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    Chapter 41 - Chapter 41 NYSKPS

    Updated by Eric LaJuene on 20131113. Primary area of interest is The Great State of New York

    After attending a Chapter 3 Rally and finding out there were 350 SKP members in NYS with no chapter, Esther Tallamy and her friends on Long Island decided to start one. And why not? She was qualified to do just that as she had been the first female Chapter president for SKP’s in the United States, presiding over Chapter 3. Chapter 3 consisted at that time of the New England States and Eastern NY. Fifty people were in attendance at the first meeting. Monthly luncheons continued until the first rally was held at Brook-N-Wood Campground, in Elizaville, NY, a small upstate town just east of the Hudson River in Dutchess County. That was May of 1996 and Esther became the new chapter’s first president. The Chapter continues to grow and holds two annual rallies, the first rally is typically held in early June and the second is on the weekend after Labor Day in September. Please come and join us as we explore the wonders of our region.”

    Our 2014 Spring Rally will be from Friday, June 13 to Sunday, June 15, 2014 in MARATHON, NY

    June 13 – 15, 2014

    Think Spring!

    After the winter we've experienced, let's get ready for a super June 2014 rally!
    The area around Marathon, NY will has much to see and do, as it is located 25 miles north of Binghamton, 14 miles south of Cortland, and 30 miles east of Ithaca. Visit Finger Lake wineries, natural wonders at area State parks, interesting museums, or just relax with friends at the campground.

    Denise and Bill Walker, owners of Country Hills Campground, offer the following Rally Package:

    Campsite for Friday and Saturday nights
    Use of pavilion
    Campfire wood for group campfires
    Friday night supper- meatball parm hero
    Saturday and Sunday breakfasts (hot and cold buffet)
    Saturday chicken barbeque
    Disposable place settings for all meals

    Rally Package Rates: (includes all above)
    2 people, full hook-up (W, E, S) site $99 (5 available)
    2 people, water and electric $89
    1 person, water and electric $76

    Additional Nights:
    Thursday and/or Sunday $25 per night

    Other additional nights:
    Full hook-up $35 per night
    Water and electric $31 per night


    5:00 - Friendship Hour, BYO drink and nibbles to share

    4:00 - Friendship Hour, BYO drink and nibbles to share
    6:00 - Friday night supper (included in package)
    7:30 - Campfire - weather permitting, indoor activity if not

    8:00 - Breakfast (included in package)
    10:00- Chapter Meeting (non-members welcome)
    On Your Own - See suggestions in Welcome Bag and bulletin board
    1:00 - Geocaching with the Berggrens (optional!)
    6:00 - Chicken BBQ (included in package)
    7:00 - One-Pound Auction for CARE
    Please bring a wrapped package (1 pound of anything you wish) to be auctioned
    Later - Campfire

    Mystery Bag Game- Sheets turned in by Saturday dinner to Berggrens or
    50/50 Tickets - available at meals
    Book Table - Donation to CARE (bring books to donate)

    8:00 - Breakfast (included in package)
    Prizes, donation announcements, clean-up
    Check-out by 1:00 p.m. if leaving today

    To be determined by those staying!

    Remember, as you meet folks in your travels, invite them to our rally. They do not have to be an Escapee to "try us out!"

    John and Carol Berggren (jc5thwheel@aol.com)
    Fred and Phyllis Lyngard (fredandphyl@aol.com)

    Directions to Country Hills Campground (www.countryhillscampground.com)

    Southbound on I-81

    Take Interstate 81 to Exit 9 (US 11); take ramp to US 11 south; left 8/10 mile to NY 221;
    At the intersection of Route 11 & Route 221, take 221 West (right) 1.1 miles.
    Turn right on Highland Road, go 2.1 miles and turn right on Muckey Road.
    The Campground is just ahead, 2/10 mi. on the left.

    Northbound on I-81

    Take Interstate 81 to Exit 9; turn west (left) on SR 221. Go 1.2 miles to Highland Road. Turn right on Highland Road, go 2.1 miles and turn right on Muckey Road.
    The Campground is just ahead, 2/10 mi. on the left.

    Don't forget to bring: Used books for the book table, a wrapped pound of something for the auction, a new or gently used item for the door prize table

    Copies of the rally reservation/registration and membership forms and can be found both at the end of the emailed newsletter and at this website in 3 file formats:


    September 12,13,14 2014 Davenport NY off 28.
    $25/night (same for extra nights)
    Hosts for the September rally are George and Anita Saba also Steve and Anne Warren.
    Harvest Fest at same time

    June 8 to 14, 2015
    Hosts: Sue & Pat Vitek AND Grumpy & Peg Kay AND Bill & Marg Merpaw

    Newsletters and forms for membership renewal and registration are at this location:

    Chapter Officers

    President- Marilyn Woodside ((315) 538-8410 lynhw15@aol.com
    1275 Mary Drive, Macedon, NY 14502

    Vice-President- Earl Gates (607) 863-3292 egates2@ix.netcom.com
    P.O. Box 422, 4429 Telephone Road, Cincinnatus, NY 13040

    Secretary- Sue Vitek (631) 235-2468 suevitek@yahoo.com
    5345 Cramer Road, Canandaigua, NY 14424

    Treasurer- Shirley Gates (607) 863-3292 smgates@ix.netcom.com
    P.O. Box 422, 4429 Telephone Road, Cincinnatus, NY 13040

    Officer-at-Large- Elizabeth Bell (518) 828-7293
    61 Arthur Avenue Hudson, NY 12534-1401

    Officer-at-Large- Immediate Past President- Christine Straight (518) 461-8959 luvz2cook@aol.com
    106 Rainbow Drive, # 611, Livingston, TX 77399


    Co-Historian- Carol Berggren (518) 885-5207 jc5thwheel@aol.com
    95 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1816

    Co-Historian- Bill Mikiewicz (585) 544-6234 wcmik@msn.com
    110 Florack Street, Rochester, NY 14621

    Membership/Newsletter Editor- John Berggren (518) 885-5207 jc5thwheel@aol.com
    95 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1816

    Sunshine- Marg Merpaw (613) 924-6310 mmmerpaw@ripnet.com
    120 Temperance Lake Rd. RR#3, Athens, Ontario, CA K0E 1B0

    Webmaster- Eric LaJuene (518) 423-9657 Lajuene@gmail.com
    240 Rainbow Dr. #14053, Livingston, TX 77399-2040

    Voicemail- Bill Woodside (315) 538-8410 wwwJR1@aol.com
    1275 Mary Drive, Macedon, NY 14502

    E-mail us.