2018 Fall Campout


FMCA

AMATEUR RADIO CHAPTER

2018 FALL CAMPOUT

 

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 26 THROUGH SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29

INSTGATORS: BOB (WB5MRG) & LANA BLACKSTOCK

RICK (WB5VQW) & KAREN (WB5UFM) HAMILTON

THEAME: RELAX, SEE & DO, SOCIALIZE

WHERE: HISTORICAL AND BEAUTIFUL VICKBURG,

MISSISSIPPI

RV PARK: RIVER TOWN CAMPGROUND

www.rivertown-campground.com

RESERVATIONS: 1-601-630-9995 or 1-866-442-2267

COST: *YOUR CAMPING FEES $20 PER NIGHT*

MARK YOUR CALENDERS NOW. FIFTEEN CAMPSITES HAVE BEEN RESERVED THROUGH 1 SEPTEMBER. CLAIM YOURS NOW WHILE IT’S FRESH ON YOUR MIND!

MORE INFORMATION COMING TO YOUR IN-BOX SOON

BRING A FRIEND WE NEED FIFTEEN RV’s!

 

FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THE WEBSITE. YOUR GPS MAY TAKE YOU ON A SENIC ROUTE THAT YOU REALLY DON’T WANT TO EXPERIENCE

 

 

*Campground fees are subject to change in the near future (per campground staff)*

FMCA AMATEURE RADIO CHAPTER CAMPOUTS AND RALLIES

 

Let me give you an idea what a chapter campout is about.

  1. A chapter campout is not a rally. Here a few differences:

  • No rally fees
  • No chapter money for door prizes
  • No advanced chapter money for planning (shouldn’t be needed)
  • No welcome bags to put together
  • No executive board meeting. In fact, chapter officers need-not be present
  • No general meeting therefore no official chapter business
  • Expenses: Make own camping reservation + personal expenses
  1. Campouts are simple to plan, easy to execute, and a joy for all
  2. Any FMCA ARC member may plan a campout anytime, anywhere, and for any reason. Planners may contact Bob, Rick or any chapter officer for information or assistance.

  3. Happy hour and group meals are always a good way to get acquainted and socialize, but not a requirement.

  4. Campouts may be publicized on the chapter website, through email, and our Transmitter.

  5. Campouts are a good way for members to informally get together at a local or special venue or for any occasion. It’s a good way to meet our members or perhaps to invite prospective new members.

  6. Seminars and loosely planned activities are always welcome.

  7. Swap meet e.g. Books, RV items, Ham Radio items, etc. are welcome.

SIDE NOTE ON RALLIES

By the way rallies are also fun to host and simple to plan. The chapter is always looking for volunteers who are warm to the idea of hosting a rally. Our chapter has a number of members willing to assist. We have boilerplate forms and work sheets in place for about anything that is needed. Also, you are not alone you will have a co-host to share the fun, ideas, and work load.

The Blackstock’s, Hamilton’s, and most of our Chapter’s Executive Board have hosted and/or co-hosted multiple rallies (EXPERIENCE). Contact us and we will be happy to discuss details with anyone interested in hosting or co-hosting a rally in the near future.

Please, participate in your chapter activities when you can!

Chapter rallies, HF Nets, and Echo Link Nets are the backbone of our Amateur Radio Chapter. Campouts afford the opportunity to have an event convenient to you.

FMCA AMATEURE RADIO CHAPTER

2018 FALL CAMPOUT 

SEPTEMBER 26-29, 2018

  

Here is what you may expect at our 2018 Fall Campout in Vicksburg Mississippi.

 A relaxing, entertaining, and fun four days. We can’t wait to see you.

  

Wednesday 9-26

 Check-in after Noon and set-up

 4:30 p.m. – Happy Hour (B.Y.O.B. and bring snacks to share)

 5:30 p.m. – Welcome Dinner provided by Blackstock’s and Hamilton’s

 Traditional Mississippi comfort food of Beans and Rice with Sausage complemented with French bread (you supply the hardware)

 Until p.m. - Sit around and chat as long as you want

 

 Thursday 9-27

 7-9 a.m. - Coffee and Sweet Rolls (collection box for sweet rolls and coffee)

 9:30 a.m. – Military Park Civil War Battlefield and Museum (Optional)

 4:30 p.m. Happy Hour (B.Y.O.B. and bring snacks to share)

 5:30 p.m. - Everyone is on your own for dinner. I will have my gas grill available.

 We encourage everyone to come and eat as a group

 Until p.m. - Sit around and chat as long as you want

 

 Friday 9-28

 7-9 a.m. - Coffee and Sweet Rolls (collection box for sweet rolls and coffee)

 7-11:30 a.m. Swap Meet – Books, RV items, Ham Radio items, etc.

 Free Day– planned / group drive, etc. TBD

 4:30 p.m. - Happy Hour (B.Y.O.B. and bring snacks to share)

 5:30 p.m. – Dinner plans to-be-announced

 Until p.m. - Sit around and chat as long as you want

 

 Saturday 9-29

 7-9 a.m. - Coffee and Sweet Rolls (collection box for sweet rolls and coffee)

 Free Day - Explore on your own or with a group

 4:30 p.m. - Happy Hour (B.Y.O.B. and bring snacks to share)

 5:30 p.m. - Pot Luck Dinner Details TBD (any overage from the morning

 collection box will be used for the dinner)

  

Sunday 9-30

 Check-out by Noon

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE – Expect additional email updates

 

VICKSBURG MISSISSIPPI

A FEW POINTS OF INTEREST

 

 Traveling north or south the Natchez Trace is a beautiful leisurely way to arrive or depart Vicksburg.

https://www.natcheztracetravel.com/natchez-trace-mississippi.html

http://www.visitvicksburg.com/

http://www.vicksburg.org/

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=vicksburg+mississippi&qpvt=vicksburg+mississippi&FORM=VDRE

http://www.visitvicksburg.com/walking-tours

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/plantation-tours-nearest-vicksburg-16856.html

https://www.nps.gov/vick/index.htm

https://www.nps.gov/vick/u-s-s-cairo-gunboat.htm

http://theolddepot.net/

https://oldcourthouse.org/

http://www.biedenharncoca-colamuseum.com/

http://www.lmrm.org/

https://www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

https://www.americanqueensteamboatcompany.com/brochures/view-online/?utm_source=Bing&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=NB-Search-Beta-Geo&utm_keyword=%2Bmississippi%20%2Bcruises&utm_creative=TopPerf-H2-BestCruise2018-D-AwardWinning&utm_network=o&utm_device=c&utm_content=BrochurePage&msclkid=844a16651f031666277a4d4bbb6d20ed&utm_term=%2Bmississippi%20%2Bcruises

 http://www.visitvicksburg.com/casinos