MO: Missouri Chief Winnies



May 13-15 Campout—Mark Twain Cave & Campground
Hosts - Nancy Collings, 816-510-0135
Paul Jensen, 217-521-7955
Emily Merchant, 660-747-2065
Laura Robinson, 816-510-0694

This RV park is located within the Mark Twain Cave Complex in Hannibal, Missouri.

Thursday - Potluck Dinner
Friday Morning - Trolley Tour (hopefully picked up at the campground)
Friday Evening - Mark Twain Riverboat Dinner Cruise (see below)
Saturday Morning - Breakfast by Hosts & Chief Winnies Meeting
Saturday Evening - Gallery Walk & Dinner at Fiddlesticks
Sunday Morning - Continental Breakfast
The Riverboat Dinner Cruise is being coordinated by Laura Robinson. Please contact her with any questions. The dinner cruise is for Friday, May 13, and is at 6:30. You can sign up and pay online. Enter Chief Winnies as the group you are with.

  • Tour cave
  • Sample wine
  • Tenderloin at Sticks and Stones
  • Shop (antiques & stuff)
  • Museum - including 16 Norman Rockwell covers (ask Paul)
  • Mark Twain Home, etc … small admission
  • Cemetery
  • Mark Twain Lighthouse
  • - 244 steps, OR drive to parking lot then 68 steps, OR cheat & drive up back road to base of lighthouse and lots more, or just hang out at the river!

For reservations call 573-231-1000
300 Cave Hollow Rd

President’s Message
Rick Cordt

Hi Chief Winnies,
Twenty Chief Wnnies came to our shakeout in Louisburg, Kansas. The owners, Richard and Shannon Lord of Rutlader Outpost RV Park, were very accommodating. Richard smoked chicken on his Trae-ger grill for the group, and it was excellent. Vickie and Terry Day were super hosts. Vickie had decorat-ed the clubhouse in an Easter theme with lots of those little mini jellybeans.
We just got back from the state meeting in Cape Girardeau. The Gateway Winnies hosted the weekend and it was a terrific success. New president, Bill Walworth, did a great job holding his first state meet-ing. A good time was had by all, but I must say there was one huge disappointment. Puzzle time was a bust. Lots of folks worked on it, but to no avail. It was never completed.
The Chief Winnies are now on to Hannibal, Missouri for the May campout. The single club members are hosting, with Nancy Collings as the coordinator. There is much to do in Hannibal and we’re look-ing forward to the trip.
FYI, I will be furnishing the puzzle this month. Also, GNR registration is now open!
I hope to see everyone in Hannibal.

Registration is open for the Grand National Rally!

Winnebago Rally Grounds
Forest City, Iowa
July 17-23, 2022

The theme this year is “Driving 66”. The Winnie-Mo-Tascas are lucky enough to have this historic highway go right through the southern part of our state. We’ve picked the 50’s, a time from its heyday, to de-pict the history of Missouri’s Route 66. So, don your poodle skirts, cat eye glass-es, head scarves, rockabilly shirts, and fedoras, as we travel across the state from St. Louis to Carthage in our Winnebago trailer.
The schedule for Rally Week is packed full of vendor & product displays, factory tours, music, and of course, Row Night. The annual Puckerbrush Days in Forest City is the week-end before, 7/15 & 16. Come and join the fun as we relive the glory days of Route 66.

June Campout
Pony Express RV Park
Maysville, MO

Bill & Chris Walworth are hosting this campout the weekend of June 10th. If you haven’t made reservations yet, call 816-449-2039 as soon as possible. Pony Express is a woman-owned campground (yay women!) located on 100 acres of beautiful, rolling countryside with two four-acre fishing ponds and miles of hiking trails. There’s a pizzeria on-site that’s well known through-out the area. And not just pizza, there are tenderloins, wings, hamburgers, ice cream and break-fast served all day! A general store, a petting zoo, your Winnies friends, what more could you want in a weekend of camping? A schedule of meals and activities will be sent out in the next newsletter. RSVP Bill or Chris at 816-804-7863.

April Shakeout Campout

Our April shakeout was a resounding success! Vickie (& Terry) Day did a terrific job hosting our first cam-pout of the year at Rutlader’s Outpost in Louisburg, KS. From greeting everyone with apple cider donuts to Easter decorations and candy on every table, they got our camping season off to a great start. The park owners were more than welcoming. Richard actually smoked the chicken the Days provided for dinner Fri-day night. They even had coozies made for everyone with the Chief Winnies name on them.
We had a great turnout for the weekend. Campers included Vickie & Terry Day, Rick & Cheri Cordt, Dan & Peggy Sego, Rob & Michelle Riley, Nancy Collings, Kelly Collings, Jim Rumbo, Bill & Roxie Popa, Bill & Chris Walworth, Gene Sturner, Mark & Twila Chambers who came down from Iowa to join us, and Hono-raries Rick & Bettie Kennedy
As usual, most of the weekend was spent eating or making plans to eat. Thursday evening we had dinner at La Mesa in Louisburg, which was very good. Lunch on Friday was another giant tenderloin restaurant, Mrs. B’s, a good choice for breakfast or lunch. Friday night we had that delicious smoked chicken with a potluck. Saturday breakfast was a host-provided very good casserole, Gene Sturner’s fried potatoes and a half dozen desserts, including Bill Walworth’s bread pudding. Friday evening everyone went to Timber Creek Bar & Grill, a great place to eat. We all had fun posing with the stuffed bear in the lobby and the Crown Royal throne.
In between eating, some of the campers visited the Louisburg Cider mill and nearby wineries. Of course, this involved more eating and drinking. Others went shopping at the Louisburg antique malls and thrift markets. There was also a puzzle going on in the clubhouse and a huddle around the firepit Saturday night. Sunday morning was a breakfast of leftover goodies before we said our goodbyes.