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July 2019 Newsletter
Shipshewana was the destination for the third rally of 2019 for the Mid America Bounders.  We gather at Shipshewana South campground.  The rally was hosted by Steven and Debbie Rittenhouse and Louis and Dee Murray.
The rally started Thursday with a meet and greet to share some snacks.  The turnout was good with Larry and Jolly Ann Whitener, Steve and Debbie Rittenhouse, Pat Robison, Bill Andrews, Melvin and Nancy Coy, Bud and Ronda Howard, Jerry and Carol Hardacre, Louis and Dee Murray and Bounder Buddies Greg and Marian Oswalt.
Friday started with a breakfast of Amish biscuits and sausage gravy, fruit, orange juice and coffee. Several members toured the local area, visited some antiques shops and did some shopping on Shipshewana Harrison Street Shops.
Friday evening, we met at the Blue Gate restaurant in Shipshewana.  We topped the evening off with many hands of dirty Uno.
Bud and Rhonda Howard and Louis and Dee Murray attended a local presentation of German and Amish-Mennonite history at the Menno Hof on Saturday afternoon.  For some a trip to Shipshewana is not complete without a visit to Five-Mile restaurant or Yoder’s Popcorn.
Saturday evening, we gathered at the campground pavilion for butterfly pork chops on the grill and fresh sweet corn.   The evening was topped off with several people enjoying a friendly game of dirty Uno.
Before departing on Sunday, we enjoyed a coffee and donuts from the Rise and Roll Amish bakery.  
It was great to see Jerry and Carol Hardacre and Melvin and Nancy Coy at our rally.  Nancy and Carol are doing great and thanks everyone for the payers and thoughts while they were recovering from their illness.
There is no rally in August and the September rally has been moved to the Amana Colonies in Iowa on September 18 – 22nd.  Reservation can be made at 1-319-622-7616.  The hosts are Morris and Linda Dewall and Jerry and Carol Hardacre, again please e-mail the host that you will be attending.  This National Historic Landmark, Amana Colonies, host over one million people visit each year. It features several historic villages in proximity, the area is famous for the Old-World charm and hospitality.  MAB and the rally host decided to change the location to of the September rally to explore the idea of hosting the BOA 2020 International Rally at the Amana Colonies.  It is very important that all of MAB members attend this rally to gauge the commitment of the club to host a BOA National rally, we need many volunteers to make this a successful rally in 2020. 
Before MAB can commit to host any BOA National rally, we must elect a new President and Vice President to remain as an active club in BOA.  If we do not have any members willing to step up to serve, we become an INACTIVE on October 1.  If you are interested in serving on the board, please contact Gayle Stone before September 1.  The election will be held at the September rally in Amana, Iowa. 
Debbie Rittenhouse
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