Monday, May 2, 2011

Winter meetings 2ND Wednesday each month at 5PM at the Pizza Ranch in Mandan, ND


SOUTHWEST TRAILBLAZERS 2017 CAMPOUT SCHEDULE
ELECTRIC AVAILABLE FOR HANDICAP AT ALL LOCATIONS

IMPORTANT! In order to obtain a more accurate number attending the campout – PLEASE call one of the HOST Committee one week prior to the campout if you are able to attend. If you signed at the last campout you do not need to call. http://southwestrailblazers.blogspot.com/

                                                                                                          

                                                                APRIl 28-29 Mandan
                                                        Mandan Eagles Park - 100 14th St. NE
                                                                LEAD HOST:
                                                                ASSISTANTS: Rosene, Jochim, Engel

                                                                Friday Evening (Pot luck)
                                                                 Saturday AM: Toast & Coffee
                                                                 Saturday Evening: Host couples Choice

                                                                MAY 19-20,  Pick City

                                                                LEAD HOST:  Harsch
                                                                ASSISTANTS: Stroh

                                                                Friday Evening (Pot luck)
                                                                Saturday AM: Toast & Coffee
                                                                Saturday Evening: Host couples Choice

                                                                JUNE 16-17 Lake Tschida

                                                                LEAD HOST: Hatzenbihler
                                                                ASSISTANTS: Biebers


                                                               Friday Evening (Pot luck)
                                                               Saturday AM: Toast & Coffee
                                                               Saturday Evening: Host couples Choice

                                                               JULY 20-22 Luther Schoon Ranch

                                                               LEAD HOST:Schoon
                                                               ASSISTANTS: Hatzenbihler, Biebers                          
                                                                Bieber

                                                               Friday Evening (Pot luck)
                                                               Saturday AM: Toast & Coffee
                                                               Saturday Evening: Host couples Choice

                                                              AUGUST 7-13 State Samboree

                                                              LEAD HOST: XXXXXXX
                                                             ASSISTANTS: XXXXXXX
                                                            
                                                             Friday Evening (Pot luck)
                                                             Saturday AM: Toast & Coffee
                                                             Saturday Evening: Host couples Choice
                                                            
                                                   North Dakota State Samboree                                                           

                                                  Valley City, August 7-13





                                                           SEPTEMBER 15-16 Beulah


                                                            LEAD HOST:  Virginia & Harry Bieber
                                                           ASSISTANTS: Fritz, Kitzan, Delzer

                                                           Friday Evening (Pot luck)
                                                           Saturday AM: Toast

                                                           Saturday Evening: Host couples Choice

                                        2017 Events

               This is our September  15 and 16 meeting at Beulah. 
                This was early morning on the 15 with just the committee and a few early birds.

                       Conversations, cards and puzzles.


                                              Lunching.

                                       
                                  There was a good turnout.


              Fran and Earnest Fritz were celebrating their 59 anniversary on this 15th day of Sept.


              Got to watch that you don't over cook the spaghetti!


    And what about the garlic toast?  I think Louise was moving to get out of the picture, got you.


            One of the few times you can catch Virginia sitting down!





                                    August Meeting was at Valley City
The normal reports were given. Wilbert and Harry reported on places for next years
meetings.  A discussion followed and what is proposed is:  Glen Ullin in April,  Grainer bottoms South of Mandan in May, June at Lake Tschida, July at Luther Schoons ranch, August at the 2018 Samboree/rally, and September at Pick City.  The ladies tea was a big success again.

                                      July 20 - July 23, 2017 at Luther Schoon's ranch
There were 24 campers present and all chapters were represented with the exception of the Sakakawea  Chapter.  Things we do the best, converse and eat!

                   It was warm, so many found shade.

                     Luther and Luana have 2 decks and often times that's where the food was being placed.


                                                           More preparation.
                         Hey Bob looks like you are checking things out.

               Campers, campers and more campers, they were situated many places.

                                                   Better angle of those on the South.
   


                       Campers to the North near the Quonset.

                  Those on the North side of the garages.

                      And Wilbert and Louise were parked just to the Southwest of the house.


      On Friday afternoon we caravanned to Lemmon to see the Chief Kokomo Gallery. John Lopez is the sculpturist and explained his work. 

           The sculptures all done in  metal and bronze, lots of times using junk ground articles he had found.


      Here's the group in the hall listening to his venture.


         This shows 2 buffalo fighting and if you look closely it tells the story of the Custer massacre.


               An art selection of an octopus.


        Outside on the north side of the building is a new work of a moose.


         Boss Cowman Square.

       
           On Friday evening Luther and Luana with the help of Bob Hatz and Wilbert a fish fry was the supper.
                 Oh, Oh, good!


        tables were set up on the East side of the house.


                        Everyone had a wonderful time.


            Here are the guys cooking the fish in hot oil.


         On Saturday night we had a meat ball and mash potato supper prepared by Olivia & Bob, with every body providing the addional eats.


       the cooks were the last to eat.


   On Sunday those that stayed, caravanned to Regent and set up our campers than off to see the enchanted HI way.   The Farmer sculpture the 1st one come North from Regent.



        Number 2, is the sculpture of  Teddy Roosevelt and the stage coach.




  One of our guests from Velva ND, Vern Kelly took a closer look at the Stage Coach.


       Number 3  Is the Pheasants.


         Number 4 the Fish.


      Number 5  the grass hoppers.


         More of the grass hoppers.



   Number 6 is the Deer.




           And way back in there is a maze made of iron and steel.


       These are some that are in Regent at the Enchantment center.  We also had supper at the Enchanted Castle which has been built on the school grounds in the last few years. It has a restaurant, bar, and rooms to rent.


   And number 7 is the sculpture of the geese as seen from I94.


                              June 16-17, 2017 Lake Tschida - downstream camp ground
                                                   There was a nice shelter where we camped.


                            A view of shelter with campers around.


                                                    The area had room for all 5 of our campers.

                                                           
                                          Bob was playing old - time music on his player.


                                             Getting ready to have lunch.


                                                     Just relaxing.

 

                                             Playing games.


                                Friday night main course was German krout with "nip", 5 doing the nips.


                                            Was a beautiful view of the hills around the heart river.




                                                May 19-20, 2017 Pick City

                                            Parking lot in Pick City at City building

                                           Our group meeting at 9 am on Saturday


                                           Those members in attendance.

    

                                          members on the other side of room.



                                          Games.



                                             more participating in games.


                                                          
                                                April 28-29, 2017 Mandan Eagles Park                                               












2016 Events

Meeting for September 2016
at Glen Ullin


                                   The Committee and helpers 

 
                                 The Northern Lights chapter from Minot joined us.




Games time and Puzzles.