A new year, a new adventure! Many of you are familiar with us because we have been around for many years. We began our adventure when we bought our first Newmar in 2004. We were still working and had limited time to travel far, but in 2007 we both retired and headed to Florida for the winter. There we attended a winter luncheon with the two chapters from Ohio and knew immediately that we wanted to join the fun-loving group. It didn’t take long for Ron to become a chapter Vice President and then President. In 2010 we were appointed Region Six Directors and held that position for six years. In 2015 we were elected Members-at-Large and traveled all over the United States and Canada for the next three years. And you might have met us as hosts of the Rally in the Keys or at the Newmar Owners and Friends luncheon we host in southwest Florida.
And now our new adventure begins, directing the activities and events that make the Newmar Kountry Klub the foremost social travel club in the nation…at least we think so! We look forward to working with the office staff, Members-at-Large, Region Directors, Chapter officers and Special Event Coordinators to create memories you won’t forget!
Our first International Rally will be at the Sweetwater Event Center in Rock Springs, WY in August 2020. Plans are under way to take you to a new location with new sites to see and adventures to enjoy.
One of our goals has been to be prepared for future International Rallies. So, in 2021 we will be at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds in Lewisburg, WV. And we aren’t stopping there as we make contacts and visit potential sites for the future. Be sure to watch the Konnection, the Events Calendar and read the What’s Happening updates for all our rallies and special events.
The challenges continue as our membership continues to grow. But just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a family of RVers to make a successful klub. You are a vital part of our efforts. We are dependent upon your participation. You matter!
Now as we have shared our challenges, we want to recognize those who have led the way and started us on our journey…Bob & Bonnie Krieger, out-going International Directors, Jim & Wilma Weeks, Past International Directors and Barney & Barbara Barnett, Past International Directors. These are the fabulous people we have worked with over the years. They have all set and achieved high goals. We will need everyone’s support to step into their shoes.
As we travel down the next route, we will be welcoming three new Region Directors to the wonderful group that we have worked with these past 10 years and say good-bye to those retiring RD’s who became such good friends and have done so much for the Klub. We look forward to their continuing participation as their adventures take them on new routes down the road.
Our goal is to continue making new friends wherever we go. As always, we remain available if you, the core of our Klub have questions or suggestions.
Ron & Wanda Llewellyn (16303-L)