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1/17/2013 to 1/20/2013
When: 1/17/2013
Where: Near Mile Marker 99 on Hwy. 95
Quartzsite, Arizona 
United States

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JANUARY 17-20, 2013

Arizona Chapter
Quartzsite, Arizona

Arizona Chapter invites you to our annual gathering of "all who are in the area" to attend this rally.
Come early, stay late... we just hang out!
This is not an official National Rally, but we usually have chapters from all over the country represented.

Ladies, For your New Year's Planning, be sure to include a trip to Quartzsite with the Arizona Chapter of RVing Women (and many others from across the US!)

Quartzsite Rally Agenda

January 17 – January 21, 2013

This is a boon docking rally on BLM land with no camping fees.
Arrive with full water tanks, charged batteries and empty holding tanks. Bring plenty of firewood, sticks for roasting hotdogs or marshmallows, warm clothes, hiking shoes, and a great attitude for great fun! Remember there are few services or grocery supplies in town, so be sure to bring food for your needs and for contributing to Pot Lucks or other get-togethers!

From I10 take U.S. Hwy. 95 south past Mile Marker 99. Turn west onto La Paz Road (a paved road) and make an immediate turn right, on to a dirt road on the right. (Note: the desert is hard packed dirt and will handle rigs of any weight – large rigs included!) Drive approximately one mile back to the RVW Site. RVW Signs will be posted and signs for the Beaver rally might be posted; go past them to the RVW site.

Questions with directions? Phone Gin Richardson 623-236-0916 or
Gin will be arriving on January 12 or 13 to reserve the RVW site. She will have signs marking the area. She will also collect some basic information for submitting to the BLM so please be prepared to give her your name and your license numbers for your rig and your tow vehicle. The Ranger or Host will need this information and may ask for it directly as well, but Gin will be keeping a list of all attendees and their identifying information, and submitting it to the BLM.

RSVP: Jan Miller or 702-505-2609

Thursday, January 17, 2013
2:00 PM Seminar RV Handling and Performance Enhancement!
Keith Shomaker
Keith is co-owner of Redlands Truck and RV Performance Center located in Redlands, California Keith writes regularly for RVing Women Magazine and may be reached at 888-249-0124 or

5:00 – 7:00 PM Meet and Greet – Bring Appetizer to share (Dinner on your own)

7:00 PM Campfire and Cocktails (Bring your own beverage)

Friday, January 18, 2013

8 – 9 AM Morning Coffee and Greet – Bring your own Beverage
Light breakfast (sweets, yogurt, and fruit) provided

9 – 10 AM Bette Crenshaw Quartzsite locksmith. Seminar on safety tips for Cars, RV’s, Homes and Safes Bette will be available for key cutting, locksmith repairs either this day, or, with sign up, one day over the weekend.

1:00 – 2:00 PM - Panning for Gold Seminar – Learn how to fund your retirement by panning for gold! (Well, maybe fund a fun afternoon!)

3:00 – 4:00 PM - Pets on Parade – Bring your well socialized dog to center area for group activities including group walk and group "Poop and Scoop!” (Prize for most collected!)

5:00 PM 
– Arizona Chapter Auction! Clean out your coaches or your house before you come!
Join Auctioneer Marilyn Teresi and have fun bidding for auction items donated by the membership! Proceeds to Arizona Chapter Treasury with goal of funding some National Convention Activities (Block Parties, Newcomer’s Breakfast and other events sponsored by AZ Chapter)

Saturday, January 19, 2012
8 – 9:30 AM Pitch in Breakfast –Bring a breakfast item to share (scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, juice, bread or muffins to toast over fire)

10:00 AM The Big Tent Opens! Begin your exploration! Large Vendor Tent with everything you may need, want, or even don’t know you need! RV Shows, Flea Markets, an RV Shopper’s Paradise!

6:00 PM Pot Luck Dinner–Bring your meat dish (for your needs) and a side dish to contribute to the group pot luck!

7:00 PM
Campfire and Cocktails! (Bring your own beverage)
Blackjack, Horseshoes, or Ladder Golf – your choice!

Peg Rogers is planning a kayak expedition to the Cibola Wildlife Refuge (see bottom of page for more info)

Sunday, January 20, 2012
8 – 10:00 AM Breakfast provided by Full timers Chapter – Our friends from Full Timer’s shall furnish assorted bagels, juice and even fry your eggs to your liking! Bring your own coffee or beverage and bring a small donation to cover their costs – any excess monies collected shall be donated to the RVW Open Road Program!

10:00 AM -2:00 PM Enjoy the Flea markets, Shopping, RV Shows or just visiting with friends!

2:00 – 3:30 PM Celia’s Memorial Garden – Celia’s Garden is a botanical and rock garden holding memorials to honor individuals and group members. We will briefly honor some RVW members who have passed (see contact information below for name plaques)

Note: The contact person for ordering name plaques is Vicki Para ( or 253-670-3000. Small name plaques are $5.00 each.

Driving directions: From Main Street, turn right onto Plymouth Street (Discount Solar on one corner and Beal’s on the other.) Stay on Plymouth going straight through at the stop sign (jet plane display is on the left.) and that is the start of the town park. There is a sign for Celia’s Rainbow Garden on the left. Turn left into the gardens and follow the signs to the parking lot.

5-7 PM Hot Dogs over Campfire – Dogs, buns, chips, ketchup and mustard provided (Bring your own beverage and bring a stick to roast your dog!)

7:00 PM - ? Campfire Stories including sharing treasures from the show!
Monday, January 21, 2013

8 – 10:00 AM Hitch-Up Leftover Breakfast – Bring anything in your fridge that must be eaten before you hit the road! (Does not need to be a breakfast item!)

With great regret, Joel and Rachel will not be able to attend this year's rally. We wish them the best!


Ladies, as you plan for 2013, do include safe planning for the Quartzsite Rally!

Please be aware of small dogs and coyotes! All pets need to remain on a leash and are not allowed in the main fire circle when food is involved. Please do not let your dogs run loose.

Even with the best precautions, you may wish to consider leaving your small pet in the safety of someone else's care, while you enjoy the Big Event! You can access www.quartzsiteRVshow for more information!

If you can, please consider bringing the following items:
  • Large Tables for the Auction and the Pot Lucks
  • Appetizers for "Meet and Greets," including Thursday and Friday evening (auction night!)
  • A pot luck Dish for Saturday's Pot Luck (4:00 PM)
  • Lots of firewood!
  • Warm Clothes!
In addition, you may wish to bring your kayak!
On Saturday, January
19, Peg Rogers is planning a kayak expedition to the Cibola Wildlife Refuge, a beautiful retreat which offers an interpretative visitor center, a beautiful hiking trail, and beautiful water to enjoy! Those of you who prefer to see the "BIG TENT" on a day likely to be less crowded, may wish to tour this respite that day instead! Contact Peg for more information: