Foretravel Great Lakes Chapter

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There are many, many places to go, things to see and people to meet as a member of the Foretravel Motorcade Club.  Here are some of them.  As a Great Lakes Chapter member, you may attend ANY chapter event throughout the country.  Members of other Foretravel Chapters are always welcome to attend Great Lakes Chapter rallies too!!!

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2017 Spring Rally - June 6-9 (depart June 10) FRIENDS RALLY

Foretravel has changed what qualifies as a Buddy/Friends event...fifth wheel travel trailers are now permitted as well as other brands of motorhomes.

Our rally will be held in Warsaw, Indiana
Wagon Masters:  Eddie & Louise Creighton #16210

It will be dry camping at 4717 Old Road 30, Warsaw IN, directly across the street for Creighton's Crazy Egg Cafe & Coffee Bar. 

Three meals will be included in the rally fees, 1 dinner, 1 lunch and 1 breakfast.

Have you ever seen the inside operations of a National Weather Service Doppler Radar Station or a vehicle that gets over 500 miles per gallon? This will be your chance.  Enjoy a relaxing ride on an 87 year old paddle boat to finish off our first day.

Meet the man who is responsible for designing the systems, setting up the equipment and making the snow for the Winter Olympics.  You will learn what it takes to make all this happen in different locations around the world. 

We will be touring the new state of the art grain mill just constructed for Creighton Brothers Farms.  We will be learning what it takes to produce eggs at the rate of approximately 3 million per day.  

Any time during your stay you can break camp and take a few minutes to weigh your coach on one of the scales on the property. 

Tuesday June 6th

Arrive any time during the day.  Catered brisket dinner at 6:00 pm. (included in rally fees)

Wednesday June 7

Tour Doppler radar station.

Lunch in Syracuse at one of the restaurants on the lake. (not provided)

See and learn about the extreme mileage vehicle designed and built by Wawasee High School students and used to compete around the United States.

Ride the Dixie Queen paddle boat (included in rally fees). After that you will have a free evening to do as you please.

Thursday June 8

                  Breakfast at the Crazy Egg Café (included in rally fees) followed by chapter business meeting.

                  After the business meeting we will have a presentation by the man responsible for making the snow for the Winter Olympics.

                  The afternoon will be free time to relax and visit or tour the area on your own.

Friday June 9

Learn some of the ins and outs of egg production and the crop farming required to support the production of 3 million eggs per day.

Tour of the new grain mill just constructed for Creighton Brothers.

Dinner will be at the Boat House restaurant on Winona Lake (not included).

Saturday June 10

                  Continental breakfast and depart.

Reservation by May 22, 2017.   Make check payable to: Great Lakes Chapter. 

Mail to:  Karen Pontius

20169 5B Road

Plymouth IN, 46563

2017 Fall Rally – St Louis, MO - FRIENDS RALLY
Foretravel has changed what qualifies as a Buddy/Friends event...fifth wheel travel trailers are now permitted as well as other brands of motorhomes.

Casino Queen RV Park – located across the Mississippi from The Arch

WAGON MASTERS:  John & Cheryl Douglas #17105

Contact Info:  (630) 248-0233 or email to webmaster@foretravelgreatlakes.com

Click on this link to register for the rally NOW!  We are limiting the number of participants to 40 people.  You may register now and pay for the rally later when the rally fee has been determined.

We are planning an exciting and informative tour of St. Louis.  Who doesn’t want to see the Budweiser Clydesdales up close and personal!  Ride to the top of the Gateway Arch, towering 630 feet over the Mississippi (50th anniversary activities going on now).  Cruise the Mississippi on a paddle wheel.  Eat St. Louis BBQ and chocolate.  Socialize!  Here’s our tentative schedule:

Tuesday - arrive (Potluck dinner - meat provided by Sawmill BBQ)

Wednesday

  1. The St. Louis Fun Tour – See what St. Louis has to offer by riding a trolley! Click here to watch a video of the fun trolley tour.
  2. Lunch at The Schlafly Tap Room (not included)
  3. Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company Factory Tour – chocolate samples!
  4. The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis – considered having the largest collection of mosaics in the western hemisphere – breath-taking!

Thursday

  1. Missouri Civil War Museum at the historic 1905 Jefferson Barracks
  2. Lunch included
  3. Grant’s Farm – Historical Clydesdale horse farm with private expedition tour!

Friday

  1. The St. Louis Arch – Journey to the Top of the Arch
  2. Boxed lunch included
  3. Gateway Arch Riverboats (Riverboat sightseeing cruise on paddle wheel replicas)
  4. Dinner on “The Hill” (Italian neighborhood; not included)
  5. Great Forest Park Balloon Race – Friday night “Balloon Glow”

Saturday

  1. Breakfast buffet and Business Meeting at the Casino Queen
  2. Lunch at Sawmill BBQ (not included)
  3. Budweiser Brewery Tour

SundayContinental Breakfast and depart.

Reserve and pay for your own camping site ($45/night (normally $59); 50 amp; full hookup with cable TV & internet access).  
http://www.casinoqueen.com/rv-park.aspx or (800) 777-0777

RV park guests have full run of hotel amenities — including the indoor pool, workout facility and business center. The casino also features a number of restaurants, a deli and a sports bar.

Rally Fees:  TBD (estimate $125 per person) – all activities, except where noted, are included.

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Previous Chapter Rally Information:

Click here for a listing of many of the Chapter's previous rallies.  Please contact theWebmaster with any additions or corrections.

If you would prefer to register ONLINE for a current rally, click on the webpage link (over on the left side of this page) called "Rally Registration".  Complete the registration survey on that page.  When you are done, hit the "Done" icon at the bottom of the survey.  Your registration will be complete!  NOTE:  There is no current registration.

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To see a list of 2016 rallies, motorcades and other events, please click here.

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Chapters

The club has 10 Regional Chapters, all hosting events and holding regular meetings. Below is a list of our 10 Regional Motorcade Club Chapters, including states & provinces that participate. Reference your Regional Chapter of interest for more information.

The information on this page is for Club Members only and is not to be used for solicitation.


CALIFORNIA CHAPTER
(CA)

Web: http://www.beamalarm.com/foretravelcalifornia

President
Tom Lang #16681
9438 Broadway
Temple City, CA 91780
626.287.5004 or 626.260.6787
tomlang@tomlang.com


Vice President
Audrey Nelson #16520
1539 N China Lake Blvd #600
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
760-382-4344
nelsonah@gmail.com


Secretary
Diane Stapleton #16681
9438 Broadway
Temple City, CA 91780
909.251.4731 or 909.538.2677
dianestaplet@aol.com
 

Treasurer
Betty Bark #16926
10480 Canyon Lake Dr
San Diego, CA 92131
h-858-695-2022
c-858.922.6412
bbarkster@gmail.com

 

CENTRAL PLAINS CHAPTER
(NE, KS, IA, MO, MN, ND, SD, MANT)
Facebook Link:  https://www.facebook.com/Central-Plains-Foretravel-Motorcade-Club-292481747437131/?fref=nf

President
Bob Best #15037
103 Grandview Ct
Ozawkie, KS 66070
ph-816.223.9545
bobdeb.best@yahoo.com

Vice President
Martha Dameron #16852
2803 E Woodford
Springfield, MD 65804
417.830.9749
marthajdameron@gmail.com

Secretary/Treasurer
Debby Best #15037
103 Grandview Ct
Ozawkie, KS 66070             
ph-816.223.9545
bobdeb.best@yahoo.com






 

 

FLORIDA CHAPTER
(FL)

Web: http://home.earthlink.net/~4trav/id4.html

President
John Alvarez #16977
192 Norfolk Ave NW
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
518.821.6935
alvarez1969@msn.com

Vice President
Paul Frisz #16130
4555 Chuluota Rd
Orlando, FL 32820
407.568.5678
twowpf@yahoo.com

Secretary
Judy Alvarez #16977
192 Norfolk Ave NW
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
518.821.6935
alvarez1969@msn.com

Treasurer
Barbara Frisz #16130
4555 Chuluota Rd
Orlando, FL 32820
407.568.5678
twowpf@yahoo.com


FOUR CORNERS CHAPTER
(NV, UT, CO, AZ, NM)

President
Kris Lanning #15881
P O Box 9361
Chandler Heights, AZ 85127-9361
480.822.1203
krislanning@gmail.com

Vice President
Dave Foerch #17301
13160 Halleluiah Trail
Elbert, CO 80106
719.495.3416
dfoerch@gmail.com

Secretary/Treasurer
Shannon Lanning #15881
P O Box 9361
Chandler Heights, AZ 85127-9361
480.822.1203
kanona@gmail.com




 

 


GREAT LAKES CHAPTER
(WI, IL, IN, MI, OH, ONT)

Web: http://www.foretravelgreatlakes.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/562821477189576/

President
Larry Pontius #16813
20169 5B Rd
Plymouth, IN 46563
574.286.2162
lkpontius@embarqmail.com

Vice President
Karen Askins #12842
1046 S Brown
Jackson, MI 49203
h-517.787.0487
c-239.572.3418
karenandcurt@aol.com

Secretary/Treasurer
Karen Pontius #16813
20169 5B Rd
Plymouth, IN 46563
574.286.2162
lkpontius@embarqmail.com
 





 


MID-ATLANTIC CHAPTER
(WV, VA, MD, DE, DC, NC, SC)

President
Anthony Pasquale #16577
32 Compass Rd
Middle River, MD 21220
410.877.4816
Tony_pas@hotmail.com

Vice President
Billye West #14796
P O Box 474
Buxton, NC 27920
704.906.9642
wallybilly@aol.com

Secretary
Raveanna Bohan #16952  
213 Hope Rd
Stafford, VA 22554
540.295.2573
rrbonhan@gmail.com

Treasurer
Bob McGee #16516
2788 Bent Tree Dr
Dexter, MI 48130
734.253.2288
rtmcgee@outlook.com


MID-SOUTH CHAPTER
(OK, TX, AR, LA, MS)

Web:  http://www.foretravelmidsouth.com

President
Glen Adams #11913
4111 Springbrook
Odessa, TX 79762
436.366.4989
glencoadh@hotmail.com

Vice President
Brad Heflin #17264
2445 Lavon Pkwy
St Paul, TX 75098
972.429.6107 or 214.608.1827
Brad.heflin@verizon.net

Secretary
LaDoyce Jenkins #12035       
6601 B Gulf FWY
Houston, TX 77087
713.926.4777
lajenkins@hfrco.com

Treasurer
Blondie Adams #11913
4111 Springbrook
Odessa, TX 79762
436.366.4989
glencoadh@hotmail.com


MOTORSPORTS CHAPTER
(all US & Canada)

President
John McKee #15927
9709 Burleson Dr
Dallas, TX  75243-2304
Ph-972-669-1026
jdmckee@flash.net
Secretary/Treasurer
Ellen McKee #15927
9709 Burleson Dr
Dallas, TX  75243-2304
Ph-972-669-1026
etmckee@flash.net



NORTH ATLANTIC CHAPTER
(NY, NJ, CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME, PA, QUE, PEI, NF, NS, NB)
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/349841191412/?fref=nf

President
Dick Sherman #15323
121 Trevet Rd Ext
Galway, NY  12074
518-852-4883
dnjsherm@yahoogmail.com

Vice President
Dolly Ferguson #15909
110 Brady Ave
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
724.846.5059 or 724.630.3076
dollyferguson@comcast.net

Secretary
Pam Johnson #16422
1130 Kuhn Rd
Boiling Springs, PA 17007
717.249.1527 or 717.512.9215
bradish@bellatlantic.net

Treasurer
Thelma Turner #15907
1622 Means Rd
New Wilmington, PA 16142
724.946.8864 or724.651.9958
gaturn@comcast.net



NORTHWEST CHAPTER
(WA, OR, ID, MT, WY, AK, ALB, BC, SASK)

President
Marilyn Marlow #12663
630 N Chisholm Ct
Post Falls, ID 83854-8843
208.262.9909
Jlmarlow@roadrunner.com


Vice President
Gary Almquist #16103
1050 Holton Rd
Talant, OR 97540
541.535.4130
almquist@att.net
 

Secretary
Irona Campbell #12490    
11238 Rd T SE
Warden, WA 98857
h-509.349.2753
c-509.750.7974
snopro@smwireless.net

Treasurer
Claire Almquist #16103
1050 Holton Rd
Talant, OR 97540
541.535.4130
almquist@att.net


SOUTH CENTRAL CHAPTER
(KY, TN, AL, GA)

President
John Schock #17025       
1436 Liberty Ln
Gallatin, TN 37066
615.934.0043
Jschock912@gmail.com

Vice President
Gary Dennis #14983
12654 Woodlawn Dr
Foley, AL 36535
251.978.8161
gdennis@gulftel.com

Secretary
Steve Crook #16819
749 Hightower Rd
Cedartown, GA 30125
h-770.748.5382
stevecrook@bellsouth.net

Treasurer
Lyn Whitaker #12668
P O Box 246
Lenoir, TN 37771
865.988.5588
lynandmae@aol.com

  


  
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