October 2017 Rally

Theme: Southern Hospitality Rally

Dates: Oct. 3-6, 2017

Location: Winton Woods Hamilton County Park
10245 Winton Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

Hosts: Jerry and Bea Newman

(Do NOT Use Winton Rd Entrance; Use Sharon Rd/Campground Entrance)

Check-In: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 (After 2 PM) Check-Out: Friday, October 6, 2017 (By Noon)

Jerry and Bea Newman are happy to host their first GMC Great Lakers Motorhome rally, along with co-hosts Steve and Becky Johnson. We hope you can join us in the southwest corner of Ohio at Winton Woods, a Hamilton County Park in Cincinnati, starting Tuesday, October 3rd (check in after 2 pm) and departing Friday, October 6th (by noon).

All sites during the rally MUST be reserved through Bea Newman, however, any extra nights must be reserved on your own. You’ll need to contact Bea beforehand to get your camp site #, if you want to reserve extra nights.

Winton Woods has full hookups, including 30/50 amp service, water, and sewer. The park is big with plenty of easy hiking/biking trails and a lake. We will arrange a pontoon boat ride around the lake. (You will need an Ohio Fishing License if you plan to fish.) The campground is small and popular so please make your plans ASAP – Registration Deadline is August 30th. If your coach is not available to come with you, there are cabins to rent on your own (Greatparks.org 513-521-7275). This popular campground fills up quickly, especially on weekends. If you want to stay longer or come earlier, another option for extra nights is to stay at the FMCA campground, about 40 minutes from Winton Woods. First two nights are free, full hookups, rest rooms, but no shower. (See the FMCA website for more information)

A Tuesday evening social, a field trip to downtown Cincinnati, and a couple of tech sessions are in the works. Cincinnati has a wonderful riverfront with bench swings overlooking the Ohio River. And a walk across one of the bridges gives an exciting view and photo opportunities of Ohio and Kentucky.

Breakfast will be included on all three mornings of the rally, and Dinner will be included on Wednesday and Thursday. Consider bringing a snack to share with the group at the Tuesday evening social. You will need to plan on packing a lunch with a drink for our field trip to the Ohio River. (If you have a small lightweight lunch cooler, that would be perfect.) The Great Lakers have a “stone soup recipe” that everyone takes part in, sounds like a delicious fall camping dinner. Please bring your “stone” (vegetable) to add to the pot. And if you have a favorite side dish or dessert, please bring this to the Great Laker election night feast.
We hope you will join us at the all important election rally in Cincinnati the first week of October. Reservations and payment are due by August 30, 2017. (GPS coordinates for the campground will be provided to those who register for the rally.)

Any questions, please call Bea Newman at 513-919-2026, or send an

Registration Form: The PDF version of the form is available by clicking here.