Yes, the WMS have bucket lists and most of them concern the Rally. Although everything is shaping up nicely, there are STILL a number of things that NEED
to be done. We’re not procrastinators, so we have a hard time understanding folks who are. There isn't a heck of a lot of time left, so WE
need to get the following things done NOW.
There are a LOT of people doing a LOT
of work for EVERYONE to make this a great rally, so DO YOUR PART & PLEASE GET THIS STUFF DONE
(we would certainly appreciate it):
- We can spell this one in our sleep because we’ve asked to have these completed & sent in soooooo many times! 96.5% of you have sent in your questionnaires but it’s the other 3.5% of you that we are having a problem with. Tom NEEDS these questionnaires so he can complete the Rally Booklets.
They have to be set up and then printed and that cannot be done overnight. So if you have not sent in your questionnaire in yet PLEASE do so ASAP
! The questionnaires were sent out over a month ago, so if you did not receive one or deleted it thinking is was junk mail please let us know and we can send you another one. Please include a picture so we know who we are writing about in the booklet also! STILL HAVE 4 QUESTIONAIRES MIA!!!
• FOOD EVENTS
- A LOT of people are going to be hungry, and you can't expect a FEW folks to FEED EVERYONE. Here are the counts for signups so far for the Food Events with the percentage of the total attendees attending the Rally:
Meet and Greet
—-- 76 = 65%
--- 60 = 50.8%
--- 77 = 66% Need some help with setup and cleanup
Wine and Cheese
--- 48 = 40% STILL Looking for help with setup!
--- 24 competitors/14 Go With-Need some helpers with setup and cleanup
= 33.3% NOT MUCH CHANGE still need more participants
So Ladies and Gentlemen(we know some of you men cook too
), dust off your cookbooks & sign up to bring, TO EACH FOOD EVENT, one of your favorite dishes. Walk into a food event with empty hands & you WILL be noticed - & NOT for your good looks !
—--105 = 87.5% If you are going to go to this it is FREE-no cost to you, put on by Tiara RV but they need a head count for the preparation of the meal so if you are going --SIGN UP!
--- 160 individuals is the limit for the dinner BUT if you would still like to go- SIGN UP
and your names will go on the Waiting List and if someone decides not to go you still could enjoy this outstanding meal put on by a real Amish family at their farm.
• T-SHIRT SIZES
- as Carol mentioned (at Jim’s urging), No Size, No guarantee what size you will get for a T-shirt (we could find some Youth Smalls to hand out
). It will help Jim tremendously (as he’s the one ordering these) if you get them to Carol ASAP so he has enough lead time to order and receive them before the Rally. Estimated T-shirt responders is 96.5% so far with about 113 signing in on this requested response! DO WE NEED TO CONTACT EACH PERSON THAT HAS NOT GIVEN Carol YOUR SIZES YET?
Closing date was September 1st and if you did not contact or post on Carol's T-shirt threads you will have to settle for what size you get in you goodie bag on the 25th--SORRY!
Payment Time has closed-- If you did not pay your fees you are out of luck and your name has been dropped from the attendee list along with your reserved site at the fairground!
RAFFLE AND DOOR PRIZES
-- This is an important part of the Rally since they basically pay for the Rally itself. Don't forget to hit up that dealer you bought your unit from for door prizes and/or raffle prizes. There are several threads here on the Fall Rally section about this very subject and it is important we all work on this. The more prizes we get the better chance YOU will go home with a raffle or door prize too. So hit up that dealer, CW, or any company you feel contributes to the well being of you and your Montana while you are on the road! Hey, insurance agents, your investment counselor, banks, credit unions and even gas stations(Pilot/Flying J for example)contribute to our well being so hit them up and bring a "Mother Load" of prizes to the Rally! YOU STILL HAVE 26 DAYS TO HIT THOSE BUSINESSES UP FOR DONATIONS FOR THE RAFFLE/DOOR PRIZES! Thanks!
WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE
-- If you've never been to a White Elephant Gift Exchange you have a chance to join in while at this years Fall Rally. Bring up the thread on it here in the Fall Rally section and read what it's all about, then sign up and come and enjoy a fun filled event! We only have 60 units participating 50%.
-- 88.8%-- 13 slots left for the Factory tour! This tour will show you how your unit was put together from the frame up. It starts with the bottom of the frame and wheels facing the ceiling in the factory and ends with walk-throughs of all the units in the Montana line including the new units being release the coming year! No better way to see what you have under you and what you are towing behind you!
-- The computer classes have been announced and they will be on Thursday and Sunday of this years Rally. The Thursday class
is at 2:30 in the small tent and will have Adding Photos to Your Posts on the Forum as the subject. The second computer class is on theSunday
of the Rally at 2:30 in the small tent also. This days class will have the subject of Social Media and Staying Connected with Family and Friends while on the Road. We won't say the instructor is an expert on computer usage but she sure knows what she is talking about and has a fun time teaching the class. If you are interested in taking one or both of the computer classes sign up for them under the Computer Classes thread under the Fall Rally Postings.
-- If you are going to sign up for either of the computer classes, DO IT because on Sept. 10th the classes will be cancelled per the instructor for non participation if there are not enough signups!!!
--Fall Rally Registration(check in for the Rally) on site will be conducted in the BIG TENT on Wednesday, September 25th from 9 AM to 4 PM. After you have checked in at the fairground office you will be ESCORTED to your Fall Rally assigned site. Park your unit, set up and THEN come to the Big TENT and register with the WMs and their helpers.
--For those arriving early for the Rally and/or staying late after, the site fees @ the fair ground are $28.89/nite + taxes. These fees are paid directly to the fair ground upon arrival/extension.The fair ground will also have a copy of the Site Assignments & will direct you, with the help of the Site Escorts, to your site provided your site is open from the previous rally.(If not you will receive a temporary site and will have to move to your assigned site once it is open. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO STAY IN YOUR TEMPORARY SITE AND MUST MOVE TO YOUR ASSIGNED SITE!!!.
UPDATE 9/11 days till the big show begins! We're not posting changes to the %'s on the meals or other sign ups BUT if you have not signed up for the meals, factory tour, or whatever DO IT TODAY!
Looks like we still need sign ups for numerous meals especially the Chili/Soup cook off and the Potluck Breakfast. We have 5 different events on the schedule that you need to bring some type of food to so check out the different postings under the Fall Rally Section that you are presently in and sign up to bring something. Thanks and see in on the 25th!!
UPDATE 9/19-- To those already at the fairgrounds awaiting the Rally start--Please check out the UPDATE post dated 8/31!! If you are currently on Harley Hill in your temporary site assigned by the fairground prior to the Rally and your assigned site is not the site you are located on-- YOU WILL HAVE TO MOVE TO YOUR ASSIGNED SITE ON MONDAY TO OPEN THAT SITE TO THE ASSIGNED ATTENDEE!
Part of the WM's job is to make SURE things get done, and we’re going to KEEP UP the HARPING until these items are finished. There's nothing worse than a grumpy WM to start off a Rally, so make us SMILE folks
THANKS FOLKS and we hope to see you at the Rally and all of the events scheduled for your enjoyment!