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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.
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.
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


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


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 »

Fall Business Meeting and Luncheon, October 24, 2016

MCL Castleton, 5520 Castleton Corner Lane Indianapolis, 46250

We start eating at 11:00 am!

We will have lunch followed by a business meeting.  This important business meeting will include election and installation of officers, and initiation of new members.   The installation and initiation will be conducted by 3rd International Vice-President and CIU member, Barry Bell.

At this meeting we will be asking members to vote to approve the following slate of officers.  There has been an addition of 2nd Vice President, and one Trustee.   If you have any questions, email Ken Langell kslangell@me.com.

 President – Lana Russel
1st Vice President – Patti Frey
2nd Vice President – Darryl Baldwin
Treasurer – Don Russel
Corresponding Secretary – Karen Bell
Recording Secretary – Abby Lowe
Trustee, 2 Year – Theresa Sherley
Trustee, 2 Year – Greg Sherley
Trustee, 1 Year – Patsy Marston
Trustee, 1 Year – Ron Gordy

September 18 2015 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

2016 Region 5 Rally, September 14-18

MADISON, INDIANA is the location!

Our Region 5 Rally was a lot of fun – there was a good turnout and we were in an excellent campground at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds.   Region Rallies are very important – a lot of region business is conducted there, decisions are made that effect all of us.   Please put the 2016 Region Rally on your calendar now – we want 100% turnout from CIU! 🙂 Incoming Region President Artie Martin has announced that the 2016 Region Rally will be in Madison, Indiana, and he is already working on some exciting plans.

September 18 2015 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

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