MN: Winnehahas

May 1, 2020

Hello All!

A couple of weeks ago, overnight temps were predicted to dip down to the low 20’s.  I thought my cheery daffodils that had just bloomed would surely not survive those temps.  So, I clipped several of them and brought them inside and put them in water.  They made a nice addition to the kitchen table.  Well, they withered and died after several days, but guess what?  Those that I left outside are still standing tall!  How resilient, and as a neighbor said, a welcome sign of hope.

This last weekend would have been our Show and Tell at Pleasureland.  I couldn’t help think about you all on Friday and Saturday.  I missed seeing you and catching up.  A week or so from now would have been our May campout, also cancelled because of the coronavirus. 

These are certainly unprecedented circumstances.  Who would have ever thought we’d see this in our lifetimes?  I’m certain you’re all aware that Winnebago has cancelled GNR.  The Minnesota Stay at Home has been extended until May 18th.  I was hoping to hear something about campgrounds reopening, but no news as of today.  When they do, social distancing and face coverings will most likely be the prudent thing to do, if not required.  Life has changed, but we will adapt.

After talking to a couple of the Board members, we will continue to plan for the June campout to Pokegama RV in Pine City.  I will continue to try to stay up to date on this very fluid situation, and let you know how we intend to proceed.  I’ll be contacting other Board members and the Local Chapter Presidents about not only the June event(s), but the remainder of the season, including the State Rally in September.  With a resurgence expected in the fall, I am afraid the Rally may also be in jeopardy.  I encourage anyone with thoughts on the remainder of the season to contact me at [email protected]

I’d like to wish the following members Happy Birthday in the month of May:  Jeanne Johnson, Grant Johnson, Betty Wilkens, Pat Stacken, Steve Bohling, Joe Lapinski, Bill Schuldt, Sharon Anderson and Cliff Hickok.

Again, I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas about the season.  Like the daffodil, we will remain resilient, and we will get through this together.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  Until we meet again, stay safe!

Jean Schuldt

Winnehahas President

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