- Updated: 06 May 2015
Over the last couple of months, we have looked at a number of events you can enjoy at the Rally along with places to visit before, after and during the Rally. This is a great area to visit and I sincerely hope you are planning or have joined one of the many Unit, Region or group caravans heading for Gillette. Besides the many beautiful and interesting places to visit in the area, we have a number of very interesting new seminars to enjoy this year.
Kudos to Darrell Waters, Seminar Coordinator, for his efforts at contacting the Gillette Police Department, who have agreed to support our Rally with a number of presentations.
We will enjoy two separate K9 detection demonstrations and if you have not seen these amazing dogs work with their handlers, you are in for a real treat. These animals are amazing and true partners to the officers. While they are true working professionals, they are beautiful animals that bring such a feeling of trust and warmth. My personal memory of such a demonstration was watching the dog respond not only to his handler, but the dog’s reaction to the police car radio that brought him to immediate attention and being prepared to go to work. This is a must to enjoy seminar.
Further support from the Gillette Police Service will provide Rally attendees with a program on computer safety and another program on safety on the road. We can expect that both programs will be professionally presented with up to the minute technology and information.
Enjoy a seminar on “The History of the Gillette Area” presented by Mary Kelly who will share her vast knowledge of the development of this interesting area.
Support this time from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department as they present a very interesting, timely seminar on the ten most common frauds across the country, very likely in both our countries. Many times these frauds are directed at people just like you the members; information of this type is invaluable.
How about one more NEW seminar presented by the Sheriff’s Department, this one presented by the “Bomb Squad”. This should peak your curiosity providing an interesting program that most of us will not have experienced in the past.
The ever popular Vintage Parade will take place on June 24, 2014 arriving with flags flying and music playing at the Rally site at approximately 11:00 AM. The VAC will be gathering at Bi-Centennial Park no later than 10:00 AM. They will travel east along Warlow Drive to Brooks Drive turning south to West 2nd. From there they will travel east for two blocks taking Douglas Highway south to Boxelder Road through the heart of downtown. Watch for the parade to arrive travelling east on Boxelder Road to enter the Rally site; be there to welcome these beautifully maintained Vintage Airstreams.
Add to this a full youth program again this year - something for all ages. Also new this year, visit the “Central Happy Hour” location; look for the Party Place signs and the Red Flags. Bring your chairs, happy hour snack and beverage of choice – meet new and old friends. Maybe some of our talented musicians will consider a jam session. If you haven’t registered, do so now; this is a Rally that promises a good time for all. Join us - registration information is available at http://wbcci.org/home/rallies-carava/international-rally
Public Relations/Rally Promotions; Hazel Knopp #200, Chairman