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The Summer in Florida has been very hot with lots and lots of rain.  Hopefully wherever you have been traveling, the weather has been kinder to you.

Our rallies for the remaining months of 2019 are set.  We begin with our Fall rally in Punta Gorda FL.  This is a new destination for SEACA.  Check out Creekside RV Resort on its website www.creeksidervresort.com.  Our sites are waterside sites.  The resort is a brand-new resort located just a quarter mile east of I-75 in Punta Gorda (our home town).  We think you will love our little town and hope you will participate in what is expected to be a fun-filled rally.  Rally hosts Mark & Jackie Belcher, Jack & Joanie Brier and Tom & Cathy Palmer are already at work.  Dates are October 17-21.  You may register online.

Southeast’s annual Christmas Rally will be held December 5-9, 2019 at Sun N Fun Resort in Sarasota, FL.  This has been a very popular rally so please be sure to sign-up early.  Rally hosts Brett & Sandy Sloan, Bob & Sue Moore and Martin Mancuso are putting together a fun-filled rally.  Registration is available at www.southeast.net

Our Regional Rally is set for January 11-14, 2020 at Lazy Days.  Initially, we had planned to have a joint Happy Wanderers/Southeast Pre-rally, regrettably this pre-rally has been cancelled due to the recent dissolution of the Happy Wanderers Chapter. Registration for the Regional Rally may be done on the Southeast website.  Our Regional Rally has become the starting point for our attendance at the Florida RV Supershow—Florida State Fairgrounds January 14-19, 2020.  Registration for the Supershow must be made through the Florida Recreational Vehicle Trade Association.  We go in as a group one day early (Tuesday, January 15) at no additional charge, so be sure to tell them you are with SEACA when registering.

The “Return to Disney’s Fort Wilderness” is scheduled for February 3-6 or 7 or 8, 2020 (our sites are blocked from 2/1-2/10/20).  The Disney experience starts with a social hour on February 3.  This is an ala carte gathering as meals and park admissions are not included.  Social gatherings will be held in the morning and late afternoon.  This allows everyone an opportunity to spend time at the parks throughout the day and later in the evening.  Reservations may be made by calling Hilda Neal (302-598-8892).  Be sure to tell her you are with the Southeast Chapter of the ACA.

Our Spring Rally is set for April 16-20, 2020 at Compass Park RV Park in St. Augustine, FL.  This is the closet campground to historic St. Augustine.  Our 2018 rally here was sold out so be sure to sign up for this popular event at www.southeast.net.

This Summer we took an exploratory trip to Pine Mountain GA.  After spending 4th of July week at the Pine Mountain RV Resort, we believe it would be a nice venue for a SEACA rally.  Am hopeful we can work this into our already busy rally schedule.  If there are any volunteers to host this rally in the future, please contact me.

This magazine issue includes proposed amendments to the ACA bylaws.  Please be sure to read these amendments and vote.  I would be happy to answer any questions SEACA members might have regarding the amendments. 

Southeast welcomes new members Harold Layne & Brenda Edwards of Carolina Beach, North Carolina and David String from Riverview, Florida.

Please let me hear from you with any suggestions you might have for rally locations or how we can better serve our Chapter members.

Safe travels.  Hope to see you in Punta Gorda and all our other rallies.

Dorothy Strunk

President