The July 2017 Ticker is now available. Remember to thank Steve for his hard work!
The June 2017 Newsletter is hot off the press, and we have a new Editor!! Welcome Steve Mentz as our news newsletter editor.
Camping season has come to Indiana! Rain and all!
Despite the rain, we had a great turnout for the Brown County weekender. Fifteen units in all, including three first-timers. The weekend got off to a wet start. But by Saturday, the sun came out and it started drying up. We had 30 people for the Saturday meal, including long-timer Patsy Marston, who was our guest at the carry-in. We finished the evening with a campfire and music, thanks to Ken, grandson Dean, Phil and Mardell.
On Saturday, we presented Ann Newman a small token of our deep appreciation for all her service to the club. Her award-winning editing of the Directory, and her planning and execution of the unit caravans are a legacy that she has left us. She has moved to Culpepper, VA. We will miss her, but we wish her the best in her future plans!
An invitation to our members who do not camp anymore:
We have several members who have been active campers in their younger days, but don’t travel as much now. To those members: We would love to see you and catch up. We invite you to attend the Saturday night meal at the Brown County weekender May 6 th . You would not need to bring any dish – you will be our guest. If you would like to come, let me know so we can look out for you. I would suggest arriving by 5:00. We will be in the Buffalo Ridge loop.
Please take note about a change of venue for our Family and Buddy Rally. The Indiana Dunes State Park campground filled up very quickly, and I think only one of our members was able to get a reservation.
We have changed to Prophetstown State Park near Lafayette. Same dates, just a different location.
More details coming soon.
CIU 2017 Calendar
|Date||Event||Reservation open Date||Campsites to target|
|Dec 3, 2016||Christmas Luncheon|
|Jan 7, 2017||Luncheon Castleton MCL 11:00am|
|Feb 4, 2017||Luncheon Castleton MCL 11:00am|
|Mar 4, 2017||Luncheon Castleton MCL 11:00am|
|April 1, 2017||Luncheon Castleton MCL 11:00am|
|May 5-7th, 2017||Brown County Weekender||Nov 5, 2016||36-42,47-52|
|June 2-4, 2017||Turkey Run Weekender||Dec 2, 2016||175-183,159-162|
|July 22-29, 2017||International Rally Escanaba, MI||Now|
|Aug 10-13, 2017||Prophetstown S.P. – Family Rally||March 1, 2017||216,218,220,222,224,226,
|Aug 19-22, 2017||Little Grassy Lake, Carbondale,IL||Now||by Phone/website|
|Sep 13-17, 2017||Caravan to Region 5 Rally||TBD|
|Oct 13-15, 2017||Oubache S.P. Weekender||Apr 13, 2017||20-31|
Dec 3, 2016 Christmas Luncheon: at MCL on 86th St and Township line Rd at 11:00am. Not our usual location in Castleton. Bring a canned or boxed goods for Food Panty donation. MCL 2370 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Winter Luncheons: are at Castleton MCL, 5520 Castleton Corner Ln, Indianapolis, IN 46250 at 11:00am
Weekenders Rallys: You are required to make your own reservation at the State Parks, Get your reservation early as the campgrounds do fill up. Indiana opens reservations 6 months ahead. Book online at http://indianastateparks.reserveamerica.com/
Aug 11-13, 2017: Indiana Dunes S.P. Caravan and Family Rally, more details coming.
Aug 19-22, 2017: This location will be in the prime spot for the upcoming Full Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017. The far southern portion of the state is the only part that sees totality, but it gets a lot! Murphysboro (2m40s at 1:19:30pm), Makanda (2m40s at 1:20:11pm), Carbondale (2m38s at 1:20pm) and Marion (2m28s at 1:20:40pm) are prime viewing locations. More infomation on the Eclipse at http://www.eclipse2017.org/
Aug 19-22, 20-17 Illinois Lincolnland Unit is planning a rally at Dequion Fairgrounds to view the solar eclipse, and have invited us to join them. Anyone not already attending the Little Grassy Lake campground is welcome to join them.
Alumapalooza 8 2017 is May 30 – June 4th and conflicts with our Turkey Run weekender. So plan accordingly.
More info on the upcoming Rallys!
The April 2016 edition of the Ticker is now available. Also a reminder of our upcoming April 2nd Luncheon, starting at 11am.
5520 Castleton Corner Ln, Indianapolis, IN 46250