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2017 Activities

DECEMBER 9th - 1:00 pm:
A luncheon meeting hosted by Bette & Don at:
Wildwood Pub and Grill
17253 New College Ave
Grover, MO 63040
(Phone: 636-273-4300)

NOVEMBER 12th – 1:00 pm:
A luncheon meeting hosted by Bob & Jan at:
Mimi’s Café
17240 Chesterfield Airport Rd.
Chesterfield MO 63005
(Phone: 314-530-4510)

October 20-22 2017
A campout was hosted by Larry and Darlene at the:
Happy Trails RV Park,
18376 Campground Road,
Phillipsburg, MO 65722
(phone: 406-861-6900 or 417-532-3422

Thursday: Tour of the TRACKER Boat Factory in Lebanon.
Dinner was at T’s Redneck Steak House.
Friday: There were plenty of antique stores to keep everyone occupied in the area.
The hosts furnished chili, taco soup, crackers and toppings for supper and everyone brought a side dish or dessert. Games and fellowship followed the meal.
Saturday: We had dinner at The Elm Street Eatery and ended the evening at Prater's Country Music Show.
Sunday: Potluck breakfast was followed by the monthly business meeting.
Several members journeyed on to Branson in the rain on Sunday to spend the week at the music shows.

September 21-24, 2017
The Missouri State Good Sam Rally
Mathewson Exhibition Center
2503 W. 16th Street
Sedalia, MO 65301

Sponsored by the MO State Committee with the Hunters as substitute Chapter hosts.
Formerly known as “The Samboree” the Rally had many activities for attendees including:
Two offsite tours: Kansas City – WWI Museum, US Federal Reserve & The Roasterie.
Whiteman Air Force Base – 509th Bomb Wing & the B-2 Stealth Bomber.
Golf Tournament, 9/22/17
Cake Walk, the State Organization provides the cakes.
Door Prizes were provided by the State Organization.
Flea Market / Craft Sale.
Pet Contest.
Entertainment – Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
And much more.
The Whiteman Tour was a sell out. Only Jack & Jennett went from our chapter.

Memberships represented included: Hunter, Stanton, and Tschannen. On Friday the 22nd, Don and Bette Ford joined us for the day.

With only four memberships present, far short of a quorum, no business meeting was convened.

The campers gathered on Tuesday the 19th at the Countryside RV Park in Sedalia and after all were in we dined at the Country Kitchen.

The following morning the group convoyed to the State Fair Campground and got the rigs settled in. The rest of the day was occupied with registration, wandering thru the vendor displays and attending one of the several seminars scheduled. Dinner (you know we always have to eat) was at Denny’s Diner.

Thursday morning Jack and Janette were up early and after coffee and doughnuts headed off with the group to tour Whiteman Air Force Base. Those who stayed behind were entertained by the seminars and games. After dinner in our rigs, the evening activities began with a group photo of all the Rally attendees. Following the photo were the Opening Ceremonies. Dale carried the Area 6 banner while Jim and Linda carried the 3 Rivers Flag in the parade of Chapter Flags. The evening’s entertainment was an all-girl group from Texas who put on an excellent music show from the good old days of Rock and Roll.

Attendees at the 2017 State Rally in Sedalia

After coffee and doughnuts on Friday morning, the Chapter hosted the Rally Horseshoes Game. With only 4 women’s and 8 men’s teams, the games went very quickly and we got back to the other games and the seminars. The hot dog lunch sponsored by the Show-Me-Travelers Chapter was a popular stop before returning to the scheduled activities. The evening entertainment was provided by “Lindley Creek”, a family musical group from Goodson MO, highlighting traditional country, bluegrass, gospel, and oldies music.

Following the Biscuits and Gravy breakfast sponsored by the Roadrunner Sams Saturday morning the Flea Market and Craft Sale attracted our attention while Dale attended the State Committee Meeting. The Cake walk and Ice Cream Social took most of the afternoon. Janette copped us a cake and unlike any ice cream social any of us could remember, the State Committee provided each attendee with a full pint of either vanilla or chocolate ice cream. Each of us took home at least one container. At the evening Awards Ceremonies Three Rivers received the 2016 Miracle Maker Award as the top contributor in Missouri. “Southern Edge” from West Plains MO closed out the evening with Country Rock renditions of yesterdays and todays hits.

On Sunday morning, it was pack up and head home.

Over all, we agreed that this had been the best State Rally we had been to in a long time. Well planned and executed by our State Leadership. In review, they managed and directed 2 major off-site tours, 15 seminars, 15 games and 3 professional entertainment events along with various meetings, ceremonies and support to about 25 vendors. You are encouraged to consider attending next year’s event

August 18-20, 2017
A Campout hosted by Dale & Linda at:
Perryville Campground
300 Lake Dr
Perryville, MO 63775
phone (573) 547-8303

On Monday August 21st, the campground was in a peak area for viewing the 2017 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE! Many chose to extend their stay through Monday.

Friday dinner: The Main dish was provided by the hosts, other brought sides.
Saturday dinner: We atet out at Reid’s Harvest House in Chester IL
Sunday morning: Breakfast and Business Meeting.
Monday: We all had a great view the Total Solar Eclipse for over 2:38 seconds!

The City of Perryville had numerous events relating to the solar eclipse. The eclipse started on Monday at 11:51 and became total at 1:21 pm lasting for over 2:34 seconds at the campground.

July 14-16, 2017
A Campout hosted by Dale & Linda at:
Ozarks Mountain Springs RV Park
5475 US Hwy 60
Mountain View , Mo. 65548

ACTIVITIES: On Friday, the group visited Blue Spring near Eminence MO. The weather was hot but the water coming from the Spring was in the mid 50s. being very remote, visitors hiked about a half mile from a parking lot at the end of a 3-mile gravel road

On Saturday, our campers also ventured to Alley Spring Mill, another remote attraction (meaning another hike was required) near Eminence where they found lunch at Ruby’s.

That evening, after enjoying a potluck super of sides by 3 Rivers attendees and BBQ slabs, burgers and brats cooked by our campground host in the clubhouse, Bob Burhorn, along with his Ukulele, joined the musicians to rock the Pickin Parlor at the campground with his rendition of “I don’t look good naked anymore”

On Sunday, pot luck breakfast followed by the Chapter meeting.

June 23rd - 24thNote: This is the 4th weekend in June, the weekend after Father's Day!
Campout, hosted by Bob and Sharon at:
Meramec Springs Country Store RV
20458 MO-highway 8,
St. James, Missouri, 65559.
phone (573)-265-3796.


By Friday the seasoned "treasure" hunters had found many "great buys". Others spent the day exploring the area including visiting the Spring. The group split up for dinner with some partaking of Country Bob's buffet, while others dined and sipped some wine at "Just A Taste". The evening was spent around the camp fire.

Saturday activities again included exploring; St. James to find and view the murals, also visiting Cuba MO and searching out the "Snelson - Brinker House", a log house constructed in 1834. The house with privy and smoke house while falling into disrepair, is a striking reminder of the way some of the early settlers of our state lived. In the afternoon David and Kathy Lynch joined us. For dinner, we all ventured north of Rolla to a new restaurant , "Randy's Roadkill BBQ and Grill". The c onsensus was that the food was extremely good and that the venue was definitely camper casual. After return to camp it was back to the fire or for some, while a few others retired to the club room to surrender to the game known as "99".

On Sunday, pot luck breakfast followed by the Chapter meeting.

May 19-21, 2017
A Campout hosted by Kevin and Sue Sheehan at The Okaw Valley Kampground, 1341 East 1650 Ave & Boley Drive, Brownstown, IL 62418 (1-888-470-3968 - http://okawvalley.com ). Please make your own reservations with the campground and notify Kevin or Sue not later than May 1st.

ACTIVITIES: Lots of flea markets in the area.
Friday: Fried Chicken, Potluck sides
Saturday: Dinner at Ponderosa in Vandalia, Chapter meeting followed at the campground.
Sunday: Campground prepared Biscuits & Gravy

April 21st – 23rd 2016

The first campout of 2017, hosted by Linda and Denny at
Stone Park Campground
8614 Berry Rd.
Bonne Terre, MO 63628
(phone 573-518-499)


Friday: Dinner at the Homestead Restaurant in Bonne Terre.
Saturday: Lunch at "The Factory Diner"
Sunday: Potluck breakfast.

March 18, 2017 (Saturday)
A luncheon meeting hosted by Larry & Carolyn at the Ponderosa Steak House, 95 Washington Heights Dr., Washington, MO 63090 (636-390-2700). Please contact the Brinkmans by calling Carolyn's cellphone by March 10th if you are planning to attend.

February 2017
Sunday February 19th at 1:30 pm:

A luncheon meeting hosted by Bob and Jan filling in for Jim and Phyllis at
Mimi's Cafe'
17240 Chesterfield Airport Rd.
Chesterfield, MO 63005

January 2017
Saturday January 21st at 12:30 pm:

A luncheon meeting hosted by Joan and Jerry:
Holland's Cafe & BBQ
4527 Gravois Village Plaza
(Gravois at Little Brennan Rd next to the old K-Mart (now Farm & Home Supply))
High Ridge, MO 63049

COST: Order from the menu


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