As I sit here compiling the Legacy magazine articles to send into the Klub office for publication, I am reminded of how we have been blessed. We are healthy but so many of our friends and neighbors are positive for COVID. The way this variant is affecting the younger adults and children disturbs me. We pray that all of you stay healthy.
We want to thank all of the team leaders from Region Five for their work at International this year. All of you stepped up to lead in your assigned duties and what a great job you did. Greg & Margie, even with long lines at Service and Suppliers you were exceptional as always. Michael, your parts store ran smoothly. Phil Budd, the new coach display set up and operation was challenging but with help from your team, Carl & Gayle, Gary & Terry, and Wayne & Carroll it was a success. Carl & Gayle, thanks for setting up and keeping the bulletin board current. As always it was NKK volunteers from all over the country that aided each of you in having a successful outcome, and we applaud them for stepping up and being available.
Because of the closed border to our North, the Region Nine Directors were unable to attend this year. Jim & Barb Watson stepped up to set up and run the Klub Store. This requires a lot of hours of set up as well as daily operation. They also led the Pet Contest. Wow, has this event grown over the years? Hats off to the two of you.
The border being closed also kept the Region Eight Directors from getting to the rally, and Jerry & Sue Argabrite assumed their duties. Great job you two and thanks.
Wanda & I, along with many volunteers, led Card Bingo two nights at the International. As always it was a huge success with around 400 each night. If you have not played before, come join us next year.
I would also like to give a shout out to our three new Region Directors Larry & Mary Roberts, Paul & Judy Swing, and Chuck & Michelle Steenwyk for a great job in organizing and performing your assigned duties.
Thanks to all of the Region Directors for performing their duties at the highest level. Our Members-at-Large, Evan & Debbie Hughes, were always there to help wherever needed, thank you.
Last but not least, Ron & Wanda Llewellyn along with Linda Feece and DeAnn LaMaine you put together a fantastic International Rally. We look forward to Rock Springs, Wyoming next year.
Looking forward, the 2021 Region Five Rally in Dillard, Georgia is this month. As I write this, I am in hopes that we will not have to cancel again this year.
The 2022 Region Five Rally is scheduled for October 23-28, 2022 in Savannah, Georgia. We have 75 spots and within eight days of going on the website for registration, 51 of the 75 spots were booked. If you have not registered and choose to, please go to the Klub website and register.
Wanda & I look forward to seeing you down the road, maybe at the Florida Keys or the Tampa Super Show? In any case travel safe and stay healthy. We can be reached at email@example.com 912-656-8800.
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Gary and Wanda Smith (16540-L)
Region Five Directors