Fritz & Johnette Beter - Mike & Pam Jastram
Here it is June and Rally Season is in full swing. Last month the District Team divided and conquered. Some went to the Alabama Rally and some went to the Texas Rally. Everyone had a blast at both Rallies.
The Alabama Rally was in Mobile at the Marriott Airport. Everything was at the hotel which made it easy to see and do everything for the three days. Their COY selection was very nice. They had three couples participating to be the District Couple.
Their shirt contest was unique. Each Chapter in the contest could have any chapter shirt, T, Polo or long sleeve T. What was really interesting is that every Chapter shirt looked the same with the 10” seal on the back. The only difference was the color and type of shirt.
Bottom line, we had a great time. Their closing ceremonies started off with a flag salute to all of the armed services of the United States led by Old Glory. This was very moving. Next year their Rally will be in Eufaula Alabama in May.
The Texas Rally was in Brenham, Texas at the Washington County Fairgrounds. They had an opening dinner this year and had a level 4 dinner in a soup kitchen. The food was fantastic and the owner told us that they give away 56,000 meals a year.
Texas had 18 vendors and your District Vendor Coordinators Red & Brenda Roussel talked to them to see if they could get some of them at our rally next year. Next year the Texas Rally will be Paris, Texas.
Wing Ding is just around the corner. CDs, if you haven’t made your plans, now is the time to get started talking to your members.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE look at the ride calendars from all of the Chapters. If you are planning a ride close to another Chapter, contact that Chapter to see if they would like to join you.
Until next month, ride safe and stay hydrated in this heat.
Fritz & Johnette Beter / Mike & Pam Jastram
Louisiana District Directors