HELLO HAPPY WANDERERS, my how time flies by, it’s already time for the chapter news.  By the time you read this the National ACA Rally in Spearfish, SD is over and in the history books. As you can see by the cover photo on the Sept-Oct issue of ACA, a great time was had with plenty of “Happy hours” with friends and new members. Happy Wanderer chapter members chipped in with the Northeast chapter members to set up the decorations for the nightly events. We enjoyed great BBQ with the Northeast chapter and many hors d’oeuvre at the Southeast chapter “happy hours”. We also wish to thank Dusan & Nicole of Proteng Fire Protection group for hosting an “Ice cream social” and the other evening social events that included their Slovakian Goulash and the mouth-watering fried potatoes. There were several places of interest in the area that were explored such as Custer State Park, Deadwood, Hill City, Keystone, Mt Rushmore, Rapid City, Sturgis and of course Spearfish which included trips to Walmart and local eateries.


We encourage our members to sign up early for the following rallies;

Pre-Rally January 9-12 2019

The Happy Wanderers will be having a Pre-Rally prior to the Southeast Regional Rally at Lazy Days in Seffner, Fla. [You will have to make your Pre-Rally reservations on your own at 800-350-6731, tell them you will be attending the ACA Southeast Regional Rally and you would like to park with the Happy Wanderers Chapter.] Happy Wanderers will have our usual “Happy Hours” in the evenings as well as other outing events such as a trip to Parkesdale Farms for Strawberry Shortcake. We are also planning additional adventures for your enjoyment.  Note: Parkesdale also carries all kinds of Vegetables and fruits to purchase.

8th Annual Eastern Regional Rally Jan 12-15 2019

The Happy Wanderers members have been attending this rally for years and always have a great time so sign up early to be sure you don’t miss this event. Refer to your ACA magazine for more information.

ACA National Rally May 18-23 2019

This rally is at Lake Conroe KOA in Montgomery, TX. Again, sign up early to reserve your spot for another great time with friends. Refer to your ACA magazine for more information.

UPDATES: We are happy to welcome the following new and old members;

Madaffer, Jim & Robin -San Diego, CA

Parriott, David & Joan – Sioux Falls, SD

Thurston, Bruce & Vicki – Full Timers

and a welcome back to the Baskins, Ron & Sandra – Ontario, Canada

Communications optionsHWC Web Page – can be reached by accessing myamericancoach.com website, then clicking on Chapters icon, and then click on HWC. Facebook – Happy Wanderers-ACA, click on like and become a member of the page, post your updates. E-Mail addresshappy.wanderers@aol.com is a quick and easy way to get in touch with your officers. For those interested in seeing some of the old HW pictures of past years pull up an old Blogacahappywanderers.blogspot.com.

Additional information

The Happy Wanderers Chapter- with our “diversity plan” host our “RENDEZVOUS” around Pre and/or Post Rallies at the ACA National, Regional and other Chapter Rallies, so keep checking our communication options for updates. We welcome all ACA members to join us at any of our events and welcome any suggestions that may increase our coming together for camaraderie and enjoyment. The “Happy Wanderers” chapter was established for our FUN, FOOD and FELLOWSHIP. We do not compete for members and many of our members belong to other chapters and enjoy the “Happy Wanderers” for our RV experience as “Full Timers”. The “Happy Wanderers” includes many that have been on the road for many years without a home base.  Betty and I were on the road and homeless for nearly 17 years and welcome questions about our experiences as Full Timers.


Bill Makowski