Hey, y’all! As you read this Konnection article, hopefully spring will have sprung wherever you are. However, as we prepare this article, most of our North and South Carolina members are either hunkered down due to snow or treading water due to days upon days of rain and/or melting snow. All the while, us “Wandering Webbers” are enjoying 70+ degrees, mostly sunny days, playing golf, kayaking on the Rainbow River, walking Florida State Park trails, and generally having a large time!
Also, as you read this, the Carolinas State Rally will be history. We are expecting the twenty campsites we have reserved (that’s the entire campground at Salem Breeze RV Park in Winston Salem) and have planned some fun tours, lots of good eats, and enough “free time” for attendees to enjoy the area. Still on the horizon though, the Tarheel Kountry Klub will be joining forces in June with the Tennessee Volunteer Kruisers for a joint rally at The Great Outdoor RV Resort in Franklin, North Carolina. This was planned for 2020 (obviously, Covid-canceled), but some of the members who had registered for it kept their reservations and we had a “non-rally” – kind of like a trial run. If the feedback from that is any indication, you don’t want to miss the real thing, so be sure to check out the details on the NKK Upcoming Events calendar.
Don’t forget, the 35th NKK International Rally will be held “in our back yard” … July 17– 24 at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds in Lewisburg, West Virginia. Registration is open and filling up fast. We hope to have a HUGE Carolinas presence and win the “prize” for the greatest turnout!
Anybody who knows us knows that we are NOT shy people, so it is not unusual at all for us to approach other Newmar owners when we see them in campgrounds – especially if there isn’t an NKK number visible on the windshield. That’s one way we can all help grow the NKK, which broadens the friendship and knowledge base for everybody involved. However, not everybody is comfortable doing that, so the NKK has made “door hangers” available which can be used to introduce others to the Klub and provide them with a contact (you) if they have any questions. Please reach out to your chapter officers if you would like to have some of these to keep handy in your coach.
For any NKK members living in North or South Carolina who are not currently members of the Tarheel Kountry Klub or the Palmetto Pals, please contact us for membership information. Our phone numbers and e-mail addresses are included below. Both chapters are comprised of wonderful, fun-loving folks who would welcome you with open arms (or at least smile and a hardy elbow-bump, in light of the pandemic 😊).
As always, please reach out to us if we can answer any questions and/or address any chapter concerns you may have. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org /email@example.com 704-225-7442/ 704-619-1851.
Safe travels, y’all to wherever your Newmar takes you!
Carl & Gayle Webber (20143)
The Carolinas (NC/SC) State Directors