Joe & Gail Swartz (20562)
Lake Erie Drifters – President & Interim Secretary
Welcome to all the new and future chapter members of the Lake Erie Drifters. Gail & I would like to say what a great time we had at our Erie Island resort Rally in October. We had nine coaches with nineteen charter members in attendance.
After the welcome dinner of hot dogs, baked beans, chips, etc., we sat around the campfire and talked about how wonderful it was to meet new people and just relax. Saturday morning we had a nice breakfast of french toast, sausage, fruit and juice. I was able to procure the use of a New Full Size Bronco courtesy of Ford Motor Co. for everyone to drive and see how they liked it. All said they liked it except Mark Boldenow who is a Jeep fan; oh well you can’t please everyone.
Saturday afternoon we all went to the Aviation Museum in Port Clinton. Six of us daring souls went for a ride in a 1928 Ford Tri Motor airplane, and what a thrill it was! A picture of the plane is below. We then went to Gideon Owen Wine Co. in Port Clinton for a wonderful dinner and great time of friendship.
We departed Sunday morning after breakfast and a chapter meeting and some said they could hear Mark Boldenow screaming BEST RALLY EVER. New Chapter bars have been ordered, and we will get them to you ASAP.
We are finalizing our schedule for next year, and as of now we have chapter rallies planned.
— May 18-22 Region Six Rally at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds located in Berea, Ohio.
— June 16-19 chapter rally scheduled at the Artillery Ridge Campground in Gettysburg 717-334-1288.
We were able to reserve 15 sites. You can make reservations now.
— July 16-23 is the International Rally in Rock Springs, Wyoming.
— August 26-28 (with August 25 for early arrivals) Lake Erie Drifters have a rally at Evergreen RV Resort (888-359-6429)
on Route 250 in Mt. Eaton, Ohio. There are sites that have been reserved for us. It is necessary to call and reserve
one of those spots by January 31st. After that they will be released to the general public.
— We think that the Ohio State Rally will be held in September, but we are not positive.
— October 14-16, Lake Erie Drifters have a rally scheduled for the Bob Evans Festival in Gallipolis, Ohio at the Gallia Junior
County Fairgrounds on US 35. There are 20 sites reserved for us in the upper section of the campground. Please call and
make your reservations after Jan 31, 2022. The cost is $25 a night with full hookup phone # 740-466-4120.
— Bill White the West Virginia State Director advised us of his West Virginia State Rally June 1-5 in Moundsville,
West Virginia. He hopes that some of us can make it. He also stated that he would like to have a joint rally with the Lake Erie Drifters and his state.
Looks like it’s going to be a great year coming up, also keep in mind our sister chapter the Buckeye Kountry Travelers to possibly attend some of their rallies. We are thinking of doing a get together sometime over the Holidays; if that sounds like something you would like to do, give Gail or myself a call.