowed.
  4. Bicycle riders must wear helmets.
We will be dry camping in a large open area, and you can park your coach right up against the sea wall. No restrictions on generator usage others than those we impose if we wish to do so. The view of the water and the ships passing is beautiful. We have a large covered open sided pavilion with water and electricity to use as a gathering place.

The total cost of the rally will be a campsite fee ($10 for Friday arrival or $15 for Thursday arrival) plus $20 per person for rally fees. The rally fee includes a full meal Friday evening, a full breakfast Saturday morning, a full meal Saturday evening, and a Continental breakfast on Sunday morning. The rally fee also includes the cost for a $150 pavillion rental fee. A full menu and attendee list will be provided prior to the rally. Of course, we will have our usual social hour activities prior to dinner each day and a business meeting on Saturday morning. No cost for the fun and great time we are going to have.

To register for the rally. Complete the registration form at the bottom of this article and mail the form along with a check for your rally fees to Jim Buelow.

The deadline for registration is March 31st. Due to the fact that we have to provide attendee lists to Fort Monroe Security prior to the rally, we will not accept registrations after the 31st. So please register on time.

Please come out and join your friends for the first Dogwood Rally of 2011. See you in April.

For any questions contact Jim or Susan Buelow at home: 757-596-4648; Jim cell: 757-876-7399; Susan cell: 757-876-8907

Directions to the Rally
  1. Travel to Hampton VA. using interstate 64.
  2. Take exit 268 in Hampton, and go to top of hill
  3. At top of hill, make a left turn onto east Mallory Street.
  4. Follow east Mallory Street to Mercury Blvd.
  5. Turn right onto Mercury Blvd. (route 258).
  6. Follow Mercury Blvd to entrance to Fort Monroe, (stay in right lane).
  7. Stop at gate to get visitors pass.
  8. Follow McNair Dr. to stop sign.(McNair changes to Fenwick Rd. at stop sign).
  9. Follow Fenwick Rd along water and to campsites on left.
  10. Our rally will be on the right side of Fenwick just across from the campsites.

Registration Form for Dogwood Rally
Fort Monroe, Hampton Virginia
April 14 - 17, 2011

Please include the name (as appears on ID) of each individual attending for Fort Monroe security list purposes.

Name ______________________________________________

Name ______________________________________________

Name ______________________________________________

Arrival date: Friday or Thursday (circle one)

$____________ Campsite fees ($10 for Friday arrival; $15 for Thursday arrival)

$____________ Rally fees = _____ # people attending X $20

$____________ Total Amount Enclosed

Please mail registration form along with check (payable to James R. Buelow for registration fees to James R. Buelow, 112 Don Juan Circle, Yorktown VA 23693

Attendees (as of April 5):

Jim & Susan Buelow
Mann & Carolyn Duff
Bobby & Barbara Dyke
Carl & Donna Gruel
Butch & Liz Jones
Fred & Maxine Luxton
Mo & Shirley Martin
Fairleigh & Cil Schoolar
Steve & Sue Sohles
Donald & Carol Warthan

Schedule and Menu
5:00  Social Hour and Snacks BYOB, snacks will be provided
6:00  Dinner to include: build your own sub, chicken, salads and dessert

8:00  Coffee
9:00  Full breakfast to include: eggs, bacon, sausage, potato casserole, biscuits, fruit, juice and dessert.
10:00  Business meeting
4:30  Social Hour and snacks BYOB and please bring a snack to share
6:00 Full dinner to include: pulled pork BBQ, baked beans, salads, slaw and dessert.


8:00  Coffee
9:00  Continental breakfast to include sausage biscuits, fruit, pastry and juice.  
12.00 Rally concludes

Note – Please bring your own plates and utensils to all meals