President's Message March, 2017 Well, another season is upon us, but first I want to take a moment and reflect on this past year. Thank you all for making it a great and successful one. We started out at Seaport RV, hosted by Deb & Steve Flattery, then came Charlie Brown. Thanks Bob & Margaret Aquaro for co-hosting it with Ellie and me. As always, Scusset is a wonderful way to celebrate 4th of July with our two sister chapters.
Next came the rally that I'm most proud of, Beech Ridge, our charity rally. I want to say how very proud I am of the three chapters, the Northeastern, Cape Codders, and Yankee Travelers who came together at the FMCA national rally in Springfield. I want to thank all 79 volunteers for making us look so good. I received a number of complements from FMCA on the number of volunteers and our green shirts.
We ended our year, as always, at Beach Acres in Wells, Maine, to celebrate Labor Day. Thanks to Larry & Jean Wood, and Bob & Cindy Nash for hosting. Thanks also for the great food that you prepared for us. Thank you to all who volunteered to make this such a successful rally. The weather was perfect. I want to give a special thanks to Joe Samara and Ed & Barbra Smith, who are always there to give me advice and a helping hand. Also join me in welcoming Jean Wood to our board. Ellie and I along with Ed & Barbara Smith and Terri & John Wade walked with Team Maple in the annual Alzheimer's Walk at Patriot Place. One thousand of the $2,000 raised at Beech Ridge was donated to Alzheimer's through Team Maple. I am looking forward to another great year in 2017. Our rallies are as follows:
April 28-30 Seaport RV Resort and Campground, Mystic CT
June 16-18 Charlie Brown Campground, Eastford CT
July 4th Scusset Beach State Reservation, Sandwich MA
July 20-23 Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough ME