2018 WISCONSIN DELLS RALLY

2018 WISCONSIN DELLS RALLY

May 30 – June 3, 2018
Country Roads RV Park, Lake Delton, WI
(608) 253-2132

Arrive at Country Roads RV park Wednesday, May 30 – afternoon
We will gather at the campfire Wednesday evening, followed by three days of planned activities.
Depart park Sunday, June 3, 2018

If you have never been to Wisconsin Dells, or haven’t been in the last 40 years, you won’t want to miss our rally in this unique part of the country.

Wisconsin Dells gets its name from the incredible sandstone formations along the Wisconsin River. The river winds through a beautiful area well known to campers, fishermen, and naturalists. It was originally inhabited by several Native American tribes including Ojibwe, Potawatomi, Menominee, and Ho-Chunk. Aldo Leopold’s “Sand County Almanac”, which is considered one of the most significant environmental books of the 20th century (and would be a great “pre-rally read”), was written about Leopold’s farm nearby.

While the countryside is wonderful for nature lovers, the city of Wisconsin Dells has evolved into an adventure in shopping and thrill rides. There are enough attractions there to keep you busy for days on end! Because there are so many choices, we have only included places that we have experienced – which means you may want to allow a little extra time for exploring on your own.

One of the planned events is a boat tour on the Wisconsin River. Depending on conditions on the river, we will see many of the sandstone formations (some are not accessible if the river is too low or too high). The boat will make two shore landings, where you can get an up-close look at dramatic rock formations and amazing scenery. The boat trip will take about a half day, including arrival and disembarking, followed by dinner at the Mexicali Rose, where you may choose to dine on the patio overlooking the river.

Other rally events include a miniature golf tournament, a visit to the fascinating International Crane Foundation, breakfast at the world-famous Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty, and wine-tasting at Fawn Creek Winery.

Country Roads RV Park is a full hook-up, wagon-wheel park, with nice level pull-through sites. They are saving sites 1-15 for our rally. Please call them to reserve your site – you must give them a credit card to hold the site but nothing will be charged to your card until you arrive. There is no charge for cancellation if you cancel at least 24 hours in advance. Their phone number is (608) 253-2132. Tell them you are with the Central Indiana Airstream Club.

Our quoted rate is $36.80 nightly for two people, with $3.50 per night for an extra person.

There will be a $20 per person rally fee, which will cover two meals in the campground and misc. fees. Any excess will be refunded. Fees for restaurants and activities will be paid individually. Two people, participating in all planned activities, including the rally fee and campsite, could expect to spend approximately $365 plus your fuel costs.

ACTION ITEM: CALL THE CAMPGROUND TO RESERVE YOUR SITE!

May 30 – June 3, 2018, SITES 1-15 Country Roads RV Park, Lake Delton, WI (608) 253-2132

ACTION ITEM #2: EMAIL LEADERS AND LET THEM KNOW YOU ARE COMING!
KEN AND SANDY LANGELL, kslangell@me.com, (317) 408-6798

 

November 30 2017 | Caravans | Comments Off on 2018 WISCONSIN DELLS RALLY

New Unit Officers for 2018

Here is the list of our new officers for 2018!  A huge thanks to Darrel and Denise for the wonderful year of great events!

President Chris Dillow
 1st Vice President Charlie Mason
2nd Vice President Dan Beck
Treasurer Don Russel
Recording Secretary Stefanie Dillow
Corresponding Secretary Karen Bell
Trustee 2017-2019
Mike Brown
Trustee 2017-2019 Mary Jo Brown
Trustee 2016-2017
Ken Langell
Trustee2016-2017 Sandy Langell
Past President Darryl Baldwin

October 20 2017 | News | Comments Off on New Unit Officers for 2018

September Newsletter! New Fall Luncheons! And lets go to the Dells!

The September Ticker is now available!  Also note from Darrell:

September 2017 Ticker

I sent out a note last week telling you to put the Fall luncheons on your calendars, but neglected to include the dates! So, let me try again. The luncheons are November 4 and December 2. Both are at the MCL on Township Line (2370 W 86th St, Indianapolis).
Mark your calendars and make your reservations for a special rally in 2018. We will caravan from Indianapolis to Wisconsin Dells on Wednesday, May 30 to stay at Country Roads RV Park for 4 nights.
Highlights of this rally include a boat trip on the beau4ful Wisconsin River, a miniature golf tournament, a visit to the International Crane Foundation, dinner at a popular restaurant with a scenic view, breakfast at the world-famous Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty, and wine tasting at Fawn Creek Winery.

September 08 2017 | Message from our President and News | No Comments »

August Ticker is out!

Here is the latest Newsletter.

August 2017 Ticker

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July 2017 Newsletter

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

Ticker July 2017

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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

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