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 »

February Ticker and Luncheon.

The lastest issue of the Ticker is available for download http://centralind.wbcci.net/files/2009/06/Ticker-Feb-2016.pdf

Don’t forget Feb 4th at 11am is our monthly luncheon at MCL Cafeteria in Castleton.

February 04 2016 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Time to make your reservations for 2016

  • If you didn’t read all the way to the bottom of the November Ticker, the last item was a message about reserving spots for our first Weekender of next year at Brown County


“It’s already time to register for our first Weekender for next year!!  Yay!  That means only 6 months til our next CIU glamping experience!!  Yes, it is time to register for our April 29 – May 1 Brown County State Park Weekender.  Reserve through Reserve America and let’s keep the same sites we’ve occupied the past two years;  let’s reserve sites 36-42 in the Buffalo Ridge Electric Campground, followed by sites 28-35.  Don and I are registered for site 37 and are arriving Thursday.”  So far we have…

Masons on site 36
Newman on 39
Langells on 38
Freys on 41
Gordys on 43
Russels on 37

A good start for a good time!!  Please join us!
  • And now it’s time to book our sites at Patoka Lake State Park for our second Weekender!!  Going a little farther south for warmer weather for this one.  The official dates are May 13 – 15, so tomorrow is the first day you can reserve through Reserve America.  Let’s reserve sites 297, 299, 304. 308. 312, and 314 first – that’s the inner circle of a loop, followed by sites 305-313.  This is opening weekend for this park, so they may book up quickly.  This loop is close to the lake with paths back to it.  Looks like a great place to meet!  There are many things to do in the park and close by:
  • French Lick is 20 minutes away – tour the West Baden Springs Hotel, http://www.frenchlick.com/hotels/westbaden, casino, winery, golf course, and more
  • St. Meinrad Archabbey is 35 minutes away – tour info, http://www.saintmeinrad.org/visit-us/
  • Marengo Cave is 20 minutes away
  • Patoka Lake Tours – April – October: Wednesdays 10:00am – 12:00pm.  Public sightseeing tours of Patoka Lake. Come search for Osprey, Eagles, Beavers, Herons, Loons and other wildlife
  • Patoka Lake offers boat rentals, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, and more
  • Please email me with your site numbers so we can keep track of our CIU peeps and their spots.
  • The Ticker Publisher position is still available.  Otherwise, members will just get updates and notifications via emails such as this.

November 12 2015 | Latest Activity and weekenders | No Comments »

December Christmas Party 2016

Our next event is Saturday, December 5, 2015, 11:00 am, Annual Christmas Party at the MCL Cafeteria in Carmel located at 116th and Keystone Ave. ***(NOTE: this is not our usual MCL location)***

MCL Carmel
1390 Keystone Way East
Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: 317-844-9217

Map

November 10 2015 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Rally at Mississinewa October 8-11, 2016

Last minute opportunity!   Ann Newman is unable to attend this rally, and her site is available.  If you would like to go but don’t have a reservation yet, please contact Ann at anewman2@indy.rr.com to arrange to take over site 228.

We have planned a campsite decorating contest and a chili cook-off.  This morning we received an email from the park – they have planned the same events, as well as a pumpkin carving contest, campfire cooking contest, and trick-or-treating!  T-shirts and sweatshirts are available as well, but they must be ordered by SEPTEMBER 22, so order quickly!   I have attached the pdf from the park with all of the details – Please Look it over.

Also note that we have been notified by the park that there has been widespread damage to their facilities caused by flooding this summer.   They are working at reopening all buildings;  the things that will be of concern to us are:  the camp store will be open but limited, and there are areas where vegetation has been killed – if it rains there will be mud.  Be prepared.

Reserve online through ReserveAmerica.com, at Mississinewa Lake. Please notify Ken kslangell@me.com if you reserve a site or have any questions.

Here is the list of sites we have reserved.

231 Russel
234 Dillow
237 Langell
228 Newman
233 Barksdale
226 Sherley
202 Moorman
227 Kachele
240 Fuller
ACW-2??? Lowe

There will be a $5 kitty fee for this rally.  Come prepared to win prizes – we will have a Chili Cookoff, and also a prize for the Best Decorated Trailer. Break out the jack-o-lanterns and mums!

September 18 2015 | Latest Activity | No Comments »

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