View Full Version : 2013 Oregon Chapter Rally Discussion

08-14-2012, 04:50 PM
Its time to start planning and I found out this morning that the planning should have started a month ago!

There was discussion in Canyonville that doing the Oregon rally in August at Winchester Bay would be ideal.

Unfortunately, Winchester Bay does not have any space for us in August.:(:(:(

They do have space in June as we have done in the past. We looked at the weekend of June 21-23. Remember that they have built a meeting room on the campground property so we would be OK if the weather was "moist" and/or too cool to be outside.

They can't hold the sites for us and are filling up fast for the whole of next year. I need to give them an answer within a week.

What do you want to do?

Our other options would probably be inland where it could still be wet and/or hot depending on the date. I don't know of any other coastal parks that could host a rally of about 30 rigs with a meeting room. We are not all that familiar with a lot of inland parks since we usually go out of state to camp.

If you don't want Winchester in June - how about suggestions for where to go during June, July and August. I still teach, so it has to be during my summer months.

Please vote ASAP and give suggestions if you have them.


08-15-2012, 12:15 AM

We stayed here when it was a KOA a few times. Very nice. They have a meeting room but I don't know the size or if there are any kitchen facilities.

08-15-2012, 02:12 AM
Nice looking park, PJ. Their rates for summer are high. It says they have meeting areas, but doesn't mention a room. It could definitely be a place to look at for the future. Might make a good place to go for a trip in the fall months.


PS. So far, the vote is 4 for Winchester in June and none for any of the other options.

08-15-2012, 11:06 AM
The meeting room is on the site map. It was there when we last stayed. I have not seen inside but will check it out for a future rally and or campout.

08-15-2012, 03:46 PM
Thanks, PJ. Let us know.


08-16-2012, 09:07 PM
Can WA chapter members attend OR rallies? Hope this isnt a dumb question :cool:

08-16-2012, 10:13 PM

Any club member can attend any Heartland rally at any time. Great question!

08-17-2012, 12:37 AM
Can WA chapter members attend OR rallies? Hope this isnt a dumb question :cool:

Hey Zack,

We take all Heartland owners at any of our rallies. Those who have joined the club don't have to pay a rally fee like nonmembers and SOB rigs are asked to do. Lots of people end up joining the club during a rally, and lots of people are now Heartland owners who used to have SOBs. They find out how much fun we have and want to be part of our group.


08-17-2012, 04:09 PM
Cannot do June as we will be in Goshen. Back in the PNW in July. :(

08-17-2012, 07:06 PM
I kind of figured that. We can't make it to Goshen after I get out of school, so, June will work, since August won't.

Have fun in Italy and Turkey!


08-17-2012, 07:09 PM
Hey cool. Good to know. So the chapters are just ways to manage us huh?

BTW I see this a lot. What is SOB?

08-17-2012, 07:12 PM
Leaders are kind of like social directors. People can drop in to whatever event they want, and we plan the parties.


PS. SOB means some other brand rather than a description of someone's temperament. Lol

08-17-2012, 07:33 PM

Got it! I figured it had something to do with an inferior something... lol We will try to make it to another rally in Oregon. Had a blast in Canyonville.

08-18-2012, 08:52 PM
This is Dick and Diana Garcia from Chico. Winchester Bay in June sounds great. We really like the RV park and the area. Send us more information about the June Rally when it is available. Thanks
dick and diana

08-18-2012, 09:48 PM
Good to hear Dick and Diana. I'll be announcing it after the poll closes.


08-19-2012, 11:13 AM
Hi Kristy,

Sounds good to Rich and I we really liked Winchester Bay and would like to attend. It was great seeing you and Mark in Canyonville and wish we could have stayed longer.

08-19-2012, 02:45 PM
We would love to join you in Winchester Bay, but unfortunately our summer stay in Oregon will not begin until after the 4th of July. Have a great time!!!

Jack & Bev Reed

08-19-2012, 03:58 PM
We'll probably be in goshen at that time. How about September?

08-19-2012, 05:04 PM
We can't do September since I have to be in school by then. I can't host a rally from my classroom. LOL

I know the timing is tough, but that is what they have available. If you have other ideas about where to go, please let me know so I can check them out.


08-20-2012, 08:41 AM
Deb and I would love to be there, as this is where it all started for us, but we are currently planning on the national rally in Goshen. Me, myself, I would choose Winchester Bay over Goshen. Nothing against the national rally, it's the Indiana thing I have a problem with.

08-20-2012, 06:56 PM
At the present time Gail and I would plan to attend.
We enjoyed our visit there the last time.
Ray and Gail Warness

08-21-2012, 01:59 PM
We would love to attend your rally but will be in goshen then. We vacation in Oregon almost every year. We will be there after the national rally. How about Cape disappointment? accross from Astoria.

08-21-2012, 03:31 PM
Thanks for the invite. Not knowing exactly our schedule right now - it sounds and looks like a great place.
Joyce and Rick

08-22-2012, 09:11 PM
We would love to attend your rally but will be in goshen then. We vacation in Oregon almost every year. We will be there after the national rally. How about Cape disappointment? accross from Astoria.

We have not been there, but I will check it out. Lots of the parks up there don't do well with large rigs or have meeting rooms. We stayed at Fort Stevens near Astoria and it does fine with big rigs, but the registration process makes it tough to keep rally sites together since it is a state park and uses Reserve America.


08-22-2012, 09:17 PM
I see that you voted no for June at Winchester but I should look at something else you where going to post.

What is your suggestion? Did your post not come through?


08-27-2012, 06:41 PM
Well, it looks like Winchester Bay in June. I have called the park and am waiting for a confirmation from them. When I hear back, I'll make the formal announcement in the EVENTS section and we can all call and make our reservations. Early reservations will be necessary, especially for ocean front sites.

Thanks for participating.


08-27-2012, 08:32 PM
WOW...pretty overwhelming poll results! AnaLyn and I will try to make it! Graduation is the 13th I believe (today was the first day back) We have a couple of free nights at a park near Coos Bay so it might be a nice "get-a-way" after school is out! Good Luck with your rally and we hope to see you soon!