“In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.” – Charlie Brown
Guess we’re all out here trying to find the answers. This past year certainly gave us free time to try to make sense of it all. Don’t know about you, but we still have more questions than answers. As this article is written in late February 2021, there’s hope on the horizon that things are making some headway toward ‘normalcy’. It is with this hope that we are proceeding with plans for the rest of 2021.
With a lot of help from our officers, we are assembling the schedule for the 2021 Fulltimers Rally and Annual Business Meeting in Wytheville, Virginia before the International Rally in Lewisburg, West Virginia. Our rally at the Wytheville KOA is currently full. Tentative plans include breakfast every morning, a lunch and show at the Wohlfahrt Theatre and catered welcome dinner and a special 30 + 1 anniversary celebration shindig. We are hoping to once again present a meal provided by a local chef and culinary students with a Farm to Table theme using regional ingredients. This was a highlight of our 2019 Fulltimers Rally in New York. Additionally, we will have presentations and round tables on a variety of subjects. As has become our custom, we will supporting a local charity in order to leave a positive impression on the area. We believe we have found a worthy cause in the Open Door Café and their affiliated program HOPE packs that strive to ease the burden of food insecurity in Wythe and Bland counties.
We may even have a few surprises up our sleeves. Of course, the health and safety of our members is our first priority strictly adhering to all local and state protocols and recommendations.
Our Annual Business Meeting will take place on Monday, July 12, 2021 10:00 AM EST at the Wytheville KOA. All members of the Chapter are welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting even if you are not at the rally. Election of officers will take place during the meeting. We plan to once again stream the meeting live on our Facebook group page, if you are a member of the Fulltimers Facebook group and out of the area, you can still watch all the action. After the Fulltimers Rally, many of us will caravan and park together at the International Rally exactly 100 miles away. We are hoping that we will be able to cater to the attendees there with the famous Fulltimers Popcorn and Lemonade booth sponsored by Steinbring Motorcoach in Garfield, Minnesota.
We are really looking forward to getting back on the road and meeting up with friends, old and new in the next few months. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing officers for their support, hard work, dedication and friendship. Our Vice President couple Hal & Lynn Fryer have gone above and beyond in helping plan the rally – finding our humanitarian cause and acting as liaison with the local community. Tom & Barbara Palmer our secretary worked tirelessly as first point of contact with members and keeping the membership rolls up to date. David & Debbie Seale meticulously work behind the scenes as outstanding treasurer for the chapter, keeping the books in order and submitting reports as necessary. And our Traveling Times Newsletter, arguably the best in the Kountry Klub, is published and distributed 4 times a year by Barbara Nuehring its amazing editor. Thanks also for the membership’s support. We were able to meet up with some of you (socially distanced of course) over the past year and appreciate your taking the time to visit with us.
And of course, thanks to the Kountry Klub its directors and other officers and Linda and DeAnn in the office for their support and advice.
Hope to see everyone in the Virginias in the summer.
Tom & Roni Lehmkuhl (F20913)
Fulltimers Chapter – Presidents