David & Joanne Killey (16152-L)
Region Nine Directors
I saw a sign the other day that said, “Happiness is a full tank of gas”. Nothing could be closer to the truth than this with today’s fuel prices. This especially rings true with a full tank of fuel in our RV’s with the larger fuel tanks. We are hearing that a lot of our fellow RV’ers are choosing to stay closer to home to compensate for the high cost of fuel. It’s a great idea till the fall comes and the urge to once again become a snowbird takes flight. It’s one of those situations that you just grin and bear it. Statics show Florida is the state that welcomes the most snowbirds. Snowbird RVers create what’s called “white cities.” Some RV parks in southern locations are extremely popular snowbird locations and rely heavily on the revenue they bring during the winter months. Locations like these are referred to as “white cities” because a view from above reveals a landscape coated in white tops of motor homes. Quartzsite, Arizona is a well know “white city.”
The working snowbirds actually have a name too, they’re called workampers. They typically take up seasonal jobs in RV parks, theme parks, lodges, and other tourist attractions in close proximity to their secondary home. We met a few of these “workampers” in our stay in the KOA in San Antonio Texas.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year!
We recently posted a survey on the Region Nine Facebook page. The following are some of the results:
-100% responded that they liked to chat with other Newmar owners and liked to learn about their Newmar RV.
-57% preferred a 3-night rally.
-100% did not have a preference to the days of the week the rally should be held.
-100% stated they preferred standard hookup at RV parks which is power, water and sewer.
-85% would rather mix up the meals.
-57% prefer to have excursions cost included with rally fee.
100% indicated they would set up a no host rally given the opportunity.
We will leave this active for a while longer, so please consider doing the survey.
Speaking of no host rallies. There was one set up for next year at Fort Camping in Langley, British Columbia but unfortunately no one signed up before the deadline, so it had to be cancelled.
Sadly, we announce the passing of our good friend and Klub member Don Bromley (19516) after a tragic quadding accident October 20, 2022. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Denise and their two children.
Don & Denise have been chapter presidents of the Manitoba Krocus Klub for many years. We know they will also be missed by their Newmar family.
Dates to Remember
— International Rally in Sedalia, MO | September 30 – October 7, 2023
— Region Nine Rally in Banff, Alberta | July 13-17, 2023
We meet, we part, we hope to meet again…. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-916-7767.