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2011 Activities

December 17th

A restaurant meeting was hosted with the help of Carolyn and Jim and Mag for Gene and Betty at:
The Red Apple Restaurant (Formerly "The Lantern Restaurant")
230 N. Main Street
Columbia, Illinois 62236
(618) 281-7312

November 20th

Luncheon Meeting was help at:
30 Walters Place
House Springs, MO 63051
Phone: (636) 671-8580 (MAP)
Hosted by Don & Bette.

October 14th - 16th

Cape Camping & RV Park
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
Hosted by Bob and Jan

Campout theme was HALLOWEEN!

ACTIVITIES: Site Seeing, Chapter Meeting Saturday Evening , Pot luck breakfast on Sunday morning.

September 16th - 18th

Lazy Days Campground
Montgomery City, MO

Hosted by Brinkman and Davis.

Friday Evening: Bring your drinks, chairs, plates and a side dish. Hamburgers and Hot Dogs will be provided.
Saturday: Breakfast and Lunch on your own.
Lawn Games in the afternoon.
Saturday evening: BBQ. Host/Hostess will buy the meat if you would like. When you call Teree to confirm your reservation let her know if you would like pork steaks, chicken or if you would like to bring your own.
Sunday- Potluck Breakfast with a 9AM Chapter meeting to follow.

August 19th - 21st

Big Creek RV Park
47247 Missouri 49
Annapolis, MO 63620
Phone: 573-598-1064;
Email: bigcreekrvpark@centurytel.net.

Hosted by Jim and Phyllis Stanton.

Craig and Patty have added a swimming pool this year so bring your swimming gear.
Rental units are available for those who may be interested.

Saturday Afternoon: 3 Rivers Rubber Ducky race on Big Creek
Saturday night: Restaurant dinner with pass-the-trash to follow.
Sunday morning: Potluck Breakfast and Chapter Meeting.

Other things to do, relatively close by include:
1. A conducted tour of Ft Davidson, the Union fortifications for the Civil War battle of Pilot Knob.
2. The Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pilot Knob, a hospital operating room for the wounded from the Battle of Pilot Knob, and the Union Army Headquarters. It was built in 1861, very little has changed since then and they have preserved the original Union Army telegraph book.
3. An exotic animal ranch. Located in Annapolis it includes, miniature cows, zebras, camels, a wallaroo (wallaby crossed with a kangaroo), and a variety of other critters.

July 15th to 17th:

Hosted by Jim and Renate at the Perryville Campground, Perryville, MO


Wednesday PM: The campground's office caught fire and was damaged extensively!
Friday PM: - Larry cooked hot dogs (provided by Renate & Jim) for everyone which were enjoyed during a pot-luck dinner followed by a game of Pass-the-Trash.
Saturday AM: Private tour of Stonie's Sausage Shop in Perryville.
Saturday PM: Socializing
Saturday Evening: Dinner at the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Perryville and back to the campground for a session of "Minute to Win-It" and a short game of Pass-the-Trash.
Sunday – Potluck Breakfast & Business Meeting.

June 17th to 19th:

Hosted by Larry and Carolyn at the Ladybug RV Park, Cuba, MO


Friday - Progressive Dinner:
Appetizers – last names A thru D
Salad- last names E thru L
Main Dish – Larry and Carolyn
Desserts – last names P thru Z
Saturday AM: breakfast at Larry and Carolyn’s trailer - featured individual Ziploc omelet’s.
Saturday Afternoon: Tour of Crawford County Historical Museum in Cuba.
Saturday Evening: Dinner & Business Meeting at Frisco’s Grill and Pub in Cuba.
Sunday – Potluck Breakfast and Business Meeting.

May 19th to 22nd:

The St. Louis Area Mini Samboree hosted by “The First Capitol Good Sams” at the Lazy Day Campground, Montgomery City MO.

The 3Rivers Chapter handled the Brown Bag Auction and the Ice Cream Social on Thursday night. Friday night we hosted Bingo.

April 1st to 3rd 2011:

Camp Lakewood, Effingham, IL 62401. Our hosts were Dorothy and Irv. Members present included; Charpiot, Davis, Ehrhard, Ford, Johnson, Luzynski, Picolet, Stiern and Tschannen.


Thanks to Irv for the following summary of activities:
Wednesday evening we ran over to the “Foxes”. Fantastic, a half rack of barbeque ribs for $9.95. No one left hungry. 
Thursday we all got together at 10:00 A.M. and started on what was being touted as a Mystery Caravan around eastern Illinois. Ten couples climbed into five cars and headed east on Interstate 70. 48 miles later, we arrived for lunch at Moonshine, Illinois; population 2. Moonshine is the in spot for the elite to meet. You'll need a compass, plat map and a little luck to find it, but she's worth the trip. Roy Lee and Helen Tuttle bought the old-time (circa 1912) country store in 1982 and promptly made it the best eating house in town - heck, it's the only building in town, unless you count the outhouse - and you had better count it. Order your Moonburger, stand inside to eat it or thanks to good weather, sit outside on the picnic benches.

After lunch we climbed back into our cars and headed for the next mystery. Irv got lost trying to lead us to the Lincoln Farm. But fortunately, there were plenty of signs. We arrived at the Thomas Lincoln farm. Abe never lived here but did visit his father and stepmother while he was a traveling judge. We were unable to tour the house but toured the farm and viewed a film explaining the Historic site.

Back into the cars and on to where? Mattoon, Illinois and the first Burger King. This is the original Burger King and has no affiliation with the chain. Irv promised dessert and we were not disappointed; Huge Banana Splits for $2.00. 

Next stop! Gays, Illinois, the site of the last two story outhouse in Illinois. 

Friday started with a tour of the Cross at the Crossroads. Then lunch at Martins IGA Market. Surprise! They had a wonderful sea food buffet. Again, no one left hungry. We divided up and a group went to The Garage, a Corvette and Volkswagen museum. The rest went to Altamont, Illinois to tour Dr. Charles Wright’s 1875 home with two floors of original furnishings. Dinner was at Niemerg’s Steak House where they are known for their salad buffet. 

Saturday was quiet. Visited a couple of flea markets and antique shops; dined at Joes Pizza and Pasta. Then back to the campground for entertainment, Saturday night at the movies. Irv had selected an old horror movie, “Giant Brain from Outer Space”, but before it started he started up a home movie, “The Basse / Charpiot tour of Arkansas in 2010”. Somebody forgot the movie screen so we were forced to try to see it on a tablecloth. Everyone enjoyed the popcorn and convinced Irv to not show the horror movie. 

Sunday began with our traditional pot Luck breakfast and meeting. Those able to stick around toured the Monastery Museum in Teutopolis; quite an education. Three couples attended the Mad Science’s STAR TREK LIVE performance. It would have been fun if we were all nine years old. Well, no weekend is perfect. As Janette repeatedly said, “This weekend was fun but we did not have enough food“.

President Stiern called the business meeting to order at 9:54 A.M. and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes from the March 2011 meeting were read and approved.

The Treasurer’s Report was given by Renate with a balance of $585.51.  

President Stiern reviewed the letter from the State Good Sam Headquarters looking for volunteers for several duties. No one volunteered.

Sandy and Teree volunteered to serve as Secretary during Irvin’s absence.

A discussion regarding our charitable activities resulted in an agreement that the Chapter will make two donations per year to Feed My People. One in summer and a second in November.

Everyone thanked the Charpiot’s for an enjoyable weekend and the meeting was adjourned at 10:31 A.M

March 2011:
Lunch at The Arlington Hotel and Restaurant, 207 E. Main St., DeSoto, MO 63020; hosted by Fred and Janet.

February 2011:
Hosted by Dale and Loraine - lunch at Gingham’s Restaurant, 7333 Lindberg Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63125.

January 2011:
We met at d.Dooley’s 026 Grill in Fenton, MO for a luncheon meeting hosted by Joan & Jerry.


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