NSDCA Chapter 168

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Gypsy Squares #168
March 3rd – 5th Camping

What a great Ala Cart weekend!  We had 14 rigs arrive on Friday night.  By 5:00 groups had made their plans on what restaurant they were going to dine at.  A no cooking weekend.  YEE-HAW!
The weekend was full of surprises.  Ann and Ivan had to leave their broken rig at home in their drive way.  However, that didn’t stop them from making the round trip from Ft. White, (a two-hour drive both nights) so Ann could cue for us.  WOW! That’s dedication, and we totally appreciate their efforts.  Thank you, Ann & Ivan. 
 It was like an old home weekend.  Friday night, Janet & Walter Becker and Paula & David Guildford, former Gypsy members, came.  Janell & Rob Duritsa showed up with Wendy & Joe.  They live so close that they didn’t camp but came to dance.  Saturday night’s dance was a full house with seven squares, with visitors from the Ocala area and even from New York.  We were quite the entertainment for the camp ground folks, some were former dancers, one was even a caller.   We were looking really good dancing until Bill started to call Slip, Slither and Slide.  Too funny to watch.   Ann filled the floor with round dancers, quite a nice crowd.
Saturday morning was the Ocala RV show; a lot of tire kickers went to see what they had.  Bill & Mary may have bought a 5th wheel.  We will see at the state convention.  We had our own RV show in the campground.  Barbara and Bob Rosenthal gave a tour of their new 5th wheel, and their new truck:  big and beautiful.  Martha Zimmerman & Bob Jenkins are the proud owners of a new motor home.  Happy trails and as always, safe travels, to you both. 
The Chuck wagon stew in toasted bread bowls, with a salad was a nice change from a pot luck.  Thank you, ladies, for cleaning up while I was eating. That was really nice, and appreciated.  You out did yourselves with all the desserts and snacks for the dance each night.  The things we learn about each other while drinking wine at the after parties.  Can you guess, who as a young girl, came home from school only to discover her family had moved and left her behind?????  Come to the next after party and find out.   
Change is coming for the Gypsy Squares campouts as a result of our general meeting.  With the cost of everything increasing every year, our treasury is getting low.  It was agreed that the club needs to cut some spending and raise our yearly dues to $12.00 starting in 2018.   Also, starting at the next campout, members will be asked to bring their own paper goods, silverware, etc., for every meal and snacks.  There are two reasons for that: the expense of providing all those items, and the amount of storage space it takes for the one person who has to keep all the supplies.  Plus, we all have these items in our RV’s   Also, there will be a “Free Will Basket” or “Kitty Fun Bucket” for free will donations.  
The good news is the fun stuff will continue.  For example, our May camp out will be an ‘Oh La La’ weekend.   It will be May 19-21 at Williston Crossing RV Resort, 410 NE 5th St., Williston, Fl. 32696.  Phone 352-528-7100. Rates are $49.00 for pull-throughs, $40.00 for back ins, and $40.00 for grass sites. No 50 amp rigs allowed on grass sites.  Call and make your own reservations.   
We are looking forward to camping with all the other clubs at the FANSDC SPRING FLING - April 21 -23rd at Blueberry Hill RV Resort, 6233 Lowery Street, Bushnell, FL., 33513.  Call 888-759-4957 to make your reservation tell them what club you are with.  This will be a regular campout for the Square Wheels, but all other clubs will be invited.  Club members will pay their own treasurer and each club will pay their own expenses.  There will be a camping yard sale.  You keep the money from your sales.  Big Pot Luck on Saturday.  Sunday, they will have pancakes and we are asked to bring breakfast foods to share.  
See you all soon on the dance floor or camping.

Gail and Gary LaRue 

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