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  1. What Happens At A Rally?

    I just joined FMCA and am intrigued by the upcoming Northwest Rally in June. Is there any sort of schedule or itinerary for this event so I can decide if I want to commit the $180.00 for my husband and I to attend?
  2. Anyone going to Oshkosh EAA AirVenture 2017? Our first Rally, we are coming from Southern California. We will be making it a 3 week trip, enjoying the sites going and coming. Any advise/suggestions?
  3. Below is the update that was emailed out to the Under Sixty Task Force as well as those who requested Under 60 information for the upcoming Springfield Rally. The email includes pictures of the ENERGIZED Logo and Pictures of the Shirts we are ordering for this rally....those pictures cannot be added to this update but are available on the Facebook U60 Group page. FMCA’s Under Sixty Task Force Summer 2016 update and August 2, 2016 West Springfield Rally plans Thank you for joining FMCA’s Under-Sixty Task Force (U60). We currently have more than 350 Family Members who have signed up to be informed and invited to our events and activities that target Family Members under-60 years old at our International Conventions. In addition, we are moving forward to help make FMCA more relevant and entertaining for our age group. Some of you “Escaped to Wisconsin” and joined us at the National 92ndFamily Reunion & Motorhome Showcase in July 2015. We did it again at the 93rd Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase in March 2016, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Georgia. Now get ready to join us for the 94th International Convention and Motorhome Showcase, Aug. 2 to 7, 2016, in West Springfield, Mass. The event will be held at the Eastern States Exposition, Home of the Big E. Take a moment to sign up to join us there!! ----à http://www.fmca.com/conventions-64/west-springfield-2016/register-now.html the early bird pricing has been extended through July 5th. If you cannot join us in West Springfield start thinking about joining us in Indianapolis Indiana next summer. The dates are not confirmed but mid July 2017 is under consideration. If you have not joined the conversation on the Facebook Closed Group Page please join us here-à>> https://www.facebook.com/groups/fmcau60taskforce/ What’s been happening so far and what’s planned for the upcoming Rally in West SpringfieldMA in August? Our U60 Task Force had a work group meeting at the Perry Georgia Rally to define our Mission and Goals. Our Mission is: "Pursuing new members, ideas and enthusiasm for the future success of the organization" In addition our current goals include: -Recruit new members for FMCA both under and over 60. -Establish a voice within the leadership of FMCA -Sponsor more age related events and activities at Rallies. -Explore new/additional benefits and initiatives for members Towards the goal of “Sponsor more age related events and activities at Rallies” we created FMCA ENERGIZED. FMCA ENERGIZED represents the Under 60 Task Force’s contribution to make our Rallies Fun!! For the upcoming Rally in West Springfield we have events planned exclusively for members of the Under 60 Task Force and their guest. The Under 60 Task Force events, such as the concert, the block party at Storrowton Tavern Patio, the Brewery Tour will not appear in the Program Guide and will only appear here, via email and on the Facebook Group Page. In addition to the U60 only events, we have a few “Rally-Wide” events for all attendees. We sponsor these Rally-Wide events under the FMCA ENERGIZED brand. For these ENERGIZED events you don’t have to be Under 60 to Come Play. The FMCA ENERGIZED events below will appear in the West Springfield Rally program guide along with a half page advertisement of the ENERGIZED events. Of the 350 U60 Task Force Members; 60 have already registered for the West Springfield Rally. Here are the Under 60 Task Force Happenings followed by the FMCA ENERGIZED sponsored events at the West Springfield Massachusetts Rally (August 2-7): Note: If you are going to Springfield please RSVP as indicated below if you are interested in Orange U60/ENERGIZED shirts, the Paint ‘n Sip on Thursday, the Block Party on Friday and/or the brewery tour on Saturday. Please do so no later than July 7. We need to get the shirt order in and space is limited to the Paint and Sip on Thursday. We will release remaining seats to Paint ‘n Sip on July 8. For our Under 60 Task Force members and their guest attending the August 2016 Rally in West SpringfieldMA we are planning on getting together for: · Wednesday afternoon (August 3) - We will have an informal get together at a location to be announced to kick off the week. This will be a BYOE (bring your own everything snacks, cup with beverage, chair) Happy Hour at 5:30pm (after the Motor Home Preview). For those that ordered shirts (see below) we will hand them out here. The location will be announced via email and on the Facebook Closed Group page by August 1 (once we get on the grounds and locate a place to meet). So keep an eye on your email during the Rally for U60 Updates. · Thursday evening (August 4) - FMCA is putting on the Texas Tenors (see Rally Program for details) and some of us are going to the Summer Concert Series (hosted by West Springfield Parks and Recreation on the grounds) to hear the Big E Mardi Gras Band at the Storrowton Village Green Gazebo from 7-8:30p.m. (weather permitting). Wear something orange so we can find each other and bring a chair. · Friday afternoon (August 5) at 5:00 p.m. - U60 Task Force Members are invited to the Storrowton Tavern Patio (on the grounds) for our U60 Task Force Block Party. Storrowton Tavern has blocked off the Patio area for our event. In addition to a cash bar we are either going to have appetizers or order off the menu depending on how many U60 members are coming. Space on the patio is limited to about 45 people so if you are planning on attending this U60 Event please email FMCAUnder60TaskForce@gmail.com by July 7 so we can get a count. · Saturday afternoon (August 6) offers the afternoon brewery tour. Depending on how many people sign up for this will determine where we go. If you are interested in the brewery tour Saturday email FMCAUnder60TaskForce@gmail.com by July 7 and we will see how many are interested…that will drive where we go and how we get there. We are currently looking at Fort Hill Brewery but there are other options such as a 14 passenger Ale Tour. In addition to these U60 only events, we are sponsoring fun events for all Rally Attendees, regardless of age, under the FMCA ENERGIZED label. FMCA ENERGIZED Events and Activities at the West Springfield Massachusetts Rally: Kidz Meet N Greet FMCA ENERGIZED and the FMCA Youth Committee would like to invite all youth ages 6 to 16 along with at least one of their parents/grandparents/guardians, to the KIDZ Meet N Greet on Tuesday, August 2, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in Lot D. Come and meet some old friends or make new acquaintances to hang with during the Rally. It’s free, so join us for some early fun before the event officially begins. We plan on handing out ice cream or something for the kids. We are trying to get the kids together early so they might meet some friends to play with at the Rallys. Paint and Sip FMCA ENERGIZED would like to invite all attendees 21 years and older to its inaugural Paint ‘n Sip. Join us Thursday, August 4, at 1:00 p.m. in the Massachusetts Room above the Storrowton Tavern in the Village. You bring the enthusiasm . . . we provide the rest! If you’ve never done anything like this before, you will be amazed at what you can paint with a little help from your friends. This is a guided painting party where our expert artist will lead the each member of their group to make their own take-home masterpiece. It’s fun! Cost is $30. Come and play with us . . . all attendees, 21 years and older, are invited! A cash bar will also be provided. To register for this event use a credit card or paypal here-à https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SRX7HPCYFDCUQ or call (413) 889-1880. This event takes place on Thursday, August 4, so call right away to reserve your spot. This event is first-come, first-serve until the event is sold out. Sign up early to reserve your spot. 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 rear of the Coliseum (south side). Bring your dog(s) on a leash and join us as we tour the Eastern States Exposition grounds. Stroll among the venues and coaches and maybe meet some of your neighbors. 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. Note: Remember to pick up after your pet(s). This event is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather (rain). Please join the EZ-Text messaging service (see program guide for West Springfield or text “west springfield” to 313131 (393939 for Canada) 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! Discover FMCA ENERGIZED And The Under-60 Task Force If you would like to find out more about FMCA ENERGIZED and the Under-60 Task Force, please take a moment to stop by the Discover FMCA ENERGIZED and the Under-60 Task Force discussion in Seminar 4 on Friday, August 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. FMCA ENERGIZED Performance Polo Shirts (order by July 10th) only $21 each The first order of business for West Springfield is to get our Under 60 Task Force Polo Shirts ordered. We are going with this high performance polo shirt, with the FMCA ENERGIZED Logo on the back, and the Under 60 Task Force artwork on the front (where a pocket would be) in Orange (so we can find each other) Men can determine their required size by using this link or clicking on the picture aboveà http://www.apparelvideos.com/cs/CatalogBrowser?todo=ss&productId=ST660 Women can determine their required size by using this link or clicking on the picture aboveà http://www.apparelvideos.com/cs/CatalogBrowser?todo=ss&productId=LST660 Order your shirts no later than July 10 via email to FMCAUnder60TaskForce@gmail.com cost will be around $21 each. Join the Conversation about the Under 60 Task Force and FMCA ENERGIZED!! We currently communicate via three different methods. We utilize occasional emails (feel free to email the moderator at FMCAUnder60TaskForce@gmail.com). We have a Facebook FMCA FMCAENERGIZED Group page, this is the easiest way to keep informed…join our U60 Task Force Closed Group today! --àhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/fmcau60taskforce/. This is a “closed group” on Facebook which only means anyone can find the group and see who’s in it but only members can see posts. Please request access via the Facebook Group page and join the discussions! In addition to the Group Page on Facebook we also use our forum on the FMCA.com web site. To get to this forum, if you have not already done so, you will first need to create a fmca.com sign-in account to access the FMCA forums. Once you are signed in, you will notice the “Forums” tab near the top of that web page. Click on the Forums tab and then Motorhome Forums from the pull-down list. Once on the Motorhome Forums page you will find the FMCAENERGIZED Task Force Forum under the FMCA section. All this can be accessed by clicking on this link also http://community.fmca.com/forum/118-under-60-task-force/. If you are not on the Task Force and either you or your spouse is under the age of 60, please fill out our Under 60 Task Force form at the Rally Information Center Desk or by contacting Kathy Anderson in the FMCA office (kanderson@fmca.com) or phone 513-474-3622 or 800-543-3622. Remember to feel free to solicit new U60 Task Force members at the Rallys and tell them how to sign up so they can come to the U60 events at West Springfield. Task Force Membership is available to all FMCA members who have not yet turned 60. Once on the Task Force, membership continues until your 65th birthday. Join us and Let’s Play!! Jeff Walukonis FMCA Under-Sixty Task Force/FMCA ENERGIZED Chairman FMCAUnder60TaskForce@Gmail.com
  4. Maine Wheels October 2013 Rally

    In early September, we got a "Welcome to FMCA" letter from the Maine Wheels chapter, inviting us to join the chapter and to attend their rallies. They meet once a month,from May through October. We had another commitment on the weekend of the September meet, so we decided to join and attend the October rally. The Maine Wheels met at the Pumpkin Patch RV Resort in Hermon, Maine (near Bangor) on October 11-14. We drove there on Friday evening. This is the first time I have set up the motorhome on a campsite after dark. It turned out to be no problem. The staff led me to the site with a golf cart. The site was a pull-through and was almost perfectly level. Our coach has lights in the lower compartments, which were very handy for hooking up. I almost didn't need to use a flashlight. Another first - this place had cable TV at the sites. I had thrown in a piece of coax for just such an occasion. Soon, we had the TV's set up to receive the cable channels. After setting up, we went for a walk and found the Maine Wheels group at the meeting hall. They were very welcoming. They had already put their food away, but got out some cake, ice cream and cider for us. They had a "Yankee Swap" gift exchange, which we watched as we started to get to know people there. Soon, we discovered that the Membership Secretary grew up in the same very small town that I grew up in. We both had the same first school teacher. She knew some of my relatives and I knew some of hers. Because she was a little older, and her immediate family moved away, I didn't know her while growing up. The Maine Wheels had two seating times reserved for breakfast on Saturday morning at the adjoining restaurant. We joined the later group and enjoyed our conversation with a nice family from Moncton, New Brunswick, who are members of the Perfect Circle chapter. I think there were 2 or 3 coaches attending from Perfect Circle. After breakfast, several of us carpooled to a Civil War museum in Bangor, where we had a very nice guided tour. We learned a lot about the sorry state of the medical care that the wounded soldiers received. If you were shot, and still had a bullet in you, your chances were far better if you left it there. Surgery almost always resulted in infections, which were too often fatal. We decided to rest on Saturday afternoon, rather than partake in the group activity. However, Grandma prepared a batch of chili, which we brought to the pot luck supper. After the supper, Maine Weels had a business meeting, during which they finished settling the details of the 2014 schedule. The Maine Wheels had a breakfast on Sunday morning, which we skipped because we entertained a guest for breakfast in our coach. One of my old friends, who was also a college roommate, lives in Bangor. The time that fit his schedule for a visit was Sunday morning. We did manage to say goodbye to a few of our new friends before we left for home on Sunday. We may not make all of the Maine Wheels events next year, but we'll take in some of them. They are a good group of folks. If you, like us, are not sure you care to attend the big FMCA rallies, you might give a local chapter a try. Maine Wheels is quite low-key. It's just a bunch of folks who enjoy their motorhomes, and enjoy getting together.
  5. I am still trying to put recent events in perspective. We attended a rally in Prattville, Alabama, recently. The rally was sponsored by Monaco RV, a subsidiary of Navistar. The focus of the rally was the Navistar/Monaco LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) Tournament at Capitol Hill in Prattville. We arrived on Wednesday, the 6th of October and set up "camp" with our friends Bill and Laura. Over 100 motor homes were parked at the entrance to the golf course during the event. Thursday morning we caught the shuttle to the course, walking distance from our coaches, but if you are going to walk a golf course, saving a few steps really helps. As we waited for the shuttle a volunteer visited with us asking us questions and we in turn asked him questions. It turns out they were still in need of volunteers. So, being spontaneous, we volunteered to help with the tournament. Twenty minutes later, we, Louise and I, were standing on the 9th green with our signs to silence the audience. Our friend, Bill, was on the 7th tee. We were marshals for the duration of the tournament. Soon the first of the ladies were hitting onto the green. As a rank amateur at golf, I was amazed to see the balls clustered around the flag. These ladies definitely were expert golfers. By noon I was pulled off the 9th green and sent to the twelfth tee. I had a chance to see the ladies hit their tee shots. Being the sole marshal on the tee box gave me a chance to talk with the ladies, occasionally. My day ended when the last of the players had cleared the 12th tee. Louise on the 9th green was still working. There were two starting flights that would conclude at the 9th and 18th tees about the same time. Louise got an early release from her position, as the supervisor took over sole responsibility for the green for the last few groups of the day. The next morning, Friday, started at 6:30 a.m. I got to watch the last group from the previous day putt out on the 9th green before we started the next round of the tournament. Today I would be on the 9th tee. All day, through the entire group of 160 ladies, I watched them tee off. The leader in the tournament was 7 strokes under par after the first day. Today, she would add an additional 5 strokes to finish at 12 under par after 36 holes. I would leave the 9th tee at 6:30 p.m. Louise had spent the day with a friend. She made up a plate of food for me from the buffet at the rally. After two days, the number of golfers is cut in half. To make the cut in this tournament, ladies had to be two under par! Those who were one under or at par or above were sent home! So now the field was smaller. Our day would be shorter. On Saturday we started at 8:00 a.m. and finished about 3:00 p.m. Louise took over the 9th tee while I was a spotter on the 9th hole. Stationed on a knoll overlooking the bend in the dog leg ninth hole, I was responsible for watching the drives off the tee to see where they landed. If any balls went astray, I would help to find them. With 76 of the best players on the tee, not one went astray. Louise helped by signaling the direction of each ball as it left the tee. As the day ended Saturday, the leader was 17 under par. Before the end of her round she was 20 under par but had several bogeys in the last three holes. Was this an indication of the direction the final day of the tournament would take? The leader was now tied for first place with another lady also at 17 under par. We enjoyed a thank-you dinner for all volunteers and headed home to our motor home, ready for a good night's rest. Sunday morning arrived and we were again on the job at 8:00 a.m. Today I would be on the 9th green, while Louise staffed the 9th tee. In groups of two, the ladies put their approach shots onto the green and then putted out. There were excellent shots onto the green and the occasional stray shot. The leaders were in the final groups and the excitement and crowds built with each passing group. The leader came to the green. After going -7, -5 and -5 in previous days, she now was even par after eight holes. Her approach shot put her quite a distance from the cup. A long putt put her closer but here was still a 7-foot putt to be made to par the hole -- it missed by just a few inches. One more hit and she was in the hole but 1 over par for the day! She finished the day at 17 under par, the same as she started the day. One lady was 18 under par and the winner finished at 19 under par after making a birdie on the 17 hole. Katherine Hull from Australia would claim the $193,xxx prize for first place and we were there to see it all. By the end of the tournament we were completely exhausted. We never dreamed we would be able to watch the tournament from such an intimate viewpoint. This was a bucket list experience that we didn't even imagine we could do! We had watched the best women golfers in the world play golf. There were ladies from five continents in the tournament. If you love golf and have a chance to visit an LPGA tournament, go, you won't be disappointed.