Many SoCal members have been busy traveling this summer. 17 of us went on a rolling rally to the National in Conroe Texas at the beginning of the summer.  We had a great time, and as usual, great food!  Some prepared by our members as well as several dining experiences.  We had 24 SoCal members in Conroe.  The South Central Chapter did a wonderful job, albeit with some challenges.  The main one was the parking.  The KOA resort kept changing the allotted spaces, as well as the number of spaces.  We had part of our group parked together, but unfortunately we were not all parked together. Since we were the largest visiting chapter we made out better than most chapters.  Many of the chapters were really spread out and unable to park with each other.  South Central did a great job under the circumstances, and the rest of the rally ran smoothly.  We had good food and great entertainment.

August 15th took us to Greenfield, CA for a rally hosted by new members Jon and Brooke Wollam.  They were assisted by Bob and Becky Clapper and Howard Brissette.  There was a day trip to the nearby Monterey Aquarium.  The Concourse D’Elegance at Pebble Beach was also happening while we were there.  Even if you didn’t go into Monterey, there were many beautiful cars to see traveling to and from Pebble Beach.  Food, fun and games were highlights of this rally.  Yanks RV park is a little isolated, but a beautiful, well maintained park we all enjoyed.

Our next rally was in Jackson CA at the Jackson Rancheria Casino and RV Park for a rally hosted by NorCal/NorWest.  Not Cal did a great job, with first time rally hosts, Craig Orten and Chris Connelly.  They were assisted by Paul Lazaterra and Myrna Doeer.  The rally was attended by about equal numbers of NorCal/NorWest and SoCal members. It only highlighted the need for us to become one group. We are looking forward to the merger with NorCal/NorWest and SoWest Chapters.

The next Rally coming up is in Simi Valley Oct 11th-13th, at a small park called Tapo Canyon.  We will have the whole park to ourselves and a wonderful day trip to the Reagan Library with lunch to follow under the wing of Air Force One.  The rally will again be hosted by Jerry and Loretta Scott with help from the other Camarillo members.  Joe and I have visited the majority of Presidential libraries in this country.  I can say without a doubt, that we feel this is the most beautiful of them all.  The grounds and the views are spectacular.  It’s a do not miss destination.

In January, a group of us will be traveling to Camp Verde AZ., to a brand new park, Verde Ranch RV Resort, to make arrangements for our Western Regional Rally.  The tentative dates are March 31-April 6th.  More info to follow. 

In Feb, we will again have the No Rain Rally in Wildomar Ca, hosted by Gary and Pat Adams.  This rally is sold out, but has a waiting list.  This is always a fun filled rally.

Please keep our military and first responders in your prayers,

Debbie Darby

SoCal President