By the time I finally get this done, most likely it will be after the Holidays. I do hope you all had a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a Happy New Year.

I would like to thank all of you for making 2015 a great year. The Rally’s went very well, I think. Attendance could be better but that is coming. We had some rough times but with your help we made it through.

Chapters, you were huge help to me and the staff. Those of you that co-hosted did a great job and we thank you.   As you know the only way for a rally to succeed is for everyone to pitch in.  Keep up the good work. If your chapter has not hosted in awhile, think about doing so.   It’s hard work but it is also fun to be part of the preparation for the rally

We will be in Allegan, July 14 - 17, 2016. The theme is “Military Salute”.  Put your thinking caps on how to decorate to the theme.  Let’s really “Salute” our past and present Military personnel.  If not for them, we would not have the freedom we enjoy to do these rallies.

In July a suggestion was made to have an area set up for board games, or what ever attendees would like to do.   The building we have is plenty big so if you want to bring dominos, chess, or any other activity, we will have room. Ladies (and gentlemen) if you would like to try making quilts, etc, there will be room for that also. Whatever you would like to do other than the planned activities, can be done.

I will be doing an insert for this rally (to be folded in with the program).   It will contain any additional information that is not in the program. The plans are to send that out ahead of time for extra information to the Chapters.   It might include some activities, vendor information and etc.   If you have anything to put in the insert, please let me know.

Once again, thank you all for making my first year successful.   Together, we can make Michigan Rallies grow again.   Remember, if you know someone with an RV, invite them to the Rally.  They do not have to be a Good Sam member to join us.  Hopefully, they will enjoy being with the group and decide to become a Good Sam Member.

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in July. Have a great winter and please stay safe and healthy.

Sharon Harnden
Michigan Good Sam Director
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​2016 News Volume 1           3 Jan 2016