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A big Southeast “Thank you!” goes out to our 2018 Christmas Rally hosts. We are fortunate that our experienced rally hosts Terry & Belinda Moorefield, Wendy Gaynor and Dave & Ann Laudick along with Rick & Nancy Moore volunteered to provide another fun filled rally. Please see picture below. Southeast’s Christmas Rally has been held at this resort for several years and the 2018 rally has exceeded our capacity of thirty coaches. We are already planning a 2019 return to Sun N Fun!

We are planning rallies through April 2020 and I am including these events for your long-range scheduling.

The Eastern Regional Rally at Lazydays and the Supershow Rally are sold out! It appears that shortening the regional to three days and adjusting the agenda were successful! I want to thank everyone for the inputs that we received and have included many of them in the regional and Supershow events. The Happy Wanderers and Southeast have joined together to have a pre-rally to the Regional. I look forward to attending this event, I know it will be a work in progress as we go but we are planning the same schedule in 2020. This gives people a greater opportunity for socializing and enjoying what Lazydays and the surrounding area has to offer.

Registration for the Supershow Rally became available on September 18 and rapidly sold out! Southeast did very well with thirty-two Southeast coaches registering within the first two days and over forty within the first week. The rally sold out within a month and the FRVTA does not accept standbys. Rally includes access to the Supershow, 30A electrical and just about non-stop socials! We will park together and have a great time! We are planning another Supershow Rally in 2020.

Our “Return to the (Fort) Wilderness” will be held in February 2019. To register and reserve for extra days call our agent (Hilda), her phone number is (302)598-8892. Be sure to tell Hilda you are with Southeast Early and late days are available. Hilda has blocked 30 sites from February 1 till the 10th, our rally dates are from February 3rd through the 8th.

March brings us to Perry, Georgia for the American Coach Chapter of the FMCA’s pre-rally and the FMCA’s 99th International Convention and RV Expo. Details can be located at www.acc-fmca.com.

Southeast’s spring 2019 rally will be held at Florida Grande RV Resort in Webster, Florida. Our hosts are already hard at work to provide a great rally. We have not been to this location before and are looking forward to a fun filled event. Our hosts have planned a fun schedule with great meals, entertainment, socials and optional adventures. Sandy Gallup has put together a very informative agenda that is available at www.southeastaca.net. In case you missed it, Webster has a great flea market, information is available here http://websterwestsidefleamarket.com/

The Happy Wanderers are joining Southeast for the pre-rally to the national rally in Texas. Just call the campground and reserve your early days.

Southeast returns to the Gulf Waters RV Resort in Fort Myers Beach in October. This is a wonderful facility with great sites and a large well-equipped meeting room. There is a lot to do in this area. We had our first rally there in October 2018 and when we asked if there was an interest in a return the vote was unanimous with no recount required.

You can see by our schedule that Southeast remains a very active chapter, we have a lot planned and most of our rallies already have volunteer hosts. There is room for improvement and we want your support. We have a lot of experienced hosts that have an amazing level of rally expertise and my hope is that we get more volunteers. I know from personal experience that being a volunteer allows you to have fun, meet people and enjoy being part of a successful team.

Information, agendas and registration for our rallies is always available at www.myamericancoach.com and www.southeastaca.net.

Welcome to Southeast’s newest members! Frederick & Patti Distasio, Merritt Island, FL, Frank Frione, Boca Raton, FL, Rebecca Elias, Ocoee, FL, George & Joy Gillin, New Port Richey, FL and Michael & Sandra Harrington, Middletown, DE.

Welcome back to Southeast! Jim & Carol Dee, Oak Ridge, TN.

Ray and I feel very fortunate to be a part of this chapter and we hope to see you soon!

Pauline Shea