Message from Teresa Tighe, President
My thoughts and prayers go out to our CCCU family during these trying times. I pray that each is you is taking care of yourself and that your families are safe. When I first wrote this message at the beginning of the month, the country had not declared a state of emergency and gatherings of 250+ were being cancelled. Today as I write this, those of us 65+ are being told to self-isolate, gatherings are now limited to 10 people, food stores are mobbed, church services have been cancelled and restaurants are take-out only, just to name a few changes. I have corresponded with several of our members who are choosing to self- isolate by taking their Airstream to a beautiful RV park away from the larger cities; we are indeed blessed to have that option.
Our club has had two very successful rallies in 2020. Diane and Jim Ellis and Pam Lindsay hosted our January CCCU rally in scenic Borrego Springs. The long drive was well worth it, as our hosts did an outstanding job, from the themed decorations to the sumptuous food and drink. Please check out Diane Ellis’ photos from the rally on Facebook. Then, Mary and David Lawson and Ann and Bruce Smith hosted our February rally at Pinnacles National Park. Our hosts demonstrated excellent organization skills in preparing delicious meals for almost 40 people. This was Tom and my first visit to Pinnacles; we thoroughly enjoyed the campground, hikes and condor sightings. Please check out Brad Bailey’s photos on Facebook.
After serious consideration and consultation with our CCCU officers and given the increased severity of the Coronavirus pandemic, we cancelled our March Rally in Oceano due to the Coronavirus. The Region 12 Cali Rally has also been cancelled and several other Region 12 units cancelled rallies this month. Regarding the April and May rallies, we will be monitoring virus containment at the federal and state level. As of today, the California State Parks are keeping RV spaces open, while closing indoor spaces. With the social distancing that camping provides, the hosts will be looking at options that might allow for a traditional or flash rally which should keep us all safe. Finally, we are planning a September rally, hopefully at Refugio. We will keep you posted via email and on Facebook.
We are looking at options to reschedule our March CCCU business meeting. Likely options are at the May rally or via a virtual meeting using Skype. We will send out a more detailed agenda in a few weeks, including the Unit Name Change committee proposal. Please send us any suggestions you have for additional agenda items. Also, please contact Bob Minder with any suggestions you have for 2021 Rally sites.
We are an Airstream family and we take care of each other, so please do not hesitate to reach out to one another, if only to have someone to talk to. And, please take care of you and yours!
Teresa. (March 16, 2020)