Even though it’s five months away, and that may seem like a long time, it really isn’t when it comes to planning an RV rally. I’ve been busy working on preliminary details for our Eastern Gypsy Journal rally in Celina, Ohio September 3–7. We are hoping to make this one of our best rallies ever.
Some of the early seminars already in the lineup include John Huggins doing one on podcasting, a couple on e-book publishing, some great technical seminars by the Geeks on Tour and Greg White, and Chuck Hawthorne will be presenting an introductory seminar on becoming a ham radio operator.
We also will have some excellent moderated discussions on things like RVing grandparents, women RVers, volunteering, and working on the road. Tom and Barbara Westerfield are hoping to be in Celina, and if they do we will have seminars on geocaching and smart phones. I’m also trying to put together some travel destination related seminars. We will also have some old favorites, including Al Hesselbart from the RV Museum in Elkhart, Indiana presenting a seminar or two on the history of RVs and the RV industry. If you would like to present a seminar at the rally, please contact me at editor@GypsyJournal.net.
And if you’re a vendor and want to do a seminar at the rally, don’t wait too long or you’ll get shut out. We only have a few vendor timeslots available and when they’re gone, they’re gone. The timing makes this a great venue for vendors, with our rally falling between the big FMCA rally in Indianapolis and the Escapees Escapade rally in Sedalia, Missouri.
Somebody asked me if we will have anybody at the rally doing RV weighing. I believe so; a while back somebody from the Escapees told me they would like to have a weighing crew there, but they have not registered yet. Hopefully they will, or maybe the RVSEF team will be on hand. As soon as I know for sure I’ll post it here in the blog.
Some other seminar topics we are kicking around include guns and RVs, weather radios and how to get the most out of them, RVing with pets, RV driving for women, and RV solar power. Do any of those sound interesting to you? Do you have any other topics you’d like to see seminars on? Let us know.
On another note, we have a new product I want to tell you about. For years people have been asking us to create a guide to the different restaurants we enjoy from coast-to-coast. So I compiled a guide titled Favorite Restaurants RVers Will Love. It’s going to retail for $7.50 either in print or as an e-book, but as an introductory offer, I will send a copy of the e-book to anybody who wants one and orders online within the next 48 hours for just $5. Just log onto www.PayPal.com and make a $5 payment to me at editor@GypsyJournal.net. This is for the e-book version only, due to printing and postage costs.
Thought For The Day – Even duct tape can’t fix stupid. But it can muffle the sound!