Tim Buchholz (12344)
Florida Pelicans – President
Here it is December 2022, Christmas is in sight, New Year’s around the corner and the Tampa Super Show comes next. For those who were early birds and got signed up for the Super Show, good for you. For those not so lucky including our faithful Pelican Buddies, not so good. Remember you can still come to the Tampa Fairgrounds and spend time with friends, etc. Take your coach to the show, get parked in and near the Newmar area and dry camp for a day or two. Our Pelicans will hold their barbeque night on Wednesday in the tent for its members. Love to see you there.
Winding down our summer stay between Salt Lake City and Minnesota, Connie & I had planned to visit friends in Carthage, Missouri, Nashville, and Charleston before going to the October Region Five Rally in Savannah, Georgia. All that was cut short when we got word of Hurricane IAN damage at home. We closed in our slides, pointed the coach south from Minnesota and went nonstop towards home. We stopped for an hour or two of sleep, purchased five generators, four dehumidifiers and some fans and ten cases of water as we had friends in dire need of help. Good thing we had the car hauler trailer, we filled it to the gills with equipment. When we arrived, we found damage beyond belief in the area. We lived in the motorhome for over a week as the house was not livable. We made a call to our family and by Monday after the storm we had four of our adult kids waiting at the Tampa airport for a first look at the Fort Myers aftermath. It was nothing short of amazing what they got done in five days. They simply took charge and made the home livable again. What an amazing family it is. Thanks again you miracle workers.
There are so many folks that don’t even have a home to come back to, our thoughts go out to them. At least we are now back in the house.
Ms. Connie is in her realm as she is the Chief Procurer in the household. She now gets to shop for all the furnishings and accessories needed. Enough of IAN.
The Pelicans will be holding their Christmas in Naples Luncheon on December 1 at the Audubon Country Club again this year. I am looking for a major turnout of our membership for the event. Next is our Ghost Host II Rally in Auburndale, Florida commencing on December 11, for three days. Then the Pelican Rally at the Super Show in mid-January. This is always a fun gathering for a couple of hundred coach owners.
As always, our monthly roaming luncheons on the last Monday of each month are on trac. You will find their location posted at the NKK website. Also, if you have any questions or restaurant location in mind, contact Susan Duchesneau at 410-591-1830. She will welcome any ideas and venues.
Our chapter membership has grown to 77 NKK members for 2022. I would like to acknowledge our latest new members. They are Wayne & Sue Elle Elam. They have bought in at the Golden Palms RV Resort in Fort Myers. We welcome you and hope you become active members in the Pelican Chapter.
If you’re still reading this and reside in SW Florida in the winter, we would love to have you join our Pelican Chapter. Our dynamic duo of Jim & Mary Kennedy, our membership chairs reach out to new owners monthly. Call them at 219-484-2708 and 219-484-2709 for a brochure/application.
Till then Happy Trails by Newmar from your Pelicans. We can be reached at Tim.firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 239-464-0219.