October 27, 2018

Hello fellow members!

   Fall is in full swing and it’s time to think about winterizing our

trailers. Here in Montana, the Winters can be cold and long, so it is

best to make sure your trailer is winterized to prevent Spring


   As most of you know, I was inducted in as President of the Montana

unit at our last HAB in Lewistown. Unfortunately, no one has stepped

up to assume the responsibility of Vice-President. For our unit to

survive, this officer position needs to get filled. There are plenty of

seasoned members that can help guide the individual with the

responsibilities of Vice-President, me being one. The commitment is for

only 2 years and then to assume the position of President. If you, as

members, enjoy the camaraderie of our rallies and would like to see it

continue, someone needs to step-up to insure our club’s survival.

   On another note, I have been putting together dates for our Winter

Luncheons, the first being early December 8th at the Thirsty Turtle

restaurant in Big Timber. The dates and places can be found in the

Activities page. I have also investigated having our Spring Rally in Deer

Lodge during their Territorial Days celebration June 14 and 15. The

rally would run from June 13-16 at the Indian Creek Campground in

Deer Lodge, MT. I would like to get some feedback on this rally

because we need to book this soon to guarantee having sites secured.

We would have full hook-ups for around $39/Night. Please contact me

by phone or email so I know how many sites to reserve.

   Depending on weather, we will have an early Spring Rally (Dust off

the Cobwebs) at the Grey Bear fishing access site. This will be entirely

weather dependent. Last Spring, the campground was underwater due

to the Yellowstone River flooding. This rally is a great time to get our

trailers out for the first time after Winter and find out what problems

need to be addressed. I will post more info as to date in the next


For 2019, I would like us to have our Spring Rally in Fort Benton

during their Summer Celebration Festival. It would be at the Benton RV

Park and Campground. We would have full hook-ups in pull-through

sites. I know this rally is a year and a half away, but the campground

is booked a year in advance for this festival. We would need to book it

soon to guarantee secured sites. Let me know what you think about

this idea.

   I hope a lot of members will be able to attend our Winter luncheons,

so we can talk about the rallies. Enjoy the Holidays!

Mike Giao


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