View Full Version : EVENT: Heartland Chapter Rally: IL, Chatham - 9/18/2014 to 9/21/2014

10-28-2013, 05:43 PM
9683 Palm Road, Chatham, IL 62629


Double J Campground
9683 Palm Road
Chatham, IL 62629
www.doublejcampground.com (http://www.doublejcampground.com)
Pets ok?: Yes
Pet Fee:
WiFi available: Yes
WiFi Fee:


From: 9/18/2014 to: 9/21/2014
Number of sites held: 20
Site fee: $$30.00 per night.
Club Member Event fee: 0
Non-Club Member fee: $20.00
Potluck: Yes
Potluck date: 9/20/2014
Potluck time: 5:30 PM


Event Leader: katkens(click to contact) (//heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=1005)

Additional Info:
The $30.00 campground fee will also be in effect for those of us that come early or stay late. The sites will only be held till Sept. 1 so please take note of this. Please let me know on this post or e-mail /pm me when reservations have been made so I can keep up to date on sites. I tried to get rally sites in Lena ,Il. for this rally but could not get enough sites , for those of us that wanted to return there .

Rally T- shirts are going to be offered , orders needed by August 15. Size and pricing.......S-XL $22.35...2X $24.90.....3X $25.00......CE & Jackie Miller will gladly accept your payments at the Rally. They are overseeing the printing of he shirts. You can PM or post here your order and I will turn info in to them.

We will be taking donations again this year for Wildlife Rescue . They need Noble goat food , dry cat food, laundry soap , towels and blankets fleece tat is. They also need window fans and corner fans. They wlll come on the 20th to our pot luck to get the donations and give some insight on what they do at the rescue center. They were extremely happy we decided to help them again this year, thanks to those who give a helping hand.



1. katkens.........................Ken & Kathy Strong
2. jnbhobe.........................Jon & Patti Holbert
3. happykraut.....................Bernie & Judi Ver Hey
4. cookie............................Dave & Mary Hromek
5. Netem............................Neil & Sharon Weiss
6 .bacaye ...........................Bill & Barbara Yelliott - Liming
7. Jay C.............................Jay & Stella Coffman
8. cemill.............................CE & Jackie Miller
9. kkamshop.......................Ken & Cathy AmRheims
10. JeffG1947.....................Jeff & Nanci Gittlelman
11. Mikemm62....................Mike & Suzanne Markus
13. Lane............................Paul & Elaine Schmidt
14 Terry H..........................Terry & Carol Hersberger
15. cdaniels........................Jan & Cathy Daniels
16. ncc1701e......................Tom & Mille Combs
17.....................................Bill & Gloria Schneider
18. Griffweb.......................Mike & Bridget Griffin

10-28-2013, 09:15 PM
We'll be there! We had to miss this year's rally but we'll be in Chatham.

12-04-2013, 04:54 PM
Made reservations for site 92 a couple weeks ago. We will be arriving on 9/14 and leaving on 9/22. Looking forward to it.

12-07-2013, 03:24 PM
Reservations are made we will come in on the 14th and leave the 21st. site 101

12-07-2013, 06:55 PM
Oh yeah, I forgot to report in......arrive on the 14th.....site 102.


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12-10-2013, 11:46 AM
We will be there on the 18th on site #90

12-11-2013, 12:07 AM
I guess I need to get with it and make our reservations!!! :rolleyes:

12-13-2013, 08:34 PM
Made our reservations at double J, site # 103


12-14-2013, 09:53 PM
Wow this is great ! I can't wait to see all of you..

12-15-2013, 07:48 AM
We plan to come too! Just haven't had a chance to call them...

02-24-2014, 11:17 AM
We called and made reservations today, We will arrive on the 18th and leave on the 22nd. Will let you know what site as soon as I get the email from the campground. Looking forward to seeing everybody again.

02-24-2014, 01:25 PM
This is great so glad you and Mary can make it! see you soon.. I will have Kenny add you to the list. Have a great summer..

02-27-2014, 04:10 PM
Just got email from park we are in site 104.

02-27-2014, 04:35 PM
There goes the neighborhood

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03-01-2014, 11:28 AM
Called and got in officially today! No idea what site number...

03-02-2014, 10:07 PM
Called and got in officially today! No idea what site number...Great to see that you will be there. Maybe we can catch you on the way through and follow you over there.

03-05-2014, 12:21 PM
That's great Ken and Kathy. See you in the fall

04-27-2014, 02:19 PM
Elaine and I have reservations and will arrive on the 17th. Site 91

Terry H
05-02-2014, 08:30 PM
The Hershberger's will arrive on September 17th and September 22nd. We will be in site P-106.

05-03-2014, 01:06 PM
How cool is that !! Can't wait to see you guys !!

06-26-2014, 04:15 PM
Talked to the campground today. I think I have reservations. Not real sure about this one. Only real piece of information the clerk took was phone number and name. Not much to actually reserve a campsite or send a conformation email to me. We'll be there if we have a site is all I can say. Arrive on 18th and leave on 22nd.

06-26-2014, 05:03 PM
We will call them Tom and make sure.. See you in September!!

06-26-2014, 05:10 PM
They have never taken any info from me, I just show up and they have my site.

07-14-2014, 02:18 PM
Mike and Bridget Griffin will be there (Griffweb). New members in ST. Louis. We are looking forward to meeting everyone.

07-14-2014, 02:33 PM
Hello Mike and Bridget and welcome to the posting side of the forum.
Be sure to call the Double J Campground and make your reservation.
Be sure to tell them you are with the Heartland group.


07-14-2014, 06:40 PM
Site 94 for us!!! Are we going to have the Animal Rescue place as our service project again?

07-15-2014, 02:58 PM
Thanks Dave !! I am getting slow welcome Mike and Bridget;.. Yes Barb I will get ahold of them.

07-15-2014, 03:52 PM
Welcome to the Heartland family, Mike and Bridgette. We all help each other out, so feel free to ask any questions. Somebody always has the answer. See you at the rally and maybe even sooner.

07-17-2014, 04:33 PM
Judi and I also would like to know what we are doing for a service project.

07-17-2014, 05:56 PM
I am trying to get ahold of the wild life rescue but have not got an answer yet going to call tomorrow.

07-21-2014, 03:59 PM
Still no answer from them may try something els..

07-30-2014, 08:39 AM
T-Shirt time for anyone wanting t-shirts we need to know sizes !! Kenny will put all the infor on the first page.

08-03-2014, 11:10 AM
Is any one wanting a T- shirt this year?

08-03-2014, 11:50 AM
Hey Kat.... our shirt sizes are as follows

Suzanne --- small
Mike --- 2xl

let me know if you need any more information

08-03-2014, 12:09 PM
Thanks Mike That's all we need..

08-03-2014, 03:23 PM
Is any one wanting a T- shirt this year?

What do they look like Kat???

08-03-2014, 03:28 PM
they will be blue this year and they will say IL rally with a truck pulling a 5th wheel I think .. Jackie and Ce are doing it so I am not real sure...

08-03-2014, 05:10 PM
I got ahold of the Wildlife Rescue . They need Noble goat food , dry cat food, laundry soap , towels and blankets fleece tat is. They also need window fans and corner fans. They wlll come on the 20th to our pot luck to get the stuff. they are very happy we choose them ,they can use all we get them.. Thank you for all you do !!

08-03-2014, 08:19 PM
We will take 1 Large t-shirt and Ken will get another big bundle of shop towels to donate.

08-03-2014, 08:25 PM
MrsCookie and I would each like an XL.


08-03-2014, 08:41 PM
We'll take 2 XXL shirts.

08-05-2014, 01:23 PM
We are looking forward to the Rally. We will be arriving on Monday 9/15 and leaving on Monday 9/22. Don't know what our site number is but that is OK. We'll be there somewhere. Please order a Large and a Medium shirt.

08-05-2014, 02:38 PM
Can't wait to see you guys !! We ha your shirt down..

08-07-2014, 08:47 AM
Please put me down for one medium. Thanks.

08-09-2014, 02:35 PM
Breaking News !!! Shirts have changed the design is now the state of IL that says IL Heartland owners RV club 2014 . No change in price and they are also gray . Jackie thought with the colors this would look real good and I agreed ...Hope everyone had a nice summer..

08-09-2014, 03:34 PM
We are new and would like to attend the september rally.

08-09-2014, 03:35 PM
We would like to purchase 2 t-shirts-size 2x & xl. Thanks

08-09-2014, 03:46 PM
That's great Crazyrider I will tell Kenny to put you down . Have you called the campground? if not please do so. See you soon Kathy..

08-14-2014, 10:03 PM
Kathy, did you order an L and an XL for Elaine and me? Thanks!

08-15-2014, 09:42 AM
Yep I told Jackie she has you down!!

08-27-2014, 08:58 AM
Guys, we are going to have to cancel our planed trip to the rally. A family emergency will take us to Grand Forks, ND first of next week and we do not anticipate being able to leave before the rally date.

Tom & Millie

08-29-2014, 08:32 AM
We are sorry to hear this we will miss you both Prayers to you and your family..

09-10-2014, 11:31 AM
It just dawned on me as much as we like our campfires at nightly get togethers we need firewood. So if you have some spare firewood laying around , please donate to the cause........Thanks Kenny

09-10-2014, 11:39 AM
I have a few boxes of wood put together

09-10-2014, 12:29 PM
Thanks Jon !!!

09-10-2014, 01:05 PM
I think I have a few sticks in the back yard that I can bring.


09-10-2014, 01:25 PM
I have about a truck load of aged wood that needs to be used. I plan to bring the camper Tuesday. Will try and load my truck up this weekend and stop by early in the week with some wood.

09-14-2014, 07:23 PM
The rally is off to a good start. Ten of us went out to eat at the Cracker Barrel this evening. The campfire is blazing away.

09-14-2014, 07:58 PM
We'll be in on Tuesday afternoon from freezing Minnesota.

09-15-2014, 11:45 AM
Take your time Jay.
We are busy building an ark now at it is raining like crazy complete with thunder and lightening.
We even lost our satellite signal.
Things are tough all over.


09-15-2014, 05:29 PM
Looks like we will be rolling in late Thursday, say 8-9pm. Hope the rain goes away and pretty weather comes along! See ya soon!

09-15-2014, 06:17 PM
Oh no, no satellite!!!

09-15-2014, 06:32 PM
Hope the rain goes away and pretty weather comes along! See ya soon! The rain will stop by 9PM. Nice the next several days.

09-22-2014, 06:40 PM
We've made it to Amana safe and sound. Judi and I would like to thank all those that had a hand in setting up this rally. We had a ball. Kenny good luck in your tests.

09-24-2014, 04:20 PM
So glad to hear you and Judi made it safe and sound.

09-24-2014, 04:27 PM
I would like to take a minute to thank everyone of the ladies and the guys who helped me with the rally. So you know you all are great and Kenny and I are lucky to have you all as friends. I would also like to think Jon and CE for helping me with getting the trailer ready to roll and hooking it up. Patti Jackie and Elaine and all the others that helped me . We hope to see all of you nexted year . Love you guys . Kathy

09-24-2014, 07:06 PM
I also wanted to think Paul for taking pictures and Jackie and CE for are shirts they are very nice..

09-24-2014, 11:38 PM
I would like to thank our fantastic hosts,Kathy and Ken, for a great time. Everything exceeded our expectations and we had a blast. Already signed up for next year. Thanks to Paul for all the great pics too.

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09-30-2014, 02:10 PM
we are so glad you had a good time we can't wait till next year!! Kathy