Our summer plans have come to a halt with one trip to the Emergency Room a week after we returned home. Richard experienced some heart issues, and it will take time to regain his strength and get back to our new normal. We had to cancel our trips to our chapter rally, and even our State Rally in Springfield, Illinois. Thankfully, our State Rally was a joint rally with Iowa and the State Directors, Bill and Pat Schmidt took over. We had around 38 people show up, and it was one of the largest gatherings we have had for a while. Unfortunately, we had to cancel our plans to go to International in West Virginia. We are enjoying spending time at home. Thanks for the prayers.
We still have a few trips planned for August and September, and time will tell. Do not forget the Region Four Rally in Door County in September.
Richard & Donna Ritchie (16254)
Illinois State Directors