History of Club
6/85 First formative meeting of members from
Birch Acres to investigate the possibility of
starting a new club. A committee comprised of
Bill and Ella Falconer, Jack and Gail Davis and Arped
and Helen Gergely were given the task of looking for a new
campground and requesting help from ASA (Now AANR).
fledgling group was called the Birch Acres Orphans (BAO).
Two progress reports were published by the committee proposing
that the BAO “A” and “B” volleyball teams be entered at the ESA
Convention at Empire Haven and meet with ASA and ESA
officials. A defunct nearby NY campground, the Alps, was being
BAO V-ball teams won the ESA convention championships. The ASA
and ESA officials would give provisional charter club status if
a name could be decided on by the end of the convention.
The new club name was selected from a number of member’s ideas
an eventually they agreed on “The Sun Chasers Travel Club”.
For their work, Bill and Ellie Mae were selected as the ASA Club
ASA granted an official provisional charter on 9/5/1985.
edition of the Sun Chasers Times was published. A survey to
develop the short and long range plans for the club was
distributed. A statement was published declaring the travel
club to be an interim measure for members to continue their ASA
affiliation. It is to be a stepping stone to a landed
charter club when a new campground is found.