May 2008 Outing

64 coaches were in attendance for the May 16 – 18, 2008 campout held at Rally Park, at Lazy Days in Seffner, FL. Friday morning the Executive Board had a meeting to catch up on the club business. Friday afternoon we had a presentation by Linda Smart from the Florida Department Of Financial Services. Her topics included identity theft, fraud, and knowing about insurance coverages. The evening was kicked off with Happy Hour at the clubhouse and 50/50 drawing. Dinner was served by Rainbow Catering,  The evening was spent talking with old friends and making new ones, playing cards and games.

Saturday morning the Board of Directors had a short meeting that included  officers and chapter presidents. A general membership meeting was next on the agenda, including the plans for the Florida row at GNR. Florida is always well represented and everyone attending will be proud of the display of our spirit! Linda & Dan Tuzzolo will be on hand as official greeters and head of the row.

Later that afternoon Judy Mello from Camping World brought goody bags for everyone and talked about some of the summer specials at the store.

Happy Hour began at 4pm with wine & beer on tap! Bartenders Joe Sholtes and Bruce Cheatham were busy serving. It was Raffle Time – many great prizes were on display for the winning ticket holders! Selling tickets were Cliff & Ree Spiller, 2nd Vice Presidents, Jack Caffrey & Mike Sofarelli.  With music playing, they were hoppin’ all over the room and $675 was collected for their efforts! A GREAT JOB! Winners were drawn and prizes were selected. It turned out to be a GREAT event!

A Chicken dinner was served by Rainbow Catering, and the remainder of the evening was spent visiting with friends, playing cards and games.

Sunday morning John & Louise Maenner gathered donuts for breakfast as we all met to talk about summer plans and finalize caravanning plans for GNR.  Goodbyes were said with lots of messages for safe travels!

The Winnie Gators State Club will meet October 17-19, 2008 at Sun N’Fun Resort in Sarasota, Florida. We welcome anyone traveling in the area to come and join us for the weekend!

Linda Tuzzolo