MINI-RALLIES

and

CLASSICS CARAVANS

 

Being an A.D.D. (attention deficit disorder) personality type that should be on Ritalin, four rallies a year
doesn't satisfy my need to roam. After retiring, I looked at several RV clubs in northeast Texas, southern
Oklahoma and northern Louisiana for a second club to travel and socialize with. Only one had a tech
session. All mainly played games, did crafts, and ate and ate and ate. They seldom travel more that 100
miles for a rally. It came to me in a sleep deprived stupor that the most interesting and travel-orientated
people I knew were in the Classics. Maybe other members share my desire for more traveling with this
great group of Classic members. Thus, the idea for mini-rallies came about.

At the October rally, the Board approved the concept of mini-rallies. Input is requested to see if there is
interest in rallies not involving the whole Classic group and not replacing any regular Classic Rally.

Someone at the meeting (Billy Massey, I think) has mentioned that he plans to go to a hot air balloon
festival in Albuquerque in October before the October Classic Rally. We discussed making this a mini-
rally. We need to check dates to be certain, but it was thought that it is the weekend before the Classic
Rally and the Classic Rally would be a stop on the return trip.

I have been thinking of going to Nashville or Branson in mid-to-late March and maybe to Colorado in
June.

As I envision a mini-rally, we would make plans and caravan to a location. A gathering location would be
planned and an outline travel plan (not to exceed 7 days from gathering location) with campground
stops would be distributed. Reservations could be made by a one-time Rally Master or Caravan Host.


Email response to the mini rally idea has brought an idea from Eugene Mazzurana suggesting weekend mini rallies.

I think the Classics membership is dynamic and energetic enough to have two types of rallies in addition to the regular quarterly Classic rallies:
the Mini Rally - a weekend rally for a special event or place
and
the Classics Caravan - traveling rallies for events and places more distant and requiring six to ten days.

We are limited only by our interest and members willing to plan a rally and serve as a host/wagonmaster for these single event/destination rallies. These events will cost the club nothing but will provide additional venues for forming and sharing friendship with the great Classics group (not to mention the fun places that we can experience).

Think of the opportunity to let your GMC cruise the roads more frequently instead of being tethered for weeks and months at a time. Talk about cabin fever - what must it be like to be your GMC. Mine complains to me all the time about being shut up in the garage and never getting to go anywhere. We might even get some use from those house batteries before they will no longer hold a charge. You could even get a chance to change the oil because mileage requires it. I'm getting excited just thinking about it.

Are you interested in participation in this type activity? Yes ___ No ___ (if yes, provide contact info)

Name ___________________ Phone ______________ Email ___________________________

Would you plan and/or host this one of these Caravans or Rallies? Yes __ No __ (if yes, provide contact info)

Name ___________________ Phone ______________ Email ___________________________

Should the Mini-rally Master collect fees or should each coach be responsible for reservations, etc?
Mini-rally Master _____You make own arrangements ____

If you have an idea for a Mini-Rally or Classics Caravan, please share it with me.

L. D. McWilliams, Assistant Wagon Master
1612 E Main
Whitehouse, TX 75791
903 871 2648 home
903 312 0110 cell
EMAIL

 

Please return this to L. D. or Johnnie so that planning can begin.