Carl & Gayle Webber (20143)
The Carolinas (NC/SC) State Directors
Hey, y’all! For those who read our August/September Legacy article, we altered our original plans, which were to return home following the International Rally. After leaving home on June 28th, we’re staying “on the road” to see the sights until after the Region Five Rally in Savannah, then heading to the Tampa area to have a window “de-fogged” while we visit our son, and THEN returning to North Carolina the first week of November. While that’s a long time away from our daughter and her family, we bought our Newmar to travel and see this amazing country, so that’s what we’re doing.
As you’ve probably heard, the International Rally was AWESOME! The Carolinas had a good turnout, with nine North Carolina member-coaches in attendance and three from South Carolina. Following the event, Ray & Kathy Dyer (Tarheel Chapter President and Secretary), Gene & Grace Failmezger (Palmetto Pals President and Secretary), and Jim & Carla Miller (Palmetto Pals Vice President and Treasurer) also extended their post-rally stay, and we had SO much fun exploring, off-roading, and of course eating! If you’ve never spent time in that part of the country, do yourself a favor and visit. One warning though, if you love rocks (like Gayle does), be sure to remove several heavy items from your coach before you start west – and pay attention to ensure the rocks you’ll collect are distributed evenly throughout the coach/bays/toad, so your tire pressures aren’t impacted!
The last “local” rally planned for this year for the North and South Carolina chapters is the annual Christmas at the Beach Rally, December 6-9 at Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach. This gathering of the Tarheel Kountry Klub and Palmetto Pals members (and anybody else who cares to join us), always includes lots of fun, food, and fellowship, as well as each chapter’s annual Chapter Business Meetings. Click the link above or visit the NKK website for additional information.
While you’re on the NKK website, be sure to also check out the 2023 Carolinas State Rally, which will be held May 22-26 at the Fayetteville RV Resort & Cottages. We have a limited number of sites available, and reservations must be made by February 20th, so be sure to book yours “while the gettt’n’s good”!
Once again, we leave you with a reminder: If you haven’t joined your local NKK chapter, you’re missing out on one of the BEST parts of your NKK membership. Your local rallies provide great opportunities to learn more (and/or help others learn more) about our Newmar coaches. If you live in North or South Carolina and are not a member of the Tarheel Kountry Klub or the Palmetto Pals, we’d love to have you join our family. Please contact us for membership information; our phone numbers and e-mail addresses are included below.