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send it to cwinn821@gmail.com
We invite you to get acquainted with our group
by attending any of our three yearly events (see
calendar) or click on local chapters below for  
chapter information and schedules.
The Winnie Hawks organize these snowbird events:

Iowa WinnieHawks/Winter Texan gathering will be at  
Gatti's Pizza 4100 2nd st #1000 McAllen Tx, 78504

Winter Arizona gathering: pending, watch here for

Subject: Re: Going South for the Winter?

Iowa Winnebago products owners will meet Thursday,
Feb 2, at 11 am at Mr Gatti's Pizza in McAllen, TX.
All Winnebago owners are invited to the gathering in
McAllen, a social "Winter Texan" gathering of
Winnebago owners, Jo and I accepted the task to host
the gathering in 2017.  

Ronald Hersom
We are a Winnebago camping club that meets to enjoy
time with old friends and make new ones while camping in
new and old places in our Winnebago rv's and campers

This Club was formed as part of the WIT Club which is an
international organization of travelers, for those who love
the outdoors and open roads.

The purpose of this Club is to promote fellowship,
friendship and fun among all members of the Club
Iowa Winnie Hawks
Established, September 13,1971
A Member of
Winnebago International Travelers
2016/2017 Officers:
President, Ken & Barb Pitt
Vice President,Carol and Bob Hustad
Secretary,Shari Harberts
Treasurer, Carol Gammon
Past President, Doug Guillaume
Paul  Harberts 2019
Richard Nichols 2018
Dave Tegtmeyer, 2017

2017 Chapter Responsibilities   

2017 registrations forms are now
available Click here to go to our calender
and then click on the event registration
you want to register for
Hello:  I,  Ken and my wife Barb are the Co-Presidents for the
Iowa Winnie Hawks in 2017.

Notes from the  President

Well the wind is blowing and the leaves are falling - Must be
getting time to turn back the clocks and for a lot of us, get our
RV's headed south.  

We start out with the sad new of Steve Hanel passing away.  
He fought a courageous battle. Barb and I only had a few
occasions to spend time with Steve and Julie, but I know we
will never see the "Big Red Tomato" without thinking of Steve.  
Our sympathies are with Julie.

We are still working away finalizing the plans for next years
State Campouts.  We are excited about the plans coming
together for the State Rally. We feel there will be something of
interest for everyone, from manufacturing, antiques, small town
history, patriotic music, and more.  We hope those that attend
will get the feel of an old fashion summer in Iowa.  With the
State Rally being at Hampton IA, just east, off I35, it is a good
rest stop for distant travelers heading to GNR at Forest City,
which is only about 1 1/2 hrs. north of Hampton.   

Some information received this week was that the "Chapter of
Excellence" form will be Emailed March 1, 2017.  There will be
some changes to the forms, (so be aware).  We would like all
the local chapters to have forms completed and signed by
May1st so that can be reviewed at the May Campout and into
Forest City By June 1st when they are due.

In closing we want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and
Safe travels, may the wind be at your back.  Don't forget to invite
guests and new members to our outings.

Remember You are our best ambassadors.

Ken and Barb Pitt
click  any blue link for more infornation
get happy
Wit Club
2016/2017 OFFICERS
Iowa State Rally

Hampton IA July 7-9

New Adventures to be had – This year the Iowa State Rally is moving to
the Franklin County Fairgrounds. Hampton is located just 60 miles south
of Forrest City. A great stop off place to get geared up for GNR. Hopefully
to there will be new sites and sounds for everyone. We are still in the
planning stages and will adding further events as they are finalized.

Tours to Date:

Early Arrivals –

Thursday: Seabee Cylinders – 1:00 pm  Model Railroad Museum – On
Fairgrounds 5:00-8:00

Friday - Sukup Manufacturing Co- 10:00 am  Seminars with Vendors in
the afternoon  (Still working on the Evening Entertainment)

Saturday -“A Stroll through Time” Guided walking tour of Hampton
Historic District


Saturday night - Patriotic Melodies by Sally and Bonnie

Sunday Morning Worship will be a polka worship service

Sunday Afternoon – Music in the Park

Reduced registration fee should be received by June 15,

One rig (2 people) is $140.00, after June 15 cost is $150.00.

One rig (1 person) is $115.00 , $125.00 after June 15.

Meals included with registration fee – Breakfast for Friday, Saturday and

Catered Meals for Friday night and Saturday night.

Camping is available through to Tuesday morning when grounds open
up for pre-GNR entry

Forrest City.  Additional camping is $15 per night.  Facilities included 30
am with water  and dumpsite on the grounds.