Lazydays January 2019

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Tiffin Travelers Winter Rally & Annual Business Meeting

 Lazydays RV Resort in Seffner, Florida

4 nights beginning January 30, 2019  

 Due to the popularity of this location, this rally is for chapter members only. 

The reservation deadline was November 15th, 2018 and no additional reservations  are being accepted.

All rally registrants have submitted their required pre-payments.  Thank you.   See below agenda for "included in prepaid rally fee".

Your hosts for this rally are Frances and Tom Fonner, tiffintravelers@gmail.com

This chapter rally will include the annual business meeting and election of officers.  There will be afternoon socials, indoor games and craft activities, several on-site catered meals and an off-site excursion with lunch included.   All attending member coaches will receive up to $10 per coach credit toward the rally fee; and, each member coach will also receive credit toward one of the catered meals because we have exceeded the magical  "25 or more member coaches registered" threshold.   The net amount due from each coach, for 2 members on board, was $150.

All attending members are encouraged to offer activity suggestions to the hosts, via the tiffintravelers@gmail.com address.  

This rally is immediately preceding the FMCA Southeastern Area (SEA) rally in Lakeland.   Quite a few of our members who are volunteering at SEA will be caravanning  February 4th from Lazydays to the volunteer-only early arrival sites at SEA.   Non-volunteers are extending their stay at Lazydays to coincide with the February 6 official start date of SEA.

Updated on January 28, 2019 -  At check-in on  1/27  your hosts were advised that the free breakfasts and lunches were  discontinued in November.  It also appears the daily newspaper was discontinued, as there is not one on our site.  Neither of these developments were communicated to this rally's hosts.    And, the hosts have expressed their displeasure with the lack of notice.  (Until today, this page included this wording: For those of you who have not experienced Lazydays RV Resort, your resort stay includes many amenities, including: on-site restaurants, on-site bar, free breakfasts and lunches, free daily newspapers, seminars, pool, spas, tennis courts, and more.)

Proposed Agenda as of 12/14/18:  

Remember to wear a name tag to all functions, or incur a 50 cent fine for each infraction. 

1/30/19 - 

4:30 Arrival social in clubhouse, BYOB, light pre-dinner snacks will be provided.  Register and pre-pay for optional crafts class.  Registered rally attendees only.

Annual reports and business meeting materials will be distributed (not discussed) during social for your review prior to the meeting. 

6:00 Catered dinner, in clubhouse.  Included in prepaid rally fee. Registered rally attendees only.

7:30 Optional indoor games and cards, in clubhouse, you bring the games and cards and the fun


1/31/19 - 

8:00 Catered full breakfast, in the clubhouse. Included in prepaid rally fee. Registered rally attendees only.

9:00 Business Meeting, in the clubhouse.  Agenda will move quickly and will include election of officers.

1:30 Crafts class in the clubhouse, additional fee applies, signup at 1/30 welcome social

4:30  Social in the clubhouse, BYOB and optional snack to share

Dinner on your own


2/1/19 - 

11:00 - 11:5 Leave RV park in your vehicle headed for the excursion site.  Carpooling suggested.  Yacht StarShip, adjacent to 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa.  Metered parking lot, so  use a card to pay enough to cover you until  2:15. 

11:30 - 11:45 Boarding begins.  Ship sails at noon.  Included in prepaid rally fee - Tampa Harbor narrated cruise; seated and private luncheon with table service; deck DJ for music and dancing after luncheon.  Optional cash bar available for adult beverages. Pics of your vessel - the Starship I - are at this link -   https://www.yachtstarship.com/fleet/

2:00  Excursion ends

4:30 Optional coachside social at hosts' site.  BYOB and chair

Dinner on your own

Possible outdoor movie outside clubhouse.  Included in rally fee.


2/2/19 - 

Day on your own

4:30 Social in the clubhouse, BYOB, light pre-dinner snacks will be provided. Registered rally attendees only.

6:00 Farewell catered dinner in the clubhouse, included in prepaid rally fee. Registered rally attendees only.

Rally officially ends

7:30 Optional indoor games and cards, you bring the  games and cards and fun

Possible outdoor movie outside clubhouse. Included in rally fee.

(If you didn't receive January emails pertaining  to the agenda and preparing for your arrival, you are not included in the rally and its activities.)

Registrants were advised in 12/6/18 prepayment email: "Cancellation emails received by January 1st will receive a refund of their rally prepayment.  Late cancellations, or an unexpected excessive number of cancellations, could result in a lesser refund amount based upon contractual obligations with the vendors."

Prospective attendees were advised on this site to make their site reservation and then "…. remember to send an email to tiffintravelers@gmail.com to advise of your arrival and departure dates."    It was clearly posted here that, "The hosts will reply to your email to confirm you are part of the rally group.  Until you receive that reply, you are not "in".





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