November has arrived, the candy hustlers have completed their task and now it is time to complete ours as well – it is time to prepare the rig for winter. Whether we drain the water; clean the holding tanks; wash and clean; change the oil; maybe fill with fuel, and there might be other tasks needed to be done before putting the baby to sleep for a short time. Some of our members head towards warmer climate for the winter but some of us don’t. We just stay and talk about how cold the weather is and maybe grumble a bit.
We have so much to be thankful for that it is not fair to complain about the weather. We can all be thankful that we can still travel, attend camping activities and meet with old and new friends. We are thankful for our veterans as we observe Veterans Day November 12. As we approach Thanksgiving we will again be reminded how thankful we are as families and friends gather.
We are almost completed with the re-chartering of chapters this year. There are only four needing to send their paperwork to Pat. Thanks to those who have completed the process.
We have received some bids on the patch packer trailer. We set a November 15 deadline for submitting bids and that is about up.
The Greater Kansas RV Show in Wichita is January 24-27. As usual we will be taking tickets and manning a table to help inform people about Good Sam. This is an opportunity to gain new members. We will need help with this and if you can volunteer some time to help please let me know.
Articles and adds will soon be due for the Winter edition of the KANSAS GOOD SAM NEWS. Start now working on your submissions for the paper, maybe include you camping schedule for 2019. David has challenged us with how many adds we can sell. Let’s see if we can load him up with adds. This really helps with printing and mailing cost of the paper.
I have attached the new list of Areas, ASD’s and chapters included within each area. Many of these Areas have an Area Rally each year. I will include these dates next month as soon as I have confirmed the dates and locations. Plan to attend these Rallys as most normally occur in the spring.
The final State Rally report has been completed, and we were able to exceed expenses enough to pay for many of our normal State expenses. As many know, the attendance was down some but we still had a great time. We again want to thank all who attended the Rally. Without your attendance this event could not happen. Also want to THANK all the Chapters who provided door prizes and cakes for the cake walk.
Some changes have been made within the State Staff. Lana Jones who has been State Secretary for at least eight years is stepping down and Cathy Beverage will be replacing her. Lana will still be on staff with different responsibilities. I want to THANK Lana for her many years of service to the Kansas Good Sams and also want to THANK Cathy for stepping up to serve as State Secretary.
As we approach 2019 we have others who have served several years within the State Staff that wish to step aside and allow others to step-in and carry the ball for a while. They will provide on the job training next year. If you want to help at any level with the Rally please let me know. We can talk about our needs and your interest. Please consider this as an opportunity to serve our organization.
HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING
Make Your Journey Count.
Dean & Karen Stewart
Click this link to print:
DIRECTOR NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2018