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dbylinski
08-15-2011, 06:31 AM
From the girls perspective, what activities would you like to see at rallies on the state level. I have attended many rallies with relaxed agendas and many more full of activities and busy time. The diversity of attendees from rally to rally sometimes makes it difficult to plan for the likes of everyone. Chapter Leaders have worked very hard to plan for this diversity but it doesn't always work.

In addition to rally activities for women, from your perspective what do you feel is important to a rally agenda? Do you prefer activity around camp, activity outside of camp at area attractions or a combination of both? Do you prefer outside sight seeing as a group or on your own?

Ladies, please let us know what is important to you!

katkens-DW
08-15-2011, 11:02 AM
The Ill chapter ,We ask them what they like to do if they wanted games or just do what they want. They really just wanted a get together in the morning and camp fire at night this way they can nap or do what they want. Somtimes someone will suggest to go some where or do some thing and all agree. I guess we just let things happend.

2psnapod1
08-15-2011, 12:59 PM
Unfortunately, we haven't been able to attend any rally's yet...our first on is in October in MS. Can't wait! At this point I'm just looking forward to meeting other Heartland owners & full-timers!

dbylinski
08-15-2011, 01:35 PM
Kelly, When you get to your 1st rally you are going to have a blast! No doubt you will get hooked! It contageous!

2psnapod1
08-15-2011, 02:08 PM
We're already hooked an we haven't been to one! LOL We plan on going from rally to rally the entire first year of Mike's retirement!

JJnVA
08-30-2011, 10:18 AM
We vote for relaxed agendas ....and let things happen by the power of suggestion. We prefer activities around camp: informal get togethers at someone's camp site to play Mexican Train Dominoes, Rummikub, other games such as Corn Hole during the day & evening; or just socializing swapping stories and experiences instead of playing games; then sitting around a camp fire at night. We enjoy potluck breakfasts or suppers rather than going out to restaurants. Prefer sight seeing on our own, but still interested in joining a group outing if it means transportation provided and a group discount for a major attraction, like a museum or show.

Would other ladies be interested in a "scheduled Open RV tour" say during one afternoon of a rally, so we can share ideas on decorating and other features added to our rigs by having a "walk-thru" of each others? A lady camper told me recently that she had participated in this kind of planned activity at a Good Sam campout and it was alot of fun for the women - and she gathered new ideas for her own rig. Prizes could be given for the most unique or creative addition to their interior! And, certainly any one who does not want to participate (because it means telling the DH to get out or having to clean up) would not be ostracized! lol

lmcclure
08-30-2011, 11:25 AM
Attend other organizations rallies and get ideas from them, Then you can plan the activities that suit you. We are on the Tennessee State Staff of Good Sams and enjoy planning a lot of things for the attendees to do. It is their choice as to participation. We attended the Tennessee Rally and enjoyed what Byrd and Nathan had planned. Took a guided tour of Cades Cove. Had a lot of great food and met a lot of new friends. You are invited to the Tennessee Good Sam Rally in Oct. to see how they do it. We do have themes this one is the Fablous Fifties, first week of Oct.

ziggy
08-31-2011, 01:08 AM
Consensus at my past rallies is that they like an informal, loose agenda. Potlucks go well, as do meet-n-greets. We usually end up with a couple of campfires which people move between ... Or not. I've had a couple of vendors. People preferred the one who did free inspections, but I would guess that getting anything free or heavily discounted from a vendor would get people to attend. People site see or shop on their own or in small groups, casinos are a popular attraction with some people, while others prefer a quiet and/or scenic location away from shopping centers and casinos.

Basically, people can choose to enjoy whatever is offered, make their own plans, or choose to be unhappy and complain about how it's not the way/place they would have done it. Almost everyone chooses to enjoy themselves and go with the flow.

I do like the RV tour idea. We usually end up doing that informally anyway. Having it as a formal activity allows the addition of doing something like a "tea" where drinks and snacks can be offered at each RV. I've always wanted to try a progressive dinner kind of thing instead of a big potluck. That would be another way to get everyone moving from campsite to campsite meeting each other. There could also be a variation on the "poker run" with prizes for the best hands of poker made of cards collected at various RVs or places in the park, etc.

Kristyi

dbylinski
08-31-2011, 03:29 AM
Attend other organizations rallies and get ideas from them, Then you can plan the activities that suit you. We are on the Tennessee State Staff of Good Sams and enjoy planning a lot of things for the attendees to do. It is their choice as to participation. We attended the Tennessee Rally and enjoyed what Byrd and Nathan had planned. Took a guided tour of Cades Cove. Had a lot of great food and met a lot of new friends. You are invited to the Tennessee Good Sam Rally in Oct. to see how they do it. We do have themes this one is the Fablous Fifties, first week of Oct.

I would love to go to the Tennessee Good Sam Rally but we will be at one of our own Heartland Rallies in New York. Sorry!

patsak
11-20-2011, 10:09 AM
What about a driving lesson for ladies? I just saw that on another forum. I think Keystone does it at their rallys. They use a parking lot, and actually, put the ladies in the driver's seat. What a great idea to try it without the pressure of hubby sitting beside you. It could be sponsored by a local dealer.

dbylinski
11-20-2011, 10:54 AM
What about a driving lesson for ladies? I just saw that on another forum. I think Keystone does it at their rallys. They use a parking lot, and actually, put the ladies in the driver's seat. What a great idea to try it without the pressure of hubby sitting beside you. It could be sponsored by a local dealer.

I spoke with Jim B about the possibilities of something like this for Goshen. I think it's a maybe!

Rottiesmom
11-20-2011, 10:24 PM
I would love to do it!

PeternLiane
01-02-2012, 12:40 AM
I would love that too!

bacaye
01-02-2012, 12:58 AM
I love this idea. I have asked to pull our camper before but only got the usual "look". I told Bill to get me on the interstate and let me have it!! He tells me to sit back and relax.. Kathy is there a big camper dealer near the Illinos Rally with a very big parking lot???

dbylinski
01-02-2012, 06:54 AM
I am not at all sure about an RV Dealer lot but I will continue to keep this subject on the front burner for Goshen, 2013!