Well, SoCal, after a short hiatus, I am BACK!  Yes, I am back as your ACA SoCal President.  I am happy to serve again in what I consider the best Chapter of ACA.  (Small prejudice!). I know there are other great chapters, as Joe and I have attended many other chapter rallies  over the years and have had wonderful experiences.  It is just that my heart is in SoCal.

At this writing we packing to go to Greenfield CA, near the Monterey Peninsula for a rally hosted by new members Jon and Brooke Wollam.  It’s great to have new members jump right in and host a rally!  When we leave there, we are going to be traveling with other SoCal members Bob and Becky Clapper, Jerry and Loretta Scott, Gary and Pat Adams and Scott and Susan Rose.  From there we will be headed to Pescadero, CA, near Half Moon Bay for a couple of days.  After that, off to Napa for some wine tasting.  Everyone knows Napa for it’s wine, but it is also known for many 5 star restaurants. We intend to enjoy both.   We will be staying at the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga, where we had a wonderful National Rally in 2007.  From there we will be traveling to visit long time SoCal members George and Nancy Borecky in Redwood Valley CA.  George and Nancy lost their house of 40+ years in the Santa Rosa area fires.  They have rebuilt a beautiful new house and purchased 2 neighboring lots.  George has set up accommodations for us all to be able to park, with services, on his property.  One of the highlights we always enjoy with the Borecky’s is a night out for dinner at the beautiful Francis Ford Coppola Winery.  After that we will all be attending the NorCal Rally in Jackson, CA at the Jackson Rancheria Casino and Resort.  How can we not have FUN?

In October, Jerry Scott has again reserved us a spot in Tapo Canyon, Simi, CA.  We have the entire park, which is in a little quiet valley, but just a few minutes drive to The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.  We have visited many of the Presidential Libraries all over the country, and this is one of our favorites.  The views are spectacular.  We will have a catered lunch under the wing of Air Force One.  Hard to beat a day like that!

Rich Hunter, Glenn Caldwell and I will be working on our Annual Western Regional Rally for next March.  We are investigating a brand new resort and hoping to have details for you in the next magazine. Erling and Sue Pohls are looking for dates for another rally at Flying Flags resort in Buellton, CA.

Now that summer is over, I hope you enjoyed many trips in your coach, and continue to do so as Fall begins. Travel safely, have fun and enjoy the trip, as well as the destination. 

Please keep our military, who allow our freedom to enjoy this lifestyle, police and all first responders in your prayers!

Debbie Darby

SoCal President