Dave & Joanne Killey
Region Nine Directors
I saw a sign the other day that said, “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey…. Barbara Hoffman. Babs Hoffman was born in Belleville, Illinois in 1931. She was an infielder for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She is part of the permanent display of Women in Baseball at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.
For me, this quote is about just getting on with things and not worrying. If you worry about what could go wrong when travelling (and in life in general) you’ll never get anything done. You’ll never go anywhere or see anything. You should just take the first step to your big adventure and let what happens happen. Enjoy what goes wrong (albeit maybe in hindsight). When travelling, or backpacking, for any length of time you can practically guarantee that something will go wrong. You may miss a bus, get up late, get ill, maybe even have something stolen. You learn to deal with it. You move on and carry on enjoying your adventure. You learn to laugh at the mishaps and put them down as a learning experience. If you’re always focusing on what could go wrong, you’ll never take the first step to travel. It just makes the thought of travelling scarier than it already is the first time. You should focus on what good could come from travelling. What you’ll see and experience. Then you’ll be more likely to go. So stop worrying about everything, get out there and enjoy life! Whether you travel or not, enjoy yourself, don’t scare yourself with stories or what could happen!
We are saddened to report that the current British Columbia Provincial Directors are stepping down as directors. They say they will see us all at future rallies. Joanne and I thank them very much for the devotion they have shown over the past few years and wish them well in the future.
As I mention is my last report, the Alberta Wild Rose chapter has a new president. Here is the bio that David sent to me:
Dianne Albrecht is my wife. She was born and raised in Manning, Alberta. I was born in Peterborough, Ontario and moved to Alberta in 1976. Dianne was Office Manager for Valley B Aviation. I was Vice President of ToolHound Inc.
We retired in 2017. Shortly after retiring we bought our Newmar Ventana and began full-time motor homing. We spend our summers in Northern Alberta and our winters in San Carlos, Mexico.
Why not send David & Dianne an email welcoming them as your new presidents of the Alberta Wild Rose chapter? David’s email is email@example.com Joanne Killey will hold the position of Secretary Treasurer until a replacement can be found. If you would like more information on this position, please send us an email.
At the time of this writing, it looks like the Region Nine Rally that is to be held in Atcheson, Alberta will have to be cancelled due to low number of attendees. It seems like the high price of fuel is keeping people close to home this summer.
Speaking of close to home – Joanne & I are currently in the beautiful province of Newfoundland. This is one of our favorite places to go RV’ing. We are once again leading the Eastern Canada Newmar Kountry Klub caravan. Lots of fun with a few lobsters thrown in for good measure.
If you have a Facebook account, please consider joining the Region Nine Facebook page. It’s a great way to stay in touch with your fellow members and stay on top of what’s happening not to mention the helpful suggestions our members post.
We sometimes feel like no one is reading these articles so I have a challenge for everyone……post the single word “NEWMAR” in the subject line in an email to us.
As always, our door is always open, and we look forward to all comments and suggestions.
We meet, We part, We hope to meet again….