Bill Berg (20429)
Florida Sea Turtles – President
Hurricane Ian caused lots of damage in the SW section of Florida. Our November and December rallies were both in the direct path of the storm. Thankfully both campgrounds worked overtime and had the parks up and running.
The November rally held at the Ranch of Arcadia Palms was attended by 23 coaches. Many of the area was still recovering from Ian. We are so truly blessed that our Sea Turtles family were not majorly impacted by this Hurricane. Most of the area was heavily hit and many cannot get the work done because of the lack of labor and supplies.
The major event at the November rally was the election of the Sea Turtles officers. Here is the list of officers for 2023.
President – Bill Berg
Vice President – John Pietri
Secretary – Pat Leiss
Treasurer – Debbie Smith
Membership Chairperson – Anne Kuhns
The December rally was held at the Creekside RV Resort in Punta Gorda, Florida with over 20 coaches in attendance. The rally activities consisted with a drive to Fort Myers to visit the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford summer residents. The Christmas trees on the Edison residence were beautiful. The following night we took a Sunset Cruise into the Charlotte Bay followed by a trip into the canals and viewing the great display of Christmas lights.
The upcoming rallies are:
• February 16-19, rally will be at a new campground Santa Fe Palms RV Resort in Gainesville, Florida hosted by Rolf & Ann Kuhns.
• March 16-19, will be at another new RV resort Southern Springs RV Resort in Ocala, Florida hosted by Brian & Nancy Howard.
The Newmar Owner’s Luncheon is held the 2nd Wednesday of each month thru March at the Golden Corral at 4705 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809. Social and lunch is from 11:30 to 1:00. All Newmar owners are invited to attend.
Be sure to check the NKK Website for the latest status on all the Florida Sea Turtles events. We look forward to seeing all our Sea Turtles, along with any other NKK member.
We can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Bill’s cell: 407-810-7313.