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  1. Should FMCA Allow Towable RVs-- Vote NOW

    Jeff- We are doing our best to spread the word. It's in bold red lettering on the magazine cover. It's a highlighted announcement on the home page of the website. We have included it in the newsletter. On social media. Not sure what else we can do to let membership know.
  2. Should FMCA Allow Towable RVs-- Vote NOW

    We have had meetings to discuss what needs to change IF the vote goes through. We can't wait until December 1st to decide changes that need to be made. With that said, we have spent nothing on ads, programs or solicitations. Contrary to popular belief, nothing is being presumed. I hope everyone understands that we must have discussions and plans in place whichever way the vote goes!
  3. Should FMCA Allow Towable RVs-- Vote NOW

    I can say with 100% certainty that the magazine you receive in December will look exactly like the one you have now. The vote is open until November 30th. The December magazine has to be to the printer in early November. As of last Friday we have had 1,568 ballots returned.
  4. Alflorida and Manholt- if you are having issues opting out of emails, please contact the membership department at 1-800-543-3622. Manholt- If you ever receive 12+ emails a day, please forward them to me. That is a problem if true, and I honestly can't think of why that many would be sent in one day.
  5. Membership

    I run the reports every weekday morning. Our year starts October 1st. From 10/1/16 through 8/30/17, we were up 3,412 members.
  6. Idea For FMCA Revenue Enhancement

    Seven Corners has found a couple companies that will transport coaches older than 10 years. That was one of the big complaints that members had regarding FMCAssist, and Seven Corners stepped up and found a solution.
  7. We will be doing an announcement on social media, and are considering sending an e-blast out as well.
  8. Unfortunately our bylaws do not allow for on-line voting. We will make it very obvious on the front cover that an important vote is in that particular issue.
  9. Vote To Allow Towables Into FMCA

    I need to correct my post. After speaking with our parliamentarian, our bylaws do not allow us to have an electronic vote. We have to do it the old fashion mail way. Sorry for the confusion everyone.
  10. Vote To Allow Towables Into FMCA

    On Edit: See my post below posted on 7/15/17 for updated information.
  11. Vote To Allow Towables Into FMCA

    Bill, We have an outside firm that counts the votes. The ballots go directly to them. The decision is solely in the hands of the Governing Board and general membership. The Governing Board overwhelmingly approved it, and now it goes to general membership. Every national director votes based on how their chapter tells them to vote.
  12. The demand has been overwhelming. It is all hands on deck to call people back who requested information about the program. The June offering was a soft launch, so even if you filled out the form three days ago, there was no guarantee you would make the June shipment. In fact the info request form says a call back will take some time. I'm sorry you feel the roll out was poor. It is a shame one of our members leaked the story to Technomadia, and in turn to the outside world. Technically we have not rolled it out ourselves. A leak happened and unfortunately we cannot control that. People who sign up are asked if they are a motor home owner. If they answer yes and do not provide a coach code, we contact them to obtain it. If they say they don't own one or do not provide the code, we cancel their membership immediately. We enforce the requirements to the best of our ability.
  13. You can call in and take advantage of the benefit right now.
  14. Hello all, As you can imagine, blasting a great deal like this out to 72,000 members all at one time would cripple our membership department. We soft launched to 5,000 members as a test run. With a new benefit, we wanted to use this crowd to finalize our process before opening it up to everyone. As soon as the soft launch was emailed out Tuesday, someone sent it to Technomadia. They quickly had a write-up and video on their website highlighting the benefit.This has spread, and unfortunately we have no control over that. The digital edition of the magazine will be available on the 20th. Physical copies will follow shortly after that. In my article, which was written a month ago, it states that we intended to do the full launch on the 26th to all of membership. If you would like to sign up now, please call membership. Devices will ship on July 20th or 21st. I again apologize to current membership. We wanted to be prepared for the full launch by having the soft launch. It was then leaked to the outside world and took off. With all that said, we are very excited about the offering and feel it will be a valuable member benefit.
  15. Hello all, Staff has been busy putting together a new member benefit through Verizon. We are working out some details, hence the reason it is not on our website or has been announced yet. No secret handshakes needed or conspiracies taking place. We anticipate the launch in June. Stay tuned! Chris