If you want to host a rally, pick a park, pick a date and notify Roy Beavers at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll post it as quickly as possible.
August 2-5, 2018 Lake Allatoona McKinney Campground McKinney Campground Rd., SE Acworth, GA
Hosted by Nancy and Mike Gore. Let’s try this again. Perhaps we won’t get snowed out this time. Mike and Nancy have reservations on Site 77. Right now, there are sites available from 63-76 and 32-37. This campground fills up quickly, especially in the summer, so make your reservations now! McKinney Campground. Details to follow, but we will plan to visit the Tellus Science Center on Saturday, and kayak on Friday.
September 27-30, 2018 Hosted by Nancy and Mike Gore
UPDATE 6/24/18 This rally has been cancelled.
Georgia Mountain Air – Fall 2018 Edition
October 5-7, 2018 A joint rally with Air Forums hosted by Matt Hackney. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds Make your reservations NOW 706-896-4191! Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
October 19-21, 2018 Hosted by Al Waschka at Statesville Regional Airport, 260 Hangar Drive, Statesville, NC 28677
Sites are going fast Carolina Balloonfest. Scroll down to the RV parking area. There is an application form to fill out and mail in with a check. Write “SECU Airstream Rally” on the application. Note the website says no refunds. Members should please E-mail me (email@example.com) when an application is sent in and I will update the list I have been sending to Haley, the individual who is collecting RV parking applications. Current count 17 rigs. She has said she would try to park us together, but I have no details on that. If we arrive together it will happen for sure, but that may be hard to coordinate. Parking permits are for dry camping only; no electric, sewer or water services on site.
I have not planned any activities, but I presume, in typical SECU fashion, there will be Happy Hours Friday and Saturday night. There are many food trucks/stalls on site, but the year we were there they were overwhelmed, and the lines were long, so you probably want to bring your own food.
Rain or Shine…Hot Air Balloon Flights are scheduled twice daily; early morning & late afternoon. All ballooning activities including static display, tethered rides and balloon flights are weather-dependent. The decision to inflate hot air balloons is made just prior to the scheduled ballooning activity.
October 25-28, 2018
SECU Annual Business Meeting – Date and Time TBD
Tom Johnson Rally Park 2695 US Hwy. 70 W. Marion, NC.
Furnished meals, pot lucks, seminars, raffles, door prizes, games, music, open house, lots of fun stuff for the youngsters, and enough aluminum to treat even the most severe cases of aluminitas.
We will have 300 FULL HOOK UP SITES, 30 and 50a, another 100 water/electric, all RALLY STYLE parking….side by side, back to back on very nice, thick, level grass. Good wifi and cell service. $35 per night.
Reserve with Sandlapper on Air Forums. John Leake (a.k.a. Sandlapper) will be the keeper of the list. You are welcome to come early and stay late, same rate. Parking fee and our rally fee (TBD – but always a great deal) will be collected at the site, so no need to call them, just let him know if you are coming. If you need to cancel out, John will appreciate the heads up, and everyone will miss you and you will miss a great time but there will be no money to return.
Big Pig Jig
November 2-4, 2018 Hosted by Matt and Beth Hackney Join us for a Rally at Georgia Veterans State Park near Cordele, GA. Many of us will go to the Big Pig Jig to watch the competition and sample the BBQ! Georgia Veterans also offers the Sam Shoreline RR. In addition, Andersonville National POW Memorial, Jimmy Carter Boyhood Home and Striplings Sausage are nearby. Make your reservation for Sites 54 – 72. Some of us will be arriving Thursday Evening.
For those unfamiliar with Georgia Veterans State Park, the campground is now operated by the resort. It may not be clear on the website, but Lake Blackshear Resort does have campsites. Choose non-waterfront campsites. Lake Blackshear Resort
Ring in the New Year at Noccalulla Falls
Come join hosts Robin and Bill Harrison Dec 28, 2018 – Jan 1, 2019 for some SECU fun at Noccalula Falls in Gadsden, AL to Ring in the New Year. You’ll be able to ride the train through the Park to enjoy their annual light displays for the Holidays through December 30th. Then we all can gather around the campfires to Ring in the New Year while watching the Ball Drop in New York City (at 11:00 since we’ll be in the central time zone). If it’s too cold, even for campfires, we’ll have use of Haney Hall while we’re there.
The campground has set aside sites for our group with full hookups. When registering tell them you’re with the Southeastern Camping Unit. For reservations call (256) 549-4663
At $25 a night the price is already great but the campground also offers these discounts:
AARP, Good Sam, Military, and Seniors (55 & over)
Campground Information Noccalula Falls Park
Join host Lisa Forsyth at Land O’ Lakes FL for the unit’s annual gathering at the farm Dec 12-16, 2017. For more information and to register, see the unit Facebook page.
2019 Region 3 Rally
Rally in the Blue Ridge April 24-28, 2019 at Tom Johnson Rally Park Marion, NC. For more information see the Region 3 webpage.