Good afternoon to you and I hope you’re having a fine summer.
Escapees aren’t only on-the-go on the road, but are also always searching for ways to reach out to every member and potential member that’s out there on our highways and byways. Many of you may be aware of the new RVers Online University, but perhaps some of your group members aren’t, and we don’t want anyone to miss out on the opportunity to access this fabulous resource for RVing education.
I won’t be repetitive with information that you can access yourself at http://www.rversonlineuniversity.com/ , but I would ask that you please share this great new resource with your membership if possible.
Thank you and safe travels!
Escapees RV Club
21 of us assembled at the venerable hotel in Okotoks now called the Royal Duke (formerly the Willingdon for you history buffs). Hosts were Mary-Ann & John
We had a private room, which was a good idea because those of you who have attended our lunches know that we can get pretty loud with a group of congenial folks seeing each other for the first time in a while. The owner of the hotel, Candice gave us a brief history of the hotel before serving up a delicious meal with her helper Halley. Lots of good conversation and then people disbursed fairly quickly as a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for the area (It actually hit later in the afternoon and was not severe, but with heavy rain & small hail).
NEVIS RALLY REPORT June 2017 from Carol Davis
(John says “Thank you Carol”)
John B advised yesterday that no one had submitted a report on the Nevis Rally for the Club Blog. Like a fool I said I would do one. Now I can hardly remember what I did yesterday and now I have to remember a month ago!!
I remember it was a great Rally. I remember that we had a whole bunch of Escapees present – even some want-a-be Escapees!! 44 in total I think. We gathered in the wee town of Nevis on a beautiful June day. The Community hall was an excellent facility with loads of room to park all those RV’s.
Our Hosts were Marian and Bryant, Mel and Ann, Don and Netta. We had visitors from Australia plus members from BC and the USA present. At the Host dinner on Monday evening we feasted on Pulled Pork, Salads, Buns and Rhubarb Crisp with Ice Cream for Desert as well as Birthday Cake to celebrate Heather and Bert’s shared birthday.
The weeks activities included a field trip to Alex to visit the Museum, a trip to Mirror to see a great antique venue. Shopping for some. Rumour has it that one of ours even bought a tractor!! We played a lot of games including card Bingo during a fierce wind and rain storm. The regular great grudge match baseball game and a Crib tournament were also held. Oh yes and who could forget the swim suit competition. Certainly not Bryant!!
Food continued with a “leftovers plus” dinner Tuesday, Pot luck on Wednesday and hearty finger food on Thursday. Friday topped it off with the guys feeding the “Colander Gals” a lovely breakfast on Friday before we hitched up our wagons and headed off down the road again.
Hope I did not forget any essentials.
Bob & Sheila hosted a very successful lunch at the Grey Eagle Casino Buffet Restaurant on May 12, 2017. 35 members and 5 guests enjoyed a great lunch and enjoyed catching up in this, the last official event before the Spring Rally. If people look serious in the photos it’s only because they were listening intently to the announcements and updates provided by various attendees. A good time was had by all.
Nanton Lunch March 30th
When Carol organized this lunch she thought she knew the restaurant in Nanton where we would eat. Her instructions to get us there were flawless. Only problem was the restaurant at that location is called the Beijing Restaurant – not the name she gave everyone!! So the whole group was gathered outside the named restaurant because its doors were locked and they were not planning on being open till afternoon. (They did have a reservation for us but clearly there was a communication problem!) It also did not make much of a first impression.
So off down the street to the Beijing Buffet we went. It proved to be excellent and accommodated 16 extra guests with no problem at all. Their food was fresh and tasty with very good variety to choose from. The lesson Carol learned was not to assume there is only one Chinese Buffet Restaurant in Nanton!!
It was great to see John and Judi, Henry and Eva, Erich and Carol, Ed and Julie, Gary and Beth, Don, John and Mary-Ann, Neil and Edith and Carol. We were expecting Doug but never found him so hopefully he did not drive from Lethbridge only to find no Alberta Roamers. (Sorry Doug).
Our group has lots of travel plans – some to far off places. Hope to see many at the May lunch and more at the June Rally.
Submitted by Carol Davis
February 1st Lunch
Seven of us gathered at Humpties, Fish Creek park location, to enjoy lunch while getting updates on our winter activities in Alberta. John Wuite hosted. Doug drove from Lethbridge. Henry, Eva, Gerald, Arlene and Carol all attended as well. John even remembered to take a picture! Good to see everyone. A bit of snow fell overnight so we were missing Ernie and Colombe and Neil and Edith who had planned to attend from out of town. (Pictures provided by John W)
Submitted by Carol Davis
52 of us enjoyed a wonderful 20th anniversary Rally in Lethbridge. A great job was done by our Hosts, John and Faye, Henry and Eva and Stan and Beth. Everyone reported having a terrific time and the men won the baseball game for once.
Lost and Found at the Hall: When everyone departed Faye reported that the following items were found: manual can opener; white mug with Bow Valley Park campgrounds printed in green on side; opaque plastic large cereal bowl. If these are yours let Faye know.
Missing for awhile now is the book that members used to sign when attending an event. Please check your stuff to see if you might have it.
Decisions made: A motion was passed at the annual meeting to request emergency contact phone number for each member. This will be stored by the Registrar – not shared. Please send your info by email to the registrar (Carol). Also your Birthday if you want the club to have that info so you could be recognized someday.
Welcome to our new members Della, Melody, Don and Netta, and Denny and Susie.
Also from the AGM: John V. was elected President, Carol as Treasurer / Registrar, Beth as Secretary for a one year term. Henry and Eva remain as VP and Wagon Masters.
Volunteers came forward to host the June and August 2017 Rallies as well as the June 2018 Rally. Watch for more info in the Newsletter and on the Web Site.
Remember that your 2017 membership dues are now due. (Most of you are paid up.)
Chapter 44 Charter Members @ 20th Ann. Rally
Mel “Trumped” the breakfast crowd
Escort to the Stars
Have buttons-Will entertain
Keeping the smoke outside
No one goes hungry
Even the cooks eat
An incredible ongoing effort by the ladies
The popular Morningside Community Hall was again the site for the June rally in 2016. Lots of fun was had by all. Thanks to Curtis for the pictures