Richard & Donna Ritchie (16254)
Illinois State Directors
Fall is a great time to travel, and we enjoyed two rallies in Wisconsin. The Region Four Rally was lots of fun, and it was great to see many of our Newmar friends. We traveled through Door County by car, by trolley, and even by boat. Also, we visited a unique restaurant and saw a fish boil. Paul & Judy Swing did a fantastic job keeping track of all 50+ people, and it was enjoyable for all.
From there we went to Baraboo, Wisconsin for a chapter rally of our Southern chapter IKK. Thanks to Joe & Donna Delaney to showing us all the sites. The Ringling Brothers called this their winter home, and many of adventures taught us a lot. We even found that two of our members had been to clown college! Baraboo is also the home of the International Crane Foundation.
We are planning our State Rally with Iowa again this year. We will be going to Whittington Woods June 8-12, in Whittington, Illinois. Stay tuned for more details to follow. Illinois has its own “Garden of the Gods”, and we are looking forward to exploring. We hope to have a fishing outing at Rend Lake, and who knows maybe a fish fry.
Be sure to check for luncheons where you land for winter. It’s a great way to meet new Newmarians, and have a great time.
Take care and stay safe. We can be reached at email@example.com.