Saturday, August 15, 2015

Greetings,
 
     A lot has occurred since the last MVC e-news. The MVC had a combined (with the Elks and Full Time Chapters) Pre-rally at Lake Delton (the Dells), Wisconsin on July 18-21st. An enjoyable time was had by all. We had a "welcome" meal of Wisconsin brats; visited the Carr Valley Cheese Company (where they had plenty of samples and many purchases were made); had a "pot luck" meal and afterwards had a "white elephant" auction; had a 'humdinger'  of a breakfast at Paul Bunyan's, then the Lumberjack show; rode the "ducks;' and wrapped up with a roast beef dinner when the "sheriff" announced fines (of 25 cents) for infractions he noted by members during the rally. Combining the proceeds from the "none essentials" auction and the fines collected by the "sheriff," a check for $260 has been sent to the American Heart Association.
     The annual audit of the MVC Treasurer's records was done during the Pre-rally by members Steve Czartsy and Jack Hauswirth. The records were found to be in order. 
     The MVC held their annual business meeting in Madison, Wisconsin at the Alliant Energy Center on Thursday, July 30, 2015 during the Family Motor Coach Re-union. An election of officers for the new two year term from summer 2015 to the summer meeting in 2017. Elected were President: John Lee, Vice President: Gary Wilson, Secretary: Carol Lee, Treasurer: Jack Hauswirth, National Director: Bob Cerney and Alternate National Director: Rich Strait.
     It was suggested, discussed and approved by member vote to give a contribution of $1000 to the Fisher House. See http://www.fisherhouse.org; for information for their help to veteran's families.  
     A "Social" at the Alliant Cent was not feasible as with so many locations which are requiring all food service come through them. The local Elks Lodge invited us to be their guests at their Friday Buffet. Those of us who went were treated with a delicious and plentiful meal at a reasonable price. They also gave all a free drink with the Chapter providing a second free drink. Those who didn't attend missed a great meal and camaraderie.
     Future Rallies were discussed. Bob Cerney volunteered to work on a Pre-rally prior to the FMCA Reunion in Perry, GA in March of 2016. More information will be forthcoming. It behooves the MVC to have a Chapter Rally within the INTO Area Rally April 15-18, 2016 in Tallahassee, FL. A Wagon Master is needed! Contact me for more information and assistance.
 
Enuf for now!
 
John
 
John Lee, F202724
President MVC FMCA

Phone 256-366-6630  

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