Tuesday, November 23, 2021

TUMBLEWEEDS UPDATE for upcoming season

First, thank you to all who attended the Planning meeting. It was a very productive meeting and we enjoyed taking a few minutes to get to know each other. 

We have a couple of new members signup -- Welcome to Tom & Kit Bielawski, Bonnie & Dennis Bowers, Mae Engelhart, and Le & Carla Hult. We are now up to 21 new members and waiting on one more (Ted & Dani Renk). That's a lot of Tumbleweeds! 😊 

Second, my apologies for my tardiness in getting this information out to you. Time just plain got away from me. 


IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Attached you will find updated files for the Tumbleweeds Boise Good Sam chapter. 
  • Minutes from November 6th Planning meeting
  • Membership roster
  • Camping 2022 schedule
  • Text file to use when sending out emails to all the members
  • Wagon Master Duties

UPCOMING CAMPING SCHEDULE
We have two dates available for wagonmasters/hosts for the 2022 season -- April 1-3 and May 13-15. If you are interested in playing wagonmaster, please let me know. You don't need a location just yet -- just a commitment to host the campout. NOTE TO NEWBIES -- all the "seasoned" members will be happy to help you out with your duties as wagonmaster. It's not really hard -- just takes a little bit of time. 

Where can you find campgrounds? A good place is Idaho Campground Review
Sort by region > Southwestern Idaho
Although Sawtooth Mountain and South Central could work too. 


WHEN DO WE MEET AGAIN?
The next campout/meeting will be Saturday, March 12th at noon. Outback Steakhouse on Overland in Boise. 

Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions and if you'd like to host a campout. 

Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving. We are looking forward to some good times next year!

Reminder: You can find out information on the Tumbleweeds Boise at www.TumbleweedsBoise.com


Rita 😊
____________________
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise


Sunday, November 14, 2021

Meeting Minutes November 12, 2021




Tumbleweeds--Meeting Minutes

Date:  11/6/2021

Location:  KOA Meridian, ID , Club Room

Meeting Called to Order at 12:36 P. M.

by   Rita Anderson

Attendance:

Chapter Members:  McDonell’s, Dayton’s, Bowers’, Smith’s, Phil Smith, Mickelsen’s, Wander’s, Bennett’s, John Boudreaux, da Rosa’s, Moseanko’s, Call’s, Mae Engelhart, Seibel’s, Rita Anderson, Jim Craft, Gallegos’, Roy Bowman, Rosemary Zimbelman, Montgomery’s, Bielawski’s

Chapter Friends:

Guests:  

Minutes from last meeting:   No minutes from the Oct. 1 Glenns Ferry Campout were taken.  Minutes for August and July campouts were read and approved.

          

Treasures Report:  Checking Account:  $531.45

                                   Savings Account:  $15.00 

Old Business:

  • No old business

New Business:

  • Everybody introduced themselves and gave a brief summary of their life.

  • Membership list will be updated after today’s meeting.

  • June 15 – 20, 2022 will be a Good Sam Rally in Glenns Ferry, ID for anyone wishing to attend.

  • Sept. 9 – 13, 2022 the Fall Good Sam Campout will be in Jerome, ID

  • Officers for 2022 camping season will remain the same since no one stepped up.

  • Campouts were discussed and some sites picked.  All dates were set, just not sure where some locations will be.

Thanks to Wagonmasters  Rosemary Zimbelman for getting us the location.  Rita Anderson for conducting the meeting and arranging for the wonderful lunch.

Next Campout:   Date:  March 12, 2022   Location: Outback Steak House Overland Rd., Boise  Wagonmaster:   Get together by all to go over coming camping season

Meeting adjourned at  1:52 P.M.

Minutes Recorded by:

Marcia Seibel

Tumbleweeds Secretary/Treasurer

Friday, October 29, 2021

TUMBLEWEEDS Reminder and RSVP needed ASAP@@@@!!!

Please RSVP if you will be attending this meeting by Monday, NOVEMBER 1st 
Find your name on the list below. If you are not attending, please let me know before Monday!

Attending Members
yes Beccie & Jim
yes Carl & Robbin
yes (no food) Cathie & Mike
yes Dave & Julie
yes Emma and Mark
yes (+2) Janet & Tino
yes (-1) John & Nancy
yes Kathy & Lou
yes Katie & Frank
yes Leigha & Dave
yes Marcia & Dennis
yes Phil & Marji
yes Rita & Jim
yes Roy & Rosemary
yes Ryan & Sharon
yes Tom & Kit Bielawski
NOT Attending  
no Dani & Ted Renk
no Jesus & Rachel Gomez
Need to RSVP  
Ben & Liza
Bill & Lois James
Bill & Pat
Bonnie & Dennis
Brenda Todd
Daniela & Stan
Debbie & Nancy
James McKenna
Jim & Melissa Sullivan
Le & Carla Hult
Mae Engelhart
Mary Ann & Rich
Rod & Sue
Vernon & Don Maureen


  • Saturday, November 6th at noon.
Planning and election meeting. Location: KOA in Meridian, 184 W Pennwood St, Meridian, ID. Lunch will be a taco/salad bar from Costa Vida. Water and coffee will also be provided. 



Bring your cash or checkbook. We will split the cost of lunch and your annual $15 Good Sam Club dues will need to be paid at that time. Also, be sure to have your Good Sam membership number and expiration date with you. 

If you are unable to attend this meeting, your $15 club dues can be mailed to Marcia Seibel, 703 Jackson, Boise ID 83705 by November 15th. Thank you. 


NOTE: 
If you are interested in running for an office (President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer), please let me know. We'd love to have you join the team. You will find the duties of these offices and those of the wagonmaster on our Idaho State Good Sam website: 

We will also be choosing wagonmasters for the campouts for next year. 


Let me know if you have questions. 
Also please let me know if you would like to opt-out of receiving these emails. 

Thanks, 
Rita 😊
____________________
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise

Sunday, October 10, 2021

TUMBLEWEEDS -- MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

TUMBLEWEEDS: Two very important dates coming up shortly!!!! READ THE ENTIRE EMAIL, please! 

  • Friday, October 15 at 8 AM.
Make reservations for Poison Creek campground at Lake Cascade State Park. If you are interested in attending this campout, you will need to make your reservations on that date and time. Don't hesitate -- the reservations go quickly! (If you want to come earlier or leave later than July 15-17, you will need to adjust your reservation dates.)

  • Saturday, November 6th at noon.
Planning and election meeting. Location: KOA in Meridian, 184 W Pennwood St, Meridian, ID. Lunch will be a taco bar from Costa Vida. Water and coffee will also be provided. 


Please RSVP if you will be attending this meeting by Monday, NOVEMBER 1st

Bring your cash or checkbook. We will split the cost of lunch and your annual $15 Good Sam Club dues will need to be paid at that time. Also, be sure to have your Good Sam membership number and expiration date with you. 

If you are unable to attend this meeting, your $15 club dues can be mailed to Marcia Seibel, 703 Jackson, Boise ID 83705 by November 15th. Thank you. 


NOTE: 
If you are interested in running for an office (President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer), please let me know. We'd love to have you join the team. You will find the duties of these offices and those of the wagonmaster on our Idaho State Good Sam website: 

We will also be choosing wagonmasters for the campouts for next year. If you see a date you would like to reserve now, please let me know. I have attached a copy of the calendar as it stands at this moment. You don't need a location at this time -- just the date you'd like to play host. 


Let me know if you have questions. 
Also please let me know if you would like to opt-out of receiving these emails. 

Thanks, 
Rita 😊
____________________
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise


Sunday, September 26, 2021

TUMBLEWEEDS - Three Island Crossing final information

Happy Sunday to you all! It's a beautiful fall day here in Nampa. And we're counting the hours until next weekend's final campout. 

The final count is in: 
  • Happy Hour Friday night @ 6:00 PM -- 38 for snacks and appetizers. 
  • Potluck Saturday night @ 6:00 PM -- 40 for dinner; we'll need entrees, sides, salads and a couple of desserts. 

Roy & Rosemary have the plans for the rides under control. Contact Rosemary at rosemaryzimbelman@gmail.com for more information. 

The Sunrise View pavilion has been reserved for the Tumbleweeds for both Friday and Saturday so that's where we'll be gathering. There will be some fabulous entertainment Saturday evening after dinner so again, if you have not been able to secure a campsite, come join us for dinner on Saturday night. I can guarantee you'll have a whopping good time!

Weather is looking good for the weekend. MId 70s during the day; high 30s at night. Great camping weather!


Let me know if you have any questions.
We'll see you all next Friday!

--
Rita & Jim 😊
____________________
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise


Saturday, September 18, 2021

TUMBLEWEEDS: Three Island Crossing - last campout of the season

This is our final and yearly Joint Campout with the Mountain Home High Desert Travelers.

MEALS:
Fri-Sun, October 1st - 3rd (some arriving Thursday, Sept 30)
Campsite Check-In time is 2 p.m. and Check-Out time is 1 p.m.

* Friday Happy Hour - 6 PM in the east Pavilion - bring snacks and appetizers to share with 34 people
* Saturday Potluck Dinner - 6 PM in the east Pavilion -- bring entrees, side dishes, salads, desserts, etc to share with 36 people 

CONFIRMED ATTENDEES:
  • Rita & Jim - #76
  • Cathie & Mike - #85 (Thursday)
  • Roy & Rosemary - #82 (Thursday)
  • Dani & Ted - #54  (Thursday) (friends of Rosemary)
  • Rod & Sue - # ?  (Thursday)
  • Katie & Frank - # ?
  • Dave & Julie - 60 (Thursday)
  • Dave & Leigha - # 45
  • Stan & Daniela - #46 (friends of Dave & Leigha)
  • Bill & Lois - #53 (friends of Rita)
  • Bonne & Dennis - #56
  • Mary Ann & Rich - # ?
  • High Desert Travelers - 5 rigs  
  • If you are planning on attending and your name is not on this list, please let me know ASAP. Also, if you want to come just for dinner on Saturday night, please let me know. Glenns Ferry is only about an hour from Boise so come join us for the best gathering of the season!!!!
And GOOD NEWS: Beccie & Jim will be joining us for Saturday dinner and providing the entertainment!!!!! Personally, the best part of the campout!! 😉

DIRECTIONS:
  • GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude)
    42.94, -115.31806
    42°56'24"N, 115°19'5"W
  • 72 miles east of Boise on I-84, exit at mile marker 120, turn right on Bannock.
  • Left on 1st Ave, right on Commercial Ave, right on Madison and travel approximately 1 mile to the park entrance.
INFORMATION ON THREE ISLAND CROSSING
Modern travelers will find a stay at Three Island Crossing much more hospitable than did the 19th century Oregon Trail pioneers who crossed the mighty Snake River at this location. Located just two miles off Interstate 84 at the Glenns Ferry exit, the park offers a campground with water and electrical service, eight cabins, picnic areas, historical interpretive programs and a fascinating admission-free interpretive center.  

The park is a convenient rest stop for highway travelers looking for a place to camp as well as for golf enthusiasts looking to play a round or two at Carmela Winery & Golf Course located less than 500 yards from the park. Visitors are often surprised to find soft grass and shady trees in this high desert area.

Take a self-guided tour of the park and see the original wagon ruts and Conestoga replicas. Visit the Oregon Trail History and Education Center to learn more about pioneers, early settlers and Native American history. Dangle your feet or a line in the Snake River where emigrants made their historic crossings. Or sit under a tree and enjoy a picnic lunch.

Oregon Trail History Center: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and holidays.

Three Island Crossing's disc golf course sits along the Snake River, featuring 18 baskets that present players with varying degrees of difficulty. It challenges the beginning golfer and the experienced player alike. Discs are available for purchase at the Oregon Trail History and Education Center.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WITH ATVS/UTVS
All boats, trailers, or other motorized vehicles must fit entirely within the campsite parking spur provided. Any equipment that does not fit entirely within the sites designated parking area must be parked outside the campground in an area designated by the park manager.

All campsite and facility use fees accommodate one (1) vehicle MVEF per night. Any additional MVEF (Motor Vehicle Entry Fee) and per person charges will be collected at the park. MVEF may be paid for at the daily rate or by purchasing a State Park Passport or an Annual Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee sticker.

Let me know if you have any questions. If you are unable to attend and need to cancel, please let me know before you cancel your reservations. There are several folks who want to attend but have been unable to get reservations. Thanks. 

See you at Three Island Crossing!
--
Rita 😊
____________________
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

TUMBLEWEEDS: tentative 2022 campout schedule

As promised at the Warm Lake campout, here is the TENTATIVE campout schedule for 2022.  If you see a date you would like to reserve, please let me know. Dates can also be changed if needed. I don't need a location -- just the date. 

The good news is that if we start at the beginning of April and go to the first of October, we should be able to enjoy about 10 campouts next season. And with all the new members, we can have co-wagonmasters who share the duties of the campout. 

As I receive requests, I will send out an updated calendar. Most of the dates/locations will be discussed at the November 6th Annual Meeting at the KOA in Meridian. We can also discuss adding more campouts if you like. 

The March and November get togethers are also TENTATIVE; more information coming later

Let me know if you have any questions. 

DATE CAMPGROUND WAGONMASTERS
March 12th    POSSIBLE: Outback Steak House, Overland Blvd. Rosemary, Rita
 Saturday @ noon Pre-season get-together and pre-planning  
April 1-3    
April 22-24    
May 13-15    
June 3-5    
June 24-26    
 
July 15-17 Poison Creek Campground, Lake Cascade ID Jim & Rita -
reserveamerica.com (Make reservation on Oct 15th at 8 AM)
August 5-7    
 
August 26-27    
   
September 16-18    
 
October 7-9 3 Island Crossing Joint Campout, Glenns Ferry
www.reserveamerica.com (Make reservation on Jan 7th at 8 AM)
Mary Ann & Rich Murkle; Rita & Jim
 
Nov 5th    Annual Meeting for Elections and 2023 Schedule at KOA meeting room, Meridian, ID Rosemary, Rita
 Saturday @ noon

--
Rita 😊
____________________
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise


Sunday, July 25, 2021

TUMBLEWEEDS -- Upcoming campout to Poison Creek final update

July 29-August 1 
Poison Creek campground on Lake Cascade. 
Check in: 2 pm. Check out: 1 pm. 

ATTENDANCE
Looks like there will 7 rigs attending with 16 for meals: 
  • Rita & Jim (wagonmasters) - #233 (Tuesday)
  • Julie & Dave (co-wagonmasters) - #244 (Wednesday)
  • Roy & Rosemary - #239 (Thursday)
  • Janet & Tino + 2 - #236 (Monday)
  • Marcia & Dennis - #237 (Tuesday)
  • Mark & Emma - Buttercup #106 (Tuesday July 27 till Monday Aug 2)
  • Beccie & Jim - West Mountain #131

HAPPY HOUR & DINNER
HAPPY HOUR with appetizers/goodies at Site #244 on Friday at 6 pm. Hawaiian-themed if you want. 

Saturday night, 6 pm, at Site #233. Specialty pizza from Growlers in Donnelly. Julie is adding an antipasto Remember: anything is good with pizza!!!

THINGS TO DO
Yes, campfires are allowed so be ready to sit by the fire on Friday and Saturday. 

Roy & Rosemary are planning on rides for Friday and Saturday. An email from her is coming shortly. 

Lots of activities at Tamarack Resort

The weather is looking good. Mid to high 80s during the day; mid to high 50s at night 

See you this coming week. 

Rita 😊
____________________
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise


Friday, July 16, 2021

TUMBLEWEEDS: Campout #6 - Poison Creek

Good Friday morning, Tumbleweeds.
 
Only 2 weeks from today is Campout #6 - July 30-Aug 1 at Poison Creek campground on Lake Cascade!!!

ATTENDANCE
Can you please let me know if you are attending this campout and your site number? So far, I know about these folks. Please let me know if you are or are not coming. 
  • Rita & Jim (wagonmasters) - #233
  • Julie & Dave (co-wagonmasters) - #244 (Thursday)
  • Roy & Rosemary - #239 (Thursday?)
  • Janet & Tino + 2 - #236
  • Marcia & Dennis - #237
  • Mark & Emma - Buttercup #106 (Tuesday July 27 till Monday Aug 2)
NOT ATTENDING
  • Katie & Frank
  • Leigha & Dave
  • Bonnie & Dennis
NOTE: If you have reservations but have decided not to go, please let me know before you cancel your reservations. Several folks are still looking for a campsite.

As of today, there is still one site available at West Mountain campground for that weekend.
 

HAPPY HOUR & DINNER
We will be having a HAPPY HOUR with appetizers/goodies for all on Friday night at 6:00 PM. Since their campout was cancelled, Julie & Dave have asked if they could host the Happy Hour on Friday night. So we'll be at Site #244 on Friday at 6 pm. Julie is using her ideas for her Hawaiian-themed campout. If you want to contribute what you had planned for the last campout, bring it on!!!

Saturday night, 6 pm, at Rita & Jim's Site #233. Dinner will be lots of specialty pizza from Growlers in Donnelly. Julie is adding an antipasto so we'll also need sides/salads/desserts to go with the rest of the meal. Remember: anything is good with pizza!!!

I'll let you know how many are attending once I have a total headcount. (We have a membership of 18 rigs this year so this number is becoming important!)

Questions? I'm here to help. Really looking forward to this campout! The weather is improving in Donnelly and is looking really good!

--
Rita 😊
____________________
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

TUMBLEWEEDS - Minutes from June 11th meeting

Tumbleweeds,

Below are the minutes from the last campout meeting. Let me know if you see any changes that need to be made. 

Thank you!

Rita 😊
____________________
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise