If you live in Tennessee, you may want to consider joining the HAPPY TENNESSEE TRAVELERS chapter. They currently have 27 member coaches and they’re accepting new members. Chapter dues are $25 per year and an initiation fee of $10 applies to new members to cover the costs of name badges. Members receive the chapter newsletter, The HTT Newsletter, monthly during the chapter season, April through October. Weekend rallies are held each month during the same period, usually in Tennessee unless the rally host selects another location. Rally fees are $10, excluding camping expenses. Children frequently attend the rallies, but no special activities are planned for them. Members enjoy campfires and games as they share the joy of fellowship. They also take pride in not having any cliques within their group. Contact: William Gunther, 4282 Pate Rd., Franklin, TN 37064, 615-591-6860.
The KENTUCKIANA TRAVELERS chapter functions within a 150-mile radius of Louisville, Kentucky. The 38 members of this chapter pay annual dues of $20 per year. The initiation fee of $10 provides chapter name badges for new members. Chapter news and events are published in a monthly newsletter. Rally fees average $5 per rally for the weekend rallies held during the months of April through October. Usually 25-35 coaches are in attendance at rallies. Planned activities include card and board games, campfires and potlucks. Special Halloween activities are planned for children during the October rally. This well organized and friendly group welcomes new members. Contact: Edward Spalding, 1722 Devondale Dr., Louisville, KY 40222, 502-425-3712
The KY HORSE SHU KRU rallies are held in Kentucky and the surrounding states during the months of April to October. Usually 10-20 coaches attend the scheduled Friday- Sunday rallies which, with some exceptions, are held the second weekend of each month. Some coaches choose to arrive at the rally site early to enjoy additional days of camping together prior to the beginning of the scheduled rally. Rally fees are $10 per coach excluding camping fees. Attendees frequently dine at a local restaurant on Friday evening and share a covered dish supper on Saturday evening. Breakfast is often provided on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Other group activities are often enjoyed. A monthly newsletter provides chapter and rally information to the 25-30 chapter members. New members are welcome to join this friendly group. Dues are $20 per year. There is a $10 charge for badges the first year of membership. Contact: John Engle, PO Box 506, Fourmile, KY 40939, 606-246-0230 Email: JWEngle@yahoo.com Web site: www.pinnaclesportsview.com/kru.html
The LET’S ROLL chapter currently has 26 members; most of whom live in Kentucky. Chapter dues are $20 per year. Chapter name badges are provided with the additional initiation fee of $10 for new members. Weekend rallies are held monthly from April to October in Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee. Rally fees, excluding camping expenses, are approximately $5 per person. Members enjoy the fellowship of greeting old and new friends at their rallies, as well as the shopping, eating and story telling. Contact: Sandra Algaier, 8167 S Angelia Dr., Ft. Banch, IN 47648, 812-753-3745.
There are about 100 members (coaches) in the TENNESSEE RIDGE RUNNERS. Chapter members live in Tennessee and states in the Southeast. Dues are $10 per year with an initiation fee of $30 for new members to cover the cost for name badges. Usually 40 to 100 coaches attend their rallies, which begin on Friday and end on Sunday. The rally fees, excluding camping expenses, are about $30-$35 per person, and rallies are held in April, June, August, October and December. Activities at rallies include golf, games, cards, day tours, local sightseeing and Red Hat events for ladies. The newsletter, the Tennessee Tattler, is published 5 times a year. Chapter members are proud to call themselves friendly and sociable. Contact: William Crosland, 7845 Camberly Dr., Poweell, TN 37849, 865-947-8080.