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PALTeam
11-24-2015, 10:50 AM
5896 West 200 North, Greenfield, IN 46140

Venue:
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Indianapolis KOA
5896 West 200 North
Greenfield, IN 46140
David Vaughan 800-562-0531
http://koa.com/campgrounds/indianapolis/
Pets ok?: Yes
Pet Fee: N/A
WiFi available: Yes
WiFi Fee: N/A


Details:
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From: 9/22/2016 to: 9/25/2016
Number of sites held: 30
Register by end of day 8/25/2016
Site fee: per night.
Club Member Event fee: $0
Non-Club Member fee: $20.00
Potluck: Yes
Potluck date: 9/23/2016
Potluck time: TBA


Contact:
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Event Leader: PALTeam(click to contact) (https://heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=18552)


Additional Info:
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There are unlimited possibilities for things to do and see in the Indianapolis area! Two PALTeam favorites are the World War II memorial and the Zoo. Rumor has it there's something called the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame that is pretty cool. See much more at http://www.visitindy.com

Sorry we don't know next year's schedule for the Colts; the NFL will not release that info until in or around April 2016.

Attendees should make their own reservations with the Indy KOA at 800-562-0531. Please make sure you let them know you are with the HOC Indiana Rally! We will probably have a special code, and will note that later. If you need additional information about the Indy KOA, please call 317-894-1397.

From the Indy KOA website:
"Camp in an air-conditioned Cabin or Deluxe Cabin - or stay at one of the sites for tents and all types of RVs - including the deluxe patio sites! Take a leisurely stroll along a meandering creek and enjoy a towering canopy of oak, maple and sycamore trees. Horses await your arrival at the corral. Professionals will enjoy Wi-Fi and the convenience to downtown. Youngsters can spend hours on the playground, and the whole family will love the pool. Even the family dog may run free in the campground's new Bark Park! The Indianapolis KOA is the place to be on weekends for the Indy 500, Brickyard 400 and MotoGP or the Indy Air Show. Campers can fuel up with breakfast before the high-octane excitement! KOA is 20 minutes from the famous Speedway and 15 minutes from the Children's Museum, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indy Zoo and malls. Pool: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru: 110 ft."

Please let us know when you have made your reservations, and your arrival and departure date.

Attendees:

1. Pam & Lyle Hestermann, 2291, the PALTeam, 9/19/16 thru 9/26/16
2. Karen and Dan Halvorson, 9/20/16 thru 9/25/16
3. Jan & Don Allen, 3126
4. Jan & Dale Kilgore, 2726
5. Dave and Karen Campbell, 2131, Arr 9/21
6. Don and Cindy Gilbert, 2757, Arr 9/21 thru 9/26
7. Dan and Kathleen Earle, Arr 9/21 thru 9/26
8. Jim and Donna Heibeck, 2265, Arr 9/22 thru 9/25
9. Gerry and Debbie Atkinson, 1750, Arr 9/19
10. Don and Judy Bonebright, 2244, Arr 9/21
11. Dale and Pam Mayes, 3425, Arr 9/22

Herbiesrig
11-24-2015, 05:16 PM
Thanks Lyle and Pam, this is going to be a fun rally.. There is alot to do and see. The most fun will be with Heartland Family..

jbeletti
11-24-2015, 08:35 PM
Wish I could make this one. Lots to do in Indy and some good eats too.

PALTeam
11-25-2015, 07:39 AM
Wish I could make this one. Lots to do in Indy and some good eats too.

Bummer! We'll miss you.

Herbiesrig
11-25-2015, 10:34 AM
PAL Team, they will be in Las Vegas heading up the National Rally..

kkamshop
11-25-2015, 10:20 PM
This is the weekend we are heading out for Las Vegas, but we might be able to come up for Thursday and Friday nights. Keeping it on our itinerary!

PALTeam
11-26-2015, 10:37 AM
Hope so Ken and Kathy, that would be great! If not, have a great trip.

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Thanks Karen, figured as much.

violinini1
02-18-2016, 10:03 PM
Hi Pam & Lyle,
We are the recent new owners of a BH 3760 EL and just love it. I have joined the Forum but also wanted to join the Indiana Heartland Club and possibly attend the Rally in Indy as we live near by in Bedford. How do I go about doing this?

Thank you,
Don and Jan

PALTeam
02-23-2016, 09:05 AM
Hi Pam & Lyle,
We are the recent new owners of a BH 3760 EL and just love it. I have joined the Forum but also wanted to join the Indiana Heartland Club and possibly attend the Rally in Indy as we live near by in Bedford. How do I go about doing this?

Thank you,
Don and Jan

Howdy Don and Jan! Pleased to virtually meet you, and welcome to the HOC Forum!. Following is some basic information that should get you started; please let us know what else we can do. (By the way, I've done some wild caving with the Boy Scouts around the Bedford area, it's a great part of Indiana.)


Heartland Owners Club (HOC)
If you are owners of a Heartland product, you can become members of the HOC which provides you with numerous benefits. The club could be best described as a social club of Heartland product owners. The members have discussions online and meet in person at rallies all over North America. There are two types of membership; full membership and introductory membership.

Full membership is for a three year period, is fee-based and offers the following benefits:


Heartland Owners Club decal with your Member number to display on your coach
Heartland Owners badges (up to 2) engraved with your Name and Member number to wear at rallies and other club events
Discount on parts and accessories through Heartland Customer Service
Heartland Owners Club branded goodies
Access to customized Heartland Owners Club apparel
Exclusive registration window to annual North American Heartland Owners Rally
Advanced Notification of Club rallies, activities and other events
Long lasting and far reaching friendships with people that share your RV passion
The best RV support network RVing has ever seen

Introductory membership is for a one year period, at no cost and offers the same benefits as the Full membership except for the Club plaque and Club badges. More information on membership can be found at the following link: //heartlandowners.org/content.php/128-heartland-owners-club-portal
Indiana Chapter
Should you decide to join the HOC, please select “Club Region – Chapter” as “USA - Indiana” to join our chapter. We currently have 29 rigs and 57 members throughout the state. An Indiana Chapter rally is held annually at different RV parks throughout the state, giving you an opportunity to meet other members, participate in organized events (e.g. tours, potluck dinners, golf, etc.) and discuss issues pertinent to Heartland products. There is no cost to join the Indiana Chapter.
Again, thank you for your interest in the Heartland Owners Forum. There is a lot of information available on various subjects and the response from members is terrific. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Regards,


Pam & Lyle Hestermann 260.432.4076 (home)
3222 N Washington Rd 260.414.0114 (mobile)
Fort Wayne, IN 46802-4901 Email – ltclvh@frontier.com

violinini1
02-23-2016, 06:00 PM
Pam & Lyle,
thank you very much. We are members, just wasn't sure about if there was a separate membership for the local Indiana region. If we decide that we can go to the rallie in Indianapolis, do I need to register through you, if so, then how do I get my camping registration.
Thank you for your help on this,

PALTeam
02-24-2016, 11:30 AM
Don & Jan: I checked, and you are listed as a member of the Indiana Chapter.

Regarding the rally, please make your own reservations with the Indy KOA at 800-562-0531. About registering, just let me know the dates you plan to attend.

Thanks!

Lyle

Sniper
03-23-2016, 07:51 AM
Sweet P and I may be, just may be able to make this. I'll keep ya posted. :)

Kbvols
03-23-2016, 07:41 PM
Sweet P and I may be, just may be able to make this. I'll keep ya posted. :)

You better not let the Commander find out about Sweet P.... [emoji12][emoji12][emoji3][emoji3][emoji3]


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Sniper
03-23-2016, 08:16 PM
She's the Commander until after the second pot of coffee, then becomes Sweet P around s'mores time. :D

Kbvols
03-23-2016, 09:46 PM
She's the Commander until after the second pot off coffee, then becomes Sweet P around s'mores time. :D

Lol!! I gotcha. That's funny!!


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PALTeam
03-24-2016, 04:42 AM
Sweet P and I may be, just may be able to make this. I'll keep ya posted. :)

Thanks! Keeping fingers crossed.

Herbiesrig
03-28-2016, 11:41 AM
Greeting Lyle and Pam,
Dan and I just signed up to join in on the fun for your 1st rally, We will arrive on Tuesday Sept 20th and leave on Sept 25th..

PALTeam
04-12-2016, 07:58 AM
Greeting Lyle and Pam,
Dan and I just signed up to join in on the fun for your 1st rally, We will arrive on Tuesday Sept 20th and leave on Sept 25th..

Wonderful! Thanks, and we're really looking forward to it.

violinini1
06-07-2016, 11:42 AM
Lyle, My wife, Jan and I plan to attend the Heartland Rally in September. We plan to arrive on 9/22 and leave on 9/25. We have tried to make reservations through KOA, however, they have no record of 30 sites that have been put on hold. I checked with both the national reservation and the local KOA. Should we just make a reservation for our favorite lot? Let me know.
Thanks,

PALTeam
06-07-2016, 02:07 PM
Don, sorry about that. I just talked to the Indy KOA and I think the situation has been cleared up. Would you please give them a call tomorrow at (317) 894-1397, and specifically ask for the HOC Indiana Chapter rally?

Thanks.

Lyle

violinini1
06-07-2016, 04:00 PM
Thanks, Will do! looking forward to seeing you there.

PALTeam
06-07-2016, 05:23 PM
Thanks, Will do! looking forward to seeing you there.

Excellent!

Oh, forgot to add that the magic word is 'Heartland', to receive the group rate.

violinini1
06-11-2016, 05:27 PM
Pam and Lyle,
Since we live only a little over an hour away, we went to see the campground today. We made our reservations but was told that you would be assigning sites. If possible, due to the size of our unit, we would like to request either site 29 or 31 if possible. Thank you, we are excited!

PALTeam
06-12-2016, 07:42 AM
Don & Jan:

Thanks for letting me know; but that's news to me. I will contact Indy KOA and find out.

Lyle

PALTeam
06-12-2016, 07:41 PM
Pam and Lyle,
Since we live only a little over an hour away, we went to see the campground today. We made our reservations but was told that you would be assigning sites. If possible, due to the size of our unit, we would like to request either site 29 or 31 if possible. Thank you, we are excited!

Dave at Indy KOA is reserving a block for us, but until everyone is signed up, the sites you requested may not end up in our block. We will do our best to accommodate!

Lyle

mytruc
07-13-2016, 03:15 PM
Wanted to let you know we have got our site reserved for the Ind. rally. We will be on site 32 as of now. See you all then.
Dave and Karen Campbell
HOC #2131
" mytruc"

violinini1
07-14-2016, 03:38 PM
I am glad you were able to get a site, as you can see, even though I went to the park, I was not able get a specific spot. You must have the magic touch. HA!


Wanted to let you know we have got our site reserved for the Ind. rally. We will be on site 32 as of now. See you all then.
Dave and Karen Campbell
HOC #2131
" mytruc"

TGLBWH
07-14-2016, 04:05 PM
Debbie and I are trying to work some things out so we can make it on our way to Georgia. Should know soon. Now, if we can get that Volunteer guy and his DW to come.

PALTeam
07-20-2016, 10:36 AM
That'd be great! Hope it works out.


Debbie and I are trying to work some things out so we can make it on our way to Georgia. Should know soon. Now, if we can get that Volunteer guy and his DW to come.

PALTeam
07-20-2016, 11:09 AM
Thanks, Dave. Sorry for the delayed response, computer issues.


Wanted to let you know we have got our site reserved for the Ind. rally. We will be on site 32 as of now. See you all then.
Dave and Karen Campbell
HOC #2131
" mytruc"

WRIGHT ll
07-21-2016, 10:35 AM
Hey Terry, we are going to be in site 243. See you at the rally, Orville

PALTeam
07-22-2016, 10:14 AM
Looks like this was for the Ohio rally, not Indiana, yes?


Hey Terry, we are going to be in site 243. See you at the rally, Orville

Kbvols
07-22-2016, 05:16 PM
Debbie and I are trying to work some things out so we can make it on our way to Georgia. Should know soon. Now, if we can get that Volunteer guy and his DW to come.

Gerry, we would love to attend however we will be in Knoxville watching the Vols play the gators.

DCG1986
07-29-2016, 03:42 PM
Hi Pam and Lyle,

We plan on attending your Rally arriving on 9/21 leaving 9/26. There is a possibility that some friends of ours may camp there also. They have a fifth wheel not a Heartland product. We have been trying to get together all summer and live in the Indy area. We will let you know if they are going to be coming. Looking forward to your 1st Rally and to seeing you guys again.

We have talked with our friends, Dan and Kathleen Earle, and they plan on attending. They are from Indy. They are arriving the same day as us. They do have a Heartland RV but will be in another brand at the Rally. Thanks for all your hard work on your Rally.

PALTeam
08-04-2016, 10:30 AM
Happy to hear it, Don and Cindy! We're look forward to it too.

The Earles are more than welcome to attend our rally events - the more the merrier! They should be able to get the same discount for camping, and if they are members of the Heartland Owners Club (since they own a Heartland product), there is no fee. If they are not HOC members, there is a paltry $20 fee to attend. Should we list them as attendees?

Pam & Lyle


Hi Pam and Lyle,

We plan on attending your Rally arriving on 9/21 leaving 9/26. There is a possibility that some friends of ours may camp there also. They have a fifth wheel not a Heartland product. We have been trying to get together all summer and live in the Indy area. We will let you know if they are going to be coming. Looking forward to your 1st Rally and to seeing you guys again.

We have talked with our friends, Dan and Kathleen Earle, and they plan on attending. They are from Indy. They are arriving the same day as us. They do have a Heartland RV but will be in another brand at the Rally. Thanks for all your hard work on your Rally.

DCG1986
08-06-2016, 10:08 PM
Yes please put them down as attending. Their names are Dan and Kathleen Earle. Thanks and we will see you on the 21st.

PALTeam
08-07-2016, 04:35 AM
Will do, and thanks!

RDsStudio59
08-21-2016, 05:58 PM
We would love to make our first rally this one but will be busy at Duke @ Notre Dame Football. Maybe next year. Go IRISH

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kkamshop
08-21-2016, 06:59 PM
Pam & Lyle, do you have any idea of your plans for Thursday evening of the rally? We thought we might drive up and hang out with everyone before we head out for Las Vegas on Friday.

PALTeam
08-23-2016, 08:43 AM
Hope to see you next year, have a great time at ND!


We would love to make our first rally this one but will be busy at Duke @ Notre Dame Football. Maybe next year. Go IRISH

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We'll gather around 4:00 for a meet and greet, then have a bite to eat, either at the KOA or go out to eat. It would be great to see you!


Pam & Lyle, do you have any idea of your plans for Thursday evening of the rally? We thought we might drive up and hang out with everyone before we head out for Las Vegas on Friday.

kkamshop
08-23-2016, 09:51 AM
OK thanks, we will try to fit it in!

Herbiesrig
08-27-2016, 06:47 AM
Looking forward to making the Indiana Rally??? Check your schedule and let's support Indiana's New Chapter Leaders.. It will be a great fun time.. Approx 5 weeks left before Rally.. It is always great to see your Heartland Family Friends, but also great to meet some new Heartland Family. Hope to see you there.

TGLBWH
09-02-2016, 01:18 PM
Kind of last minute, but we are coming. We will arrive on 9-22 on site 24

PALTeam
09-04-2016, 07:20 AM
Last minute is OK! And we can give you your coffee pot back afterwards ;-)

By the way, assembled the banner frame yesterday, will be posting a picture of yours on the leader's forum. Here's one of me finishing up the newest one.
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TGLBWH
09-07-2016, 11:41 AM
slight change to our plans, We will now arrive on the 19th and leave on the 25th. same site
See all soon. now if we could only get them Tennessee fans to come

Kbvols
09-08-2016, 10:05 PM
slight change to our plans, We will now arrive on the 19th and leave on the 25th. same site
See all soon. now if we could only get them Tennessee fans to come

Ahhh Gerry we would love to but...our RV is sitting in TN at the moment waiting for us to return for the Vols vs Gators...


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PALTeam
09-09-2016, 07:02 AM
Excellent, Gerry! See you then.

The-Drisin
09-09-2016, 08:47 AM
Hello all.

We plan on attending. Just got our camper so we're new members of the Heartland family.
Arrival on the 22nd and departure on the 25th. KOA folks put us in spot # 25.

Dale & Pam

2016 Cyclone 4000
2016 RAM 3500 Mega Cab DRW

kkamshop
09-09-2016, 09:16 AM
I doubt very much that we will be able to visit on Thursday as planned... our son closes on his new home on the 15th and we will be helping them move (out of our basement LOL) most of the week of the rally. In addition to packing for our trip to Las Vegas - makes me tired just thinking about it!
Hope you all have a great time!

PALTeam
09-11-2016, 08:46 AM
Understand! Safe packing, moving and travels!

Lyle

PALTeam
09-15-2016, 07:28 AM
Sorry, don't think I replied to this. Welcome! Looking forward to seeing you next week!!

Lyle


Hello all.

We plan on attending. Just got our camper so we're new members of the Heartland family.
Arrival on the 22nd and departure on the 25th. KOA folks put us in spot # 25.

Dale & Pam

2016 Cyclone 4000
2016 RAM 3500 Mega Cab DRW

PALTeam
09-15-2016, 08:48 AM
2016 Indiana Chapter Rally attendees; it's next week! Here's a tentative schedule; what else would you like to see on it?
·Thursday September 22, morning from 8am -10am. Simple breakfast stuff
·Thursday evening, 5pm - 9 pm for dinner and deserts, meetand greet, place TBD
·Friday morning 8:00 am-10 :00am for a hotbreakfast
oBreakfast Sandwiches? Burritos?
·Friday evening from 5pm-10pm for HOC meet and greetactivities and Pot Luck Dinner. HOC invites KOA staff to come for dinner ifthey are available.
oItalian Theme?
oLasagna(provided)
oPlease bring aside dish to share
·Saturday morning from 8am -9:30 am for continentalbreakfast (coffee, water, juice, bagels and/or pastries)
·Saturday evening to be determined.
Sunday morning for continental style breakfast from8:00am-9:30am.

And, here are some agenda items to think about; what else would you like to see on it?

1.New Members! (in 2016)
2.What do you expect from us as leaders?
3.2017 Rally
a.When?
i.Concurrent with National?
ii.September,October?
b.Where?
i.North,Central, South?
1.White River (central)
2.Follow the River (south)
3.Shipshewana (north)
4.SnapPad
5.Other items
6.50/25/25

TGLBWH
09-15-2016, 11:02 AM
Well Keith, the funny guy from Michigan was looking forward to seeing the crazies from Ohio. See you in Goshen next year

Kbvols
09-15-2016, 05:32 PM
Well Keith, the funny guy from Michigan was looking forward to seeing the crazies from Ohio. See you in Goshen next year

Sounds great! We'll look forward to seeing you there.


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kkamshop
09-15-2016, 05:34 PM
Pam & Lyle, since we can't make this rally I will give you our thoughts... we always enjoy the Shipshewana area, White River is great but might be hard if the group gets too big and they sometimes have problems with flooding, Follow the River is nice but "middle of nowhere" lol. We really enjoyed the October dates, but are open to anytime.

Don't know if Ceraland is on your radar, but they used to be a private (Cummins-affiliated) campground, now open to all. Lots to do in the park, sites are kinda close, not a lot of trees in the "rally area" Columbus area offers lots of visitor friendly options - 30 mins from Brown County/Nashville ceraland.org

Sorry we will be missing hanging out with y'all!

PALTeam
09-17-2016, 03:48 PM
Thanks much for the feedback!


Pam & Lyle, since we can't make this rally I will give you our thoughts... we always enjoy the Shipshewana area, White River is great but might be hard if the group gets too big and they sometimes have problems with flooding, Follow the River is nice but "middle of nowhere" lol. We really enjoyed the October dates, but are open to anytime.

Don't know if Ceraland is on your radar, but they used to be a private (Cummins-affiliated) campground, now open to all. Lots to do in the park, sites are kinda close, not a lot of trees in the "rally area" Columbus area offers lots of visitor friendly options - 30 mins from Brown County/Nashville ceraland.org

Sorry we will be missing hanging out with y'all!

TGLBWH
09-26-2016, 07:36 AM
Thanks Pam and Lyle for a great job hosting your first rally. It was a great time

Savanah20
09-26-2016, 07:53 AM
I just want to thank everyone for welcoming Brian and I to the group. We can't wait to get started with the Indiana chapter. The KOA of Greenfield was wonderful Thanks again Brian and Patty Hertenstein

mytruc
09-26-2016, 10:38 AM
Wanted to say thanks to Lyle & Pam for a wonderful rally! We had a great time. Fun spending time visiting with everyone!

PALTeam
09-27-2016, 09:25 AM
Thanks for the kind comments! And thanks to everyone that came and made hosting our first rally so enjoyable!!!

PALTeam
09-28-2016, 10:08 AM
Indiana Rally group photo. And a special thanks to Jan and Don for excellent entertainment! Not in the group photo are the Bonebrights and the Hertensteins. (Please ignore the upside down photos, had a dickens of a time getting it to upload correctly.)
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violinini1
09-30-2016, 04:17 PM
Pam and Lyle, and all of the Heartland team,
We really enjoyed meeting all of you and really appreciate you welcoming us into your family. Looking forward to many more Rally's.