July 2017 Newsletter

The July 2017 Ticker is now available.  Remember to thank Steve for his hard work!

Ticker July 2017

July 09 2017 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

June 2017 Newsletter

The June 2017 Newsletter is hot off the press, and we have a new Editor!!  Welcome Steve Mentz as our news newsletter editor.

June 2017 Ticker

June 06 2017 | News | Comments Off on June 2017 Newsletter

Brown County review.

Camping season has come to Indiana! Rain and all!

Despite the rain, we had a great turnout for the Brown County weekender. Fifteen units in all, including three first-timers. The weekend got off to a wet start. But by Saturday, the sun came out and it started drying up. We had 30 people for the Saturday meal, including long-timer Patsy Marston, who was our guest at the carry-in. We finished the evening with a campfire and music, thanks to Ken, grandson Dean, Phil and Mardell.
On Saturday, we presented Ann Newman a small token of our deep appreciation for all her service to the club. Her award-winning editing of the Directory, and her planning and execution of the unit caravans are a legacy that she has left us. She has moved to Culpepper, VA. We will miss her, but we wish her the best in her future plans!

May 12 2017 | weekenders | Comments Off on Brown County review.

Brown County Weekender

An invitation to our members who do not camp anymore:
We have several members who have been active campers in their younger days, but don’t travel as much now. To those members: We would love to see you and catch up. We invite you to attend the Saturday night meal at the Brown County weekender May 6 th . You would not need to bring any dish – you will be our guest. If you would like to come, let me know so we can look out for you. I would suggest arriving by 5:00. We will be in the Buffalo Ridge loop.

April 03 2017 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Brown County Weekender

Family Rally, location change!

Location Change

Please take note about a change of venue for our Family and Buddy Rally.  The Indiana Dunes State Park campground filled up very quickly, and I think only one of our members was able to get a reservation.

We have changed to Prophetstown State Park near Lafayette.  Same dates, just a different location.

More details coming soon.

March 07 2017 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

2017 Calendar

CIU 2017 Calendar

Date Event Reservation open Date Campsites to target
Dec 3, 2016 Christmas Luncheon
Jan 7, 2017 Luncheon Castleton MCL 11:00am
Feb 4, 2017 Luncheon Castleton MCL 11:00am
Mar 4, 2017 Luncheon Castleton MCL 11:00am
April 1, 2017 Luncheon Castleton MCL 11:00am
May 5-7th, 2017 Brown County Weekender Nov 5, 2016 36-42,47-52
June 2-4, 2017 Turkey Run Weekender Dec 2, 2016 175-183,159-162
July 22-29, 2017 International Rally Escanaba, MI Now
Aug 10-13, 2017 Indiana Dunes S.P. Family Rally Feb 11, 2017 54,56,58,60,64-72
Aug 10-13, 2017 Prophetstown S.P. – Family Rally March 1, 2017 216,218,220,222,224,226,
228,230,232,234,236
Aug 19-22, 2017 Little Grassy Lake, Carbondale,IL Now by Phone/website
Sep 13-17, 2017 Caravan to Region 5 Rally TBD
Oct 13-15, 2017 Oubache S.P. Weekender Apr 13, 2017 20-31

Dec 3, 2016 Christmas Luncheon: at MCL on 86th St and Township line Rd at 11:00am. Not our usual location in Castleton.  Bring a canned or boxed goods for Food Panty donation.  MCL 2370 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260

Winter Luncheons: are at Castleton MCL, 5520 Castleton Corner Ln, Indianapolis, IN 46250 at 11:00am

Weekenders Rallys: You are required to make your own reservation at the State Parks,  Get your reservation early as the campgrounds do fill up.  Indiana opens reservations 6 months ahead.  Book online at http://indianastateparks.reserveamerica.com/

Aug 11-13, 2017: Indiana Dunes S.P. Caravan and Family Rally, more details coming.

Aug 19-22, 2017: This location will be in the prime spot for the upcoming Full Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017.  The far southern portion of the state is the only part that sees totality, but it gets a lot! Murphysboro (2m40s at 1:19:30pm), Makanda (2m40s at 1:20:11pm), Carbondale (2m38s at 1:20pm) and Marion (2m28s at 1:20:40pm) are prime viewing locations.  More infomation on the Eclipse at http://www.eclipse2017.org/


Other activities:
Aug 19-22, 20-17 Illinois Lincolnland Unit is planning a rally at Dequion Fairgrounds to view the solar eclipse, and have invited us to join them.  Anyone not already attending the Little Grassy Lake campground is welcome to join them.

Alumapalooza 8 2017 is May 30 – June 4th and conflicts with our Turkey Run weekender.  So plan accordingly.

November 07 2016 | News and weekenders | Comments Off on 2017 Calendar

July Ticker is out!

More info on the upcoming Rallys!

July 2016 Ticker

July 19 2016 | News | No Comments »

Change of date and location for Fall Business Meeting.

There has been a change in the date of the Fall Business Meeting and Installation of Officers.  We have been called to the state of Oregon for our daughter and son in law’s first born, due October 13, therefore, we will be unable to make the October Caravan and Business Meeting/Installation of Officers traditionally held during that time.  Instead, it will be held on Saturday, September 10, at 11:00 am.

Please add it to your calendar.

June 01 2016 | Message from our President | No Comments »

Time to Sign Up!

CIU Caravan– A Taste of Limestone Country Oct. 7 – 16, 2016
To help us celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial, the caravan will be in Corydon from Oct. 13 – 16.   Here are some links to events which took place in Corydon in the 1800’s:
The Indiana Historical Society (450 West Ohio Street in Indianapolis) has a “You Are There” exhibit about Corydon and the men who wrote the application for statehood as well as the Indiana Constitution. Actors portray some of the people involved and you can converse with them as if you were there in 1816. It’s pretty interesting to find out what the process was for becoming a state.
http://www.indianahistory.org/feature-details/you-are-there-1816-em-indiana-joins-the-nation-em#.V4KXz86cHIU
The only Civil War battles in Indiana took place in south eastern Indiana. John Hunt Morgan’s raid started in Corydon July 8, 1863. Our caravan will be traveling along part of his route when we go from Bloomington to Corydon.
http://indianapublicmedia.org/momentofindianahistory/invasion-indiana-morgans-raid-battle-corydon/
https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/imh/article/view/5817/5354
The link to online registration for the caravan is http://centralind.wbcci.net/
or email Ann at anewman2@indy.rr.com

 

April 12 2016 | Caravans | No Comments »

April Ticker, and April Luncheon

The April 2016 edition of the Ticker is now available.  Also a reminder of our upcoming April 2nd Luncheon, starting at 11am.

MCL Cafeteria
5520 Castleton Corner Ln, Indianapolis, IN 46250

Ticket-April-2016

April 01 2016 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

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