Monday, July 7, 2014

Fort Monroe Rally

The Fort Monroe Rally, hosted by Jim & Susan Buelow and Steve & Sue Sohles, will be held at Fort Monroe in Hampton, VA, September 5-7 2014. If you would like to come early or stay longer, that is fine. Most attendees thus far are coming in on Sept. 4th. We will have an informal get together on the 4th for social hour and pot luck dinner for those interested. This is a beautiful area with a lot of history and things to do. Please join us for a great time.

CAMPGROUND: All attendees are responsible for making their own campground reservations. Sites are limited and it is first come, first served for full and partial service sites. Fees are $45-FHU, 50A, $40-FHU 30A, $30-water/elect, $30-Dry camp. A 10% discount will be given to FMCA, Good Sam, and Military members. Call Colonies RV Park at 757 722-2200 to make reservations. Talk to Pat or Patricia O’Connell and tell them you are with Dogwood. Cutoff date for reservations is August 15.  Click here to link to the campground's website.

GOODY BAGS: Let’s have some fun. All interested attendees are asked to put together one goody bag to swap. Value should not be more than $10. Thought is to put together a bag of useful items you have available, or get free or at minimal cost from wherever you can. A prize will be given for the best goody bag. We will also have a raffle on Saturday night.

RALLY FEES: The cost of the rally is $20.00 per person, and includes Friday and Saturday night full dinners, Saturday morning full breakfast, and a continental breakfast on Sunday morning.


5:00 pm - Informal social hour. BYOB
6:00 pm – Pot luck, bring a dish to share.

5:00 pm – Social hour. BYOB
6:00 pm – Full dinner to include hot and cold subs along with soups and all the trimmings. 
Please bring an Appetizer or Dessert to share.
7:00 pm – Possible entertainment by a local musician.

8:00 am – Coffee available
9:00 am – Full breakfast
10:00 am – Business meeting
11:00 am – Possible guided tour of Fort Monroe, there may be a small fee.
5:00 pm – Social hour BYOB 
6:00 pm – Full meal to include pork BBQ, fried chicken, beans, salads, drinks, dessert. 
Please bring an Appetizer or Dessert to share.

Sunday 9:00 am – Coffee and continental breakfast. 

Please bring your own plates and utensils for all meals, except for Saturday's dinner.  

ATTENDEES: (as of 8/27) Allen, Alexander, Buchanan, Buelow, Duff, Dyke, Sharon Fisher, Greenfield, Greenwood, Gruel, Hicks, Jones, Reid, Schoolar, Sohles, Tilman, Vreeland, Warthan.

  • Travel to Hampton, VA using interstate 64 east or west. 
  • Take exit 268 in Hampton, and go to top of hill.
  • At top of hill, make a left turn onto east Mallory Street.
  • Follow Mallory to Mercury blvd.
  • Turn right onto Mercury blvd.
  • Follow Mercury to Fort Monroe. Stay in right lane as you enter the fort. This will be McNair Drive
  • Follow McNair to stop sign. McNair changes to Fenwick Rd at stop sign.
  • Follow Fenwick along the water and through housing area to campground. 
  • Campground entrance will be on your left just past the Paradise Beach Club. Pull into the campground up to the registration building and check in. They will show you where to park. 
  • Address is 501 Fenwick Road, Fort Monroe, VA 23651

September 5-7, 2014


Rally fee is $20.00 per person.

AMOUNT ENCLOSED $__________________

Friday, we will bring appetizer______or dessert_______.

Saturday, we will bring appetizer_______ or dessert________.

Number of people interested in the guided tour of Fort Monroe ______.

Please mail form and fees (check payable to Susan Sohles) to:

77 Oyster Cove Landing
Hartfield, VA 23071

Rally Registration cutoff date is August 15, 2014