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 Directors Letter

on the staff/committee meetings from Bill & Sheila Tucker October 5, 2020: 

WHEN & TIME: October 24, 2020, 10:30am State Staff and Past Directors
                               October 24, 2020, 1:30pm The Committee (Presidents)

WHERE: Best Western North Wichita, 915 East 53rd , St N. Wichita Kansas In the Atrium Room    Correction:  Mulvane Baptist Church, 1020 North Second Avenue, Mulvane, KS.  Across from Mulvane Elementary School.  From the intersection of K15 and N Rock Road go south on N Second Avenue.  Enter church from the front parking lot through the center doors.   Let Tuckers know how many are coming.

There is a restaurant in the motel. They will not allow us to bring any food or drinks into the building. They will have water in the meeting room. The tables will be set up remembering social distancing.

 We do have a lot to cover. I’ve addressed these items in previous emails.  And there may be other issues that need our attention that I’m not aware of.   Please make every effort to attend this first meeting with Sheila & I.  I hope to get with our State Treasurer and get a meeting agenda put together. If we do I’ll send it to you.    Bill & Sheila Tucker

Thought for the Month:
“To get what you want; STOP doing what isn’t working” 

It’s that time again. I’ve reviewed most of my news articles so I could remember what I told you. There has been a big change that will benefit our rally in 2021. Speaking of the rally, Marcus reminded all of the directors that all rallies are still in pause and we were not to plan our 2021rally. Ours is already planned except for reviewing it at our next Staff/Committee Meeting June 12, 2021.

 The staff/committee meetings are scheduled to be at Best Western Wichita North Hotel and Suites, 915 East 53rd Street North. Phone number 316-812-9387. The Staff meeting will begin at 10:00am and end at 11:30am, a break for lunch then at 1:30pm the Committee Meeting (All Presidents) will begin. We will have drawings for prizes at each session.

 Back to the Zoom information with Marcus CEO of Good Sam. He has repeatedly said he isn’t going to provide Insurance for Rallies and he isn’t going to provide financial assistance as in the past. What he is going to do is provide each State Director Merchandise Certificates. They will be sent to each director via email. We will receive 2 $250.00 certificates. They are valid thru 12/31/20. And when we spend them at either Camping World or Gander Outdoors RV we have to so spend the entire amount of $250.00. They have no cash value.

 So what I need from the presidents and/or membership email me at wtucker1@cox.net with some ideas you would like to see on the raffle table. All suggestion will be considered.  If I can purchase it at Gander Outdoors RV in Wichita I might just do that.  This is another opportunity for you/members to help improve the Rally and it costs you nothing but time to send me an email. Please do this for the organization.

 I am working with a Hutchinson Insurance Company to replace the one we use to get from Corporate Office.  This is going very well so far.

 Marcus is moving forward with a new program that involves the State Directors and the Camping world & Gander RV Outdoors businesses.  It is called Retail Evaluation Program. It starts September 1, 2020. It is a volunteer program, not mandatory. But if we do choose to participate in it we can earn up to $500.00 in commission per visitation. I can earn up to $1500.00 commission in 2021. Only 500.00 are available for us to earn in 2020. I play on volunteering. We can really use that source for prizes at our rally. I don’t know in want form the commission will be in. Cash or Certificates. Doesn’t manner to me, it will be spent on Kansas Rally and any other activity we have at the state level.

 Sheila & I have found some camping time. We joined Serendipity Sam and a couple of other chapters at Council Grove Lake, Santa Fe Tails Group Camping. Great time.  Then we went with our Chapter, Ninnescah Sam to camp at the Anthony Lake. Super clean camp grounds. I wish they had a dump station there. Our group arrived on Thursday and it’s a good thing we did. Almost all the camping sites were full by Friday evening.  Anyway we had a good time and our group potluck meals were delicious. And the cookout was fun and yummy. Sheila & Susan Grimes (Our President) did the grilling.

 Please block off the dates of our 2021 Kansas Rally. Early Birds can arrive on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday for a $20.00 camping site space. Those dates are: September 26 through 29. If you choose to arrive September 30 through October 2nd, your registration takes care of the camping and the rally events. Game will be available for the early birds.

 We have a super line up of entertainers for you in 2021. In fact one of them was recently inducted into the Kansas National Music Hall of Fame.  Sheila has a list of requests from members that attended last year’s rally. We have included some of these request on the rally agenda for 2021. The crafts shop will be one for the books. I hope to have pictures of the craft for the January News letter with information about it, cost, time etc.

 So enjoy your RV families while camping and remember to be cautious, the virus is still out there.

 Please, if you have any questions, let me know. I sure would like to know what kind of music you like. Is it country, pop, blue grass, oldies? If you don’t tell me you will get for your entertainment what Sheila & I like.

 We have had two Good Sam family members pass away in August. I also received a list of people that are on a prayer list.  Please remember their family in your devotions. I also received a prayer list from a member and I forwarded that to the Presidents, Staff, and Past Directors FYI.

 As you know the COVID 19 is still attacking family and friends. So please don’t be a victim. I took the free test in Mulvane and came clean this time. Just follow your County’s rules. And school is starting up in many cities. Take care of those young people. 


                                             “We don’t know who we are until we see what we can do”

 Bill & Sheila Tucker

State Directors, Kansas Good Sam Club

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