Here we are again…it’s still winter here with lots of snow still on the ground in Lebanon, Ohio. Flash didn’t have to use his new snow-blower at all last year (2020), but this year (2021) it’s already been a different story. We were just thankful we didn’t lose our electricity during those earlier storms like so many others did. However, daylight is a “little longer” now, day-temps are a “little warmer” now, and that’s a sign that spring is really a “little closer” now…. isn’t it?
Since the start of 2021, not much has been happening. So far, our big activities this year have been Walmart, grocery shopping and Dr. check-ups. We have stayed healthy throughout this Pandemic; received our COVID-19 vaccines, as many of our NKK friends have also done (we thought getting the vaccine was the right thing to do). Hope everyone else stays safe and healthy too.
Rally season is almost here, it looks like folks are signing up and anxious to meet old and new friends again and begin “the NEW NORMAL”. We hope more folks will come and join us this year for some BKT-Rally-Fun. Mark those RV travel calendars and remember to register for our State Rally at www.NewmarKountryKlub.com/events; September 22(Wed)–25(Sat), OHIO STATE RALLY, ALLEN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, LIMA, OHIO, and let us know you will be attending.
During the free time that we enjoyed these past months, Flash decided to sort out some of our old NKK “stuff” and located our stack of early Konnection magazines. When we purchased our Newmar Dutch Star in 1999, we also received a Konnection subscription. The earliest Konnection we have is dated June 1999 (the magazine was published monthly). The ’99 issue was in pristine condition and it appeared that we probably never even read it. We checked it out and recognized two people from the NKK Office: Vicky Kaufman and her sidekick Linda Feece. Yes, the same Linda that is NOW the Kountry Klub Coordinator, the person we call “Gets-er-Done Linda”.
After reviewing several of the past Konnection issues we were pleasantly reminded of the many NKK Officers we have worked with and still consider our friends. Some of the folks that we have had the pleasure of working with here in Region Six. Directors: Don & Ina Sekol (3873-L), Jim & Judy Ploesser (12628), Ron & Wanda Llewellyn (16303-L), Chuck & Michelle Steenwyk (20036). Our predecessor’s OHIO STATE DIRECTORS: John & Sandy Kilheffer (7671), Sharon Miller & Charlie Gaines (9762), Jerry & Phyllis Rose (10792-L). While some of these folks have retired from the RV lifestyle, many have remained active, some in other NKK positions.
With all our time at home, Bev decided to contact a few of those “RV retired” past officers. She just wanted to call them and say hello, see how they were doing. With every call Bev made, she could tell those folks were pleased to hear from one of their old NKK camping friends (I think it made their day). Bev was always happy that she made the call.
We all know that time goes on and at some time in the future we may also have to retire from this RV roaming lifestyle. The point we would like to make is this: Think of one or two retired NKK members; Call one of them, just to say hello or ask how they are doing. You’ll be surprised how good it will make them feel and you might be happy you made the call too. It worked for Bev.
Finally: We will be working to organize another Kountry Klub Chapter in Ohio this year. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming one of the new chapter officers, please let us know…. That’s all for now!
As always, we can be reached by email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bev), Mtm2213@roadrunner.com (Flash) or 513-932-8352 (H), 937- 478-9850 (C)
Flash and Bev Miller (9855)
Ohio State Directors