We can sure say that we had a wonderful 2016, and here’s hoping that 2017 is as good. Our membership is growing, and I once again, welcome, all our new members. Last year we had many activities, starting in March, with our group volunteering by working with the security group at Perry, Ga. We had a large turn out and also took on several new members, plus some folks came home with newer motorhomes. Then we were off to Hilton Head. We had a wonderful rally at the Hilton Head RV Resort, what a way to start the year, with wonderful food and activities. Then in June we journeyed to the James Island Park, near Charleston, SC. Great weather, nice location and good fun. Some of the members were able to make the trip to Springfield Mass, to attend an Annual FMCA rally, where again we helped with security and Jim as our National Director attended meetings. After the hot summer, our group did the trip to Lewisburg, W. Virginia, for the Greater Eastern Area Rally (GEAR.) Here our group ran the Registration & Information Desk. We have been doing this for many years now. Thanks to the Holtzmans our leaders for this event, the chapter has established a good name for its self with FMCA, and thanks to the folks that work at this event.
Traveling down the road in, October we had our annual boon docking gathering at the Billups Plantation. Where we coincide the event with a full moon. We enjoyed campfires with entertainment, ice cream social, firing our guns, and great weather. To close out the events for 2016 we had our Christmas Rally at Lakewood RV Resort. This was a wonderful outing, one of the largest groups we have had for a Rally. There were outstanding meals and a great Christmas Party with a gift exchange. Doing the Chinese gift exchange is lots of fun for all.
I am so proud of this chapter, as your president it has been fun for me. I want to thank the supporting cast that keeps this chapter going, your officers and all the other committee folks, without them it doesn’t work.
Looking forward 2017, we have our rally’s scheduled and I am looking forward to your continued support, because that’s what makes it all happen.
Happy New Year