CalWIT State Meeting
Bakersfield RV Resort
October 6-10, 2021
On the road again…this time to the CalWIT State Meeting in Bakersfield, CA. The meeting was titled “New Beginnings” to recognize how the world is slowly getting back to normal. Slowly but surely! Though this outing was not scheduled by the Chardonnay Travelers, our club still had 8 rigs attending the CalWIT State Meeting. Sue Chambers, CalWIT State President (and also a Chardonnay Travelers member) along with the Executive Board, were very busy making plans for this outing; reserving the site, arranging for meals, scheduling presenters, etc. Thanks, Sue & the rest of the CalWIT Executive Board. Thank you all for a nice weekend!
|Wednesday (Oct 6th) included “Registration and Hospitality” with Margaritas. A “First Timer’s Meeting” was held in the afternoon. That night CalWIT sponsored a catered dinner prepared by the Bakersfield RV Park’s restaurant, the Crest Bar & Grill. After dinner CalWIT sponsored a “White Rose Ceremony” to honor those CalWIT members that have passed this last year. The Chardonnay President, Fred Bryner, read a nicely written memorial to Judy Walton, a Chardonnay member, who passed June 1st, 2021. The CalWIT club lost 5 other members this last year as well and members from the local clubs also read memorials to their members. An arrangement of white roses with each person’s name was displayed throughout the 5-days of the state meeting.|
|Thursday (Oct 7th) included a morning “WIT Walkers” session around the park, a Beanbag Baseball Tournament, and a seminar in the afternoon presented by Dave Kuehl. That night our club, the Chardonnay Travelers, prepared a dinner for the attendees. It featured “Mama Jo’s Sloppy Joes” with an assortment of condiments, potato salad, and home baked brownies. After dinner attendees met back in the clubhouse to play “Left-Right-Center” and a side game of Poker.|
Chardonnay Travelers, Secretary