Early 40

March 19, 2018 @ 11:45 AM

We have 40 people registered so far [for 2018]!


   Barb Siftar wins best cocktail picture.


Lisa Garcia wins best art work on card!


Keep them coming folks!


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New for 2018

March 1, 2018 @ 11:50 PM
  • GPC has increased the lodging and meal rates again.  : (
  • In the event of emergency, folks staying on the 3rd floor of the Inn need to be able to leave by the outside stairs without difficulty, so it would not be a good fit for folks with any mobility issues.
  • CREDIT CARDS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR DEPOSITS & FINAL PAYMENTS. Please fill out the last page of the registration form if you would like to use a credit card. A fee of 3% will be added.
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2018 Theme

October 11, 2017 @ 11:14 PM
This is the shorthand of the quote by Mahatma Gandhi of "Be The Change That You Wish To See In The World." and having spent a moment looking at the history of the quote - apparently he never said it. However, he did write legions of things that actually meant this so at least he planted the seed. I am sure once we stick it on a t-shirt, we'll hear from a lawyer for someone who has it copyrighted and there goes the money for the ice cream social.
But these are daring times so we are going to go for it - and that is what this quote challenges us to do - be the change, dare to be the difference, dare to be different, and take how you live one place and transport it to others who need that change ...
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Changes for 2017

March 12, 2017 @ 9:49 PM
  • New Class times have been implemented by the Program Committee.
    • 1st period is from 9:00- 9:55
    • 2nd period is from 10:00-10:55
    • 3rd period is from 11:00-11:55.
  • NNESRE has implemented a late fee of $25 to all unpaid bills that are not received by July 14, 2017. The camp is required to order all the food 2 weeks prior to camp so the money is needed by then. Note: We still have the on time (April 15th) registration discount!
  • Please add a 3rd choice on lodging and consider sharing cabins like Geneva Woods with other families to accommodate all our returning and new campers!
  • GPC has increased the lodging and meal rates and has also changed the age of an adult and youth for the food plan.
  • NNESRE encourages campers to ...
  • ...
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2017 Theme

March 9, 2017 @ 8:28 PM
LIVE WINNI — Sharing Our Treasures
Building off of our 100th Anniversary celebration last year and our theme of “Live Winni” – this year’s theme encourages the exploration of how our Winni experience nurtures us during the week to “Live Winni” during the year. “Sharing Our Treasures” asks how is it that we share who we are – our culture, values, beliefs, and resources with one another to nurture and support one another and how we can continue to grow to “share our treasures” in uncertain and challenging times. Please use the theme to help you shape your focus for the week and to inspire conversation and learning from one ...
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I was Thinking

September 21, 2016 @ 2:32 PM

A Hundred Years from Now

This is a snapshot of an article that appeared in
the "Post GEMS" for 2016
full article here.

I was thinking, it was, indeed, a grand celebration this year of our 100th Anniversary. ... [and] how I don’t know the names or actions of the folks who founded NNESRE 100 years ago. And I wondered what they would think if they if they were to have attended our conference this year.
. . .
100 years from now, folks really won’t know too much about us. ... Hopefully our great-great-great grandkids will still be coming to Winni and will just be saying “our family has always come here.” ...if you are the GEMS Editor in 2116, and you are poking ...
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July 20, 2016 @ 6:30 PM

Build Camaraderie & NNESRE funds  

Dearest dear Winnites, (I don’t throw the double dear around very often so you know this is an important occasion!) Now is the time for all good Winni-ers to come to the aid of your NNESRE.  We have a special year and we don’t come around knocking too often – so please hear my awesome opportunity of a pledge drive.

We are using the occasion of NNESRE’s 100th Anniversary to have a FUN-RAISER!  What’s the difference between a Fundraiser and a Fun-Raiser, you ask?  For the traditional "raiser," you give till it hurts — for this, give just to be part of the party!  This is not a high stress, high stakes request – but one to ...

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Pre-order extended

July 14, 2016 @ 6:29 PM
PRE-ORDER DEADLINE extended until THIS Sunday, July 17. Just click on the *Merchandise Order* button on our order page! (Money not needed until you pick up at Winni.) 

Relevant links

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300th registrant

July 8, 2016 @ 11:47 AM

I would like to thank Rowland Siftar for being the 300th registrant for Winni 2016! We still have room for more (stateline, trees, geneva woods, tenting)!

Thanks, Leslie

NNESRE Business Manager


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Dean Survey

July 6, 2016 @ 11:52 AM

Hello Winnites,

Here we go again with an “I have a Winni Dream” idea and I need everybody’s help – whether you are going to camp this year or not, and it will only take 2 minutes of your time.  I would like to put together a Powerpoint presentation with a scrolling vision of what Winni means to everyone and some of your favorite Winni memories.  That’s it and it’s that easy! 

So I would like to ask you to...  — EVERYONE – especially folks who aren’t going to camp so we can include you in this.


Take a deep breath n’ relax.  ∞  Put yourself in a Winni state o’ mind...

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