Author Archives: Tom Krimminger

GEAR Chapter Fair & Chapter Parade

Linda Muller received this flyer relating to the Chapter Fair and Chapter Parade for GEAR.  This is being forwarded so you will have some time to think about what we can do as a chapter.  Keep in mind that the Carolina Pelicans have a reputation for “WINNING”.  Put your minds in gear (creative) and commit your thoughts to paper.  This will be discussed in depth and final plans developed at the Billups Rally.  REMEMBER THE THEME:  IT’S SHOWTIME!!


Bob Update/Rally

I spoke with Bob over the weekend and he sounded in good spirits.  Asked if he was ready to be “sprung” from the joint and I got a resounding “YES”.  He says they tell him he is continuing to make progress but as I’m sure we all know it comes in baby steps.  He wants me to tell everyone how much he appreciates all the cards and letters and prayers.  Please keep them coming with words of encouragement.  We need to have him home prior to the rally which starts on September 10th, just a little over a month away.

I also received an email today from Linda (Bob’s daughter) who says the therapists have told him he must start doing everything unassisted.  That means that his progress is pretty much in his hands for the next 30 days.  Remember those cards and letters and how much they mean–prayers go without saying.  He still has a feeding tube but is scheduled to visit UNC Chapel Hill on the 18th to review the situation with his esophagus and hopefully receive some help with opening that up so that he can move towards a regular diet and removal of the tube.

Speaking of the rally, don’t forget that reservations (MANDATORY) must be received by August 31st, a little less than 4 weeks away.  I realize that this is usually not a requirement but because of the large number expected it is imperative for the food preparation and parking layout.

Stay cool!



Billups Rally

I haven’t figured out how to print this so if you need a hard copy, send me an email and I’ll reply with the flyer attached.

Tom Krimminger



I recently received a note from The Semper Fi Fund informing me of a donation from the Carolina Pelicans in memory of Tee.  She would have appreciated such a wonderful gesture since this was one of her favorite charities.  Likewise, this too is one of my favorite charities and my utmost thanks go out to each and every one of a group second to none.

If you’re not familiar with this charity, I encourage you to visit their website to see where your money is going  It has a 4 star rating from Charity Navigator with 94% of its revenue going to program services.

May God bless you,



Dear Carolina Pelicans,

Please forgive the tardiness of my response to all the phone calls, cards, letters, thoughts, prayers and any other way you may have reached out to me over this past year.  KNOW that as difficult as things have been, you have made a difference for my family and me with all the love and support extended by you.

Tee was so delighted when she was able to visit her Pelicans family even for a short period of time at Cypress RV Resort just a few weeks prior to the sudden downturn in her health.  The Pelicans have been a constant in our lives ever since that first meeting at Willow Tree RV Resort and for that I am eternally grateful.  Tee always said that there are some people in your life that it doesn’t make any difference how long it has been since you’ve seen them or talked to them—at your next meeting it’s as though you just spoke to them yesterday—the Pelicans, without a doubt, fall into that category.

I especially want to thank those who were able to attend the Celebration of Tee’s Life.  That part of my life is nothing but a blur so please cut me some slack if I did something that I shouldn’t have or didn’t do something that I should have.

I hope that you will continue to keep us in your prayers as this struggle continues.


Wade/Fayetteville KOA Rally

This rally is presently scheduled for May 30-Jun 2.  Tee and I had agreed to host it and realizing recently that we might not be able to attend I twisted Linda and Jim Kolfrat’s arms and they agreed to co-host.  Our circumstances now dictate that we stop dreaming about motorhoming for awhile and accept the realization that it just ain’t going to happen.

We also have heard comments regarding the timing of the rally–such things as Memorial Day, summer travel season, etc.  The reason for this post in advance of the rally this week is to give everyone a chance to think about it and then discuss it at the meeting and make a final decision based on the number of committed attendees.

Tee and I are both working hard at getting back on the road so hope to see all of you soon.


Tom and Tee


A Note From The Treasurer

Once again I am reminding all members that dues ($12.00) for 2013 are due.  I have extended the final date to January 31, 2013.  If there is a problem, please contact me and we will work something out.  If dues are not received by the 31st, your name will be removed from the Carolina Pelicans membership list.  Contact me at 914-456-5043.


Tentative Rally Schedule

Mark your calendars for 2013.  Check the pulldown menu for the schedule.  Please remember that all rallies are subject to change.

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Looking For TV Stars

John Reynolds and Gaye Young have sent out a request for FMCA members who would be willing to do a TV segment to promote FMCA.

Bob Billups has indicated that he would be willing.

For all of you Pelicans who would be willing to participate in such an endeavor, please submit your name, along with your F number, directly to John Reynolds.  His email is “”.



Assistance for Bill Gewain

Received this comment from Bill Gewain today.  If anyone is familiar with that area, please reply directly to Bill via email.  Please note that the dates he refers to are Tue and Wed of this week.  Thanks



I will be in Pooler Ga doing some library work on behalf of my father at Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. Do you know of any camping areas near Hilton Head , SC I’m considering boondocking at Camping World but looks like evenings might freeze. November 27th and 28th are the two nights I’ll be boondocking.
I am a Carolina Pelicans member in 2011.
Bill Gewain
New Bern, NC