I’ve had a wonderful time serving the Great Lakers chapter of RVing Women with this blog, but after being inactive for awhile it’s time to shut it down. I’ll keep it up because it has Great Lakers’ history and photographs.
The Great Lakers chapter holds monthly rallies late spring to early fall. Great Lakers also meet monthly at a restaurant much of the winter.
You can contact RVing Women via http://www.rvingwomen.org or telephone headquarters in Arizona at (480) 671-6226 (western time).
Wishing Great Lakers and friends many happy times around the campfire!
Selling my motorhome last November 2014 has led me to rarely update this site. For now I’m leaving it up because of some historical information. If a Great Lakers chapter member knows WordPress and wants to take over this site, just let me know. Otherwise it will just stay as is for the time being.
I got one, too. I have no idea how that happened and I see no evidence of foul play on our WordPress site. I went ahead and deleted some comments although I don’t think they were related to or created this problem.
If it happens again I’ll put in ticket asking WordPress to look into it. I’m also taking an advanced wordpress.org class right now and will ask the teacher tomorrow night.
Nancy Wurm passed away last week with visitation and funeral this week. Nancy founded our chapter, was president for many years and never stopped watching over all of us. Her red truck and travel trailer got her to many rallies and conventions sometimes with help from Joy, Skye and others. Her small sweet poodle Peaches was always near. At rallies on Sunday mornings Nancy would get out that large electric griddle to make pancakes and goodies for the whole lot of us.
She will be missed.
You can read her obituary and leave words of remembrance here. Donations can be made in her name to RVIng Women Open Road Program.
Just got email from Rene’ Gray and Pat Reader, Great Lakers Chapter Secretary/Treasurer, that the 2014 RVing Women Convention in Pennsylvania went very well. Here are convention highlights from their email:
We are coming to you from Pennsylvania, post-Convention. The week was a fun one and our GL members did well in the competitions with Sandy Gauntlett and Patty Bubel winning the corn-hole tournament and Rene’ and I winning (as part of a 4 women team) the golf tournament-Rene’ also won the longest drive. Additionally, our Ohio River/Greater Laker members were winners with Cindy Turvy taking home the big 50/50 in “Heads and Tails” prize and Joanne Grogan winning the pool tournament. There were lots of great sessions and social activities. If you’ve never been to an RVW Convention, your really should experience at least one. Next up will be in Shawnee, OK from October 20 to 25th, 2015. Pencil it in!!!
Rene and Pat also shared the dates for 2015 Great Lakers’ rallies:
- November thru May—we will have luncheons; TBD
- June—12th-14th; Jonesville, MI at Wildwood. Host: Sandy
- July—Mayville, MI for the Sunflower Festival. Date TBD. Hosts: Joy and Skye
- August—13th-16th; Cedarville, MI. Loons Point RV Park. Hosts: Pat and Rene’
- September—9th-13th; Scottsville, MI at Riverside (231-757-2429), Host: Mickie
- If you would like to host a rally, let Rene and Pat know and they will put it on the calendar.
Here is image of the Convention’s ice cream social shared on the RVW Facebook page:
Starting 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.
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.)