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Updated April 8, 2018

Thursday – Sunday, May 17-20th   

Eastern Regional Meet (Doc’s Meet)

Front Royal, Virginia

For 2018 the Eastern Regional incorporates "Doc's Apple Blossom Meet", blending "Doc's Meet" traditions with exciting innovations. 

·         Thursday: dinner get-together for early-birds. 

·         Friday: tour through White Post Restorations, and traditional potluck dinner. 

·         Saturday: choice of Virginia Wine and Craft Festival or Hudson driving tour, followed by Eastern Region business meeting and home-style dinner in Bluemont, Va. 

·         Sunday: traditional all-Hudson car show and flea market at Skyline Caverns. 

Host hotel is Front Royal Quality Inn (discount daily room rate of $82 plus tax). Deadline for discount rooms and Saturday dinner reservations is May 8.  For all details see flyer in March-April WTN, or go to website  (which includes latest updates on the meet). Registration Form (   Please contact John or Lynn Horn for additional details:  Please note "Doc's Meet" occurs the weekend after Mother's Day, this year!


Thursday – Saturday, May 17-19th

47th Annual Big Country Meet

Scottsbluff, Nebraska

The host hotel will be the Hampton Inn Suites & Convention Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361. Call (308) 635-5200 for reservations, room rate: $109 + tax, Group Code HET (See flyer ( )  The Nebraska-Iowa Chapter will host the meet emphasizing life on the Great Plains and landmarks that helped guide pioneers west. There are many local geographical attractions for individual exploration. Organized tours will be to a local ranch for a “prairie adventure;” Scotts Bluff National Monument, with a drive to the top and opportunity to explore the grounds and trails; Legacy of the Plains Museum, a 50+ acre campus with exhibits inside and out that cover the  prehistoric High Plains, westward migration, ranching and livestock, history of irrigated and dryland farming, ethnic history, machinery, a historic farmstead , blacksmith shop, a herd of longhorn cattle and an art gallery; and to Chimney Rock, which could be seen from far out on the plains and signaled pioneers that the difficult mountain passage was near.  Registration Form ( )  For additional information contact Brent Nickol, (402) 781-2106 or

Thursday – Sunday, June 14-17th

Western Regional Meet

Lehi, Utah

The meet will be held at the Hyatt Place Hotel and will end with the banquet on Saturday evening.   Rates start at $119 per night for a room with a king bed or two queen beds.  Call 1-888-492-8847 to make reservations, tell the reservationist that the rooms are in a block for the Deseret Chapter (or "Hudson Essex Terraplane Club"). 

Registration $20; Banquet $44 for Chicken Parmigiana or Steak Fajita.  Mail check to David Putman, 409 E. Mutton Hollow Rd. Kaysville, UT 84037


·         Thursday:

-       Evening Social Hour

·         Friday:

-       Technical Sessions

-       Tour of auto manufacturers and late lunch at Sundance Ski Resort

·         Saturday:

-       9:00 Tour Ashton Gardens (three other Thanksgiving Point attractions for family members are also available). Electric carts are available for rental. To purchase tickets go to:

-       Family Genealogy Training Session

-       Car Show

-       Banquet

Other: Timpanogos Cave—for the young at HEART (steep climb). Purchase tickets online one month in advance (May 14). Go to to purchase your tickets.  Contact Dave Putman with any questions

Sunday – Monday, July 8-9

2018 Central Region Meet

Wisconsin Dells, WI

Host hotel – Chula Vista Resort.  Our exceptional Junior Suites or Fairway Villas room rate includes the daily resort fee and 6 waterpark passes for $139 and is good for 3 days before and 3 days after the meet. These rooms have a refrigerator, microwave, sofa, table and chairs for eating and a patio or balcony. There are also family suites which sleep up to 8 and have a rate of $179 including 6 waterpark passes. Other room types are also discounted. Website:  Make your reservations using NEW Booking ID E27838-Code HET 2018 by calling (844) 395-8078. 

·         Sunday, July 8th

-       The registration & the swap meet will be open 1-5pm.

-       Plan to join us a 6:00 PM for a FREE “Welcome to the Dells” Ice Cream Social at “The Big Tent”.  This is a build your own ice cream buffet with Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream served by Chula’s waitstaff in your choice of a bowl or cone, then customized by you with choices from Chocolate & Caramel toppings, Sprinkles, Chopped Nuts and Whipped Topping.   There will be shuttle service from the hotel lobbies, as well as the entrance road by the swap meet and Hudson parking areas. (advance registration and name badge required)  

·         Monday, July 9th

-       This is your day to enjoy Chula Vista Resort & the Wisconsin Dells and all they have to offer on your own.

-       The Central Region Social “Hour” with cash bar will take place in the Riverview South Banquet Room from 6:00 to 6:30 followed by a Wisconsin Grill BBQ.  This theme dinner buffet features grilled hamburgers and Wisconsin brats with hot baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, sliced watermelon, vegetable relishes with a dill dip, coffee, tea and milk and a Chocolate Fudge Brownie for dessert.

-       At 8PM everyone is invited to help us kick off “Hudsons Rock the Dells” in Riverview South with a “pass the hat” social time and sock hop featuring music from the 50’s, 60’s &70’s plus some trivia.  (name badge required for Sock Hop)

Questions contact: Cheri Holz (815) 475-7158, email:

Come get your feet wet!


Sunday-Monday, July 14-15

Big Country Regional Meet

Bettendorf, IA

Host Hotel: Isle Bettendorf, 1777 Isle Pkwy, Bettendorf, IA 52722

Room Rates:  Sunday-Thursday - $84.99 - King or Two Double (tax and facility fee: $100.99/night)

Reservations:  800-843-4753, use code HET2019.  Be sure to make reservations prior to June 28, 2019!

Details will follow.