Williston Crossings RV Resort

Suncoast Allegro Club # 152 – Tampa, Florida

Reported by Linda Hoffman, Secretary – hoffmanl@tampabay.rr.com

Submitted:  April 18, 2015

Williston Crossings RV Resort

410 NE 5th Street

Williston, FL   32696

352-528-7100

HOSTS:Charlie and Linda Hoffman

CO-HOSTS: John and Pat Ferraris

Attendees:  Thirteen member coaches and two guest coaches

Thursday, April 9th.      We arrived at beautiful Williston Crossings and began our rally with a social hour with light snacks at the pavilion at 4:00pm.  After social hour, we had a pot luck picnic with fried chicken and picnic side dishes.  We enjoyed the spaciousness of the pavilion and getting together again.  We ended our first evening with a Corn hole competition with tonight’s winners looking forward to a playoff round tomorrow night!

Friday, April 10th.      Today most made the 25 mile drive to Dunnellon to take the “Singing River Tour.”  Captain Jon serenaded us as we explored the Rainbow and Withlacoochee Rivers on a 40’ pontoon boat and learned about Florida’s fascinating ecosystem.  We spotted exotic birds, turtles, and even a gator.

Lunch at the “Blue Gator Restaurant” in Dunnellon followed.  All agreed it was a great day trip!  Back at Williston, supper was a Pizza Party with Ceasar Salad and other salads and desserts.  We had a book and magazine exchange so we could get some new reading material.  The championship Corn hole competition was held with the Van Fleet’s emerging as winners!  Their prize?  Five tickets in tomorrow’s 50/50 drawing.

Saturday, April 11th.     It was a beautiful day today, and everyone took advantage of the fine weather in different ways.  Some drove 45 miles to Cedar Key and enjoyed exploring that Fishing Village with its shops, restaurants, museums, and natural beauty.  Others drove to Gainesville only to find a crowd in attendance for the annual Orange &Blue game at UF.  Still others enjoyed just relaxing or lounging by the pool at the campground.

Williston is a great CG for hiking to the quarry, or for a bike ride through the park.  We gathered at the Activities Building at 4:30pm for our first ever “Suncoast Auction.”  We had great participation with buyers and sellers earning tickets into the 50/50 drawing.  The 50/50 drawing was won by the Griffins who received $65.00, with a like amount going into the club’s treasury!  Dinner was at the “Ivy House” restaurant in Williston.  Not wanting the day to end, many gathered around the host’s coach for campfire chat and games after we returned to camp.

Sunday, April 12th.    

This morning we said our good-byes at a continental breakfast that Charlie and I were happy to prepare as this rally’s hosts. Next up is the rally at Sun N Fun RV Resort,   www.sunnfunfl.com in Sarasota beginning May 14th.  This will be the last rally before a summer break.   (A short membership meeting will be held with VP Mike Johnson presiding in the absence of our president who will have already left for summer adventures, including a trip to Alaska!!)   Hope to see you there!!

TIFFIN ALLEGRO CLUB RALLY: CERAland Park Columbus, Indiana

ceraland-mapExcitement for our 2015 Tiffin Allegro Club Rallies is at an all-time high!  We just concluded our Orlando rally and everyone enjoyed the seminars, fun, great food, entertainment and visiting with other Tiffin owners.  (See article about the Orlando Rally on Tiffin Side Roads.)

The next rally east of the Mississippi River will be at CERALand Park, Columbus, Indiana.  Coaches arrive on Monday, August 17th and depart on Friday, August 21st.   Our rallies often sell-out well beforehand, so don’t delay!  If this date fits in your travel schedule, get your registration form to us NOW!  If you have any questions about the park accommodations, what a Tiffin Allegro Club rally is, or what you can expect; give us a call at 256-356-8522!  We are here to serve you!  The cost for one coach and two adults is only $429. We are currently accepting reservations.  Let us hear from you today!  Our rallies often sell out!  Complete your registration form and return to the Tiffin Allegro Club as soon as possible.

Our Tiffin Columbus rally promises to be fun and exciting with several catered meals, live entertainment, seminars, vendors, fun activities and best of all-our fabulous Tiffin Service Technicians will be on hand to perform minor service and repairs on all Tiffin coaches! These trained technicians are a wealth of information for you to tap into! You have made a sizeable investment in purchasing a beautiful motor coach. Take this valuable opportunity to learn all you can about it. Read more details about the rally.

The Tiffin Allegro Club is hosting four rallies in 2015 and this is the only rally with space still available.  If you want to participate in the fun and excitement, make your plans now to join us in Columbus, Indiana on August 17th!

REGISTRATION FORM 

COLUMBUS DAY RALLY @ NORMANDY FARMS

Long Island Allegros (Allegro Club Chapter 207) and The Minutemen (Allegro Chapter 179) who got together over Columbus Day Weekend at Normandy Farms RV Resort in Foxboro, MA.

Written By: LI Allrego Secretary/Chapter Reporter George Geyer

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Normandy Farms, Foxboro, MA 02035  866-673-2767

65 degree weather, partly cloudy. Gravel sites with full hook ups for most in the group. We were within sight of each others RV’s, easily able to walk to your fellow club members sites. This park is more of a resort. They still had two pools available for swimming, many outdoor activities throughout the day at various times. Multiple ball fields, a dog park, a bike park, and a pond too. They also had a meal tent for campers who don’t like to cook.

LI Allegro Members who participated:

Kevin & Kathy Murphy

Rich, Yvonne & Olivia Cocozza

Frank & Mary Calandra

Guy & Fran Harrington

Jim & Karen Valentine

Joe & Cathy Mondone

Ed & Karen Hanley

George, Lorraine, Kristi & Kayla Geyer

The Murphy’s hosted the Friday night campfire & cocktail party. Temperatures dropped to 47 degrees. Thanks to all who gave some firewood. Yvonne had a delicious pineapple taste testing treat. Cathy had the cheese of the party, DUBLINER. Karen V made my personal favorite, her goat cheese cracker combo. Lorraine made chocolate drops. It was a very social party, plenty of laughs, everyone hugging the fire pit.

 10/11/14

A morning rain kept most campers in their RV’S. The Cocozza offered a Mimosas breakfast. As soon as the weather turned for the better, campers began to enjoy the park for it’s offerings. A 3:30 PM gathering with another Tiffin Club was hosted at the Normandy Farms Creative Arts Center. We were introduced to the MINUTEMEN Allegro’s, from Massachusetts. The Minutemen made arrangements to secure a room for the “meet and greet”. This was greatly appreciated as the grounds were still wet. The room had tables, chairs, countertop, sink, refrigerator, microwave, and electricity to keep the food warm. This gathering was a great idea, enjoyed by all. Thank you Michael and Kevin.

Minuteman Members who participated:

Michael & Robin Heroux, Mansfield, MA.  508-339-0047   MRH5.5@Verizon.net

Dan & Donna Ferreica  508-728-7190

Will & Mary Stone, 35 Orchard Street, Blackstone, MA 01504.  508-498-4661 (who subsequently wrote “It was great meeting other Tiffin Campers. We were surprised to meet the Murphy’s, who also spend the winter at Silver Lakes.”)

Dick & Jane Pare’  84 Kosmas Street, Marlboro, MA 01752 (who subsequently wrote “It has been a great pleasure to share our day and break bread with great friends.”)

 I met BJ and Marcia Roussos, 781-864-5851 at the SHELL gas station just before entering Normandy Farms. He owns an Allegro Bus, but doesn’t belong to a chapter. He knows some of the Minutemen, so he tagged along for the weekend gatherings. We nicknamed him the “Independent Allegro Club”.

This was supposed to be a finger food party, but you were forced to use a fork, knife and spoon. There was homemade Manhattan Clam Chowder, Chili, Taco dip, Wraps, cheese and crackers, cakes, pastry’s, fruits & vegetables, 3 types of meatballs, pulled chicken in BBQ sauce, there was so much food we could have fed everyone in the pool too. The gathering lasted till 7:30 PM. Afterwards some of the group did BINGO, some went back to the Murphy’s fire pit. This allowed the fire pit crew to sample the latest offerings in homemade “Apple Pie” of the adult version.

 10/12/14

The weather was the best of the weekend. A perfect fall weather day. Some in the group used their bicycles, some did shopping at the OUTLETS, some did the planned park activities. The weather allowed everyone to enjoy the day no matter what they did, we had an appointment to meet at the Murphy’s for a last hurrah at 5:30 PM. Some chips, dips, cheese, crackers and some great shrimp delivered by the Mondone’s was enjoyed by all. Again the fire pit was the place to be. It was turned into a two fire pit party after the crowd grew so big. There was again plenty of laughs. We even had a guest appearance from “Hot Lips Hollahan”. Some in the group went to the DJ dance party.

 10/13/14

Most members in the group headed home at various times throughout the morning. The Mondone’s stayed an extra day. This allowed them peace and quiet to reflect and enjoy a site overlooking the pond.

Don’t be surprised if our Chapter does this Resort some time again in 2015/2016? It was enjoyed by all. There is plenty to do at this place. It was very clean. The bathrooms were of DISNEY quality. The sites were big enough for all the rigs, no matter the length. Full hook up, 30/50 amp, water, cable, and sewer hookup. It was close enough to the highway, but not too close. Average travel time from Long Island 4.5 hours.

Thank you Kevin and Kathy Murphy for planning this trip two years ago. It was everything we expected it to be, it was worth the wait. Looking forward to the next one.

2015 CANYONVILLE, OREGON RALLY FORMS

THIS RALLY IS NOW SOLD OUT. WE WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE APPLICATIONS FOR SPOTS THAT MAY COME AVAILABLE IF SOMEONE CANCELS. 

TIFFIN ALLEGRO CLUB

TIFFIN MOTORHOMES, INC.

2015 CANYONVILLE, OREGON RALLY

June 8-11, 2015 (Check out June 12)

Seven Feathers RV Resort

I-5 Exit 99, 325 Quintioosa Blvd. Canyonville, OR 97417

Come join the Tiffin Allegro Club in beautiful Oregon for four nights of fun, food & fellowship!

Your rally fee includes:

  1. Four nights camping,
  2. 50 Amp Electrical
  3. Water, Sewer,
  4. Free Wi-Fi and Cable TV
  5. Minor repairs & service by Tiffin Service Techs
  6. Several Meals
  7. Entertainment
  8. Numerous Seminars, and other fun activities.
  9. New 2015 coaches will be on display.

This is a great opportunity to visit and share RV experiences with other Tiffin owners and Tiffin factory representatives. Our rallies usually sell-out! Don’t delay – send your rally application on December 1st!

We will be out of the office over the Thanksgiving holiday and won’t return until December 1st. 

 Registration Form

 Volunteer Form

New Allegro Club Patio

We encourage you to visit the Tiffin Allegro Club on your next visit to Red Bay!  We have added a large outdoor gathering space for your enjoyment. Complete with Adirondack lounge chairs and tables.

This 600 square feet covered patio is available for our customers’ enjoyment anytime during the day or evening.  Wi-Fi service is also provided both on the patio and inside the Tiffin Allegro Club office.

Remember, the Tiffin Allegro Club is available to ALL members of EVERY Tiffin built coach!  We are here for you!  Our goal is to enhance your enjoyment of driving a Tiffin coach.

If you haven’t become a member yet, consider doing so today. We can sign you up today! Find out more about Allegro Club Benefits here or contact us by phone at 256-356-8522IMG_3952 IMG_3956 IMG_3953

Information for the Allegro Club. The owners' club of Tiffin Motorhomes.

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