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Oregon Trails Chapter 9
Upcoming Rallies and Events
Chapter 9 holds a monthly SKP get-together breakfast with introductions at 9:00 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Abby’s Legendary Pizza located at 1011 West Central Avenue (I-5 exit 136) in Sutherlin, Oregon. All Escapees, including travelers, are always welcome. A sign-up sheet for breakfasts is maintained for Timber Valley residents (not required for travelers) and many arrive early to order breakfast.
In addition to summer rallies, since 2017 Chapter 9 has been holding monthly “day trips” to nearby restaurants and other venues of interest, for residents of Timber Valley SKP Park, to which all Escapees are also invited to attend. Upcoming “day trips” are listed in our Trailer Tracks monthly newsletter.
There are 3 Oregon rallies presently planned for 2018: Elkton RV Park in Elkton, from June 18-21; Timber Valley SKP Park in Sutherlin from July 2-6, and Odd Fellows Campground at Florence from September 5-8. Election of officers for the next year are held at the last rally of the year. Rally fees are still only $15 per couple per rally. Other specific details regarding each rally may be obtained by contacting Chapter 9 President Rick De Young at 541-315-2830 (home) or 541-580-3790 (cell) or Vice-President Kimm Cady at 541-554-7933.
Membership in Chapter 9 is only $5 per person ($10 per couple) per year. Our membership year runs from June to June of each year.
Chapter 9’s History
Chapter 9 is the oldest Chapter in Oregon and its primary area of influence is from the Pacific Ocean to the Idaho border, north of Canyonville and south of Salem, Oregon, centering on Douglas County.
Founded originally in Arizona in 1987, for the purpose of traveling to Oregon, Chapter 9’s members purchased 90 acres of land and in 1989 built the Escapee Co-Op Park now known as Timber Valley SKP Park of Oregon. Untold hours of sweat equity, as well as a lot of ingenuity and good planning went into the actual construction of the park, an amazing feat appreciated by all Escapees who live in or visit Timber Valley. Many of our present Chapter 9 members claim Timber Valley as “home” or their summer home, but we are all pleased and proud to have Escapees who live elsewhere as active members of our dynamic Chapter.
Chapter Officers (2018)
President: Rick De Young, 800 S. State Street, Lot 184, Sutherlin, OR 97479; phone 541-315-2830; email: [email protected]
Vice-President: Kimm Cady, 800 S. State Street, Lot 172, Sutherlin, OR 97479, phone: 541-554-7933; email: [email protected]
Treasurer: Betty Bush, 800 S. State Street, Lot 46, Sutherlin, OR 97479, phone: 503-780-9872; email: [email protected]
Secretary: Sandy Spearse, 800 S. State Street, Lot 179, Sutherlin, OR 97479, phone: 243-914-6984; email: [email protected]
Secretary-Editor (Trailer Tracks) PO Box 204, Sutherlin, OR 97479, phone: 541-817-3472; email: [email protected]