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April Rally – Western Fun!

Carolina Pelican April RallyWestern

Dates:  April 18 – 22, 2018

Where:  Carrollwoods RV Park at Grapefull Sisters Vineyard, Tabor City, NC

Reservations:  Call 910-653-5538, mention that you are with the Carolina Pelicans to get discounted price. April 1 cutoff date

Price:  $32.80 plus tax, per nite – They are holding 20 sites for us.

Hosted by Debbie & George Baumgartner and Dale & Charlie West

Call Dale West at 843-503-6415 or e-mail for more information.

Additional information will follow soon



Billups Rally Notes & Photos


Display  If you were unable to make it to our last rally at the Billups’ plantation it was a wonderful event. With 24 coaches, the weather was fantastic, food was outlandish and the company divine. I want to thank Bob, Linda & Ken from all the Pelicans for allowing us to use the grounds to have our yearly fall rally.           




For you folks that don’t remember the fun we use to have putting up the screen room and borrowed tents and never knowing if the weather condition would them to make it day to day – They now have a beautiful metal shed to use.  It’s just perfect.

The entertainment was enjoyed by all. There were two groups. Friday night Randy Turner, and Saturday was “Cool Change.“  Bob Billups’ brother was the drummer.  We also enjoyed the gun range and playing corn hole. Along with the bonfire we were served hot cider, hot chocolate and s’mores thanks to Andy & Ellyn Meshel. There was dinner on Saturday night. It was a feast for pilots and copilots. Much work was put in by our host Linda Johnson, plus George & Ro Edwards were our grilling folks.  The menu consisted of chicken, ribs, roast beef, corn, green beans, coleslaw, roasted potatoes, and lots of deserts.  Those brownies loaded with nuts were to die for.

There was a group who went out to Dinner Thursday night at the Southern Hops Brewing Co.  Wonderful beer’s brewed on site. We also did our annual trip to the Schoolhouse Restaurant on Friday night for some good southern cooking.

I sure hope that everyone enjoyed the event, we will back here again next year.

Oh, just one other thing – when any of you go out to play golf don’t let this happen to you.  Don next time you might want to wear a life jacket.


Hope to see you all in December at our Christmas Party at the Charleston KOA in Ladson, SC.

Happy Thanksgiving & Safe Travels


Christmas Rally 2017


Carolina Pelican Christmas Rally

Dates: In Dec. 7, Out Dec. 10 (Dec. 6 for golf)

Reservations: Charleston KOA 9494 Hwy 78, Ladson, SC

1-800-562-5812 Be sure to note Carolina Pelicans Rally.

Notify when you have registered. (We need a count for caterer).

Golf: If interested, contact Mike Howell He is arranging tee times at Shadow Moss. Plan to arrive on Wednesday, Dec. 6 if you are playing.


Thursday, Dec. 7: Arrival.

Happy Hour 4:00 in Rec Hall. BYOB and snacks to share.

Dinner on your own.

Friday, Dec. 8:

8:30 Breakfast – Rec. Hall.

Afternoon on your own.

6:00 Catered BBQ dinner – Rec. Hall Games and Bingo to follow.

Saturday, Dec. 9:

8:30 Breakfast – Rec. Hall

10:00 – Meeting

Afternoon on own.

6:00 Pot luck dinner – Rec. Hall. Bring own plates, drinks, etc. Meat provided by club. Bring sides and/or dessert.

White Elephant Christmas Gift Exchange to follow. Each person who wishes to participate should bring a gift for their own gender. (Men – male gift, Women – female gift) We will draw numbers and “steal” up to two times. Gift value around $10.00.


We will support the Hope Lutheran Church Angel Tree for clients of food program. Donations or Walmart gift cards will be welcome. This program provides Christmas for 150 children 12 and under each year.

Sunday, Dec. 10:

Depart for home. Happy Trails and Merry Christmas!

There are many choice things to do in the area. You will receive a goody bag upon arrival with brochures and suggestions and directions. We will be happy to assist you, but will not be able to put together guided tours this year. Just ask Chris or Nancy for suggestions and you will be ready to enjoy Charleston!

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Chris and Nancy Holtzman

John and Carol Coughlin

Rally Hosts


Perry Rally 2018 – FMCA’s 97th International Convention and RV Expo

I have contacted the folks in charge of security at the Perry Rally 2018. They are looking forward to our help again.

When you register for the rally you are presented with various options to select.  If you wish to attend and work security look for Early Security or Security.

Early security – Arrive on 3/11 with a meeting to be held at 3 pm. You will be working during the rally setup (pre-rally)


Security – Arrive on 3/12 with a meeting to be held at 3 pm. You will be working during the rally.

Check arriving with a caravan – “Carolina Pelicans” (We will set up a gathering time at Perry Rally for both early security and security folks) this will help us possibly park together.

If you wish to attend and not volunteer, then review other options.

Please contact me if you want to work either of these events or have signed up for either of these.

I need to send a list of names to the SEA President and FMCA headquarters.

As of the Billups Rally we have 18 members signed up.


Linda Kolfrat


Spring/Summer Rally


Let’s Get Patriotic

MAY 31-JUNE 4 2017


Fayetteville RV Resort, 6250 Wade-Stedman Road Wade, N. C. 910-484-5500

Wed. May 31st

Arrival date, dinner on your own

Thurs. June 1st

9:00 AM  Breakfast. TBD Maybe under a Tent or in Club House.  Bring your own coffee

5-8 PM Dinner in the club house for all residents hosted by the campground.

Fri. June 2nd

9:00 AM Breakfast in the club house for rally members only.  Pancakes, Sausage, Fresh Fruit, Orange Juice.  Bring your own coffee.

Free Day.

Friday Evening  6-8 PM – Dinner in the club house for rally members only  Food: Steak & Chicken, Tor line Salad, Corn Souffle, Bake Beans, Salad, Bread Pudding and a Chocolate Surprise. BYOB

Patriotic Hat Contest, obsolete contest (small items only), and other games to follow dinner.

Sat. June 3rd

8-9 AM Breakfast in the club house for rally members only with a meeting to follow. Donuts and muffins will be provided.  Bring your own coffee.

Free day to enjoy the area.

Dinner Out – 4:30 PM Meet at the main office to CARPOOL to Pierro’s Italian Bistro on Ramsey Street, Fayetteville.

Possible ice cream social when we return to the campground.

Sun. June 4th

Departure Day

Hosts:  Carol and Bill Petras. 860-301-0680 cell 843-236-1780-home

April Rally – Hawaiian Outing


Join us for our Hawaiian outing.

April 19th thru April 23rd

Cypress Camping Resort 101 Cypress RV Way, Myrtle Beach, SC 843-293-0300

Reservations must be made by April 1st $37.80/day. Tell them you will be coming in with the Carolina Pelicans. We have 25 sites reserved, but sites not reserved by April 1st will be released.

Wed April 19th

Arrival day. Dinner on your own

Thurs April 20th

Breakfast: Pancakes and sausage

Dinner : Club will provide Hamburgers & Hot dogs. Members to provide a potluck dish to go with burgers and hot dogs OR a dessert.

A thru K side dish for dinner ——-L thru Z a dessert

Friday April 21st

Breakfast : Omelets in a bag.

Dinner: Hawaiian Dinner with the trimmings

Prizes for the best Hawaiian shirts and Muu Muu’s if you choose to dress

Sat April 22nd

Breakfast: pastries, bagels and cream cheese

Club Meeting

Dinner: dinner out, location to be announced

Sun April 23rd. ALOHA: departure and safe travels

For all you readers, we will also have a Book Exchange.  Also clean out your garage or RV basement for a Yard Sale.  Remember:  One person’s junk can be another person’s treasure.

Hosts: Anne Rone 518-542-1243 Linda Kolfrat 914-456-5043

Rally fees are $25.00 per person

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



CAROLINA PELICANS SUMMER RALLY July 17 – 21, 2013   Hosts: Elizabeth and Paul Councilman and Chris and Nancy Holtzman Wade/Fayetteville ,NC KOA, Exit 61, I-95   Make your own reservations by calling 910-484-5500. Currently we have 13 sites reserved … Continue reading