Did your New Year enter with a BANG? A new and different outlook? It sure did for me and continues “as I type this” article for you. No, my friends it is not my location, or a lovely rally, or a new hair do…..it is learning to be a one hand, one finger typist!! This will be the shortest article I ever start!! On New Year’s Day, totally due to “Operator Error”, I fell and fractured my left wrist…UGH! Surgery has been done to correct all the damage with various and asunder screws, plates, and what not to get the bones and nerves properly back in their place. Jeeeezzzeee! My dogs are so disturbed…no walks for a bit. Intensive rehab starts just 2 weeks post op. What did I learn? DO NOT walk 3 dogs, take a phone call, talk to a neighbor and chew gum all at the same time! What will I gain? After rehab, a stronger left jab to match my right hook! Thank you for all the get well wishes!
On with the shortest article I will ever write with my one good right hand…
This will be an exciting New Year in 2019. Sure do hope that you have started the New Year off in the right direction and have marvelous Valentine plans with your loved ones. For the Kountry Klub in 2019, we have new adventures, new web site, new members, new rally sites, new refreshing ideas, and new Klub officers. Stay tuned and stay connected and stay informed!
With the new web site, we hope we have made it more user friendly, made it easier to navigate and more up to date. Many of our chapters, regions, provinces are posting news and photos on face book and we hope to get some of that on the web site. Our fast growing membership needs to be informed about our events and gatherings. Our members need to know that every single one is very important to us.
Looking at the calendar on the wall we just realized that we are entering our 5th year as International Directors! How the heck did that happen? It is true…..things moves faster when you are having fun. We do apologize for hogging all that fun! The time has come when we need to step aside and allow others to plan some of these great events for all of our marvelous NKK members.
We want you to know that this will be the final year that we will serve as International Directors for the Newmar Kountry Klub.
We want you to know how much we have enjoyed what we have been doing for the past 4 years. We want you to know that we have enjoyed the fun, fellowship and FOOD and music that we have shared with you, our Directors and MAL’s, and members. We know that this kind of fun is hard to find nowadays. As you know, when we all spend these special times together, we become one extended family. We will long treasure those hours and our times spent together as wonderful gatherings. We have shared all of the above: big dinners, loving conversations, huge hugs, fond memories with laughter and tears and have enjoyed each and every moment! But not to worry – we have one more year of this exciting journey – so Rally On – let’s make this a great year!
There will be more information about the application process for International Director in the Happenings and within the February edition of the Konnection on page 5 as well as a time line to follow as we proceed. During orientation, the newly appointed ID will work with us as we continue the planning for our 34th International Newmar Kountry Klub rally in Syracuse, New York and in planning for the next International Rally.
And now, a few words about our recent journeys – We attended the North Carolina/South Carolina Christmas rally at the beach and had a great time. Myrtle Beach is always fun to visit – great entertainment, great restaurants, and great shopping – when you put that all together, with great Newmar friends, you have a winning combination! Unfortunately, our journey was delayed for several days by a snowstorm that dropped 6 inches near Roanoke Rapids in North Carolina – the main slide would not come in for several days because of a 4 inch block of ice on top. We had snow in NC on the way to Myrtle Beach and yet about 100 miles further down the road the weather was great and scenery spectacular…. the Reason for the Season!
We will be opening registration for our Albuquerque Balloon Festival event February 4th – we have 25 sites available this year! Unfortunately, that event starts right after the International in Syracuse so it makes it difficult to attend both since it is about a 3 day drive between the two events. There are several vacancies still left for the Newfoundland/Maritimes caravan but Alaska is sold out. Contact Linda in the office to be put on a waiting list if you are interested in Alaska.
Our special events and caravans are very popular and sell out quickly. We are in the process of adding new, experienced host couples to our cadre of guides and will soon be announcing new events – stay tuned!
We will see you down the road….safe travels!
Bob & Bonnie Krieger (12508-L)