Excel's "State Clubs" allow our 5th wheel owners to enjoy friendship and camaraderie with other RV'ers who live in their state. If you'd like to find out more about what clubs have formed in your state, or perhaps get information about starting a club, you'll get an introduction here!
Arkansas EXCEL CLUB
Join us as we take in the scenic beauty of Petit Jean State Park, October 12-14. We’ll be joining park interpreters for the Senior American Special, including free guided walks, talks, demonstrations and entertainment. All ages are welcome. Contact Petit Jean State Park at (501) 727-5441.
Colorado EXCEL CLUB
SPRING CAMPOUT: Greetings all. Now that Valentines Day is over, we can focus our attention on the Spring Campout. It is scheduled for May 16th - May 18th at the Colorado City KOA. I need those planning to attend to email me (email@example.com) with the number in party, arrival date, departure date, length of trailer, number of slides, and 30 or 50 amp. I need to let them know around the 1st of April. If there are any special needs, let me know them also. I look forward to hearing from everyone!
FALL CAMPOUT: Colorado Excel Club Fall Campout is scheduled for Sept 5th - 7th. There is another group that will be there at the same time. It would be good to get our reservation in early. THeir website is www.MountainViewsRV.com, phone: 719-658-2710. The price is $34 per night with $2 extra for 50 amp service.
Illinois EXCEL CLUB
The Spring Campout at Camp Lake Wildwood in Effingham, IL was great fun. Besides seeing the Corvette Museum, there was a Classic Volkswagen rally. That brought back memories. The Club is indebted to Sharon and Sam Stimmel for the hard work and good food they provided as wagon masters. The Fall Campout is scheduled for September 4-6, 2014 at Leisure Lake Campground at 2304 French St., Rock Falls, IL; 815-626-0005. This is election time, please come and cast your vote.
Iowa EXCEL CLUB
The Excel of Iowa held their 38th semiannual Spring outing on May 17-19 at the Madison County Fairgrounds with 21 rigs attending. Members enjoyed seeing the covered bridges of Madison Co and a lot of historical sites in the area. A catered meal was held Saturday evening with a Western theme memorabilia. The business meeting was held in which with Mrs. Jim Thompson (Jim was founder and first president of Excel of Iowa) attending. The Snowbees meet in January 2013 and the Winter Texans met every 3rd Wednesday in the valley during January, February and March. A costume contest was held and card bingo was played. Fall outing will be held September 27-29 at Humboldt Co. Fairgrounds.
Thanks, Pam Jensen, sec/treas for Excel of Iowa
President: Jim McCrory, Vice President: Rosemary Allsup
If interested in Iowa EXCEL Club, please send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kansas EXCEL CLUB
The Excel Club of Kanses met for our 2014 Spring Campout at Air Capital RV Park in Wichita the weekend of April 25-27. We had 12 rigs and 28 members present to have a great time. Friday evening, we shared a very tasty pot-luck followed by our regular business meeting. Saturday morning, the ladies did a craft taught by one of our talented crafters while the men had a round table discussion of maintenance issues. The afternoon offered a chance to visit the interesting sites in and around Wichita, like Old Cow Town for a Civil War re-enactment. We enjoyed a delicious BBQ dinner at Hog Wild BBQ and then returned to play games and visit. As usual, the men fixed great breadfasts for us each morning. Our thanks go to Air Capital RV Park for being gracious hosts.
Our 2014 Fall Campout will be held September 26-28 at Rutladers near Louisburg. We love to welcome newcomers and we extend an invitation to any Excel owner. Come join us and get to know a wonderful group of people.
If you would like information concerning our organization, please contact Bill McGlasson, President at email@example.com or 785-231-0485. You may also contact Jan Hooever, Sec/Treas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-218-4054.
Mid-Atlantic EXCEL CLUB
We are getting ready to start the New Year with information about our Spring Rally at Holiday Trav L Park in Virginia Beach. Our rally dates are May 15-17th. You can start to book your rally sites now. Holiday Trav L Park requires a deposit and sites cost $44.58 when you make your reservation. Their contact number is 866-849-8860. Let them know you are with the Excel Mid-Atlantic Club Rally. When you have booked your stay, please email us and let us know so we can keep a tally of who is going to join us.
We would also like to know if you would like to go on an early dinner cruise on Saturday, May 17th on the sight seeing cruise boat Spirit of Norfolk. They have a 2:30pm cruise that sounds like it would be fun. I would need a head count in order to book. If we get enough interest, I can get discounted tickets. Tickets are $53 if we book individually.
All rally reservations and cruise interest should be in by March 1st. A further email will come out the end of February detailing all the other fun stuff we will be doing.
See you at the rally!
Wagon masters Brad & Anne Davis
Minnesota EXCEL CLUB
The Minnesota Excel Club met on June 5-6-7, 2013 at New Ulm with 10 units present. Campout hosts were Floyd & Judy Dorn, Gary & Kathy Krisean and Earl & LaRae LaPlante.
Missouri EXCEL CLUB
The Excel of Missouri Club will be holding their Spring rally and meeting at Lazy Day Campground in Danville, MO, May 2nd-4th. We welcome new members! Any Missouri residents who want more information regarding our club or the upcoming rally, or who want to be added to our mailing list, are encouraged to contact Karen at email@example.com or call 816-331-6997. It's a good group of people always having a good time!
Nebraska EXCEL CLUB
Welcome Spring!! or Let's Hope!!
It has been a long winter and we are ready for some camping fun.
The Excel of Nebraska Club Spring Campout is scheduled for May 29 - June 1, 2014. We will be camped at the Doublenickel Campground, Waco, NE. Waco is located just off I-80 Exit 360 South.
We will have a Friday night potluck dinner with our meeting to follow. All Excelers are welcome to join us for a weekend of fun, lots of food and fellowship.
Our Fall Campout dates and location will be decided at the Spring meeting.
If you have any questions, please call me.
Anita Ellingson; firstname.lastname@example.org; 308-379-0734
New Mexico EXCEL CLUB
The New Mexico Fall Campout for 2013 was held September 27-29, 2013 at Pendaries RV Resort in Rocaiada, New Mexico.
Oklahoma EXCEL CLUB
Excel of Oklahoma RV Club met May 2-4, 2014 at the Choctaw KOA RV Park, Durant, OK. We had 23 rigs and 1 member couple staying in the hotel. Doug Pewitt brought a new Winslow 37SDF, with the door in the slide for us to view. Very impressive!! The Cochrans and the Meltons had new trailers which members toured. Shirley Cogburn led the entertanment with a game of "A Minute To Win It". The club enjoyed a picnic on Friday afternoon and a covered dish dinner on Saturday evening. The rally concluded with a worship service on Sunday morning led by Bob Cogburn and Beverly Shenold.
Our next meeting the the Fall 2014 Rally at Cedar Oaks RV Park, Grove, OK on October 17-19.
Texas EXCEL CLUB
The club schedule was worked out for 2014 with dates and locations as follows:
Spring Campout: April 11-13th at Hill Country RV Resort, New Braunsfels, TX
Fall Campout: October 24-26 at the Choctaw Casino near Durant, OK (just across the Texas state line)
All Excels in the area are invited to join us. For more information, contact Janet Spiekermann at email@example.com.
Wisconsin EXCEL CLUB
Eleven Excel of WI members welcomed Spring the weekend of May 16-18, 2014 at the Chapparal Campground in Wonewoc (that's just west of Baraboo & Wisconsin Dells for you non-Wisconsinites). We were treated to cool cloudy weather until leave leave out day - Sunday. Not to be kept inside by Mother Nature, members visited the nearby Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue, helped the local economy of Reedsburg by shopping their city wide garage sales, and enjoyed the Old Fashioned Days in Wonewoc with an old car/tractor display; potato brats, cream puffs and oysters on the half shell; all culminating in a local parade complete with thrown candy, fire trucks, local politicians and even an 8-horse hitch.
Elections were held at the business meeting with every officer succeeding themselves for another 2 year term. President - Deb Neidermeier; Vice-President - Marion O'Kray; Sec/Treas - Karen Benton.
May we recommend the Chapparal Campground in Wonewoc and owners Denny and Diane as a super place to visit for a nice quiet stay in the woods of southwest Wisconsin.
Plans were outlined for our unofficial summer outing in Springfield, IL from May 30 to June 5 at the Double J campground. Emphasis will be on all things Lincoln.
The Fall Excel of WI outing site for September 5-7 (the weekend after Labor Day) has yet to be announced.
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