Register for RVW October 7-12 National Convention in York, PA

23 05 2014

york-logoStarting June 1 you can register for the 2014 RVing Women Convention. Convention fee is $180 for RVW members if you register by August 30. The campsite fees aren’t listed yet, but I’ll update as they are posted.

Sites will be available starting October 2. This year there are more than 250. Some have full hookups with 30-amp services, some water and electric and some set aside for boondocking. For boondockers, generator hours won’t be limited and honey wagon service is available in addition to three dumps sites.




Change in June 2014 Great Lakers Rally

2 12 2013

The new June 2014 Great Laker rally with be June 19-22 at Hell Creek Ranch and Campground in Hell, MI 48169 (10866 Cedar Lake Rd., 734-878-3632).  Joy writes: ”The Summer Solstice, Going to Hell Creek Ranch, So Get Your Hand Basket, Great Lakers Rally “. This is a private campground with a pool, fishing, and hiking and riding trails.  Rates are $30 with electric and water (30amp/20amp).  Possibilities are a Jiffy plant tour (Friday), show at the Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, and a Summer Solstice Salad potluck meal.  Website is down so check their Facebook page.  Hosts: Skye/Joy.  (Note that I’ll change the early post to reflect this new date and location.)

2014 Rallies

20 11 2013


From Rene’ Gray and Pat Reader, Great Lakers Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

2014 Great Lakers Rally Schedule — See you around the campfire!

**See Event page above for more details**

May 29 – June 1 Niles Bluegrass Festival (Joint rally with ORV) Riverfront Campground Niles, Mi., rally info. is in Nov/Dec RVW Mag. Hosts: Shirley/Denise 269-687-9681.

June 19-22 Hell Creek Ranch and Campground, Hell, MI.  Hosts: Skye/Joy  (This is the revised information.)

July 15-20 Alpenfest Gaylord, Mi. Hosts: Tommie/Jackie. Rally info. is in Nov/Dec. RVW Mag.

August 10-12 Shipshewana (Cohost with ORV) ORV Hosts Judy Wise/Judy Burnham.

August 14-17 Cheeseburger Festival Caseville, Mi., This is a suggested rally, we still need rally hosts to make this happen.

September – No planned rally yet so if anyone is interested in a get together/rally for those not going to convention, plan away!  September is a great month for RVing.

October 2-12 RVW Convention at York Expo Center in York, Pa.. Talk around the campfire is a number of Great Lakers are excited that the convention is on the East Coast and are planning on attending.

Other suggestions for rallies: Canadian Rally on Lake Huron (talk to Shirley for Canadian hosts), Waterloo Recreation Area, Tawas Point State Park, Rifle River, and Betsie River.

IMPORTANT: If you haven’t filled out a Liability Waiver Form, please do so online or use the form from the magazine. This form permits you to participate in any RVW activities/events.

Winding down this blog

27 10 2013

Well, it’s time to officially end or transform this blog.  I would like to keep all the various links, but the job I started last July has gotten the better of my time.  So the new officers wisely decided to have communications go through RVW website.  Meantime I’ll figure out how to end this blog gracefully.  Was so much fun!  Thanks to all who read the postings and contributed!  I will update new officers and a few other things soon.  Right now grandson’s basketball game calls…

See you at Sindbad’s at 1pm Friday?

12 12 2012

Rachel and I’ll be there. Will you?!?! Much fun. Look for coupons for Pewabic Pottery in local papers.

Tonight I am grading the very last assignment I gave my 26 students at University of Michigan-Dearborn. I’ve been teaching Concepts of Environmentalism, a course I took in 1978! And I’m teaching it for the same person I took it from who is on sabbatical this year. Full circle. I hope to turn in grades tomorrow and launch these amazing young people onto their next adventure.

For the rest of my week I’m having fun working part time doing outreach and education for the People’s Food Cooperative. This job is a keeper–great boss and meaningful work. Stress close to zero. I teach one more course for Dr. Gelderloos next semester then I’ll be down to just the one job at the Co-op. So the month of May is looking good and Rachel and I are already planning to caravan to Petoskey with Buddy and Henry Boy. Can hardly wait.

Anyway, you can see why this blog has been so sorely neglected. Can’t wait to see everyone Friday!!!

Lunch tomorrow in Belleview plus Camping World discount

19 10 2012

Don’t forget to gather at 1 pm tomorrow–Saturday, Oct. 20–at O’Charley’s restaurant (9729 Belleville Rd., Belleville, MI., 48111).  It is located on Belleville Rd. a short ways north of I-94.   And Shirley has somehow arranged a 10 percent discount for all of us at Camping World!  So bring an appetite, shopping list, and your wallet!  See you there!

First Fall 2012 luncheon now official!

8 10 2012

In addition to sharing good news about Helen Anderson and Nancy Wurm, Shirley emailed the invitation below to Great Lakers and friends (note I’ve added hyperlinks to a few things).  I’m pleased that I can actually make it and hope all of you can, too!

From Shirley: I’ve scheduled a luncheon date, and hope that lots of you will be able to attend.  It will be on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 1:00 at O’Charley’s restaurant, located at 9729 Belleville Rd., Belleville, MI., 48111.  It is located on Belleville Rd., just a short way north off I-94.  It’s a very nice place, kind of similar to an Applebys, with lots of variety on the menuCamping World is just around the corner, in case you need to shop for anything.

I hope lots of you can attend, we need to elect our officers for 2013.  Please let me know if you plan to attend, so I can firm up the reservation.  Shirley_Denise at hotmail dot com

Our rally schedule for 2013 is nearly complete, I’d like to see one more on our schedule, for late May or late Sept. or early Oct.  If you’re interested in hosting an event, I have a few ideas for locations.  I’m certain we can rustle up some help if you’re a first time host.  Just let me know if you’d like to take a weekend.


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