Twin Oaks March 2019/Perry pre-rally

This page last updated 3/19/19 for its move to Rally Archives

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: so the hosts will know you are coming. Your hosts for this rally are Frances and Tom Fonner.

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.


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

March 7 -

4:30 Arrival Day Social in Clubhouse, BYOB, light snacks will be provided

Sign-up and pre-pay for optional craft classes - jewelry making and/or 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 jewelry 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.

4:30 Social in Clubhouse, BYOB

6:00 Group Dinner in Clubhouse - Entrée of Shrimp Étouffée prepared by members Charles and Mona Trahan; attendees were assigned categories of side dishes or desserts to bring with necessary serving utensils.

****Bring your own dinner, salad and dessert plates. Bring your own beverage and napkins and utensils.

After dinner games

March 9 -

Optional indoor and/or outdoor games: Bimini game, horseshoe pits, hillbilly golf, washer toss, Mahjong, Right Left Center, cards, etc.

10:00 optional crochet class with Jackie Thackery. Sign up at Arrival Social.

4:30 Pre dinner social at RV park.

6:30 Group dinner at nearby Carriage House Restaurant. Menu pricing.

Optional indoor games at RV park

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.