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>> Convention Highlights

  • Six nights camping with full hookup (Friday through Wednesday night)
  • Come early on Wednesday and Thursday
  • 15-21 hours of tech sessions
  • 12-19 hours of non-tech sessions
  • Vendors, Vendors, Vendors…
  • Three ice cream socials
  • Two catered dinners and lunch
  • Daily Coffee Hour and Book Exchange
  • Hot waffles daily and an omelet breakfast
  • Daily Morning Drawings
  • Ladies Luncheon
  • CPR/AED Classes
  • GMC Parts Exchange, Craft & Flea Market
  • Open House
  • Participate in the Sunday Worship Service Choir
  • Pineblock Derby – Order your kit today and build your own derby racer for the
    race in Tucson! Only $20 each with free shipping. Click here to order.
  • The popular raffle for $1,000 in cash, free convention fees for two, plus many more items.

>> The Ammenities

Tucson Lazydays KOA
The physical and mailing address is 5151 South Country Club Rd, Tucson, AZ 857061;
Lon: 31.145934, Lat: -85.402744.

  • Beautiful Buildings and Grounds
  • Full Hookups, Wif-Fi & Cable
  • 2 Swimming Pools, Hot Tub/Sauna
  • Fitness Center
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Off-leash Dog Park
  • Mini Golf
  • BBQ Rush Bar & Grill

Go to koa.com/campgrounds/tucson-lazydays/ for more information.

Vendor Area
A designated outdoor vendor area will be available under the PowerParasols® solar shade structures for your shopping convenience.


>> Reservation Information & Cabins

The Tucson Lazydays KOA is reserved for our Spring Convention. All campground reservations from April 4-12 are arranged thru GMCMI/Kim. Registration deadline is March 1, 2018. Reservations after that date will be on a first come, first served basis made thru GMCMI/Kim.

Cancellations after March 1, 2018 will be refunded minus a $35 cancellation fee. Cancellations after March 15, 2018 will be refunded minus a $75 cancellation fee. If you wish to stay after the Fall Convention, call the Tucson Lazydays KOA at 520-799-3701 for reservations. Regular camping rates would be applicable after
the Convention.

Unable to Attend the Entire Convention
Not a problem! Please contact Kim at 612-501-4600 or via email at .

Cabins
If you are not bringing a motorhome, the campground has a variety of cabins available. GMCMI attendees receive a 30% discount on these units. Call the campground at 520-799-3701.


>> Happenings at the Convention

Western GMC Club Day
Monday, April 9 will feature the regional clubs from the West.

Bright and Early – Western GMC Club members will be preparing and serving sausages, along with fruit and whip cream for your freshly-made waffles.

Lunch Time – The Western GMC Club Ladies will be hosting the “Feeling Groovy” Ladies Luncheon. Reminisce about food fads, wild clothing and oh….the music! They invite you to dress in your favorite 1970s outfit and join them for lunch and fun. Ken Frey will be making his famous chili for the men that will be served for lunch.

Western GMC Clubs Meet & Greet – Join the members of the Western GMC Clubs during their Meet & Greet. Watch for more information.

Ice Cream Social & Entertainment – After the Meet & Greet will follow the GMCMI Ice Cream Social and entertainment provided by the Western GMC Clubs.

Surely a day to not miss!

Book Exchange & Bookworms
Remember to bring your books, tapes, and dvds for the Book Exchange held each morning. Also, bring your favorite book and share it at the “Bookworms and their Diet” session. A list will be posted at gmcmi.com/community-book-list/. Check out previous book lists from other Conventions.

Pineblock Derby
Get those GMC racers ready for the GMCMI Pineblock Derby!

  • Those of you who have made additional GMC racers, please do bring them so that others can race them.
  • Click here for GMCMI Pineblock Derby Rules.
  • Build your own derby racer for the race in Tucson! Only $20 each per kit with free shipping. Click here to order.

Thank you!

Request for Tech Presenters
What is that one thing that you may wish to share? Here is your opportunity! The Mini-Tech Sessions consist of 15-20 minute tech/informational sessions that feature on thing that the presenter wishes to share. Need more time than 15-20 minutes, not a problem. We have a couple of session openings left. Contact Kim for more information.

GMC Part Exchange and Craft & Flea Market
Bring those no longer needed GMCMI items to sell on Sunday, April 8 at 1:00 pm! Also, we enjoy seeing and purchasing those lovely things you make.

GMC Motorhome Open House Tour
Tour and enjoy seeing original and updated GMC Motorhomes. The tour will follow the Parts, Flea and Craft Market on Sunday, April 8 at 3:00 pm.

The “She Shed”
Ladies, join us at the “She Shed” where we socialize  and have fun! Are you crocheting a project…come work on it and share it with the ladies. Bring any type of project you are working on or better yet…lead a group and help others to make one. One project scheduled is making blankets for a local charity. The blankets are easy to do. You don’t even need to sew! Just bring one yard of plain fleece and one yard of printed fleece and your scissors.

Not a crafty person…no problem. How about adult coloring? Items to color and markers supplied or bring your own. Better yet….just come, talk, laugh, and have fun! We will be serving snacks and sweets. See you there.

CPR/AED Certification & Recertification Class
Two years ago at the Spring Convention in Dothan, GMCMI held classes where members became certified to operate the GMCMI defibrillator. Recertification is required every two years. We have made arrangements for training at Tucson. It will be held on Thursday, April 5 at 9:00 am. GMCMI will subsidize a portion of the fee for those who participate. To attend the class, simply check the box on the registration form and pay only $25 per person!

Non-Tech Sessions
We have a couple of sessions open, just in case you have an idea or session you would wish to lead contact Kim today! Possible items:

  • Disco Dance Leader
  • Tai Chi/Other Arts
  • Cooking
  • Genealogy
  • Smart Phone
  • Nutrition
  • Travel
  • GMCMH for Ladies
  • Napkin Folding

The Seventies Party
Get down and boogie! Dig out your grooviest of duds: fringed vests, leisure suits, bell bottoms, afro wigs, platform shoes, wide-collared shirts, funky patterns and don’t forget that polyester! Enjoy the entertainment and dance the night away!

While your digging, bring a photo from the 1970’s of yourself. They will be posted the bulletin boards without names at first, so people can try to figure out who is who. It will be a lot of fun!


>> Area Information

Let Tucson Inspire the Free Spirit in You!
Discover a place where you can explore without boundaries. Many things to enjoy such as the natural landscape with plenty of room to roam, unique attractions, and the food that inspires Tucson’s cuisine. Tucson is a place that you want to be.

Some Must See Attractions

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Stroll an urban oasis at Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tohono Chul, and Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson.

Saguaro National Park (West and East)
Identify native flora and fauna at Picacho Peak State Park and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

Mission San Xavier del Bac
18th-century architecture active Roman Catholic Church known as the “White Dove of the Desert”.

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Keep the outdoor exploration going at Catalina State Park, Oracle State Park, Patagonia Lake State Park, and Roper Lake State Park.

Pima Air & Space Museum
Housing more than 300 aircraft and spacecrafts.

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun
Unleash your creativity at Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block, Museum of Contemporary Art, and Center for Creative Photography.

Old Tucson Studios
The little make-believe Western town of Old Tucson, in the style of the late 19th-century, was reconstructed in 1940 as the setting for numerous Western films. These sets have been used for decades, including films starring John Wayne.

Amerind Museum
Learn about Southern Arizona’s heritage and culture at the Arizona State Museum, Etherton Gallery, Arizona History Museum, and Jewish History Museum.

Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
Look up at the night sky from Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Whipple Observatory, and Mt. Graham International Observatory.

Kartchner Caverns State Park
If  you like exploring underground, you’ll also dig Colossal Cave Mountain Park.

Order the official tourism guide at: VisitTucson.org


>> Tentative Schedule

Wednesday | April 4 | pre-convention
2:00 pm | Early Arrival & Registration Open

Thursday | April 5 | pre-convention
7:30 am | Morning Coffee and Donuts
9:00 am | CPR Class
12:00 pm | Early Arrival & Registration Opens
7:30 pm | Ice Cream Social
8:00 pm | Bingo (free cards, prizes awarded)

Friday | April 6
7:30 am | Morning Coffee, Donuts, and Waffles
12:00 pm | GMCMI Arrival & Registration Opens
2:00 pm | Choir Practice for Sunday Worship Service
4:15 pm | First-Timers Meeting – All Members Welcome
5:15 pm | Welcome Meeting
6:30 pm | Catered Meal followed by Entertainment

Saturday | April 7
7:30 am | Morning Coffee, Donuts, Waffles, Bagels, English Muffins, Oatmeal, Juice & Fruit
7:30 am | Book Exchange
8:30 am | Announcements/Daily Drawings
9:00 am | Morning Tech & Non-Tech Sessions
1:00 pm | Afternoon Tech & Non-Tech Sessions
7:30 pm | Ice Cream Social

Sunday | April 8
7:30 am | Morning Coffee, Donuts, Waffles, Bagels, English Muffins, Oatmeal, Juice & Fruit
7:30 am | Omelets-to-Order
7:30 am | Book Exchange
8:30 am | Announcements/Daily Drawings
9:00 am | Worship Service
10:30 am | Morning Tech & Non-Tech Sessions
1:00 pm | GMC Parts Exchange, Craft & Flea Market
3:00 pm | GMC Motorhome Open House Tour

Monday | April 9 | Western GMC Clubs Day
7:30 am | Morning Coffee, Donuts, Waffles, Bagels, English Muffins, Oatmeal, Juice & Fruit
7:30 am | Book Exchange
7:30 am | Pineblock Derby Weigh-in
8:30 am | Announcements/Daily Drawings
9:00 am | Morning Tech & Non-Tech Sessions
12:00 pm | “Feeling Groovy” Ladies Luncheon
12:00 pm | Chili for the Men
1:00 pm | Afternoon Tech Sessions
3:00 pm | Afternoon Non-Tech Sessions
5:30 pm | Western GMC Clubs Meet & Greet
7:30 pm | Ice Cream Social
8:00 pm | Entertainment

Tuesday | April 10 | The Seventies Day
7:30 am | Morning Coffee, Donuts, Waffles, Bagels, English Muffins, Oatmeal, Juice & Fruit
7:30 am | Book Exchange
8:30 am | Announcements/Daily Drawings
9:00 am | Pineblock Derby
11:00 am | Morning Tech & Non-Tech Sessions
1:00 pm | Afternoon Tech & Non-Tech Session
4:15 pm | GMCMI Regional Member Meetings
5:30 pm | Catered Meal followed by Entertainment

Wednesday | April 11
7:30 am | Morning Coffee, Donuts, Waffles, Bagels, English Muffins, Oatmeal, Juice & Fruit
7:30 am | Book Exchange
8:30 am | Announcements/Daily Drawings
9:00 am | Morning Tech & Non-Tech Sessions
1:00 pm | Afternoon Tech & Non-Tech Sessions
3:30 pm | GMCMI Membership Meeting, raffle and meal to follow

Thursday | April 12
11:00 am Campground Checkout – Convention Ends – Have A Safe Trip Home!


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