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Twin Oaks March 2019/Perry pre-rally

This page last updated 1/15/19

Tiffin Travelers Rally, a pre-rally for FMCA International in Perry

 Twin Oaks RV Park

305 Highway 26 East, Elko, Georgia (MM 127 on I-75, 8 miles south of Perry)

3 nights beginning March 7, 2019   Chapter member site rate is $25 per night

Extended stay nights, if available are at a slightly higher rate.

 The reservation deadline was February 1, 2019, but all sites were booked by January 15th.. 

Agenda shown near bottom of this page.

Instructions were to call 478-987-9361 to reserve your site.  Mention "Tiffin Travelers Rally".   Then, send an email to: tiffintravelers@gmail.com so the hosts will know you are coming.  Your hosts for this rally are Frances and Tom Fonner.

Registered attendees will be emailed in advance of the rally regarding planning for socials, meals and optional activities.  Because all attending member coaches will receive up to $10 per coach credit toward the rally fee,  additional remittance needs should be minimal or non-existant.  Optional activities may have associated fees - such as optional craft classes; or, dining out.

This location and its date is a perfect setting for our chapter members planning to volunteer at FMCA International in Perry.  The departure date of our rally will coincide with several of the early arrival dates needed by FMCA volunteers.    Those not planning to volunteer at Perry should request one or two additional nights at the park.  See "Perry Volunteer Note” below. 

All attending members are encouraged to offer activity suggestions to the hosts, via the tiffintravelers@gmail.com address.    Volunteers are needed to organize indoor and/or outdoor games.  Activities that develop will be posted to this page.  

Perry Volunteer Note:  For those registering online to attend FMCA International in Perry, you will see menu options for volunteer opportunities.  Each listed category of volunteer activity includes its own grounds entry/early arrival date; i.e., Activity Cart volunteers have early arrival on 3/10.   If you register to volunteer for any activity with early arrival on March 10  AND you also register for 30-amp electric hook-up (not 50 amp, not handicap, not anything but the 30-amp option shown for $185 add'l. fee) you have an opportunity to caravan/arrive-together-and-park-together with the chapter's President and Treasurer.  This requires the following four  steps when registering to attend the Perry International Convention:  1) register for 30-amp general; 2) register for any volunteer activity with early arrival specified for March 10; 3) indicate on the registration that you will be part of a caravan of "Tiffin Travelers" (there is a space for this on the online application); 4) email tiffintravelers@gmail.com that you have done the aforementioned steps and want to be part of the chapter's caravan parking.  We will reply when we receive your email.

Agenda Under Development:
Remember to wear a name tag to all functions, or incur a 50 cent fine for each infraction. 
March 7  -     
Arrival Day Social in Clubhouse, BYOB, light snacks will be provided
Sign-up and pre-pay for optional craft classes - bracelet making, scarf painting, crochet.
Dinner on your own

March 8 -      
On-your-own day for optional touring of sites in the surrounding areas
10:00 a.m. optional bracelet making class with Marge Mazzone.  Sign-up and pay fee at Arrival Social.
Optional indoor and/or outdoor games: Bimini game, horseshoe pits, hillbilly golf, washer toss, Mahjong,  Right Left Center, cards, etc.
Social in Clubhouse, BYOB
Group Dinner in Clubhouse - Entrée of Shrimp Etouffee prepared by members Charles and Mona Trahan; attendees will be assigned categories of side dishes or desserts to bring.  These assignments will be addressed in an advance email to attendees. 
After dinner games

March 9 -      
10:00 till noon optional scarf painting ARTitude class with Marty Whitney.  Sign-up and pay fee at Arrival Social. 
Optional indoor and/or outdoor games: Bimini game, horseshoe pits, hillbilly golf, washer toss, Mahjong, Right Left Center, cards, etc.
Pre dinner social at RV park.
6:30 Group dinner at nearby Carriage House Restaurant.  Menu pricing.
Optional indoor games

March 10 -    
Rally officially ends in the a.m.
Some coaches move to Perry and others linger for departure on a later date

The hosts have previously offered unique and (reportedly) enjoyable activities and experiences at the numerous rallies they have hosted.   We fear our chapter's previous rallies may have intimidated prospective hosts, and we want to illustrate how event planning can be kept more simple.  Our hope is to have other members step up to host a future rally at an RV park they are fond of.  The more opportunities we have for friends to gather and socialize in their pretty Tiffins, the better.   

How to keep it simple:
1.  Identify a location you like which has sites big enough for Tiffins; has a covered pavilion or enclosed meeting room; and, has 10 or more sites available.  Popular destinations and peak season will easily result in 20+ site reservations.

2.  Confirm the date and availability with the location and check the chapter's Rallies and Gatherings page to make sure the calendar is clear.  

3.  Confirm the site rate($), deposit requirement, refund penalty if any, reservation  phone number and/or contact name, and set cutoff date for reservations.  Reservation process should require members to reserve directly with the park and then notify the hosts of their reservation.  

4.  Share the information with the chapter leadership (by phone or email) in order to be placed on the calendar and receive pre-planning assistance or guidance as needed. 

5.  Chapter leadership publishes rally information on web site, future newsletters and emails. 

6.  Essential elements of a rally are attendees, afternoon socials and food.  Other on-site and off-site activities are optional nice fluff. 

7.  Occasionally, but not frequently, confirm reservation headcounts with the location.  

8.  As the planning develops, work with chapter leadership for guidance, assistance and communications to members and attendees.