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jayc
07-30-2012, 11:09 PM
I am starting to plan a Chapter Rally for Iowa for October 2013 during the Octoberfest events. The rally will be at the Amana Colonies RV Park but the dates have not been set yet. As soon as the event is set, an event will be listed on the forum. This announcement is just for a heads-up about the plans.

I am trying to find someone to take over as Chapter Leader in Iowa, so if you have any interest, please let me know.

ALF
08-10-2012, 09:04 PM
I am starting to plan a Chapter Rally for Iowa for October 2013 during the Octoberfest events. The rally will be at the Amana Colonies RV Park but the dates have not been set yet. As soon as the event is set, an event will be listed on the forum. This announcement is just for a heads-up about the plans.

I am trying to find someone to take over as Chapter Leader in Iowa, so if you have any interest, please let me know.

We will definitely have to put this on our calendar as we were at the one and only Iowa rally there and had a great! time. Wonderful idea!

codycarver
08-10-2012, 09:59 PM
What luck.... Amy has been wanting to go to the Amana Colonies for over a year now. We will definitely keep an eye on this one for next fall. Take care guys!!!

dglatta
08-10-2012, 10:02 PM
We'll be keeping an eye on this one too. We had a great time at the last (and only) Iowa rally.

jayc
08-10-2012, 10:23 PM
I'll be working on this rally for next year, so I'll keep everyone in mind when the time comes. Thanks for responding.

jimtoo
08-10-2012, 11:27 PM
The line is out and baited.... waiting.... ohhmmm ... a nibble??? Did you feel a nibble Jay?...

Ray LeTourneau
08-11-2012, 07:51 AM
We plan on bringing our rig back from FL next year. Count us in Jay.

jayc
08-11-2012, 04:21 PM
Jim, I can feel the tugging...

Ray, I'll add you and Lin to the list as soon as I can make the arrangements and get the rally scheduled.

Silverado23
09-17-2012, 04:49 PM
Something to consider when scheduling the rally is the University of Iowa home football schedule.
Currently the Fall 2013 schedule for October has home games listed for October 5, and 26.

The home games bring much traffic and many people to the area. It is really something to consider so that those that wish to explore the area are aware that a home game may be played in Iowa City and could result in some traffic delays.

Here is a link to the schedules.
http://www.hawkeyesports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/future-schedules.html

jbeletti
09-17-2012, 04:58 PM
Looks like Oktoberfest is the last weekend of September this year and likely the same for 2013. Hawkeyes are away at Minnesota that weekend.

codycarver
09-17-2012, 05:27 PM
Something to consider when scheduling the rally is the University of Iowa home football schedule.
Currently the Fall 2013 schedule for October has home games listed for October 5, and 26.

The home games bring much traffic and many people to the area. It is really something to consider so that those that wish to explore the area are aware that a home game may be played in Iowa City and could result in some traffic delays.

Here is a link to the schedules.
http://www.hawkeyesports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/future-schedules.html

Seems to me someone thinking that far ahead would make great chapter leader.

jayc
09-17-2012, 06:42 PM
Dave, I like the way you think...

I have learned that the Octoberfest weekend is the last weekend in September. I will be in contact with the park to see what I can firm up and will announce the event as soon as I can get this done.

olcoon
09-18-2012, 08:34 PM
ZZZIIIIINNNNNNGGGGG, Jay wake up, you've got a big one hooked!!!!!!!! I talked to the Supreme Power & was advised we'd like to go!!! So include us in the group.

codycarver
09-18-2012, 09:00 PM
Must have caught her between captures. Sure is nice being back where you have bars huh Sally???

olcoon
09-18-2012, 09:09 PM
Sally says you've got that right Dave! I assume you were talking about cell phone bars??? If Bernie goes, we'll have to leave a week early!

codycarver
09-18-2012, 09:13 PM
Yup!! thought about that after I posted it what with the fireball and all. 3/4G would have worked better but you figured it out.

Safe travels

jayc
09-18-2012, 09:58 PM
Roy, as soon as I get the rally event posted, you'll be on it! Thanks!

bacaye
09-18-2012, 10:44 PM
Looking forward to going to Iowa again. Barb and Bill

jbeletti
09-19-2012, 06:14 AM
Looking forward to going to Iowa again. Barb and Bill

Me too :)

jayc
09-19-2012, 05:00 PM
Well, I spoke with a gentleman at the Amana Colonies park today and learned that the Octoberfest will be celebrated on the weekend of October 4-6th. He said that if there is a football game in Iowa city, it wouldn' be a problem as they are about 20 miles away. The lady that actually takes care of rallies is out today, but she will call me back when she returns and I will get all the details and post the event.

Silverado23
09-19-2012, 05:11 PM
The football schedule has Oct 5 listed as homecoming. Although, the amanas are 20 miles away, Traffic on 80 and in Iowa City and Coralville will be heavy. Nothing to stop having a nice rally in the Amanas but with homecoming and octoberfest and home football game, Things could be busy for those that decide to explore the Amanas or head into Iowa City. Again, Something to be aware of but it could also encourage those that are Iowa Alumni to consider attend a rally there, too.

hklez
07-28-2013, 06:50 PM
Due to my work schedule and the Hawkeye game that weekend, we will not be able to attend the rally at the Amanas this year. Since we are still worker bees, it's hard to get away, especially during the week. Is there any Big Horn owners out there close to Des Moines that would like to camp at Saylorville on a Sept weekend after the Labor Day holiday? We are camping at Saylorville on Sept 13th weekend as that is the rival IA vs IA State football game on TV, since Ames hosts it this year. Love camping with our Beagle....

jayc
07-28-2013, 07:28 PM
Sorry you won't be able to make it.

happykraut
07-29-2013, 05:58 AM
Sally says you've got that right Dave! I assume you were talking about cell phone bars??? If Bernie goes, we'll have to leave a week early!Talking about me again and I didn't even see it till now. Roy, we're leaving for the Iowa rally this weekend. Of course we'll be stopping at six rallies on the way there.