Tuesday, April 16, 2019

VP Rallies Report April 2019

VP Rallies Report April 2019,  by Reid Saul

Hello All,
Hope 2019 has been good for all your travels so far. We are already halfway through April and May is around the corner.
The Blue Grass Rally is coming together. (May 2,3 and 4 2019, hosts are the Herberts and Kuikens). There is still time to register at Mr. B’s RV Park located at 7243 Gatewood Rd, Woodford, Va. More information about the festival can be found at MRBSPARK.com  Looks like Mr. B is sponsoring a “BEAN POT” pot luck dinner on Wednesday night. He provides the beans and each couple in attendance of the rally is to bring a food contribution for this dinner to come together for all to feast upon.  I have also been informed that if you arrive on Wednesday, you will have a better chance of placing your chairs, where you may want them in front of the stage. They will stay there for the entire event. Make sure to have extra chairs available if you wish to sit around your coaches.

The hosts are also planning a pot luck dinner for Dogwood attendees on Friday night. Meat will be provided.  Please bring your pot luck contributions for this dinner as well.  There is no Dogwood Rally charge for this Bluegrass Festival. For more up to date information, contact Jean Herbert Jherbert125@aol.com  June is still open for a rally if anyone has any thoughts please let me know:  Reid Saul reid@airgunsofvirginia.com  July 2019 -Northeast Area Rally, Syracuse, NY. This is not a Dogwood rally; it is an area rally.  Some of the Northeast Area folks attended and gave assistance at our last GEAR rally. If you plan on attending, I’m sure that any volunteer efforts offered would be greatly appreciated. The info on this rally can be found in the FMCA magazine.
July is also open for a Dogwood rally. Any ideas, hosts, locations would be great!
August 14-17, 2019 – FMCA National Rally, Minot, ND  August 25-Sept 5, 2019 Booth Bay, Maine Rally - host Rich and Elle Bonewitz.  For more info please give Rich a call at 301-481-6003 or rfbwitz@gmail.com . Need to make campground reservations early; they book up fast.
October 10-13, 2019 Virginia Wine Rally- host - Reid and Jennifer Saul. Still working on this rally, but it’s coming together, Shenandoah Crossings. I listed the dates as October 10-13 because for those who would like to try out a nice restaurant, Rochambeau in Gordonsville Thursday night is a thought. It’s supposed to be excellent French cuisine. We would need to know sooner rather than later, so reservations can be made, as seating is limited.  Following the Wine Rally, those that would like to transition from it, can travel to Harpers Ferry, WV on October 15-17, 2019 to a combined Dogwood and Penn Coachman Rally. More info to come on this rally.  Nov 1-3, 2019 – Urbanna Oyster Festival – hosts – Berkley and Karen Alexander.  Dec 5-8, 2019 Christmas Rally – Reid Saul hosting, but sure could use some more hosts to join me. This rally is usually well-attended. I have booked us back at Americamps in Ashland, Va.

Reid Saul