TIFFIN ALLEGRO CLUB
SPRING 2019 RALLY
By: Sally Moore
Early April 2019 saw a steady stream of beautiful Tiffin coaches making their way to the beautiful Golden Village Palms RV Resort in Hemet, CA for our first 2019 rally. We hosted over 200 coaches from across the USA and Canada for a week of fun, fellowship and comradery. The weather was as close to perfect as one could expect! Cool mornings and sunny afternoons were delightful. Mike Thompson RV brought several Tiffin coaches to show our owners and made several folks very happy by helping them move into the coach of their dreams. Thank you, Mike Thompson RV staff, for being a part of our rally.
Our volunteers came early to help the Tiffin staff get everything ready for the rally. WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS! They pay to come to the rally and then work hard all week to be sure everyone has a good time just as they do! Our volunteers are fantastic!
Coaches began arriving weeks in advance of the rally, but as soon as the rally officially started on April 11th, guests made their way to the Tiffin Store to stock up on the newest Tiffin swag and receive their agendas and a welcome bag of gifts. Everyone was excited to gather in the resort’s ballroom on Monday evening for a delicious meal and an opportunity to make new friends and renew old acquaintances.
We appreciate the support of the Tiffin family and the management from Tiffin Motorhomes for our rallies! Door prizes were awarded and everyone enjoyed a few games of Tiffin Allegro Bingo. Prizes were awarded with much fun and laughter. Veterans were recognized by their branch of service and celebrated during the evening. We salute our veterans and first responders and thank you for your service to our nation!
Tuesday morning saw several of our energetic souls out for a healthy early morning walk with our volunteer, Norma Thomas, to get the blood pumping before our big breakfast buffet. Immediately after a hearty breakfast, seminars on RV related topics were held. Great topics that interested all RV owners were covered, such as Convection Microwave Cooking, updating and understanding your navigation system, and deciphering the coach electrical system. Onan generators, PowerGlide and Freightliner chassis always have great participation at their seminars. Guests appreciated the opportunity to learn from presenters such as Cummins, Allison Transmission, and many others.
A delicious San Francisco ice cream treat originated in 1928, The Original It’s It, was enjoyed by everyone in the new coach display. Yummy treats on a warm, sunny California afternoon! This was a great opportunity to visit with one another and share travel experiences.
Tuesday night everyone celebrated being in sunny southern California with our tropical attire, another scrumptious meal and live music by High Tide. High Tide is a fantastic Beach Boys tribute band based in southern California with many years’ experience performing the famous Beach Boys music nationwide. The band had the room rocking with their surfing music.
Wednesday morning saw our dedicated walkers out and about again very early enjoying the sunny morning. Interesting seminars continued in the resort’s ballroom and pavilion. Everyone gathered at noon for another delicious meal.
All owners were invited to participate in our “Surfin’ USA” site decoration contest. Lots of originality and preparation went into this. Tiffin Allegro gift certificates were awarded to four winning coaches, Steve & Anne Walsh, San Marcos, CA; Bob & Kathy Mitchell, Parker, AZ; Mike & Kate Logan, San Rafael, CA; and Fausto & Jane Reyes, Trabuco Canyon, CA. Thanks to everyone who participated!
We were treated to a wonderful concert after dinner on Wednesday evening by Tiffin’s sweetheart, Sarah Getto. She gave our Tiffin family a fabulous show of original music and her personal favorites! Sarah is an incredibly talented young woman and definitely a crowd favorite at our rallies.
On Thursday morning everyone gathered at the resort for more informative seminars relating to Tiffin coaches.
Ice cream was enjoyed again Thursday afternoon while touring the beautiful Tiffin coaches one last time. Mike Thompson RV was able to make several people’s dream come true! Folks gathered after lunch for a “Swap Meet”. Owners were invited to bring any of their unwanted junk–I mean treasures! Others made their best deal to take the junk/treasures home with them!!
Thursday evening brought an end to our festivities. After another delicious meal of beef brisket and tasty side dishes, more fantastic Tiffin door prizes and Red Bay stories by Kelly Moore, everyone enjoyed entertainment by a fabulous Eagles tribute band, One of These Nights. This band had the crowd on their feet as they performed many of the wonderful hits we all remember from the famous band, The Eagles!
A special round of heartfelt thanks goes out to the hard-working service technicians from Tiffin & Mike Thompson RV. They are our unsung heroes and do a remarkable job of visiting each coach during the rally to perform minor repairs/adjustments to the coach. Hats off to them!!
Friday morning many Tiffin friends hooked up the tow and headed on to their next destination while several extended their stay at the beautiful Golden Village Palms RV Resort for a few more days. Whatever your plans, travel safely and we hope to see you at a Tiffin rally somewhere in the near future! The schedule for our upcoming rallies in 2020 will be announced and you can also see it at www.TiffinSideroads.com and http://www.Tiffinmotorhomes.com. These rallies will sell-out so make note of the on-sale date & time so you don’t get left out. Happy trails!