View Full Version : EVENT: Heartland Chapter Rally: IL, Chatham - 9/16/2016 to 9/18/2016

06-19-2016, 12:02 PM
9683 Palm Road, Chatham, IL 62629


Double J Campground
9683 Palm Road
Chatham, IL 62629
Liz Fons 217-483-9998
www.DoubleJCampground.com (http://www.DoubleJCampground.com)
Pets ok?: Yes


From: 9/16/2016 to: 9/18/2016
Number of sites held: 18
Register by end of day 08/16/2016
Site fee: $$39.00 per night.
Club Member Event fee: n/a
Non-Club Member fee: 20.00
Potluck: Saturday evening
Potluck date: 9/17/16
Potluck time: 6:00 PM


Event Leader: Lane(click to contact) (https://heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=18047)

Additional Info:

Friday Night at: Meet & Greet 6 PM- Bring your favorite snack to share
Saturday: Boat Cruise on Lake Springfield with a picnic lunch, 10 AM to 2 PM.
Saturday evening: Potluck 6 PM at the Pavilion followed by a campfire
Sunday morning: Coffee & Donuts

For information on Springfield area sites: visitspringfieldillinois.com (http://www.visitspringfieldillinois.com/)


1. Paul & Elaine Schmidt (lane) #2251 (Illinois Chapter Leaders)
2. Clarence & Jackie Miller (cemill) #1149
3. Kenny & Kathy Strong (katkens) #1027 (Founding Illinois Chapter Leaders retired)
4. Bob & Gwen Beck (TajMyhaul) #3163
6. Mike & Suzanne Markus (Mikemm62) #1471
7. Jack & Sharen Thompson (jackson2). #1343
8. Don & Connie Edwards (DGEdwards). #3136


06-19-2016, 04:25 PM
Hello! We are the new Illinois Chapter Leaders, Paul & Elaine Schmidt, from the Springfield area. During the recent North Central Region Rally, interest was expressed in the 2016 Illinois Rally. We are happy to announce that the 2016 Illinois Rally will be held as scheduled in Chatham (Springfield area) September 16th -18th. Events and activities will be posted on the forum. We hope you will be able to join us for a September rally with friends, campfires, food, and fun.

06-20-2016, 06:42 AM
Jackie and I will be there. Arriving on the 15 th.

06-20-2016, 06:57 AM
Clarence & Jackie
Thank you for joining us for the Illinois Rally. Looking forward to seeing you again in September.

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06-20-2016, 03:06 PM
Kenny and I will be there if at all possible ! I called Liz arriving on the 11 th leaving on the 19 . Lets keep our fingers crossed Kenny will be good to go by then. I think site 100 but not sure.

06-20-2016, 07:36 PM
We are hoping Kenny will be back on his feet & running soon! Well at least at a fast walk!!!

06-20-2016, 08:26 PM
Thank you Roy ! He starts his new treatment on Thursday ! It was sure good to see you and Sally.

06-20-2016, 09:32 PM
Kenny & Kathy
We hope Kenny is feeling better by September and can make the trip to Chatham. Thank you for signing up for the rally.
It was great seeing you both last week.

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06-22-2016, 04:59 PM
Sorry can't make it thats the weekend of the wedding. Have fun

06-22-2016, 05:22 PM
Sorry you and Sharon won't make it this year. Hope to see you next year.

07-18-2016, 01:08 PM
Paul not sure what the number is behind our name but our club number is 1027.

07-18-2016, 01:13 PM
Thanks Kathy-I fixed it.

07-29-2016, 01:40 PM
Dan and Karen just signed up for your Rally, We are heading back home from Rallies .. Arrive in Sept 15, site P105... Looking forward to seeing everyone again..

07-29-2016, 02:01 PM
We would love to be there as we have only missed one IL rally.
We will be in Aspen, CO those days on our way to the Las Vegas Rally.


07-30-2016, 01:11 PM
We'll miss you Cookie & Mary, but hopefully we will see you next year!

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Glad you can join us, Dan & Karen!

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There's still time to sign up for the Illinois Chapter Rally in Chatham (near Springfield) September 16th-18th. Thanks to one of our newest members, Bob & Gwen (TajMyHaul), we have a scenic boat cruise on Lake Springfield on Saturday planned. There's still plenty of room left on the boat! Hope to see you there!

08-11-2016, 03:27 PM
Hi all, called the campground and we a reservation for the 14th and leaving the 15th. we look forward to meeting some of you even though it will be a short visit.

08-14-2016, 11:57 AM
Hi Paul & Elaine - Jack & Sharen Thompson will be arriving on 9-15-16 and leaving on 9-19-16 See ya soon!!
Jack & Sharen Thompson
Stewad, IL.
2013 F250
2005 Landmark Golden Gate

08-15-2016, 09:08 PM
Ted & Dee. We are glad you will be able to stop by for a visit, looking forward to meeting you.

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08-15-2016, 09:20 PM
After Tuesday 8/16 the remaining camp sites will go back to the campground. I talked with the campground and there are plenty of sites open at this time. If you are still considering this rally call the campground and make your reservation.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone and enjoying the afternoon on Lake Springfield.

The latest members to register are:

Mike & Suzanne Markus

Jack & Sharen Thompson

Don & Connie Edwards

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08-24-2016, 01:25 PM
If you are still interested in the Illinois Rally, call the camp ground and register. I talked with camp ground and there are still plenty of sites still available.

09-08-2016, 09:11 PM
On Friday morning, the Illinois Rally will host Stacey Skrysak, a local news anchor, to speak about the Triple Heart Foundation for our Heartland Gives Back charity. We will be donating new books for parents to read to their premature infants in the NICU. See the link for the web site below for the foundation's wish list.
About Triple Heart Foundation:
Suggested Books:

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09-10-2016, 07:02 AM
I hate to do this but we had to cancel the rally. Kenny is just not ready to pull the trailer he has just started driving . He is doing better we just need to take it slow . Hopefully we will get to go camping next year . God bless everyone and have a safe fall and winter.

09-11-2016, 08:34 PM
Illinois Heartland Owner’s Club 2016 Rally

Friday, September 16th
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast at the pavilion
9:30 AM: Heartland Gives Back Program Guest Speaker, Stacey Skrysak, a local news anchor, will discuss the Triple Heart Foundation. Stacey is founder of this program which provides new books to NICUs at local hospitals for parents to read to their prematurely born infants. http://www.tripleheartfoundation.com/donate/
10:30 AM: On Your Own; This is a good time to enjoy some of the sights in Springfield. Some interesting sites include the Lincoln Presidential Museum, The Lincoln Home, Lincoln’s Tomb, the Old State Capitol, and the Dana Thomas House. For information on Springfield area sites: visitspringfieldillinois.com (http://www.visitspringfieldillinois.com/)
6:00 PM: Snacks & Campfire; Feel free to bring a snack to share.

Saturday, September 17th
8 AM: Coffee & Donuts
9:45 AM: Leave for the Boat Ride on Lake Springfield with our own Captain Bob! If possible, you may want to carpool to ensure plenty of parking for everyone. A light lunch will be provided (sandwiches, chips, soda/water, and cookies). We should be back at the campground around/after 2:00 PM.
5:00 PM: Potluck; Meat (smoked pulled pork) and tableware will be provided. Please bring a dish to share. Potluck will be followed by a group photo and evening campfire.

Sunday, September 18th
8:30 AM – Coffee and goodbyes!

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Kathy and Kenny, We are sad that you won't be able to camp with us, but taking care of Kenny's health comes first. If you are able to come for the boat ride or any part of the rally, you know that you will be welcomed! We will be thinking of you. Paul & Elaine

09-18-2016, 08:46 AM
We had a great time Paul and Elaine ! Great job I can't wait till next year !

09-19-2016, 12:27 PM
Hi Paul and Elaine, Dee and I would like to thank you for the warm welcome to your rally. It was great to meet all of you and we hope to see you soon. I hope it was good weather for your boat ride.