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Old 09-12-2018, 04:29 PM   #1
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We are thinking about hosting a 3 day rally next year. I am talking to Bob Byrne about it but I'm looking for feedback from those who attend. Tell me about the best parts of rallies you've attended or things you would like to see or things that did not make it a fun event. (Note: We will not be providing free booze for attendees!)
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:35 PM   #2
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Have been to 5 small really and 2 International rallys. Locals, location and things to do in the area. A good restaurant that can handle a group. A camp ground that can put a group close by to everyone or to a pavilion to use by the group big enough do a pot luck meal and meet and greet gatherings. This is a start.
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:09 AM   #3
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Also check this thread for tips. Later RJD
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:47 AM   #4
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Here are some things to consider. Location, make sure you pick a place that has some things to see and do. Pick out a camp ground that can handle around 40 campers as this is a good size to handle. (this is our size of rally)Make sure the camp ground has a big enough pavilion to hold about 120. Also consider if they have a club house to use in case of inclement weather. If your thinking of family's with children make sure the camp ground has a play ground. Also extra plus if they have a swimming pool. We prefer to have our Saturday night Frog dinner catered. Also you can do the Frog dinner at a restaurant if you choose but make sure they can handle the number of folks you will have for the rally. Also consider doing pot luck dinners or breakfast (or Both as we do)



Also try to get the kids involved with the rally also. Games prizes or arts and crafts. Just a few things we have done to make it entertaining and fun and has worked well. You can PM me and I can further assist you with any questions you may have. Later RJD
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Best rallyís we have been too were FR International Rally #3 & 4. We can no longer attend, we have SOB. Worst was FMCA 2016 summer rally in West Springfield, Mass.

Attitude of people attending was great at FR rallyís. Not so much with FMCA.
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:57 AM   #6
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We are thinking about hosting a 3 day rally next year. I am talking to Bob Byrne about it but I'm looking for feedback from those who attend. Tell me about the best parts of rallies you've attended or things you would like to see or things that did not make it a fun event. (Note: We will not be providing free booze for attendees!)
Where are you planning this rally ???
We have never been to a rally !!!
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We are thinking about hosting a 3 day rally next year. I am talking to Bob Byrne about it but I'm looking for feedback from those who attend. Tell me about the best parts of rallies you've attended or things you would like to see or things that did not make it a fun event. (Note: We will not be providing free booze for attendees!)
Start planning at least two years in advance unless the campground is in a remote area. Some campgrounds are already full next year for the summer and other months. Esp. for a large group.
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Don't over plan the rally with non-stop-all-day events...

This will chase people away!

While evening potlucks and gatherings are good, rally attendees like to intermingle and socialize...and make new friends and travel buddies!

Not sit around in a banquet hall playing stupid games and listening to boring speeches such that half the crowd don't want to participate in.

I attended a large 5-day rally back in June that had 130 RV's and the intinerary was so long that most of the attendees skipped the planned events and had their own meetings and parties at their rigs.

Over half of the attendees left stating that they won't attend the next one in two years unless something is done to downsize the itinerary.

The whole key to a successful rally is to

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We are meeting with owners at KOA Coloma St. Joe this week to see if it will work.
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