As promised in last month’s article I shall report on the camp out at the Northwest Elks rally at Port Angeles, WA. About 60 rigs from Oregon and Washington were in attendance including the 8 rigs from Salem. It was a distance of almost 600 miles round trip from Salem but worth the time, expense, and effort. Two great dinners were served and an excellent country and western band performed for us. Salem Elks conducted a washoe tournament with 13 teams competing. At the rallies we award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes and Salem members are usually somewhere in the winning teams. This year was no different with BJ Leach and a man from Sequim in 3rd place, Henry Blackwell and a woman from Florence in 2nd place but 1st place was taken by a man and woman from Florence. Seems like Florence club has been practicing their game. As mentioned last month Salem 336ers will be responsible for planning and conducting the 50 year anniversary rally for 2018. It will be at the Hood River County fairgrounds July 12th to 15th. Some preliminary planning is taking place and help from club members will be needed to make the event a success.
At the August RV Club business meeting John Trammell discussed the 40 historic picture albums dating from June 1977 to July 2009 that fill 4 crates. It was proposed and approved to keep only the albums from 2005 through 2009 (5 years). After screening and removing the photos the empty albums will be donated to a Goodwill store. Any photos of current members will be kept and offered to the subjects before discarding. Before the meeting adjourned Judy Sawser provided information on the August camp out which will be at Tillamook but will be over by the time you read this article.
The next 2 club events are a camp out arranged by Wings and Standishes Sept 11th to 14th at Wapiti RV park, and a club cook out at the lodge Sept 16th in recognition of the 40 year anniversary of the existence of the RV Club.