Last Call for 2001 Fall Roundup in Mariposa

You still have time to send in your registration for the California Gold Fall Roundup in Mariposa September 17th through the 22nd.

All the arrangements have been finalized, the Mari-posa Fairgrounds will be ours exclusively for those dates, and the Miwok Indians, the indigenous first Americans, have been alerted to conjure up some great weather. Gold is still flowing in those streams, Yosemite will be gorgeous and the crowds will be gone, and now is the time to make sure you will be a part of it all. What a great time for us Western Staters to congregate and enjoy each other's company. After all, we have so much in common!

1) The weather usually is very mild this time of year, but nights could get nippy and days could get warm, so an all purpose wardrobe is in order.

2) Mariposa is a small town, but all needs can be met. It is quite close to the Fairgrounds.

3) Get out those Golden Age passes if you're going to do Yosemite on your own. It will cost $20.00 per vehicle without them. Camping within the park should not be a problem during the week.

4) Information will be provided in your packets about other recreational opportunities such as golf, horseback riding, museums, lake swimming, fishing and boating. Even houseboating is available. Mono Lake, June Lake and Mammoth Lakes are just over the mountains via Tioga Pass through Yosemite.

Nancy warns us: better get your rest in before you come to the roundup - looks like there will be precious little time to sit with your feet propped up. Our schedule is very, very full with all those great meals and our usual attitude adjustment hours. Our non-tech workshops sound really interesting: everything from Angels to Antiques (we've got this ugly lamp....), stained glass to good health. And, of course, don't forget your comfy cushion for those marathon jokers and marbles games and tournaments!

Please feel free to contact Freddi and Frank Condos or Lillian and Marc Trubert if you have any questions or concerns. They live in the area and will be happy to provide any information you might need.

So send that registration in pronto, because we want you with us in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas for another great Roundup with a great backdrop and great people.


Emery reminds us that we are planning to have a significant amount of Vendor support at our Mariposa Roundup. We are in the process of contacting them now and should have several at our rally.

Jim Bounds of Orlando, GMC Co-op, will be there with two or three workers to repair and install items. He has agreed to do this in such a manner that members can observe the work. We are planning on an "in the round" format to show hands-on demos by having several coach positioned in the center with chairs for observers around the circle. Each coach slot would be manned by a technician doing work. Specific things would be scheduled so that members could watch, ask questions and discuss the work. The demos would be scheduled so as not to interfere with the other roundup seminars. During the day, other repairs and installa-tions would be done in the different slots and members would be welcome to observe and learn. Jim has given us a listing of some of the things that he could do at the roundup (look for the listing in the last Tech Center - # 33).

Members wishing to have services done on their coach should contact Jim Bounds as soon as possible to get pricing, reserve the time, and to make sure that he brings the needed parts. He may be reached at: , 1-877-275-4462 or 1-407-857-5777. His website is

Besides Jim Bounds, we will have Darren Paget, Jim Kanamoto and other vendors who will install such things as final drives, oil cooler hoses, wheel bearings and brakes. See the Tech Session Schedule for more details.

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