The October and November RV Club outings were reported in my December article so nothing more to report on those activities. In December the club met for the last business meeting of the year; more about that later. Social activities included a Christmas dinner party at the lodge arranged by the Moody’s, a Red Hat Ladies lunch where husbands were invited, and various holiday gatherings among RV club friends.
The December business meeting with 23 members and no guests present was conducted by Wagon Master Hilde Trammell. She welcomed Gordon and Judy Sawser back from their Mississippi River cruise and Randy and BJ Leach back from their more than 8,000 mile RV road trip from Salem to Florida and and back to Salem with many side trips to explore areas along the way. During the meeting BJ collected 2018 dues from most of the members present, If you were not at the meeting you can mail your dues to BJ. If you need her address it is in our club roster or if you do not have the roster email me and I will provide her address.
Historically the club makes charitable donations during the last meeting of the year.This year the donations were to four local charities. Contributions were $50 each to Hospice, Willamette Humane Society, Salvation Army and the United Gospel Mission. Discussions were made easier at the meeting by the generous gift of acordless microphone by Pat and Janet Maddux. Pat brought an amplifier on loan to make our voices heard. It may be possible next year for the club to purchase an amplifier. As the meeting ended Hilde thanked everyone who held office and all the volunteers who worked to support the RV Club. The meeting closed with the 2018 elected officers assuming their positions. Janet Maddux is Wagon Master with Gordon Sawser her Assistant, Charlene Gardner is the Secretary and BJ Leach continues as Treasurer. Before closing this report I wish to remind you that the club does not meet in January.