From the President

Hello from Ossian,
First, thank you for voting for me as President of this Region. I will try my best to represent all of this Region to the best of my ability. I’m writing this letter from my trailer as I’m visiting with the Central Indiana Airstream Club at the end of July. This is the first time we had a chance to get out camping this year. Usually, we have gotten out 3 or 4 times by now. I hope in later years this never happens, like this year has with Covid. I had all vacations set up to visit most of the units, whoops, I mean Local Clubs, that will take a while to change. Now, I will only meet up with 2 of 5 this year. We will set up with the rest of the local clubs next year. Sorry. If any of the clubs would like us to do ceremonies or anything for their club, let me know. I will try to free my schedule to help any of the clubs.

On the business end of the Region, Bob and myself sat in on the IBTs this year. The results of those votes are attached in this newsletter or on the website. The biggest results of the votes are each member, not each trailer, gets a vote on constitutional
votes or Region votes. This was set up due to some couples that were in two local clubs were getting two votes due to one person was in one club and the other person was in another club. They had two different Big Red Numbers and so had two votes instead of having one vote like most couples. Also, Region presidents will be representing at large members in their Region at the delegate meetings at International so MAL have votes on constitutional votes at that level.

Also, there is a email going around the club saying that the Region presidents need gift cards for the club and send it to this email site. I have received this email stating it was from Bob Whitesell. Don’t do anything with this email except delete it. It’s a scam.

By now, you have learned that the Columbus Region 5 rally has been cancelled for this year. The Region committee thought it would be in the best interest of the health of the members not to have it this year. My tours had already cancelled before this decision was made. So, We will have the next Region 5 rally in Warsaw, IN at the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds on Sept 15-19, 2021 (Pray to God that a vaccine has been developed). More details will come later.

This year Region 5 board meeting will be by Zoom call on Saturday Sept 19th at 10 a.m. For those who are interested in listening in on the meeting.

I hope to see a lot of you down in Lebanon, TN next year at the International Rally. The sign up will start on Aug 5 online on the club website. Signup early. I’ve heard a lot of people want to go to this one. We will have a Region 5 luncheon down there also.

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Nancy and I can’t wait to see you at a rally down the road.

Christopher Seplak
Region 5 President

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