Tim Buchholz (12344)
Florida Pelicans Chapter – President
Well, Pelicans and all our Newmar Florida Pelican friends, fall is here already. Just where did the summer go? The International Rally is just winding down and many of us are headed for the Region Five Rally in the Outer Banks. Connie & I are looking forward to meeting up with old friends again after being quite idle up here in Princeton, Minnesota. This year we have spent more time with medical visits than in previous times. However, all is good.
We have had a wonderful time being parked at our son, Tim’s house with full hook up available.
We have been close to, and able to spend much quality time with our three children. Plus seven of the eight grandkids and the icing on the cake was the birth of our seventh great grandchild in July. As you reach some point in your life, having the family close is so fulfilling. I guess we see this down home in Florida on a yearly basis with folks reaching a point in their life that they sell their house, move back to their roots /family as they may need some assistance, or they want to spend more time with the gang.
The Pelicans are holding their “Welcome Back Rally” again, in early November. This year we are going back to the Florida Keys. A place that so many of us folks enjoy. We were able to only get 20 sites which are now all filled. We have a standby in the wings also. A big thank you to our hosts: Allen & Gerry Smith, Rolf & Anne Kuhns and Jim & Mary Kennedy for their time and effort in organizing this fun rally to be.
If you have occasion to have service work done on your Newmar at either, North Trail RV or Independence RV, let them know you’re a Pelican and thank them for their support. These dealers do so much to make the chapters viable and active each year and a thank you is always welcome.
I’m going to make mention here also to our Pelicans; Klub Officer nominations for 2024 are open to you. Contact one of the present officers if you wish to serve the chapter in some capacity.
We have so many first time Newmar owners. If you’re one of these, please consider joining the Florida Pelicans. Yes, you can join any chapter you wish as most of them have only $10 annual dues. This is the place where you make lasting friendships.
In closing, Connie & I wish each of you a wonderful fall with safe travels back toward our S.W. Florida paradise. Just keep enjoying the “Simple Lifestyle” in that Newmar coach.
Till then, Happy Trails by Newmar from your Florida Pelicans. We can be reached at Tim.email@example.com Cell: 239-464-0219.