Issue #137 [Archived Newsletters] October 1, 2016


The Algonac (Michigan) camp-out is fully booked and four of us were lucky enough to get sites and will be camping along the St. Clair River and watching freighters heading to and from the Great Lakes sail on by. We will also enjoy a car pool trip to the tip of "the thumb" which should be a lot of fun. Mabel and Matty hope Uncle Paul Biland, who lives in Algonac, will come by for a visit again. Mabel is doing a breakfast one morning and we will have a hot dog roast one of the evenings.

Go West Road Trip is now finalized and scheduled for October, 2017. It will again start at Mabel's Glade (for anyone who wants to stop there to join in the caravan west) and takes in a visit to the RV Museum in Elkhart, IN on the way, two nights at the Illini State Park in Illinois including a visit to Starved Rock State Park and ends at Maquoketa Caves State Park in Maquoketa, Iowa - a first time state for the NSSO! Our stop in Iowa includes a visit to Cedar Rapids and the Czech Village and New Bohemia. Maquoketa State Park was made famous in Karen Musser Nortman's first book, Bats and Bones, in the Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mystery Series. We cannot reserve sites yet but keep watch as it will be announced!

Camping Opportunities

Scotty Gatherings

We held a fall gathering at Watkins Glen State Park in the beautiful Fingers Lakes region of western New York. Watch the slideshow...

We missed getting Henry Stewart and pup Smiley in the Watkins Glen slideshow. They were in a different loop.


Welcome New Members


  • Michael Knight and Melissa Earnest, Pleasant Grove


  • Diane DeAvalle Arce, Santa Ynez


  • Ann Smith, Brooks


  • Jackie Jernigan, Milford

North Carolina

  • Beth and William Cosper, Leland


  • Laura Nadeau, Athens
  • Jeff and Kathy Veverka, Wadsworth


  • Jay and Nannette Neel, Guthrie


  • Richard and Alice Cervantes, Philadelphia


Did You Know?

The National Serro Scotty Organization was formed in 2005 and we published our first Scotty Newsletter in April of that year. Every single issue since then is found online in our Archives section!

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Congratulations Bev and Don Manvell on their 50th wedding anniversary. Hope we get to camp with you again soon!

Mabel will be hosting a Spamcake breakfast and a Kowalski franks and Flo's Relish hot dog cook out at Algonac

Not the Flo of hot dog relish fame, but Nancy picked up Flo the Flamingo at the TCT event in the Finger Lakes AND met up with Dave and Kate McGrath to see their Cabin Cruiser rebuilt Scotty. Beautiful! Flo will be hanging around with the NSSO and hitting up our events for a while before she returns to New England.

Aaron Gleason and his family got one more camp-out in

Billy and Joan Stone camped at Pigeon Forge

The Cervantes new 15' Gaucho

Dave Stuthard is almost done!

The Davis family camping in NC

Demetrias Brown is making progress, starting with a decent frame is the way to go!

Jason Ayers first time out, now the restore begins

Very cute clock that the Pruss family made for their Scotty

Ronnie Fales' 1990 Scotty and 1977 VW Westie

Scott Simpson's beautiful new floor - looks great!

Steve Provost representing the NSSO with his 18' HiLander Trunkback in the ADK. Nancy's magnetic NSSO sign is making the rounds, from NC up to Steve.

Susan Bishop's 13' Gaucho

The Veverka's Scotty which they
will tow with the Nova wagon

Scotty Newsletter is an electronic publication of the National Serro Scotty Organization.
Editor and NSSO Founder/Administrator: Nancy Kroes