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I hope this issue finds you enjoying travelling in your American Coach!  We recently returned to Mississippi following our summer adventures, our travels took us as far north as Michigan, as far South as Texas, Virginia Beach to the east, and Oklahoma to the west. We are going to stay still for a month or so but are already looking forward to our return to Florida in September!

We had a wonderful time at the Shawnee Jamboree.  Thanks goes out to the Great Lakes, Missouri Valley and the South Central Chapters for all their efforts!  During the rally Southeast’s own Roger Davis and Larry Hornsby provided a very entertaining evening.

Southeast had a great pre-rally at Shawnee and I want to thank Doug & Jan Thompson along with Bruce & Bobbi Marschall for coordinating three evening and three morning social hours with meals.  It seems that with southeast, the pre-rally starts when the second coach arrives!

Southeast is going to have a very active rally season and there have been two additional rallies added to our schedule!

In November, we will be in the Keys for the northeast regional.  November is a wonderful time to visit the Keys, the summer crowds are gone and the snowbirds have not arrived.  Register and be eligible for up to four early and four late days at a remarkably low rally rate! Registration details available at www.myamericancoach.com

Our popular Christmas rally held at the award-winning Sun N Fun resort in Sarasota has new hosts for 2017.  Terry & Belinda Moorefield, Wendy Gaynor and Dave & Ann Laudick, along with Grover & Mary Ann Felch have been making plans for this rally for months and I am positive this will be a wonderful time.  Registration details available at www.myamericancoach.com

Registrations for the Seventh Annual Eastern Regional Rally at Lazydays in January 2018 are ahead of where we were last year.  Registration is even easier for 2018 as it can be done on line at www.southeastaca.net and there is no immediate cost.  This rally includes four nights at the Lazydays RV campground, catered meals and entertainment.

Southeast will attend the 2018 Florida RV Supershow as a group immediately following the regional rally at Lazydays.  Thirty-two southeast coaches attended the Supershow in January 2017 and the response was very positive!  We will park together, have daily social hours and take advantage of all the Supershow should offer!  Details can be found on the Florida Recreational Vehicle Association (FRVTA) web page  http://www.frvta.org/show/florida-rv-supershow/ .  Registration must be made through the FRVTA and should be available in mid-August, please note that this event sells out fast, the 2017 rally was sold out in less than two months.  When you register, please tell them you are with SEACA.

New to our rally schedule is an opportunity to visit Disney in February 2018 with our “Southeast adventure at Fort Wilderness”.  This is something that has been discussed for several years and Windsor and Pamela Anderson have stepped forward to make it happen!  There are thirty sites reserved, and the details on how to register are available on the southeast chapter’s web site.  Windsor and Pamela are already working on a list of fun things to do that will not require a park ticket.   Fort Wilderness is expensive, but during the time of our adventure- will be the lowest cost of the year.

Our Rally coordinator, Doug Thompson is putting the finishing touches on our April rally at St. Augustine.  This is a “destination” rally, held at the highly rated Compass RV Park, the closest campground to downtown St. Augustine.    A shuttle provides transportation to and from the campground to the “Old Town Trolley” route.  Registration available at www.southeastaca.net

Our webmaster, Keith Landers has made remarkable changes in southeast communications.  Almost all our rally registrations and membership transactions are now completed from the southeast web site.  Keith also sends out our newsletters and rally updates, all via e-mail and has started our Facebook page that I encourage you to visit and “like”.  The Southeast Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/Southeastaca

Welcome to Southeast’s newest members!  Bill Buck, Venice, FL, Wayne & Di’Ane Cook, Gautier, MS, Craig Dewhurst, St. Augustine, FL, Doug & Nancy Fleming, Cedar Point, NC, Ron & Janet Geneau Bristol, CT, Christine Gibson, Beverly Hills, FL, Todd & Crystal Henderson, Orlando, FL, Cynthia Hopkins, New Port Richey, FL, Tracy & Becky Lemaster, Brooksville, FL, Dave & Donna Maier, Lutz, FL, Stephen Robins, Ruskin, FL, Warren Sanofsky, North Port, FL, J.Scott & Susan Whelchel, Murrells Point, SC.

Ray and I feel very fortunate to be a part of this chapter and we hope to see you soon!

Pauline Shea