PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE                                                                                                                                                         Hello Club Members,

Our last club event was on April 13th, a road trip to NW Indiana and the town of Elkhart.  There we toured The RV and MH Hall of Fame.  

The weather cooperated with good cruising and good company with a nice turnout from our membership.  We visited this museum several years ago and they have made considerable changes.  They have added a whole new section to include a history of module homes, plus RV's from covered wagon days to modern Prevost Land Yachts and everything in between.  

Of special interest was a motor coach designed for stage and film star May West.  Also of interest was an RV formerly owned by Charles Lindberg.  Included were many Airstream vintage trailers.  We learned that Elkhart Indiana produces 80 % of all RV's built in the U.S.


After the tour we traveled to nearby Middlebury to have a late lunch at The Das Dutchman Essenhaus.  Their smorgasbord was a sight to behold!  Their menu offers authentic Amish inspired meals that have been handed down for generations.


Joining us were Bud and Freda Gibson, Lars Kneller, Phil Walter, Greg Minnich, Eugene Serwatka, Larry Sneary and friend of the club Bob Berger, Bob Tucker and lady friend, and myself.


The plans are to depart at 11:00 AM from the Shell gas station/St. Joseph Church on U.S. 27 South, just South of the I-469 Interchange.  


We will travel to the Ceylon Covered Bridge (11:45-12:15) for a photo op. 


Next (12:00 noon) we will visit The Limberlost State Historic Site in the town of Geneva.  200 6th Street 46740.   The Gene Stratton-Porter Cabin, is known as the Cabin at Wildflower Woods.  It was completed in 1895 and was designed by Gene herself.  The two-story log cabin originally included 150 acres.  


Admission price is $8.00, $7.00 over 60.


Next on the agenda will be a late lunch at Bummies Drive-In in Bluffton.  We hope that you can join us!  Our thanks to club VP Keith Landis for planning our day.


As a reminder, we will have several members making the trip to Grand Rapids, MI. for The VTCI International Convention.  The date is August 7th-11th.  If you are planning to go, get your room and reservations in soon.  See CONVENTION NEWS on our website: 





 Best   regards,                                                                                               Roger  Noll,                                                                                                 President HVTC

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