SOI Motorhome Club's May E-Newsletter, May 28th, 2018

To SOI RV Club Members,

It has been quite a while since we sent out a newsletter. We have some exciting events scheduled for the next 18 months. Our Chapter is turning 40 and will be presented with its 40-year Chapter certificate and a check from FMCA at the Rose Parade Rally this year. Our Annual meeting will be at 9 AM on December 31 st in the Big Tent at Santa Anita Racetrack. If you haven’t enjoyed the Rose Parade with us, this is the year to go. The additional funds we will receive from FMCA will be used to do something special for our Rose Parade guests.

SOI will be going back to Alaska in 2019. Lisa and I will be leading the tour (our 8 th time to Alaska by Motorhome), starting on June 14 th in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho and ending in Anacortes, Washington on August 14 th, 2019.

I have just received the notification that the FMCA National Rally will be in Minot, North Dakota starting on August 14 th, 2019.

Based on those dates we need to make some decisions on our Alaska tour.

1. We can end the Alaska tour in Prince George, British Columbia on August 9 th, which would leave 4 days to travel to Minot, 1,190 Miles, arriving August 13 th in Minot.

2. We could include the route into Minot as part of the tour and could arrive as a Chapter on August 13 th, parking together at the rally.

3. The third option is to keep the tour as currently planned, and we would end the tour in Anacortes, Washington August, 14 th, 2019.

Please let me know if you are planning on signing up for the Alaska tour and which option you prefer. Based on the groups preference we could split the group in Prince George and some go the rally and some continue to Anacortes.

If we have anyone that is interested in leading one of our tours, please contact me for details. More information soon.

Thanks for your help,


Paul G Mitchell
President, SOI RV Club

Rocky Point, Mexico

You won't want to miss our 3rd annual trek down to Rocky Point from February 17th to the 23rd. We still have plenty of room for anyone that would like to spend some time right on the Gulf of Mexico. I do mean right on because we have reserved the Water Front sites with 50 Amp service, water and sewer. You will be able to pull your RV straight in toward the water so all you see out of the windshield is the beach and water. Trailers and 5 th Wheels can back in and have the same great view out their windows.

We have a great program planned and all at almost half of what the commercial companies charge. We will rally in Gila Bend, AZ at the KOA and then cross the border the next morning for the short drive to Rocky Point. We will be escorted from the Mexican border to our campground. Our first night we will go to dinner at El Capitan with great views over the Gulf of Mexico and the city from one of the highest points in the area. We will visit the downtown area, breakfast at Ramon’s, lunch at Point Restaurant, Sunset Cruise on the Gulf and have our farewell dinner at Blu Mare before we head back across the border. All this for $895.00, which includes the $50 discount for SOI members. You can’t beat 5 days parked on the beach in February. You can sign up on our web site or give me a call.

The other reason to go is the great paint and repair work they are able to do. Last year I had my refrigerator cover painted (4 colors with design) for $100 and another rig was repainted around the top where some rigs tend to peel for a very reasonable rate. If you have any minor dents, dings or paint issues you won’t find a more reasonable place to have it repaired. Highly recommended.

Taste of Las Vegas

We will be hosting our annual Las Vegas Rally March 31st to April 4th 2019. This one is booking up fast, so if you are interested in spending some quality time in Las Vegas you need to reserve your spot now. You won’t want to miss 4 nights/5 days in Las Vegas with included breakfast each morning, Cirque du Soleil Show, tour to Hoover Dam, Lake Mead cruise and a dinner show. Along with all this, plenty of time to visit many of the free shows on the strip. We will be staying at Oasis RV park with full hookup, 50 Amp service and easy access to downtown Las Vegas. All this for only $985.00 for SOI members. Get your $200 deposit in now to hold your spot.

Paul G Mitchell
President, SOI RV Club