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  1. Check out FMCA ENERGIZED and our plans for Indy. Bring your bike and cocktail glass
  2. If your signed up for Indy and are either on the ENERGIZED Task Force or requested ENERGIZED information as part of your registration you should have received two emails regarding our ENERGIZED stuff. Shirts, pub cycle, bicycle trip etc. These emails about Indy will come from FMCAmailchimp.com so check your junk mail it might have caught it. If you didn't get the info and think you should have mail fmcaenergized@gmail.com. To get added to the email list email Kathy at kanderson@fmca.com Attached is what the shirts will look like for us. They are $14 and must be ordered by Monday in order to get them printed and sent to the rally. Detailed sizing links are in the previous post and the mail chimp email
  3. Why restrict it? I'm a member and I am going to be asked to vote on something I can't see the details about? Is there something a national director needs to see but I cannot? I have no desire to be another Good Sam or Escapees nor do I think it will solve the obvious problems. Now a good marketing campaign and membership drive....that would work! Maybe a new wifi plan sponsored by FMCA or something like that:) On edit I'd like to thank and congratulate Chris Smith (FMCA Executive Director) and his teams for hooking us up with the new Verizon benefit I heard new memberships are up a gazillion percent over the same month last year Let's give this new team a chance succeed before we try to float a new boat How about 2 years? Nothing says we can't try something else first
  4. I tried to review Governing Board Mailings for the upcoming convention and it says my account does not have permission to view such stuff? Why is that?
  5. From the Facebook Group page This email is being sent to all who are either on the Task Force or requested U60/ENERGIZED information. This is from our facebook group page....some of the pictures will not copy here but they will be included on the email version you should receive this evening. Welcome to FMCA ENERGIZED (previously known as the Under 60 Task Force or U60) and we look forward to seeing you at the Indianapolis Rally. This email is going out to those of us who have registered for Indianapolis and are either on the Task Force already or requested U60 Information on your registration form. The “Task Force” was started a few years ago to assist FMCA in helping to attract and retain younger motor-homers into our folds. Over 500 members signed up. In addition to those that have signed up for the Task Force we also have the ability to “check the box” on National Rally forms to request ENERGIZED information for upcoming rally specific events. This is our third National Rally for ENERGIZED activities. Almost 100 of us were at West Springfield last summer as we unveiled our new FMCA ENERGIZED Logo, Paint N Sip, KIDZ Meet n Greet, brewery tours and social activities at that rally. For Chandler we grew to 120 members. For the July Indianapolis Rally we will have over 200 members that are either on the Task Force or requested information to come play with us!! The purpose of this first email is it to get information to those that would like to join the gang by pre-ordering our ENERGIZED T shirts for Indianapolis. We would also like to provide some information below regarding what we have planned and other options to play at the Rally in July. For the past two National events we had shirts made up, pre-ordered and sold them at the rallys. We then use that color shirt for some of our activities during the rally so we can find each other. In the past we had a bright orange shirt (we still have about 14 of those left too) For the Indianapolis shirt order we are going to pre-order light turquoise T shirts for $14 (provided we get enough orders). The ladies will be a V neck shirt and the mens will be a regular T shirt. These are light weight combed cotton so they are not only fashionable but they are cooler for the July Indiana weather. Both the ladies and mens will have our FMCA ENERGIZED Logo on the front pocket area (no pocket on the shirt) and across the back shoulders. To order shirts use the link below for two methods of sizing. The first link you can measure your chest as instructed in the link. The second link you can lay a T shirt that fits you flat on a table and measure the width one inch below the arm holes. If your result is between sizes we suggest going to the larger size. Ladies V neck https://www.apparelvideos.com/cs/CatalogBrowser?todo=ss&productId=DT6501 https://www.apparelvideos.com/cs/CatalogBrowser?todo=mm&productId=DT6501 Mens https://www.apparelvideos.com/cs/CatalogBrowser?todo=ss&productId=DT6000 https://www.apparelvideos.com/cs/CatalogBrowser?todo=mm&productId=DT6000 We will need to get our order by June 19 in order to give the vendor time to make them and get them to the Rally. Email your shirt order (include name, mens or womens, size and quantity) to FMCAENERGIZED@gmail.com We will hand the shirts out (and you can pay for them) at our first Rally Social Hour (time and location to be announced via email by Tuesday July 11 at noon). Indianapolis ENERGIZED KIDZ Activites ENERGIZED will again host the KIDZ Meet n Greet on Wednesday July 12 from 2pm to 2:45 at the shelter house in PioneerPark (see your rally guide for a map). We currently have over 50 kids registered for the rally and intend to get them together on day one so they can meet other kids to hang out with at the rally. At 3pm Mac the Fire Guy will come to the meet and greet and present a special session of Fire and Life Safety for the kids (age 10 and up with one adult). We have the outdoor shelter area at Pioneer Park (see your program map) reserved for the duration of the rally for our KIDZ Activities as well as our Adult Social gatherings (aka happy hours). DOGZ on TOUR has been a big hit in Springfield and Chandler so ENERGIZED will also be sponsoring our DOGZ on Tour each morning at 8am. DOGZ on Tour is an easy 45 minute walk around the rally grounds and it’s a great way to orientate yourself as well as tour the area...and you don’t need a dog to go for the walk. Please join the EZ-Texting messaging service (see your program guide) to keep informed on updates during the rally. We are finalizing our other adult activities and need to know which interest you. Those other activities will include our social gatherings at the Pioneer Shelter building on the fairgrounds, the Indianapolis pub cycle ($30 each), bike riding the Monon Trail, Carmel farmers market on Saturday, chauffeured brew tours ($40 they would pick us up and drop us off). If you are interested in the Pub Cycle or the Brew bus (or if you have other suggestions) please email us at FMCAENERGIZED@gmail.com so we can begin to see how much interest there is. Each pubcycle bike holds up to 16 people (must be at least 18 to ride/21 to consume). We did one of these in AshevilleNC and it was a lot of fun!! Each brew bus holds 14 people…we did one of these at Springfield and it was fun too!! We definitely encourage everyone to bring their bicycles with them to the rally as the Monon Bike path goes right next to the fairgrounds. We will continue to use this email list to keep people informed of the options for ENERGIZED Activities for the Indianapolis Rally. Some of our ENERGIZED activities are listed in the program guide as FMCA ENERGIZED events and all are invited, regardless of age (see your program guide for more). Some of our events are for the Task Force members only (and will be communicated via email) so we can meet, hang out and discuss our vision for the future of FMCA. If you are on the Task Force and have friends you would like to bring to Task Force social activities please feel free to do so. If you are not yet on the Task Force please fill out a Task Force Registration card at the information booth at Indianapolis or simply email Kathy at KAnderson@fmca.com to get added to future information on what we are up to and where. If you are interested in our Facebook group page you can request access at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fmcau60taskforce We use this page to talk about upcoming events and issues as well as communicating once we are at the rallys. This is a closed group which means only members of the group can see post and post. If you don’t do Facebook you can also get updates on the FMCA.com web page https://community.fmca.com/forum/118-fmca-energized/ on events we put together after we get on the grounds at Indianapolis. Any questions or comments email us at FMCAENERGIZED@gmail.com Thanks for your interest---- now Come Play with Us!!! Jeff Walukonis FMCA ENERGIZED/U60 Chairman Email FMCAENERGIZED@gmail.com
  6. Watch for this in your Indianapolis Rally program guide FMCA ENERGIZED ACTIVITIES FMCA ENERGIZED welcomes you to Indianapolis and invites everyone to our sponsored activities for this convention! So what is FMCA ENERGIZED? It’s a group of FMCA family members who are eager to carry the FUN to the next generation of family members. Our goal is to bridge the gap between the generations with activities that all can enjoy, making FMCA an attractive organization that appeals to potential new members while encouraging current member to remain involved. We invite everyone to Come Play With Us! DOGZ on Tour Join FMCA ENERGIZED with the furry love of your life on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings for DOGZ on Tour. The walking tour will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the covered bridge just north of the Agriculture/Horticulture Building. Bring your dog(s) on a leash and join us as we tour the fairgrounds. Drop in and out of the walk anytime. If you see us passing . . . join in. DOGZ on Tour will return to the starting point at around 8:45 a.m. This event is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather (rain). Please join the EZ-Texting messaging service (see page 38) for Indianapolis to receive cancellation information (and other event alerts). DOGZ on Tour will be cancelled by 7:45 a.m.if weather prohibits the walk. If you don’t receive a text by then, it’s on! Come walk with us! All are invited! KIDZ Meet N Greet FMCA ENERGIZED would like to invite all kids with at least one of their parents/grandparents/guardians, to the KIDZ Meet N Greet on Wednesday, July 12, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the shelter house in Pioneer Park. Come to this gathering and meet some old friends or make new acquaintances to hang with during the convention. It’s free, so join us for some early fun. KIDZ Fire And Life Safety Mac McCoy will present a special sessions of his “Fire And Life Safety” class designed especially for kids on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at the shelter house in Pioneer Park. Kids must be 10 or older, accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or guardian. Thanks to WiFiRanger and MITO Corporation for Energizing the KIDZ Zone.
  7. Don't forget to bring your bicycles to the July Indiana Rally. The wonderful Monon trail goes right through the grounds. Here's some advance info on a few of the bicycle events
  8. Reposted from our Facebook group page The FMCA ENERGIZED group page has grown from 31 a year ago to 231 today. We are generally the under 60 group, or those that still feel that way, of the Family Motor Coach Association. On our way to the Chandler Arizona rally a bunch of us caravanned from the east to Chandler taking over 2 weeks and hitting fun locations on our journey as we picked up more of our friends along the way. We are all about having fun and relationships as well as helping FMCA respond to our demographics. Indianapolis in July represents the third national rally we will gather at in only one year. We will have DOGZ on Tour, social gatherings, pub cycle, KIDZ Zone and a special ENERGIZED KIDZ Fire Safety seminar for kids (age 10 and over) with at least one parent, brew bus (they pick you up) as well as the offerings of the rally. Join us at Indianapolis in July for your next fun adventure. If you have already signed up for Indy (about 60 of us have) watch for updates on our ENERGIZED T shirt pre order for Indy as well as further updates.
  9. Copied from our Facebook group page The FMCA ENERGIZED group page has grown from 31 a year ago to 231 today. We are generally the under 60 group, or those that still feel that way, of the Family Motor Coach Association. On our way to the Chandler Arizona rally a bunch of us caravanned from the east to Chandler taking over 2 weeks and hitting fun locations on our journey as we picked up more of our friends along the way. We are all about having fun and relationships as well as helping FMCA respond to our demographics. Indianapolis in July represents the third national rally we will gather at in only one year. We will have DOGZ on Tour, social gatherings, pub cycle, KIDZ Zone and a special ENERGIZED KIDZ Fire Safety seminar for kids (age 10 and over) with at least one parent, brew bus (they pick you up) as well as the offerings of the rally. Join us at Indianapolis in July for your next fun adventure. If you have already signed up for Indy (about 60 of us have) watch for updates on our ENERGIZED T shirt pre order for Indy as well as further updates.
  10. We just sent this email out to those that have volunteered for the Lewisburg WV Habitat type build this fall Thought we'd share it's contents here. We want to touch base with all who have expressed an interest in giving back to Lewisburg. We appreciate you donating your valuable time to help this community with our Habitat type build project!! Thank you!! It looks like we are gaining momentum with this project and it's well on it's way to becoming a reality. We have been in contact with the community and have arranged for tools and supplies to be at the ready for our build!! If you have a special tool bring it with you. What we "do" will depend on how many people we end up with. The fairgrounds has graciously offered us full hook ups with 50 amp service at their beautiful facility for only $15 per night for build volunteers!! One issue that has come up is some of the people who have volunteered to help with the build are also volunteers for the Eastern Area Rally Oct 4-7. http://www.easternarea.net/GEAR2017.html These volunteers with parking, facilities etc typically start setting up the rally a few days in advance. So this will limit their available time. One solution to this would be to do the build the week after the rally (Arrive Oct 8 begin work Oct 9 and depart Oct 14). Using this week (the week after) may be better for everyone but we don't want to lose any volunteers as a result of moving the week. So if you would please email us back here and confirm you are still interested and let us know if your are available/prefer week A (arrive September 25) or week B (arrive October 8 work Oct. 9-13 and depart on Oct. 14). Also let us know if you have any special skills or hobbies like electrical, painting, etc. If you are responding on behalf of a couple let us know there will be two of you helping. If you can solicit some friends that would be great...the more the merrier they say!! Our Lewisburg Build lead with FMCA ENERGIZED is Fred and Fred says he's willing to lead up both weeks if there is enough interest to do both the week before AND the week after the rally. We hadn't considered BOTH weeks but there are worse places to be in the Fall....especially for $15 a night. Thanks Again....Let's Build This!! FMCA ENERGIZED Steering Committee FMCAENERGIZED@gmail.com
  11. Just got an email from FMCA Announcing the summer 2018 rally dates 14 months in advance!!! This is a big step forward in providing the information needed to assist families in planning their vacation over a year in advance. A big THANK YOU to Doug and the entire Events Staff at FMCA in pulling this off!!
  12. You missed my point. 70,000 members could be served with electronic postings or 70,000 phone calls. FMCA acts like everyone knows the routine. In fact most do not. Especially when 33% are first time rally attendees I was at the Eastern Area briefing in Chandler and the dates for Gillette 2018 were announced. Can't find them in FMCA.com though. Even tentative dates would help people at least consider a rally. The notice of rallys is a different issue than this discussion on if we should allow towables though. I apologize for going off topic. Is there a link a member can view what exactly is going to be discussed and voted on July 12 at the convention meeting?
  13. On our way to Indy some of us are stopping at Turkey Run State Park for a few days of tubing and canoeing. Great park!!! One thing FMCA could do better is to announce the rally dates at least 14 months in advance so people can plan on hitting some other venues on the way. Many of these state parks are booked well in advance...especially in the summer.
  14. A couple years ago fmca started an Under 60 Task Force. This "Task Force" (over 500 members) evolved into the ENERERGIZED Steering Committee. We organize some extra stuff for the kids at the rallys and we have social activities that interest the young at heart (regardless of age). On occasion we have specialized drinks and BBQ;) If you make a National Rally check the box "Request U60 Information/Energized info" and you will be added to the email list of our activities. In addition to the ENERGIZED Events for all.... we also host and organize fun stuff for the U60 crowd too. For Indy---we are looking at a brew bus tour (they pick you up), farmers market and a pub cycle for our off site events--- in addition to our social gatherings, KIDZ Meet n Greet and DOGZ on Tour on site. Saturday's entertainment is a Cirque d Solei type show so that should be fun If you'd like to get added to the email list (we only send out emails in advance of the National rallys (2 per year) and communicate with those at the rallys once they begin ) email Kathy Anderson at KAnderson@FMCA.com Kathy will add you to our mailing list