Message from your President
I want to address how beautiful Oregon is: I would highly encourage everyone to succumb to the beauty that is Oregon at the Fall Rally Oct 2nd thru Oct 7th. We have incorporated as much of Oregon as we could, in our Beer Tasting using a local brewery “Two Shy Brewery”, 3 local baskets for raffling off, filled with surprises such as Portland Catsup, a Keen Shoe representative giving a talk on his Portland based company, Ladies Brunch with a presentation by the Cow Creek Tribe of their basket making and jewelry,
A local tour of hidden sites with a lunch at a local winery located on the Umpqua River, crossing the Milo Academy covered wooden bridge, a costume Party, carving and decorating pumpkins, an Oregon couples game, a book club event that discusses local history, and a chance to bond with your GMC friends, attend seminars, shop with the vendors, and attend our own church service with the Beckman’s, and an Auction. So let’s sign-up and make some memories to last a lifetime. Just go on-line or get your registration form from the newsletter, one catch, you have to register and have it in by August 31st to participate. Remember to bring items for the auction and your own Swap meet. Stroll through the park and avail yourself of the “Open House” it’s always fun looking at our beautiful GMC’S.
Join our Business Meeting, Sat Oct 5th 9:30-10:30. Before you come you will need to read Donna Ventura’s minutes from the previous meeting so you can vote to accept them. Donna has also been busy bringing our Chapter Bylaws current and within the regulations of FMCA, we are legal and up to date, quite an accomplishment, a big special “Thank You”, to Donna. I also want to thank Manny Trovao for building a special box for our speakers to travel in style and comfort. Thanks also to the Boys of Western States and their organizing of our sound equipment: Dave de Graffenreid, Armand Minnie, and Manny Trovao. I also want to thank Suenell Tordini for keeping my spirts up with her beautiful cards, Grace Kanomata for always lending a hand and her willingness to help me, Jim Kanomata for his support and sponsoring our Happy Hours. It really is appreciated and helps us to bring you more opportunities to enjoy our Western States Rallies. Also to Carol Minnie for her support with our women’s programs, she is so creative and adds so much with her decorating, and to George Banovich for his enlightening us in his Serbian traditions for the newsletter, and to Jodell for leading us in her decorating pumpkins class.
Keep the Wind at your Back, and I’ll see you soon on the “Oregon Trail”.
Bobbie Schultz, President