Chuck & Michelle Steenwyk
Region Six Directors
Here we are in FALL already!! I am dreaming of pumpkins, apples, gourds, cinnamon and spices, a good steaming hot bowl of homemade soup and a fresh loaf of bread, and of course the beautiful changing leaves on the trees up here in Michigan! We feel very blessed up here to be able to experience all the changes in landscape and produce options during the four seasons Michigan has to offer.
During the entire month of August, you would have found us at the Hudsonville Community Fair. Chuck has been on the board for over 20 years now! We were extremely busy setting up the barns and exhibits in several of the buildings. During the week of the fair (August 22-27) Chuck was on the parking committee, while our son Brad who is on the board also, focused on the commercial booth space area and keeping the fairgrounds clean.
After the fair was over, Brad and I headed up to Mitchell State Park in Cadillac, Michigan to camp with family and friends for the Labor Day weekend (we had about 60 people in our group). Chuck joined us on Thursday afternoon. During this camping trip the men always cook breakfast and dinner on the blackstones or over the fire. The ladies and older kids do the clean-up. The men have the menu all planned out, so it is a fun relaxing time for all. We went golfing, bike riding around Lake Cadillac (8.3 miles), had SeaDoos and boats on the lake and played lots of board and card games!
Speaking of our son Brad, we are very excited to announce that he has purchased a Newmar product!! He is now the 3rd generation in our family to own a Newmar product and join the Newmar Kountry Klub!! Our family’s journey started in 2000 when my parents Tom & Linda Pikaart (11588-L) purchased their first Newmar. My parents always talked about all the wonderful people they had met and all the unique places that they traveled to and experienced with their NKK Family. So, when we finally decided to sell our bumper pull trailer that we had owned for 17 years we decided to get a Newmar in 2013. Our son Brad has attended several rallies with us and my parents that he decided he wanted to be a part of the NKK FAMILY too. Thanks Tom & Linda (Mom & Dad) for introducing us to the NKK!! It seems that the NKK is contagious!!
We are looking forward to attending the Region Five Rally with Region Directors Gary & Wanda Smith in late October. It will be interesting to experience another region’s food and rally activities. We know that we will be seeing many people we have already met along the way and meeting lots of new members and expanding our friend base during the rally. We encourage everyone to branch out and visit any region and attend any rally that has availability!!
Safe Travels To ALL!!