Richard & Donna Ritchie (16254)
Illinois State Directors
Spring has sprung, at least here in Texas! We had a cooler winter than usual, but it was still better than dealing with snow!
We were checking our calendars and getting ready for a full summer of rallies. We are starting in Whittington Woods June 8th for our State Rally with Iowa. Please note on the Klub calendar there was a misspelling of the park Whittingtonwoodscampground.com will give you more information. It is a great location in Southern Illinois, with plenty to keep us busy. From there we hope to visit a grandson in Memphis, while we wait for the Southern IKK rally in Pana, Illinois.
Both our chapters, NIKK and IKK, have grown in numbers, and we are looking forward to meeting everyone since we missed so many rallies last year for health reasons! We appreciate all the thoughts and prayers, and hopefully we won’t get sidetracked again.
In July we plan to go to Wyoming for the International Rally in Rock Springs. Again, a new area for us, so we are looking forward to exploring and catching up with our Newmar family we missed last year. I want to go to the Tetons on the way home, but that might just have to remain on my bucket list.
Next will be the Region Four Rally. And hopefully a luncheon for our NIKK chapter. It is a good thing we can visit family on our travels, because they have reminded us we are never home long enough for them to visit us!
On a sad note, another one of our NIKK Klub members has passed away this winter. Judy Simpson was one of the only women we knew who owned and drove her own Motorhome. She was active in our group for many years, and even attended a couple International rallies after she sold her unit and moved to Alamo, Texas. She is survived by two sons who still live in northern Illinois and a grandson.
The biggest difference between money and time: You always know how much money you have, but you never know how much time you have. Enjoy every moment of your life!
Enjoy Easter and Mother’s Day! We look forward to getting back on the road, and we hope your calendar is full too! We can be reached at email@example.com 847-804-4274.