August 2011

Rocky Mountain Chapter
Ouray, Colorado / August 4-7

Ridgway State Park. Join us for a corny weekend to celebrate the Olathe Sweet Corn Festival and soak in Ouray's famous hot springs.

Campsites are $14 to $22/night. For reservations (available at February 4), go online to www.parks.state.co.us or call (303) 470-1144 or (800) 678-2267.

Joanne Mallett and Judy Hashem are rally hosts for this event. They will be at site 165(Loop E) in the Elk Ridge camping area. For rally information, contact Judy at judyhashem@gmail.com.


FreeWheelers Chapter
Graeagle, California / August 5-7

Clio's Rivers Edge RV Park. This park is located 2.5 miles south of Graeagle within the Plumas National Forest at the edge of Tahoe National Forest. There are many opportunities for hiking, birding, kayaking and fishing. Several golf courses are located nearby. Other activities include horseback riding, mountain biking, geocaching, gold panning, and visiting museums and antique shops.
       
Campsites are $38/night. This rate will also be honored for those coming in on Thursday or staying through Monday. We have reserved 30 campsites in sections A and B along the river. All sites have 30-amp electric (some 50-amp sites are available), cement pads and cable TV. Wi-Fi is available. For reservations, call the RV park at (530) 836-2375. Provide them with your email address, rig type and size, number of slide-outs and tow car information, and be sure to mention that you are joining the FreeWheelers RVW rally in sections A and B. Reservations must be made by June 30. Information about this park is available at www.riversedgervpark.net.


Celia Buckley and Marion Randall are the rally hosts for this event. For rally information, email trysted@comcast.net.


Oregon Chapter
Blue River, Oregon / August 12-14

Holiday Farm RV Resort. Dixie Evers and Joyce Pickens are the rally hosts for this event.

Campsites are $35/night, refundable for cancellations made at least 72 hours in advance. This park does not accept checks. To reserve your campsite, call the park at (542) 822-3726 before June 12.

Holiday Farm RV Resort is located at 54455 McKenzie River Drive, Blue River OR 97413. For more information about this resort, go to www.holidayfarmrvresort.com.

To register for this event, contact chapter secretary Barb Pace at barbpace1@msn.com.


Great Lakers Chapter
Ohio River Valley Chapter
Chesterton, Indiana / August 19-21

Indiana Dunes State Park. Join our two chapters for a wonderful rally experience. Indiana Dunes State Park offers Lake Michigan beaches and great hiking and nature trails. Nearby Michigan City offers several recreation and entertainment options. The annual Lake Front Art Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday. Other activities may include bike riding on scenic paved trails along Lake Michigan, golf, shopping for bargains at Lighthouse Outlet Mall, and visiting local museums or the Blue Chip Casino.

Campsites are $25.50/night and can accommodate rigs up to 45 feet. All have 50-amp electric service, but no water or sewer hookups. Fresh water hydrants and a dump station are available. A gate fee of $5 for Indiana residents and $10 for non-residents is good for your entire stay. We will try to group our sites together at the east end of the east loop, so try to reserve a site toward the lower end of the range of #121–130 or in #90–99. Reservations can be made online at www.camp.in.gov (there is a campground map to help you choose a site) or by calling (866) 622-6746. Reservations can be made six months in advance, i.e. beginning February 19. Reserve early; this campground fills up fast every weekend in the summer. If you reserve and later find you cannot attend, you may cancel your reservation for a $10 fee.


After you have reserved your campsite, please also RSVP to rally host Carole Goodwin and Renee DeMar. Call (708) 285-5244 or (708) 373-5607, or email caroleagoodwin@sbcglobal.net.



Mid-America Chapter
Texas Ramblin' Roses Chapter
Branson, Missouri / August 19-21

ABC Campground. Everyone is invited to join the Mid-America and Texas Ramblin' Roses chapters at this always fun rally. ABC Campground is located just northwest of Branson with easy access to shows, shopping and three beautiful Ozark lakes. Plans include a Friday evening catered dinner ($17.75) and a Branson show Saturday night featuring the 12 Irish Tenors ($23.10). We will have a potluck dinner Saturday night; bring your own entree and a side dish to share.
       
Campsites are $26/night. Those who want to come early or stay late will get the same rate for those days. For reservations, contact Tracy Stillwell at (800) 671-4399. Be sure to mention that you are joining the RVing Women group. Information about ABC Campground is available at www.abc-branson.com.
       
Mid-America Chapter members JoBeth Griffin and Catherine Dale are hosting this event. For rally information, email jbgcwd@aol.com or call (813) 758-0037 or visit the Mid-America Chapter website at http://midamerica.wordpress.com.



MidAtlantic Chapter
Urbanna, Virginia / August 19-21

Bethpage Campground. Join us for our third annual crab fest rally. This campground has a wonderful crab feast on Saturday night—all the crab you can eat plus other delectable menu items.
        
For campsite reservations, call the campground at (804) 758-4349 or reserve online at www.bethpagecamp.com. Be sure to mention that you are joining the RVing Women rally.
        
Cindy Hoernlein and Nancy Davis are hosting this event. For information, contact Cindy at (609) 233-5546 or cin1155@aol.com or Nancy at (609) 233-5541 or nanedav@aol.com.

Northeast Network
Meredith, New Hampshire / August 19-21

Harbor Hill Camping Area. Rally hosts for this event are Pat Hayes and Dottie Bemis at kpjingles@charter.net or (508) 885-4726 or (860) 798-8686 and Adrienne Stevens at a.stevens4@myfairpoint.net or (603) 284-7034.
        
Campsites are $38/night. Please confirm with one of our rally hosts before calling the campground. After you have contacted a rally host, call the campground at (603) 279-6910 to reserve your campsite; be sure to mention that you are joining the RVW Northeast Network rally. A deposit check of $38 is required by March 31. Credit cards will be accepted for final payment upon arrival.
        
Harbor Hill Camping Area is located at 189 Route 25 East, Meredith NH 03253. Information about this campground is available www.hhcamp.com.




RV Maintenance Boot Camp
BROWNSVILLE, OREGON
August 22 to 26, 2011


RVW invites you to come to Oregon for a one-week maintenance and RV  fulltiming boot camp for owners of recreational vehicles who want to learn more about the ve- hicle safety and maintenance issues that affect their RV experiences.


This camp is for the experienced woman RVer, as well as the woman just starting to RV. What you will learn: Instruction will include selecting the right RV for you, deciding whether or not to tow, and learning about weight distribution. The special needs you must consider if you live on the road—how to handle mail and insurance, for example—will be discussed. Class- room instruction will also include maintenance of electrical systems, batteries, plumbing, appliances, generators, hydrau- lics, slides and RV exterior care. Propane safety and theory of handling propane in a safe manner will also be discussed.


Where: Instruction will be provided from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in Brownsville, Oregon on the Country Western Festival Grounds.


Class size: To keep instruction individualized and allow for skill training exercises, enrollment in this five-day pro- gram will be limited to a maximum of 20 students. Registra- tion is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Rally leader: Patricia "Beckey" Beckey. For information call (541) 680-1935 or email rvwbeckey@rvingwomen.org.


Camping: Boondocking will be available on the Country Western Festival Grounds.


Just-for-fun activities: We will have potlucks and may drive to Sweet Home for dinner one evening. Prevost and other RV manufacturing facilities are narby; we may be able to arrange tours for those who can arrive a few days early or stay after the boot camp. The Willamette Country Music Fest will be held on the Country Western Festival Grounds the weekend of August 19 to 21. Come early and enjoy the music and fun. Information about this event is available at www.willamettecountrymusicfest.com.


Registration fee: For RVW members, the fee for this five- day program is $400 per student plus $50 for the textbook. Include your RVW membership number on your registration form. The fee for non-members is $450 per student plus $50 for the textbook. Please register early as class size is limited.


How to register: Go to www.rvingwomen.org to download a registration form. Mail or fax this form with payment of the registration fee to RVW, P.O. Box 1940, Apache Junction AZ 85117-1940. Fax to (480) 671-6230 with credit card payment. Please register early.


Enrollment in this five-day program is limited to a maximum of 20 students.



Cascadia Chapter
Tokeland, Washington / August 26-28

Bayshore RV Park. For rally information and to register, go the Event page at www.cascadiarvw.com.


MidAtlantic Chapter
Urbanna, Virginia / August / TBA

Bethpage Campground. Details will follow.

The rally registration fee for this event is $12/person ($11 for the rally and $1 for the chapter). Cindy Hoernlein and Nancy Daves are rally hosts for this event. For information, contact Cindy at cin1155@aol.com or (732) 233-5546 or Nancy at nanedav@aol.com or (732) 233-5541.