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jdawson
09-14-2010, 10:51 AM
1200 E Lincoln Way, Sparks Nevada, 42 89434
Venue:

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Pacific Region Annual Rally
1200 E Lincoln Way
Sparks Nevada, 42 89434
John or Lori Dawson 831-440-9268
Pets ok? Yes
Pet Fee: $
WiFi available: Yes
WiFi Fee: $
Details:

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From:July 1 2011 - July 4, 2011
Number of sites held: 70
Site fee: $ See Below
Club Member Event fee: $ Per Person
Potluck: 1
Potluck date: Sat July 2, 2011
Potluck time: 6:00
Contact:

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Event Leader: jdawson(click to contact) (//heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=4891)
Marina RV Park 775 851-8888
Additional Info:
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Lori and I have just received the final information on the rally sites for the Pacific Regional Rally.

Each person must sign up with the park by contacting Deborah Jagow at Sparks Marina RV
Resort. (775)851-8888.

The site fees are as follows:

Four nights for the price of three, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon.
Back in rate: $146.42
Pull through: $156.63

Weekly Rate: For those that like to arrive early and leave after the rally is over.
Back in rate: $255.95
Pull through: $274.67

Final day for sign up is June 24 2011. Sign up as soon as possible because I need to confirm on the dinner and show.

We are planning a welcome get together at the Club House on Friday night. Saturday night will be a potluck and Sunday night will be a Dinner and Show at the El Dorado hotel . Monday night (4th of July) on your own to enjoy dinner of your choice and the fireworks.

There will be seminars thru out the weekend for you to attend if you choose to.


The Chapter leaders are working to make this a great rally for all.

Sign ups:

1-John and Jori Dawson June 29-6
2-Jim and Nancy Beletti June 29-6
3-Art and Teresa Mitchell June 29-6
4-Dan and Sally Sullivan June 30-5
5-Kristy and Mark Carlson June 30-5
6-Fred and Gloria Dickey June 30-7
7-Richard and Barbra Lawson July 1-5
8-Janelle Callow-Sole June 29-5
9-Patrick McGuire June 29-4
10-Del Saindon June 29-5
11-Don Fallin June 30-4
12-Raymond Warness July 1-5
13-Henni White July 1-4
14-Karron white July 1-4
15-Floyd Philbrook June 29-6
16-Mark Carlson June 29-6
17-Laguna , Marybeth June30-5
18-Knight July1-5
19-Skelte July1-5
20-Millett Jim July1-5

Gaffer
09-14-2010, 04:55 PM
Let me be the first to sign up.

wdk450
09-14-2010, 08:15 PM
Reno Nevada area July 1-4th?? I hope everybody's air conditioners work well.

flamingknitter
09-14-2010, 10:51 PM
Sparks Marina is a beautiful campground. Really well maintained and close to lots of stuff like an outlet mall and Scheels, one of the largest sporting (as in all outdoor sports) goods stores around. I think it is a great choice for our rally. Please add me to the list of attendees!

wazz_zup
09-19-2010, 09:36 PM
I've only got the one air conditioner....hope it's up for the task! Add us to the list of attendees. With one pooch and two cats, do you think they will kick us out of there?
Thanks for organizing this event John. You and Lori do a hel-of-a-job!

ziggy
09-19-2010, 10:04 PM
We plan to be there as long as circumstances allow us to.
Kristy

reverts
09-27-2010, 05:50 PM
Count us in, we have stayed at Sparks Marina and it is a nice park.

Dan & Sally Sullivan
10-19-2010, 12:40 PM
Dan & I will be there!

shovelguy
10-22-2010, 11:44 PM
As long as we can get a new AC we plan on attending. Our original AC pretty much died shortly after the Nashville Rally!! D&J

stsmark
11-28-2010, 08:15 PM
Sounds like fun, sign Cathy and I up please.

Jim & Jan Holcomb
12-22-2010, 02:26 PM
Jim & jan & sassie will be there

ziggy
12-23-2010, 03:17 AM
Good to see some people interested!

John,
When will we see more about the rally in Sparks and be able to start reserving our spaces?

Merry Christmas Everyone.
Kristy

John has updated the first post of this thread with the reservation information. Thanks John!

ziggy
12-27-2010, 05:18 PM
Just made our reservations.
In on the 30th and out the 5th in one of the pull through sites.

She didn't give me a site number, so they must be assigning them later.

Who else has made reservations?

Kristy

Wmnmy
12-27-2010, 08:18 PM
Sounds like great fun Mary and I will be there .

jbeletti
12-28-2010, 11:27 AM
Just made our reservations.
In on the 30th and out the 5th in one of the pull through sites.

She didn't give me a site number, so they must be assigning them later.

Who else has made reservations?

Kristy


We will be there! John has me in site 301. John assigned mine, though I don't think he is assigning all sites - not sure how it works.

Jim

jbeletti
12-28-2010, 11:28 AM
Jim & jan & sassie will be there

Hey Jim and Jan! Haven't seen you guys since Branson I think. See you in Sparks!

Jim

wazz_zup
12-28-2010, 12:22 PM
Hi guys, we just made our reservation..in on the 1st out on the 5th. Looking forward to seeing everybody there.

Gaffer
12-31-2010, 03:16 PM
There is no map of the park available online and they are not reserving specific sites except for the rally Leaders until check in. I was wondering if anyone that has stayed there has a site map they could scan and post up.

Thanks
PJ

Mr.D
01-07-2011, 12:14 AM
Sounds GREAT, I will call tomorrow for a week in Reno.... Look forward to meeting new members, as we,as new owners, really enjoyed our first "Heartland Rally" in Solvang last year.
Fred & Gloria Dickey ( Mr. D)

Dan & Sally Sullivan
01-07-2011, 06:12 PM
Hi Jim
We have booked our stay for the rally... We will be there from June 30 thru July 4.
We will be leaving early morning June 30, let us know if anyone is passing our way and we can caravan.

Sally & Dan Sullivan
408-314-2252

jdawson
01-10-2011, 08:32 PM
I know that people have been asking about site assignment when the sign up at the park and Deborah will be assigning your site #. She is doing this when she knows everybodys requirements, Dogs, Handycaped, Length of rig, and so on.
I will start to list the people that have signed up tomarow.

gmc
01-10-2011, 10:21 PM
love to come john but we will be hosting our campground at that time. I have played golf up there and there are some nice courses in the area

Trailer Trash
01-11-2011, 09:19 PM
We made a reservation, hope the one A/C holds up.

Art and Teresa

Kevin and Henny White
01-24-2011, 10:35 PM
Ok John Where is our name I was one of the first to say count us in. just saw the newletter that said to call park so that I will. Hey what is the story about the dogs?

randgwarn
01-26-2011, 01:21 PM
Gail and I will be there. I just made reservations to arrive July 1 and depart July 6. We will be leaving another rally in Bodega Bay on July 1 and plan to arrive in sunny Sparks mid to late afternoon if the traffic permits.

Ray and Gail Warness
3055 Bighorn 2010
Sacramento, CA

djlogan
02-18-2011, 01:20 PM
Never been to a rally. We live within 30 miles of Sparks. Should we just be walk ons, or would you recommend getting a campsite to get the full experience? What activities and lectures are planned? Any vendors of equipment attending?

ziggy
02-18-2011, 08:34 PM
Those are all good questions.

In my opinion I would get a site just to be part of the whole group for all of the off time socializing. People spend a lot of time traveling from site to site meeting new people and comparing camping stories. That's a big part of the fun. Some people go to bed early and some stay up until all hours visiting, eating, drinking various beverages, etc. It all depends on what you want to do.

As far as what is actually going to happen at the rally, we are all waiting for our fearless leader to give us that info. Right now, we know just what is in the post at the top and nothing more, so I can't help there.

Kristy

ziggy
03-03-2011, 09:49 PM
So how many people are we up to for this Regional Rally? Do you have any updates for us John?
Kristy

Gaffer
03-13-2011, 01:20 PM
We will be arriving on Wednesday the 29th and leaving on the 5th. Coming back in August for Hot August Nights (staying at the Peppermill). I wonder what out current headcount for the rally is.

jdawson
03-20-2011, 03:33 PM
Hi Mark and Kristy

Sorry that I havent been able to answer your message to us untill now but have been very busy getting our house ready for sale and keeping it looking the way we want for the open houses. I believe that we have about 12 rigs and 3 vendors that will be there so far. I will be going to Sparks the end of March or the first of April to find information on caterers and look over the clubhouse for our dinners and meetings. I will be posting info on a later date.

jdawson
03-20-2011, 04:00 PM
Hi dj Logan
I would always recomend that you attend a rally because of all the friends that you will make and all of the social events that will be going on during the rally. You said that this is your first rally and you wanted to know what is being planned. We are going to have a potluck on Saturday, catered dinner on Sunday and a meet and greet on Friday so we can all meet our new and old freinds. There will be some vendors and seminars to attend. Hope to see you there.

ziggy
03-22-2011, 07:39 PM
Hi,

Wow, 12 rigs isn't very many for this type of rally. Hopefully more people hear about it and decide to come. i invited all of the Oregon people, but maybe I need to send a reminder. Maybe other chapter leaders can do that too, or John could send out a group invite/reminder using the member manager? There is a lot going on this summer with rallies and campouts, but the Regional should be fun with the fireworks and all of the activities Reno/Sparks has to offer.

jdawson
03-24-2011, 03:43 PM
Kristy

I plan on sending all of our members an e- mail this week or next to remind everyone of all the upcomming rallies and campouts.

ziggy
03-24-2011, 09:40 PM
That's a good idea John. There are a lot of events this year and they are coming fast and furious starting very soon now.
Kristy

Kevin and Henny White
04-02-2011, 09:02 PM
Hey John and Lori how is everything going? Have you got an udated list yet looking foward to seeing u guys. If u need me to check on anything on this end let me know I am not far from Reno.

donfallin
04-11-2011, 07:10 PM
We are new members. We saw the notice of the Sparks Rally and made reservations with the RV Park. Do you need to know anything from us. Please let me know. Thank you. Don and Mary Fallin

Randy
04-19-2011, 09:29 PM
We are new members. We saw the notice of the Sparks Rally and made reservations with the RV Park. Do you need to know anything from us. Please let me know. Thank you. Don and Mary Fallin

Don, Welcome to the Heartland family. I am hoping that you will become the
Rallyholics that Santha & I have become.

flamingknitter
04-22-2011, 03:50 PM
John - Just made my reservations - coming in on the 30th and leaving on the 5th. Looking forward to seeing everyone and attending my first ever regional rally!!

Kevin and Henny White
05-17-2011, 11:14 AM
Hey John and Lori,
hope all is well . Well my brother in law did it they bought an elkridge. so happy for them I know they will be happy to join the heartland family. You will meet them at the rally what is up with that have not heard in a while. do we have a list of attendees yet.what about an agenda?

crunch
05-18-2011, 04:05 PM
Kathy and Jim plan on attending July 1 thru the 5th.

brubrb
05-19-2011, 12:00 AM
We just purchased a Heartland Sundance 5th wheel and are also park hosts at the Sparks Marina RV Park. I was surprised to see that there will be a Heartland Rally at our park this summer! The Sparks/Reno area has a lot to offer - close to Lake Tahoe (one of the prettiest lakes in the United States; short drive to Virginia City (a neat restored mining town); the RV park is within walking distance to Scheels Sporting Goods store (the largest all sports sporting goods store in the United States - yes - bigger than Cabelas or Bass Pro Shops; and to top it off - you can sit in the RV park and watch the fireworks on the 4th that are shot off the rooftop of the Nugget Casino! Stop by space 181 and say hi! We are looking forward to seeing all of you!

Bruce, Barb, and BJ

jdawson
05-20-2011, 08:17 PM
We will look you up at the rally. Always hapy to meet new owners along with our old friends.

John and Lori Dawson

ziggy
05-21-2011, 05:12 PM
We just purchased a Heartland Sundance 5th wheel and are also park hosts at the Sparks Marina RV Park. I was surprised to see that there will be a Heartland Rally at our park this summer! The Sparks/Reno area has a lot to offer - close to Lake Tahoe (one of the prettiest lakes in the United States; short drive to Virginia City (a neat restored mining town); the RV park is within walking distance to Scheels Sporting Goods store (the largest all sports sporting goods store in the United States - yes - bigger than Cabelas or Bass Pro Shops; and to top it off - you can sit in the RV park and watch the fireworks on the 4th that are shot off the rooftop of the Nugget Casino! Stop by space 181 and say hi! We are looking forward to seeing all of you!

Bruce, Barb, and BJ

What a coincidence! It sounds like you really enjoy the park and the surrounding activities. I'm sure the fireworks in particular are worth the trip.
Kristy

Gaffer
05-27-2011, 10:30 AM
Hey John do we really have only 14 rigs for this rally? It has been four weeks since the last update. Please post up about what is new. Several of us would really like to know.
Thanks.
PJ

ziggy
05-27-2011, 01:19 PM
Curious minds want to know the details. Is this really all the reservations we have? I'm going to have surgery the end of June or the first of July. I need details to help make that timing decision.
Kristy

brubrb
06-01-2011, 01:20 AM
There is no map of the park available online and they are not reserving specific sites except for the rally Leaders until check in. I was wondering if anyone that has stayed there has a site map they could scan and post up.

Thanks
PJ

I don't know if you ever received an answer or site map of the park; if you go to the 1st event note - the one with the map of the area - and click on satellite view and then zoom in on the park - all of the perimeter sites are back in sites and the 4 rows in the middle are all pull through sites. The pull through sites will accomodate rigs up to 60' in length and all have a seperate parking space for your car or truck (space for 1 vehicle). All sites have full hook-ups -30 & 50 AMP service, cable TV, and wi-fi at your site (no additional fee). The blue roofed buildings include a clubhouse, office & laundromat, and a front, middle, back of park restrooms.

If you need additional info - let me know & I'll try to help you out.

Bruce, Barb, and BJ

h2obasser
06-01-2011, 09:40 PM
hello, we have never done a rally. is it some thing that we can do for just a day? or do we have to do the weekend?? we live in tonopah nv. full time in our big horn. jeff and nancy trout

ziggy
06-02-2011, 12:20 PM
Thanks brubrb for the park info.

h20basser,
I'm not in charge of this rally. I would say though that you could come in and visit for a day and everyone would love to meet you. Rallies are more fun if you can stay for all of the activities, but just hanging out with other owners and doing what you can while you are there is good too.

Kristy

Gaffer
06-02-2011, 01:57 PM
Come visit us. This is going to be a small event. Only 15 registered rigs as of today. Too bad this rally was not promoted better and updated once in awhile. In spite of that, we have a great group of people and should be a good time for all.

wdk450
06-02-2011, 08:27 PM
John and Lori:
I just FINALLY made my reservations for Friday through Monday today. My first Heartland rally in a long time. See you there!!

crunch
06-07-2011, 03:24 PM
Jim and kathy will be there. We had a great time in Jackson last weekend and look forward to Sparks. Maybe we can get a little sunshine in Sparks and a chance to dry out. Just down the road from the RV park is BJ's with a great beer selection and walking distance back home.

slmayor
06-07-2011, 08:17 PM
Our reservations are done. Arriving Thursday afternoon, leaving Tuesday a.m. Didn't know what dates I was going to be able to go, but John knew we were attending. When I was in Reno last weekend, I set up a tech to do a talk on solar systems on Friday, times TBD w/ John. Will have a 15% Off coupon from Safari RV, Reno for everyone as well. Will have coupons for our camp out folks next weekend too :)

ziggy
06-09-2011, 08:03 PM
Well, my surgery date has been set as June 28, so we won't be making it to this rally. Have fun and enjoy the fireworks!
Kristy

FLOYD PHILBROOK
06-10-2011, 12:06 PM
We will be there 6/29 till 7/06 for one week. FLOYD& CAROL

Gaffer
06-10-2011, 10:00 PM
Ziggy, we will miss you in Sparks. Just have to have extra fun in Yreka. See ya soon!

ziggy
06-11-2011, 09:42 AM
Ziggy, we will miss you in Sparks. Just have to have extra fun in Yreka. See ya soon!

I'm disappointed we can't go. I was looking forward to seeing everyone and meeting the new people. Maybe we can come back from the National next year through Reno.

Kristy

Gaffer
06-23-2011, 09:19 PM
Hey John. A couple of questions. Will there be a raffle at the pot luck on saturday? What about food at the meet and greet on Friday? Should everyone bring some finger food?

Gaffer
06-25-2011, 10:25 AM
Once again no replys or updates from John. :mad:

flamingknitter
06-26-2011, 01:33 PM
Just an FYI - If you are planning on taking I80 East, it is a mess as usual in the summer!! It is usually less congested early in the morning and make sure that your cooling system is working optimally!! Just plan on some slow going and narrow lanes and you will be fine. See you all in Sparks!

TessaM
06-26-2011, 05:07 PM
We hear that I80 is pretty bad too. We are going up Hwy 88 from Lodi, it'll take much longer to get there but at least the roads are well paved and very scenic. :)

OK.. for those of you that are attending... Heartland is treating all members out for the Buffet Dinner and the "Illuminaire" Show at the El Dorado Casino/Hotel on Sunday night. For more info on the show: Illuminaire (http://www.eldoradoreno.com/entertainment/e482-illuminaire.aspx) Dinner reservations for our group is around 5:00pm. Show is at 7:00pm and seating for the show begins at 6:30pm. This will give everyone some time to play the slots after dinner & before the show! :cool::D

I'm guessing that the Potluck dinner on Saturday will be around 6:00pm... subject to change by John. :rolleyes: We will be BBQing meat and each rig is to bring a salad or dessert dish to share.

Not sure what John plans for the Welcome get-together on Friday night. I'll call him and post it once I get the info...so hang in there everyone! It'll be a fun weekend and everyone will have a great time... especially looking forward to the Illuminare Show! I hear it is AWESOME!!!!

slmayor
06-26-2011, 05:43 PM
I'm leaving Redding around 1:00 or so on Thursday. (I have to work a half day) We're going 44/89/395 as the road is good with minimal long pulls except for the Shingletown and Old Station Grades. Anyone that wants to go a little later in the day is welcome to go with us, or we'll watch for you as we travel. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

flamingknitter
06-26-2011, 11:19 PM
Dang!! I have to be in Sparks and all set up by 1pm. Sarah has to see the doc and I am either watching Paige or going with Sarah. It would have been fun to follow you guys down the road.

ziggy
06-27-2011, 02:31 PM
I wish we could be there.Kristy

Gaffer
06-27-2011, 04:45 PM
We wish you the best Kristy. Keep us posted on your results. We will have a mudslide in your honor.

ziggy
06-27-2011, 05:37 PM
How about a rootbeer float? ;) I'm not really up to mudslides right now.
Kristy

Gaffer
06-28-2011, 09:32 AM
Karol packed some IBS! We will be heading south in a couple of hours. Staying in Weed tonight. Should be in Reno around noon tomorrow.

TessaM
06-29-2011, 02:15 AM
Update: For the Welcome Get-together on Friday night, snacks/munchies will be provided. Just bring yourselves! I don't know the time. :D John will be arriving on Wednesday...so, look for him to get the schedules of events.

Also..You don't have to bring a gift to donate for this rally!

Just plan on having a great time... :) See you all there!

Dan & Sally Sullivan
06-29-2011, 05:59 PM
Dan & Sally Sullivan will be leaving in the AM(thursday) This will be our 2nd campout with the Heartland Group.
Looking forward to seeing some of you that we met last year at Solvang and to new camping friends.
Sally

wdk450
07-06-2011, 01:24 AM
I want to post my thanks to Jim Dawson and all of the leadership involved in the Sparks, Nevada Western Regional Rally last weekend. I ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK HEARTLAND FOR ITS FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THE RALLY in paying for 1) The meat (Tri Tip and Chicken) at the potluck, 2) Buffet dinners at the Eldorado Hotel Casino, 3) Show tickets to the Illuminare show at the Eldorado, 4) Gift raffle prizes for everyone. If you multiply this out for two people in a rig, Heartland gave out almost twice the cost of a 3 year owner's club membership (I finally joined up over the weekend) just at this one rally.
We had a great time socializing, enjoying the Reno/Sparks area, and the nearby fireworks we could easily watch from the RV park on the 4th.
Let's do this again - Maybe Las Vegas next September???

Edit 7/6/11 Here's some pics from the rally:

Fearless leader Jim "hard at work":

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One of the rows of Heartlands:
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A pile of raffle prizes, courtesy Heartland Corporation:
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The 2011 Heartland Western Regional rally attendees enjoying a warm, breezy Northern Nevada Summer evening:
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jbeletti
07-06-2011, 06:56 AM
Hi Bill,

Glad you had a great time at the rally! Sponsorship of the regional and my larger North American rally are important to Heartland. It's a sort of "give back / thank you" to product owners. Same can be said of the dozens of chapter rallies all across North America each year.

Jim

Dan & Sally Sullivan
07-09-2011, 03:52 PM
Dan & I want to Thank the "team" who put together a Great 5 days. This was our 2nd experience and we had a Blast.
Thank you for the food, gifts, dinner & show. We also enjoyed great networking about our different RV.s We met new friends, and visited with ones we had met at the Solvang rally last year. Happy Trails to all.
Sally & Dan Sullivan

jdawson
07-13-2011, 10:37 AM
Hi from John and Lori

We wanted to thank every one that came to the first Annual Pacific Regional Rally. Every one had a great time and are looking forward to the next one.

I just posted the pictures in the owners gallery (//heartlandowners.org/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=50428?g2_GALLERYSID=a48bcdb6e8b f167193469cd35d77728a). I will be posting more later.

We also wanted to thank every one that gave a helping hand at making this a great rally.

randgwarn
07-19-2011, 11:28 PM
Gail and I want to thank John Dawson and Heartland for the rally in Sparks, NV over the 4th of July, we certainly enjoyed everything. The tri-tip and chicken provided for the pot-luck were excellent and the cooks should be complimented. The prizes donated by Heartland after the dinner was certainly a nice surprise. The buffet dinner and show at the El Dorado was one of the highlights of the rally and very much appreciated. The fireworks observation site at the RV park was a good end to a very enjoyable rally. We are looking forward to next years Pacific Regional Rally.
Ray and Gail Warness
2010 Big Horn