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Vol. 11 # 2 march 2019





Vol.11, NO. 2 March 2019

Editor: Carl Pischke

President Message: Linda Towson.

On the road again – Here we are for the month of February at Indian Waters RV Resort in Indio, Ca. Snow-covered mountains and blue skies surround. Our Roadrunner Club members are on their own adventure at the rally in Castaic. The snow is a little closer. Thanks to Frank and Carol Colligan for being wagon masters and organizing fun outings. Never mind the cold, we are all out having fun! Tomorrow we will see the Veltemas and Korsans, who are nearby in the desert. For your future RV travels, we highly recommend San Clemente State Beach RV Park. A new find for us – spacious sites, easy access to the beach, a charming town, probably busy in the summer.


RV Parking – the latest word via Sustainable Rossmoor Group: New requirements from the Contra Costa Fire Dept. necessitated the contractor, Solar Technologies, to modify their design. Still construction should start in April.


Our RV Open House is set for Saturday, April 6 from 2:00-5:00 in the afternoon in the Gateway parking lot. Thanks to Nancy Ferrara for organizing this event. Please invite your friends and neighbors to come and visit our Club’s interesting variety of rigs. Nancy is working on posters and publicity. Through this event we hope to make contact with the 25 people on the RV parking waiting list, and at the same time, peak other Rossmoor residents’ curiosity about RV’s and our Club. 


A big welcome to our new members! Hope you will come to our next Roadrunner Club meeting at Creekside on March 4, 7:00 in the evening”.



Joni Bombardier has a bowl and tongs left at the October 2018 Pot Luck dinner. Call Joni if these are yours. 


Sunshine News: Nancy Ferrara. 


December 14, 2018 Grace Winterton died. George and Grace were members of the club since 2006. They were active members in the club but moved to Tennessee a couple of years ago.  Cards can be sent to George at PO Box 261, Jasper, Tennessee 37347


New Members: Carol Colligan.


Three new campers joined the Roadrunners RV Club in January. They are: Thomas & Mardie Rossi, and Cynthia Parnell.  

Give them a big welcome when you see them. 


Camper for sale. 


Christa and John Kell are selling their camper. It is a 24-foot Itaska, a 1997 with 93,000 miles on it. It kas a V 10 engine. Asking price $8,800. OBO. Call the Kell’s at 925-408-4253.


Listing of Club Leaders for 2019 with contact information.


President: Linda Towson,, 925-222-1129


Vice-President: Jack Melvin. 925-954-1123,


Co Vice President: Stefford Veltema,, 925-457-0692


Secretary: Jean Veltema,,  925-352-4321


Back up Secretary: Carol Scott., 925-934-9998


Ladies Lunch: Joan Frasco,, 378-7011


Event Coordinator: Joni Bombardier,, 325-1118


Newsletter editor: Carl Pischke., 925-286-9211


Publicity: Mike Casey,, 210-1273


Treasurer: Frank A. Colligan., 530-491-1782 


Membership: Carol Colligan,, 530-370-0082


Sunshine: Nancy Ferrara,, 925-944-9566


1 Year trustees: Dmitri and Marilyn DeDenko.


2 Year Trustees: Joni and Jim Bombardier. 


Camping trips:


February 17-24 – Rally at Valencia Travel Village in Castaic.


Our club is off to a good start for 2019.  Our winter one-week rally at Valencia Travel Resort has just concluded with 15 members in attendance. It snowed on the Grape Vine many nights but we all made it to The Valencia Travel Village in Castaic. 

Wagon Masters Frank and Carol Colligan did a wonderful job of planning and executing a week of entertainment and social functions.  A couple of highlights include a visit to the Nethercutt Museum to view an excellent automotive collection,

and the Reagan Presidential Library. All went on the Fillmore & Western Movie train ride on Saturday. The farewell dinner was catered, and consisted of chicken, tri-tip, beans, Caesar salad, ice cream and cake. Please join us for our next one-week rally which runs from June 21 to the June 28.















                                                                  Car museum.  


                                                                                                                    Historic Fillmore Western Railroad. 

Calendar of Events for 2019


March 4 - Regular Club Meeting.

at Creekside in the Fairway Rm. A/B


March 24 – 28. Weekender at Elks club in Petaluma.


April 1 – Regular Club Meeting.

at Creekside in the Fairway Rm. A/B


April 6 – RV show at Gateway parking lot. See information below. 


May 6-8, home on the 9th.  Weekender

at Jackson Rancheria. See information below.


June 6 - Patio Party at the Stanley Dollar Club House, 5 to 10 PM. 


June 21 – 28. Rally at Riverwalk RV Park in Fortuna.     See information below.


July - No events


August 19 - Bocce & Picnic. Sportsman’s Park at   Hillside. 


September 9 – Regular Club Meeting at Creekside

Fairway Rm. A/B


October 10. Potluck at Hillside Club House. 


October 16 -23. Rally at Pismo Sands RV Resort in Oceano. See information below.  


November 11. Regular Club Meeting at Creekside,

Fairway Rm. A/B


December 10. Holiday Party in the Redwood Room at Gateway. 



You can help: 


Coordinators / Wagon-masters are listed where someone has volunteered. If there is no name listed for an event call Joni Bombardier or Linda Towson and volunteer.  Where there is a name, call that person and ask what you can do to help.


Ladies Lunch: Joan Frasco:


The ladies of the Roadrunners will meet for lunch at Creekside Grill, Thursday, Match 14th. We will meet there at 11:45 a.m. Remember, all members of Roadrunners are welcome, especially newcomers. Please call Joan if you plan to attend. (925) 378-7011


Saturday April 6: 


Our RV Open House is set for Saturday, April 6 from 2:00-5:00 PM in the Gateway parking lot. Thanks to Nancy Ferrara for organizing this event. Please invite your friends and neighbors to come and visit our Club’s interesting variety of rigs. Nancy is working on posters and publicity.

Nancy has authorization for 10 rigs from Rossmoor, as you can see, Nancy has space for 4 more rigs/coaches. Please contact Nancy Ferrara @ 925-890-7728, or to volunteer or for more info! 


1. Frank/Carol Colligan 

2. Nancy Ferrara 

3. Stan/ Carol Scott

4. Cynthia Parnell 

5. Carl/Lee Pischke

6. Linda/Wayne Towson 


Weekender News:  Jack Melvin


We have two upcoming weekenders planed for March and May and two more in the planning stage. There are still a few months open for weekenders so give some thought to volunteering for one.  


Weekender March 24. Stan Scott has have arranged for a weekender in March at the Petaluma Elks RV park. (2105 South McDowell Boulevard; Petaluma, CA 94954). Park contact information: (707) 763-0901—Website:  Arrival date is March 24 with departure on March 28. Four nights of camping. 

RoadRunners who are Elks members can go to the website: Choose the RV drop down menu; 

select RV Park Reservations; Scroll to the bottom to make you reservation; Put in your arrival date (March 24) and the number of nights (4), click on the Check availability window; select an appropriate site; click continue; Fill out the reservation form; CLICK THE RESERVATION BUTTON; Print a receipt…


Call, Text or email your site number to Stan Scott. —916-716-6240.

If you want to stay longer or can’t stay all 4 nights, just reserve what you need.


RoadRunners who are NOT Elks members will need to contact Stan Scott so he can arrange for one of our Elks members to sign you up as their guests.

This is a very popular RV Park with 18 spaces.

Call Stan if you have questions. 



Weekender May 6. Jim and Joni Bombardier have arranged for a weekender in May at the Jackson Rancheria RV Park in Jackson.  Arrival date is Monday May 6 with departure on May 9, three nights of camping.  Sites go very quickly at this popular campground, so make your reservations soon. Tell the reservation person that you would like to be placed as close to Jack, Dolores, or Tony as possible.  Reservation information has already been sent out to all members, along with a recent follow up. For more information call Jim at 925-325-1188.          


2019 Rally Information:


Second Rally: The Spring week-long rally will be held at Riverwalk RV Park in Fortuna, arriving on June 21 and leaving on June 28. Twelve sites have been reserved at a rate of $346.50 for the week, with full use of the club house. Bob and Terry Hayes have graciously offered to be Wagon Masters for this rally. Dolores Cleary has volunteered to be Co-Wagon Master. Roadrunners were here three years ago with Bob and Terry as wagon masters and they did a wonderful job.


So, mark your 2019 calendars with these dates so we can have a nice turn out. Much more information will follow as we get closer to the rally dates. In the meantime, you can check the parks’ web sites for more details on the parks’ amenities. 


Third Rally: The rally will be held at Pismo Sands RV Resort in Oceano, arriving Wednesday October 16 and leaving Wednesday October 23. The current group rate per day is $54.00 (although that may change) and we have asked for the use of the clubhouse. Wagon Master for the rally will be Dolores Cleary, with assistance from Jack Melvin and Tony Rorie.  More about this later in the year.


 RV Club Member’s Travel.


If you travel with your rig and would like to tell the members about the parks you stayed at, Send Carl an email. Pictures are welcome. 


Club members birthday’s and Anniversary’s

for March: 


Happy Birthday: Earl Ansley, Carol Scott, Terry Hayes, Bob Wright, Jim Bombardier, Patrick King. 


Happy Anniversary: Frank & Carol Colligan. 


For April: 


Happy Birthday: Joni Bombardier, Wilson Wong, Lloyd Nordberg. 


RV Cleaners 

Coach Cleaning: Works out of Vacaville. Don Stewart.     (707) 330-6831

Baker’s Detailing: (cleaning and tops): Corry Baker, (925) 435-4255

Mobile Detailing. 500-376-9699


Camper repairs 


Concord Coach, RV repair shop. Concord Coach is now owned by Cuzins and is open for business.  The new contact telephone number is the same as for Cuzins.  (925) 687-8054

Randy’s Mobile Mechanical Services:   (Reviews on Randy’s are great but Randy’s is expensive $$). Complete shop for auto, RV, and fleet services. It is located at 2750 Cloverdale Ave, Concord, CA. (925) 288-0766. 

Timmons Auto & Truck Repair: It is located at     2855 Contra Costa Blvd., Suite D, Pleasant Hill, (925)     938-9665.


Road Runner RV Repair: 415 Beatrice Ct. Brentwood, CA. 94513.  (925) 240-6773. Plus, the East county’s most complete parts store. 

Just Joe’s Automotive: 1130 Detroit Ave.    Concord. 94520. 925-676-6700. Joe’s performs all types of Mechanic work on RVs and other vehicles. Bob Wright and Mike Casey have both had good experiences under the new ownership. Joe’s also does alignments on RVs. 

Propane Gas Tank Fill-up.


Propane supplier: 76 station/convenience store/car wash located at the corner of Monument Blvd and Marcia Dr. very close to Hwy 680.

When driving from Walnut Creek on Hwy 680, take the Monument Blvd exit and turn right onto Monument Blvd, and the 76 station is located on the right-hand side, in 100 yards or less.


Suburban Propane. 1765 Arnold Industrial Way, Concord. 686-58-11.  Open M – F, 7am to 4 pm. Closed from 12 to 1 PM for lunch. 



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