CAPITOL SAM’S ACTIVITIES & MINUTES
WILBER LEGION PARK, 9/10/2019
Members arrived Monday and set up camp in the Legion Campground of Wilber, NE. With brand new restroom/shower facilities, excellent park roads for walking or bicycling, and convenience to downtown, we would recommend this campground. The afternoon was spent visiting, and then we all went to a downtown Mexican restaurant for dinner. Tuesday, some of our group took the short drive over to Beatrice to visit the Homestead National Monument. Others walked or bicycled to downtown where we visited a shop that repairs old juke boxes. It was very interesting to see the restoration work being done, and the type of old juke boxes that were on display. We then walked on down to the Czech Museum where we were met by one of their curators. She demonstrated a deep knowledge of the heritage and relationship to national Czech heritage as she took us around the museum to explain the many displays of Czech culture and heritage. One story was that Robert Kennedy gave a speech in Wilber and went from there directly to Los Angeles, where he was assassinated. The last speech Kennedy ever gave can be heard as a recording in Wilber.
The club met at the Legion Park Campground in Wilber, NE, from Monday, Sept. 9 through Wednesday, Sept. 11. The meeting was called to order Tuesday evening by President Mert LeBreton following our potluck meal. Present were Judy and Mahlon Dickey, Donna Hansen, Fred and Mert LeBreton, Bob and Jan Sibal, and Barb and Jerry Froistad. Guests were Pat and Barb Krautkremer. Treasurer Lee Maler and Secretary Norma Maler were out of town and unable to attend.
Old Business: Mert discussed officers for the new year. She has been President for the past 10 years and does not wish to continue. Secretary Norma Maler also has requested that she be replaced. No volunteers were nominated or volunteered for either position, so the issue was tabled until our next meeting in May, 2020.
Last weekend was the workshop for the Good Sams 2020 Rally, to be held in Hastings during July. The theme will be Christmas Camping. Our club again agreed to provide coffee and doughnuts for the Thursday morning breakfast of the Rally. Judy will be in charge of the jam sessions, and she encouraged us all to participate or get others to participate. The Rally is open to all; it is not limited to just Good Sams members. Events from previous Rallies were discussed.
New Business: Our next campout will be May 11 through the 13th, in Syracuse, NE at the Syracuse City Park. Guests Barb and Pat Krautkremer were formally invited to join our group, and they accepted.
Our next meeting will be at our May 11-15, 2020, campout at the Schuyler, NE, City Park.
Mahlon made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Jerry seconded.
Barb Froistad, for Norma Maler